New to Me Authors 2015 Edition | Top 10 Tuesday [19]

Top 10 TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 New to Me Authors 2015 Edition.

This is the first year that I can say I dedicated a lot of my time to reading. I have read more books this one year then I have any other year. And because of that, I have also read a lot of new authors to me. They may not be new to the book world, but they were new to me.

So without dragging this out any longer. Let’s see who I chose!


10. A. G. Howard

A.G. Howard

A.G. Howard is the author of the Splintered Trilogy. And I managed to read all three this year!


9. Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow is the author of such books as Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, and Carry On! I had to opportunity to read Eleanor and Park this year and really enjoyed it.

Eleanor and Park

 


8. Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the Throne of Glass series, and I read all 4 books this year plus her new series A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s slowly creeping it’s way to my favorite fantasy lists!


7. Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson has written such books as FML and Deathday Letter, but this year I read his book 5 Stages of Andrew Brawley and instantly fell in love. Looking forward to We Are The Ants in 2016!

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley


6. Marie Lu

Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the author of the Legend Trilogy and her newest series The Young Elites. As of right now, I have read all of her books this year. What a wild ride they were!


5. Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger is the author of several series that include: Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School. I had the opportunity to start her Parasol Protectorate series and I loved it. Looking forward to continuing on!

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4. Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer just concluded her Lunar Chronicles Series recently with Winter. Even though I haven’t read that one yet, I did read the first 3 books in the series this year. I’m nervous for the ending though.


 

3. Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is the talented author of the Mistborn Series that I have yet to read. But I did read the start of his Reckoners series this year. It was such a great book about superheroes and villains! Love it.

Steel Heart


2. Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown

This gorgeous author right here has become a bit of an obsession this year! He is the author of the Red Rising Trilogy that I had the fortunate opportunity to read this year. I think I’d faint if I ever met him.

Red Rising


 

1. Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo has become my second favorite author of all time. She is the author of the Grisha Trilogy and the recently released Six of Crows. I love her characters, worlds, and writing style. I read all 4 books this year!


Well there you have it! The Top 10 New to Me Authors 2015 Edition. Let me know if you guys are looking forward to any of these as well!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

 

10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year | Top 10 Tuesday [16]

Top 10 TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year.

I’ve read more books this year alone then I ever have before, so it was a difficult choice to narrow it down to just 10 quotes from 10 books that I loved this year. I think I picked some really good ones and I hope you guys can relate to some of them!


10. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

“The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”


9. Champion by Marie Lu

Champion

“It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.”


8. Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”


7. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart

“Where there are villains, there will be heroes. Just wait. They will come.”

6. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

HP Philosopher's Stone

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”


5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

“It’s a hard concept to hold on to–the idea that there was a time before us. A time before time.

In the beginning there was nothing. And then there was everything.”


4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”


3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

“We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.”


2. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

“Love’s more than holding hands and going to dances. It’s two people who struggle to live, even when they should maybe both be dead. When one of them would be better off dead.”


1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

“White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.”


Well there you have it! The Top 10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year. I really wished I could have chosen more books and quotes. There are so many great ones to choose from!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

Bath and Body Works | TAG

Bath-and-Body-Works-TagI was tagged by Valerie @Little Dutch Bookshop to do the Bath and Body works tag! Thanks for tagging me! I love Bath and Body Works, especially their soaps and candles. They always have the best scents. So let’s get into this!


Pure Paradise – A book that was pure perfection

Bath1Falling KingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes was absolute perfection in my mind. Not only is it my favorite fantasy book of all time, but it is also the start of my favorite fantasy series of all time too!

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Sweet Pea – A romance/contemporary you really enjoyed

Bath2Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is the sweetest contemporary I have ever read. I loved Simon and Blue and their love story that unfolded on the pages. Through the ups and downs. It was perfectly enjoyable!

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Fresh Strawberries – A book you really enjoyed that came out this year

Bath3Heir of FireHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas came out in 2014 and it was the start of my love for the Throne of Glass series. The first two books were great don’t get me wrong… but Heir of Fire just knocked them out of the water and got the ball rolling in Celaena’s story!

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Warm Vanilla – A character and/or book that made you feel all warm inside

Bath4HP Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone left me all warm inside for nostalgic reasons. I grew up watching the movies. It took me 15 years to read the book. The feeling I got after reading it, ignited the spark in me for imagination and magic again. Thank you Harry!

