Month: March 2016

2016 Challenge Updates [March]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Stephanie in Challenge, Update / 0 Comments

challenge updateEach month I will give an update on how the reading challenges are going for me. I feel like if I do a monthly recap on the challenges, it will help me succeed in accomplishing the challenges I put out for myself! 🙂

2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I’ve read 5 books so far this month towards this challenge:
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Never Never Part One by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Never Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Never Never Part Three by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Landing me at 12/100 books. I’m still behind, but I am slowly catching back up. And now that my wedding is so close, I won’t be so busy anymore and I can finally get back in the swing of reading and writing up my reviews! 🙂

2016 Steampunk Reading Challenge

I read 1 book for this challenge this month:
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
Landing me at 2/15 books for this challenge! Still behind but I will catch up! 🙂

2016 YA Mystery Reading Challenge

This month I read a total of 3 books towards this challenge:
Never Never Part One || Part Two || Part Three by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.
Landing me at 4/15 books, which actually makes me on schedule! 🙂

2016 TBR Pile Challenge

This month I read 4 books for this challenge:
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Never Never Part One by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Never Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Landing me at 6/41 books. I’m a little behind in this challenge, but I have no doubts that I will read AT LEAST 41 books that were published before 2016!

 2016 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge

I have read 1 book toward this challenge this month:
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Landing me at 4/20 books for this challenge. I will catch up on this challenge as well!

2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

 This month I read 3 books towards this challenge:

Landing me at 5/16 books for this challenge!

2016 Prequel & Sequel Reading Challenge

Total points earned (so far): 9

Stephanie
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WoW [61]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Sophia Lin in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about
spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly.

This week I’m
waiting patiently eagerly for…

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Title: The Blood of the Hydra

Author: Michelle Madow

Series: Elementals #2

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Published By: Dreamscape Publishing

Coming out on April 18, 2015

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synopsis

A demigod who can kill with a touch. It’s an ability that must be kept secret from everyone, even from those trusted most.

Finding out that her new school had her in a special homeroom for witches was strange enough, but now Nicole must face the realization that she has the rare power to kill with just a touch. It’s a secret she needs to keep not only from the Head Elders, but from the super-sexy witch Blake, who she’s had undeniable chemistry with even before he broke up with his long-term girlfriend, the vengeful witch Danielle.

Now Nicole and the four others gifted with powers over the elements, including Blake and Danielle, must stop a series of monsters that they previously believed to be dead from rising once again and destroying the mortal world. Three magical items are needed, including the blood of the slain hydra – ingredients that they must journey to the dangerous, mystical islands in Greece to retrieve.

The monsters they face on this journey will be more threatening than anything they’ve encountered yet. But with the fate of the world on their shoulders, it’s up to the Elementals to return home victorious. Will they find the ingredients they need? Can Nicole and her friends pull off this mission while the tension between her, Blake, and Danielle threatens to ruin everything? And how long will it be until Nicole is forced to use her ability to kill in front of everyone, revealing the true darkness of her powers?

Find out in The Blood of the Hydra, and join the Elementals on their next journey in their quest to save the world – or die trying.

I recently read The Prophecy of Shadows, and while I’m not a hugeee fan of the series, Elementals definitely shows promise (primarily because it’s a little different from other mythology books involving demigods)! I honestly can’t wait to see what the five Elementals will be up to in their next adventure. 🙂

Let’s talk about it. 

Were you lucky enough to get an early copy of The Blood of the Hydra? What’s your Waiting on Wednesday? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
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Top Ten Tuesday [83]

Top Ten Tuesday [83]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Stephanie in Meme / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Of My Most Recent 4.5 to 5 Star Reads: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare Never Never Part One || Part Two || Part Three by […]

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Clockwork Prince [Review]

Clockwork Prince [Review]

Posted March 26, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

My Thoughts I am really loving The Infernal Devices more than I loved The Mortal Instruments (and yes, I know I still have to read the last 3 books in The Mortal Instruments and I will soon because I really want to read Lady Midnight!) But, goodness, I am in love with The Infernal Devices. […]

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Spring Break TBR!

Spring Break TBR!

Posted March 25, 2016 by Lizzie in Discussion / 0 Comments

Hello, Darlings! So, I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously ready for my Spring Break. After two weeks of midterms and life being hectic, I am counting down the days until I am free from the confines of education! Normally, I spend my breaks catching up on life: laundry, clean my room, hang out with […]

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Steampunk Link Up

Steampunk Link Up

Posted March 25, 2016 by Stephanie in Challenge, Giveaway, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

How did all of you do this month? Katrina and I hope you did well! This Month I Read   Read Along With Us At the end of April, we will be having a post for discussions all about… If you participate in the Read Along and Discussion you get an extra entry for the […]

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Never Never – Part 3 [Mini Review]

Never Never – Part 3 [Mini Review]

Posted March 24, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts Holy CRAP! That is definitely not what I was expecting as the ending. But I am totally okay with it! I am so glad that the mystery is solved as to why Silas and Charlie kept forgetting things. And it was SO AWESOME seeing them fall back in love with each other! That […]

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Never Never – Part 2 [Mini Review]

Never Never – Part 2 [Mini Review]

Posted March 24, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

My Thoughts Okay so, obviously this is taking place right after Part One ended. And as many questions as this installment answered, it brought up even more questions. I really loved getting to see Silas and Charlie learn about themselves even more. This was a great installment to this series and as soon as it […]

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Book Blitz: Furious

Book Blitz: Furious

Posted March 23, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Spotlight / 0 Comments

About the Author T.R. Ragan (Theresa Ragan) is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Her exciting Lizzy Gardner series: Abducted, Dead Weight, A Dark Mind, Obsessed, Almost Dead, and Evil Never Dies, has received tremendous praise. In August 2015 Evil Never Dies hit #7 on the Wall Street Journal Bestselling List. Since […]

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