Sunday, May 31, 2015

Book Haul: May

This book haul intimidates me. So I'm warning you right off the bat: this will be an extremely large haul. My local library book sale was open for book buying this month, and since prices there are fabulous and the YA section is not often frequented by others, I decided to go every weekend and buy some books. And then I bought more on Amazon because I have officially gotten the book buying bug that so many book bloggers have. So here's the list (all titles are linked to Goodreads):

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Event: Bout of Books 13

Bout of Books
May is a month of finishing. I, for example, am finishing quite a few things this month, from school to dance classes to a recorder class I'm teaching. But my TBR pile is nowhere near being finished. In fact, due to our local book sale running every weekend in May, my TBR pile has gone from fifty-one books (already a lot) to one hundred and six. Ouch. Truthfully though, I love having all those books waiting for me to pick up. And in order to read as many as possible, I'm participating in Bout of Books 13! Here's the official info:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

[Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead]

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Goodreads Summary:

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

I am a person who likes to read all the books in a series back-to-back (unless some of the books aren’t published yet—then I’m in trouble). If I don’t, I usually end up forgetting what happened in the previous books and having to reread them, which takes up valuable reading time. So naturally, as soon as I finished Cinder (having enjoyed it so much) I had to pick up the next book in the Lunar Chronicles—Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.