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Waiting on Wednesday (9/20/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


thelanguageofthorns

Title:  The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Expected Publication:  September 26th 2017

Publisher:  Macmillan/Imprint

Goodreads Summary:

Love 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.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

A short story collection set in the Grishaverse? Yes, please! I can’t wait for this book to come out next week! Bardugo is one of my instant buys, and if you order from Barnes and Noble you can get a signed copy 😉

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (9/18/2017)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

thecoldestgirlincoldtown

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Author: Holly Black

Published: September 3rd 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

I discovered this book on another blog earlier this week, and I just had to put it on my TBR shelf. It sounds like the type of book I would enjoy and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and start reading it, especially with October coming up just around the corner! Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (9/13/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


onedarkthrone

Title:  One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2)

Author: Kendare Blake

Expected Publication:  September 19th 2017

Publisher:  Harper Teen

Goodreads Summary:

The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

I am sad to say that I still have the first book in my TBR shelf, but with the second book coming out I should dust it off and read it before this release! I enjoyed meeting Kendare Blake last October at Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin, and I really loved her book Anna Dressed in Blood. So I have high expectations for this series!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (8/30/17)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


towerofdawn

Title:  Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass series #6)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Expected Publication:  September 5th 2017

Publisher:  Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books

Goodreads Summary:

In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol 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.

Honestly, I am still on book 4 (I think). At this point I think I will wait for the series to end and just binge read them all. I really really really loved the first book, but since then my interest has been wavering. But, I am too invested so I have to finish! What are your thoughts on the Throne of Glass series?

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (8/28/17)

Sorry, I have been a little MIA lately, but I have a good excuse! I promise!! Before when I went MIA for a few weeks, it was because I was too exhausted from pregnancy. Well my baby girl decided to come four weeks early, so I have been adjusting to life of motherhood for the first time! =)

Sophia

Isn’t she adorable? But, I’m a tad bit biased!

Ok, so on to the real post:


Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

thecompletegrimmchronicles

Title: The Complete Grimm Chronicles

Author: Isabella Fontaine & Ken Brosky

Published: April 28th 2015 by Brew City Press

Goodreads Summary:

This is the COMPLETE collection of the award-winning Young Adult adventure series!

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. With the stroke of a magic pen and a deal with a malevolent force of evil, they forever changed humanity’s fate.

Now the characters of the Grimms’ fairy tales walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.

This is the story of Alice Goodenough, the last in a long line of heroes who have bravely given their lives to snuff out the evil force that does not belong in this planet. Her story begins during summer vacation, when she happens upon a magic pen and an invisible rabbit named Br’er who is tasked with teaching her the ways of the hero. With the help of the magic pen, Alice must vanquish the terrible creations of the Brothers Grimm, relying on her dreams to guide her to her next target. Cinderella. Fundevogel. A fisherman. An evil wizard. A trio of dwarves hellbent on controlling the world. But to become a great hero, Alice must give up her old life so that she may protect those she loves most. Otherwise, evil will find her.

And evil will kill her.

This book contains all 12 episodes of the series, as well as the bonus “Lost diaries” of previous heroes and all of the collected Grimm’s Fairy Tales … over 2,000 pages collected in one edition!

Book 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Book 2: Happily Never After
Book 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
Book 4: The Orphanage of Doom
Book 5: Blood and Thunder
Book 6: The Order of the Golden Dragon
Book 7: The Giant Slayer
Book 8: Darkness Rising
Book 9: Malevolence
Book 10: The Black Towers
Book 11: A Dance With Death, Part One
Book 12: A Dance With Death, Part Two

This was an impulse buy on Amazon, because it was only $0.99. Normally, I am skeptical about books that low on Amazon, especially with authors I have never heard of before. But, Goodreads has some pretty good reviews on it so I figured I would give it a try, and if anything I would only be out a dollar.

This book caught my eye because it was a retake on the Grimms’ fairytales we all know and love. I bought this book yesterday, so it is currently sitting in my Kindle TBR pile to be picked up in the very near future.

