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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

What’s your favorite book quote?

Happy we’re closing out this Top Ten Tuesday month with a good one. The prompt today is Favorite Book Quotes (yay!!!). I’m also including two bonus quotes because I love quotes so much.

I hope you enjoy these incredible lines of writing from some of my favorite books of all time!

 

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (review)

 

“The harder the goal, the more important it is.”
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (review)

 

“It’s about choice. A lot of people live their lives by default, walking through the doors in front of them because it seems expedient. That’s one way to have a family. But us? We chose each other…that’s why it feels so scary. Because it is. You’re choosing your family.”
One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London

 

“For the most part, he’d accepted that some people were born to be Extraordinaries, and some people were born to be medicated so they didn’t spin out of control. Fair? Not really, but Nick was learning that his brain could do things that others couldn’t. In a way, he had his own superpower, even if it was called a disorder.”
The Extraordinaires by TJ Klune (review)

 

“When my thoughts spiraled, I was in the spiral, and of it. And I wanted to tell him that the idea of being in a feeling gave language to something I couldn’t describe before, created a form for it, but I couldn’t figure out how to say any of that out loud.”
Turtles All the Way Down by John Grenn (review)

 

“Diversity doesn’t weaken us — it binds us together.”
Black Moon by Romina Russell (review)

 

“But honor cannot be given. It is something that you find within yourself.”
Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller (review)

 

“What you are has no bearing on who you become…It is never too late to chase the better version of yourself.”
The Damned by Renée Ahdieh (review)

 

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.”
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (review)

 

“…I’m sorry I made an oath. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do. And I’m sorry that I can’t break it. But you have to believe me that it’s always been you. I promise. I promise.” His voice cracked and my hands shook. “I promise, because when I look upon these stars, there is nothing I wish for more than you.”
The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune (review)


* * * BONUS QUOTES * * *

“I wanted people to see me, to like me for who I was and what I had to offer. I wanted to use my talent to transform people’s lives and how they saw the world.”
– From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon (review)

 

“But even though I draw the same things over and over again, I never get bored with my art. When I’m drawing, that’s all I think about. I don’t think about where I am, about yesterday or tomorrow. I just move my crayons across the paper. Humans don’t always seem to recognize what I’ve drawn…That’s all right. I’m not drawing for them. I’m drawing for me.”
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Illustrated by Patricia Castelao (review)

 

“I’m Hinata Shouyou from the concrete.”
Haikyuu!! (Vol. 9) by Haruichi Furudate

 

“I waved back just as hard, because when a half-giant expends that much energy in a greeting, it means you are loved.”
A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune (review)


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Stacking the Shelves – 8/28/20

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

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T.G.I.F. Bookworms!!!

I founded a few more good books to add to my tbr that I’m happy to share with you today.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts I discovered whilst browsing giveaways on Goodreads. I’ve never read any of her book but have been meaning to for a while.

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles was a Instagram add that was published earlier this week. I really like the premise so may give this one a try.

String: A Love Story by Megan Edwards is another book I found in the giveaways section. I used to play the violin and the story sounded interesting, so I’m inclined to try it.

The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone I added because I absolutely loved her book Smash It!, which will be published next month, September 22.

Her Accidental Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson had much of the things I love about fantasy and romance book, so I’d like to read it very much.

 

THE AWAKENING

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by Nora Roberts
(The Dragon Heart Legacy #1)
Fantasy Romance
Pub Date: November 24, 2020

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world, where her latent powers of magick will be awakened, her true ancestry revealed and an epic battle against evil fought.

 

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND

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by Janella Angeles
(Kingdom of Cards #1)
Young Adult Fantasy

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

 

STRINGS: A LOVE STORY

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by Megan Edwards
Adult Contemporary Romance

The Merino Rose. Ted Spencer has a hard enough time believing the celebrated violin really exists. To find it sitting on his coffee table is nothing short of incredible. The stuff of legend, the exquisite Guarnerius has been missing for centuries.

But even though the renowned instrument is a violin lover’s dream come true, it holds only heartache for Ted. The value of the Merino Rose may be beyond measure, but he has acquired it at too high a cost.

