Friday Finds #64.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hi!

I am so glad that it’s Friday! I am in desperate need of a nap when I get home from work today. I feel so tired today. Zzz…

Today I have four books to share with you guys that all sound like they are going to be pretty amazing reads! Included down below is the Goodreads description as well as my thoughts/first impressions of the books. You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

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Peter Darling by Austin Chant

I love Peter Pan so much and I haven’t read a ton of retellings of Peter Pan. I think the only one I read was Everland (which is a steampunk retelling that I loved), so I am excited to read Peter Darling. Peter Darling sounds like it’s going to be completely different and it sounds so good! It was released back in February, so I really want to get my hands on a copy of it soon.

Goodreads Description: Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook—and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.


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Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

I read Marieke’s other book This Is Where It Ends and I really liked that book a lot. I am looking forward to reading her new book. Before I Let Go sounds like it’s going to be a really heartbreaking read like her other book was. I love the book cover as well! Releasing in January 2018. I am hoping I am approved for this one on Netgalley.

Goodreads Description: Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…


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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

I am all about this summer book cover vibe with this one. Alex, Approximately sounds like it’s going to be a really fun read. I am actually debating on if I want to go buy a copy of this book right now or if I should wait. It was released in April, so it’s out in the world and I kind of really want it right now, lol. I think I may hold off until next week to decide though. Maybe the e-book will go on sale before then.

Goodreads Description: Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush. Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter. And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.


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Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Last but not least, I added Forget Me Not to my Goodreads TBR and I really want to add it to my bookshelf too, because that book cover is AMAZING! The hardcover is a little over $9 on Amazon right now and it’s so tempting! It also sounds like it’s going to be really good. I never read a book about someone that has Tourette syndrome and I think it’ll be interesting to learn about something that I am not all that familiar with.

Goodreads Description: A girl with Tourette syndrome starts a new school and tries to hide her quirks in this debut middle-grade novel in verse. Calliope June has Tourette syndrome. Sometimes she can’t control the noises that come out of her mouth, or even her body language. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But soon the kids in her class realize she’s different. Only her neighbor, who is also the class president, sees her as she truly is—a quirky kid, and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Callie navigates school, she must also face her mother’s new relationship and the fact that she might be moving again—just as she’s starting to make friends and finally accept her differences. This story of being true to yourself will speak to a wide audience.

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

In case you missed it;
WWW Wednesday #37.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblue

Friday Finds #63.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hi!

Today I have three books to share with you guys and since it’s not many, I decided to include the Goodreads description in the post as well as my thoughts/first impressions of the books. Onto the books! You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The book cover for Invictus is is amazing. I’m saying this is my favorite book cover that I have seen so far this year. I might have to go pre-order a copy of this one. It sounds so freaking good too! AHHH! Need it! Releasing in September.

Goodreads Description: Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.


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The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

The Art of Starving is compared to More Happy Than Not and I love that book so much! This one sounds like it’s going to be a pretty tough read, but I think it’ll be a good one. I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book about an eating disorder or none that I can remember reading. It sounds really interesting about these super powers that Matt thinks he developed by not eating. I’m really looking forward to getting this book. Releasing in July.

Goodreads Description: More Happy Than Not meets Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future…Matt hasn’t eaten in days. His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal. But Matt won’t give in. The hunger clears his mind, keeps him sharp—and he needs to be as sharp as possible if he’s going to find out just how Tariq and his band of high school bullies drove his sister, Maya, away. Matt’s hardworking mom keeps the kitchen crammed with food, but Matt can resist the siren call of casseroles and cookies because he has discovered something: the less he eats the more he seems to have . . . powers. The ability to see things he shouldn’t be able to see. The knack of tuning in to thoughts right out of people’s heads. Maybe even the authority to bend time and space. So what is lunch, really, compared to the secrets of the universe? Matt decides to infiltrate Tariq’s life, then use his powers to uncover what happened to Maya. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. But Matt doesn’t realize there are many kinds of hunger… and he isn’t in control of all of them.


