Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wordless Wednesday July 30 – Love of Reading

kitten on a book        photo courtesy of northbrookpl.tumblr.come

I love Wordless Wednesday. I get a kick out of finding the best picture that makes me laugh or go ‘OMG that is so adorable’. So please LEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post, or just a comment (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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WWW Wednesdays (July 30 )

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 The One Recently Finished:  The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass.  I loved this series.  This was a fantastic end to the trilogy.  Review posted here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/07/29/the-one-the-selection-3/

Duplicity (Spellbound #2)Currently Reading : Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford. Loving this book.  I can’t believe I stumbled upon the first book by accident and got it for free!  I downloaded this immediatley upon finishing the first.  It was only $3.05 on kindle!

Up Next?

Not sure. These are on my radar though.

Recalled (Death Escorts, #1)Reckoning (The Arotas Trilogy, #2)Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Recalled (Death Escorts #1) by Cambria Herbert

Reckoning (Arotos Trilogy #2) by Amy Miles

Magic Burns (Kate daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

The One (The Selection #3)

The One The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass.  Published June 5, 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books. CDN $13.99 Kindle edition.

THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart… It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the final instalment of THE SELECTION trilogy! For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives. Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants. (Goodreads excerpt)

Well what to say about this roller coaster of emotions that calls itself The Selection? I have to admit that I really loved this story. It wasn’t a diehard serious deep in-your-face dystopia. It was fun and romantic and less political than most dystopian books. You swoon over Maxon and love the cat fights and the hilarity of the antics of the contest. You grab onto America and secretly hope that she gets her happily ever after with the prince. You want to smack her a few times for being stupid but…sigh Maxon is there.

And then there is The One (Selection #3). This book makes a dramatic change in tactics and focuses more on the politics and rebels and all of the angst that most dystopian novels have. Not to say it doesn’t deal with the romance…it does, but it is grittier and hard. The roller coaster continues and at one point I was very sad and angry and then….sigh…tear…OMG I love Maxon…I won’t say anymore.

The ending is a bit of a shock but it is satisfying and a great end to the trilogy.

5 stars for me.

Teaser Tuesday (July 29)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

This time we were in the Great room enduring another etiquette lesson when bricks came flying through the window.  Elise immediately hit the ground and started crawling for the side door, whimpering as she went.

Opening lines.

The One The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

I don’t know what it is about this story but it hooks you and sucks you in not letting go.  It is addictive.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford

Entangled (Spellbound #1) Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford. Published Feb 20, 2012 by the Author.  CDN $FREE on kindle.

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body. Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend. The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead. Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have one word to say “Freaking Wow”. (Ok that was two words but I couldn’t help it). I totally loved this book. It was original and emotional and a roller coaster of emotions. At the beginning I was like “ok this is good, my kind of book, witches etc.” I didn’t read the excerpt before reading it so when I got to the good stuff I was like “holy crap this is wild.” And then when I got into it I was like “Oh no she didn’t” and “Are you freaking kidding me what a B*#@.”

So any book that gets me that riled up is good in my eyes. I know I haven’t’ said much but hey that’s how these reviews sometimes go. I hate spoilers so in a nutshell:

I loved loved loved the book. So much so, that as soon as I finished I bought the next book. It has everything I love in a YA book, magic, witches, warlocks, intrigue, suspense, twins, romance, plot twists and holy smoke a lot of action. I got sucked in as soon as I started and it didn’t let up. Even at the end. I was emotionally invested from the start.

5 awesome stars for me!

Wordless Wednesday July 23 – Book Benches-so cool!

       photo courtesy of http://www.dailymail.co.uk

I love Wordless Wednesday. I get a kick out of finding the best picture that makes me laugh or go ‘OMG that is so adorable’. So please LEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Wordless Wednesday post, or just a comment (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesdays (July 23)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

  Entangled (Spellbound #1)Recently Finished:  Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford.  I found this book on Amazon for free and absolutely loved it.  Original and captivating.  I did check today to see if it was still free and it is $0.99 well worth it.

The OneCurrently Reading : The One (Selection #3( by Kiera Cass.  I haven’t actually started this yet, but I will today.  Can’t wait to finish the trilogy!

Up Next?

I loved the Entangled book so much that I downloaded the next book in the series Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford. Other than that, I have nothing on the radar.

Duplicity (Spellbound #2)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!