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Meeting Mrs. Griffin - Girlblunder - The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Raven Reyes is in her third year of college and has now been dating Clarke Griffin for a month. Clarke’s dad becomes curious about the girl his daughter talks about all the time, and Clarke anxiously agrees to bring her new friend home. Not only does Raven meet Jake, but she also meets Abby.

Meeting Abby starts off a slow, painful journey that neither woman sees coming.

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Impatient Wednesdays!

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Official Synopsis: From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.


From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will – is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It’s a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

Release Date: September. 9, 2014

This is usually a post where I feature a book coming out in the next few weeks that I  really want in my hands! But, on this my twenty-fifth birthday I give you a list of things I am generally impatient for….

 

1. My storybook ever after…honestly, I’m 25 where is my Ron Weasley, my Dimitri, my Adam, and My Mr. Darcy? Really annoying.

 

2. My unrealistically real adventure? I have been to England, Ireland, France, Italy, Canada and South Africa and every trip was amazing, but normal! Why didnt a series of events unfold that lead to me meeting the Queen, dancing on TV or going into spsce with the doctor?

 

3. Epic friendships. Why have my friends not faced down great evil or sold their soul to save me yet? Slackers.

 

4.Where is my super power? Every year my heart breaks, because…well I have not gotten my Hogwarts letter. I am now 25…so I guess it’s not coming… I still have time to find out I am a daywalking demon or a child of a fae or the descendant of a god!

 Thank you guys for your birthday wishes. It’s been a roller coaster day so far and some of you guys have made it better!

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From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will – is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It’s a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

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The Mortal Instruments is not my favorite series, but I have enjoyed the hell out of it. It’s got adventure, romance, intrigue, violence, twists, turns and a pretty awesome villain with a formidable heroine. The only good thing that has come out of the success of the Twilight movies is that people are beginning to make YA fiction, traditionally written for girls, into movies and they are becoming hits. I must admit that when they announced Jamie as Jace I was really disappointed. I don’t find him attractive, and so it was disappointing to have hottie mchot hot Jace be cast as a guy I am not attracted too, BUT, he looks like he is going to do a great job and the rest of the cast is PERFECT. I am really excited for TMI, because it looks like a pretty awesome adaptation and I want people to realize that Twilight is no where near the best YA paranormal fiction has to offer.

About The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.

Directed by

Harald Zwart

Screenplay by

Jessica Postigo Paquette

Based on the novel by

Cassandra Clare

Executive Producers

Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Martin Moszkowicz

Cast

Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao with CCH Pounder, with Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Release date: August.21!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done an Impatient Wednesday post, but when I read the synopsis for this my response was…GIVE ME, GIVE ME. I love the “Wicked Lovely” series by Melissa Marr and I am excited to see what she comes up with this time!

Official Synopsis: 

This riveting fantasy marks Melissa Marr’s return to the world of faery courts that made her Wicked Lovely series an international phenomenon.

Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she’s half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humans and faeries. The Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans.

Lily’s father has always shielded her, but when she’s sent to the prestigious St. Columba’s school, she’s delivered straight into the arms of a fae sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite’s been chosen to join them…and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn’t enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows.

Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds and the people who must thrive there. The combination of ethereal fae powers, tumultuous romance, and a bloodthirsty faery queen will have longtime fans and new readers at the edge of their seats.


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Most Anticipated November Releases

1. The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

I love all things Vampire Academy. And I can’t wait for more Sydney Sage drama - she’s such a brilliant heroine, I think I even like her more than Rose. I wouldn’t mind Sydney getting a new love interest though - I used to like her and Adrian but now I think they’re a bit too mushy and perfect.  

2. World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

The first book was amazing - I’m hoping this one will be just as good. I really want the author to avoid the usual YA cliches - for example, I can do without Penryn and Raffe declaring their undying love for each other. I wouldn’t mind them hooking up eventually but I don’t want them to end up together.

3. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

The first two books were a bit of a hit and miss for me so I’m hoping this one will finish on a high note (unlike Allegiant). 

4. Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine

I started this series years ago so I’m glad it’s finally coming to an end. I’ve not liked every Morganville book in the series but as a whole I have enjoyed it. I’m excited to read Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael’s last adventure.

5. Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger

I wasn’t a fan of the first book but I’m hoping this one will be more entertaining. I love the world and the heroine is pretty likeable so at the very least I should find it somewhat enjoyable.

-Ferdy

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The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead

Official Synopsis:

Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.

Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.

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Do I really need to talk about Allegiant? I don’t. We’re excited. We want it. We want to know how it’s going to end. That is the entire story…And it’s coming out next month!

Official Synopsis:

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

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This is not a drill! Richelle Mead has a new series!  I’m excited to check out a new Mead world and new royalty. I’m a big fan of her court dramas and intrigue! This should be really fun, you guys.

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands… .

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I’ve already read this . It’s one of my favorite reads so far in 2014. And I’ve read 23 books so that’s no small feat. I am honestly impatiently waiting for all of you to read it!

I’ve seen some disturbing comments on the Internet, so I figured I would dispel some rumors.

1. This is not a paranormal romance! I have seen some comments saying that Kim Harrison sold out or something, nope. This book is as Urban Fantasy as ever. Filled with magic, adventure, fighting and snarky inappropriate comments from one sassy pixy.

2. Rachel is still Rachel Mariana Morgan. Rachel is still running around, getting too much attention, stumbling into trouble and being a bit too powerful for her own good. She is also guy obsessed, but Rachel has ALWAYS been guy obsessed it’s why she’s always ends up in trouble. It doesn’t make her any less badass.

3. Trent is still Trent. Yup, he’s still all elf business, getting Rachel in as much trouble as he gets her out of if. He’s still bullheaded, rich, and kind of a criminal. Yes, he has some swoon worthy scenes and uh-huh some of his focus has altered, but he is still Trent.

4. The usual suspects are still rounded up. We will see the Vamps, including Ivy. We will see the Demons, yes Al will be there. The gargoyles make an appearance, as do the shifters, the elves and the pixies. Honestly it would not be The Hollows without Jenks and his many many kids!

It’s a mostly fun book, with very little heartache. There is angst of course! And conflict and problems, but hey it’s a book it’s to be expected!

This book is the best installment of the series we have had in awhile. I am exited to discuss it.

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Ok, we all know what happened at the end of The Fiery Heart and we all want to know what is going to happen next. I’ve been too afraid to read the early chapters or watch the trailers, because I can’t handle any more anticipation. SYDRIAN forever!

Synopsis:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him… .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Release date: July. 29, 2014

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Impatient Wednesday!

The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass

WHO WILL SHE PICK?!!!!! Why is it called “The Crown?” Is Cass going to kill Maxon?! Or is he just going to bow out so that he can be off and love America without the stress of ruling?

And, who will be the Princess Eadlyn’s consort? Will it be the son of the favorite? The interpreter who is not even in the running?Or, someone a bit more obvious?

THIS BETTER BE THE LAST BOOK, BECAUSE I REFUSE TO WAIT LONGER THAN TUESDAY FOR THE ANSWERS. :-)

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I LOVED Stephanie Kuehn’s debut novel Charm & Strange, which is why I am always, always trying to get you guys to read it. Her follow-up has the potential to be just as mind-blowingly dark and amazing!

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Official Synopsis: 

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else.

But today Cate got out. And now she’s coming back for Jamie.

Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know the truth about their past. A truth she’s kept hidden for years. A truth she’s not supposed to tell. 

Trust nothing and no one as you race toward the explosive conclusion of this gripping psychological thriller from the William C. Morris Award-winning author of Charm & Strange

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Impatient Wednesdays!

Tease (The Ivy Chronicles #2) by Sophie Jordan

Official Synopsis:What happens when a girl who always calls the shots meets a guy who’s too wild for even her?


A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hookups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:

Never let them see the real you.
Never fall in love.
Always leave them begging for more.

Then Shaw comes along. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy, dark-eyed, bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.

But instead of making Shaw beg, Emerson finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rule book. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control—a guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson and who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.

A guy who just might leave her wanting more… .

Release Date: May. 27, 2014

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Impatient Wednesday - June Releases

For some reason, none of the many series that I read have a new release in June. So, for this month I am excited for new books from debut authors or authors I have never read!

Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver (June 11)

So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

 

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (June.11)


When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars …

Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself. 

He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.

He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable. 

Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present. 

Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying

Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson (June.8)


It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me.

Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.

Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?

Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun (June. 25)


I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.


On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they’ll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.