Waiting on Wednesday #10

This week’s feature I think is the most anticipated book I’ve seen. A lot of book lovers are definitely waiting for this one. When I’ve looked through Google with updates, all I’ve seen were blogs with Waiting on Wednesday as title. Like seriously? Well, count me in. I can’t even explain how excited I am. Ha! Ha! The book cover. The blurb. The Author. I. Need. This. 😊

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

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Teaser Tuesday #5

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

by Michelle Hodkin

“The redneck’s skull caved in, leaving a gaping, pulpy hole in the side of his head. A thick cloud of flies clogging his mouth. Blood staining the sandy dirt by the lumber pile in a wide, darkening pool around his body. He deserved to die”

“The dimple in Jamie’s cheek deepened.

“Let me guess. A certain unkempt bastard with a panty-dropping smile?””

You could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


Nyze

Currently Reading #11

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong.

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I’ve started reading this Saturday I think and I’m already on chapter 19. So far, I’ve been having nightmares too. I find it funny. I’m a freak. Ha! Ha! My imagination is infinite. The very reason I’m not into scary reads and the like. I’m not saying this is so scary, but there were pages that kicked my imagination into overdrive. I’ll save those thoughts for the book review though.

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Book Review: Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

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To be honest, I can barely recall how the original book goes so I plunged on this a little blind. A little because I’ve read the prequel and it’s so good. The next good thing was, I didn’t feel lost somewhere since the story spun around an incredibly different twisted Oz. Far from what I have really imagined, which is amazing. When I first read about this book, I’m a little scared for Danielle. For what I perceived, fairytale adaptation or retelling can either make or break a writer. I can easily say that this book actually made her. I love this so much.

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Book Recommendation: All Four Stars

I have always been a fan of Children’s and Middle Grade books and when I saw this on my recommendation list? I fell in love instantaneously. It’s like finally getting the pet that you have been wishing for your entire life. Yet I don’t have my copy yet. I’m weird like that.

Gladys Gatsby has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, only her fast-food-loving parents have no idea! Now she’s eleven, and after a crème brûlée accident (just a small fire), Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). She’s devastated but soon finds just the right opportunity to pay her parents back when she’s mistakenly contacted to write a restaurant review for one of the largest newspapers in the world.

But in order to meet her deadline and keep her dream job, Gladys must cook her way into the heart of her sixth-grade archenemy and sneak into New York City—all while keeping her identity a secret! Easy as pie, right?

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Waiting on Wednesday #9

Here’s another series on debut that I’m eagerly waiting for. I’m not so certain if this is Lori’s first series though, but I really think that this is going to be an interesting read so I’m pretty excited.


In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

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Teaser Tuesday #4

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die

“I’d tried to ask Indigo what she’d meant, but her eyes had gone from blue to black and she’d threatened to punch me in the face if I came one step closer or asked her another goddamn question”

“Salvation Amy’s trailer trash.

That means she doesn’t have any money and all her clothes are dirty. You shouldn’t go to her birthday party or you will be dirty too.”

You could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


Nyze

Currently Reading #10

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1)

Dorothy Must Die

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

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I can’t put into words how excited I am in reading this book as I’ve just finished its prequel. The prequel left so much to figure out and I love it. I love everything about There’s No Place Like Oz. The series excites me more right after I’ve read this book’s rundown. I’m pretty sure that this will be a magical and exciting read. I can’t contain my happiness!

Read so many amazing reviews and honestly, I had a hard time deciding which one to include here. Like you wanted to have them all listed, but it won’t be possible. I’m crazy like that. Ha! Ha!

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Book Review: No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die 0.5)

After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.

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I can say that this is the most perfect prequel I’ve read in my life. I’ve just finished it like couple of minutes ago and I’m so very excited to post this review and move on to Dorothy Must Die. Wow. I’m lost for words. Really. I can’t imagine if this series would have another prequel other than this. Everything is beyond awesome. I love the writing on this book. Simply amazing. Danielle did a really good job. A wonderful way to introduced a new series. Plus it’s a spin to The Wizard of Oz. What else could I ask for? The world building is so vivid, I could almost smell the corn that comes right of the husk already buttered. The famous yellow brick road and of course the stunning Emerald City is depicted graphically, I wish I was there too. The plot is intriguing enough for a reader to love it and to want more. I also love the fact that it is unpredictable and really thrilling. The turns of the events are not what you think they were really. A lot was left for the first book to unfold. I like that.

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Kisses on a Chocolate

I tried searching Google for a word that would define someone who loves desserts when I’ve stumbled upon a page that says:

What do you call a person that loves sweets?

Hey guys… I’m not a native english speaker and I want to know if there is some cute name for a person who loves to eat chocolates, candies and all kinds of sweet stuff… Thanks!

Answers:

  1. Sweetaholic
  2. Sugar-junky
  3. FAT

I literally laugh out loud at the third answer. How could somebody be so cruel? Ha! Ha! Anyway, people could call me anything they want, but that won’t stop me from being a sweet tooth. Here’s something I had this morning. Really made my day! 😃

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