Thursday, November 2, 2017

October Book Haul, Wrap-Up, and November TBR 2017


Hello, fellow bookworms!!! 

Wow, I cannot believe how quickly October went and that we are already in November and the weather is chilly and that it's time to start preparing ourselves for the holidays!

I had a really good bookish month! I hope you did as well!!!

However, the reason why you won't find any "book pile pics" today is that I managed to not only lose my camera but my phone decided to die too, lol! So I'll be pretty quiet on my social media for the next few weeks while I try to replace both... but in the meantime, here's a wrap-up of my October and a peek at my November bookish endeavors :) 



My OCTOBER Book Haul



*What I received to review...

- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/HB) from Scholastic 
SLAYERS AND VAMPIRES: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy and Angel by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (A/HB) from Tor Books
OVER THE UNDERWORLD (The Unbelievable FIB #2) by Adam Shaughnessy (MG/PB) from Algonquin Young Readers 
CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G. (Graphic Novel/PB) from First Second (Macmillan) 
MOST PEOPLE by Michael Leannah (C/HB) from Tilbury House Publishers
- BABY CHOMPER'S BATH TIME by Jeff Minich (C/HB) from Nuggies
SQUIGGLE! by Kenzo Hayashi (C/PB) from Workman Publishing 
TANGLED UP IN TINSEL (Sunshine Creek Vineyard series #3) by Candis Terry (A/mass PB) from Avon Books

From Book Sparks:
- A DANGEROUS YEAR (Riley Collins #1) by Kes Trester (YA/PB) 
- GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar (YA/PB) 
- A DANGEROUS WOMAN FROM NOWHERE by Kris Radish (A/PB) f
- BEFORE I KNEW (Cabot series #1) by Jamie Beck (A/PB) from Book Sparks 

From Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse:
FREEFALL by Joshua David Bellin (YA/ARC) 
LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster (YA/ARC) 

From Peachtree Publishing: 
- LITTLE RED by Bethan Woolvin (C/HB)  
- RAPUNZEL by Bethan Woollvin (C/HB) 
- THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Carla Morris (C/HB) 
- LION vs. RABBIT by Alex Latimer (C/PB)  

From Disney-Hyperion:
- BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley Johannes (MG/HB) 
- WILLIAM'S WINTER NAP by Linda Ashman (C/HB) 
- PAPILLON GOES TO THE VET (Papillon #2) by A.N. Kang (C/HB) 
- TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Coloring Book by Disney (E/PB) 
- THE PERCY JACKSON Coloring Book by Disney (E/PB) 

*Books I received as gifts or from giveaways...
- GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (YA/HB) through Llama Book Swap 
- HUNTED by Meagan Spooner (YA/HB) from Uncut Book Box 
- THE RULES OF MAGIC (Practical Magic #0) by Alice Hoffman (A/HB) from Simon Books 
- CHRISTMAS BLISS (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #4) by Mary Kay Andrews (A/mass PB) from my mom :) 

*Books I purchased this month... 
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/signed HB) 
- SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin (MG/HB) 
- THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie (MG/HB) 
EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone (YA/Signed PB)
- MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN by Jason Reynolds (YA/Signed HB) 
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE (The Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden (MG/PB) 
- THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey (MG/HB) 
- WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA/HB) 
- PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman (A/PB) 
- MY LIFE HAD STOOD A LOADED GUN by Emily Dickinson - Penguin Black Classic Editon 
- A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens - V & A Classic Edition
- DART by Alice Oswald - Faber & Faber Classic Editon 
- KID by Simon Armitage - Faber & Faber Classic Edition 



What I read in OCTOBER


- CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G. (MG/PB Graphic Novel) 
- LION vs. RABBIT by Alex Latimer (C/PB) 
- SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin (MG/ARC) 
- A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY by Alexis Okeowo (YA/ARC) 
- THE PERFECT SCORE by Rob Buyea (MG/ARC) 
- SCION OF THE FOX (The Realms of Ancient #1) by S.M. Beiko (MG/ARC) 
- CAST NO SHADOW by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa (YA/PB Graphic Novel)
- MOST PEOPLE by Michael Leannah (C/HB) 
- LITTLE RED by Bethan Woolvin (C/HB) 
- RAPUNZEL by Bethan Woollvin (C/HB) 
- HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles (YA/PB Graphic Novel) 
- THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Carla Morris (C/HB) 
- BABY CHOMPER'S BATH TIME by Jeff Minich (C/HB) 
- THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll (YA/PB graphic novel) 
- RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer (YA/ARC) 
- PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman (A/PB) 
SLAYERS AND VAMPIRES by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (YA-A/HB) 

What I plan on reading in NOVEMBER


At this time of the year, I like to keep my TBRs pretty flexible! It's when I try to read books that I have been wanting to read this year but didn't quite have the time to do so... so this is my stack for November, however, if something else I'm in the mood for pops up, I'll definitely be picking it up ;) 

First, I hope to finish reading: 

- THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman (A/HB) 
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/HB) 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these: 

- THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/HB) 
- HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire (A/ARC) 
- WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER by Leigh Bardugo (YA/HB) 
- WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA/HB) 
- BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge (YA/HB) 
- WILLIAM'S WINTER NAP by Linda Ashman (C/HB) 
- PAPILLON GOES TO THE VET by A.N. Kang (C/HB)
- BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley Johannes (MG/HB) 
- THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden (YA/PB) 



Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... and leave your blog or book haul links too!