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Paris Amour – A couple you majorly ship together

Bath5MagnusAlecMagnus Bane x Alec Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments series. They will forever be my OTP. They belong together forever and ever. And NO I have not finished the series yet, so I don’t know what’s going to happen to them. So no spoilers ok?

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Dancing Waters – A book that takes place on the beach/ the perfect beach read

Bath6The Last SeekerI don’t read enough contemporaries to have an actual true answer for this question. But The Last Seeker by Fleur Camacho has a scene at a beach where things get a little life frightening. My worst fear has to do with open water and drowning, so I tend to steer clear of those!

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I Heart Cake (and Books) – your favorite book

Bath7Falling KingdomsAGAIN… Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes will always be my favorite book of all time. If you guys have not read this book or series yet, then you are wasting your life big time. Don’t make me slap you with this book. Just go read it ok?

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Winter Candy Apple – A book set during Christmas or winter

Bath8FrostfireFrostfire by Amanda Hocking is the spinoff series from Trylle and is set in a winter like setting. I love books that take place with snow and Christmas feels. Just perfect in time for December coming soon!

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Beautiful Day – A book with an unusual/interesting/appealing setting

Bath9Steel HeartSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson is based in Newcago which is a futuristic Chicago that is made of steel and set in perpetual darkness. I don’t know what it was about this setting that appealed to me so much, but I was just dazzled by it. I feel like I’m the only one though!

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Dazzling Diamonds – A beautiful cover

Bath10FlamecasterI recently came across this cover of Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima and I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. It is the first book taking place in her Seven Realms world that comes out next year and I honestly can’t wait!

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Well there you have! After doing this tag I’m craving to light some candles and take a long bath with my pretty soaps! Too bad I hate baths… Anyways…

Until next time,

Sig New

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Books On My Fall TBR | Top 10 Tuesday [11]

Top-10-TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books on My Fall TBR. Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? I can’t believe I’m already making my fall TBR. There are a bunch of new books coming out that I am dying to read and get my hands on. So let’s see what is on my Fall TBR new and old!


10. Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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9. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire


8. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire


7. The Rose Society by Marie Lu

The Rose Society


6. Fireflight by Brandon Sanderson

Fireflight


5. Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

Court of Fives


4. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Legacy of Kings


3. Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter


2. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows


1. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides


Well there you have it! The Top 10 Books on my Fall TBR. Are any of these books on your list? Let me know what is down below!!

Until next time,

Sig New

Summer Reader | TAG

Summer-Reader-Book-TagHey guys!

I was tagged by Erika over @ Erika In Bookadventureland. First off I want to thank her for tagging me and that you should go check out her blog because she’s awesome! So now that summer is over for me and autumn has arrived, it’s time to put away my shorts and tanks and pull out my pants and sweaters! What better way to end off the season then to finish it with a book related tag. So let’s do this!


LEMONADE: pick a book that started off bitter, but got better.

Crown of MidnightSummer-Reader-SpotWhy have I chosen Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas? Well that’s because I was not so thrilled with Throne of Glass and therefore this book was starting on a bitter note. But by the end of it I was super into it and couldn’t wait to pick up the next book. Finally the plot thickened and more and more fantasy elements were being explored!


GOLDEN SUN: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

Summer-Reader-Spot-2Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli put the biggest smile on my face. I was absolutely in love with this book from beginning to end. I loved the romance, the drama, and the big reveal at the end. Simon and Blue were adorable and perfect for each other. I wish there was a sequel! I need more of them in my life.


TROPICAL FLOWERS: pick a book set in a foreign country.

CinderSummer-Reader-Spot-3Cinder by Marissa Meyer is set in New Beijing from the future. A newly re-imagined Asia called the Eastern Commonwealth. As I have never been to Beijing or Asia before, it was quite cool to experience a futuristic version in this book. I could have listed Scarlet and Cress as well as they are set in future versions of Europe and Africa!


TREE SHADE: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

Summer-Reader-SpotShadow and BoneShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo introduced a very mysterious and shady character. It’s none other then The Darkling himself. He is pretty much made of darkness and we don’t learn much about him until the ending. I’m looking forward to see how his character developments in the future books of the series!


