Jul 31, 2013

Pick-A-Book Thursday #9



Pick-A-Book Thursday is a weekly meme brought you by me :) It is here for all of us to get our to be read piles down a little and help us get to the books we really want to read but just never got around to them. We can sit here weekly and talk about books we pulled from our jars or those that don't have jars, those who picked one off their shelf! Click here for the Original post for more details!

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What book did you pull from your To-Be-Read Book Jar?

* I pulled Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Look below for the synopsis and pic on the book!

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Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, #1)

Make Lemonade
By Virginia Euwer Wolff

Goodreads | Amazon

Viginia Euwer Wolff's groundbreaking novel, written in free verse, tells the story of fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, who is determined to go to college--she just needs the money to get there.

When she answers a babysitting ad, LaVaughn meets Jolly, a seventeen-year-old single mother with two kids by different fathers. As she helps Jolly make lemonade out of the lemons her life has given her, LaVaughn learns some lessons outside the classroom.




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What books did you pull from your TBR Book Jar or TBR List? What books are on your list??

Be sure to leave your links below!!





Review: Ironside

Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)Ironside
Author: Holly Black
Release Date: April 24th, 2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 323
Format: paperback, bought


Synopsis:

In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.

Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
 


My Review:

Kaye is madly in love with Roiben and thinks he feels the same. Until she declares herself to Roiben and he sends her on a quest that is impossible, to find a faerie that can lie. She is alone and depressed beyond what she ever expected. After she tells her mother that she is a faerie, she is cast out also by her mother. She has no idea where she belongs and sets out on a quest of her own to figure it out.

The queen knows about Kaye's declaration and wants to use this against her, but how...that is for you to find out.

I wondered how all the characters of all the books would play out in this final book in the trilogy. I was thinking it would be Val that would be there to save the day, but in fact it is Luis from the 2nd book as well as all the regular characters from Tithe.

Holly does a wonderful job of keeping this final book action packed. Even in the slower parts of the book you still knew that something was right around the corner at all times. I had to fly through the book because I had to know what happened next.

My heart went out to Kaye throughout the book. Her love for Roiben stayed true through all of it. She was confused and alone not knowing the reasons of him sending her away.

The ending was fantastic and kept me scared to see how it would end. I absolutely loved this trilogy and plan to read it again in the next few months because I loved it so much. The love throughout the books and all the craziness that ensues make you no able to stop reading.

I hope all of you go pick this book up. I wish I could say more, but anything more I say will ruin the trilogy and give you all spoilers and I refuse to do that all to you. So if there is anyone out there that would like to talk about the series more in depth, just shoot me an email and I will talk to you through there :)




Couldn't Put it Down!
 
 

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!


No Reverse

No Reverse
By: Marion Croslydon
Release Date: August 12th, 2013

Goodreads


A girl who needs to undo the past.
A boy who wants to forget it.
In love, there’s no way back.


At high school in Steep Hill, Kansas, Cassie O’Malley and Josh MacBride were the poster couple for quarterback/cheerleader romance until they starred in their own tale of teen pregnancy. No need to say: their shotgun wedding was low-key. But when there was no baby anymore, they went their separate ways.

Five years later, Josh has breezed through Georgetown and is about to finish his post-grad degree at Oxford University. He is set to join a lobbying group on Capitol Hill, owned by his new fiancée’s father. For Josh, the sky is now the limit… only he must first take care of a tiny legal matter: technically, he’s still married to the girl who broke his heart.

Meanwhile, Cassie has been waiting tables in Steep Hill to pay for her sick grandmother’s care. On the day of the old lady’s funeral, Cassie is served with two sets of papers. Josh is asking for a divorce. Her heart squeezes, but, well, he moved on a long time ago. But the second envelope shakes Cassie to the core. So, for the first time, she leaves Kansas and heads to good ol’ England.

There, Cassie finds that Josh has not just “moved on,” he’s freakin’ engaged to some blue-blooded heiress. The feelings Cassie had buried deep rush back to her. But no matter if he keeps thrusting the divorce papers under her nose, she needs him to save the only person she loves more than Josh, more than life itself…

 



Jul 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!
 
This one took some work just because I had to try to rack my brain for beginnings or endings. I ended up going through all my bookshelves writing them down as I went!
 
