Monday, March 31, 2014

State of the Stack (March 31, 2014)

This is my monthly State of the Stack post. It is my way to keep track of my review books and to hopefully reduce the stack that I have waiting for me. I take a look at my review commitments on the last Monday of each month. Please feel free to join in and let me know the state of your stack.

Here is my Review Books Spreadsheet. Yellow highlighted books are ones past their publication date that I still haven't read and reviewed. I use pink highlights for reviews due in even numbered months so that I can see at a glance how many I have for each month. Ideally, this keeps me from over-committing to review books.  


My Review Pile

April
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (April 8)
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (April 15)
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple (April 15)
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick (April 22)
Project Paper Doll: The Hunt by Stacey Kade (April 22)
The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones (April 22)
The Taking by Kimberly Derting (April 29)

May
A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn (May 6)
The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke (May 6)
 Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (May 6)
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton (May 6)
Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (May 13)
Mila 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza (May 13)
We Were Liars by e. lockhart (May 13)
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (May 13)
Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer by Will Summerhouse (May 19)
The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver (May 20)
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (May 20)
The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst (May 27)
The Cursed by Heather Graham (May 27)
The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross (May 27)
Blur by Steven James (May 27)

June 
Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel (June 3)
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (June 3)
On The Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor (June 10)
Hexed by Michelle Kays (June 10)
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (June 17)
The Quick by Lauren Owen (June 17)
The Body in the Woods by April Henry (June 17)
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor (June 24)

July
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July 1)
On the Fence by Kasie West (July 1)
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (July 8 but Amazon Vine rules mean I need to review this one by the end of April)
Wild by Alex Mallory (July 8)
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (July 15)
Shipwreck Island by S. A. Bodeen (July 29)

Later
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (Sept. 23)
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (Oct. 21)

I Read This Month

These are listed in the order I read them. Links go to my reviews for all that have been posted already. Otherwise, the date the review is scheduled for is listed.
  1. Retribution by Anderson Harp
  2. Dangerous by Shannon Hale
  3. Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
  4. Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent
  5. Dash of Peril by Lori Foster
  6. Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
  7. She Can Hide by Melinda Leigh
  8. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  9. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
  10. The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle
  11. The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
  12. RedDevil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt
  13. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  14. Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk
  15. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (April 30)
  16. Notorious by Allison Brennan (April 3)
  17. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (April 3)
Other Books Read in February but Posted in March
  1. Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly
  2. The Blood Guard by Carter Roy
  3. Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison
  4. Nil by Lynne Matson
  5. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
  6. Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard
  7. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  8. Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut
  9. Breaking Ties by Jo Grafford
I Added These Books

These are listed in the order I received them. Links go to Amazon. Date published is listed in parentheses.
  1. Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull (March 11)
  2. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mylnowski (March 11)
  3. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (May 6)
  4. The Body in the Woods by April Henry (June 17)
  5. Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick (April 22)
  6. She Can Hide by Melinda Leigh (March 18)
  7. Shipwreck Island by S. A. Bodeen (July 29)
  8. The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver (May 20)
  9. On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor (June 10)
  10. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (Feb. 25)
  11. Notorious by Allison Brennan (March 25)
  12. Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk (March 11)
  13. The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke (May 6)
  14. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (April 15)
  15. The Quick by Lauren Owen (June 17)
  16. The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst (May 27)
  17. The Cursed by Heather Graham (May 27)
  18. The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross (May 27)
  19. The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (Oct. 1)
  20. Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (June 17)
  21. The Chance by Robyn Carr (Feb. 25)
  22. A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn (May 6)
  23. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (July 8)
Next Month's Plan

I am currently reading Sekret by Lindsay Smith which is an April release. I also want to read The Chance by Robyn Carr next because then I won't have any review books on my stack to read after their publication day. 

Then the readathon begins. With seven more April releases and sixteen May releases on my stack, I have my work cut out for me. To make things even more complicated, all but three of the books are YAs which will make my reading very imbalanced. 

I also have to fit in my recent Amazon Vine books. Even though The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen won't be released until July, I have to read it this month to stay in good standing. I won't be posting the review on my blog until nearer the publication date but my thoughts will be posted at Amazon, GoodReads, and LibraryThing as soon as I read it. 

That's my plan. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stacking the YA Shelves (March 30, 2014)

Tynga of  Team Tynga's Reviews hosts this meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets.

Review Books:
This week I got A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn from Amazon Vine. I chose it because I am going to an author event at the Red Balloon in May for this author. 

I also caved in and got Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore from NetGalley. I had been resisting because I had so many May review books on my reading stack. But then I realized that this is a June release and June isn't so filled up. 

Stack Books:
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown was a Kindle Daily Deal on Friday. I have been seeing promo for the second book in this series and been curious. Now I have the first book to read. 

The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton is sort of the same thing. The second book is coming out and I haven't had a chance to read the first one yet. This one is a hardcover I got through Amazon Marketplace from Housing Works. 
I got Goblin Secrets and Ghoulish Song by William Alexander primarily because he will be one of the guest speakers at a conference I'll be attending soon and I'd like some autographed books for my media center. I have already read and enjoyed Goblin Secrets but haven't had a chance to read the other book yet.
I got See Me by Wendy Higgins after reading some positive reviews and becoming curious about the story.

