Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

This week's topic is Winter TBR - so I'll be highlighting books from January to March. 


The Portal (Tangled In Time #1)The Mystery of Black Hollow LaneA Good Kind of TroubleThe North Star (The Gemini Mysteries #1)Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1)
The Moon WithinGame of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)Lizzy LegendDragon PearlBest Babysitters Ever
The Lost Girl

Small Town HeartsInternmentNight MusicSherwoodOpposite of Always
Field Notes on LoveThe Everlasting Rose (The Belles, #2)Once & Future (Once & Future, #1)An Affair of PoisonsMatch Me If You Can
The Girl KingYou Won't See Me Coming (The Black Angel Chronicles #3)When You Read ThisBlack Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in AmericaThe Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
96 Words for LoveSpinA Curse So Dark and LonelyThe Love & Lies of Rukhsana AliDeath Prefers Blondes
Fame, Fate, and the First KissCourting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, #1)On the Come Up

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen #24)The Cliff HouseCalifornia GirlsPlaying for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay, #7)Suddenly Mine (Montgomery Brothers, #8)
Lady Derring Takes a Lover (The Palace of Rogues #1)Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels #5)Three Little Words (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #3)Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, #3)I Owe You One
The Big Kahuna (Fox and O'Hare #6)The Perfect Assassin (The Chronicles of Ghadid #1)The Deepest Blue (The Queens of Renthia #4)The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1)
Crashing the A-ListDon't You Forget About Me99 Percent MineThe Matchmaker's List

Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: Misfits

Misfits (Royal Academy Rebels #1)
* First in a new spin-off series *
Devin never really fit in - and she's not interested in attending Royal Academy. But she doesn't have a choice. Devin can talk to animals and she wants to work with them instead of learning how to dance, finding herself a prince, or learn how to become a damsel in distress.

In fact, she's so far from the damsel in distress, she helped saved the day from harpies, but managed to make the headmistress angry. She received her first strike against her.

A lady is supposed to wait for a prince to save her, not save herself and others. Devin believes there's something seriously wrong at the Royal Academy.

Tests are happening, but they don't feel like tests. Devin finds herself in the middle of a fight she doesn't understand and can't win.
My Thoughts: I loved Devin - for her feminist ways, for her ability to save herself and others. I admired her strength and determination - even in a world that didn't make sense for her. I loved her ways with animals and how she befriended and helped them. I liked the moments with her roommates - from their horror at her priorities to how they stood with her. I loved her fashion sense - pockets and pants. Of course there are mentions of other fairy tales. I can't wait to see where this story goes next.

Cover Thoughts: Adorable
Source: ARC from BEA
Library Recommendation: Grab this series for your school and public library!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Songs Book Tag

Chosen from the books I've read this year:
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Now I want to go to Paris too!
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
Stunning Art Work and great feminist read!
4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance AnthologyA Royal Christmas: Featuring Waiting for a Duke Like You and A Prince in Her Stocking
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Christmas romances: particularly from Jill Shalvis, Sarah Morgan, and Debbie Macomber
7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy.
The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
There's one more book coming in this series - and I couldn't be happier
8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
9. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
So many, but here's a few:
Protect the PrinceWaiting for Tom HanksAru Shah and the Song of Death (Pandava Quartet, #2)Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #2)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

On Your Radar (19)

Title: Just for Clicks

Author:  Kara McDowell

Publisher:  Amberjack

Just For ClicksPublication Date: February 19, 2019

Why it Should be on Your Radar:

* Influencers
* Sisters
* Secrets
* Romance
* Mommy Blogger
* Fashion
* Reluctant Social Media Star
* Trust
* Debut Novel

* I reviewed this book for VOYA