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Hey everyone! The 7in7 Readathon starts this week! 

The dates are: August 14th-August 20th

The goal is to read 7 books in 7 days! I highly doubt that will happen for me but I want to try anyways! 

I want to make it relate to my ARC August TBR so I plan to maybe read some arcs and also some books in a series where I have the ARC of the next book. Like Three Sark Crowns in prep for One Dark Throne which I have an ARC of! 

My this change easily so I’ll give you a wrap up once it’s over with! 

Let me know in the comments your thoughts and what you plan on reading for the Readathon! 

#ARCAugust

Hey guys! So August is basically already upon us and for the month of August I will be participating in the month-long event called ARC August!

This event is hosted by Octavia, Shelly, and Angie over at Read.Sleep.Repeat! I’ll leave their blog info here: Read.Sleep.Repeat and it’s a challenge where you try to read as many ARCs as you can so you can get ahead for your blog reviews and catch up on books you’re behind on! It’s going to be so much fun! I can’t wait for it to start tomorrow, and it takes place during the whole month of August.

I’m so behind on my ARCs and I have plenty that are going out in the next two months so I’ll have plenty to keep me busy.

My TBR is pretty ambitious since some of these books are sequels to books I haven’t read yet so I have to read those as well as the sequel. I don’t think I have that many but if I do I’ll have to read those as well!

So here are the books I’m hoping to get to:

First book I want to get to is Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta. This book YA Fantasy and I’ll be leaving the summary down below. This cover is just so stunning and wow I love it so so much! Hope I enjoy the book as much as the cover.

Summary: To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

Release date: August 8th 2017

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I also want to get to the book All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. This book is something that I really think is relevant and important. I’ll leave the summary down below but from what I gathered from the summary, I feel this book will be amazing and I’m excited to see where this book goes. I really hope it will be!

Summary: Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speechrather than say anything at allshe closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.

Release date: August 29th, 2017

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Up next on my TBR is Hunting Prince Dracula, and also along the lines with that is Stalking Jack the Ripper. I haven’t read it yet so I need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper then dive into Hunting Prince Dracula. Jack the Ripper and Dracula are two characters I really enjoy reading and learning about so when this series came out I knew I needed to read it! I hope I love them like so many people already have! I’ll post the covers for both books below, as well as the Stalking Jack the Ripper summary.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. 

Release date (Hunting Prince Dracula): September 19th, 2017

And I’ll also be reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust which I’ve heard is a feminist Snow White retelling and I’m so down for that! I’m just so down to read this and I honestly have heard much about it which is weird but I will be diving into it soon I hope! The cover is stunning though let’s be honest!

Summary: At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

Release date: September 5th, 2017

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So I also really want to get to some of my eARCs off Netgalley so I’ll be listing a few that I’ll be working hard to get to.

First up is When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter. I haven’t read her other book Vassa in the Night which is a fairy tale retelling, and I think this book is a paranormal series I believe. It sounds super good and creepy; and I can’t wait to try out her writing and see what I think!

Summary: After her troubled older brother, Dashiell, dies of an overdose, sixteen-year-old Ruby is overcome by grief and longing. What she doesn’t know is that Dashiell’s ghost is using her nightly dreams of him as a way to possess her body and to persuade her twin brother, Everett, to submit to possession as well.

Dashiell tells Everett that he’s returned from the Land of the Dead to tie up loose ends, but he’s actually on the run from forces crueler and more powerful than anything the Bohnacker twins have ever imagined….

Release date: September 12th, 2017

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I also really want and need to read Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast which I believe is a fantasy novel?? Maybe Sci-fi. I’ve heard it’s like the 5th Wave, but I wouldn’t know since I haven’t read The 5th Wave so….But the cover looks so cool and I really want to get to this book this coming month and see how I enjoy it!

Summary: He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

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I know the next couple of books coming up are pretty ambitious to include them in this TBR but I will try my hardest to get to them! I’m being overly ambitious but I don’t care!

  1. Amber Sky by Claire Warner and this came out in June so I’m behind on this but I still want to read this anyways.
    1. Summary: Beneath the Amber Sky, the nobility control the food, education, and the mysterious C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass. To Tay, struggling to keep her siblings alive, the ideas of rebellion and freedom are distant and unreachable.

      But when her father is arrested, she begs Darius James, the son of the Overseer, to save his life. Darius agrees, but his help costs her a favour, one he can call in at any time.

      Darius’ favour will bring her to the Palace, and the perfect position to help the growing rebellion. But the court has games beyond anything she has seen before, and Darius’ secrets will add to the danger.

      Tay is now able to make a difference, to join the rebellion, find the C.O.I.L.S and discover the secrets of the Amber Sky. All she has to do is survive. 

    2. Release Date: June 23rd, 2017
  2. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller. I got a physical arc but also an eARC off Netgalley so I really need to get on this badly because I’ve heard really good things about it!
    1. Summary: Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home. 

      When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 

      But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

    2. Release date: August 29th 2017
  3. House of Chaos by Sarai Henderson is the last book I want to try and get into. I got this off Netgalley and it was honestly a cover request. The cover drew me in and I decided to request it and see if I would get it. So I hope to get to this as well but I’m not holding my breath for that…
    1. Summary: Sixteen years ago, Tabri showed up in the mountains an orphaned child with the magic of the Chaotics running through her veins. She survived the bitter winter, the wrath of a yeti, and mutinied on the flying pirate ship Stallings, but then the Madnesi came.

      Nell’s Furyon bloodline and elemental magic make her the perfect warrior. Perfect to revenge her sister’s death at the hand of a Madnesi Lord, to defend the Chaotic until her magic fully emerges and to defeat the masses of rotting undead who threaten the survival of the Wilders. If only there was more time in the day.

      The Earth Stone has given the two companions a path to safety, but Tabri’s magic is on the fritz and Nell has completely lost her mind with grief. Can they hold it together long enough to allow Chaos to shine a light in the darkness, or will the Madnesi destroy all magic in the world along with the prophecy?

    2. Release Date: September 13th, 2017

And that is my ARC August TBR! Keep checking Twitter and the hashtag and see what everyone else is doing and how they’re doing! Wish me luck this month and keep an eye on my wrap-up I’ll be posting for this read-a-thon.

Let me know if you plan on participating and I’ll see you in my next post!

 

 

 

2017 Booktubeathon

Hello!

The Booktubeathon is slowly coming upon us and I never participated in it but I decided to try and do it this year! I love readathons because they really help me get through books quickly and some of the challenges are so fun!

It currently is July 24th- July 30th

So for those that don’t know the Booktubeathon is where book tube comes together and reads books and makes videos! I don’t do the video part since I don’t have a YouTube channel so I just do the challenges focussed on reading! I’ll leave the challenges down below!

Challenges:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7/ Read seven books.

So I don’t know if I can get to all of the challenges and I might try and combine so my TBR might change but here is my tentative TBR for this readathon.

Challenge 1: Read a book with a person on the cover. 

I want to read Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren! I have read almost all of Christina Lauren’s books, and I always enjoy them so much so since this is their newest release I figured I’d get it read since I’m so excited for it!

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Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

Challenge 2: Read a hyped book

I think for this challenge I’m going to be reading Winterson by S. Jae Jones! I have two different copies of this book and I’ve heard so many good things about it so I hope I can get to it since I’ve been interested in reading it since it came out!

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Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Challenge 3: finish a book in one day

So it might be hard for me to do this but I think I’ll be picking a nice cute romance novel to get through in a day since I fly through those so fast since they’re super addicting! I think I’ll be diving into the Hacker series with Hardwired by Meredith Wild! I was super excited when I found out this was a book series with the same characters rather than companion novels. I don’t really mind companion novels but I really love when books are following the same characters! I’ll get more into that when I get my review of this book posted!

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Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation. 

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

Challenge 4: Read about a character that is different from you.

So I’ll be reading the first book in the Castles Ever After series by Tessa Dare! It’s titled Romancing the Duke! THis character is different from me because she is the daughter of a famous author who has never been kissed. Because my mother is a nurse and my dad is a retired marine and I have been kissed before….but yes! I really want to read her books so I did my best to make sure I could read this and make it count to a challenge!