Happy reading!!!


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ENJOY!!! And, thanks for stopping by today!!!
xoxoxo

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Blog Tour (My Top 10 Favorite Heroes): RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer (YA)


Renegades #1
by Marissa Meyer
Release date: November 7th, 2017
Published by: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Format read: ARC from the publisher.


SUMMARY

Secret identities. Extraordinary powers.
She wants vengeance.
He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies - humans with extraordinary abilities - who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... 
except for the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice - and in Nova. But Nova's allegiances is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

MY TOP TEN FAVORITE SUPERHEROES

1. WONDER WOMAN - “Please take my hand. I give it to you as a gesture of friendship and love, and of faith freely given. I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream.”

2. HULK - "Hulk, SMASH!" 

3. SPIDER-MAN - "Whatever life holds for me, I will never forget these words: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift. This is my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man."

4. SUPERMAN - "You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me." 

5. HARLEY QUINN - "I've made so many mistakes there's no one left who believes in me." 

6. MS. MARVEL - "Good is not a thing you are, it's a thing you do."

7. BLACK WIDOW - "I do not belong. I am exceptional. I am the exception." 

I was trying to keep my list fun and light-hearted, but... 

8. MY MOM - Because she is the most loving, strongest and stubborn woman I know <3

9. ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES - I have a strong respect for these people who have sacrificed so much and more to protect us and stand up for what they believe in. A job that I can never endure. 

10. FIRST RESPONDERS - I have a HUGE admiration for all of those that sacrifice their lives on a daily basis! The fire and police departments, all in the emergency response teams, doctors and nurses, etc. It takes a very strong person to witness and do what they have done, and continue to do on a daily basis. Something that I don't think I could ever have the courage, nor stomach, to do. I am so grateful for those who can! 


*Please note: An advanced reader copy was sent to me from the publisher for an honest review for this blog tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not swayed by anyone/anything.
Please feel free to leave a comment or email me with any questions and/or inquiries. 
Thank you.





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Take the QUIZ and find out now!!!


And, in case you were wondering... 
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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Marissa Meyer
  

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book.

Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. 

She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September 2017 Book Haul, Wrap-Up and October TBR


Hi there! I hope you are all doing well... 
in light of all the bad things that have been happening in the world, I am trying really hard to keep things in perspective and appreciate everything that I have. Being a mom to all young boys and having family in Puerto Rico has really taken a toll on me and my family. It's been difficult trying to help my boys understand everything that has happened, and also, trying to keep a positive mind while waiting to hear directly from our family members (we have received calls second-handedly letting us know that they are alive and as well as can be in their circumstances, but not from them directly yet)... in the meantime, I have been told that trying to do what makes us happy is a good way to stay calm, patient and find peace. So here I am, sharing my belated book haul, wrap-up, and TBR :) 

Many hugs to you all!!! 

...

Here are all the books I've read and accumulated throughout September :) 


My AUGUST Book Haul



*What I received to review...

THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor (YA/PB) from BookSparks 
- LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton (A/PB) from BookSparks 
- THE WANDERERS by Kate Ormand (YA/HB) from Sky Pony Press 
- FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown (C/HB) from NorthSouth Books 
- RISE OF THE JUMBIES (The Jumbies #2) by Tracey Baptiste (MG/HB) from Workman Publishing 
- THIS BOOK ISN'T SAFE by Colin Furze (MG/HB) from Wunderkind PR/Razorbill 
- OVER THE UNDERWORLD (The Unbelievable Fib #2) by Adam Shaughnessy (MG/ARC) from Algonquin Young Readers (Workman Publishing) 



From Fierce Reads and First Second Books - YA/ARCs (Macmillan)
RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer 
- LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE by Claire Kann 
- INK IRON AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare 
- PITCH DARK by Courtney Alameda 
- LOSING LEAH by Tiffany King 
- WHITE RABBIT by Caleb Roehrig 
- THE GREED (The Cruelty #2) by Scott Bergstrom  
- SPEAK: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Illustrated by Emily Carroll (Sampler) 
- WIRE AND NERVE, Volume 2: GONE ROGUE by Marissa Meyer, Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin (Sampler) 


*Books I received as gifts or from giveaways...
- CASTLE OF WATER by Dane Hucklebridge (A/HB) 
- A STING IN THE TALE: MY ADVENTURES WITH BUMBLEBEES by Dave Goulson (Adult/HB) 
- GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Classic/PB) - Puffin Classics Edition 
- HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON'S FAIRY TALES retold by Naomi Lewis (Classic/PB) - Puffin Classics Edition 

*Books I received through #BooksForTrade via twitter...
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/signed ARC) 
- WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon (YA/ARC) 


