Waiting on Wednesday: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

HEY EVERYONE!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight upcoming book releases.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Random House Books (August 29th 2017)

Genre: YA Fantasy, Retelling

Goodreads summary:

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite authors so when I heard she was writing this book, I was already excited. But ever since I’ve seen the Wonder Woman movie I have been so damn excited for this book. I have been obsessed with Wonder Woman and I am desperately awaiting this release. I even preordered the Waterstones limited edition which includes a signed bookplate.

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What book release have you been anticipating? Are you also excited for Wonder Woman: Warbringer? Talk to me in the comments!

Happy reading,

Tasha

mini review: Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David

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PROM QUEEN PERFECT by Clarisse David

Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

Format: ebook

Goodreads summary: 

Being perfect isn’t supposed to be this hard. 

Alex dela Cruz has it all. Looks, money, and a killer sense of style.

When the annoyingly gorgeous Adam Cordero calls her selfish, she decides to prove him wrong by transforming Christy Marquez from an invisible misfit into a ruling princess of Asia Pacific Academy. Great hair? Check. Flawless red lipstick? Check. Instant popularity? A slightly too big check.

But now, Alex is on the brink of losing the plastic tiara she’s supposed to get as prom queen, her best friend, and her heart to the unlikeliest of candidates. Too bad she isn’t letting anything—or anyone—get between her and that tiara.

Prom Queen Perfect was a cute and quick read. Featuring the rivals-to-lovers trope it made for some fun banter between our main character Alex and her love interest Adam. When Adam calls Alex selfish, she has this need to proof to him that she is in fact not selfish. Which kind of backfires. She’s determined to transform Christy Marquez and make her more popular. What she doesn’t expect is for Christy to rival Alex in popularity and possibly take her spot as the prom queen.

At the beginning of this novella Alex is a very unlikable character. At least she was to me. Very… Mean Girls like. Don’t let yourself be turned off by that though because she goes through some wonderful character development.

The plot was simple and not too messy considering this was only a novella. I liked David’s writing and the progress of the story.

Overall I enjoyed this story and wouldn’t have minded reading a full-length novel of it. 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have you read PROM QUEEN PERFECT? What were your thoughts?

Happy reading,

Tasha

 

progress update: #DiversityBingo2017

HEY EVERYONE!

One of my few reading goals for 2017 is partaking in DiversityBingo. It’s a reading challenge that was created by a bunch of people in the book community and it urges people to read more diversely. While I’ve already been trying to read more diversely before this challenge, the prompts of this bingo sheet definitely made things a bit easier. It gave me an idea of what books to look for and the hashtag #DiversityBingo2017 on twitter is full of amazing recommendations.

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At the end of 2016 I posted a video with the books I planned on reading for each of these prompts. If you’re interested in watching that, you can do so here.

In my monthly reading wrap-ups (on my Youtube channel) I’ve mentioned whenever a book fit a prompt but I thought it would be nice to summarize which prompts I’ve completed so far in a blog post. I’m pretty sure I’m a bit behind on this challenge but I’m hoping I can still catch up.

For the prompts that I’ve completed so far (clicking on the links will bring you to the books Goodreads page):

Romance with a trans MC: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

SFF with a disabled MC: On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

MC with an underrepresented body: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Neuro-diverse MC (own voices): Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Bisexual MC (own voices): How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

MC with an invisible disability: One Last Song by S. K. Falls

MC of color in SFF: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Free Choice: Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

Non-western (real world) setting: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

MC with chronic pain: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Arab MC (own voices): A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valérie Zenatti

MC with a wheelchair: Nujeen by Nujeen Mustafa

Book by author of color: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Biracial MC (own voices): Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Black MC (own voices): Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Have you been participating in #DiversityBingo2017? How is your progress? Tell me in the comments!

Happy reading,

Tasha

GETTING TO KNOW THE BOOK BLOGGER

hello everyone!

I thought for a first blog post I would do a simple tag in which you could get to know me a bit. Sadly I couldn’t find the original creator of this tag (if anyone does know I’d appreciate if you could let me know).

1. Tell us five random facts about yourself

  1. I lived in the UK for 8 months.
  2. Wonder Woman has quickly become my favorite movie.
  3. I’ve been making booktube videos for about 2 years now.
  4. Some of my favorite music artists are Halsey, Dua Lipa, and Panic! At the Disco.
  5. I was born in Texas but I’ve lived in Germany since I was 4 years old.

2. When is your birthday?

June 28th

3. What is your favourite colour?

This changes occasionally but it’s been yellow for a while.

4. What is your favourite memory?

I have so many but one that came to me immediately is a night out in London with my best friend Fay and her sister (and her boyfriend). We had some drinks and went out for karaoke and it was so much fun. And it was right before I moved back to Germany, so I really cherished that memory.

5. Describe a day in your life…

On a regular day I’m getting up at around 5:30 in the morning so I can be at work at 7am. I work full-time in a kindergarten. Usually I’ll be home at around 3:30pm. I always have to snack something when I get home from work, so I’ll very likely be snacking on something and going through my social media (Twitter and YouTube). The rest of the afternoon I will read or film/edit videos or watch other videos. Nothing eventful. I don’t really get out of the house a lot, except for work.

6. Name five of your favourite songs…

  1. New Rules by Dua Lipa
  2. I Don’t Know My Name by Grace VanderWaal
  3. Alone by Halsey
  4. Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko
  5. Fake Happy by Paramore

7. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Anything chocolate. Or Pizza. But not together.

8. Summer or winter?

Actually autumn but if I had to choose one of the above then… summer.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

Definitely the UK, so I could be closer to my best friend Fay.

10. Name five of your favourite films?

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Black Swan
  3. Pitch Perfect
  4. Perks of Being a Wallflower
  5. Moana

11. If you won the lottery what would you buy?

A really nice apartment in London. And books.

12. Favourite day of the week…

Saturday

13. What three things would you take to a desert island?

  1. My kindle.
  2. Food and drinks.
  3. Music.

14. Sweet or savoury?

Sweet

15. Early bird or a night owl?

Night Owl

16. Name five of your favourite books:

I’m gonna count the series as one, so:

  1. All for the Game series by Nora Sakavic
  2. Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
  3. Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  5. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

17 . Favourite Drink?:

Just plain water.

18. Favourite animal?

Foxes

 

So that was it for the tag; I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any more questions or even suggestions for some future blog posts, leave them in the comments!

Happy reading,

Tasha