I got Blood Red Road by Moira Young when it was a Kindle Daily Deal. I had the ARC but never read it because I really don't like dialect. However, so many people have told me how good it is that I decided to give it another try.

What did you add to your stack this week?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

ARC Review: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Love Letters to the Dead
Author: Ava Dellaira
Publication: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 1, 2014)

Description: It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path.

My Thoughts: This book was lyrical, poetic, heart-wrenching and heart-breaking. Every page was filled with quotable lines. The language was so wonderful. The whole story is revealed to us in a series of letters to dead people.

Laurel takes her first high school English assignment - to write a letter to a dead person - and uses that to resolve some very difficult issues in her life. She is trying to come to terms with the sudden accidental death of her beloved older sister May. Laurel has always adored and admired her older sister and her sense of loss in incredible. May's loss follows the breakup of her parents' marriage and her mother's move to California. She spends one week with her father who is grieving himself and doesn't seem to know how to talk to Laurel and she spends alternate week's with her mother's older sister who is very religious.

Laurel's letters to Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Bishop, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart, and others gives her the opportunity to look at her perceptions of them and apply them to her own life. We see her at a new school tentatively making friends and trying to find out who she is. Her new friends have issues and problems of their own. Hannah and Natalie are best friends who are also attracted to each other but Hannah is also dating at least two guys at a time and sometimes doing things that are not very wise. Laurel's other friends are seniors Tristan and Kristen who are in love but whose lives are bound for different paths after high school with Kristen heading off to college on the East Coast and Tristan going to community college at home and pursuing his music.

Laurel also finds, loses, and finds her first boyfriend again. Sky is also a newcomer at the school. Rumor has it that he was kicked out of his previous school for fighting. He is popular without being part of any crowd. He's everyone's friend but no one really knows him. The two of them make a great connection but they break up when Laurel can't open up to him and he feels bad that he can't know her.

This book was amazing. I loved savoring the words and I loved watching Laurel begin to heal and become her own person. I can't wait to share this one with my high school readers.

Favorite Quote (From a letter to River Phoenix):
Sky reminds me of you a bit, honestly. How he's a boy, and strong, and the air makes way for him when he walks through it. But also how there is something fragile like moths inside of him, something fluttering. Something trying desperately to crowd toward a light. May was a real moon who everyone flocked to. But even if I am only Sky's street lamp, I don't mind. It's enough to be what he moves toward. I love to feel the wings beat.
I got the ARC from Macmillan. You can buy your copy here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Memes: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira. I got this ARC from Macmillan. The book will be released on April 1. Here is the description:
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path.
Beginning:
Dear Kurt Cobain,
Mrs. Buster gave us our first assignment in English today, to write a letter to a dead person. As if the letter could reach you in heaven, or at the post office for ghosts. 
Friday 56:
My sister was a bit like you were as a little girl. She was the bright spark of the family, the one who everyone relied on to shine, the one who tried to keep everyone from fighting.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

ARC Review: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Don't Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Publication: Delacorte Press (March 11, 2014)

Description: Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).

We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.

Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.

So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening.

My Thoughts: When a homeroom of sophomores gets a flu shot and then develops ESP, friendships and relationships are the first things that change for the kids. We hear from Mackenzie who cheated on her boyfriend Cooper and knows that their relationship will be over when he finds out. We hear from Cooper who has bigger problems than his breakup from Mackenzie. His dad is having affairs and his mother has seen a divorce lawyer. We hear from Tess who really wants her best friend Teddy to see her as a girlfriend and who is horribly hurt when she listens to him obsess over Sadie. We hear from BJ who is the class horndog.

We hear from Pi who is determined to be exceptional in some way including being number one in her class. She takes the lead among the Espies and convinces them to go along with her plans. We also hear from Olivia who is the character I like the most. She is being raised by her hypochondriac, obsessive mother and suffers from hypchondria and shyness herself. I loved watching the way her confidence grew throughout the story as she realized that people really weren't judging her all the time.

The story was entertaining and engaging. It also made me think what it would be like if I could hear other people's thoughts. I'm not at all sure that I would make the same decision the kids did.

Favorite Quote:
We didn't wait long to use our ESP to take over the world. Domination began during gym class.
I got this ARC from Amazon Vine. You can buy your copy here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser:
"What's the worst that happens?" Renee asked her.

Olivia counted the worst things on her hand. "I forget what I'm talking about, I panic, I pass out, I hit my head on the desk. Oh, and then I die."
This week my teaser is from Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski. I got this ARC from Amazon Vine because I thought it sounded funny. Here is the description of this March 11 release:
Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).

We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.

Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.

So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stacking the YA Shelves (March 23, 2014)

Tynga of  Team Tynga's Reviews hosts this meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets.

For Review:
The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross will be released on May 27. I have read the early books in this series and can't wait for this steampunk adventure.

