Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

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

Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island.

With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic: a boy allegedly born to a virgin, a girl who never sleeps, a boy who can foresee his own death, and a boy with deep ties to the island. Each of them is also keeping a secret—something they’ll have to reveal in order to reach the treasure.

As the secrets come to light, Ruby will have to decide: Can she make peace with her friends’ troubled pasts and continue to trust them? Can she forgive herself for doing the unspeakable? Deep in the wilderness of Gray Wolf Island, Ruby’s choices will determine if they make it out with the treasure—or merely with their lives.

From debut author Tracey Neithercott comes a darkly compelling tale of profound friendship, adventure, and finding the strength to tell the truth.
This book sounds like it's going to be full of danger and adventure. It's right up my alley!

So this is my pick. What are you waiting for?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Release Day Rave: (5/21/17 - 5/27/17)

**It's a slow week so this gives me plenty of time to read  more books before some of my most anticipated for next week. **

Where are all my fellow book junkies? It's that time again as we count down the hours in hopes of getting our hands on highly anticipated books on release day. I know I can't wait to cuddle up with some of these books! I've compiled the following list of books that are scheduled to be released this week. I'll put my top five and try to review at least one of them by the end of the week or the following week.

What new releases are you chomping at the bits for?

Click on the book title to take you to Goodreads.

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare (5/23/17)
Guys, I still have to catch up. I need to finish reading City of Heavenly Fire before I start this series.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spotlight: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/0/2015
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
With the much anticipated movie release, I had to hurry up and read this book. I'd heard so many great things about it and I finally stopped what I was doing to immerse myself in the story. I enjoyed reading about Maddie and Olly. I'm sure I'm not the only one but that bundt cake scene was hilarious! From the cute drawings, diagrams, and the text messages between Maddy and Olly, I appreciated how their relationship progressed. I couldn't get enough of them. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was such a sweet story and I'm so excited to see the movie this weekend. Who else is going out to see the movie?

Check out the movie trailer!