Sunday, March 23, 2014

Your Turn to Pick!

Hello blog readers! I want to start off by firstly stating that all of our followers are awesome and we (Macy and I) would still be doing this if there was only one of you. So, I want to now bring up a problem I have with my books that I own: I can't figure out which one to read next! So to combat this issue of indecisiveness, I want you to pick my next book for me. Here is a list of some of the books I currently own and cannot wait to stab into (in no particular order):

Pawn - Aimée Carter
The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
Reached - Ally Condie
Unforgotten - Jessica Brody
The Testing - Houghton Mifflin
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Starters - Lissa Price
The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
Acid - Emma Pass
The Assasins Blade - Sarah J. Maas
Origin - Jessica Khoury
What's Left of Me - Kat Zhang

These are only some of the ones that I want to read, but as I haven't been to the book store in a while, they are all I have at my disposal at this moment. Depending on how many comments I receive, I'll likely be posting as to which one I'll read within the next week. As of now I am currently reading "The Selection" by Kiera Cass (and thoroughly enjoying it I might add), and will not be starting a new book until I am finished with that one. So, please leave a comment as to which one you think I should read next, or you can send me an email, which is in our "Contacts" tab at the top.

Thanks for your support,

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Review by Andrew

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review by Andrew

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"When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King’s Champion and be released from prison.

Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.

And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she’d have again: a friend.

But something evil dwells in the castle–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival–and a desperate quest to root out the source of evil before it destroys her world." - Sarah J. Maas

For those of you who are fans of high fantasy, listen up. For those of you who aren't, time to change your view on it. In Throne of Glass, Sarah creates a world of immense action and cutthroat politics. But again, as I always seem to do, I want to bring to light the uniqueness of her character, Celaena. Celaena has an attitude about her that makes Katniss Everdeen look like a prissy little five year old, and thats kind. Celaena is merciless in her actions, and is pretty much a straight up badass, up until she succumbs to her feelings for one of the only people she can actually call her friend (I am trying not to give anything away by saying a name). But even after she falls for him, she never fully let's go of her deadly nature. This novel has many things going for it, and it I am sure that if you love high fantasy that you'd love it too. And please, anyone who doesn't think that this book is for them, reconsider, because you'll be missing out on a great series.

Rating 4.5/5 stars

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Great by Sara Banincasa
GreatRelease: April 8, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 272, US Hardback

In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.
Everyone loves a good scandal.
Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.
 - Goodreads

Why? The first line of the description says it all. This book is a retelling of The Great Gatsby. Therefore, I must have it. I am a big fan of the original The Great Gatsby book and movie, so I am really excited to pick up this book. No author, to my knowledge, has ever tempted to retell this classic, so I am curious to see how this book turns out. It sounds like a unique book. I will definitely be putting this book on the top of my Easter Wishlist! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we can feature books that we are excited to be released.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Rejuvenation


   I am going to give It's a Book Thing all of my attention this month and will continue to post regularly well into the summer. The majority of my big school activities has concluded so I should be able to read more. I made the mistake of starting four 500 page books at once. This week I will post some features and a few reviews! I promise that either Andrew or I will post every other day! You have our word! Thanks for sticking with us! We love you fellow booklovers! :D

1. Lola and the Boy Next Door (♥♥♥♥♥)
2. Last Sacrifice (♥♥♥♥)
3. Just One Day(♥♥♥♥♥)
4. Hidden (♥♥♥♥)
5. Fever (♥♥♥)
6. Pandemonium (♥♥♥♥♥)
7. So Much Closer (no love)
8. Storm (♥♥♥♥♥)
9. Beautiful Chaos (♥♥♥♥)
10. The Raven Boys (♥♥♥)
11. Shade (♥♥♥♥)
12. Sweet Evil (♥♥♥♥♥)
13. Obsidian (♥♥♥♥)
14. Revealed (♥♥♥)
15. Witches of East End (♥♥♥)
16. Deadly (♥♥♥♥)
17. Perfect (♥♥♥♥♥)

So many reviews, so little time. I have a lot of work ahead of me.

1. Tilt
2. City of Ashes
3. The 5th Wave
4. The Book Thief (going to give up on this one soon though, go ahead try to convince me not to)

By the way, if you want to see some funny YA book memes and pictures, follow @itisabookthing on Instagram! I update the Instagram regularly, unlike this blog up until now. Once again, I am sorry.
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