Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May TBR 2015

May should be a good reading month for me. I'm participating in two readathons. So here is what I'm hoping to get through / want to read right now.

May 4th - 10th is #ayearthon this month's theme is reread month
The Iron King by Julia Kagawa (currently reading about 35% done)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

May 11th-17th is Bout of Books 13.0
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (I need this NOW)
Some Like it Hot by Louisa Edwards
The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter (review)
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
The Iron Prophecy by Julie Kagawa
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

If I can read all that I'd be happy. Super excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses, my parents were nice enough to preorder it for my birthday back in January. What book are you excited to read in May?

Happy Reading, Ashley!!

April Wrap Up 2015

Here's an overview of the books I've read in April. With a little bit of my thoughts.

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen 5/5 stars 208 pages
A Beauty and the Beast retelling. I loved the story, it was beautiful and magical. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. I've never read the original tale yet.

Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine 5/5 stars  304 pages
Being a child of the 90s, and owning most of the Goosebumps series. R. L. Stine is the kind of scary I can read without the nightmares. I loved this one. It's a new Fear Street novel.

Endlessly by Kiersten White 5/5 stars  385 pages
The third and final installment to the Paranormalcy trilogy. I've come to love everything about these books and Evie. Sad that I finished this trilogy but happy at the same time

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 5/5 stars 416 pages
Booktube is why I picked up The Raven Boys. That being said, hearing how confusing the first 100 pages is. I was worried but I wasn't confused at all.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 5/5 stars 499 pages (re-read)
A reread for me.

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman 5/5 stars 608 pages
The sequel and conclusion to this dulogy. Oh the feels. I'm sad it's over. I wish there could be 5 or 10 years down the road just to see where the characters to see where they are.

The Dream Thieves 4/5 stars 439 pages

Harry Potter and the Sorecerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read) 5/5 stars 310 pages
Half listen to the audio narrated by Jim Dale and read the last few chapters.

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan and Jan Berenstain 5/5 stars 32 pages
Childhood memories

A Light In the Attic by Shel Sliverstein 5/5 stars 176 pages (re-read)
Read this during the Deweys 24 hour readathon.

Total number of books: 11
Total number of pages: 3,377
Series finished: 2

Only have seven books to go for my Goodreads challenge.
That is all for April. What books did you read in April? Did you want or already have read the books I mentioned. Let me know!!!
Happy Reading, Ashley.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bout of Books 13.0

This is my official post for participating in the Bout of Books 13.0.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I will be posting my reading updates on here. As well as marking the book's I've read on my Goodreads account.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa


Number of pages I've read: 18 of The Iron Legends, 14 of A Court of Thorns and Roses
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine

Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine
Released: April 7th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Fear Street Relaunch, #2
Page Amount: 304, ebook edition

"In the small town of Shadyside, don’t stay up late, because horrible things can happen...


Both day and night, Lisa Brooks is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. Could they be caused by the horrifying accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks? When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her little boy, Lisa jumps at the chance to keep busy and take her mind off of her troubling thoughts. But then the murders start -- and her friends begin dying one by one. Are Lisa's nightmares coming true? Find out in the next installment of R.L. Stine's Fear Street series, Don't Stay Up Late."

-Information from

My Thoughts:
R.L. Stine has always been one of my favorite authors since Goosebumps. So when I saw he was relaunching the Fear Street series I was excited. 

Don't Stay Up Late is classic R.L. Stine, with spooky creatures, crazy things happening at Shadyside, Fear Street. My heart raced was turning the pages to see what would happen next.

If you love R.L. Stine, I totally recommend this. Looking forward to what other stories are released in the Fear Street relaunch.

Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read and review.

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Currently Reading (1)

Just wanted to share what I'm currently reading at the moment. For the weekend, most likely won't finish until Tuesday. Endlessley by Kiersten White which is the third and finale book to the Paranormalcy trilogy. I'm sad to be finishing this trilogy but happy at the same time. But I cannot for the life of me remember what happened in book two Supernaturally. I'm reading and they bring up events that happened.
Also reading on my kindle Don't Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine which I recieved from NetGalley. I'm really loving this. R.L. Stine is one of my childhood favortie authors. He's just creepy enough that I can read and not be freaked out. Stephen King he's to much for me. Which is odd considering R.L. Stine is said to be the children version of Stephen King.

Are any of you reading anything good over the weekend/holiday? Have you read or want to read the books I mentioned? Let me know in the comments. Don't Stay Up Late is set to be released on April 7th, 2015.

Happy Reading, Ashley

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey
Released: December 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Silver Griffon Associates
Series: Gaming the System,#1
Page Amount: 298, Kindle Edition

"Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It's a desperate step, but it's the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother's mounting hospital bills.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO 

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he's sexy, driven and--as CEO of his own gaming company--he's used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what's happening, he's found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she's made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

She can't tell if he's playing her...or if he's playing for keeps.

This New Adult book is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content and adult situations. "
-Information from

My Thoughts:
I picked this up on the recommendation from Misty from TheBookRat. To be honest it took a while for me to get into the plot. But once I was hooked, I started to care about Mia and Adam. How would their relationship play out?

I'm glad I read this and didn't just DNF it. I loved the geek references. I will read books two and three to see what becomes of Mia and Adam's relationship.

4/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Released: September 24th, 2013 (first released January 1st, ,2013)
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Series: Reckoners,#1
Page Amount:384, Kindle Edition
Source:Overdrive library

"Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. 

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. 

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge."
-Information from

My Thoughts:
This isn't just an anti hero story. There's so more than meets the eye. This is my introduction into Brandon Sanderson's writing. I truly loved every moment in Steelheart. The story and characters really make you cheer for good to win.

I'm so glad I gave Steelheart a chance. After all the hype surrounding this I wasn't sure I'd like it as much as everyone else. Brandon has a magical way of writing and keeps you second guessing all the way to the end.

I will pick up Firefight, which is the sequel as soon as I can.

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley.

Library Haul

Yesterday I picked up 11 books I had on hold at the library. It's fitting since in 2 weeks will be National Library Week. I love going to the library. Libraries are the best additions to our communities. Visit one today, tomorrow, always. Check out one book or 20. Just keep the libraries alive!!!

Now onto the books I'm.excited to read:

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
Beauty and Beast retelling, yes please. Currently reading this one. I'm loving it.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Another fairy tale retelling.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Siefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Endlessly by Kiersten White
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (reread)
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

One of my reading goals for 2015 is to finish series. By reading the dulogy by Rachel Hartman that is one closed series. Endlessly is the third in the Paranormlacy. I've read nothing but good things about The Raven Boys series. Why not read all three to be read for the last one.

That is my library haul for April. Have you read any of these books? Do you want to read any of them?

Let me know your thoughts, Happy Reading, Ashley.