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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cat Thursday #37



Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s) and then link up at the host's site: The True Book Addict. It's all for the love of cats!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #101

 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
 
Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga, #1)
 
Summary:
 
The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 320 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: May 6th 2014 by Disney Press
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I'm not a huge fan of mermaid tales in YA fiction, there are some authors who can pull it off and I have complete faith in Jennifer Donnelly being able to do so. I've read one of Jennifer's author novels (Northern Lights) and thought it was amazing so I can't wait to read this one.
 
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
 
Summary:
 
By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 528 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: April 8th 2014 by Little, Brown & Company
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I finished the second book in this series a couple of weeks ago and I can't wait to see how things go for Karou, Akiva, and what will happen to the worlds as well.
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #35

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
 
• Grab your current read• Open to a random page
• 
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
 
Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1
 
Summary:
 
Each year, the Ushiromiya family gathers at the secluded mansion of its patriarch, the elderly Kinzo. It has been six years since Battler joined his cousins at the annual event, but their happy reunion is overshadowed by worsening weather and an eerie premonition from his youngest cousin-not to mention their parents' feud over the inheritance. Battler doesn't hold much stock in dark omens, nor does he believe the tales of the witch rumored to have given his grandfather a fortune in gold...and who walks the halls of the mansion to this day... But when the eighteen family members and servants are trapped on the island by the raging typhoon, the grisly events that follow leave Battler shaken to his core. Is one of his relatives desperate enough to kill for the family fortune? Or is this the work of the Golden Witch?
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 512 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date: November 20th 2012 by Yen Press
 
My Teaser:
Pg. 303
 
How weird is it that we're getting along like the last six years never happened? And it's just the first day. IT seems like we've been through all kinds of stuff...but it's still only the first night...
 
 

Top Ten Tuesday #55

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
 

Top 10 Books I Just HAD To Buy... But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf:
 
 
The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, #6)Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, #1)Knights of the Black and White (Templar Trilogy, #1)The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)Into the WildernessThe Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)The Memoirs of CleopatraThe Red TentThe Jewel of Medina
 
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #89

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey and is a great way for others to find out what you are planning to read this week and, best of all, see what others are reading.
 
Read Last Week:
 
Fallen WordsSeiho Boys' High School!, Vol. 1Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Volume 1Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 01 (Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, #1)Maximum Ride, Vol. 5 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #5)Maximum Ride, Vol. 6 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #6)Daniel X, Vol. 1 (Daniel X: The Manga, #1)Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1Yu Yu Hakusho (Volume 1: Goodbye, Material World!)Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 1Baby & Me, Volume 1 Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 1 (Rurouni Kenshin, #1)Neon Genesis Evangelion: Proyecto de crianza de Shinji Ikari #15 Centimeters per Second (5 Centimeters per Second, #1-2)Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
 
Currently Reading:
 
X, Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3The Drops of God 1 (The Drops of God, #1-2)Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1
 
Up Next:
 
X-Men: Second ComingBoxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)Codename: Sailor V, Vol. 1I Love Him to Pieces (My Boyfriend Is a Monster, #1)One-Pound Gospel, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition)Rasetsu, Vol. 3Rasetsu, Vol. 2Rasetsu, Vol. 4Rasetsu, Vol. 5All My Darling DaughtersMobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN volume 1: ActivationSeiho Boys' High School!, Vol. 2Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 01 (Dawn of the Arcana, #1)Kobato, Vol. 01 (Kobato, #1)Rasetsu, Vol. 6Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 01Radioactive Man: Radioactive Repository Volume One
 
I read Graphic Novels & Manga really fast so I'll probably throw in a novel or two.