Friday Finds: Week 48/49

Hello! This is week 48 and 49 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of this week, from last Saturday to today.

Writing/Blogging News:

Fandom News: 

Bonus:

Well, I hope you guys liked that! Tell me your thoughts on week 48 and 49 – and tell me what you think about the feature itself –  in the comments below!  Thank youhave a great day/night, and tata for now!

Growing Pains: Kendra’s Diaries by KP Smith – Review

Growing Pains: Kendras DiariesHello everyone! So today is the fourth day of Review Avalanche and today I review Growing Pains: Kendra’s Diaries by KP Smith. The synopsis of the book is as follows:

“Growing Pains: Kendra’s Dairies is the first book in the series chronicling the journey of Kendra Foster from adolescence to adulthood. I aspire to encourage, entertain, and inspire young adults. Life has its ups and downs, its bumps and its bruises. But with perseverance, determination, and faith you can be all you were born to be. Never Give Up!”

Now for the review! So the book was okay/not that great. You could sometimes see if was written by an older male through some of the characterization or dialogue in the book but it wasn’t too weird/awkward. There was also no real plot so it fell short for me interest wise but I don’t really read MG realistic fiction so I’m not sure if that happens a lot of time. The only good thing for me was that it was really short which was good for me. If this was a standalone novel, I would say don’t read it but it’s part of a coming of age series that will follow Kendra through to adulthood which is kinda like the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Thus, I’m actually going to say, maybe read this book. If you were into the Alice series, which I kinda was, then read this book. In all honesty, the fact that this is going to be like the Alice series has me intrigued and would be the only reason I’d want to read more.

Anyway, thank you, have a great day/night and tata for now!

 

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J Maas Release Day Blitz

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Hi everyone! So I am beyond excited for this post because not only does Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas release today, but I also get to share the news in my first ever book blitz! Not only that there is going to be an awesome giveaway at the end of the post!

So if you haven’t heard about this amazing series by Sarah J. Maas yet, you should definitely read it! It has a mix of action, adventure, romance, magic and pretty everything else someone could want. Now Queen of Shadows is the 4th book in the series (starting with Throne of Glass) and I am beyond excited to read QoS! I read the series during Spring Break, fell in love and am so excited that the next book releases today! Now onto all the book and author details!

About The Book:

Queen of ShadowsTitle: QUEEN OF SHADOWS

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Pub. Date: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Pages: 656

Check it out at: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksGoodreads

Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

(best thing ever –>) Read Chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS HERE!

About Sarah:

Sarah1Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.

A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram| Goodreads

And now for the giveaway:

1 winner will receive the first 3 books (in paperback) in the THRONE OF GLASS Series. US Only. The giveaway ends on September 11th at Midnight EST! You can enter here!

Thank you guys for taking a look at the post and I hope you read Queen of Shadows (and the rest of the series!) and love it as much as I know I will!! Thanks, good luck on the giveaway, have a great day/night and tata for now!

The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by RT Lowe – Review

The Felix Chronicles: FreshmenHello everyone! So today is the third day of Review Avalanche and today I review The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by RT Lowe. The synopsis of the book is as follows:

“Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can put his past behind him. But a fateful storm looms on the horizon: In the nearby woods, two hikers become the latest victims in a series of gruesome murders; a disfigured giant embarks on a vicious cross-country rampage, killing teenagers who fail his ‘test’; and an ancient society of assassins tasked with eradicating the wielders of a mysterious source of power awakens after a long silence. Only one man–the school’s groundskeeper–knows that the seemingly unrelated events are connected, and that an eighteen-year-old boy stands in the center of the storm.”

Now for the review! Okay, this book was seriously AMAZING! I loved loved the characters and the character arcs as well as the relationships but maybe my favorite thing of the book is seeing the three main plots/subplots come together and not knowing how/when they would come together! Another of my favorite things was the fact that it was set in college. I don’t know why but one of my favorite tropes in books is college settings. The only thing I warn you of is that this book is slightly thriller/horror so of course I didn’t read it at night hahaha but that’s the only thing I warn you of. Other than that, I reiterate, the book was AMAZING and I seriously can’t wait for the next books!!

All in all, you should definitely read The Felix Chronicles: Freshman! Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now!

 

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Top Ten Anticipated Releases of September

Hey everyone! So as today is September 1st and so many books I want to read are coming out today, I thought I’d do a Top Ten post about it! Thus, I give to you the Top Ten Anticipated Releases of September! Hope you enjoy:

1) Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

2) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

3) Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

4) Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

5) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

6) Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

7) The Fiery Trial by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

8) The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

9) Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

10) Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

Well that’s it for today folks! What did you guys think; are any of the books above on your most anticipated reads list for September? What else is on your list? Tell me all your thoughts in the comments below! Also don’t forget to comment with future Top Ten post ideas! Thank you! Have a great day/night and tata for now!