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The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

The book cover for The Color Project is so pretty and I love the font of the title. I’ve been seeing this book around a lot on Twitter this week and it sounds really good! I definitely need to get my hands on this one. I believe it’s releasing in July.

Goodreads Description: Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her. When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

So stoked that it’s finally Friday! 😀 I’m so ready for the weekend and a couple days off work. I haven’t been reading at all this week, which has been a nice break. I may try to read one of the ARCs I got this weekend. Over the last few weeks I have started and finished a book every Sunday, so we’ll see if that happens again this Sunday!

In case you missed it;
WWW Wednesday #36.
Thoughts|| The Best Kind of Magic.
Friday Finds #62.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblue

Friday Finds #62.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hi!

Today I have three books to share with you guys and since it’s not many, I decided to include the Goodreads description in the post as well as my thoughts/first impressions of the books. Onto the books! You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

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The Windfall by Diksha Basu

I am really really excited for this one. It sounds like it’s going to be a really fun read. I also have a feeling that I may even get a little teary eyed with this one. I was approved for The Windfall on Netgalley, so I am stoked to read it.

Goodreads Description: For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha’s lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they’d settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son’s acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters.


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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Povovic

Not going to lie…cover love. It does sound really cool though too. I’m interested in seeing more about Iris and Malina’s gifts. Wicked curses and magic, Wicked Like a Wildfire sounds like a great read to me.

Goodreads Description: All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?


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Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

I don’t read enough mystery/crime books. It’s strange too, because when I’m not reading, you can usually find me sitting in front of the TV watching the Investigation Discovery channel. ID plays TV shows all day and night about crimes and murder. Six Stories is right up my alley and it sounds really good.

Goodreads Description: 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivaled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth.

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

In case you missed it;
WWW Wednesday #35.
Thoughts|| One of Us Is Lying.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblue

Friday Finds #61.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hi!

It’s been almost a month since I’ve done a Friday Finds post, so I thought it was a good time to finally do one. I haven’t really been adding new books to my Goodreads TBR in awhile, which is why there has been a lack of these posts on my blog lately. Today I have four books to share with you guys and since it’s not many, I decided to include the Goodreads description in the post as well as my thoughts/first impressions of the books. Onto the books! You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

theseafarerskiss The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julie Ember

The book cover, OMG! It’s so pretty and I am obsessed with it. It sounds like such a great book too. I add a lot of books to my Goodreads TBR, but I don’t always buy them. I decided to preorder this one, because it sounds so so good and the cover is amazing.

Goodreads Description: Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king. Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.


houseoffuriesHouse of Furies by Madeleine Roux

I’ve read the first two books in the Asylum series and I really liked them and hope to read the others this year. Madeleine has this new book coming out and it sounds awesome! It’ll also have pictures and illustrations like Asylum too! I am super stoked about it. I don’t read a lot of horror, but I do generally love them when I do.

Goodreads Description: After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?


theressomeoneinyourhouseThere’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Honestly, I’m just curious how Stephanie Perkins is going to go from cute lovey contemporaries to this horror type book. I read the first two Anna and the French Kiss books and enjoyed them, so I really want to see how she does in this genre. It also sounds pretty good and I am digging the book cover. I seen an article online that they actually created this cover by building those little stairs and using lights to get the words to to reflect on the wall that they built around the stairs. Pretty awesome!

Goodreads Description: One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted. International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.


theunlikelies The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

I am pretty sure I am obsessed with book covers that have ice cream on them. That’s exactly why I was drawn to this book at first, to be honest. I also tend to buy all the books with ice cream on the covers. It sounds like a fun read though. I’m sure this will eventually end up in my possession. I hope it comes with a free lime popsicle, because that one on the cover looks amazing.