BEACH SAND: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

The Iron TrialSummer-Reader-Spot-2The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black has ultimately fallen flat for me. I didn’t like the pacing of the story and felt it was barely developing as it continued. They spent so much time sorting through grains of sand that I was getting quite bored in the middle. So I thought it was quite literally the perfect book to put in this category.


GREEN GRASS: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

Summer-Reader-Spot-3Everything, EverythingEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is a perfect example of a character so full of life, because she has never been able to actually experience it. It’s none other then Madeline. Having been kept in the bubble of her home because of her disease she has never been able to get a fresh breath of air. So when she finally gets the chance she grabs life by the reins and makes the best of it while she can!


WATERMELON: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

Steel HeartSummer-Reader-SpotSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson. I felt like everyone had all these juicy secrets that they were keeping. I mean all the Epic’s keep their weakness a secret as best as they can. The Prof, Megan, David and the rest of the reckoners all seemed to be hiding things from each other which ended up to be some real juicy ones!


SUN HAT: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

Summer-Reader-Spot-2Red RisingRed Rising by Pierce Brown had a vast universal setting quite literally, it was set in space. There was so much to the world of Red Rising with the whole color caste system. Everyone had a place in the world and it takes a lowly red to infiltrate the high golds to achieve justice for horrible slave working.


BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

EnsnaredSummer-Reader-Spot-3The Splintered Trilogy by A.G.Howard houses one of my all time favorite hunks, and that is Jeb! He was the most realistic teenage boy in my opinion and completely swoon worthy. He is also described to a T of what my ideal type is. He was just perfect in every way possible.


Since Summer is now over I will not be tagging anyone specific! If you feel like you want to do this tag, then by all means please do.

Hope you guys enjoyed my end of summer tag. Now bring on the pretty colored leaves and fall fashion!

Until next time,

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson | REVIEW

Steel HeartSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Published by Delacorte Press on September 24th, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Pages: 386
Format: Paperback

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Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.


Steelheart-ReviewSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson is the first book in the Reckoners trilogy. It follows David as he searches and stalks the Reckoners, a team of individuals who has made it their mission to put an end to every Epic in their nation. His whole life has revolved around finding a way to kill Steelheart and he believes he needs them to make his plan a reality.

A book about a world where there are only super villains and no super heroes, will David achieve what he’s centered his life to do? Or will the Epic’s be too much for him and The Reckoners to handle?

“Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don’t get up for a third.”


Steelheart-Plot-+-writingTen years ago, Calamity entered Earth’s orbit. Since then it has bestowed some regular human beings with super powers unexplained by science. The people effected are known as Epics. When David’s dad is murdered trying to protect one the Epics named Steelheart, David makes it his life’s goal to eliminate him. When his plans have finally come together he must find the one team that is also trying to terminate Epics, The Reckoners. With their help he believes that he will accomplish the biggest assassination the new world has ever seen!

Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart is, hands down, a phenomenal opening for his new Young Adult trilogy. He has skillfully created a new world with the empowered Epics vying with each other for supremacy, the humans attempting to survive, and the resistance group called the Reckoners. Suspenseful, fast-paced, and with an arch sense of humor, Steelheart is brilliant.

His writing was superb and the world building was flawless. I was at the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next and then plot twist after plot twist. BAM. It ended. Have you ever read a book where you’re certain you know what is going to happen and you think you have all the plot twists figured out and then when it’s revealed going in a whole different direction your jaw just drops? Well that’s what Steelheart does to you. I was so certain I knew one of the characters was an Epic because of the hints dropped here and there. But what I wasn’t expecting was that ending/reveal. Sanderson has truly mastered the art of story telling.

“I’ve seen Steelheart bleed.
And I will see him bleed again.”


Steelheart-CharactersThis books boasts a colorful cast of characters human and Epic alike.

David our protagonist was extremely likable. Even though he has focused his whole life on revenge, he still comes off as genuine and sweet. He definitely has the awkward end of the teenage years down pact with his lame jokes and analogies. But he is also strong willed and a careful planner.

“You’ve got passion to kill but you need to find passion to live.”

