Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Red Queen

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we highlight one book that we're eagerly anticipating."



This weeks Waiting on Wednesday is... *drum roll*



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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Orion
Pages: 320

Goodreads:
A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

So, what are you waiting for?

-Daniel

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we highlight one book that we're eagerly anticipating."



This weeks Waiting on Wednesday is... *drum roll*



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: In the Afterlight

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we highlight one book that we're eagerly anticipating."



This weeks Waiting on Wednesday is... *drum roll*





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Review: The Savage Blue

The Savage Blue by Zoraida Córdova
Published: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 417
Rating: 


Goodreads:
A storm is coming...

The ocean is a vicious place. Deeper and darker than Tristan could have imagined. Beneath its calm blue surface, an ancient battle is churning —and no one is safe.

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces racing against him are getting stronger, and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer.

Battling sea dragons and savage creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends' support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between his crown and his best friend Layla — the only girl he's ever loved.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: Shadow and Bone

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 358
Rating:
 

Goodreads:
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

ARC Review: Shattered


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Shattered by Mari Mancusi

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Rating:
 
Goodreads:

 A girl at the end of the world.

Two brothers fighting for opposite sides.

And a dragon who can save them all...

Or set the world on fire.


Trinity's world changed forever the day she stole Emmy's egg. Now she's on the run with the last living dragon and twin brothers from a war-torn future. Connor may have betrayed his mission to kill Emmy, but he'll do whatever it takes to prevent the coming dragon apocalypse. Coddling a temperamental dragon on its way to being the size of a house is no way to keep them safe. But Caleb can't stand to see Emmy trapped and miserable.

When a video of Emmy flying over the skies of the Texas Hill Country goes viral, the government closes in--and the future they've risked everything for is about to go up in flames.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Darkest Part of the Forest

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we highlight one book that we're eagerly anticipating."



This weeks Waiting on Wednesday is... *drum roll*



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!
I am entering a giveaway from Julie Kagawa
From Julie: 
"So, let's begin with a super awesome contest!  And, since TALON is all about dragons, this will be a very dragon-centered contest.  Artists, are you ready?  Here we go:


1. Draw/sketch/doodle/scribble/color/paint the most awesome (or scary, or cute and fluffy) dragon you can think of.  All mediums are accepted.  The drawing can on your computer, an easel, a scrap piece of paper, it doesn't matter.  It doesn't have to be colored.  It doesn't have to be a work of art.

It DOES have to be of a dragon.  And it DOES have to be your own original work.


2.  Post a pic of your awesome dragon, along with an image of the TALON cover, to your blog, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, wherever.  Include a message about the contest and a link to it, as well.
"
 
The remaining steps are on her blog, which you can find by clicking on her name up top!

Here is my entry:

 


-Daniel