Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #45: "Warcross" by Marie Lu

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Warcross (Warcross, #1) 

Title: "Warcross"
Author: Marie Lu
Expected Publication: September 12, 2017

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
While I have yet to finish a series by Marie Lu (because I'm a trash human), I have absolutely loved all of her books. I'm fascinated by the idea of a virtual world and can't wait to see how everything plays out. Plus I've only heard great reviews!
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble 

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bookish Bingo: Summer 2017 Results and Fall 2017 Board

Bookish Bingo is a super cool feature created by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews that I love to follow. It provides a bunch of great challenges, and you want to try to get as many bingos as possible!

Wow, had no clue "bookish" wouldn't show up with my background. Well... I have been meaning to make changes anyways.
Summer Board
I ended up only getting two bingos. I actually totally forgot about the board, but a bunch of books I read fortunately fit the challenges.
Fall Board
I haven't really decided what books I plan to read yet, but they will primarily be books for #TheReadingQuest and Sequel September.

Do you plan on joining?


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sequel September Readathon

Sequel September is hosted by Kathy at Books and Munches.

  • Post a blogpost saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the TBR-sequels and pingback to this post
  • Share your list of all the TBR-sequels that you own and then decide which ones to give priority to
  • If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #SequelSeptember so we can follow up on each other
  • [No rule] Maybe, just maybe I’m going to give a random participant a little something

My Potential TBR
  •  Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
  • Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  • Champion by Marie Lu
  • Deliverance by C.J. Redwine
  • The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  • Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • Starfall by Melissa Landers
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu
  • The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd
  • The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
  • Emerald Green by Kierstin White
These aren't all the unread sequels I have, but they are just some of the many. My goal is to read 4, and I think I have plenty to choose from. Depending on other challenges/readathons/etc, I may read some other sequels that aren't listed.
What books do you plan to read for Sequel September?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bout of Books 20: Wrap Up

 Bout of Books 20
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

So Bout of Books is over, and it went pretty well. I read quite a bit and finished a few books, but sadly life got in the way a few days so I wasn't able to read or accomplish as much as I had hoped.

-Finish Serpentine by Cindy Pon (#TheReadingQuest)  
-Finish Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (#TheReadingQuest)  
-Finish Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (Leftover from #Unhaulathon    
-Read Want by Cindy Pon (#TheReadingQuest)
-Read The Young Elites by Marie Lu  
-Complete 3 daily challenges
-Finish the Mage Quest for #TheReadingQuest
-Decide and start books for #RainbowReadathon17 and #WWReadathon

I accomplished 4 of my goals (finish Serpentine and Uninvited and read The Young Elites). I started Want, but I'm getting through it slowly. I'm having trouble getting into it, so I hope that changes soon! I also decided and started my books for #RainbowReadathon17 and #WWReadathon, so I started Slasher Girls and Monster Boys. I'm not someone who loves scary things, so some of these stories have really creeped me out!

~Books Read: Serpentine, The Young Elites  
~Pages Read: 139 (Serpentine: 87, The Young Elites: 56)  
~Total Pages Read: 139  
~Total Books Finished: 1 (Serpentine)  
~Challenge: Introduce yourself in six words

~Books Read: The Young Elites
~Pages Read: 90
~Total Pages Read: 229
~Total Books Finished: 1 (Serpentine)
~Challenge: NA

~Books Read: The Young Elites, Uninvited
~Pages Read: 377 (The Young Elites: 209, Uninvited: 168)
~Total Pages Read: 606
~Total Books Finished: 3 (Serpentine, The Young Elites, Uninvited)
~Challenge: NA

~Books Read: Want
~Pages Read: 25
~Total Pages Read: 631
~Total Books Finished: 3 (Serpentine, The Young Elites, Uninvited)
~Challenge: If you like this, try that...

~Books Read: Want, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
~Pages Read: 90 (Want: 30, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys: 60)
~Total Pages Read: 721
~Total Books Finished: 3 (Serpentine, The Young Elites, Uninvited)
~Challenge: NA

~Books Read: Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
~Pages Read: 55
~Total Pages Read: 776
~Total Books Finished: 3 (Serpentine, The Young Elites, Uninvited)
~Challenge: NA
~Books Read: Want
~Pages Read: 53
~Total Pages Read: 829
~Total Books Finished: 3 (Serpentine, The Young Elites, Uninvited)
~Challenge: NA

In total, I read 829 pages and finished 3 books. I also started 2 others. I haven't finished my Mages Quest yet, but I'm going to make sure I finish it today. I didn't complete 3 challenges, but those are always something I have trouble with. However, I did participate in a chat, and that's something I never do! I can only hope I can get this much done for the next Bout of Books!

How did Bout of Books go for you?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Wonder Week Read-A-Thon 8/25-9/1

Wonder Week Read-A-Thon is hosted by Rimpy at Rimpy's Reads.

  • This read-a-thon will take place every couple months. I will post a tweet one month in advance to the read-a-thon on the official twitter account @wwreadathon
  • There is no limit to hosts – if you are going to host, please post tag every post on twitter with #wwreadathon and @wwreadathon.
  • If you are participating – also tag #wwreadathon and @wwreadathon in your Tweet about your post!
  • Don’t harass any hosts – let’s keep this a kind community.
  • Read-A-Thon will last one week – you can come and go as you please.
  • Follow this blog and this Twitter for any official updates on the read-a-thon.

I'm combining this with #TheReadingQuest and #RainbowReadathon, so it should help me finish up some more books before my semester starts up.

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The bingo I'm working towards will be the one that goes from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner.
  • Thriller-Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Contemporary-Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
  • Free Space-Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
  • Book You Bought for the Cover-The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
  • Science Fiction-The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
Most of these books work for the #RainbowReadathon and all work for #TheReading Quest!
Are you joining Wonder Week Read-A-Thon? What are you reading?