Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Best of the Bunch ~ April 2014

Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of every month. The aim of this meme is to share the best book that we have read in that month and give it our Best of the Bunch award.

Books read in April:

Paying Piper by Ilana Water ~ 4 stars
Gilded Ashes: A Cruel Beauty Novella by Rosamund Hodge ~ 5 stars ~ My Review

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer ~ 5 stars ~ My Review
Angelfall by Susan Ee ~ 2 stars ~ My Review

Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres: Part One by Jennifer Harlow ~ 4 stars ~Review (of all 5 parts) to come!
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin ~ 5 stars

The Hangman's Revolution by Eoin Colfer  ~ 5 stars ~ My Review
Lick by Kylie Scott ~ 3 stars ~ My Review

A Dangerous Madness by Michelle Diener ~ 5 stars ~ Review to come in May!
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi ~ 5 stars ~ My Review

And the Best of the Bunch winner of April 2014 is...

The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. #2) 
by Eoin Colfer

Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Fascist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police. Now they are after Chevie, too, but she escapes--into the past. She finds Riley, who is being pursued by futuristic soldiers, and saves him. Working together again, it is up to Chevie and Riley to find the enigmatic Colonel Clayton Box, who is intent on escalating his power, and stop him before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.

I have a lot of amazing books in April but it was hardly a difficult pick. 
I was lucky enough to score an arc of (my favorite author ever!) Eoin Colfer's upcoming book The Hangman's Revolution, the sequel to The Reluctant Assasin. Yes, it was even better than the first one! 

Honorable mentions go to:

Although this is just a novella it amazed me as much as Cruel Beauty. I'm really impressed by Rosamund Hodge's writing style.

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer again. Though not as good as The Hangman's Revolution I really enjoyed it, too!

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
I finally finished it and it was awesome!

A Dangerous Madness by Michelle Diener
Also an arc I scored of a favorite author and it was fantastic!

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
I finally read this book. It rocked and I'll miss Warner and Kenji so much!

What was the best book you read this month?
Let me know!

Waiting On Wednesday: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Opposition (Lux #5) 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
400 pages
Young Adult ~ Paranormal
August 5th 2014 by Entangled Teen

In the stunning climax to the bestselling Lux series, Daemon and Katy join forces with an unlikely enemy to ensure the survival of not only their love for each other, but the future of all mankind.

Opposition will bring forth a new dawn to the Lux universe, where man must stand with alien to survive, and the future, no matter the outcome, will never be the same.

Last Lux book... 

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What's your WOW pick of the week?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books If You Like These Movies/TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that features a new topic each week where we have to put down our top ten of it.

~In no particular order~

What's your top ten?
Leave me links to your posts!