• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Before anything else, let me greet my beautiful country a Happy Independence Day! :)
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Stray by Monica Hesse and Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards. Both amazing books. Review soon.
Taken by Erin Bowman
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.
Of Beast and Beauty
by Stacey Jay
Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by Delacorte Press
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...
In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.
Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.
As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.
I'd love to see how this version of Stacey Jay of Beauty and the Beast will turn out. Even if it sounds like a vampire novel.
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Tomorrow's the start of my senior year in college. I'll be busier from then on but I hope I could still have time to enjoy reading my books. Do you think I have cool books for this week? Lemme see yours below! :)
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* Don't forget to check out the blog events! *
- 2 winners of book of choice. Ends June 18th. Open INT.
- 2 winners of HarperCollins YA title. Ends June 20th. Open INT.
- 3 winners of Lunar Chronicles-inspired swag pack. Ends June 21st. Open INT.
- 5 winners of Simon Pulse title. Ends June 22nd. Open to US only.
On The Blog
M: Music Monday (6): Paramore! * Cover Reveal + Giveaway: A French Star in New York by Anna Adams * Book Feature + Interview: Yellow Socks and Blood Spots by Bailey J. Thompson
W: WWW Wednesday (37) / Waiting on Wednesday (38): Of Beast and Beauty
Th: Book Review: ACID by Emma Pass
F: Feature and Follow #23
Sat: What's Cool? The Escapist.
Sun: Book Review: Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards