Wishlist Wednesday #39

Hi everyone! What’s this you ask? Do our eyes deceive us? Is this really a lesser spotted Wishlist Wednesday in the wild? Why yes, yes it is! I’m going to stop promising you all that I’ll do these things weekly when I never stick to it and instead just say that you’ll see a lot more of these this summer…..if I remember! There are loads of great books releasing in the Autumn though, so I should have no shortage of material. I’m going to start my newly rebooted, first of 2017 Wishlist Wednesdays, with one of my most anticipated upcoming releases, the next instalment of the Throne of Glass series, Tower of Dawn:

31450852Now I’m not going to lie. I hate this cover. It burns me so much that this is not going to match the rest of the series. I can live with Assassin’s Blade being blue rather than white, because that is one awesome cover and the bright blue goes really well with the white, and it’s still the same style of cover. Seriously? How hard was it to do a white cover, just with Chaol on the front instead of Aelin? Sorry, rant over, I just have many feelings about mismatching covers. Anyway, I was a little disappointed when I found out Chaol’s novella was going to be a novel, simply because I’m not a huge fan of his and I would much rather be getting the TOG finale this year than this, but I’m still definitely looking forward to reading this. It will be interesting to read a TOG novel that isn’t in Aelin’s POV for one thing and see how SJM deals with that. I also cannot wait to see the Southern Continent as we have never seen it before, so that will be really cool. Plus Yrene from Assassin’s Blade is returning and that will be awesome, I can’t wait to see what she’s been up too. Even though I don’t love Chaol, it did feel like something was missing without him there in Empire of Storms, so it’s nice to get to see what he’s been up to whilst Aelin and the gang are away. I’m still far more excited for TOG 7 but at least this book means I won’t have to go a year without my TOG fix!

I don’t know if I’ll have a Wishlist Wednesday for you guys next week or not, I hope so, but it depends on how busy I am. In the meantime, I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I will have a review of that up in the next few days hopefully!

Wishlist Wednesday #38

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA from this feature for a few weeks, Wednesdays are always really busy for me, blog hopping trying to get around everyone’s TTT’s, so I don’t always get the time to do these posts! I do have one for you this week though, that is on my Wishlist after finishing the first book earlier this summer, the sequel to The Sword of Summer, the second book in the Magnus Chase trilogy, The Hammer of Thor:

the hammer of thorThor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series when I read it at the end of July/beginning of August, so naturally I’m desperate to read the sequel when it comes out in October. I can’t wait to return to this new Norse world and see what Magnus, Sam, Blitz and Hearth get up to next. Hopefully lots of misadventures! Also loving the cover for this one. My recent binge of Rick Riordan’s books has reminded me exactly why I love him so much (after the disappointment that was Blood Of Olympus), his books are so much fun to read and I cannot wait for this next instalment in what is looking to be a very promising new series from one of my favourite authors.

I will hopefully have new Wishlist Wednesday post for you guys next week but in the meantime, I should have a new Thursday Quotables post for you guys tomorrow.

Wishlist Wednesday #37

Hey guys! I’m back with a new Wishlist Wednesday for you all this week. This week I’m going to feature a book that releases next month, that I’ve already preordered off Amazon and am very impatiently waiting for, the third and final instalment in the Demon Road trilogy, American Monsters.

american monstersBigger, meaner, stronger.

Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers – living and dead – that she and Milo will have to face.

For Amber’s future lies in her family’s past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

I have really enjoyed the first two instalments of this series this year and I can’t wait for the last instalment to see how everything wraps up! I’m really excited to hopefully see Amber’s brother and sister, which the synopsis seems to hint at and hopefully a big showdown between Amber and her parents. Plus that cover is amazing! It sounds as if this final series instalment is going to be very exciting, so I am waiting on the edge of my seat until it is released at the end of next month!

I will hopefully have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you next week, but in the meantime, I should have a new Thursday Quotables post for you guys tomorrow.

Wishlist Wednesday #36

Hey guys! I’m back with a new Wishlist Wednesday for you guys this week. The book I’ve chosen to feature this week isn’t going to be released until 2017, but I’ve seen pretty pictures of the ARCs floating around Twitter and it’s making me very excited so I thought I’d choose it for this week’s feature.

caravalBefore you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

This book sounds incredible! I love books that feature a strong sisterly relationship, which it seems like this book will have, so that’s great. I love the idea of Caraval, it sounds so mysterious and interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about. I love fantasy and this sounds like a really unique fantasy, I can’t think of anything like it that I’ve read. Can January come sooner so I can read this already please?

I will hopefully have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you guys next week, but in the meantime, I will have a new Thursday Quotables post up tomorrow, so make sure to check that out!

Wishlist Wednesday #35

I know, I know, I hadn’t meant to let almost a month go by without doing anything for this feature, but I always get caught up commenting on other people’s TTT posts on a Wednesday and so forget about doing this feature. However this week I didn’t, so yay for that! The book I chose to feature this week is Timekeeper by Tara Sim, which will be released in November.

timekeeperTwo o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

The stunning first novel in a new trilogy by debut author Tara Sim, Timekeeper is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Victoria Schwab

This sounds incredible! I love the idea of an alternative Victorian world (and I really like the steampunk-esque vibe of Ink and Bone, so I have a feeling I’ll enjoy it) controlled by clock towers and I like the idea of a fantasy centred around time. I’ve also heard that this has an LGBT romance in it, which makes me excited because I really want to read more books with those. It sounds like a very creative, very fun book and I can’t wait to read it after it comes out in November.