 
Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books
 
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Endings

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
 

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins -- I absolutely loved the ending to this. I ended up reading the last couple chapters a few times because I loved it so much!

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -- I love the whole series, but I think this book had the best ending out of all of them. It wrapped up nicely with just a bit of need for the next book.
 
 The Time Traveler's WifeHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
  
3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger -- Have the tissues ready for this ending. It was fantastic, but it definitely will make you cry.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling -- I was so happy how this wrapped up. There was so much going on at once, but of course, she did a wonderful job ending the series.
 
Along for the RideThe Fault in Our Stars
 
5. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen -- I love all of her books, but the one that really left me with a good feeling when it ended was this one. This is by far my favorite book by her.

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green -- If there was ever a book that made me cry, it was this one. It is such an emotional ride, but yet I don't regret reading it at all, no matter the pain it gave me. The ending is wonderful. I am not saying much more than that so I won't give anything away.
 
When in Doubt, Add ButterDestined (Wings, #4)
 
7. When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison -- I love books that have romance and cooking in them. This one falls into that category. It turns out lovely though and I love the warm fuzzy feeling I got when it ended.
8. Destined by Aprilynne Pike -- I had a love for faerie books. but throughout this series I was so scared I would end up hating this series, but I'm happy to say that I loved the ending. I also had to re-read the last few chapters in this because one time of reading the ending wasn't enough.
 
Beginnings
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)This Is What Happy Looks Like
 
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling -- I don't think this even needs an explanation. I just loved it! I was dragged in right away with the newness that it gave and I was like that through the whole series.
10. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith -- I wasn't that satisfied with the ending, it just felt incomplete. But I loved the beginning of this book. It dragged me in right away into what I wanted to be a wonderful story. If she would have ended it the way it began, It would have gotten a 5 star rating from me, but it still got a 4 anyway :)
 
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Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy!
 
Leave me your links below!
 
 
 

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


Anyone is able to play along, just do the following :)

  • Grab your current read
  • Open 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!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)


My Teaser:

"Max picks his black shirt off his apartment floor and pulls it on. I'm already dressed again."

Page 44, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Goodreads | Amazon
 




Jul 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!! +Giveaway!

 
Today is the day! I am officially 25! AHHHH!!!
 
I wanted to share this day with you all!
 
I'm going out to go shopping and sight seeing with my family and boyfriend!

I asked everyone for gift cards for Amazon or Barnes & Noble so lets hope I get lots of those so I can get lots of books!!
 
For the celebration I am hosting a giveaway!
 
It took me a bit to decide what I wanted to give away!

Here ya guys go!!

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Anna and the French Kiss
By: Stephanie Perkins


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
 
 

 
I read this book a few weeks ago and loved it, and figured it would be the perfect gift to give to one of you!

 

Jul 27, 2013

Guest Post -- Blogger Friendship with Sarah Woodard at Sarah’s Random Musings



I met Sarah back in 2009 as well as a few other bloggers, but due to a marriage then a divorce, I wasn't able to keep in touch with then when I was forced to give up my blog. When I finally got back on my feet, I ran back to blogging and Sarah was one of them to welcome me back with open arms. Then when I asked her to do a guest post, she wrote what is below. I cried as I read it! So I hope you all enjoy it and love it as much as I did!!





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It is really easy to make friends in the Blogosphere. I mean through Twitter and Goodreads, you can find new blogs really easily. There are suggestions and retweets that alert you to people that you should follow.

It is a lot harder to keep friends, because of slumps and just life in general, can take away from blogging. There are the powerhouse bloggers that always post and you wonder if they have a clone or something. There are the people that keep on returning to blogging even when they are busy and miss it when they don’t. Then there are the people that quit and seem to disappear from Earth and sometimes late at night, you’ll end up on their blog and wonder if they are dead. There are also people that stop blogging, but they still have Twitter and Facebook, so you know if they start dating someone or graduate high school. Then there are the people that disappear for a bit and reappear under a new blog. And you are so excited to see them back.