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As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one.

Ugly duckling turned swan?
Abducted by handsome highwayman?
Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

This one

Challenge 5: Read a book completely outdoors.

So it’s super hot outside in California right now so I don’t really want to sit outside and read for like 6 hours so I’ll be reading Alex + Ada Vol. 2! It’s a graphic novel about a guy and an android! I read the first book and loved it so I got the second one and I still haven’t read it so I figured I would during this readathon!

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Challenge 6: Read a book you bought because of the cover.

So for this challenge I’ll be reading Chasing Spring by R. S. Grey! I haven’t read a book by her yet but I bought this book recently because the cover is just stunning! I just think it’s gorgeous and I’ve heard it’s really good so of course I had to get it! I’ll update you all on my thoughts!

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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’; out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.

I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved. 

Challenge 7: Read 7 books 

I’m not going to be picking a book to read for this one because I really just want to read whatever I’m in the mood for at that time to finish up this challenge!

And that is my TBR for this readathon! Make sure to check out twitter and see what’s going on! Just type in booktubeathon2017 and you’ll be able to see everything people are reading and other things going on for the booktubeathon! Let me know in the comments if you plan on joining this readathon and what you want to read for it!

 

 

Series I Really Want to Start Before 2018

Hey everyone! So I recently just posted about book series I want to finish this year, and now I want to talk about the book series I really want to start and maybe finish before 2018. I mainly just want to start these series this year and hopefully finish next year!

Let’s get started!

So the first series I want to start is the Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell. I have the UK covers for the first and second book (The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman). I want to also start the TV show on Netflix.

I’ve heard it’s really good, and Sasha over at ABookUtopia on YT and Instagram loves the Netflix series and her Insta-stories about them are interesting!

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I also want to read The Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson which is a series about a modern day Jack the Ripper. I’ve heard good things about it and I just really want to dive in and check it out! Plus I love these colors on the cover.

I think it’s a series following the same character but again since I haven’t read them yet I really don’t know…

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Next series is a pretty big series page wise, but it only has three books out so far. It’s the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. Both the main books (Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear) are around 1,000 pages each. But I do really want to read this book because it sounds so interesting and Reagan from Peruse Project really loves this series and talks about it a lot so I really want to check it out for myself.

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A big one I want to read is the Six of Crows Duology and the Grisha Trilogy. I am so shocked that I haven’t read this book yet but I really want to read them and find out about all the hype and the characters! I see people talking about them all the time so I will keep you all updated on my thoughts once I start them!

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Another series is the Blackthorne and Grim series! Look at these covers! They’re stunning! It’s a fantasy series I really haven’t heard much about them but I have heard some booktubers talk about it and how they love it so I really hope that I love it!

And lastly another big series is the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy by V. E. Schwab! I know I know! I haven’t read it yet but everyone I’ve seen read it loves it! I have these UK covers and they’re so pretty!

Again I’ll be leaving my thoughts once I finish this series and once I start it as well! I’ve heard nothing but great things for this author so I hope that once I finish these books I’ll really get into her novels!

Let me know down below what book series you want to read or start before the year’s out as I would love to know as well as any recommendations you have for me!

Series I Really Want to Finish this Year

Hi everyone! So I thought I’d do a post about book series I really want to finish this year!

I have a lot of book series I start and then I end up not finishing because I’ll start reading something else.

And so since the year is basically halfway over I want to devote it to finishing series I started maybe this year or last year and just really want to finish.

Since they’re not the first books in the series I won’t really be leaving summaries as to not give away spoilers for anyone.

So the first book series I want to finish is Frost Like Night which is the last book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. This is actually one of my favorite book trilogies but I just never got to this book. It’s a series based on kingdoms dedicated to the seasons. It’s fantastic and I hope to finish it this year since the second book was so crazy!

