Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Books in a School Setting

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is a Back To school Freebie- anything book related pertaining to school. I went back and forth on this one and almost did Books I Skipped Class For In College- because I did do that. Quick story- I was so into a book once I couldn't stop reading to go to class- problem was I was reading in this hallway after the class the teacher walked right by me. I don't know if he saw me, but I was like wanting to be invisible at that moment. 

Anyway I decided to go with Ten Books In A School Setting. Perhaps not the most original topic but here we go. 

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

Love the school in this one- it's kinda creepy at first but then when you see what it's all about it's totally different. Plus secret passageways and sea caves. 

Sanctuary Bay

Loved this one- very cool school on a remote island. And a nice scifi element too. 

The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1)

I'm pretty fond of this one as boarding school books go. It's got an X-Men vibe almost with teens and special powers, and an insidious evil that threatens them. And the school is very cool. 

Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2)

This is the 2nd Paladin Prophecy book, not as good as the first (and the third was really disappointing) but still a good read. 

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

I'm not sure how crazy I am about the cover of this, but I watched the movie and thought it was somewhat fun. 

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)

I just like the title- Frostbite- and I guess this is Vampire academy #2. 

Dead Girls Society

I'm not sure if this is technically a "school" book but the protagonist is college aged I believe. I just don't know if the society is part of that setting or not, but I'll go with it. 

Night School (Night School, #1)

I'd so love this to be a paranormal series but apparently it isn't. Nevertheless I'm intrigued by it and definitely want to read it.  

The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)

This one looks tripped out and I do want to read it if I get a chance. 

This was a good read and while not a boarding school book or anything, it was set in high school and the school did play a role. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday Tagline #2

The Blue

"They Found Paradise...What Would They Do To Keep It?"

That tagline has a chilling quality to it- what indeed will they do? This is a book about something terrible that happens on a yacht, and about what happens afterward. I liked it a lot, and the end- there's a moment that kinda stays with you, or at least I thought so.

Cover Characteristics Cheerleaders

Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  

This week's pick- Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders- interesting topic. I wanted to find some that were dark or a little on the edge but I only found one or two like that- and I didn't have as much time for this one so I had to go with what I found. They're not bad though, a decent selection I hope. I thought cheerleaders and the paranormal might go well together but if so I didn't many- maybe somebody else had luck with this topic! Looking forward to seeing what everyone got.  

Exit, Pursued by a BearThe Geek Girl's Guide to CheerleadingTroy HighCheerleading Can Be MurderSay Yes to the Cheerleader (The Say Yes Series Book 1)Image result for YA book cover with cheerleadersImage result for YA book cover with cheerleadersImage result for YA book cover with cheerleaders

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Pretty good cheerleader cover and I like the colors with the clouds. Definitely eye catching. 

The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

This one is okay probably a good younger read. 

Troy High

No idea but not a bad cover. 

The Dutch edition of Dare Me.  

Cheerleading Can Be Murder

I like this one- cheerleading plus murder?

Say Yes to the Cheerleader (The Say Yes Series Book 1)

Looks sweet but I really don't know anything about it. 

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Vampires and cheerleaders- good combo. I guess this is manga? 

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Cheerleaders in Heat?? This is actually a book?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fandom Mashups #2

Fandom Mashups

Fandom Mashups is an original feature hosted by Lunar Rainbows Reviews. Every week she proposes a fictional scenario and then we build our own dream team of five characters from five different fandoms to complete the task. 

You Were On The Train (Headed to Hogwarts Obviously) When It Gets Hijacked By Bad Guys! OMG OMG OMG. Who Are The Hijackers?  

Jaime Lannister

This guy's bad news if you piss him off. Must be something on the train he wants. Is Cersei around here somewhere???

Boba Fett

Bounty hunter extraordinaire. Oh-oh there must be a price on my head.

Johnny Ringo

If we're talkin outlaws Johnny Ringo MUST be involved.

That asshole from Divergent

If there's something bad going on this POS must be in the middle of it lol.

Harley Quinn

She talks, they listen. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday Post #157

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

This week was more reading and less TV thanks to the Olympics being over. I'm on track with my reads and reviews so it's all good. I debuted my Tagline Tuesday feature this past week and am having fun with that- it's one more thing to fit into my schedule but I like a good tagline.  Other than that just dealing with end of summer stuff and trying to plan out the fall a bit. 

Summer is winding down and we're getting closer to autumn, which is a favorite time of year. I like the cooler nights, the turning leaves and the smell of bonfires. Pumpkins (and pumpkin spice latte), the red gold colors of a northern autumn, just everything about it. I'll miss the sun and the beach, and Bookstore Spotlight is one thing I didn't get to this summer, but maybe I can fit it in this fall.  

As I mentioned last week SciFi Month is returning in November. Hosted by Rinn Reads  it's a celebration of all things scifi. Reviews, discussions, movie reviews, even bingo. This is the 4th year running, and it happens in November. 

Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)Truly Madly Guilty

This is a pretty good Star Wars fan film. And the cinematography is amazing- probably the best part. I mean this looks like Hoth- and I love the shot at night with the starry sky. They filmed this in Canada on a glacier I believe. Check it out-- it has a pretty good twist too. For all the silly ones you see occasionally a good one like this pops up. 

And I'm listening to... 

This is a bluff over by the lakeshore and is a pretty good place to hang out and just watch the waves. 

A view from the bluffs at Sleeping Bear Dunes- it's about 450 feet more or less straight down to the water. 

This is actually way out in the water- you can't tell but there's a little spit of land (every year the water level is different) and at the very end is this pile of rocks. A nice place to hang out- very peaceful there, the water is amazingly shallow and the wind ruffling the waves, boats in the distance- very nice. 

Same area. 



The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)


A nice Lindsey Stirling video.


Here's a fun interview with two of the stars of Dark Matter.