tbr tuesday [13]


the following lovely ladies have inspired this new meme for me - inspired by "a peek at my TBR" by Jen at Makeshift Bookmark, "Waiting on Wednesday" by Jill at Breaking the Spine and "Books to Pine For" by Kristi at The Story Siren.

here's a look at two books i have sitting in my To Be Read pile. i don't necessarily own these books, but they are books i intend to get around to reading soon!


When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.
[summary from Goodreads]

Why it’s on my TBR: I’ve heard this is a clever read with fabulous characters. While the plot wasn’t entirely intriguing to me, hearing people rave about the characters has changed my mind. As I’ve said before, I will take solid characters with a less-than-interesting plot ANY day.



Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon's desperate lie comes to light, readers won't be able to stop turning the pages... [summary from Goodreads]

Why it’s on my TBR: Dragons. Magic. Kick-ass female lead. RAVE reviews from the likes of bloggers such as April of Good Books and Good Wine. I have a feeling this is going to be my next epic fantasy adventure!

Have you read either of these? If so, what did you think? Link your review in the comments, if you so prefer! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

3 comments:

  1. Heist Society has been on my shelf for over a year now & for whatever reason I haven't picked it up yet :-\ Maybe you and I need to do a read along and make this happen.

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  2. Eon and Eona are high on my tbr as well. why? well, dragons, of course! as if you didn't know that!

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  3. I just recently read Heist Society and I thought it was cute and fun. I really liked how it was more about family (even if they weren't all the traditional relations) instead of all romance and whatnot.

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