Kindle Deal Alert: The Name of the Wind

Attention, book lovers! Kindle has an AWESOME deal right now on The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, the first book in the very popular Kingkiller Chronicles:

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

My brother-in-law introduced myself and my husband to this series and we both just fell in love with it. It is a wonderfully written, imaginative tale that readers of fantasy will devour. Check it out! You won't be sorry! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hope your day is frightfully amazing.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

TOP TEN TUESDAY time, WHOOP! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's theme is all about places that books have made you want to visit. Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure!

1. Hogwarts
I am a HUGE Potterhead so of course the Harry Potter series has me wanting to go to Hogwarts. Each year I've been so disappointed when an owl didn't deliver my acceptance letter! *pout* But seriously, anyone who loves the magic of Harry Potter would give just about anything to roam the halls of Hogwarts, eat in the Great Hall, play on the Quidditch Field, take a midnight terrifying stroll through the Dark Forest, or visit Hagrid's hut. I want to go to there!!!

2. France
Anna and the French Kiss completed enthralled me and after reading the book, I wanted my husband and I to pack up our belongings and move across the pond. That book just did something to me and most definitely stroked my inner-traveler.

3. Planet L'eihr
Alienated and Invaded introduces us to a new planet, L'eihr where hunky Aelyx hails from. L'eihr just sounds so interesting and DIFFERENT from Earth and who wouldn't want that experience in their lifetime? Sign me up for space travel, baby. I'm there!

4. Maine
While I used to travel to Maine once per year or so, it's easily been over 4 years since I've been up there. Reading The Sense Thieves Trilogy took me back to the beauty and awe that the Maine coast can bring. Definitely see a trip to Maine happening in the next couple years.

5. Alagaesia
I LOVED The Inheritance Cycle and would love to travel to Alagaesia to meet Eragon, Arya, Saphira and the rest of the gang. And Du Weldenvarden? Who wouldn't want to go there? Sounds absolutely breathtaking. EEP! Just thinking about it makes me want to re-read the series.

6. Camp Half Blood
I want to be a demigod! How awesome would it be to find out that one of your parents is an actual Greek GOD?! Doesn't get much cooler than that! And to go to Camp Half Blood and be surrounded by other demigods, getting to compete in awesome events, and learn how to hone sweet skills? Bring it!

7. NYC
I've only been to NYC once and absolutely loved my time there but reading series set in the Big Apple ALWAYS makes me want to go back. The Blue Bloods Series is a great example of a series that makes me want to go enjoy the city life for a week or two... then I'll happily head back to the suburbs.

8. Westeros
I love the Game of Thrones books and would love to visit Westeros. If I happened to run into Jon Snow and Ghost on the wall, I wouldn't complain! And Winterfell, I most definitely would want to visit Winterfell.

9. Nantucket
Reading Nantucket Blue made me want to go to Nantucket SO badly. I've never been but it sounds like such a quaint, sunshiny and happy place. Relaxing, warm, and beachy. I need to go there ASAP.

10. London
Ahhhhh, London. Reading The Infernal Devices always makes me want to hop over the pond and start saying things like bloody hell and good day. Strolling along the Thames River wouldn't suck either! 

Waiting on Wednesday (48)


Stella Cross's heart is poisoned.

After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable. 

Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?

After all, the heart never lies... does it?

Expected publication date: June 9, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion

Um... yes, please! This one sounds like one of those books that you just know you're going to inhale one day sitting by the pool or on the beach. I love it when great books release around summertime! Alive sounds intriguing and I can't wait to see the repercussions of Stella learning to live, and love, with a new heart that just might be carrying some memories and feelings of its own. Bring it! 

Win a copy of BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by the fabulous Maggie Stiefvater!

See that gorgeous doodled-on copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater? That baby could be YOURS! I'm practically bouncing in my seat just thinking about getting my hands on it. Actually, who am I kidding? I'm LITERALLY bouncing, I am that freakin' excited.

Want to get your name in the hat for the prize? All you have to do is link to the Blue Lily, Lily Blue teaser trailer on YouTube ( on your blog, twitter, or Facebook account. Once you've done that, visit Maggie here to enter the contest.

My official entry: visit HERE to see the official teaser trailer for Blue Lily, Lily Blue. 

Hope I win... if not me, one of you! Best of luck to us all! *smile*
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