Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wishlist Wednesday

I discovered this feature at Pen to Paper  , the host of this meme!

As stated on Pen to Paper:

"Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves."

From Goodreads:

"From the critically acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves comes an emotional, empowering story of what happens when love isn't enough to conquer all.

Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They've been together forever. They never fight. They're deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college—Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU—they're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, their relationship will surely thrive.

The reality of being apart, however, is a lot different than they expected. As Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, falls in with a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.

While Toni worries that Gretchen, who is not trans, just won't understand what is going on, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in Toni's life. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begins to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide—have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?"

This book is on my wishlist because I love a good LGBTQ themed story, and this one looks unique and interesting. As a genderqueer ftm, I often feel underrepresented, especially in the media, and it will be a nice change to see characters experiencing some of the challenges that I deal with as well.

Feel free to post a link to your own Wishlist Wednesday in the comments! 

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Friday 56

I was browsing the Book Blog Meme Directory , interested in discovering some new features to add to my blog. I discovered The Friday 56 and I have decided to give it a try!

As stated on Freda's Voice :

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

I have chosen the book Wither by Lauren Destefano

Page 56, paragraph 1:

"I imagined the world outside North America must have been a beautiful place. And it was my father who introduced that beauty to me. I think of these long-gone places still. A koi wriggles past me and disappears into the depth, and all I can think is that my father would have been so happy to see it."

If any of you decide to try this feature, leave the link in the comments below! 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Beautiful Cover(s) of the Day!

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa was the first YA book that I ever read containing fairies. The story and writing absolutely blew my mind, along with the beautiful covers on each of the 4 books. I love the designs along the edges, the way the colours complement each other, and the close, but not too close, shots of the models.

The blurb:

"Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart"

Find The Iron King on Goodreads