Monday, December 30, 2013

My Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2014

Hey Hey Hey! Its time for my "books I am looking forward to that will be released in 2014" list! How's that for a sentence?!  

I have scoured the web for release dates for these books and compiled them all here for you! 

So many great books are coming out this upcoming year, and so many books I still have yet to get from this past year. I feel I will never catch up!!! But I will persevere! 

Now, on to my list that is in no particular order.

The Twixt Book 2 Invisible by Dawn Metcalf
Expected Publication: April 29 2014


After the End Book One by Amy Plum
Expected Publication: May 6, 2014

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
Expected Publication: February 11,2014

Immortals After Dark Book 14 Dark Skye by Kresley Cole
Expected Publication August 5, 2014

Hollow City: Second Novel Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children
Expected Publication: January 14, 2014

Sworn Sword, Graphic Novel by George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller
Expected Publication: January 21, 2014 

The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld), Book 11 by Gena Showalter
Expected Publication: November 25, 2014

The Queen of Zombie Hearts White Rabbit Chronicles Book 3 by Gena Showalter
Expected Publication: September 30, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire Book 6 by Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication: May 27, 2014


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Expected Publication: April 1, 2014

I haven't decided if I am going to do a part two of this list, because there are so many more books I am looking forward to. But the others do not have a set date or possible cover art yet. I know Jonathan Maberry has a couple of books I seen coming up in 2014 that I am looking forward too. I will get more information on the other books as I get it and pass it on to you!

What books are you looking forward to in the upcoming year? Let me know in the comment section below!

Thanks for stopping by! 




Friday, December 27, 2013

My Favorite Reads of 2013

Hello guys! Christmas is now officially behind us and the New Year is fast approaching. As we say hello to 2014, I wanted to remember some books that I really enjoyed reading this past year. This is by no means all the books I read and liked, just that they are the books that stood out to me when I was looking over my book collection. 

In no particular order:

The first three books of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare; 
City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass

The Twixt Book 1 Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

The Kill Order by James Dashner 
This is the Prequel to the Maze Runner series.


 Insurgent by Veronica Roth. 
This is Book 2 in the Divergent trilogy. 


 Fire & Ash by Jonathan Maberry. 
This is the fourth and final book in the Rot & Ruin Series. 


 Rush by Maya Banks. 
This is the first book in the Breathless Trilogy. 


 The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank. 


 Everquest Rogue's Hour by Scott Ciencin


 of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan


 Wool by Hugh Howey


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


 Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter.
This is book one from the White Rabbit Chronicles.


 The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter.
This is book nine in the Lords of the Underworld Series.


 A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

If there are any books in this list you would like a review on, just let me know in the comments below!

What are some books you really enjoyed in 2013?

Thanks so  much for stopping by!!

xoxo




Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Book Haul!

Hello all you awesome people! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season!

I had a great Christmas with my family, with lots of yummy food, playing games and just being together.

I also received some pretty awesome booky gifts that I wanted to share with you guys!

The first book I will show  you is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


 And I finally get to finish up the Divergent series!!! Allegiant by Veronica Roth


My Mom surprised me with this stunning copy of Wicked with the novel Son of a Witch. The hardback cover is so sturdy, with a foil design adorning the front, spine and back. It is just gorgeous. 


My son surprised me with some book he purchased on my Nook.

The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter.  This is book 10 of the Lords of the Underworld Series. 


 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


 And the second book in the White Rabbit Cronicles by Gena Showalter, Through the Zombie Glass


I want to thank my wonderful family for these awesome books! I really appreciate everything!

Do you have any of these books? And, Did you get any books for Christmas? Share with me in the comments section!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Booktube-A-Thon: My Books!

Hello everyone! So, glad you're here! Have a seat and....yeah lol anyway. As the title of this post says, I am going to show you what books I plan on reading for the booktube-a-thon happening this weekend.

In case you missed my previous post, Ariel Bissett (an awesome booktuber on youtube) is hosting the first ever Christmas Booktube-A-Thon. With the help of some other great booktubers, they will be doing sprints on twitter. You can also preview my previous post HERE to get all the details! (link will open in another window so no worries about backtracking!)

I am going to use this read-a-thon as a chance to finish some books that I have neglected. Not because they aren't good, but life got busy and I just haven't been able to really read as much as I'd like. So, because of that, I am really excited for this weekend! I am affording myself time to relax and read. 

The first book I am going to read is Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clarke. I am not that far off from having this book read, with only 178 pages left. 

The second book I've chosen is Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan. It is a collection of 9 short stories, and I have 7 left to finish the book. I should be able to finish this in a couple of hours if not sooner. 

My third choice is Everquest Rogue's Hour by Scott Ciencin. If you aren't familar with the EverQuest franchise, it is based on role playing game turned MMORPG. (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplay Game. Think World of Warcraft, but Everquest started in the 90's) Anywho, I started this book about 3 weeks or so ago, and have 276 pages left to finish. 

 And my fourth choice, if I finish all the above is, The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank. My Mom gave me this book last year, and I just sadly never got around to reading it. So, regardless if I get to read it for booktube-a-thon, I will have it read by Christmas. I just hope to get it done over the weekend. 

So those are my TBR for Christmas Booktube-a-thon! And I can't wait to get started or in most cases finish these books! 

