What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Monday, August 19, 2013

Infinityglass Winner!

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

I downloaded Nantucket Blue to my Nook just a few days after it was released, but after reading (most of) the summary, I decided to save it to read on my cruise. I love reading summer themed books on vacation, so I thought it would be a good one!

Here's the summary from Goodreads: For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams. Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer. But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality. A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

First, I have to say, I was so excited to read this book that I started it the day we got on our cruise ship. But apparently I hadn't fully read the summary because about...20 or so pages in, that devastating tragedy occurs and I was blindsided. And I was bawling! Okay, maybe not bawling. But definitely crying. I mean, here I am on this cruise ship and expecting a fun, summer story, and then I was hit with that. Sad, sad.

What I Liked: 1) Cricket. I thought Cricket was a very well-written and well-developed main character. She was funny, personable, and I appreciated her spunk. She knew what she wanted to do, and took the initiative to find a way to get it done. There were a few things she did that felt a little out of character, but for the most part she was very...strong. Girl power. All that stuff. 2) I also liked how both MC Cricket and author Leila Howland took the time to explore the way relationships were changing over the summer Cricket spent in Nantucket. Sometimes in books authors and characters blow past what is going on internally with an MC when relationships, especially friendships change (I think the internal or emotional stuff is never ignored with a guy dumps the MC) and Miz Howland didn't miss that opportunity. She even gave Cricket the opportunity to search out some of the psychological reasons her friendship with Jules has changed, and used that to develop friendships with other people. 3) There was a lot of depth to this book. When it begins with such a tragedy, I assumed there would be, but it wasn't all what I was expecting (because I was expecting a fluffy beach read - that will teach me to read the entire summary before making conclusions!) I loved how emotional and poignant parts of the story were, but at the same time I didn't feel weighted down from so much heavy emotion. 4) Liz. I'd say Liz was the comic relief of the story. She's got this personality that's so great and funny. She's not taking any crap from anyone, but when she cares about something she will protect it fiercely. That's how she came across to me. She was definitely the breath of fresh air in Cricket's life. 5) I also came to really like Zach. I won't go into too much detail about him, but he is Jules's younger brother and helps Cricket deal with how her friendship with Jules, and really her relationship with their entire family, has changed. He was very mature for his age, and really just a big sweetheart. I still kind of view him as a younger brother, so I didn't feel that "oh, he's my next book boyfriend" vibe about him, but I still think he was a sweetie.

What I Didn't Like: It's hard to read about a friendship that seemed as strong as Jules' and Cricket's fall apart - but it made for a great book. So no complaints here.

Overall Thoughts: So, Nantucket Blue - not really a beach read. Too emotional for that. But it does deserve a spot on your bookshelf if you are interested in reading some powerful writing, some great character development, and a plot that, despite not being full of action, is completely gripping from beginning to end. In a lot of ways, the story itself reminded me of the Nantucket that Miz Howland created - the different atmospheres of the island nicely mirrored the ebbs and flows of the plot. That was a great detail that I rarely find. I definitely recommend Nantucket Blue to contemp fic readers, but have your tissues handy!

My Rating: 5 shots

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vacation Reading (Discussion)

I am curious about something, so I decided to ask some of the most avid readers I know: You guys! So as you know, I just recently went on a ten day vacation (and eight of those days were on a cruise ship!). And I packed three books, and my Nook. Part of the reason for needing paperbacks is because my nook is hard to read in the sun, and especially if I have my sunglasses on (which are prescription and therefore a must) I can't see the screen at all. So, sadly, I can't just pack my nook.

Anyway, while I was gone, I finished seven books while I was on vacation (and no, I didn't spend my whole time reading). But we had three full days just at sea, not in any port, a half a day spent lounging on the beach (Eagle Beach in Aruba - OMG, I could live there forever!), a six hour wait at the airport, and two flights. So lots of reading time. A few of the books were what I call "beach reads," but there was some darker stuff too.

