Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Strange the Dreamer

Strange the DreamerTitle: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 28, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

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Review: Summer Days and Summer Nights

Review: Summer Days and Summer NightsTitle: Summer Days and Summer Nights
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Rating: three-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

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Review: Summer Day and Summer Nights

Summer Days and Summer Nights is the summery companion to My True Love Gave to Me. This anthology has something from almost every genre and is very diverse. I especially enjoyed Veronica Roth’s and Jennifer E. Smith’s stories. Though I liked this one, I enjoyed the first winter themed anthology more. Continue reading

Book to Movie Adaptations in 2016

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Book to Movie Adaptations in 2016

Book to Movie Adaptations in 2016 are going to be incredible this year! How amazing will it be for book lovers who enjoy watching their favourite novels come to life on the big screen?  I know that I am one to get wrapped up in the hype. Sometimes these adaptations are really well done and at times I have left the theatre shaking my head. Regardless of whether these movies are well received by audiences, they are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate books, authors and reading. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: This Savage Song

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: This Savage Song

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabTitle: This Savage Song
Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: July 5, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

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