Friday Finds #46

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 months!


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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!

Friday Finds #43

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!

Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share your most anticipated releases, one book at a time. I’m here today to share with you another book on my never-ending TBR list!


A Reaper at the Gates

A Reaper at the Gates

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Series: An Ember in the Ashes #3

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. 

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight. 

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity. 

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Why I’m Excited for This Book:

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the third book! It’s been hard waiting this long for A Reaper at the Gates and unfortunately, we still have a long way to go until its publication date. April, come sooner!!

Is A Reaper at the Gates on your TBR? Are you as excited as I am for the book’s release in April? Let me know down in the comments!

Down the TBR Hole #6

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story with a goal of trying to reduce the size of your Goodreads TBR. Each time (aka each blog post) you:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Sort it by ascended date added
  • Pick the first 5 (or 10) books
  • Read the synopses of these books
  • Decide if you want to keep the books on your TBR or if they should go

It’s up to you how often you participate in this meme. Personally, I try (emphasis on the word “try”) to take part once a week. If you need more information on Down the TBR Hole, click here to go to Lia’s blog post.


The Books:

1. The Cursed Heir by Morgan Rhodes

The Cursed Heir (Fake Cover)

This book had no official cover when I added it to my TBR back in 2015 and it still doesn’t have a cover today. So, I improvised (aka spent 2 seconds on Paint) and made a fake cover to use as a stand-in. Hopefully the real one will be revealed soon! I believe this book was supposed to come out in summer of 2017 but it has been pushed back to August of 2018. I’m definitely still interested in reading this book because it’s the third book in a trilogy and I must see how it ends!

Verdict: Staying

2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

I read and loved two of Khaled Hosseini’s other books back in 2015 and for some reason have not gotten around to reading this one. I’m definitely still interested in reading it though! The next time I’m in the mood for an adult historical fiction novel, I’ll check out And the Mountains Echoed from the library.

Verdict: Staying

3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy

Another book I’m still interested in reading! I actually read the first few pages of this book a couple months ago, but decided to put it down for the moment because I wasn’t in the mood for it. I definitely hope to get to this book in the near future because it sounds really interesting!

Verdict: Staying

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted

I’m definitely going to keep this book on my TBR as well! I’ve heard great things about Uprooted and I seriously don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. I’m still kicking myself over not buying the beautiful UK edition (pictured above) when I had the chance before it went out of print.

Verdict: Staying

5. Shade Me by Jennifer Brown

Shade Me

I almost completely forgot about this book until I saw it on my TBR. I checked the Goodreads page and saw that a lot of my Goodreads friends rated it 2-3 stars and that really sealed the deal for me. If I’m not really interested in the book anymore and it doesn’t seem like the book is that great then why should I keep it on my TBR?

Verdict: Going


I’m managing to lower my TBR – even if it’s only one book at a time! Do you participate in Down the TBR Hole? Leave a link to your post for this week in the comments if you’d like!

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share your most anticipated releases, one book at a time. I’m here today to share with you another book on my never-ending TBR list!


Reign of the Fallen

Reign of the Fallen

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Series: N/A

Publication Date: January 23, 2018

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

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Why I’m Excited for This Book:

I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about this book recently and it’s made me even more intrigued about the book! Reign of the Fallen not only has a gorgeous cover, but it also sounds super interesting as well! Can’t January come faster??

Is Reign of the Fallen on your TBR? Are you as excited as I am for the book’s release in January? Let me know down in the comments!

Down the TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story with a goal of trying to reduce the size of your Goodreads TBR. Each time (aka each blog post) you:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Sort it by ascended date added
  • Pick the first 5 (or 10) books
  • Read the synopses of these books
  • Decide if you want to keep the books on your TBR or if they should go

It’s up to you how often you participate in this meme. Personally, I try (emphasis on the word “try”) to take part once a week. If you need more information on Down the TBR Hole, click here to go to Lia’s blog post.


The Books:

1. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Zeroes

This is a book I’ve definitely lost interest in so I’m going to remove it from my TBR. (That was a quick decision!)

Verdict: Going

2. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

Golden Boy has been on my TBR for awhile (okay all of these have) but I’m still interested in checking this out. I keep forgetting about it because 1) I don’t own it and 2) the only library in my area that has it is one I don’t go to very often. Hopefully one day soon I’ll get around to reading this book!

Verdict: Staying

3. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Written in the Stars

I don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet! I checked it out a few times from the library and then I ended up buying it when it was on sale on Book Outlet but I still haven’t read it! Hopefully I do soon!

