Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Book Photo Challenge Day 6

Day 6: A book that inspired me

The Book Thief my Markus Zusak is such an incredible book! It's inspiring and truly life changing, and I look at life differently after reading it. Liesel Meminger's story is also moody and heartbreaking, making for an unforgettable read! Be sure to pick this up if you haven't already!!!

What is a book that has inspired you? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January Book Photo Challenge Day 6

Day 6: Emotional Roller Coaster

The most emotional book that I've ever read was definitely I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Not only is it one of the best books I've ever read, it also had me sobbing my eyes out on multiple occasions! Readers, beware.

Please let me know in the comments what the most emotional book you have read was!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January Book Challenge Day 5

Day 5: Favorite non-human character

My favorite non-human character would have to be Dobby the House Elf! He's very brave and his love of socks just makes me happy!

Who is your favorite non-human character?

Social media platforms

I just created an Instagram and a Twitter account! My Instagram is @comfycozybooknook and my Twitter is @ccbnreads. 

I am going to begin posting photos for the January 2016 Reading Challenge so stay tuned!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Top 10 Most Anticipated of 2016!

Today I will be sharing with you my Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2016! Feel free to comment what you think, and let me know what you most anticipated reads are! There are many great books coming out so I can't wait to share........ (Cover Art at bottom of post)

1) Glass Sword (Red Queen Book #2) by Victoria Aveyard- I absolutely love the first book in the series! I can't wait to see where Ms. Aveyard takes this series and I hope that it's just as good as I've heard from friends who've received the ARC!

2) Passenger by Alexandra Bracken- Time travel + epic romance + mysterious plot-line? I'm in! I loved her Darkest Minds series so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of her newest novel!

3) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard- I love me a good fantasy, and this definitely sounds like one! Elemental magic? Unhealthy but delicious relationships? I'm already on this bandwagon, folks!

4) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare- I fell in love with the Shadowhunter society back in 2011 and I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to leave! I can't wait to get my copy of Lady Midnight!

5) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys- I love to re-connect with history once and a while, and Sepetys's new novel sound like it will do just that. Just throw in a heartbreaking and beautiful story that's hard to forget and it will definitely be an immediate favorite!

6) The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter- Honestly, the only reason that I want to read this is because Jennifer Niven blurbed it, and her book All the Bright Places was my favorite book of 2015! The novel also has a theme of dealing with mental illness, and that is a soft spot for me (based on personal experience). 

7) A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir- Tahir's novel An Ember in the Ashes was one of my favorites of 2015! I loved the action, the twists, and most of all, the characters! I can't wait to revisit them and continue with them on their epic journey! (Cover not yet released)

8) A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic Book #2) by V.E. Schwab- The first in the series, A Darker Shade of Magic, really intrigued me and I ate it up in one sitting! To say I'm excited for this book is an understatement!

9) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas- Another sequel to a favorite of last year, A Court of Mist and Fury id sure to please me but slowly break my heart all at once! I'm not quite ready for this one, but Ms. Maas might as well bring it on! (Cover not yet released)

10) The Last Star (The 5th Wave Book #3) by Rick Yancey- The 5th Wave Trilogy is so far my favorite science fiction series of all time. It's raw, gripping, and emotionally intense. If you haven't read the first two already, I highly recommend picking them up, they are FANTASTIC!Glass SwordRead 3 chapters of 'Passenger' by Alexandra BrackenStart by marking “Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)” as Want to Read ...Lady MidnightThe First Time She Drowned... The Last Star' (Final Book Of The Fifth Wave Series) By Rick Yancey

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Uprooted by Naomi Novik Review

First off, this book was absolutely FANTASTIC! I have been searching for a fantasy that felt cozy and warm for winter and I finally found it in this wonderful novel!

When I review I use my own setup, called the STAR. Summary, Taste, Authenticity, Review. This really helps me to organize my thoughts into a complete and thorough post. 

Summary- Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. 
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. 
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows— everyoneknows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. 
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. 

Taste- You know that feeling you get when you read a book (hopefully it's a good one)? I call that the book's taste. "Uprooted" tasted like a traditional dinner dish that you only get once every year. The welcome feeling that you get when reading is something every reader craves. There were a few times when bitterness crept in there, though. I felt that the plot sometimes dragged on, and that is to be expected of a high fantasy novel. Novik had to take time to establish her world and really help us to see and feel what she wanted us too. There were just times I didn't feel that necessary. 

Authenticity- This novel was so original! I feel that that is very rare in these times we live in so I enjoyed every bit of this traditional dinner that I could! The fantasy did not feel convoluted in any way and I hadn't quite experienced anything like Agnieszka's world before.
The faerie lore also felt very researched. The tale was never thin and the magic and fantastical elements were very rich in the way they were presented. 

Review- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 out of 5: I absolutely adored this book! Although this is a stand-alone I would go anywhere with Agnieszka and The Dragon and I would love it! I really liked how the book flowed, even if the plot dragged on for parts at a time. I don't feel like I can say much without spoiling the story, but I will say that many unexpected twists and turns were thrown into this story and you all know how much I love surprises! At times I was laughing out loud, and I times I was stressed to the point of tears. If you are any sort of fantasy fan, make sure to pick this up from your local bookstore or order from an online book site. 

"Uprooted" by Naomi Novik published by Del Rey on May 19, 2015. 

Hello fellow book bloggers!

Hello fellow readers! I'm completely new to this whole book blog thing so I think you deserve an introduction. My name is Nick and I am an avid reader and my full time job is fanboying over all things book/graphic novel related. My favorite things are Harry Potter, Marvel Comics, and extremely chubby Bulldogs. An excellent cup of coffee and a great book puts me in an amazing mood. I also absolutely love unexpected surprises! 

My goal for 2016 is to have a successful book blog. Of course, I cannot do this on my own. Any form of letting others know to check my blog out would be greatly appreciated!!!

I read anything and everything. I am open to all genres, and feel free to contact me with any ARC or other book that you (as a publisher or independent author) would like reviewed or publicized. My email is I do not read digital copies of books (eBooks).