compelledbybooks:

Can every single one of my followers just post something and use the #RuinAndRising even if the post is just a period or whatever

PLS I’M DESPERATE AND I WILL FOREVER LOVE ALL OF YOU

Yes please…


The sun reflected off the polished mahogany of Rachel’s coffin, blinding me. I stared, letting the light sear my corneas, hoping the tears would come. I should cry. But I couldn’t. (…) 
 “Murder.” 
 I stopped. “What?” 
 Daniel turned around. “It’s called a murder of crows. Not a flock.” (x)

The sun reflected off the polished mahogany of Rachel’s coffin, blinding me. I stared, letting the light sear my corneas, hoping the tears would come. I should cry. But I couldn’t. (…)

“Murder.”

I stopped. “What?”

Daniel turned around. “It’s called a murder of crows. Not a flock.” (x)

belerand:

mythology - dryads and earth fairies

Dryads and Hamadryads are two types of wood nymphs in Greek mythology. These female nature spirits were thought to inhabit trees and forests, and they were especially fond of oak trees. Dryads were often depicted in myth and art accompanied - or being pursued by - their male counterparts, the satyrs. They can be found in the secluded places such as oak trees. They are very shy and non-violent so they are never more than a few feet away from their individual tree. Unless they are surprised, dryads can disappear by stepping into a tree. Earth faeries are very small, standing about a foot to eighteen inches tall. They are often a golden brown or dark green color. Sometimes they come into view as bear-type creatures. Earth Faeries live in communities and are very friendly. These spirits work very hard dealing with the well being of all creatures, humans and faeries alike. Even though the Earth faeries love mortals very much, they often lose their patience with the humans for their foolishness and careless treatment of Mother Earth. These wee folk are a very passionate people. They are in love with natural beauty and luxury, and love nothing more than to array themselves with beautiful flowers and things of nature. They are whimsical, willful, and beautiful. They befriend the kind-of-heart but will stay away from those who are greedy and selfish.

claireandthepipsqueaks:

April Book Photo Challenge I 12. I Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

claireandthepipsqueaks:

April Book Photo Challenge I 12. I Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

revekka-elizaveta:

For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.  
→  Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo

revekka-elizaveta:

For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.  

→  Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo

Treesofreverie's April Read-A-Thon: Reading Challenges 

treesofreverie:

This is the official list of challenges for anyone who is looking to push themselves during the April Read-A-Thon:

  • Finish an entire book in ONE day
  • Read a book by an author you haven’t read before
  • Read a book about books
  • Read outside
  • Read out loud
  • Finish a book in a…

hunger games au: last year was child’s play

based on this post (x)

New Books/To Read: While I Was Away

Been on a book buying ban since January, however I have accumulated a few since then, including signed copies of Katherines and Paper Towns I got from P4A and the new Veronica Mars book that I pre-ordered (Review on that soon)

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars Book 1) By: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

Description: (from goodreads) Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.

Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica’s past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Buy The Thousand Dollar Tan Line on Amazon / The Book Depository

An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns By: John Green

I purchased both of these as perks from last years Project for Awesome.

Panic By: Lauren Oliver

Description: (from goodreads) Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

Buy Panic at Amazon / The Book Depository

Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy Book 1) By: Sally Green

Description: (from amazon) In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Buy Half Bad on Amazon / The Book Depository

More updates soon…

-H

macteenbooks:

Something Grisha this way comes! Join our Goodreads group to participate in the Official Grisha Trilogy Re-Read! 
April 21 – May 2: Shadow and BoneMay 1:  Q&A with Leigh BardugoMay 19 – May 30:  Siege and StormMay 29: Q&A with Leigh BardugoJune 17 – June 27: Ruin and RisingJune 26: Q&A with Leigh Bardugo

macteenbooks:

Something Grisha this way comes! Join our Goodreads group to participate in the Official Grisha Trilogy Re-Read! 

April 21 – May 2: Shadow and Bone
May 1:  Q&A with Leigh Bardugo
May 19 – May 30:  Siege and Storm
May 29: Q&A with Leigh Bardugo
June 17 – June 27: Ruin and Rising
June 26: Q&A with Leigh Bardugo

lbardugo:

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!! 
My birthday is nigh and I thought it would be fun to give away one of these fancy blogger boxes (designed by the amazing kayte-ghaffar) to celebrate. The branded wooden box contains three candles (soldier: siberian moss, summoner: rainwater, saint: orange chili) for those long Ravkan nights, and a sampler that includes the prologue and first three chapters of Ruin and Rising. 
To win it, just reblog with hashtag #ruinandrising or tweet with the tags #ruinandrising AND #fireandfrosting (you do not need to tag me in the tweet!).
I’ll choose the winner at random this Sunday, April 6th. Which is also (ahem) my birthday and the season premiere of Game of Thrones.
And yes, this is an international giveaway because birthday.
(photo credit to balibaby4)

lbardugo:

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!

My birthday is nigh and I thought it would be fun to give away one of these fancy blogger boxes (designed by the amazing kayte-ghaffar) to celebrate. The branded wooden box contains three candles (soldier: siberian moss, summoner: rainwater, saint: orange chili) for those long Ravkan nights, and a sampler that includes the prologue and first three chapters of Ruin and Rising.

To win it, just reblog with hashtag #ruinandrising or tweet with the tags #ruinandrising AND #fireandfrosting (you do not need to tag me in the tweet!).

I’ll choose the winner at random this Sunday, April 6th. Which is also (ahem) my birthday and the season premiere of Game of Thrones.

And yes, this is an international giveaway because birthday.

(photo credit to balibaby4)