Fandom of the Month Club: January 2016

IT’S FANDOM TIME!!! Hell yea.

So, I’m sure all of you know the drill by now. t is a basic subscription service: every month they send you something. But, Fandom of the Month is entirely centered around Fandoms (The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, etc.). You can sign up and check them out here: Fandom of the Month Club.

Who wants to get all sentimental with me? Ya ready? I hope so. This month’s theme is……


For the record, I squealed so loudly when I opened my mail box and saw this that the entire mail room looked at me like I’d suddenly sprouted a second head or something equally ridiculous.

This month is awesome, I mean, honestly how could a Death Eater theme not be awesome? JUST LOOK AT THE POST CARD!


And the freaken magnet! I mean, look at it… do you guys know how awesome this is? It makes my inner fangirl go squee.



First piece of jewelry first, though it isn’t really jewelry. LOOK AT THIS POCKET MIRROR THINGY! I love it.



We also have Dark Mark earrings! They’re so adorable, strangely enough. I cannot wait to wear them.


Last but not least, and possibly my favorite (besides the earrings) is this awesome charm bracelet that I also cannot wait to wear.



So, what do you think guys? Have you subscribed or are you thinking about it? Also… THE JEWELRY IS SO PRETTY.



The Infinity Dreams Award

First off, I want to send a huge, warm thank you to Parneet at The Enchanted Book for nominating me for this. It always makes me go full butterfly mode when someone takes time out of their day, looks at my blog, and says “Let’s tag that shiz” (Vocabulary optional). If you don’t already, GO FOLLOW THE WONDERFUL LADY AND BE AMAZED BY HER AWESOMENESS!!


The Rules:

  1. Thank the blog that nominated you
  2. Give 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the blogger’s questions
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and set some questions

11 Random Facts I’ve Probably Mentioned Somewhere In Cyberspace Before:

  1. I am blind in my right eye
  2. I am currently in the second semester of my sophomore year in college
  3. You can never guess my favorite color…. (shh… it’s because I like them all)
  4. I graduated high school certified in Spanish, now all I can remember is how to ask where the bathroom is or if I can have a beer
  5. I absolutely love watching scary movies but I tend to regret it a few hours later when I can’t sleep
  6. My favorite season is Fall because I love watching all of the leaves change into pretty rainbow colors
  7. I am extremely antisocial and my general punishment is someone forcing me to go socialize
  8. I am so competitive that I tackled my best friend while playing Spoons…. and yes, I won.
  9. I am the instigator of everything. Someone did something stupid worthy of AFV or Ridiculousness? You bet your buttons I was involved in some way, shape, or form.
  10. I am a Leo, hear me roar
  11. I am completely obsessed with Supernatural…like, it’s bad.

Parneet’s Questions:

1. Who is your biggest inspiration?

Inspiration for what, exactly? For my blog, probably a mishmash of unnameable people that made me realize it was acceptable to fangirl in public. In life? My biggest inspiration and driving force that makes me do what I do is my parents. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t hear one of their voices in my head telling me to follow my dreams or that I can do something I think is impossible. I can’ thank them enough for that, so the least I can do is make them proud.

2. What is it about your favorite character that you love?

WHY MUST YOU TORTURE ME SO! I cannot possibly pick a favorite character, I love far too many. So, instead, I can tell you the qualities I love. First off, I love smart asses (I’m looking at you Rose Hathaway and Jace Wayland/Morgenstern/Lightwood/Heronadle). I don’t know what it is about them (that’s a lie) that draws me in. I feel as though I can identify with them, mostly their sarcastic assholish tendencies. Besides that, loyalty to a cause or to their values and beliefs is anther big clue in for me. I love it when a character sticks to their convictions and then those convictions become a driving force in their decisions. THAT is something I identify with.

3. What is your favorite book and why?

ALLLLL THE BOOKS. Asking me what type of book is my favorite is like asking me to pick if I like my mom or dad more. Just no.

4. If you were your favorite book character, what would a typical day in your life look like?

Oh lordy, do you really want to know? First of all, I do not have the ability to pick a single favorite book character to live a day in the life of. If I had full creative authority over this situation, I would live a day in the life of each and every one of the characters who have graced my looooonng list of favorites. You know, Kaz Breker, Rose Hathaway, Jace Wayland, Will Herondale, Daemon Black, Alice Cullen, Cinder, Grimalkin (Yes I would want to be a cat)…. should I continue? I can go on for hours.

5. What would happen if you were to transport into the book you are currently reading?

Well, I would be in the midst of a zombie apocalypse – or hitting Mr. Darcy over the head with a sharpened shovel depending on which book this transported me into.

6. Give a quote from a book that has influenced you or changed you as a person.

This quote is actually part of the tag line for my blog because I love it so much. (I even plan on getting a tattoo… eventually)

“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” – Cassandra Clare

7. What is your favorite kind of dessert?

ICE CREAM, CHEESECAKE, REGULAR CAKE, PIE!!!!! All of it…. just gimme a dessert.

8. How much do you love books? (More than people, more than the internet?)

Uhhh… See below?


That’s it folks! For this tag/award/thing, I shall neglect to actually tag individual people. If you want to do it, go ahead and knock yourselves out. ❤



Waiting On Wednesday # 17

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted each week by Breaking the Spine and lets us spotlight a book that we are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week’s Waiting On Wednesday is Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard!

Publication: February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen

Summary from Goodreads:

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?



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Teaser Tuesday # 17

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

This weeks Teaser Tuesday is for This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers!

“The thing no one tells you about surviving, about the mere act of holding out, is how many hours are nothing because nothing happens. They also don’t tell you about how you can share your deepest secrets with someone, kiss them, and the next hour it’s like there’s nothing between you because not everything can mean something all the time or you’d be crushed under the weight of it.”

“This is not a test. Listen closely. This is not a test.”
But I think she’s wrong. I think this is a test.
It has to be.”



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Coming Soon: February 2016

February is full of awesome things, well, that’s a lie. It’s Valentines Day mostly. But, alas! There is more than just a horrible holiday where you realize just how much you prefer fictional boys from Young Adult books, THERE ARE MORE BOOKS COMING OUT! From historical fiction to high fantasy, February’s releases are going to completely kill my bank account.

1. Raging Sea by Michael Buckley

Summary from Goodreads:

In the first book of Michael Buckley’s Undertow trilogy, the Alpha arrived and the world was never the same. At the start of the second book, most of south Brooklyn is in ruins and the nation is terrified. Nearly everyone that Lyric Walker loves is either missing or presumed dead, including the mesmerizing prince Fathom. It’s up to Lyric to unite the Alpha before the second wave of a cataclysmic invasion wipes out mankind for good.

February 2nd 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

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2. Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Summary from Goodreads:

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

February 2nd 2016 by Balzer + Bray

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3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Summary from Goodreads:

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are  Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

February 2nd 2016 by Philomel Books

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4. Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Summary from Goodreads:

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

February 2nd 2016 by HarperTeen

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5. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Summary from Goodreads:

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

February 9th 2016 by Simon Pulse

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6. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Summary from Goodreads:

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen

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7. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Summary from Goodreads:

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

February 9th 2016 by Harper Teen

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8. The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine

Summary from Goodreads:

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

February 16th 2016 by Balzer + Bray

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9. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…

Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

February 16th 2016 by Greenwillow Books

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10. Firstlife by Gena Showalter

Summary from Goodreads:




Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

February 23rd 2016 by Harlequin Teen

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11. After the Woods by Kim Savage

Summary from Goodreads:

Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

February 23rd 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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