Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: A Mutiny In Time (Infinity Ring #1)

Book: A Mutiny In Time (Infinity Ring #1)
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Adventure, Time Travel (Middle Grade) 
Rating: 5/5
Page Count: 192 (Hardcover)
Favorite Character: I really like both of the main characters in this book, Dak and Sera. But apart from them I also really enjoy Gloria, who is not in this book very long
Release Date: August 28th, 2012 (Scholastic)

Plot: (From Goodreads)

Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here! History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!

When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel -- a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!

I first heard about this at BEA, which is where I got my hands on a copy, and it sounded amazing. And it definitely lived up to what I thought it was going to be. I was surprised, really, by how much i enjoyed this book. And I'm so excited to see where the rest of the story goes.

But this is an original plot and the writing was fantastic, the description of some places making me feel like I was there, and I was glad I was able to read this one a little early so I could try and spread the word about this series because I think it's going to be a fantastic one.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Well, WAIT NO LONGER. I should probably explain myself better then that, huh? Well, I was pining for this book, Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear, and then I started talking to the author and I ended up with a copy (signed!) at BEA. And while my crazy life hasn't allowed me to read it yet, which is why I am still waiting for it, you can read it now! It officially comes out today.

And I would totally be doing more to help promote it today, if I could. The problem is that starting at 9am, I will be in the airport and then flying to Chicago, for LeakyCon. Which is awesome, of course, I do love me some LeakyCon, but because of it I've been stressing out which means less reading and then less blogging. Also, I've just been in a huge reading slump.

Anyway, Innocent Darkness is what we're here to talk about, my friends, so let's do that.

Goodreads summary:

Wish. Love. Desire. Live.

Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock's hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer's eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.

Doesn't that sound just so very good? I can't wait! Maybe I can read it on the plane. Anyway, and here is the cover, which is completely gorgeous and drool worthy!

If you want to possibly be entered for a chance to win some prizes, there's an online release party going on here and you can RSVP for a chance to win some cooltastic prizes.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August TBR

So I did this last month, a little late, and this month I'm doing it again and I'm going to split it into 3 parts, because I want it to be all organized and stuff.

This is what I want to read this month, first we have the 'for fun' reads, the ones I just want to read because they are there:
Social and Cultural Anthropology by John Monaghan and Peter Just
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Book club(s):
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Sword and Laser)
Master of None by Sonya Bateman (VFH)
Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (VFH)

For Review:
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
AngelFall by Susan Ee
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
False Memory by Dan Krokos

And I'm really hoping to read MORE then this, even though this is quite a bit. Though, I did read 12 books last month, maybe I can keep up with myself and read about that this month. Though, I do leave for Chicago for LeakyCon in 6 days, so maybe not. But I can try!

If you have any questions about the books I'm planning to read or the book clubs I'm part of please feel free to leave a comment with it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Wrap-Up

And once again it's been longer then I intended in between posting, well, posts. However, it's the end of the month so it's now time to tell you what I've read this month. Warning: it was a lot, much more then I normally do. I hope I can keep it up, at least a little.

And last month I added little reviews, but since I've done WWW Wednesdays (6) (7) and if I've posted a review that will be linked, too. I've already said most of what I wanted to say and both and I'd just be repeating myself here.

All of the books from July:

God Save the Queen (The Immortal Empire #1) by Kate Locke
(review) 5/5

Grim by Anna Waggener
(review) 4/5

Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses #1) by Eloisa James 3/5
Note: No review and I don't think I'll be doing a written review unless you would like me to, when I finish the series, I'll probably end up doing a series review

The Iron Duke (Iron Seas #1) by Meljean Brook
(review) 3/5

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas #2) by Meljean Brook
(review) 4/5

Kushiel's Dart (Ph├Ędre Trilogy #1) by Jacqueline Carey (5/5)

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love by Numbers #1) by Sarah MacLean
Note: Probably no review of this one, either, unless anyone would like me to, just leave a note in the comments (that goes fo any of these books)

Life, the Universe, and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide #3) by Douglas Adams (5/5)

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunters #1) by Nalini Singh (4/5)

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan (5/5)
I don't have a review of this up right now, but I'm hoping to post one.

An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses #2) by Eloisa James (4/5)

Monument 14 by Emmy laybourne (2.5/5)
I'm not planning to post a review of this one, just because I don't really have anything to say.

And here we go with my August TBR, the first time I've actually consciously planned this one. I didn't quite read everything I wanted to read in July, even though I did read a lot so I'm not exactly upset about it. I've been thinking about doing themed months, but also reading other things in between. If you have a wrap-up/TBR then please link me in the comments, I'd love to see it (video and blog posts are both awesome).