April 30, 2017

Show Sunday: My Little Pony, The White Princess, and Horror Movies!


My Little Pony
This past week we finally got to see the first 4 episodes of My Little Pony season 7. We all agree that well this has not been the best that they can do.  We were hoping for some massive excitement but it just didn't work out so far.  

The White Princess
I have to say that I love what they have done with Lizzy's character!  I really loved to find out that in the book Henry did rape her but in the show they wanted Lizzy to be stronger. And well its worked out so far.  I do think its slightly odd that over the course of 2 episodes she gets knocked up and is now over 5 months pregnant. And yup you guessed it episode 3 she has a baby.  I guess they are really trying to get this show on the move on.  

Horror Movies Galore
Since I have been sick this past week (Im doing this post last Sunday, Just FYI) We (the girls and I) have been sitting around watching all the horror movies we can stand.  So far we haven't really found scary ones but we have found some thrillers.  So far we have watched. 

The Boy, Eraser, Bless this Child, Within (those people were stupid), and were still going since its like only 3pm at the time that I am writing this. 



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#BookReview: Touch-And-Feel First Words by Libby Walden, @Fgi2Fhiona via @_AwesomeAnnie @tigertalesbooks

 
Learn and discover more than 100 first words in this bright and interactive book. Children will improve motor skills by exploring the fun textures on each page.

#BookReview: Things That Grow by Libby Walden, @rhstadtlander via @_AwesomeAnnie @tigertalesbooks

 
The world around us is always growing and changing! Step into this beautifully illustrated book where time has slowed down, and discover how a seed transforms into a mighty tree; how mountains and islands are formed; and what a puggle becomes when it grows up.

April 29, 2017

#Shelfie: 27 Teen Books from 2016 That Adult Readers Will Love via @BookBub



Welcome to this weeks Shelfie Saturday!  This week were talking about 27 teen books that adults will love!  This was posted on BookBub and we just had to share it.  I either have read or have these on my TBR shelf. And I think you should check these out!  For the full list please check out the link below! 

#BookReview: Eleanor & Park by @rainbowrowell ‏

 
Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor
... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

#BookReview: The Reluctant Highlander by Amanda Scott

 
An uncertain bride looks for love with a man as wild and mysterious as his Highland home in this new Scottish romance from a USA Today bestselling author.

Ordinarily, Lady Fiona Ormiston wouldn’t think of forming an alliance with an ungroomed, barbaric Highlander, despite the protection he offers. But now, by request of the king, Sir Adham MacFinlagh, a brazen stranger and outsider unlike anyone she has met before, is to be her husband. Torn from solitude and the comfort of her family to make a home with the rugged knight, Fiona surrenders to Adham’s powerfully passionate—and shockingly tender—touch, only to discover her new husband’s family ties may lie with an enemy of the king.

A sense of duty may have brought Adham to the marriage bed, but it’s his powerful feelings for his beautiful, willful wife that will be his undoing. Ultimately, the bold knight will have to decide: Does his allegiance lie with his blood ties to the man who hopes to bring down the king or with the bride who has stolen his heart?

April 28, 2017

#BookReview: You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

 
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.
 

The 13th Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb #BookReview

 
What if there was a 13th zodiac sign?

You’re no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign.

Your personality has changed. So has your mom’s and your best friend’s.

What about the rest of the world?

What if you were the one who accidentally unlocked the 13th sign, causing this world-altering change—and infuriating the other 12 signs?

Jalen did it, and now she must use every ounce of her strength and cunning to send the signs back where they belong. Lives, including her own, depend on it.
 

#Fangirl with @SomanChainani



This is Endy! I really haven't talked about this book enough lately. I really need to finish the series............Sorry had to add it the calendar.  I just wanted to make sure that everyone reads this one! 



April 27, 2017

#BookReview: Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz

 
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.

1777. Albany, New York.

As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.

Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.

In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
 

The Peculiar (The Peculiar #1) by Stefan Bachmann #BookReview

 
Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings--Peculiars--and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley--Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann's riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

#BookBirthday with A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by @SJMaas

 Coming out next week! We would like to wish a GIANT Happy Book Birthday to Sarah J. Maas's newest title! I still have NOT read book two to this. Its sitting on my poor shelf with the rest of the Maas books. :( But I will WILL get to it and this one soon. 

April 26, 2017

#BookReview: The Shadow Cipher (York #1) by @thatlauraruby @WaldenPondPress

This title will be released on May 16, 2017.
 
It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.

Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.

From National Book Award Finalist Laura Ruby comes a visionary epic set in a New York City at once familiar and wholly unexpected.

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