November Anticipated Releases

Lets just jump right into it…

Mark of Fire by Richard Phillips November 1st

An ancient prophecy. A young woman’s destiny.mark of fire

Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she’s also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He’s waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king’s assassin, Blade, to Rafel’s Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he’s known and loved since he was a child. With a price on his head, Blade flees—as Carol and her family are urged away on their own desperate route of escape.

Now, traversing the lawless western borderlands, Carol struggles to understand the uncanny magic she possesses and must learn to master. Though separated, Carol and Blade are still united—not only by the darkness pursuing them both but by a quest toward destiny, revenge, and the revelations of an ancient prophecy that signal the ultimate war between good and evil.

As a lover of fantasy this book sounds right up my alley. What little I’ve heard about it sounds great and I will definitely be reading this sometime soon.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne November 7th

A healer who cannot be healed . . .rosemarked

When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.

A soldier shattered by war . . .

Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.

Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.

This smart, sweeping fantasy with a political edge and a slow-burning romance will capture fans of The Lumatere Chronicles and An Ember in the Ashes.

Not only is the cover of this book very pretty but the synopsis sounds very compelling.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer November 7th

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.renegades

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. 

I love Marissa Meyer’s previous books and so am very excited for this newest release. This books sounds like a dystopian and I haven’t read one in ages so I’m very excited to read this.

 

Bonfire by Kristen Ritter November 7th

bonfireIt has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called The Game—which will threaten the reputations and lives of the community, and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

Not only do I love Ritter in Jessica Jones but the synopsis of this sounds very interesting. I am very excited to read this.

Artemis by Andy Weir November 14th

Artemis-Book-Cover-Andy-WeirJazz 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.

I am extremely pumped for this release. I loved The Martian and can’t wait to read this.

What books are you excited for this month?

Happy Reading!

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My Month In Books: October Edition

The month  filled with ghouls, ghosts and candy is officially over. October as I may have already mentioned is my favorite month (mainly because my birthday falls in it) but also because of the great atmosphere it exudes. Although October is known as the spooky month, I didn’t jump into the season by reading horror (cause I’m a pansy and scare to easily) but even if I didn’t read any horror, I read a lot of great books this month and here they are!!giphy
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Fall Book Tag

Fall is my favorite season; the sweaters, the falling leaves the weather. it’s absolutely perfect and October is like the high point of fall so what better time to do the Fall book Tag than now. This tag was created by the Bionic Book Worm and I had loads of fun doing this! 34003-Fall-Leaves-GifRead More »

My Month in Books: September Wrap-Up

Hey Everyone! Fall is officially here, my favorite time of the year. And as their are beginnings there must be ends. September is over and looking back at my read shelf compared to the past couple months my reading looks a little sparse, the 50 books of July and 25 of August has petered down to eight. The school year has been kicking my butt, with all the added responsibilities of being a senior now thrust upon me reading and blogging sadly has had to take a back seat. But with all that I still have read a decent amount of books and here are the books of September. Read More »

Warcross Review

warcrossTitle: Warcross

Author: Marie Lu

Release Date: September 12th, 2017

Publisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Reader

Pages: 368

Rating: 2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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The Book Buying Tag

I’ve been meaning to do this tag for awhile now but blogging itself took a backseat to the chaotic nature of life. But I’m back (hopefully)! School has been in session for the past three weeks and I’ve managed to balance school, applying to colleges my various extracurricular and volunteer work somewhat and am no longer going crazy (i think…it’s too early to tell). Anyway my hiatus is over for the most part and I’ll be posting more regularly now! The lovely Iman over at Muggles and Mundanes tagged me for the Book Buying Tag what feels like forever ago and I’ve finally gotten around to it. So without further ado here it is.Read More »

September Book Releases

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken September 5

the dreadful taleI would say it’s a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness.”

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?

This sounds so good. I think this is middle grade (don’t hold me to it) and I’m really excited to read it!

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas September 5

tower of dawnChaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

This is the latest installment to the Throne of Glass series and I am super pumped for this book.

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows September 12th

before she ignitesBefore

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

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Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

This sounds like a great YA high fantasy and I can’t wait to read it.

Warcross by Marie Lu  September 12

warcrossFor the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

The entire premiss if this book is very intriguing and I know I’m gonna love this book. Marie Lu is an excellent writer and I’m sure this book will be amazing.

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore September 19

9780803741492_JaneUnlimited_BOM.inddJane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

I loved Cahore’s Graceling and I’m exciting to read  this. I’m not entirely sure what this book is about I’m excited nonetheless.

The Language of Thrones: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo September 26

langofthornLove speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

I love Leigh Bardugo entire Grisha Universe and this new collection of short stories has me super excited to return to this world.

These are just some of the books I’m really excited for this month! What books releases are you excited for?

Happy Reading!

August Wrap-Up

Summer is over and the school year is in full swing bringing with it all the hectic deadlines and countless assignments. But before all of that I had quite a successful reading month, devouring a sum total of 25 books. Nowhere near the 50 of July but a real feat nonetheless. Despite the differences in the number of books, the trend generally remained the same of me reading paranormal and romance novels. Here are the books I read this month.

Paranormal

Patricia Briggs

Moon Called Mercy Thompson #1 2000px-4-5_stars-svg

Blood Bound  Mercy Thompson #2 4_stars-svg

Iron Kissed  Mercy Thompson #3 4_stars-svg

Bone Crossed  Mercy Thompson #4 4_stars-svg

Silver Borne  Mercy Thompson #5 4_stars-svg

River Marked  Mercy Thompson #6 4_stars-svg

Frost Burned  Mercy Thompson #7 4_stars-svg

Night Broken  Mercy Thompson #8 4_stars-svg

Fire Touched  Mercy Thompson #9 4_stars-svg

Silence Broken Mercy Thompson #10 4_stars-svg

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Hunting Ground Alpha and Omega #2 4_stars-svg

Fair Game Alpha and Omega #3 4_stars-svg

Dead Heat Alpha and Omega #4 4_stars-svgalphaandomega

 

The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 2000px-2_stars-svg

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Paranormal as a genre is great cause their are so many books in one series that if you end up liking them you have about a dozen books lined up that’ll generally last you awhile. But since I am a fast reader I tend to read a book or two a day and so I usually end up finishing said 12 book series in just under a week. So that is how I ended up reading the entire Mercy Thompson series along with the spin off series. I ended up trying Kresley Coles series as well but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked so I stopped at book 1.

Romance

Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle 535px-3_stars-svgwardrobe malfunction

Tyed by L.J. Shen 4_stars-svg

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Nero by Sarah Brianne 535px-3_stars-svg

Vincent by Sarah Brianne 535px-3_stars-svg

Lucca by Sarah Brianne 535px-3_stars-svgmademen

 

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase 535px-3_stars-svgroyally endowed

Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe 4_stars-svg

Scoring the Billionaire by Max Monroe 4_stars-svg

Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe 4_stars-svgbillionaires

 

Beautiful by Christina Lauren 4_stars-svg

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At this point I’m sure it’s pretty obvious that I enjoy me some romance novels but in the past few months I’ve read quite a few and the genre itself is getting a bit repetitive for me. Despite that I enjoyed a lot of these books, I finished the Beautiful series and discovered a new favorite author Max Monroe. Her billionaire series is hilarious, i was in stitches the whole time I was reading her books.  

Classics

The Awakening by Kate Chopin 4_stars-svgthe awakening

This was my summer reading assignment for my AP English class and it wasn’t all that bad. It was super easy to read and although at times it was a bit dry I didn’t end up hating it as I usually do with reading assignments.

That is it for all the books I read this month! What are some of your favorite reads this month?

Happy Reading!

 

Blogging Update

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely summer. Mine is sadly about to come to an end. I’ve been a bit MIA this past month and that has a lot to do with me focusing on my college applications. I’ve decided to apply to quite a few schools (12 total) and am trying to get as much done as possible before school starts up again in a couple weeks.

Along with the distraction that comes along with college apps, I’ve been plagued with computer problems this past couple months, and my trustworthy laptop has finally taken it’s last breath (its demise ushered along by my water wielding reckless younger brother). I luckily have a desktop to fall back on but since its shared communally among my family I don’t get much of a chance to be on it and sadly college apps are the priority. I just wanted y’all to know so you’re not left drowning in curiosity as to my disappearance. I’ll pop in every now and hope to be back to blogging full time soon.

Happy Reading!