Ted found his soul mate when he met Olivia de la Vega his senior year in high school. In the school’s production of Camelot, Ted was cast as Lancelot, Olivia as Guenevere. They should have spent their lives together but strings got in the way–family ties, career objectives, and the tangled web of fate.

Will the Merino Rose bring the two star-crossed lovers together at last, or will their love always remain the melancholy sound of distant violins?

 

THE KEEPER’S VOW

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by Francina Simone
(Guardians #1)
Young Adult Paranormal Romance

From the day he showed up on her front porch, he desperately needed three things: a new beginning, a place to belong, and someone to stand beside him.

By the time she figured that out, it was too late.

In a world where being half-vampire is a dark secret that tears families apart, 16 year-old Katie Watts must untangle the web of lies that is her so-called life. No one is who she thought they were. Her father is keeping secrets and everyone knows the darker truth except her. She has no direction, no answers, and—when she searches for the truth—no home.

As the web untangles, the truth pulls Katie and Tristan closer together, and they find themselves connected in more ways than she can believe. But—is honesty worth more than blissful ignorance? Can she live with the truths that begin with her dead mother and end with The Keeper’s Vow?

 

HER ACCIDENTAL HIGHLANDER HUSBAND

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by Allison B. Hanson
Romance
Pub Date: September 28, 2020

Marian Fletcher Blackley, Duchess of Endsmere, has been on the run from the English Crown for weeks since killing her abusive husband…no matter that it was self-defense. She has only one safe place to go—the MacKinlay clan in Scotland, where her sister is the laird’s wife.

War Chief Cameron MacKinlay has vowed never to marry after witnessing his widowed mother’s grief. He has his lands and his clan, and that’s enough for a good life. When one day a sprite of a lass comes running out of the forest with hounds nipping at her heels and an English bounty hunter not far behind, he feels compelled to save her by claiming the disheveled duchess is his wife. But he certainly didn’t intend to marry her for real!

And now he’ll do anything to protect her…


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Top Ten Tuesday: Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

I really like today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt: Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors. There’s probably a million and one plus questions I’d ask the authors I listed, but I’d probably be too much of an awkward turtle to ask.

For this prompt, I’ve also added a book by  each author I would recommend and a link to my review if applicable.

Here are 10 questions I would ask my favorite authors:

Tamora Pierce

Q: Which of your characters are you most alike?

Book Recommendation: Alanna: the First Adventure

 

John Flanagan

Q: Would you rather train Ranger horses or build a Skandian ship?

Book Recommendation: The Ruins of Gorlan

 

TJ Klune

Q: How do you write such devastating yet moving stories?

Book Recommendation: The Lightning-Struck Heart

 

Lynn Kurland

Q: Who is your favorite couple from the de Piaget and MacLeod families?

Book Recommendation: Dreams of Stardust

 

Donna Grant

Q: Of all the mythical creatures out there why did you choose dragons for your Dark Kings series?

Book Recommendation: Dark Alpha’s Awakening

 

Maria V. Synder

Q: Would you ever want to try glassblowing?

Book Recommendation: Poison Study

 

Sara Raasch

Q: Which energia from your book, Set Fire to the Gods, would you want?

Book Recommendation: Snow Like Ashes

 

Lucy Score

Q: What are your top 3-5 favorite contemporary romances that you’ve read?

Book Recommendation: Protecting What’s Mine

 

Rebecca Ross

Q: Which field of study would you passion?

Book Recommendation: The Queen’s Rising

 

Danielle L. Jensen

Q: What do you enjoy the most about writing young adult books?

Book Recommendation: Dark Shores


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


Today’s prompt is: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies.

This was a fairly easy list to make, though I’m not too into books adaptations to tv or film, but I think the books I listed below have great potential as either.