My question is, how many books do you take or plan to read on vacation? I actually didn't finish all of my paperback books, but once I was getting close to finishing that last one, I was getting nervous that I wouldn't have anything to read on my flight home. This is actually the smallest number of books I've packed to go on a vacation, ever. But with the cost of checking bags, and since my bag was getting soooo close to being overweight (it actually ended up being 51 lbs!) I was trying to be careful.

So how do y'all plan your reading for vacation? Some of the books I was reading I had purchased a while ago and specifically saved for vacation, such as Nantucket Blue and Five Summers. And others I needed to read so I could get reviews posted once I got home (like Infinityglass). Do y'all do that, plan specific books for specific times, such as vacation? I do this around Halloween too, I save something specific to read while I'm handing out candy.

Since summer is wrapping up, I thought it would be a good time to as y'all how you plan your vacation reading! Thanks for sharing with me!

And speaking of Infinityglass, don't forget I've got a giveaway up right now for that great new release from Myra McEntire! Make sure you enter here!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

Good Morning (or whatever time it happens to be that you're visiting!) It's Wednesday and you know what that means!! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that highlights the books that we are most anxiously awaiting!

This week my WoW is...

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 17th, 2013

Here's the summary from Goodreads: Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse. Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m. Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo. Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day. But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh. By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

I think Gretchen McNeil is made of awesome. If she writes it, I'll read it. So, that's pretty much all I have to say about that. What are you guys waiting on this summery Wednesday? On a side note...Fall is creeping up on us. Well, maybe not us here in Texas, since we're still having triple digit temps, and random summer t-storms that pop up out of no where and cause the power to go out. Repeatedly. But anyway, is anyone getting that warm fuzzy that comes along with Autumn?

Oh, and don't forget to stop by my Infinityglass review and enter to win a copy of Myra McEntire's Infinityglass!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Seven Minutes in Heaven by Sara Shepard

Is anyone (I mean, you guys, not out there in the whole world) still reading this series? Did you know that this was going to be the final book? I didn't. Seriously not even until I finished the book did I realize that she had concluded the story. Also, on a semi-related note, did everyone see that ABC Family cancelled the TV series? I'm bummed about that because I was actually enjoying the show more than the books. First off, Sutton wasn't dead in the show so it was a lot more interesting to me, watching how Sutton and Emma's relationship was evolving. Alas, no more for me. Anyway, enough about the show, let's talk about the book.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: My sister wants the truth. But sometimes the truth hurts. For months, my long-lost twin, Emma, has been living my life and trying to solve my murder. She's unearthed dark secrets about my friends, my family, and my tangled past. But when it comes to finding my killer, she keeps running into dead ends. Until my body shows up in Sabino Canyon. Suddenly everyone knows there are two girls who look like Sutton Mercer—and that one of them is dead. At first the police assume the body is Emma's. But as questions and accusations start flying, it's harder than ever for Emma to keep playing me. The truth is bound to come out eventually. And when it does, Emma will be suspect number one in my murder investigation. If she can't find my killer before time runs out, she'll end up behind bars . . . or worse.
This one is spoilery. There is just no way to avoid it. So DON'T READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED.

