Saturday, November 25, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Achilles by Greg Boose

Title: Achilles
Author: Greg Boose
Series? Yes, the Deep Sky Saga
Pages: 288
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Source: I received an e-galley of Achilles via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts and opinions are my own. :)
The year is 2221, and humans have colonized an earthlike planet called Thetis in the Silver Foot Galaxy. After a tragic accident kills off dozens of teenage colonists, Thetis's leaders are desperate to repopulate. So the Mayflower 2, a state-of-the-art spaceship, sets off across the universe to bring 177 new recruits to the colony.

For Jonah Lincoln, an orphaned teen who's bounced between foster homes and spent time on the streets of Cleveland, the voyage is a chance to reinvent himself, to be strong and independent and brave the way he could never be on Earth. But his dreams go up in smoke when their ship crash-lands, killing half the passengers and leaving the rest stranded--not on Thetis, but on its cruel and unpeopled moon, Achilles.

Between its bloodthirsty alien life forms and its distance from their intended location, Achilles is far from an ideal resting place. The situation is already dire, but when all of the adults suddenly disappear, leaving the teenage passengers to fend for themselves, Jonah doubts they'll survive at all, much less reach Thetis. Especially when it appears Achilles isn't as uninhabited as they were led to believe.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #54

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday, which is also called Can't Wait Wednesday! WoW is now hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings! Make sure to check out her blog after this. :)

Today I'll be showcasing American Panda by Gloria Chao, out Feburary 6, 2018!

An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth--that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Better Late Than Never? // October Wrap Up!

 Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be going over all the books I read in October! And yes, it's halfway through November, but I still wanted to do a post dedicated to October.

I only managed to read six books, which really surprised me! I read a lot of short stories and textbook excerpts for school though, and I was way too slammed with schoolwork to focus that much on reading or blogging. Without further ado, here are the books I read this past month!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #53

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in WoW! Waiting on Wednesday is now handled by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. If you see posts with the name Can't Wait Wednesday, they're the same thing.

Today, I'll be showcasing Save the Date by Morgan Maston!
Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson.

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Title: The Sea King
Author: C.L. Wilson
Series? Yes, the Weather Mages of Mystral (unknown if it's a trilogy, duology, etc.)
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Source: I received The Sea King in exchange for an honest review via Edelweiss! All opinions are my own. :)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral...

He wasn't supposed to choose her...

Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.

She didn't dare wed him...

A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate's gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control— until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.

Until evil threatens everything they hold dear...

When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys is in a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer's formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love

Friday, November 10, 2017

Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews | BLOG TOUR - Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in a blog tour for Offsetting Penalties by Ally Matthews! If you want to know more of my thoughts on the book, check out my review here!

Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.
Here are all the lovely links to peruse!

Here is the Tour Schedule!!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sci Fi Month 2017!!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! This post is a little late, but I wanted you the know that this month I am participating in Sci-Fi Month! I've participated twice before, and this will be my third year in a row. Sci-Fi Month is hosted by Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow and Imyril @ x+1!

This whole month, I'll be focusing on reading science-fiction. As the mood reader I am, I will probably read a mix of genres, but I'm gibing science fiction more attention. 

So, here are some of the books I plan on reading this month! I'm also planning on reading some short stories, which I want to do a collective review of.