Books, Series Saturdays

Series Saturdays: The Black Jewels

Welcome to Series Saturdays! In these posts I will share a series I’m currently reading, or just one that I love. Feel free to share a series you love in the comments. If you’ve read the one I’m discussing this week, share what you liked about it.


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Books, Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesdays: Lake Silence and more

 

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for. See what books I’m looking forward to…


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Books, Children's Literature, Teaser Tuesdays, Writing, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Vision in Silver and Magic Breaks

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

I’m so in love with both of my books this week. Anne Bishop has been my favorite author for over a decade, and Ilona Andrews is a new favorite (but is just as wonderful.) I’m squeezing all the awesome I can into this post!

Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
ISBN# 9780451465276
Page: 13

 “I see.” And he did see. Label anyone who wanted to keep peace between humans and the terra indigene as a Wolf lover, especially if that person directly interacted with the Others in any capacity, and force those people to choose between having a job and feeding their families, and opposing the fools who would provoke a fight that would end with many, many humans dead or driven out of the city.

And here’s a slightly longer teaser from Magic Breaks, because the whole scene just made me crack up:

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews

Hardcover, 348 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
ISBN# 9780425256220
Page: 78

Robert gaped at me. Desandra make a weird face: her right eyebrow crept up, her left went down, and her mouth got stuck somewhere between surprise and the beginning of the word “what/” Derek’s mouth opened and didn’t close until we came to a halt next to him.

“What the hell is this?” Desandra asked.

“This is Cuddles. She’s a mammoth donkey.”

Derek grinned, leaning on the fence. “Do you have any self-respect left?”

“Nope.”

“I think she’s cute.” Desandra reached out.

Cuddles promptly tried to bite her. Desandra jerked her hand away and bared her teeth. “Donkey, you don’t know who you’re messing with. I’ll eat you for breakfast.”

“Where to now?” I asked.

Books, Waiting On Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Vision in Silver

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication Date: Mar. 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Roc
ISBN: 9780451465276
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

Anne Bishop’s new book is almost heeerrrreeeeee!!!! I cannot WAIT to get my hands on it! I’m so in love with this new world of hers, and book 3 promises to ratchet the tension up to a whole new level. I was so pumped when they up-ed this from a 3 to a 5 book series, but it means I have to wait that much longer for the finale. *tear slides slowly down cheek* lol, but aside from that, I see no downsides to this series. Everything she writes is so unique, and this Alternate-world fantasy is just the latest in a career of truly original work. Have I reached gushing territory yet? … No? Good. It’s just sooooo goooood! I love Meg and Simon and the way they are working to get to know and trust each other. Now, after the events of the finale of the second book, I’m so excited to see how things get even more complicated for them.

And with a final Fangirl, Squeeeeeeee! I’m done.

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Dreams Made Flesh

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Remember to include the title & author, too, so that your followers and any Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their reading lists if your tease has captured their attention!

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Roc Trade
Release Date: January 4th, 2005
ISBN# 9780451460134
Page: 7

“But as she built the web, she … felt things. So she spun them into the web, ignoring instinct and placing the threads where they needed to be. Sorrow. Pain. Longing. Need. Hope.

As she cautiously traveled the strands of the completed tangled web, warmth flowed through her. She paused, absorbed the feel of this sensation, and added one more small thread. Joy.”

— from Weaver of Dreams
(the first story in the collection.)