Waiting on Wednesday (56)

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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:

Silver in the Blood

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Release Date: 7th July 2015

From Goodreads:

Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate . . . or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.

With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.”

I feel like the trend of shape shifting books has decreased massively since the initial boom and i’m glad to see that it hasn’t stopped all together. I think this could be extremely interesting, especially with the Romanian folklore and setting. Definitely one that i need to read!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (55)

waiting on wednesday

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:

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Release Date: 7th July

From Goodreads:

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

Yay a book based around a library, i feel like this book was specifically designed for book lovers. I mean who can resist the draw of a good library? Definitely one to watch out for!

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Waiting on Wednesday (54)

waiting on wednesday

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:

Tangled Webs

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Release Date: 23rd June

From Goodreads:

“London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. This sumptuous, scandalous YA novel is wickedly addictive.

Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London—secrets.

But leading a double life isn’t easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London’s slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, the infamous Thief Taker General who moves seamlessly between the city’s criminal underworld and its most elite upper circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.

Everything changes when she meets Graeden Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, has seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is—not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?”

A book about blackmail, this is definitely something i can get behind. I haven’t really seen that many books that feature this sort of plot device and i definitely think it’ll be very interesting to read and see how it has been done.

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (53)

waiting on wednesday

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:

Dawn of the Flame Sea

Dawn of the Flame Sea by Jean Johnson

Release Date: 16th June 2015

From Goodreads:

The first in a new fantasy series from the national bestselling author of the Sons of Destiny novels.

They call themselves the Fae Rii, or Fair Traders. Elfin-like beings capable of wielding sophisticated forms of magic, they travel between universes exploring new worlds and establishing settlements for their people to live peacefully among the locals.

The humans of the White Sands tribe, refugees fleeing from powerful enemies, see the Fae as potential invaders stealing their newfound natural resources. Jintaya, the leader of the Fae travelers, manages to forge an alliance, promising to trade skills and knowledge—magical and otherwise—to build a lasting community.

But the Circle Fire Tribe has no desire to share those rich valleys and ravines with the people they’ve hunted to near extinction—or the supposed deities they worship…”

So this is a book about the Fae, nothing more really needs to be said. Pick it up, i’m hoping for great things :) I’m so happy that there are finally more books being released about the Fae as i find that they can be extremely interesting. It’ll be interesting to see what folklore is used to describe them!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (52)

waiting on wednesday

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 Invasion Of The Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Release Date: 9th June 2015

From Goodreads:

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.”

The Queen of the Tearling was a fantastic book and i would highly recommend grabbing a copy if you haven’t read it yet! I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this since i finished the last book and am so happy that the release is finally so close!

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Most Anticipated Releases of June 2015

Most Anticipated Release June 2015

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My Most Anticipated Releases of June 2015 (in no particular order):

1. The Witch Hunter by  Virginia Boecker

(Publishing: 2nd June by Little Brown Books)

The Witch Hunter

As far as i can tell the main story twist is that a great Witch Hunter is accused of being a witch and therefore sentenced to burn at the stake. She then must put her trust in those that she once hunted and find out more about the other world that has been happening that she has not been apart of. I really don’t think this sort of story has been done that much before and it’ll be nice to get a new twist on the regular witch stories. The Salem Witch trials were always interesting and whereas they weren’t specifically referred to in the summary, it definitely feels like they will play a big role in the plot.

2. Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

(Publishing: 2nd June by Angry Robot)

Hidden Huntress

I can’t really say too much about the plot of this story without giving away some major plot points from the first book. Stolen Songbird was one of my favourite reads from last year and i am hungrily awaiting the next in the series to see what will happen next. The series is definitely worth a read if you haven’t checked it out before.

3. Dark Run by Mike Brooks

(Publishing: 4th June by Del Ray)

Dark Run

I’m not too sure what this book is about, someone related it vaguely to Firefly and i was sold. I haven’t read as many sic-fi books as i would like and i’m hoping that this will give me a whole new appreciation for the genre.

4. Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger

(Publishing: 9th June by Knopf Books)

Mindwalker

I’ve been eyeing up Mindwalker for a while, the cover is absolutely gorgeous and definitely helped to catch my eye. A mindwalker is essentially a therapist that can connect to patients via neural links and help to take away traumatic memories. The main character is either one of these mindwalkers or in training and a classmate asks for her help to remove one of his painful memories. However he potentially has memories hidden that aren’t meant to be seen and trouble is brewing.

5. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

(Publishing: 9th June by Delacorte Press)

The Stars Never Rise

Again i don’t really know too much about this one, i like some of Rachel’s other books however and thats what sold me on this book. There seem to be demons that eat souls and a terrible church that persecutes people that have committed sins. The story is about a young girl who is trying to protect her sister and the lengths that they need to go in order to survive.

6. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

(Publishing: 9th June by Harper)

The Invasion Of The Tearling

Queen of the Tearling was a great book, another of my favourite reads from last year. Therefore Invasion of the Tearling was a no-brainer for my list. Again i can’t say too much about it incase of spoilers, however go and check out the first book in the series if you haven’t already!

7. Dawn of the Flame Sea by Jean Johnson

(Publishing: 16th June by InterMix)

Dawn of the Flame Sea

This book has the fae, i’m already sold. For those of you that aren’t there is also magic and fantasy, alliances and invaders, It looks like it’ll be a great read and i’m really looking forward to getting my hands on it!

8. The Fire Children by Lauren Roy

(Publishing: 18th June by Ravenstone)

The Fire Children

I don’t really know too much about this one, there are fire people who are the sons and daughter of the sun, sent to earth 15 years ago. However it is forbidden to look upon them, when one girl breaks the rules she notices something strange and embarks on a quest to help save her world and others that you may not expect.

9. The Leveller by Julia Durango

(Publishing: 23rd June by HarperCollins)

The Leveller

This is about a world in which you can completely connect to the online virtual reality world. It follows the main character whose job is to retrieve kids that have become trapped in this world or refuse to leave, or whose parents are worried. Obviously there are going to be some major plot points relating to the virtual reality and how much is really virtual. It’s definitely an interesting perspective on the potentially future of online reality and a warning as to the consequences that may occur.

10. Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

(Publishing: 23rd June by Disney Hyperion)

Tangled Webs

This book seems to be heavily focused on blackmail, now that’s definitely an interesting concept and one that i really want to see done right by a good author. It is also set in the 1700’s and whereas i’m usually not as interested in historical fiction, i’m really thinking the blackmail part could be even more interesting in this sort of time period and am eagerly awaiting it’s release.


What are the books that your most looking forward to in June?

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Exams are over!

Hi guys,

So exam season is officially over and i now feel like i can focus on blogging again. I don’t really have any posts saved so it may take me a bit of time until i get back on my feet.

Hope you’ve all had a great month!

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Waiting on Wednesday (51)

waiting on wednesday

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:

Hidden Huntress

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

Release Date: 2nd June 2015

From Goodreads:

“Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…”

I loved Stolen Songbird and have been eagerly awaiting the release of Hidden Huntress since last summer, I’m not going to say too much in order to not spoil anything from the first book. However Stolen Songbird was one of my favourite reads last year so if you haven’t already, go and check it out!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (50)

waiting on wednesday

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!

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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. Then i have graduation in June, Holiday in July and moving and starting my new job at the beginning of August. This means that it may be a little while until i really come back and start posting reviews and get into the whole blog thing again. However i know no-one where i’m moving to and being in a job is going to give me lots more free time than i had at uni this year so i’m hopeful for the return.

Best Wishes,

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