Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WoW #223: If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


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If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaIf I'm Being Honest
by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
April 23, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Mean Girls meets The Taming of the Shrew in this romantic follow-up to Always Never Yours

High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labeled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.


I really enjoyed this duo's first book, Always Never Yours! Looking forward to seeing what new thing they bring.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi


A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
October 16, 2018
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #210


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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.


I haven't gotten any physical bookmail lately but I have gotten some eARCs/ebooks :)

My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina LaurenArrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
The Duchess Deal by Tessa DareThe Governess Game by Tessa Dare
War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell Pestilence by Laura ThalassaTwisted Fate by Jessi Elliott
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Review: War of the Wilted (Garden of Thorns #2) by Amber Mitchell


*This review contains a spoiler for the first book.
 
War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell
War of the Wilted
(Garden of Thorns #2)
by Amber Mitchell
October 1, 2018
395 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Like flowers denied water, people are wilting under the emperor's tyranny.

Rose will not rest until the Gardener is dead. But there are bigger battles to fight, and Rayce—leader of the rebellion and the only man Rose has ever loved—believes their best chance at winning the war is to join forces with her sworn enemy.

Saving innocent people is more important than her quest for revenge. But their new ally can’t be trusted—and he knows her darkest secret. One betrayal could leave the war and Rayce’s life hanging in the balance, and Rose will need to make the ultimate sacrifice to save them all.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WoW #222: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad


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The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza AzadThe Candle and the Flame
by Nafiza Azad
May 14, 2019
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population -- except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

 
Nafiza is a local author/blogger and I'm so excited to see her book published! AHH!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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