Thursday, October 26, 2017

Blog Tour (My Top 10 Favorite Heroes): RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer (YA)


Renegades #1
by Marissa Meyer
Release date: November 7th, 2017
Published by: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Format read: ARC from the publisher.


SUMMARY

Secret identities. Extraordinary powers.
She wants vengeance.
He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies - humans with extraordinary abilities - who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... 
except for the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice - and in Nova. But Nova's allegiances is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

MY TOP TEN FAVORITE SUPERHEROES

1. WONDER WOMAN - “Please take my hand. I give it to you as a gesture of friendship and love, and of faith freely given. I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream.”

2. HULK - "Hulk, SMASH!" 

3. SPIDER-MAN - "Whatever life holds for me, I will never forget these words: With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift. This is my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man."

4. SUPERMAN - "You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me." 

5. HARLEY QUINN - "I've made so many mistakes there's no one left who believes in me." 

6. MS. MARVEL - "Good is not a thing you are, it's a thing you do."

7. BLACK WIDOW - "I do not belong. I am exceptional. I am the exception." 

I was trying to keep my list fun and light-hearted, but... 

8. MY MOM - Because she is the most loving, strongest and stubborn woman I know <3

9. ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES - I have a strong respect for these people who have sacrificed so much and more to protect us and stand up for what they believe in. A job that I can never endure. 

10. FIRST RESPONDERS - I have a HUGE admiration for all of those that sacrifice their lives on a daily basis! The fire and police departments, all in the emergency response teams, doctors and nurses, etc. It takes a very strong person to witness and do what they have done, and continue to do on a daily basis. Something that I don't think I could ever have the courage, nor stomach, to do. I am so grateful for those who can! 


*Please note: An advanced reader copy was sent to me from the publisher for an honest review for this blog tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not swayed by anyone/anything.
Please feel free to leave a comment or email me with any questions and/or inquiries. 
Thank you.





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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Marissa Meyer
  

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book.

Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. 

She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.  

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September 2017 Book Haul, Wrap-Up and October TBR


Hi there! I hope you are all doing well... 
in light of all the bad things that have been happening in the world, I am trying really hard to keep things in perspective and appreciate everything that I have. Being a mom to all young boys and having family in Puerto Rico has really taken a toll on me and my family. It's been difficult trying to help my boys understand everything that has happened, and also, trying to keep a positive mind while waiting to hear directly from our family members (we have received calls second-handedly letting us know that they are alive and as well as can be in their circumstances, but not from them directly yet)... in the meantime, I have been told that trying to do what makes us happy is a good way to stay calm, patient and find peace. So here I am, sharing my belated book haul, wrap-up, and TBR :) 

Many hugs to you all!!! 

...

Here are all the books I've read and accumulated throughout September :) 


My AUGUST Book Haul



*What I received to review...

THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor (YA/PB) from BookSparks 
- LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton (A/PB) from BookSparks 
- THE WANDERERS by Kate Ormand (YA/HB) from Sky Pony Press 
- FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown (C/HB) from NorthSouth Books 
- RISE OF THE JUMBIES (The Jumbies #2) by Tracey Baptiste (MG/HB) from Workman Publishing 
- THIS BOOK ISN'T SAFE by Colin Furze (MG/HB) from Wunderkind PR/Razorbill 
- OVER THE UNDERWORLD (The Unbelievable Fib #2) by Adam Shaughnessy (MG/ARC) from Algonquin Young Readers (Workman Publishing) 



From Fierce Reads and First Second Books - YA/ARCs (Macmillan)
RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer 
- LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE by Claire Kann 
- INK IRON AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare 
- PITCH DARK by Courtney Alameda 
- LOSING LEAH by Tiffany King 
- WHITE RABBIT by Caleb Roehrig 
- THE GREED (The Cruelty #2) by Scott Bergstrom  
- SPEAK: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Illustrated by Emily Carroll (Sampler) 
- WIRE AND NERVE, Volume 2: GONE ROGUE by Marissa Meyer, Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin (Sampler) 


*Books I received as gifts or from giveaways...
- CASTLE OF WATER by Dane Hucklebridge (A/HB) 
- A STING IN THE TALE: MY ADVENTURES WITH BUMBLEBEES by Dave Goulson (Adult/HB) 
- GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Classic/PB) - Puffin Classics Edition 
- HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON'S FAIRY TALES retold by Naomi Lewis (Classic/PB) - Puffin Classics Edition 

*Books I received through #BooksForTrade via twitter...
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/signed ARC) 
- WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon (YA/ARC) 


*Books I purchased this month... 
WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo (YA/signed HB) 
- WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo (UK signed edition)
- ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (PB) Penguin Books Classic Edition 
- JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling (PB) Puffin Classics 
- LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott (PB) Puffin Classics 
- MAKING COCOA FOR KINGSLEY AMIS by Wendy Cope (HB) Faber Classics Edition 
- NIL NIL by Don Patterson (HB) Faber Classics Edition 
- THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley (HB) Jessie Willcox Smith Classics Edition 



What I read in AUGUST




- WEIRD BUT TRUE DAILY PLANNER: 365 Days to Fill with School, Sports, Friends, and Fun! by National Geographic Kids  
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS UNITED STATES ATLAS by National Geographic Kids  
- PASHMINA by Nidhi Chanani 
- DOG DAYS OF SCHOOL by Kelly DiPucchio and Brian Biggs
- FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown 
- A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE by Penny Parker Klostermann 
- THERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher 
- IMAGINE THAT! HOW DR. SEUSS WROTE THE CAT IN THE HAT by Judy Sierra 
- THE BOOK OF GOLD by Bob Staake 
- COOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy  
- THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER by Bob Shea  
- BRUCE'S BIG MOVE by Ryan T. Higgins  
- SPINNING by Tillie Walden  
- SHIVER (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater - reread 
- THE DAM KEEPER by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi  
- GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust  
- THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor 
- THE WANDERERS by Kate Ormand - reread

What I plan on reading in SEPTEMBER



First, I hope to finish reading: 

- THE PERFECT SCORE by Rob Buyea  
- A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY by Alexis Okeowo  
- CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G. 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these: 

- CAST NO SHADOW by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa 
- ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater  
- SCION OF THE FOX (The Realms of Ancient #1) by S.M. Beiko 
- SNOW AND ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin  
- RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer  
- HEAD GAMES by Craig McDonald and Kevin Singles 
- HIDDENSEE: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire 
- MOST PEOPLE by Michael Leannah 
- WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon 
- THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Carla Morris 
- LITTLE RED by Bethan Woollvin
- RAPUNZEL by Bethan Woolvin 



Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... and leave your blog or book haul links too!


Happy reading!!!

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ENJOY!!! And, thanks for stopping by today!!!
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