What I Liked: 1) Shock of all shocks, all is revealed! Sutton is Emma! Or...Emma is Sutton. Anyway, the girl who has been living in the Mercer house for the past few months is not Sutton Mercer! There were about a thousand ways this could have gone. But because Sutton's body was found, it was probably going to come out one way or another. So Sutton's body is found before the truth about Emma's identity is revealed. So naturally, she becomes the prime suspect in Sutton's death. I thought this was a great way to bring it all about. It would have been too easy if the Mercers were just all open arms about Emma having lied to them for so long. So I appreciated the difficulty that went with any acceptance that may or may not have been going on in the family. 2) The killer. I would not have expected this one in a thousand years. For how...predictable I feel Sara Shepard's writing can be, she shocked me with this one (and has me absolutely questioning everything I've been assuming about the PLL books too!) There was a lot to be done in SMIH, between finding the body, determining how she died, revealing Emma's identity, the Mercers finding out the truth about Emma, and revealing the killer. So I was impressed with how she was able to stun me - I mean, my jaw literally dropped when I found out who the killer was. So I loved that. 3) One thing about this book is that it was so inclusive that I almost felt as if it could have bee a standalone. I felt like if I hadn't read any of the other TLG books and then I'd read this one, I wouldn't have any questions. Because who the killer was, was such a surprise it seemed like all of the evidence pointing to this person was really found and revealed in the last book. Also, I'll have to say, if the TV show was heading in the same direction as the book, I'm kinda glad it was cancelled, because there is no way I would have wanted to see this person (and the person who played this character) end up being the murderer - well, there wasn't a murderer in the show, but still. To be the big bad dangerous person. It might have ruined it for me in the show, but it definitely didn't ruin it in the book. 4) Everything was wrapped up nicely. There are no outstanding questions left, and all in all, everyone had a happy ending! (except for Sutton, the Killer, and Nisha) 

What I Didn't Like: No complaints here.

Overall Thoughts: This has actually become my favorite SS book that I've read (and I've read a lot of them. All of the currently released PLL books and all of TLG books). It was unpredictable, exciting, and I was completely sucked into the book from beginning to the end. Like I said, this one had so much detail and so much of the story was revealed in this one book that it could have almost been a standalone. But I thought it was one of her best books, very well written, intriguing, and non-stop. If you enjoy Sara Shepard's books, you'll love the conclusion she's given The Lying Game.

My Rating: 4 shots

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (and a Giveaway!!)

Oh, I've avoided spoilers from Infinityglass in this review, but I suggest skipping this review if you haven't read Timepiece and are planning to. I've been looking forward to Infinityglass literally since I read the last word of Timepiece. I didn't write a review of Hourglass here on FCB, because I may have read it before I was blogging like I am now. But I did review Timepiece, and you can check out that review here. If you'll recall, in my review of Timepiece I talk a little about how I didn't get into Hourglass the first time I read it. I don't know if I had been distracted when I read it or what, but I had to reread it to really understand and appreciate it. Then I read Timepiece and fell in love with Kaleb. I mean, we're talking head over heels for this fictional character who I literally wish was real. And of course with the big reveal at the end of Timepiece about the Infinityglass being a PERSON, not a THING - gasp! Crazy. So I was excited.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series. The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order. With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does. But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last?

What I Liked: 1) Something that was slightly different about this book than the previous two is that it was written in alternating POVs. Throughout the whole book, we are jumping between Hallie (who is the Infinityglass, and that's made apparent in the very beginning of the book so I'M NOT SPOILING!) and Dune who is brought in to act as her bodyguard (supposedly). Now I go back and forth on the alternating POVs, but it definitely worked in the book's advantage this time. In fact, I think we would have missed a lot had the book not been from both Hallie and Dune's perspectives. 2) I liked that Hallie was a badass, but also very girly. She was very different than the other characters we've run into in the series, so I enjoyed getting to know her. 3) And I definitely liked Dune. I thought he was very down to earth and easy to understand, and I loved his determination and his curiosity. I was really able to relate to that. 4) Action. The action has been great in the whole series, never disappointing, but because of Hallie's history, and the fact that her father is constantly in danger, the action in this book is just...more. More everything. More intense, more danger, higher stakes. It will definitely keep everyone on their toes. 5) The emotions. When I closed the back cover for the last time, I actually looked around to see that the world was still going on around me. It was just one of those series that I just had to sit and process once it was over. One of Myra McEntire's greatest talents in her writing is the ability to write true emotions while creating one of the most interesting worlds living within our own that I've ever had the pleasure of reading. So while I was terribly sad to see this particular series close, I was reminded once again just how gifted a writer this author is, to be able to invoke such strong emotions in readers.