Amber happens to be in the last category. In 2009, she ran Must and Lust for Books. We met through our mutual friend Kelsey in 2009. During that summer, there was quite a big group of people that skyped constantly. We would talk about books, movies, and some random things like that beans were underappreciated. So, we met on skype and talked through Twitter for a while. We became friends, because we were both bloggers and enjoyed similar books.

Until she disappeared!

Then she came back this year at Paradise of Pages. She is a very sweet and nice person. She is also very fun and supportive. So, I am really excited to see her again and I can’t wait to see what she posts next. Anyways, I hope that she has an amazing 25th Birthday and that she doesn’t disappear again!

Yay for blogger friendship!

Sarah @ Sarah's Random Musings

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Thanks again Sarah for the post! SOOOOO Swwweeeeeeettttt! I hope you all go check out her page!!

Jul 26, 2013

Review: Valiant

Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2)Valiant
Author: Holly Black
Release Date: May 31st, 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 313
Format: paperback, bought


Synopsis:

When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.
 


My Review:

Valerie spends her days with her friend Ruth, and her boyfriend Tom...that is until the incident. Valerie had plans to see a hockey game with her boyfriend Tom, She told her mom to tell him she would meet him at the subway. When he doesn't show up, she goes back home to find her mom and her boyfriend in a way no one would want to see. Val has seen pure betrayal and runs out in pain, disgust, and embarrassment.

The last thing Val expected was to run into some kids that live on the street that she ends up living with too. The things that unravel in the story keep you guessing through most of the story.

In Tithe, I really enjoyed the story, but I found it through most of the book to be a slower read, I powered through it in a day, but that was because I wanted to read a book in a day to prove to myself I could. In Valiant, I found I couldn't stop. I took my book with me to work which I never do. I work in a store where I have to help customers come in, and I usually don't want to read if I can't at least get a little reading in when I sit to do so. With Valiant, I found myself reading even a couple sentences when I could.

Let me say this, I LOVE spending time with my boyfriend. He is usually one who likes to play video games and I'm begging for just a little time from him some nights. As I started reading this book, I hate to say this, but I was pretty much thinking in my head "please go play your game". I for the first time since I started reading around my boyfriend, was kind of mad that he was wanting to spend the nights with me. I sat around hoping that he would go do something else so I could snag up some more pages of my book.

He ended up going out with friends tonight, and for the first time in the last week, I was able to sit down undisturbed and read. Guess what I did....I plowed through the book.

There are some aspects in the book that some might not like. There is a small amount of sex in the book, but nothing major at all. one mention of her with her now ex, Tom. and then a moment of weakness on 2 characters parts. This is not the part that you guys will not like though. There is a decent amount of drugs as well as the withdrawal and dependency on drugs, though I will say here, it is a faerie type of drug, but still. It is mentioned in a way that other drugs can be taken that are real.

This didn't bother me though, as I kept on with the story and towards the end there was so much going on I just couldn't stop. This is one of the first books in a trilogy/series that I have liked the second book more than the first.

I even was about to skip this book, as it is completely different characters than the first book, so I was thinking I could just skip to the third book till I realized that the 3rd book had both the first and second book's characters tied into it.

I loved the journey of Val and I can't wait to see how she comes into play in the 3rd book. As the first book dealt with pretty much all faeries as in Valiant, Val is not a faerie. I'm very interested to see how she plays out in the story even being human. I loved getting to see the characters change and watch my opinions on all of the change throughout the story. It was nice to not have them all end up the way you think they will in the beginning. All the characters surprise you, and I loved that. Sometimes through the book there was just no way I could guess what was coming next and I found myself smiling at the end of it all. I had to jump up out of bed and run in here to write this review for you all :)

This book has been on my shelf for a long long time and I have to say I am mad at myself for letting them be there for so long. I thought it was going to be dark evil faeries. There is dark faeries in the books, but there are also a decent amount of other creatures that aren't the usual faeries you would expect.




Couldn't Put it Down!
 
 

Guest Post -- Amanda from I Solemnly Swear

 
 


I want to let you guys meet Amanda. She has become a good friend of mine here in the blogging world. So of course, she was someone I knew I wanted a guest post from this week!

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"One of these things is a lot like the other..."
Hello, all! Big thanks to Amber for having me here at Paradise of Pages! :) Its actually my first guest post ever, so I sat here racking my brain trying to figure out what it is I would like to talk to you all about. And then, for those of you who know me, the obvious came to mind - DUH - Harry Potter... well, sort of.

