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Top Ten Tuesday: April New Releases

Hi there and welcome back!

Every week I participate in the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme.  To find out more about it click here.

My theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is April New Releases.  Each month brings us brand new books to drool over and each month I highlight ten of the ones I find particularly interesting. So, since we’re so close to the start of April, let’s get started with ten new books for April.

Dark Triumph by Robin LeFeverDark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (April 2) YA

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. SmithThis is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (April 2) YA

Light: A Gone Novel by Michael GrantLight: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant (April 2) YA

The Key and the Flame by Claire M. CatererThe Key and the Flame by Claire M. Caterer (April 2) MG

Rump by Liesl ShurtliffRump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff  (April 9) MG

Strangelets by Michelle GagnonStrangelets by Michelle Gagnon (April 9) YA

Game by Barry LygaGame: The Sequel to I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (April 16) YA

Taken by Erin BowmanTaken by Erin Bowman (April 16) YA

The Elite by Kiera CassThe Elite by Kiera Cass (April 23) YA

The Program by Suzanne YoungThe Program by Suzanne Young (April 30) YA

I love seeing what new treats are out there for me to read and I think I’m most excited for The Elite since I read the first book, The Selection, last year and really enjoyed it. Which April new releases are you anticipating the most?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’d Like to Start but Just Haven’t Yet

Hey there everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and Bookish. Each week they post a theme for us to create a list to. This lweek’s official theme is Series I’d Like to Start but Haven’t Yet.

I have no idea why I haven’t started reading any of the following series yet, especially because I have heard nothing but good things about them! But for whatever reason I just haven’t gotten around to them yet (and I even own some of them!). So, let’s see which series I am regretfully missing out on.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa1. Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

Delirium by Lauren Oliver2. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand3. Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter4. The Goddess Test series by Aimee Carter

Shatter My by Tahereh Mafi5. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

Gone by Michael Grant6. Gone series by Michael Grant

Bluebloods by Melissa de la Cruz7. Bluebloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Firelight by Sophie Jordan8. Firelight series by Sophie Jordan

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson10. The Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson

Okay, which of these do I need to make sure I read right away? Let me know! :)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Want on a Deserted Island

Bonjour!

I’ll be in Paris in two weeks! Whoot! Whoot!

Also…today is my birthday! Wow! I’m 30…yup.  So, let me say that my only birthday wish is….

a Colin Firth birthday cake!

Who can make this happen?! Go!

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful people over at The Broke and Bookish. Each week they post a theme to create a list of related books.

This week the theme is Top Ten Books I’d Want on a Deserted Island.  I’m taking this theme to books I haven’t read yet but have been trying to forever! If I had these books on a deserted island with me I could actually read them without life getting in the way.

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day GeorgePrincess of Glass by Jessica Day George

The Treasure Map of Boys by E. LockhartThe Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

This has been sitting on my nightstand for MONTHS. No kidding.

Palace of Stone by Shannon HalePalace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Kyle at Readers Pensieve loaned this one to me in like August and I started it, but haven’t been able to finish it! It’s going on the plane to London with me!

Delirium by Lauren OliverDelirium by Lauren Oliver

Star Crosse by Elizabeth BunceStar Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce

Gone by Michael GrantGone by Michael Grant

Firelight by Sophie JordanFirelight by Sophie Jordan

Shatter My by Tahereh MafiShatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

My friend Stephanie loaned me this one sometime last year and it is still sitting on my shelf..unread!

The Iron King by Julie KagawaThe Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Bitterblue by Kristin CashoreBitterblue by Kristin Cashore

I won this one in someone’s blog contest…I can’t remember who’s it was, that’s how long I’ve been trying to read this book!

Seriously, if there is a deserted island out there (with a fully stocked cabana, fridge and lots of desserts….desserted island?!) sign me up so I can FINALLY finish these books!

Which of these books should I bump up to the top of my deserted island reading list?

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Book Trailer of the Week: Gone by Michael Grant

Happy Friday!

It’s time to highlight the Book Trailer of the Week.  I think book trailers are wonderful, but incredibly underused forms of promotion for books and  I wish they were on TV like movie trailers.  So, I like to showcase some book trailers on BookTasty, and I focus on a new one each week.

Gone by Michael GrantThis week’s book trailer is for Gone by Michael Grant.  This book is currently in my To Be Read Stack, so I wanted to give it some more attention.  I’ve heard amazing things about this series.