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling won't be released until Oct. 1. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Since it is only available as an Adobe Digital Edition, I won't be downloading it until nearer the time when I will be reading it. It is one of four titles that will be launching Switch Press.

TBR Pile:
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell was a Kindle Daily Deal on Friday. It sounded like a good middle grade fantasy.

The Blue-Haired Boy by Courtney C. Stevens is a prequel novella to Faking Normal which I read recently.
The Selection by Kera Cass was also on sale this week. I was misled by the cover to believe that this was a "girls in poofy dresses" story. When I found out it was a dystopia, I decided to watch for a sale. Now it is on my Kindle.

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott was also on sale. I have seen this science fiction thriller on lots of blogs and decided I had to have a copy too.
Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyon by Mary Losure is one of the finalists in the YA division of the Minnesota Book Awards. Since I'll be meeting the author in April, I wanted to have the book for autographing.

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi is also Minnesota Book Award finalist. This one sounded like something my students would enjoy. 

What did you add to your stack this week?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

ARC Review: The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

The Mark of the Dragonfly
Author: Jaleigh Johnson
Publication: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2014)

Description: Fans of The City of Ember will love The Mark of the Dragonfly, an adventure story set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.

Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.

The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.

The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.

Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.

My Thoughts: Orphaned Piper is trying to eke out a living in one of the scrap towns that are near the meteor fields. After the meteor storms, people scavenge for items in the fields. Piper has a talent for fixing the unfixable machines that she finds. However, she doesn't know what to do when she finds a young girl who bears the dragonfly tattoo that means she is under the protection of King Aron. She has to heal her and keep her away from the man that she terrifies her.

Piper decides that the best thing to do is to take her to Noveen where the king lives. She is initially hoping for the reward which might give her a stake to start a new life. But it doesn't take long for Piper to become Anna's friend. Now her priority is keeping her safe and finding her a place where she can be happy and thrive.

Piper is determined to stow away on the 401, a train that passes through the scrap towns. But the train has a number of defenses and a guardian. Gee is a chemelin. In his human form, he is a thirteen year old boy. When he is in his chemelin form he is able to fly with his massive wings and has formidable claws to protect his train. Chemelins are also very loyal to their family and Gee has made the train his family.

The girls have lots of adventures on their way to Noveen. They are almost captured by slavers. The train is attacked by sky raiders. And the man chasing Anna who is an adviser to King Aron isn't about to let Anna escape him.

The story was a great combination of steampunk and adventure. The characters were well-drawn and interesting. Piper was particularly smart, caring, and brave. The world was well-developed too. I loved the growing friendship between Piper and Anna. I also loved the possible romance between Gee and Piper.

Jaleigh Johnson is an author to watch. I can't wait to read more of her books.

Favorite Quote:
For the longest time, all Piper had wanted was to escape from the scrap town and start a new life, but now that she had, she felt more alone than ever. Her father was still dead, and she was saddled with a strange, talkative capital girl with a belt full of coins who was being chased by a crazy man. They were in a town that, for all its pretty sights, was crawling with slavers, and the only hope they had for getting information was from a sarnun that Piper wasn't even sure she could find.
I got an ARC of this one at ALA and also from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Memes: The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson. I got this ARC at ALA last June and have been saving it to read until it was closer to publication date. Here is the description of this March 25 release:
Fans of The City of Ember will love The Mark of the Dragonfly, an adventure story set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.

Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.

The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.

The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.

Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.
Beginning:
Micah brought the music box to her on the night of the meteor storm. Piper never slept on those nights, when debris from other worlds fell from the sky.
Friday 56: 
Many of the scrappers were nomads by nature, and superstitious. If they didn't have any luck scavenging in their first few months in a scrap town, they moved on to the next one.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ARC Review: Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) by Brandon Mull

Sky Raiders
Author: Brandon Mull
Series: Five Kingdoms (Book 1)
Publication: Aladdin (March 11, 2014)

Description: Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms—come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times  bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts.

The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.

My Thoughts: It started out as an ordinary night of trick or treating by Cole Randolph and his friends but things quickly changed when the kids visited a scary haunted house. They didn't know that the monsters were real and that they would be kidnapped and taken to another world as slaves. Though Cole manages to hide from the slavers, he decides to follow them to see if he can rescue his friends. However, he is quickly captured and made a slave.

Cole is sold to the Sky Raiders who live on the edge and scavenge from castles floating on clouds. Cole begins as a scout which is the most dangerous job. He makes friends with Mira and Twitch and has a friendly rival named Jace. The kids decide to escape from slavery when the High King sends his legionnaires to capture Mira.

The kids escape into the cloudwall despite the fact that no one who enters ever returns. There they meet an old shaper and his apprentices who are also hiding from the High King. Secrets are revealed and the kids go on a quest.

The story is full of action and adventure in a world where talented shapers can make anything they can imagine. I really liked Cole because he was loyal to his friends, brave and resourceful. This is the first book in a series and leaves lots of questions remaining to be answered in further volumes.

Favorite Quote:
Jace chuckled bitterly. "If you're going to die, you might was well be doing something really, really stupid."
I got this ARC through Amazon Vine. You can buy your copy here.