Happy Book Birthday To… (#65)

Happy Book Birthday To...

“Happy Book Birthday To…” is a feature I created in April 2015 to showcase books that have just been released. The purpose of the posts is to celebrate book releases and share my excitement for them. These posts won’t be made on a regular schedule (like once a week, once a month, etc). Instead, they will be made whenever a lot of books on my TBR are being released on one day and/or when a highly anticipated book from my TBR is released. To find the links to my previous Book Birthday posts, go here.


Ice Wolves

Ice Wolves

Author: Amie Kaufman

Series: Elementals #1

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 352

Synopsis: Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.

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Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Series: Pandava Quartet #1

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 368

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archaeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

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Are either of these books on your TBR? If yes, which one are you most excited about? Let me know down in the comments!

 

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Happy Book Birthday To… (#64)

Happy Book Birthday To...

“Happy Book Birthday To…” is a feature I created in April 2015 to showcase books that have just been released. The purpose of the posts is to celebrate book releases and share my excitement for them. These posts won’t be made on a regular schedule (like once a week, once a month, etc). Instead, they will be made whenever a lot of books on my TBR are being released on one day and/or when a highly anticipated book from my TBR is released. To find the links to my previous Book Birthday posts, go here.


Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here

Author: Jay Coles

Series: N/A

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 304

Synopsis: When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

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Happy Book Birthday to Jay Coles and his debut novel! Is this book on your TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

 

Happy Book Birthday To… (#63)

Happy Book Birthday To...

“Happy Book Birthday To…” is a feature I created in April 2015 to showcase books that have just been released. The purpose of the posts is to celebrate book releases and share my excitement for them. These posts won’t be made on a regular schedule (like once a week, once a month, etc). Instead, they will be made whenever a lot of books on my TBR are being released on one day and/or when a highly anticipated book from my TBR is released. To find the links to my previous Book Birthday posts, go here.


Obsidio

Obsidio

Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Series: The Illuminae Files #3

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 624

Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? 

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. 

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

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Happy Book Birthday to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and their newest novel! Is this book on your TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

 

Friday Finds #45

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm where you spotlight books that you’ve recently added to your To Be Read list. Shown below are all the books I’ve added to my TBR on Goodreads in the last few weeks!


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What books have you added to your TBR recently? Do we share any of the same books? Comment down below or link me to your Friday Finds post!

Happy Book Birthday To… (#62)

Happy Book Birthday To...

“Happy Book Birthday To…” is a feature I created in April 2015 to showcase books that have just been released. The purpose of the posts is to celebrate book releases and share my excitement for them. These posts won’t be made on a regular schedule (like once a week, once a month, etc). Instead, they will be made whenever a lot of books on my TBR are being released on one day and/or when a highly anticipated book from my TBR is released. To find the links to my previous Book Birthday posts, go here.


Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Series: Legacy of Orïsha #1

Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 448

Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. 

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. 

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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Restore Me

Restore Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Series: Shatter Me #4

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Pages: 448

Synopsis: Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Author: Ashley Herring Blake

Series: N/A

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary

Pages: 320

Synopsis: When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

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To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom

Author: Alexandra Christo

Series: N/A

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 384

Synopsis: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

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Daughters of the Storm

Daughters of the Storm

Author: Kim Wilkins

Series: Blood and Gold #1

Publisher: Del Rey Books

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical

Pages: 448

Synopsis: FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN.

They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom, who is risking everything for a forbidden love. The twins: vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. And Ash, who is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift–or a curse.

But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, they must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.

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The Beauty That Remains

The Beauty That Remains

Author: Ashley Woodfolk

Series: N/A

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 352

Synopsis: Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.

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Are any of these books on your TBR? If yes, which one(s) are you most excited about? Let me know down in the comments!

March TBR

March TBR 2018

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share with you all my TBR list for the month of March. I’m probably not going to end up reading all the books on this list since I stink at sticking to my TBRs, but I’m really excited about all these books! Without further ado, let’s get started! (The following list is in no particular order. All book covers link to the book’s Goodreads page.)


My March TBR:

1-3. Illuminae, Gemina, & Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I’m SO excited for the release of Obsidio next week!! Before I read it though, I want to reread Illuminae and Gemina (again). I believe I’ve already read both of them twice! Honestly I love them so much I’ll probably be rereading them again and again. This time around, I think I’m going to listen to the audiobook for Gemina (while following along in the physical copy) since I really enjoyed listening to Illuminae’s audiobook. I hope that Gemina‘s is just as great!

4. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

I have this book checked out from the library and I’m really excited to read it! I’ve heard good things about it and it sounds like it’s going to be really good!

5. Like Water by Rebecca Podos

Like Water

Like the last book I mentioned, I also have this book checked out from the library and I’m really interested in reading it! I’ve heard some good things about it as well so I’ll hopefully be picking it up soon!

6-7. The Hammer of Thor & The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

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I’ve been wanting to finish reading this series ever since the last book was published in October of last year but for some reason I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m hoping to reread The Hammer of Thor and read The Ship of the Dead sometime this month!

8. The True Queen by Sarah Fine

The True Queen

Speaking of finishing series, I’m super excited to read the last book in the Impostor Queen series, The True Queen. I can’t wait to see what happens in this book and how the series ends!


That’s it for my March TBR! Let’s see how many of these books I actually read. What do you plan on reading this month? Comment below and/or leave a link to your TBR post!

February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up 2018

Hi everyone! I want to quickly apologize for the lack of posts this past month. I’ve been having a lot going on with both my physical and mental health so it’s been hard for me to keep up with blogging. I hope to do better this month! February was a pretty decent reading month for me. I finished 7 books and a total of  2,287 pages. Not too bad!


Books Read in February

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Last 3 reads (208)

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Reading Challenge Progress

This year I’m participating in four reading challenges! To track my progress, I have a page on my blog but I would also like to share monthly progress updates with you all. That being said, each monthly wrap up post will include updates on my progress in the four reading challenges I signed up for. For more information on the reading challenges mentioned below, click here.

1. Goodreads Reading Challenge

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge

My Goal: Read 50 books

Completed in February: 7 books

Completed in 2018: 15 books

2. Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

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My Goal: Read 18 backlist books

Completed in February: 6 books

Completed in 2018: 14 books

3. Library Love Challenge

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My Goal: Read 36 library books

Completed in February: 6 books

Completed in 2018: 11 books

4. Brooke’s Books Reading Challenge

Brooke's Books Reading Challenge

My Goal: Complete all 30 prompts

Completed in February: 5 prompts

Completed in 2018: 12 prompts

Prompts Completed in February:

  • Read a book published in 2018
  • Read a book with a main character that is very different than you
  • Read an adult novel
  • Read a debut novel
  • Read a SFF book with an asexual main character

Was February a good reading month for you? How many books were you able to complete? Let me know in the comments and/or link me to your monthly wrap up. I would love to see what you read this past month!