Once upon a time, summers for me were synonymous with Harry and J.K. Rowling, a release of some sort coming almost every summer once the movies got going. Are you guys big fans like me? I'll tell ya, I've spent the last few years trying to find something similar that I enjoy as much as the Harry Potter series and I'm sure you can agree - it hasn't been easy!

The closest thing I've found that somewhat satisfies the nostalgic feeling is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Have you read it (or at least heard of it, I hope!)? Percy Jackson, 12 years old, finds out he's not just a troubled young boy, but his dad is a god and he's basically got magical powers as a demi-god, and goes away to Camp Half-Blood to train and learn how to save the world. Sound familiar? The similarities aren't a bad thing though. I love getting lost in this series also, and there will still be more releases which, for now, satisfy my need for a release while Rowling writes other things.

Another series I've found that gives me the same tinglies is the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Its a little different in the sense that there's no alternate world that the characters enter. Some of the characters do find things out about themselves, powers, secret pasts, etc. But I think what I love about not that important to them, as compared to other aspects in a novel.
these books is the worlds we have the opportunity to enter, such as we do when we enter the wizarding world and Hogwarts. Is world-building a important to you guys as it is to me? I guess this may seem like an obvious question to some, but I've actually heard from fellow bloggers that world-building is.
 
I've mentioned two newer series that I love in comparison to Harry Potter, but how about some of the older series, things that were published a long time ago and preceded Harry Potter and paved the way for Rowling's work? The Chronicles of Narnia. One of my favorites - I love being in that world. Lord of the Rings. Havent read it, but I've heard that if you're looking to escape good old earth, its the place to go! How about A Song of Fire and Ice? I've only read half of the first book, A Game of Thrones (I've seen every episode of the TV show, twice, lol), but the world in this series is like... mind-blowing. If you haven't read it, and you are into fantasy, and world-building is important to you, this series by George R. R. Martin is for you!
 
 
For those of you who wish for the same thing, books - old and new - that have the same characteristics as the Harry Potter series, you have my suggestions and here's a Goodreads list with suggestions of almost 200 book that other recommend for HP-lovers! And though there are so many on this lists and the few I've mentioned, I know there are gems hiding out there that our fellow bloggers have heard about and read.

So for those of you who have been who have been looking and who have found: share! Please! I'd love to hear your input on what you think would make it on our own personal "If you like Harry Potter then you might like..." lists. Lets put one together for our fellow readers. I cant wait to hear what your suggestions are, and I promise I will add them all to my TBR and read them!

It was great visiting, today! Please, come visit my blog after taking a tour around Amber's awesome blog! I have a Harry Potter read-along/discussion series going on that my fellow fans might enjoy. Hope to see you all around soon! :)
 
 
Amanda @ i solemnly swear
 
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Thanks Amanda!! Great post! I loved reading it, and I'm sure all my readers will love reading it too!!

Jul 25, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

Hey guys, this is my Feature and Follow Friday post! This post is hosted by two different blogs, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! This meme is here for everyone to be able to get their blog out there and get more followers!! Links are below for you to look at others, follow them, and link your own blog!

 
 
Question: 

What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?

Answer: For me, it really depends on the book. I have 2 different book shelves right now. I have one book shelf that has all my I really enjoyed/loved these books shelf. I also have another shelf that has all my books I haven't read yet with a couple shelves of books I've read and liked but aren't quite worthy of the special shelf.

For Ebooks I can't really do much. I just leave them on my kindle and write a review on them but they are not sorted in any way, but now that I think about it, I might need to do that to get some order to the thing, lol!
 
 


 


Next week's question:


Activity: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

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  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
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  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
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  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
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    Thanks for visiting :) Can't wait to meet all you new bloggers and connect some more to my old ones!

     
     
     
     

    Guest Post -- Nikki Godwin (Author of the upcoming book American Girl on Saturn)



    Nikki Godwin, YA AuthorAs I started to get more into the twitter world of bloggers, I posted one day that I really needed some new bookmarks....Nikki came to the rescue. She sent me bookmarks of her as well as her sisters that were all signed. I was so excited and had to even fangirl to my boyfriend over them. So I decided for my birfday, I was gonna ask her for a guest post and hope for the best! Well, as you guys can see, she was very happy to write me something!! I feel so special that have relationships with authors. I always had then high up on the shelf as celebrities to me, I never expected to be able to have a conversation with them!



