Waiting on Wednesday #14

I'm not crazy about this cover but the idea of this story sounds really cool. Fantasy is my favorite genre at the moment but since I've been in a reading clump, nothing is interesting me. Maybe this book will be the book that finally does it for me. The rest of it sounds pretty decent, though, so we'll see.

Summary: A healer who cannot be healed . . .

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

A soldier shattered by war . . .

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

Thrust together on a high-stakes mis…

11 Book Series I Would Like to Start Soon

Last week, I talked about the book series that I would like to reread soon. But today, I'm going to talk about the series that I have been meaning to start for the longest but for one reason or another, it just didn't happen.

11.) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: I love this cover but that's not the only reason that I wanted to read this book. I heard that the female friendship in this book is very strong and sadly, most of the young adult books that I read lack good friendships.

10.) Court of Fives by Kate Elliot: This has been on my TBR for too long and I think it's about time that I start it. I can just tell that this book is going to be one of the most amazing books that I read. It sounds like it's going to explore social class and that's the part I'm going to love.

9.) Falling Kingdoms by Megan Rhodes: I initially wanted to read this book because I was hearing hype surrounding it. Now that I have actually read the summary of it, I'm excited to read it. I …

Waiting of Wednesday #13

Hello everyone! Today I have yet another book that I'm excited to read. The Speaker is the sequel to the The Reader which I enjoyed for the most part. I love the purple on this cover and I'm excited most to get back into world of pirates. Also I can't wait to meet my book boyfriend, Archer, again. He was probably the best part of the book even though he barely said anything.

Summary: Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes. But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a crew of impressors in the wilderness, Archer finally finds a way to combat his nightmares: by hunting impressors and freeing the boys they hold captive.

With Sefia’s help, Archer travels across the kingdom of Deliene rescuing boy…

9 Series I Want to Reread Soon

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about the books that I loved so much that I want to reread them. My memories of each of these books make me want to be back into the series for one reason or another.

9.) The Legend series by Marie Lu: This series was all around amazing to me and I remember all of the feels I had when I read it! I just want to experience those feelings and fall in love with the characters again.

8.) The Angelfall series by Susan Ee: I remember when I first read this book series and I was introduced to cannibalism. When I read that, I was just like what? But I loved the characters so much in this series and the one part that always gets stuck in my head is when the main character, Penryn, is sleeping next to Ralph and she's just so awkward and curious. It was the funniest part of the entire series for me. That alone makes me want to reread the series.

7.) The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken: I technically haven't finished the series yet but it has be…

Waiting on Wednesday #12

Purple isn't my favorite color but I love the purple on this cover and basically everything else about this cover. I have been wanting an African based fantasy with royals forever and it is finally here! That alone makes me excited to read this book and the fact that the summary of the book sounds like it's full of action makes me adore it all the more! If you haven't already added this to your TBR piles, do it like now!

Summary: In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.


Fall Quarter Goals

Hello everyone! Before I begin, can I say that this picture to the side is how Fall should be. It shouldn't have temperatures in the 90's. But that's Illinois weather. Anyway, it's already time for a new set of quarterly goals. I have to say I'm pretty happy that I completed 6.5 out of 17. For most of the goals that I didn't complete, it was because I either couldn't complete them or because I had no desire to do them.

For my writing goals, I completed 1 out of 3, which isn't that great but I'm king of happy with it. I wrote 25,543 words in my manuscript. I was almost there but I was in such a writing slump with this story. Even though it is complete crap, I'm proud of that crap. This was the first time that I have written this many words in a first draft of any manuscript. I usually write the first draft in a notebook or something. I thought I'd try something different this time since I don't usually type the full draft onto the compu…

Waiting on Wednesday #11

I haven't heard anyone else talking about this book but I'm excited to start it. At first I was hesitant to read it because it sounds like another version of Shatter Me and that is a book I just won't even talk about. What made me want to read this book, however, is that fact that the author commented under the book on Goodreads and told readers what this book has done for her and what she hopes it will accomplish for her readers. I found it very touching and because of all of the things that she said in her post, I wanted to support her. I hate that this sounds like a pity post but I want to be honest about why I want to read this book. Besides, this book sounds like it's going to be better than Shatter Me.

Summary: A banished princess. A deadly curse. A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with build…