Megan was so badass. She has these constant mood swings and I never understood why until the end. But damn can that girl take action. I would risk my life in her hands that’s how much I trusted her. She also had this complexity about her. She never talks about her past and doesn’t like to open up much to her friends and partners. So she was very interesting to read.

The Prof and the other Reckoners Tia, Cody, and Abraham were a great addition to the story. Although we don’t get much back story on these characters except The Prof, they still add to the story. Each one has their strengths and purpose to bring to the story and worked well as a team. I’m curious to see how they fair in the future.

“You can’t be so frightened of what might happen that you are unwilling to act.”

Finally the main Epics of the story, Steelheart, Firefight, Conflux and Nightwielder. All were powerful, frightening, and fantastic villains. Their powers were all very unique and well thought out. It would have been interesting to get their perspective in the story, but I’m quite satisfied with the way it was written. My liked them all individually and have a hard time choosing a favorite among them!


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“Sometimes, son,” my father said, prying my fingers free, “you have to help the heroes along.”

The world building was Epic (all the puns intended). Newcago is the new world’s version of Chicago. Steelheart has transformed it into a city of steel and darkness with the help of Nightwielder. I loved how dark and gritty it was. People only lived to survive. Never wanting to stand out and get themselves killed by the Epics who ran the city. It was very dystopian like. I couldn’t imagine living in complete darkness all the time and never seeing the sun again. I can picture how pale and malnourished the citizens must have looked without good ol’ vitamin D.


Steelheart-In-ConclusionSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson was an amazing supervillain filled book. Would I recommend it to everyone? Hell yes I would. It was epic from beginning to end. When you think you have everything figured out, you better rethink that because you’re about to be mind blown.

Get up and go buy this book. What did you guys think? Would you want to be an Epic? Do you believe there can be good Epics in this new world? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

Sig New


Steelheart-about-the-authorAuthor 27Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

SEXTS | Spotlight Saturday [3]

Spotlight Saturday

Hey guys!

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner, dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc. 

So now that you guys know what it’s all about, how about you join in the fun and hop on over to Josie’s Book Corner and check out how to do so~


Spotlight BloggerSeptember is beginning to be a very busy month for me at work. So busy that I’m falling behind on the blogging community. But there is one blogger I want to spotlight this week for our similar tastes in books, and boys! HAHA

Its none other then Aria @Aria Stuck in Wonderland! I try to keep up with her posts each week! I love her reviews since they are usually books that I’ve either read or want to read. We have pretty much like the same types of books so I always know that her reviews will appeal to me.

But that’s not all! She has hauls, tags, memes, and other fun bookish posts as well. One of my favorites has been her “Aria Asks” feature where she asks a book related question to her follows! So there is a lot of fun to be had over at her blog so if you haven’t checked her out, then what are you waiting? Click the link and go follow her!


Spotlight Blog PostThis week I want to spotlight a fun post I’ve seen going around the book blogging community. It is none other than the “Read This? Watch This!” post. CW from Read, Think, Ponder had some awesome choices for hers! I liked that she didn’t just choose TV shows, but also included movies and anime into the mix.

My favorite pairing would have to be The Young Elites and Beyond the Boundary as I’ve read and watched both options and now that I think about it, they are a prefect match! Another good pairing was Saga and Firefly. An awesome sci-fi graphic novel and an equally as awesome sci-fi television show!

So if you haven’t checked out her post yet, please do so now: Read This? Watch This!


Spotlight BookThe book I want to spotlight this week is a book that I recently finished and absolutely loved! It’s none other than Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.

Steel Heart I have this huge obsession with superheros which stems from my love for comics and is further rooted now after reading this book. If you haven’t read this book, then you are seriously missing out! Here’s the synopsis:

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

Tell me that doesn’t sound so good?? So go out and read this book while I wait here and bask in the perfection that it was.


Spotlight MomentNot much happened this week to warrant a spotlighted moment, but I will tell you about this crazy storm Winnipeg had. (That is currently where I live). Monday morning at around 5am I was awoken by a loud explosion. As I sleep in the basement of my sister’s house, it’s not very often that I get to here thunderstorms/rain from down there. So when this explosion woke me up in a shock I was sure that the house above me was no longer there. We were under attack and the house is now exploded. (Let me remind you it’s 5am and I was dead asleep, so this is totally logically thinking on my part).

