New Releases August 27-September 2

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3)
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: August 27, 2013

The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.

Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: August 27, 2013

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

Origin (Lux #4) 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Other New Releases This Week:
Descendant (Starling #2) by Lesley Livingston (8/27/13) [Harper Teen]
The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies #4) by Pittacus Lore (8/27/13) [Harper Teen]
Consume (The Clann #3) by Melissa Darnell (8/27/13) [Harlequin Teen]
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (8/27/13) [Henry Holt and Co.]
The Morning Star (Katerina #3) by Robin Bridges (8/27/13) [Delacorte]
The Liberator (Dante Walker #2) by Victoria Scott (8/27/13) [Entangled Teen]
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young (8/27/13) [Simon Pulse]
Deception (Defiance #2) by C.J. Redwine (8/27/13) [Balzer + Bray]
Don't Look Now (PERSEFoNE #2) by Michelle Gagnon (8/27/13) [Harper Collins]
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (8/27/13) [Knopf]
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (8/27/13) [Amulet]
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (8/27/13) [Katherine Tegen]
The Iron Fey Volume One (The Iron King #1 & The Iron Daughter #2) by Julie Kagawa (8/27/13) [Harlequin Teen]

Waiting On Wednesday [#97]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Expected Publication: February 4, 2014

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

I am pretty sure this book doesnt need an explaination as to why I cant wait for it! But AHHHHHH!!!! I NEED THIS BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!! I need to know what happens!!!!!! :D

What are you waiting on this week?

Bout of Books 8.0 Goals & Updates

Books Brittani Plans on Reading:
  • Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
  • Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate
  • City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
I plan on participating in all the twitter chats because I had an absolute blast doing them last time!

I also plan on participating in at least one challenge a day. I didn't get to do many last time but the challenges for this one look like so much fun so I'm gonna try my hardest to participate in them as well!!!

Books Angel Plans on Reading:
  • Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare (After Brittani finishes it)


Books Finished: None
Books Started: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Participated In: Twitter Chat, Bookish Bucket List Challenge
Thoughts: So Far so good

Books Finished: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (the last chapter)
Books Started: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


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Thoughts: I was totally slacking today! Will pick up the pace tomorrow!

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A To Z Bookish Survey

So Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner created an awesome A-Z Bookish Survey and it totally looks like a ton of fun so I decided to take a stab at the questions!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Its a tie between Rachel Vincent and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Best Sequel Ever:

Oh man. This is a hard one cuz theres so many great sequels... Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi!

Currently Reading:

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski & City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Uh... Gatorade?

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical Book

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

I wanna say Four from Divergent. He's totally the type of guy I'd go for.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. I was so hesitant about reading it but after finishing it, it ended up being one of my absolute fave books!

Hidden Gem Book:

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater. I had only heard of this book from one person in bigish group of blogging friends and it turned out to be the first book in my fave zombie series!

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

I think it was being invited to a group with other bloggers. Up until then I really didnt know any other bloggers. When I got invited to that group I felt like I found my bookish family! Those girls are my best bookish friends!

Just Finished:

I actually havent finished a book in a few weeks but the most recent one I finished is Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Still historical. It has to be a really good one for me to touch the genre.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
So far its still Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Major book hangover because of:

Siege by Rhiannon Frater. Yup. That's the one.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

So far 3 (overfilled ones might I add). If my boyfriend moves in soon, then like 5. LOL

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Preferred Place To Read:

My bed.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home." - "Anna and the French Kiss" by Stephanie Perkins

Reading Regret:

Letting The Host sit on my shelf for almost 2 years before reading it. I loved the book once I finally sat down and read it!

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Gone series by Michael Grant!!

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Just One Day by Gayle Forman, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins & Divergent by Veronica Roth

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Veronica Roth!!! I can fangirl over her day and night and not feel sorry one bit!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Just One Year by Gayle Forman! I am seriously dying to get this book!!!!

Worst Bookish Habit:

Reading more than one book at a time. And then not finishing any of them. Lol. Oops!

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Light by Michael Grant

Your latest book purchase:

Frigid by J. Lynn (For the Kindle)

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
 PODs by Michelle Pickett

Bout of Books 8.0 Sign Up Post

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

I did Bout of Books 7.0 earlier this year and had so much fun doing it so I'm looking forward to doing it again! I look forward to the tons of reading and fun twitter chats!!!!!!!! I'm so excited! And this time my boyfriend is also doing it with me! :)

Cover Reveal: Trust In Me by J. Lynn


It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

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New Releases August 13-August 19

Fire With Fire (Burn for Burn #2) 
Authors: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: August 13, 2013

When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy from New York Times, bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn...

Fire & Ash (Benny Imura #4)
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: August 13, 2013

In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed “standard bearer” (Booklist) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life.Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary—but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for humanity’s future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they’re not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops—and wipe humanity off the face of the earth.

In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Between #1) 
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial
Publication Date: August 15, 2013

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Other New Releases This Week: 
False Sight (False Memory #2) by Dan Krokos (8/13/13) [Hyperion]
Where Beauty Lies (Sophia and Ava London #2) by Elle & Blair Fowler (8/13/13) [St. Martin's Griffin]
Armageddon (The Fallen #5) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (8/13/13) [Simon Pulse]

August 2013 TBR Pile

TBR Pile:
  • Reason To Breathe (Breathing #1) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Barely Breathing (Breathing #2) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Out of Breath (Breathing #3) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  • Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey
  • Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate
  • The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski

Stacking The Shelves [#61]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

  • Reason To Breathe (Breathing #1) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Barely Breathing (Breathing #2) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Out of Breath (Breathing #3) by Rebecca Donovan
  • Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  • Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2) by Fiona Paul
Weekly Recap: