New Releases

New Releases I Still Need to Read (Me Shaming Myself)

Hey guys! It’s no secret on this blog that I’m unfortunately a busy person, which means not getting to books that I’ve been dying to read. It was the topic for Thursday’s Top 4, yesterday, but I missed it. So. There are actually so many so I might even end up making another post on this because if I can guilt myself into finally reading these books that are supposed to be amazing… then why not? I definitely don’t *cough* have exams coming up *cough*.

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Book Reviews, New Releases, YA fantasy

Sky in the Deep

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Title: Sky in the Deep

Author: Adrienne Young

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was not expecting to get to this one this year (well I had been in the summer but then life happened) but then the weekend came and I just really felt like doing zero studying and so for the first time in forever, I actually did that. 

I finished this book in one day! I can’t remember the last time that I actually did that isn’t that sad that’s really sad.

There is one word to describe this book and that is: ORIGINAL.

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New Releases, Sci-Fi, YA fantasy

Current Drafts by Favourite Authors

Ok when I say new I mean… really new. I mean it hasn’t been released yet and ARCs probably haven’t come out yet? Most of the books here are super super new as in no cover released either, but some of them do have covers so… fun! I thought I’d share them with you since the other day I went hunting for the books some of my favourite authors (Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, etc) are currently working on. So put these on your TBR so you don’t miss them!!!

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New Releases

October Releases I’m So Ready For

OCTOBER HAS ARRIVED!! What. On. Earth. How??? I’m not ready for 2018 to end yet, it feels like it just started. I’m shook. But what I am ready for are the books hitting the shelves on October, so, woohoo, let’s get right into it… Continue reading “October Releases I’m So Ready For”

New Releases

September Releases I NEED

Hey everyone, and with September and the start of the academic year and the increase of my workload – comes a whole load of awesome, amazing, spectacular, beautiful BOOKS so in this post I’m going to be talking about a few that I am super duper excited about that are being released this month 🙂 Continue reading “September Releases I NEED”

Book Lists, New Releases

Books I Can’t Wait for – 2018

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

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Expected publication: February 6th 2018

Synopsis: When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

Everless by Sara Holland

Expected publication: January 2nd 2018

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Synopsis: In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and James Patterson

Expected publication: January 2nd 2018

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Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Expected publication: January 30th 2018

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Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

Book Lists, New Releases, YA fantasy

YA Books I Can’t Wait For

Hi guys! Welcome back to another post.

Ready your TBRs, because you have more to launch into it!

Batman: Nightwalker (DC, Icons #2)
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Title: Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

Author: Marie Lu

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release date: January 2nd 2018

Page count: 272

I am super excited for this book! I really want to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) by Leigh Bardugo too, and can’t wait for Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3) by Sarah J. Maas, coming out in August 2018, either!

Also, Marie Lu is a great author, so I just know (or sincerely hope!) this is going to be amazing!

Artemis by Andy Weir

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Title: Artemis

Author: Andy Weir

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

Genres: Science fiction

Release date: 14th November 2017

Page count: 384

This whole world just sounds absolutely awesome! I also really loved ‘The Martian’ (never mind how long it took me to finish it) by Andy Weir (he seems to love writing amazing books about space).

I mean, a city on the moon?!! I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE!

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release date: 2nd January 2018

Page count: 384

Now I feel like The Cruel Prince is going to be one of those books that overwhelm you with a string of different emotions – really looking forward to it!

AND I JUST LOVE THIS SO MUCH:  “beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire”.

Hopefully you found a book that has sparked your attention out of the ones in this post, and be sure to look out for more posts like this soon!

Happy reading!

LET’S DISCUSS: HAVE YOU HEARD OF ANY OF THESE BOOKS OR AUTHORS BEFORE? WHICH ONE OF THESE BOOKS ARE YOUR FAVOURITE?