Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stop the Presses ~ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be released as a book!


  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pottermore (July 31, 2016)

  • The official script  book of the original West End (London) production to be released in book/e book format!

  • Publication Date: July 31, 2016


Synopsis:

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 30th July 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.




I knew I'd never be able to go to another country to see the play so I was over the moon when I heard the play script was going to be released as a book (both hardcover and ebook format)!!! 

Go check it out at Amazon ~ it's available for pre-order!




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Fever Code by James Dashner - ~ WOW

A weekly meme spotlighting soon to be released books hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick ...


  • ISBN-10: 0553513095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553513097

Release Date ~ September 27, 2016


Synopsis:


Once there was a world’s end.
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.

Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.
Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.
The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.
Now there are secrets. 
There are lies. 
And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. 
This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
All will be revealed.
A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming. Before there was the Maze, there was The Fever Code.

Don’t miss The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, now major motion pictures from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, and Aidan Gillen. And look for James Dashner’s new bestselling series the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of MindsThe Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.





Why this book?  


Well, I've really enjoyed the first four books as well as the movie. This fifth book is supposed to "tell all" and I can't wait to find out what the "tell all" is! 



What books are you waiting for? 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie ~ Love Is In the Air!


Hosted by the Broke and Bookish


Since Valentine's day is right around the corner, I'm going to highlight my all time favorite romance novels along with my favorite romantic movies. 


Love is definitely in the air! 




My Favorite Romance Novels















Secret of the Journal series



The Selection Series





Original Version







My All Time Favorite Romance  Movies



























Happy Romance Week!

Monday, February 8, 2016

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis


  • Publisher: Amulet Books 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419719033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419719035


Release Date ~ March 8, 2016!



Synopsis: 

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter—a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. 

Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight?

 What about her mother and sister?

 When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?




On the Edge of Gone  by Corrine Duyvis  is an engaging "end of the world" story that I couldn't put down till I have finished the book. A great book for binge reading! :) 

I really liked Denise, the main character and her unique perspective of all that was going on around her. She did some pretty amazing things! 

On the other hand, it made  me pretty sad in regards to how her family treated her.  They definitely loved her but their own issues kept them from being the family Denise longed for and really needed. 

On the Edge of Gone is a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it! If you enjoy dystopian young adult novels ... definitely check out this one! 




4 Stars!


Thanks to Abram Kids Publishing and Netgalley for the gift of a free book in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Life Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Clarkson


  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (February 2, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1496403371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496403377



Synopsis: 

How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long.

Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be?

There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. 

Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. 





The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson is about creating a home for yourself, your family and friends through intention, creativity  as as well as through a strong relationship with God. 

A lifegiving home can be done on any budget as it's not about the things you buy, it's about the quality of life and home. Creating a space you enjoy and where you and others can feel loved, cherished and supported. 

I found this book to be inspirational and full of practical tips and guidance in helping me to work towards my goals of creating a home environment that I and my family want to live in. This book truly touched my heart! 





 I highly recommend this book (5 Stars!). I also want to to let you know that Sally and Sarah have co-written The Lifegiving Experience: a 12 Month Guided Journey as well as a wonderful website: The Lifegiving Resources They really great and so worth checking out!

Thank to Tyndale Publishing and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.