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    As a young adult author, there's one thing I know I'll always have to write about – relationships. And that doesn't translate to romance. Teen fiction covers friendships, parental issues, self discovery, and obviously, romantic relationships. Maybe I'm reading the wrong books, but I don't see enough sibling interaction, and when I do, I sometimes wonder if the author even has siblings because it's far from realistic to me. I adore sibling relationships and try to squeeze them into every book I write, in some way or another. From time to time, I even like to dig into the time capsule of my brain and pull from my own memories, and this was something I had to do a lot of for American Girl On Saturn.

    When I was fourteen, my dad and stepmom lived next door to my grandfather. On the other side of my grandfather's house, there was a family with two sons – one of whom was my age and the other a year or so younger. My stepsister and I spent many, many hours on my grandfather's porch, giggling about the guys and hoping they'd take notice of us. On one very fateful summer day, the guys had a few friends over, and I was in teenage heaven while they ran around shirtlessly playing football. These boys knew they had an audience, so they ventured into their house and emerged moments later with towels wrapped around their waists. Of course, they had their shorts on under the towels, but they enjoyed the shock factor of playing flag football with towels rather than flags.

    Weekend visits to Dad's house were my escape from my 24/7 sister, Emily. For two days, we ignored each other's existences and did our own things because we lived with Mom full time and never had a true break from one another. On that very fateful summer day, Emily strolled up to my grandfather's house, stopped halfway across the yard, and screamed, "Ohmygod! Those boys are naked! I'm telling Kim!" In true five-year-old fashion, she bolted back toward Dad's house, screaming the entire way about naked boys and how my stepsister and I were watching them. Moments later, my grandfather's phone rang, and my very confused stepmom said something along the lines of, "I'm sure Emily must've mistaken something, but she said the boys next door are playing football...naked." After an explanation of the towels, my stepmom was totally cool with the mistaken nudity, but some moments never leave your memory...like your sister accusing the boys next door of being naked in their yard (while you watched, nonetheless!).

    While writing American Girl On Saturn, I tapped back into those old little sister memories. The family in this book, the Bransons, have three daughters – Chloe (18), Aralie (17), and the infamous Emery (6). Chloe is like a calm butterfly while Aralie is an angry hornet who won't let you get away with swatting at her. Emery is the wildcard beetle with a pretty metallic shell, but you're not quite sure if she's just going to crawl by peacefully or spit poisonous juices at you. That's the beauty and unpredictability of writing about siblings, especially with an age gap and mixed personality types. As my dedication page will explain, Emily is the Aralie that I have now and the Emery that I had then.

     I hope you'll check out American Girl On Saturn on August 29th to get to know the Branson sisters, the boyband Spaceships Around Saturn, and be a witness to Emery's own mistaken nudity incident! Many thanks to the lovely Amber for having me on her blog today!
     
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    Thanks again Nikki for the post!! I'm a lucky girl!!


    Jul 24, 2013

    Pick-A-Book Thursday #8



    Pick-A-Book Thursday is a weekly meme brought you by me :) It is here for all of us to get our to be read piles down a little and help us get to the books we really want to read but just never got around to them. We can sit here weekly and talk about books we pulled from our jars or those that don't have jars, those who picked one off their shelf! Click here for the Original post for more details!

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    If you didn't get to pick from one of the jars/lists, How are you coming with your pick from last time? Are you enjoying it so far?

    * I have about 50 more pages from the book Valiant in the trilogy and hope to start tonight Ironside, the final book in the trilogy. I am really enjoying it so far and can't wait to see how it all wraps up in the final book!

    Hope to be pulling a new book from my jar for next week!

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    This is the 3rd and final book of the trilogy that I will be reading!

     


    Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)Ironside
    By Holly Black

    Goodreads | Amazon


    In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.

    Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?

     




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    What books did you pull from your TBR Book Jar or TBR List? What books are on your list??

    Be sure to leave your links below!!