Waiting on Wednesday (50)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book releases we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

the cage

The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Release Date: 26th May 2015

From Goodreads:

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman’s Daughtertrilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?”

Now this sounds interesting, i haven’t really read that many books about “Aliens” and i’m definitely interested to see how its done here. I also really like the cover and the whole “human zoo”. Definitely one to watch out for!

What are your picks for this week?

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Hiatus

Hi guys,

Exam season is approaching and seeing as these are my final exams i feel as though i need to take a brief hiatus for May in order to fully focus on my exams. I’ll be back come end of May/start of June, if anyone else has exams i hope they go well!

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Waiting on Wednesday (49)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

a court of thorns and roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: 5th May 2015

From Goodreads:

“When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.”

So i’m going to be honest, i was planning on loving this book because it’s Sarah J. Maas. The Throne of Glass series is now up there as one of my all time favourite series and i absolutely love her writing style. However then i found out this book was going to be about the Fae. If you don’t already know i absolutely love the fae, there aren’t currently enough books featuring them and i have a feeling that after this is released that will no longer be the case. So this was already going to be a match set in heaven and then i found out something else, its also partially a Beauty and the Beast retelling. My mind is blown, fairy tale retellings are also some of my favourite books to read. This combination can be nothing short of spectacular, i’ve read the first 5 chapters from the sampler on amazon and oh my god. This book and subsequent series is probably going to straight away join my all-time favourite books and i can’t wait any longer!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (48)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

The Girl at Midnight

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Release Date: 28th April 2015

From Goodreads:

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.”

The synopsis reminds me slightly of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone and thats a good thing because i loved the book. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Melissa does with the story and finding out more about Echo and her people. I also really enjoy books with magic systems and finding out how they work, the blurb hasn’t given away anything and i’m really looking forward to finding out for myself.

What are your picks for this week?

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Fanciful Cover Friday (3)

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Fanciful Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at Fanciful Fictions. Each week a new theme will be released and then it is our job to find our favourite covers based on the theme and share them with others.

This week’s theme is: ROBOT/MACHINE

This one was quite a bit tougher than i originally anticipated. There are a few well known robot covers such as Cinder and Mila 2.0 that have been released fairly recently. However i wanted to try and show some of the covers that are less seen.

1. Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam

I really really like this cover. I really enjoyed the jigsaw of the apple and the metal parts incorporated in. I liked the simplistic design of the background and the incorporation of the binary numbers. I also really like retellings and have a feeling that this could be extremely interesting to read. We shall see :)

2. Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

freak of nature

I got this book a while ago from Netgalley and the cover was definitely a large part of why i was interested in it. However i did also really enjoy the story and would really recommend anyone to check it out, it was a really quick read :)

3. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Revolution 19

Ok, so this isn’t the most “robot-y” of covers. However i’m saying that her eye counts and its so striking! It just captures my interest and makes me want to know more about the book and the girl that’s on the cover. Also what exactly is happening in this world, the font style makes it seem slightly militaristic and that also seems very interesting.


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Waiting on Wednesday (47)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

Magonia

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Release Date: 28th April 2015

From Goodreads:

“Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. 

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. 

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia. 

Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?”

I really, really want to read this. I want to know why Aza was taken to earth as a baby (i’m assuming) and what her role is in Magonia. I’m also interested to see if she can ever see her family again or tell them what has happened and if she does if they believe her or think it to be another side effect of the medicine. Also the cover is beautiful :)

What are your picks for this week?

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Showcase Sunday (31)

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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

My not buying any books this week didn’t really go to plan. Though i did buy Something Strange and Deadly back at the beginning of March and Reckoning cost me £2.80 or something equally low! I’ve heard great things about Something Strange and Deadly and cannot wait to get into the story and hopefully trilogy in general. Reckoning also really caught my interest and i am looking forward to learning more about the characters and how they develop :)

These are the books i acquired this week :)

Bought:

Something Strange and Deadly Reckoning

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What did you get this week?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

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Fanciful Cover Friday (2)

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Fanciful Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at Fanciful Fictions. Each week a new theme will be released and then it is our job to find our favourite covers based on the theme and share them with others.

This week’s theme is: GREEN

So i’m taking this to mean Green being the focal point of the cover, however if you want to do eco friendly books etc.. then please feel free! The theme’s are open to interpretation and i’m really interested to see where other people go with them!

1. Stolen Songbird by Sanielle L. Jensen

Stolen Songbird

I absolutely adore this cover, the green dress, the glass rose, the structures in the background. I even love the font. The cover drew me to this book immensely, however the story was also great so if you haven’t read it i’d recommend checking it out!

2. If I Die by Rachel Vincent

If i Die

I really like the green dress and wisps on the cover, the doodle style writing is also enjoyable. I’m less bothered about the awkward people reaching towards each each. I think i’d prefer the cover if it was just the girl in the dress, but we can’t have everything.

3. Envy by Gregg Olsen

Envy

This cover is a bit creepier, however i’m really liking the simplicity of it. It makes me want to know more about why the girl is in this tiny room alone in the bathtub and what happened to her. It definitely stands out and will make me remember the title.

What are your picks for this week? Link up below!

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Waiting on Wednesday (46)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

Becoming Jinn

Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Release Date: 21st April 2015

From Goodreads:

“Forget everything you thought you knew about genies!

Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. 

To the humans she lives among, she’s just the girl working at the snack bar at the beach, navigating the fryer and her first crush. But behind closed doors, she’s learning how to harness her powers and fulfill the obligations of her destiny. 

Mentored by her mother and her Zar “sisters”, Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn . . . and that her powers could endanger them all. As Azra uncovers the darker world of becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.”

I can’t remember when i last read a good Genie book, i haven’t read that many as that market isn’t yet saturated with them, however i have a feeling that after this book that may change! I’m definitely interested to see how Azra develops and more about how the Jinn operate in this world.

What are your picks for this week?

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Showcase Sunday (30)

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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

I have a few books to share with you guys this week, however the majority were ordered back in January ( i sent them to my home address rather than my uni address) so it’s nice to finally be able to hold them. I really can’t wait to read both Ensanred and Frotstfire as i’ve been anticipating them for quite a long time! It’s also nice being back home for easter, though i’m travelling back to uni on tuesday so am really not here very long.

These are the books i acquired this week :)

Bought:

ensnared FrostFire Strange Sweet Song

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What did you get this week?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

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