If you plan on joining in on this read-a-thon, leave what books you plan on reading in the comment section below! 

You can follow @BooktubeAThon and myself @ChannelHMC on twitter. They will be doing reading sprints over there all weekend. It is just a fun addition to the read-a-thon and a way to meet and interact with 100's of other readers during the event!!! Hope to see you all there! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

xoxo


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Booktube-A-Thon!!!!!!

Hello everyone! 

So, I am excited to announce that Ariel Bissett who hosted the first youtube booktube-a-thon is hosting the second booktube-a-thon, along with some other awesome booktubers for the FIRST ever CHRISTMAS booktube-a-thon! 

I had so much fun this past summer with booktube-a-thon, I got really excited to see the Christmas one. This will be a much more relaxed and easy going read-a-thon. It will last only 3 days, from December 20-22. They will be doing reading sprints on twitter so be sure to follow @BooktubeAThon to join in with hundreds of others!!

Check out Ariel's video below for all the information for this booktube-a-thon!!! 



I hope all of you join in on the first Christmas read-a-thon!!!

Please leave a comment below if you plan on or at least plan on trying to participate!!! 

Follow me on twitter (ChannelHMC) so we can chat up what we are reading!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
xoxo




Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tag Part 2!!


Here is another Christmas tag! So, I'm just going to jump right into the questions! Enjoy!


1.)  Which holiday do you celebrate?

Christmas!

2.)  What are you doing for the holidays this year?

Opening pressies, cooking Christmas dinner, hanging with my fam!

3.)  What's your favorite holiday drink?

Hot apple cider. yummm

4.)  Candy cane or gingerbread men?

I like both, but if I had to choose one it would be candy canes!

5.)  What's your favorite holiday/Christmas song?






So, many to choose from!! Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,  Oh Holy Night, Deck the Halls and so on and on. 

6.)  What's the weirdest gift you've ever received?

I cannot honestly think of one. Hummm...

7.)  Have you ever made a snowman?

Yes! Loads of times!

8.)  What is your favorite winter fragrance?

This is usually the only time of year that I actually enjoy vanilla scents.

9.)  What is at the top of your list this Christmas? (or the holiday you celebrate)

BOOKS! 

10.)  What is most important to you about the holidays?

Spending time with my family and remembering the reason for the season. Jesus. 



I tag all of you! If you do this tag, feel free to comment below how to find your tag!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo


Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Tag! Part 1

Hello Sweeties! I am getting so into the Christmas spirit! Aside from spring, this is my favorite time of year! So festive and exciting! 

        So, my blog may have a bit of Christmas posts this month.


    I ran across this tag and just HAD to do it! 

1. What's your favorite holiday movie?


Hands down, It's a Wonderful Life. It is such a touching movie, and I just love classics. 

2. What's your favorite Christmas color?

Do I have to pick just one??? I love the reds and golds, and of course green!

3. Do you like to stay in your pjs or dress up for Christmas?

I stay in my pj's for the majority of the morning/afternoon, but then I get dressed. Not to dressy, but causal. 

4. If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be?

My son. No contest.

5. Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

One present on Christmas Eve (usually the pj present), but everything else Christmas morning.

6. Have you ever built a ginger bread house?

YES!!! That goes along with the whole festive fun! 

7. What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

Relax, watch Christmas shows, and decorate. 

8. Any Christmas wishes?

For everyone to be healthy and safe.

9. Favorite Christmas smell?

The smell of cinnamon and fresh Christmas tree scents.

10. Favorite Christmas meal or treat?


My favorite Christmas meal would be steak and lobster. And fave treat would be Mrs. Prindable's Apples.  


I tag all of you!
 If you do this tag please come back and leave a link to the blog or youtube video! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo


Five Book Series for Christmas Gifts



Hello! Hope those who celebrated Thanksgiving had a happy one! Now the countdown for Christmas is ticking and I wanted to share some booky gift ideas for the readers on your list!

In no particular order: The Bronze Canticles by Tracy & Laura Hickman.

This trilogy is a fantastic world of magics, dragons, fairies (not the fluffy kind either) and so many other mystical beings. It is a bit complex read, and I suggest this for a more experienced reader.

The books in order are: Mystic Warrior, Mystic Quest and Mystic Empire


                                            Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry.

This series takes you to a post apocalyptic zombie world.  Where zombies have taken over and the survivors are just trying to survive. But zombies aren't the only danger in this new and scary world. This book is a great read for young adults and up.

                     Books in order are: Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone and Fire & Ash.


                                                          Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.

 It is a five book series, filled with mythical creatures and the balance of the reserves that exsist to protect them. I adore this series and find it perfect for all ages.

Books in order: Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, Grip of the Shadow Plague, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary and Keys to the Demon Prison


                         A list without The Hunger Games would not be complete in my opinion.

With the movie series on it's second installment, this could be the perfect gift for someone who may not have read the books yet. I find that young adults and up would enjoy this trilogy.

                              Books in order: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

This is another post apocalyptic world, where what you think you know isn't exactly what it is. I found this to have a more psychological twist than other books of the genre, and I appreciate the affect that had on the overall feel of the series. 

Books in Order: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure and the prequel is The Kill Order


Keep an eye out for more gift ideas! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

xoxo