What I Didn't Like: The only thing I would have liked would be more interaction with some of the other characters, the ones that I've come to know and love from the first two books. But that's all. Overall Thoughts: I'm sad to see this series come to an end, because it's been quite a journey. But if it absolutely HAD to end, Infinityglass was a fabulous was to do it. Even though we're introduced to new characters, it only enhanced the idea that the Hourglass organization was so far reaching. And Miz McEntire's excellent character development definitely doesn't hurt. Both Hallie and Dune are personable and easy(ish) to relate to, and very likeable. These great characters combined with an action-packed plot and writing that toys with your emotions created a wonderful conclusion to this series. I do wish we had some more interaction with the other characters (Lily and Kaleb are my personal favorites from the whole series), but they did have some involvement, which I was grateful for. This is one series I know I will enjoy over and over again.

My Rating: 4 shots

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu

Shutdown is the final book in Heather Anastasiu's Glitch series. I've read and reviewed the first two books, Glitch and Override so feel free to click on those and read those reviews. I got into the story from the beginning and enjoyed it pretty well through Glitch. I thought that Override did not hold up or add much to the story, so I was less impressed by that one. I wasn't sure what I was going to get going into Shutdown, but when I was approved on NetGalley, I went into it a little hestitantly but with high hopes!

Here's the summary from Goodreads: The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution. The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands.

First things first (and I apologize for deviating from my usual format, but sometimes a review just can't fit into that format) - Perhaps it's because I had a hard time getting through Override, but I was shocked at how little I remembered from Override when I started reading Shutdown. And yes, it's been...about six months since I've read it. But saying it was all about the length of time between times I've read it isn't true. Because if you look at the time between Insurgent's release (when last I read it - May 2012) and when Allegiant will come out (October 2013), that's a lot bigger difference, and I still remember vividly Insurgent. So, sadly, Override just wasn't that memorable, as was apparent in the first few pages of Shutdown. Anyway, so once I started reading, I realized I didn't remember much of what happened earlier. This really hindered my ability to get into the story, because not only was there nothing memorable coming back to me from Book 2, there was no recap or flashbacks, or explanation of anything that went on so for most of the Shutdown, I just felt lost. Okay, so that's the beginning. Onward. The characterization and development that I enjoyed in the first book was completely gone. It was as if, okay, they were completely developed in book one, and make no change, have no depth to their emotions, anything in the second two books. Most of y'all know me by now, and I almost ALWAYS judge a book based on how well I feel I get to know the characters. I know author Heather Anastasiu has the talent to create rich and well-developed characters, she did it in Glitch! But as the series continued, the development did not hold up. I think, in a series, characters need to grow and evolve as the story changes, and it just didn't happen for me here. Oh, and on a SPOILER-Y note (Skip this part if you haven't read Override and plan to) apparently something happened in Override that caused Adrien to lose his memory....or something like that? Anyway, he doesn't love Zoe anymore, or doesn't remember that he did, and he was basically...a lump of nothingness for most of the book. Well, no not a lump of nothingness. He was capabale of feeding and bathing himself, and also fighting. But he had no emotion, or didn't show it until the very end. I kind of wanted to take him by the shoulders and shake him.

I can't say a whole lot about the plot. It moved along quickly, and there was quite a bit of action, so that was definitely a good thing. I had a hard time reconciling some of what was happening because, again, I wasn't remembering what all had happened in the previous story. What I did find was that, once again, there was very little that was very memorable about Shutdown. The best part of the story was the last...3 chapters. I think she did a great job wrapping everything up, and I thought that everything was complete and fully answered. So I appreciated that part of the closing.