 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
[ review ]

 

Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab
[ review ]

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A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
[ review ]

 

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons
[ review ]

 

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
[ review ]

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The Queen’s Rising (duology) by Rebecca Ross
[ review: book 1 | book 2 ]

 

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
[ review ]

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The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
[ review ]

 

Green Creek (series) by TJ Klune
[ reviews: book 1 | book 2 | book 3 ]

 

Beka Cooper (trilogy) by Tamora Pierce
[ review: book 3 ]

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Looking at this list I would want all of these to be amazing movies on Netflix. There’s something for everyone and wonderful cast of characters. And of course, TJ Klune books appear multiple times on this list – his books are just endearing and feelings!

I’m eager to know what books you think should be a Netflix TV show or movie. OR is there a book that’s on Netflix that you recommend watching? Let me know in the comments below.

Take care, Bookworms!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors In the Titles

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Books with Colors in the Titles. I really like this prompt but I had to deep dive into books I’ve already read to find ten.

My Top Ten Tuesday list includes (with review *links*):

 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Last week I finished this and still cannot believe how good this book was! A must read! I’m not sure if I’ll have my review posted this week but next week at the latest.

 

Snow White with the Red Hair by Sorata Akiduki*
I adore this series and would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of sweet, romantic, love stories with equally loveable characters. I’ve watched the anime in dub and it’s awesome. As for the manga, there are 8 volumes available in English with volume 9 to be published September 1, 2020. I have only read up to volume 7, but I look forward to reading the coming volumes hopefully later this year.

 

Black Butler by Yana Toboso*
This dark fantasy is one of a kind. It’s one of my favorite manga/anime of all time! Volume 29 is being published August 18, 2020. I am beyond excited because have gone wild within the past few volumes!

 

The Green and the Gray by Timothy Zahn
This is an old (very old!) favorite standalone of mine. I’m not that into sci-fi books but Zahn has a masterful way of telling a gripping story. I’d like to reread this book someday.

 

Black Moon by Romina Russell*
In Book 3 of the Zodiac series, the stakes raise to the next level. It’s sometimes hard to describe just how epic this series is. Book 3 really pumps you up for the next/final book. I highly recommend the Zodiac series if you love YA and sci-fi/fantasy stories.

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*
I was blown away by book 1 – such complexity of plot, intense danger and detailed world building. This book was really good. However, I haven’t continued the story. It’s not because the book is bad. Far from it! It’s an intricately woven story that’s skillfully written. I just don’t see myself finishing it in the near future.

 

The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune*
Beautifully written and heartfelt with a lovable cast of characters, this story exceeded my expectations. It was slow at first and I wasn’t sure if things would get more interesting. But when it did I was 100% enthralled as by-the-books man, Linus, got to know the rat-tag group of kids who had been vehemently rejects, scorned, and feared by society. I love this book to bits!

 

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié
A retelling of “The Princess and the Pea,” is one of my favorite out of the Once Upon A Times series. I don’t remember much of the story, which is why I want to reread it at some point this year.

 

Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié
This is a retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” I know I liked the story but don’t remember why.

 

Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley*
A well-written but okay book. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I though I would and don’t think this story was for me. I think others will find it more pleasing.

 

What books did you put on your top ten list? Did you fine making this list easy or difficult?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


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Stacking the Shelves – 7/24/20

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Happy Friday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently added to your tbr?

This post features one of my favorite genres to read: paranormal romance!

I’ve added several paranormal romances to my tbr this week. I really want to read them right now but I’m trying to only read what’s on my summer reading list.

So today I’m doing another Stacking the Shelves meme.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

Angelbound Origin series by Christina Bauer (books 3-8)

Earlier this week I sped read through Scala, book 2 of this series, and now I need to read the rest like yesterday! I love Myla and Lincoln so much. It’s a really fun series. By the time I return to this series, book 8 will be out. I plan to binge read what’s left.

 

The Sorcery Trail by Claire Luana (The Faerie Race #1)

This one’s more fantasy than paranormal romance but wanted to include it as well. I like the idea of this story, plus it’s on kindle unlimited AND involves faeries so it’s a win-win. I need more faerie stories in my life.

 

The Boss by Abigail Owen (Fire’s Edge #1)

There are dragons in this book, therefore I need to read it! This book sounds so good and I love the cover. I may sneak this into my summer reading hehe!