Goodreads Description: Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral. Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie’s summer changes for the better when she’s introduced to other “hometown heroes.” These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships–and anonymity–intact?

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| March.
Recap|| March.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblue

Friday Finds #60.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hi!

I haven’t done one of these posts since October, dang! I am major slacking with the blog these days, oops. I’ll be back regularly soon, I hope! 🙂 Between October and now I have found quite a lot of books to add to my TBR. I’ll share with you eight of them! You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Literally by Lucy Keating
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

I am so stoked that it’s Friday! I just want to go home and read The Song Rising all weekend! I have to go try on my wedding dress after work though. It got alterations done to it, I think this will be the final time. Hopefully all is well with the dress. 🙂

In case you  missed it;
Random|| Update, Birthday Haul, Pictures.
Recap & Book Haul|| February.

I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

ashleyblack

Friday Finds #59.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


HEY!

I updated my blog a lot this week and I am pretty happy about that. I have been in this huge blogging slump along with my reading slump. I’m glad I had one good week though! I even finally finished Sanctum this week. I felt like I was reading that book forever since I’ve been slumping it’s taken me quite awhile to get through it. It was really good though!

Anyway! Here are the books that I added to my Goodread TBR shelf in the last few weeks. You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

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Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Katie Strohm
We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun
Ashwood by CJ Malarsky
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

They all sound really good and I am digging all of the book covers for these books! Never judge a book by it’s cover, but these are pretty awesome so it’s hard not to. 😛

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

When I get off work today I have to go home and decorate some cookies and cupcakes that I made last night for my engagement party, pack a bag and then heading to the fiance’s parents’ house for the night. My older sister and my cousin have been planning the party and getting decorations, but I wanted to make all the desserts. Honestly, I started regretting it the moment I tried making the cookies, lol. I was having bad anxiety about it, because everything was turning out wrong and not how I envisioned it to be. Hopefully decorating everything will go a little better. So stoked for my party tomorrow!

In case you  missed it;
Monthly Subscriptions.
Tag|| Netgalley.
Random|| Update & Bookish Pictures.

I hope you have a great weekend!

ashleyhalloween

Friday Finds #58.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by Babs at Babs Book Bistro.


Hey!

I have been slumping so badly, but I did borrow Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover from the library the other day and I read everything except 40 pages in one day! It’s always so easy to read CoHo books and they are always so hard to put down. I plan to finish it today! I hate that I am in this reading slump. I have no idea what I want to read, I have all of your suggestions in a bag that I planned to pull out at random. I did use it and got A Thousand Pieces of You. I hope to read it at some point this month.

Anyway, this post is about books that I added to my TBR recently. Here are the books that I added to my Goodread TBR shelf. You can see more of my TBR over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend!

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
American Girls by Alison Umminger
The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
Beast by Brie Spangler

I was also emailed by an author to review her book on my blog and I said yes to that, so she sent me an e-book copy! I plan to read this book after Point of Retreat, so hopefully I’ll have a review up next week for it. I haven’t done a review in awhile. 😦 Here is the book that I was sent:

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A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar

It sounds really interesting and like something I would enjoy reading, so I am excited to dive in and maybe it’ll get me out of my reading slump! Here is the Goodreads description below:

“On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave.
Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them.
Dr. Gail Thomas comes to work there after quitting her medical residency. Frustrated and on the verge of giving up on her dreams, she sees becoming a counselor as her last chance to put her skills to the test.
When he founded the school, Dr. Lutkin designed its unique environment to be a place that would change the students’ lives. He works hard as the keeper of other people’s secrets, though he never shares any of his own.
But everything changes late in the winter of 1994 when these four characters’ lives intersect in unexpected ways. None of them will ever be the same.”

Have you added any new books to your TBR? Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment letting me know what new books you added to your TBR. 🙂

In case you  missed it;
Random|| Books, Furbabies, & Halloween.
Tag|| Reader Confessions.

I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

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