Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 2013

Monthly Wish List for this month and what I've read and seen this past month.

Happy December guys :D CHRISTMAS IS COMING! 
Which means I sing Christmas songs at the top of my lungs and ain't no one going to stop me.

Book List: 
*synopses may be spoilery if you have not read the previous books in the series. All synopses were found on Goodreads.

Book: Taste of Darkness (Book #3 in the Healer trilogy)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Release Date: December 31st


She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?

Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.

But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.

Note from Carmen: Have I ever confessed my love for Maria's books? THEY ARE AMAZING AND THE PREVIOUS BOOK'S ENDING ASGJVHDFKJGLKOFISEUDHJ.

Book: These Broken Stars (Book #1 in the Starbound trilogy)
Author: Amie Kaufman, Megan Spooner
Release Date: December 10th


It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Book: The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine
Release Date: December 31st


Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

Note from Carmen: I NEED THIS. The cover is gorgeous and the blurb sounds amazing. (heh see what I did there. I know, I'm lame.)

Book: Fireblood (Book #1 in the Fireblood series)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: December 17th


To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin. 

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult. 

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out. 

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

Note from Carmen: Sounds like it could be amazing, or it could flop or die.  Either way, excited to see if I can get my hands on this one.
November Obessions

Champion (Book #3 in the Legend trilogy) (Series review can be found here.)

Other Stuff:
Blueberry Greek Yogurt

Things I Read/Saw in November and Didn't Review:

The Burning Sky (Book #1 in the Elemental Trilogy)
Crown of Midnight (Book #2 in the Throne of Glass series)
Midnight Frost (Book #5 in the Mythos Academy series)
The Vincent Boys (Book #1 in The Vincent Boys duology)
Defiance (Book #1 in the Defiance series)
Life of Pi


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