Top Ten Favorite Authors I’ve Discovered in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s theme is Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015. Feel free to leave a link to your own post in the comments, or just let me know which new favorite authors you’ve discovered this year!

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Top Ten Tuesdays – Ten Author Duos I’d Love to See Write a Book Together

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is – Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together. This should be fun… 🙂

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Review – Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

“I have loved you all my life, Mal,” I whispered through my tears. “There is no end to our story.” -Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)Description from Goodreads:

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

The Grisha, #2

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy
Rating: **** (4 of 5 stars)

This is book #2 in the Grisha series, and now that I’ve finished, I can’t wait to pick up Ruin and Rising to see how it all ends. This continuation of the story started in Shadow and Bone has Alina running from the Darkling, the Apparat, and at times even trying to run from her own power and the person she is becoming.

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What Are You Reading Wednesday – 10/7/15

What are you reading Wednesday – 10/7/15

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by It’s A Reading Thing. To participate, open the book you are currently reading to page 34 (or 34% in your ebook) and answer these three questions.

The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a complete sentence. (or two!)

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Now for my answers this week…

1. The same as it has been for the past couple of weeks! This is what happens when I read too many books at once – I don’t finish any of them. 🙂 Here are links to past WAYRW posts for all of the books I’m still reading, if you’re interested in reading more about any of them.

happy-homicides Prisoner's Base (Nero Wolfe, #21) Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)

The only thing I have finished recently is a cozy mystery audiobook I was listening to during my commute back and forth to work – hopefully I will have a review for that this week.

I’d still love to hear what you are reading this week – leave me a link to your post or a comment to tell me.

Review – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Description from Goodreads:

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

The Grisha Series, #1

Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: **** (4 of 5 stars)

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