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

 

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Waiting on Wednesday (8/16/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


whenicastyourshadow

Title:  When I Cast Your Shadow

Author: Sarah Porter

Expected Publication:  September 12th 2017

Publisher:  Tor Teen

Goodreads Summary:

A teenage girl calls her beloved older brother back from the grave with disastrous consequences.

Dashiell Bohnacker was hell on his family while he was alive. But it’s even worse now that he’s dead….

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….

When I Cast Your Shadow

I discovered Sarah Porter last year when I first saw her at the Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin, Texas. Then I finally read her book Vassa in the Night that came in one of my YA book box subscriptions the following month. It definitely took me awhile to get used to her writing style, but I am really excited to see how I’ll like this book. The premise sounds like it’ll be just as weird and twisty as Vassa in the Night, and I am looking forward to reading this.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (7/12/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


thesavagedawn

Title:  The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight Series #3)

Author: Melissa Grey

Expected Publication:  July 11th 2017

Publisher:  Delacorte Press

Goodreads Summary:

The sides have been chosen and the battle lines drawn.

Echo awakened the Firebird. Now she is the only one with the power to face the darkness she unwittingly unleashed . . . right into the waiting hands of Tanith, the new Dragon Prince. Tanith has one goal in mind: destroy her enemies, raze their lands, and reign supreme in a new era where the Drakharin are almighty and the Avicen are nothing but a memory.

The war that has been brewing for centuries is finally imminent. But the scales are tipped. Echo might hold the power to face the darkness within the Dragon Prince, but she has far to go to master its overwhelming force. And now she’s plagued by uncertainty. With Caius no longer by her side, she doesn’t know if she can do it alone. Is she strong enough to save her home and the people she loves?

Whether Echo is ready to face this evil is not the question. The war has begun, and there is no looking back. There are only two outcomes possible: triumph or death.

The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight, #3)

I know technically this book came out yesterday, but since I don’t have it I can count that as still waiting for it right?

I read the first book earlier this year, and really enjoyed the start of the series. So, I am really interested in reading on how Echo’s story ends and the outcome of the war.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (7/10/2017)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

windwitch

Title: Windwitch (The Witchlands #2)

Author: Susan Dennard

Published: January 10th 2017 by Tor Teen

Goodreads Summary:

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)

Happy day before Amazon Prime Day! I’m hoping that tomorrow they have some books on my to buy pile on sale….although I am supposed to be on a book buying ban, but if the right price comes around who can resist?

This week for Goodreads Monday, I have chosen Windwitch by Susan Dennard. This book has been on my shelf since it has come out, and eventually I should take it off of my shelf! Especially considering I loved the first book so much! I think my fear of a sequel letdown is holding me back from reading it. Have any of you read this book? Thoughts?

What is on your TBR shelf this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (7/5/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


thelastmagician

Title:  The Last Magician

Author: Lisa Maxwell

Expected Publication:  July 18th 2017

Publisher:  Simon Pulse

Goodreads Summary:

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

Happy day after 4th of July!!! Hopefully, my neighborhood will stop with the fireworks already because my poor dog can’t take it anymore! She hates this time of year, and I wish there was something I could do for her.

With that being said it’s time for another WoW!!! This week I have chosen The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. I seem to be on a Maxwell kick, because my Goodreads Monday post was another book of hers! This new book of hers sounds very intriguing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Goodreads Monday (7/3/2017)

Goodreads Monday is a meme hosted by Lauren @Page Turner,  and the idea is to post a book that’s on your TBR pile and show it off. This is a great way to show off books I have not yet managed to read!


This week I have chosen:

unhooked

Title: Unhooked

Author: Lisa Maxwell

Published: February 2nd 2016 by Simon Pulse

Goodreads Summary:

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

This has been on my TBR shelf for over a year, and I think it’s time I take it off this summer. At the end of the summer, my husband and I will be moving to a new house with our new baby girl and so I have started the packing process. The first room to get packed up? My part of the office. Meaning about 95% of my books are now in boxes and ready to be moved to the new place in a couple of months. With that being said, I left out about 10 or so books from my TBR shelf so that I would have to read them before moving. Unhooked made the cut, so hopefully I will actually start it pretty soon!

What is on your TBR shelf this week?