Waiting on Wednesday (1) – 12/21/2016

My WOW for this week is:

CARVE THE MARK

  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • Release Date: January 17, 2017
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • Pre-Order Link: Amazon

SYNOPSIS

(retrieved from Goodreads)

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive — or to destroy one another.

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WHY I’M EXCITED

I absolutely love anything that has to do with space/another galaxy and the notion of Fate, so this is a huge check mark on my reading preferences list. Plus it seems somewhat edgier and darker than other series, which is something that I desperately crave. I think some YA/NA books are just a touch too-tame, or at least the one’s I’ve read, haha.

Besos,

RJ

What are you excited for?

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Stacking The Shelves (#2) – December 19, 2016

STS

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BOOKS

Title AuthorSourceStore
And I Darken by Kiersten WhiteGift: Lane @ Moirae The Fates Book ReviewsAmazon
All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)by Ally CarterPurchasedHalf Price Books
See How They Run (Embassy Row #2)by Ally CarterPurchasedHastings
Size Mattersby Alison BlissPurchasedTarget
Man Up!: Tales of my Delusional Self-Confidenceby Ross MatthewsPurchasedHastings
Trollhuntersby Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel KrausPurchasedHastings
The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)by Holly Black and Cassandra ClarePurchasedHastings

HOME DÉCOR

All of these adorable Christmas decorations are part of the fabulous and affordable Wondershop at Target line available exclusively in Target Stores and at Target.com. They were currently on sale for 30% Off  their original price in my region.

ItemSourcePriceStore
Fox FigurinePurchased$8.40 (from $12)Target
Doe FigurinePurchased$8.40 (from $12)Target
Bear FigurinePurchased$8.40 (from $12)Target
Deer FigurinePurchased$8.40 (from $12)Target
Featherly Friends: TrapperPurchased$3.50 (from $5)Target
Featherly Friends: Scout Purchased$3.50 (from $5)Target
Featherly Friends: TinkerPurchased$3.50 (from $5)Target
Featherly Friends: BlizzardPurchased$3.50 (from $5)Target
Featherly Friends: CamperPurchased$3.50 (from $5)Target
Mini Lumberjack OrnamentPurchased$2.10 (from $3)Target
Mini Lumberjane OrnamentPurchased$2.10 (from $3)Target
Mini Fox OrnamentPurchased$2.10 (from $3)Target
Mini Bear OrnamentPurchased$2.10 (from $3)Target

COLLECTIBLES

ItemLine/Edition/NumberSourcePriceStore
Funko Pop: Niffler - (08)Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Purchased$9.99GameStop
Funko Pop: Queenie Goldstein - (03)Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find ThemPurchased$8.99Target
Funko Pop: Tina Goldstein - (04)Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find ThemPurchased$8.99Target
Funko Pop: Newt Scamander w/ Egg - (02)Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find ThemPurchased$9.99Barnes & Noble
Funko Pop: Jacob Kowalski - (05)Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find ThemPurchased$8.33 (3 for $25)Hot Topic
Funko Pop: Moana and Pua - (213)MoanaPurchased$8.99Target
Funko Pop: Maui - (214)MoanaPurchased$8.99Target
Tsum Tsums: Hei HeiMoanaPurchased~$4Target
Tsum Tsums: PuaMoanaPurchased~$4Target


❄❄❄ HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ❄❄❄

Phew! My semester is finally over and now I have some time to relax and actually finish a book again, haha. I would like to give a huge thanks and shout out to my bookish pen-pal Lane of Moirae The Fates Book Reviews for sending me And I Darken!

These are the things I received or bought this week, please feel free to leave a comment and link below so I can check out your lovely blogs and posts too! 🙂 I wish you all a wonderful holiday season full of warmth, laughter, and joy! May you make the happiest of memories this season!

Always wishing you the best,

RJ


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