My Most Anticipated Reads for February & Free Coloring Bookmarks

There are so many good books being released this year. Two of my most anticipated books for 2016 are about to be in my hands: Raging Sea and Glass Sword. The waiting period is almost over, and I'm excited to see what happens in these two series!


Raging Sea

Author: Michael Buckley

Release Date: February 2, 2016

Book 2 in Undertow Series

Most of south Brooklyn is in ruins and the nation is terrified. Nearly everyone that Lyric Walker loves is either missing or presumed dead, including the mesmerizing prince Fathom. It’s up to Lyric to unite the Alpha before the second wave of a cataclysmic invasion wipes out mankind for good.

If you loved the short lived CW series Star Crossed, then you will fall in love with the Undertow series. Like Star Crossed, Undertow addresses the tough topics of discrimination, segregation, integration, and racism. You can expect a detailed book review once I finish the book. After a year of waiting, I only have to make it through one more day till this precious novel is in my hands!


Glass Sword

Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: February 9,  2016

Book 2 in Red Queen series

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Mare Barrow's blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Can’t wait till the 9th to dive into this much anticipated read? Thanks to Epic Reads, you can read the first 7 chapters online for free! I will warn you that reading the chapters might leave you a bit angry that you don’t have the rest of the book, but with only nine days left, I think you can survive the wait.

To help pass the time, I’ve created two Red Queen inspired bookmarks for your enjoyment. Happy coloring! 


Congratulations to Amanda @saveserenity for winning the Year of Yes Giveaway.  Here is what Amanda is saying Yes to this year

I'm saying yes to myself! I constantly talk myself out of the things I want in life and this year we adopted a dog! I love animals and want my children to have the amazing experiences of growing up with a best friend around.

Please contact me at so that I can send you your book and mug! Congratulations!