Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #87: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author:  Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication Date:  May 1st, 2018

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

Even though I still haven't read this series yet, I'm still excited for the fourth book in the "Court of Thorns and Roses" series!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #65: Top 10 YA Books that has "Star" in the title

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme that was formerly created at The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This week's top 10 Tuesday topic is "Top 10 Frequently Used Words in YA Book Titles" and I have decided to do a top 10 list on "Top 10 YA Books that has "Star" in the title," because let's face it, there are like over a MILLION books that has "star" in the title!

So, here's my top 10 YA Books that has "Star" in the title (in no particular order, of course)!

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


2.  Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

3. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

4. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

5.  Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

6. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

7.  Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

7.  Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

9. Morning Star by Pierce Brown

10. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

[ARC REVIEW] The Cat Who Ate Christmas by Lil Chase

Title:  The Cat Who Ate Christmas

Author:  Lil Chase

Artist: Thomas Docherty

Genre:  Children's / Animals / Pets / Family / Christmas / Humor

Year Published: 2016

Year Read:  4/23/2018

Publisher: RP Kids

Source: eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Mischief)

I would like to thank NetGalley and RP Kids for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

So, I was browsing for more books on NetGalley again and I stumbled upon a children’s book that had a pretty interesting title, which was called “The Cat Who Ate Christmas” which is written by Lil Chase along with artwork by Thomas Docherty and of course, I had to pick this book up for the title alone! 

It is Christmas and the Hudson family are celebrating the holidays with activities such as decorating their tree and cooking a big and delicious turkey!   Unfortunately, Jingles, the family cat, is being extremely naughty this Christmas as he destroys the family’s Christmas decorations and ends up eating the family turkey!  Of course, everyone in the family gets cross with Jingles and this causes Jingles to run away from home!

Can the Hudson family find Jingles or will their Christmas be ruined?

Read this book to find out!

Lil Chase did a great job at writing this book as this book turned out way differently than what I had expected!  I must admit that when I first saw the title of this book, I thought that the cat in this book actually did ate Christmas or at least ate everything that dealt with Christmas!  But, when I actually started reading this book, I found out that the title of this book was more in a metaphorical sense than what I had originally thought and it made the title of this book such an interesting concept for a simple family mishap!  I loved the fact that Lil Chase made the Hudson family into such a caring and loving family as they might get a bit annoyed by Jingles’ antics, but they do truly care about Jingles in the end.  I also enjoyed the scenes of the family members setting up their decorations for Christmas as it made the book so relatable to me as my family and I love to hang up the decorations for Christmas every year and this book made me wish that Christmas was actually here already!  Thomas Docherty’s artwork is highly creative as the artwork is done mainly in two colors, which are blue and glitter (at least in the edition I got).  I loved the way that the items done in glittering colors really stood out in the artwork as they bring out the importance of the items in the story, such as the turkey and the Christmas decorations.

The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because I felt that the pacing of this book was a bit slow at times and there were times where I tried to speed through this book to get to the more intriguing parts of the book.

Overall, “The Cat Who Ate Christmas” is a truly humorous and cute book that children who want to read books about Christmas or who want to read books about naughty pets will easily enjoy!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

New Releases on the Horizon #44: April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Hey everyone!  I just started this new thing on my blog called "New Releases on the Horizon!"  It's where I list all the new books being release throughout the year and I choose from 10 books that I have the most interest in checking out and I also will list the dates the books will be released and where you can find them if you are interested.

So, be on the lookout for some new books on the horizon!

Expected Publication: April 24th, 2018 by Zebra  
(Historical Romance)  

Trouble Never Sleeps (Trouble #3) by Stephanie Tromly  

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young    
Expected Publication:  April 24th, 2018 by Wednesday Books  

Expected Publication:  April 24th, 2018 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers  

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood) by Becky Albertalli   
Expected Publication:  April 24th, 2018 by HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray  

Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington  
Expected publication: April 24th, 2018 by Tor Teen   
(Contemporary Romance) 

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig 
Expected publication:  April 24th, 2018 by Feiwel Friends
(LGBT / Mystery) 

Inferno (Talon #5) by Julie Kagawa   
Expected publication:  April 24th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen  

Stay Sweet  by Siobhan Vivian  

Expected publication:  April 24th, 2018 by Wednesday Books   

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (132)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! This has been a slow week for me since nothing really happened.  I just took a nice break from last week's baby shower and I'm just relaxing at home, reading some good books! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend too!

Book Reviews




Book Photo Sundays Meme!


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Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 

Cover Spotlight Meme

2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!


One Word: SLOW.


Do you have slow weeks?


☆ Check out Feed Your Fiction Addiction's post on Expectations About POC Names in Books. Let’s Discuss.

★ Check out We Live and Breathe Books' post on Could You Be More Vague?

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018.