 

Dark Beginnings: A First in Series Boxset by Donna Grant

I love Donna Grant’s books. In my eyes, she is the Queen of paranormal romances and an auto-read author. I’m not sure when I’ll read this but here’s hoping it’s this year. This boxset includes 3 HEA novellas.

 

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Waiting On Wednesday – 7/22/20

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

I am patiently-impatiently waiting for the release of Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar from Harper Teen on August 11, 2020. This will be the author’s YA debut, and you know how much I love reading YA Fantasyone books. I am really fascinated by the premise, so hoppefully I can read it soon after its release.

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you spotlight a highly anticipated book.

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ABOUT: This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens–and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.

Brimming with celestial intrigue, this sparkling YA debut is perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Laini Taylor.

 

Are you looking forward to reading Star Daughter as much as I am? What other new book release are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

This week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is Books That Mae Me Smile. This is a tough prompt since all books make me smile. So I’m going to choose read books from my physical bookshelf.

Below are books that never fail to make me happy and smile whenever I see them.

Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan

The Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotari Odagiri

Son of Shadows by Juliet Marillier

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Erak’s Ransom by John Flanagan

The Royal Tutor by Higasa Akai

The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross

The Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Whenever I look at these books I’m filled with happiness and nostalgia. I think about all the great moments throughout each story and all the characters I got to known and all the epic journeys undertaken. The bookworm life is one of bliss.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


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Down the TBR Hole – 7/13/20

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

I hope you all had a good weekend 😊

I need to do a bit of cleanup of my TBR because I have no shelf control. So I’m doing the Down The TBR Hole meme, seeing what I want to keep or remove.

Down The TBR Hole is hosted by Lia @Lost in a Story. The goal is to clean your TBR of books you’re never going to read.

Directions:
⦁ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

⦁ Order on ascending date added.

⦁ Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.

⦁ Read the synopses of the books

⦁ Decide: keep it or should it go?


Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – KEEP

I still like the premise of this story, especially if there is representation for those with learning disabilities. Sounds like a great middle grade story.

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede – REMOVE

I’m no longer interested even though I love dragons. I did enjoy her Mairelon duology though. So maybe not this story but perhaps another story of hers in the future.

 

Salt For Air by M.C. Frank – REMOVE

No longer interested. I don’t even remember why I added it to my tbr.

 

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty – REMOVE

There’s a unique aspect of this story that I’m drawn to but I don’t think I want to read it anymore.

 

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – KEEP

Beautiful cover. I think this story has a lot of potential to be an epic read, so I’ll keep it for now.

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Stacking the Shelves – 6/27/20

Happy Saturday, Bookworms!

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend and that your current reads are going well.

I’ve added more books to my TBR within the last week or so, which means I’m doing another Stacking the Shelves.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

I’ve found some really interesting reads but today I’ll just share highlights from these new additions. At least half I discovered through bookstagram. Included are brief descriptions you usually see before the actual synopsis. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee (middle grade) [July 14, 2020]

“…unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people…”

 

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (middle grade) [July 7, 2020]

“In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.”

 

The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson (adult contemporary) [July 1, 2020]

“A heartwarming debut novel about a daydreamer who gives her town, and herself, an amazing gift: a lending library in her sunroom.”

Knight of the Ice by Yayoi Ogawa, Vol. 1 (manga/rom-com/sports)

“Kokoro is the talk of the figure-skating world, winning trophies and hearts. But little do they know… he’s actually a huge nerd!”

 

Prince Freya by Keiko Ishihara, Vol. 1 (manga/YA fantasy)

“To save her kingdom, a simple village girl must live a royal lie.”

 

Perfect World by Rei Aruga, Vol. 1 (manga/josei/romance)

“The moving, provocative manga about the struggles and triumphs in love of a woman and a man who uses a wheelchair comes to print!”

 

A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School by Mai Tanaka, Vol. 1 (manga/paranormal/comedy)

“Haruaki Abe is the kind of guy who wouldn’t say boo to a goose. But when he starts his teaching career at a high school full of creatures that go bump in the night, he soon discovers that his students have no such qualms, and they’ll have him screaming “eeeeeeek”!”

 

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