The next book series I want to finish is the Study Series by Maria V Snyder. Fire Study is the third book in the series and then it moves to the Soulfinder series with Shadow Study, Night Study, and Dawn Study. Those three books are a continuation series of the Study series. They follow Yelena who was made the King’s food taster, and it follows her journey finding out more about herself and finding love and magic.

I absolutely love this series and I don’t really know why I stopped reading it but I definitely want to continue this series, and start the companion series the Opal Cowen Trilogy which follows a side character that was mentioned in the books.

Up next I want to finish is The End of Oz by Danielle Paige! I am currently listening to this on Audible and I stopped for a while so I really want to finish it up this year. I really binge read the books on audio during classes and I just love this series so so much! I love the characters and the narrator is so amazing and I just can’t wait to finish this!

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I also want to read The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson. I again really loved this series so much and I just want to finish this series and see what is in store for the main character! I kind of want to reread the series and just binge it till the end.

I’ll keep you all updated on that!

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I also want to finish the Vicious Cycle trilogy. I read the first one and really loved it and stopped for a few months mainly because the last two are about the other brothers which made me sad since I loved the first brother so much. But I do know the brother makes a lot of appearances in these so I really want to read them plus I adore the other brothers but the first is my fav….I think again I’ll binge them since they’re short and so much fun to read.

Another night series I surprisingly haven’t finished is the Red Queen series. I listened to Red Queen on audiobook and I have hardcovers of all of these, so I just want to finish these so I can see what happens to Mare and finally be caught up!

I don’t know why I didn’t continue this series but oh well..hope I get to it soon!

Another series is the Captive Prince Trilogy which again I read the first book but never continued on. This is a controversial trilogy but I really do want to finish and see how everything turns out. They’re pretty short so I might binge these as well.

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Again another series I read the first book and didn’t continue is Under the Never Sky Trilogy. I got the UK covers at Half Price Books one day after reading the first book from the library and I loved it. It was so fun and interesting!

Plus look at those covers! Aren’t they just stunning?! Love it!

The last book series I want to finish is The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. I have been listening to this series on Audible and I love it so so much but I am so nervous for how everything will turn out! If you’ve read this series you’ll understand what I mean!

Save Gansey!

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And that’s all the series so far that I want to finish this year! I have a bunch more but so far these are the main ones! Let me know in the comments what book series you want to finish this year and any recommendations you have for me as I would love to know!

 

Throne of Glass Readalong

Hey everyone! So as you know Tower of Dawn is coming up in September! I’m super excited for it to come out!

But the Throne of Glass Facebook is hosting a readalong for the whole series to catch yourself up before Tower of Dawn comes out! I’ll post the schedule here as well as the link for the Tumblr! 

Hope you all decide to join! It’ll be so awesome! I might be posting stuff for it when each book is over. 

Link: World of Sarah J Maas

Weekend Reads

Hey guys! So this post is about books I really want to get done with this weekend! One is a ebook, one is a physical book, and the last is an audiobook!

First up is Heartborn by Terry Maggert! Here’s a quick summary from Goodreads:

Her guardian angel was pushed.

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.

Until Keiron arrives.

In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice.

Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.

I’m already a few chapters in so I hope I really like it!

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Up next is one I’ve wanted to read for a while now! It’s Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. The sequel just got the cover reveal and it’s stunning! Link here: Shadowsong Cover Reveal

Here is a summary of Wintersong for you all!

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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Lastly is one I’ve slowly been listening to on audiobook and it’s Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. I wanted to finish this early but I just randomly kept putting it off so I decided to listen to the audiobook and was listening to it when I would drive to school.

I know you all probably know what it’s about but I’ll leave a summary anyways:

She is the princess of Bharata—captured by her kingdom’s enemies, a prisoner of war. Now that she faces a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. But should she trust Vikram, the notoriously cunning prince of a neighboring land? He promises her freedom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they can team up and win the Tournament of Wishes, a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

It seems like a foolproof plan—until Gauri and Vikram arrive at the tournament and find that danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans, mischievous story birds, a feast of fears, and twisted fairy revels. New trials will test their devotion, strength, and wits. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire. 