I ran up stairs to find the house still intact and that it was only thunder and lightning right above the house that caused that loud explosion and the many many more that occurred afterward as well. Rain was coming down in buckets that it was so hard to even see out the windows. I was in heaven. Thunderstorms and rain in general are so calming. Is it like that for you guys as well?


Spotlight AppTo tie into the that huge thunderstorm we had, the app I want to spotlight this week is:

Rain, Rain

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Trouble sleeping? Rain, Rain helps you fall asleep fast! Let 49 high-quality endless sounds lull you to sleep in no time! Mix and match any combination of sounds! Download the app that over two million people have used to fall asleep today!

This app helps me fall asleep on the nights that I have troubles doing so. It has so many different types of rainfall and storms to listen to. Really calms me down and puts my brain to rest. I find that I have well rested sleeps on the nights I use this app. So if you have troubles sleeping like I do sometimes, then I recommend this app to you!


Spotlight SongI have two great songs to spotlight this week, one being a KPOP song and one being an English pop track from a guy with some really outrageous hair style!

Ice_Cream_Cake_(EP)Ice Cream Cake – Red Velvet

In anticipation for their upcoming first album release next week, I thought it was only fitting to spotlight one of my favorite songs from them! This fun addictive pop/trap song has everything you could want in a song. Cool beat, catchy lyrics, and fun choreography! Check out the Music Video here: Ice Cream Cake

The_Weeknd_-_Can't_Feel_My_Face_single_artworkCan’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

I can’t say I’m a fan of his music, but this song has been stuck in my head all week. It’s played constantly at work and is extremely addictive. When it’s not on at work, its playing non stop in my head to the point that it annoys the hell out of my sister as I can’t sing anything more than “I can’t feel my face when I’m with … but I love it… but I love it…”


Spotlight QuoteLastly I bring you another quote from Twitter this week!

“You are not true best friends if you wouldn’t give them your phone to reply to sexts for you.” – Ryan @ThatsSoRyannn

Sorry if it’s a little crude to some of my follows. It just reminded me so much of me and my best friends. We once took my best friends phone and used her Tinder app to sext random guys for her. She couldn’t stop laughing at the things we wrote and the responses she was getting! That’s true friendship right there~


Well there ya have it guys! My third Spotlight Saturday post! Thanks again Josie for letting me join in on the fun. Tell me what you guys want to put a spotlight on, I would love to know!

Until next time,

Sig New

Everybody Loves Disney | TAG

Disney-Book-TagHey guys!

I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the Disney Book Tag! If you haven’t checked him out, I recommend you do so now, he’s awesome. Every since I’ve been a little kid I’ve grown up with Disney movies and characters. I’ve already done the Disney Villains Book Tag, so I thought to continue and visit some of my favorite Princesses and Heroes!

So let’s begin~


Disney Ariel (samycat)The Little Mermaid — A character who is out of their element; a “fish out of water”

The Last SeekerTristen from The Last Seeker by Fleur Camacho. With very little guidance in becoming a Seeker, Tristen must figure things out  on his own. It doesn’t help when you have to deal with being a teenager with feelings.


Disney Cinderella (muse33)Cinderella — A character who goes through a major transformation

Red RisingDarrow from Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Poor Darrow had to be rebuilt from scratch. His appearance, his muslces and body, his personality and traits. He went from the lowest rung on the totem pole to the highest, almost losing himself in the process!


Disney Snow White (HollyBell)Snow White — A book with an eclectic cast of characters

Steel HeartSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson has a very eclectic cast of characters, both human and Epic. I loved reading about all the different powers and weaknesses. I wish I had Epic powers but still be one of the good guys though!


Disney Sleeping Beauty (VPDessin)Sleeping Beauty — A book that put you to sleep

HunterHunter by Mercedes Lackey. If you follow my blog then you know I recently attempted to read this book but in the end couldn’t finish it. In my review I state all the info dumping this book throws at you in a short amount of time. Hence why this book put me to sleep!


Disney The Lion King (Enzoda)The Lion King — A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling. Everyone knows the dark Lord Voldemort went after Harry’s parents when he was just a baby, killing them. He had to grow up in a cupboard with his horrible aunt and uncle until he received his letter to attend Hogwarts.


