The Friday 56 #2

Friday 56I sadly am not going to get to review The Almost Girl today… (and by sadly I mean I am going to see CATCHING FIRE, so I don’t have a few hours to spare to write a review). So, here’s a little taste of a book that is pretty amazing so far…

Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

 

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.

This is from Drawn by Cecilia Gray

Drawn

A curiosity am I. I’ve never had someone to want to know something about me. I glance back around my room–it’s stuff right? Paper. Ink. Cloth. “Don’t sweat it.”

“Speaking of sweat, I’ll wait while you shower”

I hope you enjoyed that tidbit of fantastic.

What books have you been reading this week? ~TRQ

Super Six Sunday #2

SuperSixSunday1Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme hosted at Bewitched Bookworms

So, this week’s Super Six Sunday was 6 six characters that you wouldn’t mind being.

I’m a little nervous about this one, because most of my favorite characters either risk their lives constantly or end up dead, so…

Here are a few that I don’t think I would hate to be (or die being).

1. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

 

Who doesn’t ADORE Liz? She’s smart, sarcastic, and doesn’t die a horrible, painful death. It’s a win win situation.

Plus Mr. Darcy.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

2. America from The Selection by Kiera Cass

the selection

 

Again, no death. I also think that I could live her life a lot better that she is right now. So, yep.

3. Liz from The Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter

I'd tell you I love you, but...

 

Fantastic super genius? Yes please.

4. Hildy Biddle (that name makes me happy) from Peeled by Joan Bauer

Peeled

 

So, before I say why I love Hildy so much, pause for my info-mercial. This book is fantastic. Go buy it NOW. I’ll even put in the link- It’s only $7.99 at Barnes and Noble.

Anyways, Hildy is one of my all time favorite characters. She’s just too fantastic and journalist-y.

5. Annabeth from House of Hades (and a lot of other Percy Jackson books) by Rick Riordan

House of Hades

 

Ok, I’m breaking the rules on this one, but she get’s Percy, so what can you do?

Plus, she is perfection. And a half of Percabeth. So what? Maybe I’m stuck on Percy a little.

Persassy

6. Cimorene from Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

dealing with dragons

 

This is another one that needs an info-mercial. GO BUY IT.

She’s too spunky for her own good and one of the first characters that I really LOVED.

So, who would you not mind being? ~The Red Queen

Waiting on Wednesday….

Waiting on Wednesday is hosed by Jill over at Breaking the Spine

So, this week I’m waiting on…

Lair of Dreams

Goodreads Summary:

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

Libba Bray is FANTASTIC and I loved the Diviners.

Veruca Salt edit

It comes out on August the fifth.

Really?

August the fifth.

noooooo

I think I might just die.

So, what are you guys waiting on this week? ~The Red Queen

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsYou post all of the books you have received in the past week (ebooks and paper/hard backs).

This week I had a pretty big haul, at least for me, so I wanted to show you all of the fantastic books I got and let you drool over them.

Freebies from Netgalley:

Lady ThiefDream Girl

(I know, LADY THIEF *squeals and does a happy dance*)

Bought at Barnes and Noble (I really shouldn’t have. I need to learn some self restraint):

AntigoddessThe Raven Boys

From the Library:

Tiger lilyCode Name Verity

Anna dressed in blood

Unwind

I have so much to read over fall break now…

What books did you get this week?

~The Red Queen

Waiting on Wednesday…

Waiting on Wednesday Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosed by Jill over at Breaking the Spine

So, before you start judging me, I have loved the Ranger’s Apprentice Series since about 5th grade. When I saw that JOHN FLANAGAN IS WRITING ANOTHER ONE, I really just couldn’t contain my fangirling.

 

 

Image

I can’t control my self about this book.

I NEED IT NOW

Cannot hold feels

So anyway, Here’s the cover and Goodreads synopsis

The Royal RangerAfter a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible – even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path. 

It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone – and it’s a request Will cannot refuse. 

Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie – finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives?

Sorry you have to put up with me and my middle grade obsessions… ~The Red Queen

What book are you DESPERATE for? Leave us a comment below

Waiting on Wednesday

Image“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

My Waiting on Wednesday is….

Lady Thief

 

Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

 

Hopefully this means more Robin-Hoody wonderfulness like in the first book. I’m trying to get this one on Net galley right now so I don’t have to wait until February.

February, guys.

It’s too far away.

I need this book.

Come to me edit

 

I need a big dose of Scarlet and Rob ASAP.

~The Red Queen

On a side note, thanks for all of your suggestions on my What’s Next post. I really wanted to read The Naturals, but it turns out that it’s not available on the nook.

Angry face

Curse you Barnes and Noble.

So, I ended up reading The 100. It’s pretty good so far (I’ve only read 30 pages or so) and hopefully I’ll have it finished and reviewed by Friday.

What’s Next?

ImageWhat’s next is a meme hosted by Icey Books that helps bloggers decide what to read next. right now I’m reading House of Hades by Rick Riordan and I’m having such a hard time decided which of the 163 books on my TBR list to read. I would really appreciate it if you fantabulous people would comment which one of these you think I should read next.

ImageThe 100 by Kass Morgan

Goodreads synopsis:

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.

ImageWicked Misery by Tracey Martin

Goodreads: Synopsis

It s all quasi-legal fun until somebody gets framed for murder.

Jessica Moore thrives on misery. Literally. Thanks to a goblin s curse, she gets a magical high from humanity s suffering. A shameful talent like that could bury a girl in guilt, so to atone, she uses her dark power to hunt murderers, rapists and other scumbags until one of them frames her for his crimes.

In desperation, Jessica seeks refuge with the one person she trusts to not turn her in a satyr named Lucen. Like every member of his race, Lucen uses his lusty magic to control Boston s human population, and Jessica isn t immune to his power. But the murder victims belonged to a rival race, and when they discover Lucen is harboring Jessica, dodging the cops becomes the least of her problems.

With only five days to find the real killer, Jessica faces a danger far more serious than the brewing magical war. The danger of succumbing to Lucen s molten seduction.

Warning: Contains a heroine with a lust for misery, creepy murders, and creepier goblins, satyrs so hot you’d sell your soul for one, and scaly sewer rats masquerading as dragons. Who said magic was all sparkles and tiaras?

ImageThe Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Goodreads Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

So, what do you think? ~The Red Queen