In the blink of an eye.  Everyone disappears.  Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.  Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.  It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.  The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

Check out the book trailer!

Doesn’t it sound like an awesome read?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books in My To Read Stack

Welcome back everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event held by the fine folks over at The Broke and Bookish. The meme is intended to provide a way for bloggers (specifically book bloggers) to get to know each other better.

They always have a set theme to base our weekly post on, but sometimes the official theme and I don’t click. It seems its been a lot like that recently, and this week I am also choosing my own theme because I just don’t click with the one the chose. Although, I will say that if I had to pick YA authors to compete on a Reality Show I’d go with Maureen Johnson on Survivor, because I feel like she has just the right amount of crazy to dominate everyone. :P

So, this week’s Book Tasty Top Ten is Books in my To Read Stack! Some have taken up residence in this stack for a few months now, while others just recently found themselves there. They all look soooo good, and they will all get read at some point, but for now, here they are!

Out of Sight Out of Time, Born Wicked, GoneOut of Sight Out of Time by Ally Carter

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Gone by Michael Grant

Ahhh I can’t wait to get into these!

Such a Rush, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Scorpio RacesSuch a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater

These have been in the stack for a few months now, but not because of a lack of interest!

Bitterblue by Kristin CashoreBitterblue by Kristin Cashore

I won this one from Jen at A Book and a Latte. Thanks so much!

The Vespertine, RevolutionThe Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

I bought these at my school Book Fair this past week!

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCaffertySloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Found this one in my school’s teacher book swap a while ago!

I mean, they’re so pretty I just can’t wait to dive into them as soon as I can! What is in your To Read Stack!?

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Top Ten Tuesday: April New Releases

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Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish to encourage interaction between book bloggers and to showcase books (what else?!). I must say I
don’t always stick with the official theme
and today is a good example of that! Oh well!

So, every month brings brand new books to munch on and April is no different. Because April has tons of fabulous looking new releases that deserve a little spotlight time, today’s Top Ten Tuesday is meant to highlight some of these titles. Let’s get started!

The List by Sibohan VivianThe List by Sibohan Vivian (April 1)

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn’t matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up. This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, “pretty” and “ugly.”

The False Prince by Jennifer A NielsenThe False Prince by Jennifer A. Neilsen (April 1)

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

Take a Bow by Elizabeth EulbergTake a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (April 1)

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four.

Shell Game by Ridley PearsonShell Game (Kingdom Keepers #5) by Ridley Pearson (April 3)

As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. The Keepers even lose one of their most valuable supporters. But there’s work to do . . . The Disney Dreamleaves Port Canaveral on an historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive guides are on board. But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent.Fear by Michael GrantFear (Gone series #5) by Michael Grant (April 3)

Despite the hunger, despite the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new existence they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversGrave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Trilogy #1) by Robin LeFevers (April 3)

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw WolfBreaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (April 24)

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship. When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free?

The Selection by Kiera CassThe Selection by Kiera Cass (April 24)

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself.

Thumped by Megan McCaffertyThumped (Bumped #2) by Megan McAfferty (April 24)

It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. Since then, their story has become irresistible to legions of girls: twins separated at birth and living different lives, each due to deliver sets of twins . . . on the same day! In a future where only teens can “bump,” or give birth, babies mean money, status, and freedom. Cursed by their own popularity, the girls are obsessively tracked by their millions of fans, who have been eagerly counting down the days to their “Double Double Due Date.” Without a doubt, they are two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and there’s only one thing they could do that would make them more famous than they already are: tell the truth.

Supergirl Mixtapes by Megan BrothersSupergirl Mixtapes by Megan Brothers (April 24)

After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She’s ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she’s always longed for. But just like her beloved New York City, Maria’s life has a darker side. Behind her mother’s carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.

Are you excited for any of these newbies? Are there any I left off my list that you can’t wait for?

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In My Mailbox (4)

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This week the books I’m showcasing did not come in my mailbox. I bought them from
an awesome new and used bookstore in Jacksonville, called Chamblins. Anyway, these titles, which it seems everyone but me had read were half off the cover price, so I yoinked them!
On the left we have Bluebloods by Melissa De La Cruz.
On the right we have Gone by Michael
Grant. Both are first books in series, so that’s exciting too!

As always, you’ll know when I read them!