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Let me know in the comments what you plan on reading this coming weekend as I would love to know! I’ll be posting a wrap-up on Sunday!

See you then everyone!

Currently Reading 

Hey guys…so I had two books planned for the Tome Topple Readathon and plans kinda changed. Mainly because I got this chunker in the mail 


This is The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It’s 1,005 pages long. 

So I decided to use this as my book for the two week readathon. I highly doubt I’ll finish it in two weeks but I wanna at least get half way! 

That seems realistic right??? 

So I plan on starting this this weekend, and I’m also reading two other things. One isn’t pictured in the photo below. 


I’m reading Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios, starting The Way of Kings this weekend, and I’m also going to reread ACOTAR in preparation for ACOWAR. Once I’m finished with this I’ll start ACOMAF and then ACOWAR! So freaking excited!!! 

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments! 

Tome Topple Readathon

Hi guys!

I’m here to talk about the Tome Topple Readathon that is happening!

This will be my first time participating in it so I’m super excited! If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a readathon for reading books over 500 pages! This does not include bind ups unless it’s for a graphic novel. It’s not about reading as many tomes as you can, but mainly to help you start to read those larger books you own but haven’t read yet.

It takes place now (midnight April 7th)-11:59pm April 20th!

I’ll list the challenges and what I plan on reading for this one down below.

So there are 5 challenges for this readathon:

  1. Read more than 1 tome
  2. Read a graphic novel (graphic novel bindups count)
  3. Read a tome that is part of a series
  4. Buddy read a tome
  5. Read an adult novel

So I have 2 planned to read and I may add more if I think I can do it.

The first book I want to read is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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I don’t think I’ll leave a long synopsis since basically everyone knows what this book is about. It follows Claire as she is trust back into 18th Century Scotland and meets Jamie Fraser. I read it a while ago and I honestly don’t remember much about it. I got my current info about the show from the show! So I want to reread it and get back into this series!

Lastly I want to read The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (finally).

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This one I honestly don’t know much about and I kind of want to go into it blind so I might not add much here. I just know it’s set in a dystopian setting and a girl named Vin joins this group after finding out she’s a Mistborn!

I’ll update you during the Readathon and give you my wrap up at the end of the readathon!

Let me know in the comments what you plan on reading for the readathon as I would love to know! Also if you have recommendations let me know as well!

Weekly Reads TBR

Hello! So this week will hopefully be a big reading week for me; even though I say that all the time and I end up getting swamped with school work. But I have plans that I hopefully will be able to follow through with. And the plan is to read a bunch of review books that I’ve received. This week I mainly want to focus on reading my ARCs I received through Netgalley; while next week will be books I received from authors and publishers.

For this post I’ll be mentioning the books for this week.

The first book I want to read is The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty. It’s about a girl apprenticed to a matchmaker after she is deemed unfit for marriage. While spying on the girls and their escorts, and is recruited by a soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. I’m really excited to read this! I’ve heard good things so I hope I enjoy it! I read a few pages of it and so far I’m liking the writing so I hope that keeps up throughout the story!

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Next I want to read Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios. I just recently read her book I’ll Meet You There and I loved it! It’s one of my all time favorite books! This one is about a girl who wants to get out of her house with a horrible stepfather and mother, and meets a guy. They seem to have it all and then it turns into a romance where she isn’t sure she can escape. I’m hoping to enjoy this book as much as I did her other novel!

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Another novel I want to read is Breaking by Danielle Rollins. I’ve never read any of her books, but I have one of hers under her other name Danielle Vega. But this book is about a girl who lives in the shadows of her best friends and is content. When her friends commit suicide within a month of each other, she finds out her prep school isn’t all that it seems. It sounds good so I’ll keep you updated!

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Lastly I want to read Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller! It’s about a gender fluid girl who is a thief, and wants to get revenge on the people who destroyed her home. She steals a flyer for an audition to be the Queen’s Left Hand, and it involves circus acrobats, ex-soldiers and a bunch of other stuff. I’m really intrigued to check this out! Again I’ll let you know what I think!

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Let me know in the comments what you want to read this week as I would love to know! See you during the week!