Overall, I think that the series was a great idea, and started off in a wonderful way. Sadly, things went a little downhill, leaving me without much memory of what exactly happened. Shutdown wrapped the story up in a nice package, but lacked the character development that help me sink into a story. I think Heather Anastasiu is a very creative author and I know that as she continues to develop her writing talent, her stories will only get better. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

My Rating: 1 shot

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Griffin for the eGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

First, big thanks to author of Anatomy of a Boyfriend, Daria Snadowsky for sending me a copy of this one, as well as her companion piece, Anatomy of a Single Girl (I haven't read this one yet). I had seen the book around before Daria approached me about a review, but didn't know much about it (other than the naked man-doll on the front). So when it came in the mail, I was excited to get started.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body. Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love. And then came the fall.

I'm going to come out and admit that I did something with this book that I've never done before reading a book. And that's that I got online on Goodreads and read reviews of the book from my other reviewer friends. I did this before agreeing to read the book for review, because I wanted to make sure it was something I thought I could possibly get into. There were a lot of comments online about the inclusion of sex in the book and it making some people uncomfortable. So I wanted to make sure I was braced for that. 

What I Liked: 1) I loved the emotions this book invokes. The rush of first love...and all those other firsts. It's well-written in the sense that it will bring all of those emotions to the forefront, and it is easy to understand and empathize with a lot of what Dom is feeling. It made it very easy to feel like you were a part of the story. 2) Wes - I liked Wes (most of the time). The description of him in the summary is pretty accurate, especially when he is with Dom. He was a little bit of a surprise in some of the things he said and did, but I thought his characterization was great, and author Daria Snadowsky did an excellent job with both of her main characters. 3) I'm going to touch on the sex topic, because it can't be ignored in this book. First of all, I agree with some of what other reviewers have said - there are a lot of teenagers out there having sex, so it's not unrealistic to encounter that in a YA book. Secondly, and more specifically about the inclusion in this book, I felt that it was written as tactfully as possible. I'm one of these people who doesn't read stuff deemed as "erotica" because it makes me squeemy. But I didn't feel uncomfortable with the way it was done in Anatomy of a Boyfriend. Like I said, I thought that it was tactful, and fitting with the course of the story. So kudos to Daria for her ability to discuss that particular topic in the manner that she did!

What I Didn't Like: My chief complaint is about Dom. I liked her for the most part, but there were times when I felt she was a little...shallow. Especially in the beginning, when she's decided that she will have a boyfriend. You have to read it to see what I'm saying, but she's like, oh, boys aren't important to me, but now I've decided it's something I need to do while I'm in high school. She calls it something like an affair, or something. And then, 45 seconds later, she and Wes are going to be in a relationship. A) I wish this is how it worked, and B) The wishy-washy-ness of that whole exchange was both off-putting and out of character for her in the rest of the book.

Overall Thoughts: Anatomy of a Boyfriend is an easy read (I finished it in 2.5 hours) with a fun story line and some great characterization. I loved how the emotions swirling around in the book were able to bring up the own memories of those things, and I felt a lot of nostalgia while reading a long. That was my favorite part about it. I had a little issue with MC Dom in the beginning, but she sinks more into herself as the book goes on, and it did not hinder my enjoyment of the story. I hoped for a little more depth, but overall it was fun and enjoyable.

My Rating: 3.5 shots

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

Greetings! Well, I'm back from my oh-so-lovely vacation! For those of you who aren't following me on Twitter, I was tweeting a bit from a few places I visited, including Aruba (Bon Bini!), Turks and Caicos, and La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Had a ton of fun, got a lovely tan (which takes me up from ghostly to porcelain) and got a lot of reading done. I'm backlogged on my reviews so I'm going to get to work on those as soon as I get this WOW posted for y'all! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, and highlights the books that we are most anxiously awaiting!

This week my WoW is...

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake 
Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Here's the summary from Goodreads: The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake. Old Gods never die… Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health. Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath. The Goddess War is about to begin.

Kendare Blake is kind of hit and miss with me. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood, but found the follow-up, Girl of Nightmares to be a little lacking. But I'm definitely excited to read something new by her, and this one comes out in a month! What are y'all waiting on this lovely Wednesday?