Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (138): Chasing Power

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CHASING POWER by Sarah Beth Durst
October 14th, 2014 from Bloomsbury

Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.

But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive.

I adore Sarah Beth Durst's novels - they're always highly imaginative and unique, so I'm excited for CHASING POWER! It sounds fabulous, and I love the cover. 

What are you waiting on? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top Ten Bookish Things That I'd Like To Own

1.  Bookshelves. ALL THE BOOKSHELVES. But then again, I currently have nowhere to put them...

2.  Better yet, a library. I would like to own a library. That would be epic. But also highly unlikely.

3.  Shakespearean Insults T-Shirt. I always joke that Shakespeare was a master of insults, so it seems fitting that I should have this shirt. 

4.  I'm a Keeper HP shirt. Everyone loves a Keeper ;)

5. Lord of the Rings Evenstar necklace. I've always loved Arwen's necklace, so it'd rock to own one. 

6.  Privateer's Wrap BraceletStag LocketDarkling Pendant. Basically, I want all the Grisha swag! 

Image from Leigh Bardugo's Website
7.  Book Map Poster. Not sure what book world, but it would be fun to have a bookish map on my wall. 

8.  Sprout Bookmarks: I first saw these on Juju's website, and I think they're so adorable! 

9.  TFioS Literary Locket: So cute! It would be fun to have something TFioS for when the movie comes to theaters.

10.  Book Purse:  I want a book purse so much. They're lovely!

What bookish things would you like to own?