Verdict: Staying

4. Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son

I read the first book in this series, Red Rising, in 2015 (I think?) and I didn’t absolutely love it. I wanted to give the series another chance by reading the sequel, Golden Son, but too much time has passed and there are a billion other books I’d rather read instead.

Verdict: Going

5. Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

Immortal Reign

Of course Immortal Reign is staying on my TBR!! I cannot wait to read this book! It’s the sixth and final book in one of my favorite fantasy series and it’s coming out in February.

Verdict: Staying


I’m happy that I was able to remove 2 more books from my TBR this week! Do you participate in Down the TBR Hole? Leave a link to your post for this week in the comments if you’d like!

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share your most anticipated releases, one book at a time. I’m here today to share with you another book on my never-ending TBR list!


Rosemarked

Rosemarked

Author: Livia Blackburne

Series: N/A

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: A healer who cannot be healed . . .

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.

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Why I’m Excited for This Book:

Rosemarked has only been on my radar for a little bit, but it sounds really interesting! I’ve also heard a few people on Twitter talking about how much they enjoyed it. That being said, I can’t wait until I have the chance to read it!!

Is Rosemarked on your TBR? Are you as excited as I am for the book’s release in November? Let me know down in the comments!

Down the TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story with a goal of trying to reduce the size of your Goodreads TBR. Each time (aka each blog post) you:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Sort it by ascended date added
  • Pick the first 5 (or 10) books
  • Read the synopses of these books
  • Decide if you want to keep the books on your TBR or if they should go

It’s up to you how often you participate in this meme. Personally, I try (emphasis on the word “try”) to take part once a week. If you need more information on Down the TBR Hole, click here to go to Lia’s blog post.


The Books:

1. Undertow by Michael Buckley

Undertow

Yeah, I know right away I’m going to remove this one from my TBR. I lost interest in this book not long after I added it to my TBR but never actually got around to removing it.

Verdict: Going

2. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Out of the Easy

Like I mentioned in last week’s post, I have 3 Ruta Sepetys books on my TBR and I’m still very much interested in reading them!

Verdict: Staying

3. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

I’m definitely still interested in reading this book! However, I lent it to my friend months ago (when I wasn’t in the mood for contemporary and she was) but I have yet to get it back. I actually completely forgot about it until now. Oops! I’ll get around to reading this book eventually!

Verdict: Staying

4. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Vengeance Road

I’m still interested in reading this book as well! It sounds really interesting and I’ve heard some good things about it!

Verdict: Staying

5. Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

Rebel Mechanics

This is another book I’m still interested in reading! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I even own it so I don’t know what’s taking me so long to read it!

Verdict: Staying


Well, I only ended up removing 1 book from my TBR this week. But 1 is better than none! Do you participate in Down the TBR Hole? Leave a link to your post for this week in the comments if you’d like!

Friday Finds #42

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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Not Pictured (No Covers):


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!

Waiting on Wednesday #15

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share your most anticipated releases, one book at a time. I’m here today to share with you another book on my never-ending TBR list!


The True Queen

The True Queen

Author: Sarah Fine

Series: The Impostor Queen #3

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: Now that Ansa knows she is the destined queen of Kupari, she is desperate to find a permanent home for her people, the Kriegere, in the Kupari lands. But as the small band of warriors crosses into the foreign territory, Ansa loses her fragile grip on her newly-acquired—and violent—fire and ice magic and puts everyone, including her love Thyra, in danger.

Inside the walls of Kupari, Elli maintains the facade that she is the magical queen, with her secret—that she has no magic at all—on the brink of exposure every day. But as she tries to prepare the citizens to protect themselves from another invasion, unrest spreads as wielders like her beloved Oskar begin to lose control of their powers.

As Kupari grows increasingly unstable, with the land literally crumbling beneath their feet, and a common enemy once again threatening everything, these two young women on a collision course with destiny must find a way to save the realm and their people from total destruction.

In this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen series, Sarah Fine’s sweeping tale of two fierce leaders imbued with unimaginable power and called to unthinkable sacrifice finally answers the question: who has the strength to be the True Queen?

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Why I’m Excited for This Book:

While I didn’t 100% enjoy the second book in this series, The Cursed Queen, I really loved the first book, The Impostor Queen, and I’m dying to see how this series ends! I especially can’t wait to see Elli and Oskar again!!

Is The True Queen on your TBR? Are you as excited as I am for the book’s release in January? Let me know down in the comments!