Disney Beauty and the BEast (Vpdessin)Beauty and the Beast — A beast of a book that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

Heir of FireHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. This book was a massive brick. Very intimidating to read but very enjoyable. My favorite of the series so far and the best one in my opinion. Rowan was to die for, and Celaena was actually likable for once.


Disney Aladdin (Mareishon)Aladdin — A character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

The Fault in Our StarsHazel from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. As her last dying wish, she gets to travel to Amsterdam with Augustus to visit her favorite author who turns out to be a big ass. Although her wish had good intentions, it turned out worst for poor Hazel. But at least she had a romantic experience with Augustus to make up for it!


Disney Mulan (PriscillaTR)Mulan — A character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not

Red QueenMare from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. She is taken from her poor village of Reds to become a Silver Princess because of her powers. She finds it hard to be someone she is not, but she knows it’s for the safety of her family and her honor. (Get it?)


Disney Toy Story (Sketch-MOneky)Toy Story — A book with characters you wish could come to life

Falling KingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I really want these characters to be real! Or at least live in there world. Such an invigorating story with thick rooted magic and mythology!!


Disney Descendents (Rewrite98)Disney’s Descendants — Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character

CinderQueen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I don’t know what it is about her, maybe it’s her vanity, or her ruthless behavior, but she is absolutely captivating.


I TAG YOU

Kelly @ Dancing Through the Pages

Liam @ Liam’s Library

Ayesha and Monisah @ Twins Turn Pages

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

If you’ve already done this tag or if tags just aren’t for you please ignore~

Until next time,

Sig New

Fictional Cities | Top 5 Wednesday

Top-5-WednesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Fictional Cities.

A good fantasy (sometimes other genres) also comes with a great fictional city! Sometimes it’s a new made up city no one has ever heard before, and other times its a re-imagined already existing city in our world. Nevertheless a ficitional city can make or break a book for me. It all comes down to the mood of the setting that sets the tone for me. So let me show you my 5 favorite fictional cities!


5. Auranos from Falling Kingdoms

City AuranosWho wouldn’t want to live in a Kingdom that is prosperous and where everyone lives a comfortable life? I mean it’s a lot better then the wastelands of Paelsia and the cold arctic climates of Limeros. Am I right?


4. Neverland from Peter Pan and Wendy

City Neverland“Hi Peter Pan, it’s me Jesse. I was just wondering when you were going to come visit me in my window and take me off to Neverland with you. I’m quite frankly tired of being an adult and would love to stop aging.” That’s how I feel right now.


3. Palisade from Rat Queens

City PalisadeQuite frankly Palisade may not be the best place to live. But at least it will be a non stop party every night and day with the Rat Queens living it up there! I secretly want to join them on their escapades!


2. Newcago from Steelheart

City NewcagoYES YES YES. A city run by villain Epics with awesome powers?? I would either want to be said Epic or at least be apart of the Reckoners and hunt them down! Steelheart isn’t that bad of a mayor right?


1. Kingdom of Autumn from Snow Like Ashes

City Kingdom of Autumn“Doo doo doo doo doo” *whistles as I walk* Just casually strolling through my favorite city. I would freaking love to live in perpetual Autumn forever. My favorite season of course. Never too hot, never too cold. And look at all the pretty colors!!


Well there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. If only I could live in these worlds! So much more exciting then the one I live!

Until next time,

Sig New

September 2015 TBR!

September-TBRHey guys!

It’s September and that means different things to different people. To me, it means the beginning of my favorite season, Autumn. To students, it means heading back to school to cram their heads with infinite amounts of knowledge. For others, it means the end of summer, sun, beaches, cottages, and bonfires! It also means a new set of books I want to read. So without further ado, here are the five books that are on my September TBR!


Shadow and BoneShadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

by Leigh Bardugo

The Raven BoysThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)

by Maggie Stiefvater

18132923Ice Kissed (The Kanin Chronicles #2)

by Amanda Hocking

Steel HeartSteelheart (The Reckoners #1)

by Brandon Sanderson

Openly StraightOpenly Straight

by Bill Konigsberg

All pictures link to their respective GoodReads page.

Well there you have it! The 5 fun get you ready for September books I chose for this month. I’m hoping to start this new month on a good note! Be sure to follow me on twitter to track my progress throughout the month: @BooksatDawn