*Books I purchased this month... 
WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo (YA/signed HB) 
- WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo (UK signed edition)
- ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (PB) Penguin Books Classic Edition 
- JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling (PB) Puffin Classics 
- LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott (PB) Puffin Classics 
- MAKING COCOA FOR KINGSLEY AMIS by Wendy Cope (HB) Faber Classics Edition 
- NIL NIL by Don Patterson (HB) Faber Classics Edition 
- THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley (HB) Jessie Willcox Smith Classics Edition 



What I read in AUGUST




- WEIRD BUT TRUE DAILY PLANNER: 365 Days to Fill with School, Sports, Friends, and Fun! by National Geographic Kids  
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS UNITED STATES ATLAS by National Geographic Kids  
- PASHMINA by Nidhi Chanani 
- DOG DAYS OF SCHOOL by Kelly DiPucchio and Brian Biggs
- FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown 
- A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE by Penny Parker Klostermann 
- THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher 
- IMAGINE THAT! HOW DR. SEUSS WROTE THE CAT IN THE HAT by Judy Sierra 
- THE BOOK OF GOLD by Bob Staake 
- COOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy  
- THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER by Bob Shea  
- BRUCE'S BIG MOVE by Ryan T. Higgins  
- SPINNING by Tillie Walden  
- SHIVER (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater - reread 
- THE DAM KEEPER by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi  
- GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust  
- THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor 
- THE WANDERERS by Kate Ormand - reread

What I plan on reading in SEPTEMBER



First, I hope to finish reading: 

- THE PERFECT SCORE by Rob Buyea  
- A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY by Alexis Okeowo  
- CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G. 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these: 

- CAST NO SHADOW by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa 
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater  
- SCION OF THE FOX (The Realms of Ancient #1) by S.M. Beiko 
- SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin  
- RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer  
- HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles 
- HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire 
- MOST PEOPLE by Michael Leannah 
- WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon 
- THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Carla Morris 
- LITTLE RED by Bethan Woollvin
- RAPUNZEL by Bethan Woolvin 



Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... and leave your blog or book haul links too!


Happy reading!!!

P.S. My time as 
a rep for 
Otter Nonsense Designs has ended :(
Jamie-Leigh has the CUTEST bookmarks! Be sure to check her shop out for the latest designs! 




ENJOY!!! And, thanks for stopping by today!!!
xoxoxo

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cover Reveal, Giveaway and Virtual Signing Information for BRAVE (Wicked #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (NA)


I was so thrilled to find out that the third book to Jennifer L. Armentrout's A Wicked Saga series will be released the day after my birthday! And, that I get to help reveal the stunning bookcover to you all today!!! 

Let us know what you think of it!


by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected release date: December 11th, 2017
Published by: Self-published by author
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Format: Paperback, eBook 


SUMMARY

Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It's more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it's coming between her and the man she's fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life-altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far-reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart. 
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves but with an enemy, she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves - and, ultimately, to save herself. 

Because behind every evil fae Prince, there's a Queen... 




VIRTUAL SIGNING INFORMATION

To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing!

Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order a SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!!!

And best of all - this is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!


The virtual signing OPENS on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 11:00am EST... 
and will END on Friday, November 17th, 2017!


GIVEAWAY

- Enter to win a SURPRISED SIGNED PRIZE PACK!!!
(Containing multiple signed books and swag)!
- Giveaway is open internationally!
- Giveaway ENDS Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

*Bumbles and Fairy-Tales is not responsible for any lost, damaged, unclaimed, etc. prizes.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jennifer L. Armentrout


#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author...
Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true.

When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

LINKS:  Goodreads / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: DARK OF THE WEST by Joanna Hathaway (YA)


I am so happy to be able to share with you the cover reveal to another one of my most anticipated books for 2018 today!!!


by Joanna Hathaway
Expected release date: 2018
Published by: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook


SUMMARY

He was raised in revolution. 
She was raised in a palace.
Can their love stop a war?

CODE NAME VERITY meets THE WINNER'S CURSE in Joanna Hathaway's DARK OF THE WEST, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan's mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it's the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania - Aurelia's mother. Determined to avenge his wife's murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a polt which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan's mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he's been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it - a war in which Athan's father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teen struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they've been raised to believe.


PRAISE FOR Dark of the West

"In this reimagining of Europe's world wars, Joanna Hathaway delivers a novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure. DARK OF THE WEST is a heart-pounding romp that will leave the reader wanting more."
- Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Airplane battles, revolutions, palace intrigue, star-crossed love, feuds spanning generations. This story's scope is ambitious, a world unto itself, yet Hathaway wields the narrative with powerful precision. DARK OF THE WEST is a debut to be reckoned with."
- Ryan Graudin, author of the WOLF BY WOLF duology 


ADD this to your GOODREADS list now!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Joanna Hathaway

Joanna Hathaway is an avid storyteller and history buff whose writing is inspired by her great-grandfather's participation in WWI. 

She loves traveling the globe, flying in airplanes, and is forever a "horse girl". 

Born in Montreal, Canada, Hathaway now resides in Minnesota. 

DARK OF THE WEST is her debut novel.

LINKS:  Goodreads / Twitter / Instagram 


 
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