Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

WoW [119]

Posted December 6, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [119]The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser
Published by Feiwel & Friends on January 2nd 2018
Pages: 368
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A Jane Austen-inspired YA tale about a sixteen-year-old girl who finds a magical book—and discovers that anything she writes inside it comes true.

Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon.

As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true.

But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they'll stop at nothing to succeed.

A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

My Thoughts

This book sounds so cool! And I love that it is a Jane Austen inspired YA story! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this!!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Stephanie
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer [Review]

Posted January 5, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 3 Comments

Heartless by Marissa Meyer [Review]Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 8th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 449
Source: Purchased
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five-stars
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Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.
Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

My Thoughts

Oh my goodness fellow book nerds! THIS BOOK was everything and more. If you’re a fellow Alice in Wonderland freak as the rest of us, Meyer’s contribution to the canon world is fantastic. As per usual, with books I love this will be short and sweet – so let’s dive in!

I think the most incredible part about this novel was how well Meyer was able to capture the completely necessary whimsy that the original Alice in Wonderland has. Cath is obsessed with baking, Cheshire is just as surly as he was before, the Jester (Jest for short, and ladies: prepare thine hearts for some serious swooning), Hatter, the King of Hearts, the white rabbit, I could literally go on and on. No opportunity was missed or glanced over, the entire story – setting, plot, characters, mood, tone, themes – could practically have been written by Lewis Carroll himself. I was floored by how good this retelling was. I sat in my car listening for a few hours just so I could finish because it was THAT good.

Second hand to the novel as a whole, the plot was amazing. I had no idea where exactly Meyer was going to take us and she did a phenomenal job of keeping an old world fresh. My only bone (and it’s a small one) to pick with the novel could be a small amount of predictability. There is a riddle that plays as the main focus of the plot back and forth and I found it incredible easy to decipher. Regardless! Even with having a general idea of what was going to be the main conflict, I enjoyed the entire thing. There are areas of Wonderland that, at least for me, I hadn’t ever spent much time exploring and even just the “day-to-day” scenes were so fun to read that I was seriously disappointed when each chapter ended and kept the plot moving.

If you can’t already tell, this pick gets a serious two thumbs up from me! Super fun, so whimsy, and literally the most perfect swoon worthy wild ride. If you have this sitting on your shelf and you’ve been putting it off – pick it up! Worth all the hype and more. Also, I listened to the audio book and the narrator does an awesome job at giving each character their own voice. Half the fun was listening to the white rabbit speak or the King stutter over words. So my dear book nerds, read/listen – now!

 

five-stars
Lizzie
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Cress [Review]

Cress [Review]

Posted February 13, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore. When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying […]

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Cinder [Review]

Cinder [Review]

Posted April 17, 2013 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

First Lines: “The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another.” My Thoughts: I loved this book! So much! I didn’t think I was going to […]

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