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url 2018-01-15 21:36
Forty new books in series releasing tomorrow
Binti: The Night Masquerade - Nnedi Okorafor
Iron Gold - Pierce Brown
Grilled Cheese and Dragons #1 (Princess Pulverizer) - Nancy E. Krulik,William F. Balistreri
Out of the Darkness - Heather Graham
Warrior of the Void - M.R. Mathias
January in Atlantis - Alyssa Day
Waiting for Spring 4 - Anashin
Almost Paradise (Book 4) - Christie Ridgway
An Engagement for Two - Marie Ferrarella

See Fictfact.com's book release calendar for full list and series info.

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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text 2018-01-09 14:20
Books I have DNF'd recently....
Morning Star - Pierce Brown
Pride and Prometheus - John Kessel
How to Stop Time - Matt Haig

I put these books down recently.


Morning Star - This book had the characters eating a bucket of cockroaches and raw snakes and nonsense as some initiation.  No. Just No. My stomach never recovered. I just Wiki'd the ending and we're good. It's been real Pierce Brown.


Pride and Prometheus - I'm not going to discourage anyone from reading this - the Pride and Prejudice parts were good. The Frankenstein parts bored me. It could just be me.


How to Stop Time- Just a bad fit - it's smart sci-fi about a man who never ages and is part of some order who polices them and protects their secret. He is told never to fall in love. Of course, he does.  It will probably be a hit but I found it depressing and kept wishing it would get to the point. It rambled a lot.


I received Pride and Prometheus and How to Stop Time free in exchange for an honest review. 


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text 2018-01-05 16:30
Friday Reads 1.5.2017
When Christ and His Saints Slept - Sharon Kay Penman
Morning Star - Pierce Brown
The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica - Laurie Gwen Shapiro

It's supposed to be crazy cold this weekend which means ... TIME TO READ BOOKS! 


I started When Christ and His Saints Slept.  Very different feel from the other Penman books I have read, but enjoyable nonetheless.


My next choice is Morning Star. I have been trying to finish this series for a while now. The books are so emotional I feel like I have to pump myself up to read them. Hopefully this time it will stick. I do want to know what happens with Darrow and the rest of the Red Rising universe. 


My nonfiction choice is The Stowaway - true story about a teenager who sneaks on a boat to head to Antarctica. 


This weekend we will be headed out to see an orchestral performance of science fiction movie themes at a local theater hall. I got the hubby hooked on these when we went to see Star Wars: Return of the Jedi live in concert in NYC. The Philharmonic did an amaaaaaaaaaaazing job and the energy from the audience was just as enjoyable as the performance.


Happy reading! 


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review 2017-12-17 06:15
Red Rising - Pierce Brown

I received this book for free through Goodreads’ First Reads.


I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. I’m not going to lie, one of the reasons why I wanted to read this book is because the author is a total dream boat. They don’t call him “The Hottest YA Author” for nothing. He has the looks, personality, and talent that makes him the total package.


So enough fawning over Pierce. Let’s get back to the book.


I really enjoyed this book. It was like The Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies meets Red Queen. It was a bit confusing in the beginning, but only because I was unfamiliar with the world and it took some time to learn everything.


One thing I really liked about this book was that the author titled all the chapters. I felt like that added a little something extra since most fiction books don’t do that.


I loved how fast paced and exciting the story was. It was incredibly engaging. The only thing I didn’t like was how the ending felt a bit rushed. It could have been fleshed out a tad bit more. But aside from that, this was a really good book.


Overall, Red Rising just proves that Pierce Brown is more than just a pretty face.

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text 2017-12-15 03:55
Reading progress update: I've read 262 out of 411 pages.
Red Rising - Pierce Brown
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