Friday, October 13, 2017

Books I Want to Read by the End of the Year!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be talking about the books I want to read by the end of the year! There are a couple books I know I'll have read by the end of the year, but there are some I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to.

We all know there are those books that get lost in the shuffle, that you always plan to read, but don't get around to. Here are a couple of those books for me! (In no particular order!)


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Out of all the books on this list, this is actually the one I don't care about as much. I didn't like Throne of Glass that much, but I want to give this series a fair chance. It is so popular, and I'm interested to see what I think of it. I've seen a lot of rave reviews, and a lot of rants as well. Whatever happens, I hope I get a strong reaction out of this!

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall
Map of Fates is the second book in Hall's Conspiracy of Us trilogy. I read The Conspiracy of Us two years ago, which is quite a while ago. I don't remember anything, but I did really like it. I'll probably have to skim the first book or read a spoilery review to restart my memory.

Flame in the Mist or The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
I read The Wrath and the Dawn earlier this year for a readathon, and I really liked it! Ahdieh's writing was so well done, and I hope to read one of her books by the end of this year. I have a hardcopy of Flame in the Mist (that I got for free!!), and I have a library copy of The Rose and the Dagger on reserve. I'm thinking I'll read R+D first, but I have no idea about Flame in the Mist yet.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the second book in the firebird trilogy. Even though I didn't love the first book, I really enjoyed it! (review here!) I wanted to read the second book so much I even bought it, which is basically unheard of for me. The book is sitting in my dorm room waiting to be read!

Some New Adult Book!
So for this one, I have no idea what yet to read but I know I want to read another NA book by the end of the year! Maybe Unteachable by Leah Raeder, Scoring Wilder by RS Grey, or something by Colleen Hoover that I haven't read. This one I'll just leave to the fates!

What are some books that you want to read by the end of the year?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #49

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, out April 3, 2018!

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #48

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk, out January 16, 2018! 
The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic--and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus....

Roma Victor. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to build an empire--an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master's favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end--and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus....

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Wrap Up!

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog!! I'm Genni, and today I'll be wrapping up September!

September was such a crazy month for me. College really kicked into high gear, and I was focused solely on that. There was one week where I had three papers and a midterm, so as you can imagine, I was super busy! My sister did come down though one weekend, and I stayed one night at my home. It was nice to just relax and have a change of scenery for 24 hours. The next weekend, I went home to take care of my dog while my parents had a mini vacation! Even though I was a bit jealous and kinda wanted to go with them, it was so nice to be in town and have the house to myself. I also missed my dog a lot this month, so we got some much needed quality time.

The only really bad thing that happened, was that when I tried to go home, my car was completely dead!! It's a new battery, so even though it was sitting for three weeks, it should have been working. My dad just exchanged the battery (yay for warranty!), and my car is running again!! 


Book I Read This Month!
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
So I completely picked this up on a whim for a readathon, and I was pleasantly surprised! You can check out my review here! The book had a lot of stereotypical characters, and the book meandered for quite a bit. However, the writing really kept me hooked and the plot was very inventive. I won't say what the paranormal creatures are, but I hadn't even heard of them until reading this. I have My Soul to Take 3 out of 5 Stars, and I will be continuing on with the series. 

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
I also read Until Friday Night on a whim! It was free for a small period of time via Riveted Lit, and once I started reading I couldn't stop. Abbi Glines is a very well loved YA and NA author, but something just didn't click for me and this book. Yes, I enjoyed it, but I also had a fair share of problems with it too. Here is my review for more detailed thoughts! I gave the book 3 out of 5 Stars, and won't be continuing with the series. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #47

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles, out March 20, 2018! 
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Monday, September 25, 2017

BOOK REVIEW | Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Title: Until Friday Night
Author: Abbi Glines
Series? Yes, trilogy of companion novels
Pages: 336
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: I read this book for free via Riveted Lit! They always have free reads and excerpts. Check out their page here!

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #46

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase an upcoming release we are excited about. Jill hasn't been posting for quite some time, so Tressa @ Wishful Endings has adopted and renamed WoW to Can't Wait Wednesday.

For this week, I chose Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen, out January 30, 2018!
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.