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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

February 15, 2016

Its Almost Here: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Dark Artifices Series #1)Its almost here y'all! Lady Midnight is set to release March 8th! I am beyond excited for this new release! Cassandra Clare will forever be one of my all time favorite YA fantasy writers! This is the first installment for her new spin off  The Dark Artifices.

"The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions…Making things even more complicated, Julian's brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series." (B&N.com)

She has also released the names of the following two books after Lady Midnight. The second one is Lord of Shadows and the third is The Queen of Air and Darkness.

Also, The Last Hours series is a spin off of the Infernal Devices series and the three book are set to release beginning in 2017. They are going to be named Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, Chain of Iron.

So much genius coming from one woman. Seriously.
Go preorder your copy of Lady Midnight now!


Frozen By Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston

Frozen (Heart of Dread Series #1)Melissa De La Cruz's career has been on fire from day one. She has written so many books! Personally I loved her vampire series that came out several years ago. Anyways, this new series is being team written with Michael Johnston and apparently its being compared to Game of Thrones.

"Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all." (B&N.com)

If you're into Game of Thrones check this new series out!


Also in the series:
Stolen (Heart of Dread Series #2)

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Hey guys! I've recently discovered Kasie West! She's a YA writer in my area who I hope to eventually meet. She's written several books and her newest is set to release in July. Here is a snipet from her book Pivot Point.

Pivot Point
"Pivot Point follows a girl with the power to see her potential futures.
Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through . . . and who she's willing to live without." (B&N.com)

Check her out!!


Also by Kasie West:

Split Second 

Defy (Series) by Sara B. Larson

Defy (Defy Series #1)

Hey y'all! I've heard so much about this author and have been watching her career for a while through the lens of one of my author friends. I haven't read her books just yet but she's been immensely successful! She is on her third or fourth book now.

"Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?" (B&N.com)

If you're interested in YA lit, then you probably will like these!

Also by Sara B. Larson:

Ignite (Defy Series #2)  Endure (Defy Series #3)

February 11, 2016

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2)

For those of you who read or loved Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen she has just recently released the sequel Glass Sword. I personally really like the first book and am excited to read this second one (whenever my hectic life and extensive reading list will allow!).

Glass Sword (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Red Queen Series #2)

"The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known—and pits Mare against the darkness of her own heart.

Mare Barrow's blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?" (B&N.com)


Also check out these two novellas!

Queen Song Queen Song (Red Queen Series)


Steel Scars Steel Scars

Attention HP Fans!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Attention Harry Potter fans! This was just announced! A Harry Potter based play set to release July 31, 2016!!

"The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places." (Courtesy of B&N.com)

I am so excited for this y'all!!



February 2, 2016


When incredibly famous/talented writers favorite your tweets about them...you get excited. Thanks to Jodi Picoult for making my day!!

That is all.

Shadowhunters on Freeform-->Hit or Miss?

Have any of you been following along with Freeform's (AKA ABCFamily) take on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series called Shadowhunters? I have and I am incredibly disappointed. It does no credit to the series AT ALL. I hate most of the actors, who BTW don't understand how their characters are supposed to behave, and I am angry with the show's writers for adding characters, making up or taking out scenes, and just plain out destroying the series' plot. JACE ISN'T EVEN JACE-LIKE! which is half the fun of those books anyways! Because I love Cassie Clare I will continue to watch the show so I can point out discrepancies and I pray the show gets better. Seriously though, am I the only one who thinks this way?

-Enjoy. . .or don't actually

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Those of you who have been around here for a while know that I am a huge...I mean HUGE Jodi Picoult fan. It would be such an honor to sit down with her and talk writing, inspiration, research and etc. Bucket list FOR SURE! I recently started one of her newest books called Leaving Time. Let me tell y'all....I am yet again blown out of the water! My little sister, who hates reading with all of her being, has made it through most of Jodi's 22 books. She's such a fabulous writer and she never ceases to amaze and shock and awe and inspire and insert gushy praise here...her readers and its awesome! If you are looking for heart retching human interest novels with a 180 twist at the ending, Jodi is for you! As an added bonus, you learn so much from Jodi as you read. Want to learn about school shootings? There's a book for that. How about terminal diseases? There's a book for that too. Suicide pacts? Check. Holocaust? CHECK! (Highly recommend The Storyteller) She's done almost everything...including elephant research and rescue centers. That's right. The latest installment of Jodi brilliance is about elephants.

From Barnes and Nobles:
"For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers."

You'll laugh...you'll cry...you'll probably throw your book across the room...and then scramble to pick it up again. You will be forever changed. Jodi Picoult is amazing and you all must read at least one of her books...please! Do it! For meeee?!

-Enjoy! (because you will)


P.s. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @Bookworm951

New Year, New Me, New Reading List!

Hey all! What a crazy few months it has been for me! Finishing up my junior year in college this semester and life has been crazy! Changed homes, changed schools, changed jobs. Yikes! The new reading list is up from last year and if I counted right, I finished a womping 22 books last year! (in the grand scheme of things, that's not very many but for me its an accomplishment!). Anyways, hope you enjoy the list! Now let me cover a few things I've missed since I've been away!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Merry Christmas/ Happy Hanukah!

Happy New Year's!

Thanks y'all for hanging in there with me!