Monday, August 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Title: The Wrath and the Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Series? Yes, a duology
Pages: My edition has 432 pages
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Speak (under Penguin Books)
Source: I bought this book at one of my local bookstores!
One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid's life as retribution for the many lives he's stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Title: The Diabolic
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Series? Yes, a trilogy
Pages: 403
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: I got a physical ARC of The Diabolic by being a part of a teen advisory board for a local bookstore!
Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator's daughter, Sidonia. There's no one Nemesis wouldn't kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy's most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she's been told she doesn't have - humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings! No. 11

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. They are hosted by Freda's Voice and Rose City Reader, respectively!

The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.

Book Beginnings
This is the first line in Unearthed, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner! I was magically approved for a galley of this, and hope to start reading it in a week or two! The beginning really draws me in, and I wanted to keep reading when I did the quote for today. :)

BOOK REVIEW | Recreated by Colleen Houck

Title: Recreated
Author: Colleen Houck
Series? Yes, the second book in the Reawakened trilogy
Pages: 416
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: I checked out Recreated through my local library!
From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #41

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

My pick for this week Fireblood by Elly Blake!
In this action-packed sequel to Frostblood, the future of Ruby's world and a court ruled by the love of her life depends on the uncovered secrets of her past..

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby's powers and past....

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax--which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Footnotes Link Up!

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I am participating in a new link up created by Ahsley G at [oddly novel title] and Emily at Ink, Inc. Basically every month they give out a different prompt and we share a quote fitting it! This is the first month it's starting, and I really like the idea of it! 

If you want to know more, you can go here for Ahsley's post and here for Emily's!  

So this month's prompt is: a quote from an author. 

Immediately I went to my goodread's quote page and see which ones I liked this best. I also discovered a new quote that I quite like, so yay! I have three quotes to share (sorry, I couldn't help myself) so let's get cracking! 

Okay, starting off with the first (and longest!) quote from We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han! 
I this quote so much. Jenny Han's Summer trilogy is one of my favorites, and this quote really explains why. This quote is just so real. Jenny Han really encapsulates the feeling you get when you know something is over, and you don't want it to be. This series is very near and dear to my heart, and if you haven't read it, I implore you to do so! 

This is a quote from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I just love the book! It's so sweet and endearing, Rishi especially! I absolutely love this quote from When Dimple Met Rishi! Like We'll Always Have Summer, I urge you to read When Dimple Met Rishi. It's timely, diverse, and like a warm hug. 

And finally, this quote by Bernard M. Baruch! He's had several published works according to goodreads, but Bernarnd Baruch is more known for being an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant, according to Wikipedia. Whatever profession he had, I love this piece of advise. It's so hard to be yourself sometimes, and I think this quote is good to keep in mind!

So, that's it for this month's footnotes! I look forward to doing this again in September!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Make Me Read It Readathon // How Did I Do??

Hi everyone and welcome back (or to!!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be talking about how I did in the Make Me Read It Readathon. The readathon was from the 6th to the 13th of August, and I had tons of fun!

If you want to know more about the readathon, the rules, etc. then check out my original post here! The readathon is hosted by Ely @ Tea and Tiles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley! This was my second year participating, and I was pretty successful!

First, let's talk about the results of the poll! Here are the order of the books from most voted to least voted: