Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #49: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  The Hearts We Sold 
Author:  Emily Lloyd-Jones
Expected Publication Date:  August 8th, 2017

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

Hmmm...a story about a girl giving away her heart to a demon?  Sounds really interesting!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Monday, July 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7: July 24, 2017

Hello everyone!  This book meme is called "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?" and basically what you do is share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself and to visit and comment on other blogs!  This book meme is hosted by The Book Date!

I've managed to finish reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas over a month ago and I really enjoyed this book!  I loved all the characters, especially Celeana, Dorian and Chaol and I just loved how strong Celeana is as a female protagonist!  I can't wait to check out the next few books in this series!

I just picked up the sequel to Red Rising called Golden Son by Pierce Brown and so far, I'm really loving this book! So many twists and turns in the plot that has me sitting on the edge of my seat as I try to figure out what Darrow is going to do next!  It's taking me a bit longer than usual to get through this book since I have the large print edition, but hopefully I'll finish this book by the end of this week!

The first book I wanted to check out is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which I kept hearing some good and bad things about this book. But, I'm really interested in the "The Wizard of Oz" lore, so I'm checking this book out anyway!  The next book I wanted to read is Made You Up by Francesca Zappia as many of my book friends have said a lot of good things about this book and I'm really interested in exploring the themes of this book!  The last book I wanted to read is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which is a book I just bought recently and I'm really excited to read a book that features a diverse character!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott

Genre:  Native American / Parental Issues / Folktale / Fantasy

Year Published: 1974

Year Read:  2010

Publisher: The Viking Press

“Arrow to the Sun” is a Caldecott Medal Award winning book by Gerald McDermott that relates an old Pueblo Indian tale about a boy who tries to find his father, the Lord of the Sun and prove himself worthy to be his son.  “Arrow to the Sun” is a fun and creative book that many children who love Native American folktales, will easily get into!

Gerald McDermott has done many wonders with both the illustrations and the writing.  Gerald McDermott makes the story dramatic and simple at the same time as the writing is often shown on one side of the page and the other side of the page contains mainly images and many children who are adopted can easily relate to the boy as he tries to find his real father and many children can sympathize with the boy as some children might feel like they have to find their real parents to find out about their real heritage, so this story is similar to an adoption story for children who were often adopted and they want to learn more about their real parents.  Gerald McDermott’s are extremely colorful as they show all the colorful vibes that you would find in a 70s show as this book was made during the 70s and the illustrations are also highly creative as the characters are all block shaped and there is no real figure to the characters to identify them as human beings as they look like blocks rather than human beings.  The image that stood out the most was the image of the boy being turned into an arrow and being shot out into the heavens towards the sun and you can see that the stars also look block shaped but are also done in rainbow colors making the illustration look truly magnificent.

“Arrow to the Sun” is a brilliant folktale about the power of courage and determination and many children who love hearing various folktales from the around the world will definitely love this book.  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book unless smaller children might worry about the boy’s misfortune with the other boys for not having a father in his life.

* 1975 Caldecott Medal

New Releases on the Horizon #25: July 23, 2017 - July 29, 2017

Hey everyone!  I just started this new thing on my blog called "New Releases on the Horizon!"  It's where I list all the new books being release throughout the year and I choose from 10 books that I have the most interest in checking out and I also will list the dates the books will be released and where you can find them if you are interested.

So, be on the lookout for some new books on the horizon!

Expected Publication: July 25th, 2017 by Forever  


Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody   
Expected Publication:  July 25th, 2017 by Harlequin Teen 

Lucky in Love by Kasie West   
Expected Publication:  July 25th, 2017 by Scholastic  

First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy  
Expected Publication:  July 25th, 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers  

The Scandal of It All (The Rogue Files #2) by Sophie Jordan 
Expected publication: July 25th, 2017 by Avon  

Little Monsters by  Kara Thomas  
Expected publication:  July 25th, 2017 by Delacorte Press  

Vanguard (Razorland #4) by Ann Aguirre   
Expected publication:  July 25th, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends   

Buried Heart (Court of Fives #3)  by Kate Elliott  

Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone  
Expected publication:  July 25th, 2017 by HarperTeen  

The Sunday Post Meme (96)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hello everyone!  This week has actually been pretty good!  For one thing, I'm not sick this time, so that's a great way to end the week! Another thing is I'm finally catching up on my ARCs so I'm hoping to get most of my ARC reads out of the way soon!  And finally, I had done some spring cleaning on Saturday and I have to say that the house is looking pretty good!  I hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017.