I will hopefully have another Wishlist Wednesday up for you guys next week but in the meantime, I should hopefully have a new Thursday Quotables for you next week.

Wishlist Wednesday #34

Hey guys! I’m back with a new Wishlist Wednesday post for you guys this week! The great thing about this feature is that I never run out material with my ever expanding TBR list! The book I chose to talk about for this week’s Wishlist Wednesday is one that I added a while ago, I can’t remember exactly why I added it, I probably saw it over on someone else’s blog and thought it sounded interesting so I added it to my TBR. It’s not going to be released until November, but I will definitely be reading it when it is!

this is our storyNo one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

This sounds really intriguing! I haven’t read a good mystery in a while and since my reading is mostly made up of fantasy and dystopia, it’s good to find a book outside of my usual genres that I’m excited about. It sounds like it’s going to be an exciting book to read and I’m hoping that this book will be just as twisted and messed up as Dangerous Girls was since that was completely mindblowing! I’ve never read anything by Ashley Elston before, so hopefully this will be a good introduction to her work!

I will hopefully have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you next week, but in the meantime, I will have a new Thursday Quotables post for you tomorrow, so make sure to check that out.

Wishlist Wednesday #33

As promised last week, I am back with a new Wishlist Wednesday post for you all this week. I am going to try and keep doing these weekly whilst I’m back over the summer break, after all, I have a lot of material to choose from with my ever expanding TBR! For this week’s Wishlist Wednesday, I thought I’d focus on another anticipated upcoming release from one of my favourite authors! This book is Neal Shusterman’s upcoming new release, Scythe, which release in November (why oh why does it have to be so far away!). I’ve actually only read his Unwind Dystology so far, but it’s one of my favourite series and I’m hoping that I’ll also get to read Challenger Deep before this releases! Anyway, let’s talk about the book!

scytheIn a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

This book looks at a utopia rather than a dystopia and I’m quite excited for that, because I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read a Utopia before. The premise sounds incredible, I love the idea of gleaning and I reckon it could make for an exciting world. I just hope that Citra and Rowan do not fall for each other because that is so incredibly overdone! I love the idea of one of them having to kill the other and I hope he sticks to that and doesn’t back out (though I say that now and when I read it, I’ll probably fall in love with both of them and not want either of them to die!). It sounds like it’s going to be a really great book and I can’t wait to read it.

I will hopefully have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you next week, but in the meantime, I will have a new Thursday Quotables post for you tomorrow, so stay tuned for that!

Wishlist Wednesday #32

I know it’s been ages since I last did one of these! What can I say, I was busy at Uni, but I’m back for the summer now, so hopefully I’ll be able to do these far more regularly than I have been (this is only my second one of the year if you can believe that!). Anyway, for this week’s Wishlist Wednesday, my first one in a while, I thought I’d focus on one of my most anticipated releases for the rest of the year, the newest Throne of Glass book. Okay, well I say most anticipated, I really anticipate it more because I like the characters than I like the direction the series has taken. I’m not going to lie and say that I was happy with the last book and the fact that the next book is going to be almost as long kind of fills me with dread, because there was so much filler in the last book. Anyway, enough of my rambling, let’s talk about the book!

empire of stormsThe long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

This fifth instalment in the sensational New York Times bestselling series is the most thrilling yet and cannot be missed.

Okay, so I’m in two minds about this book. On the one hand, I’m excited, I love these characters and I’m excited to see where they go from Queen of Shadows, but on the other hand Queen of Shadows was a let down. Big time. I loved Celaena but as Aelin, she did such a 180 personality twist that I no longer love her as I once did. I’m more reading for Manon, Elide, all the witches (basically, I love the witches, the witches were actually my favourite part of the last book), Dorian, Lysandra and Chaol. Aelin, Aedion and Rowan all kid of fell flat for me in the last book. I’m interested to see where the series goes next, but I’m definitely preceding with a bit more caution than I did before. I seriously hope I like this book better than the last one! I want to get to the end of the series, because I want to see how things turn out for the characters I love but at the same time, I don’t want to feel like reading the rest of the series is a slog. Hopefully this book will be better than the last and it was just a case of belated middle book syndrome!

I will hopefully be back with another Wishlist Wednesday post next week, but in the meantime, I will have a new Thursday Quotables post for you tomorrow, so make sure to check that out.

Wishlist Wednesday #31

I know it’s been forever since I last did one of these, I didn’t mean it to be but as per usual, life gets in the way and I just never managed to find the time to sit down on a Wednesday and write one of these. I promise I will try to keep to a more regular schedule for my posts from now on! Anyway, for my first Wishlist Wednesday back in a while, I’m going to talk about a new release that I’m really excited for, A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.

a study in charlotteThe last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

I am a big fan of Sherlock and all things Sherlock related (despite having never read the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, I hope to rectify this one day, but I love the TV series and the RDJ movies!), so obviously when I found out about this retelling, I was really excited, especially since the Sherlock character in it is a girl. I love mysteries and I assume given the title, that the case will be reminiscent of A Study In Scarlet and I remember enjoying the Sherlock episode that was based on that, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the mystery unfurls and how Charlotte and Jamie compare to their older generation relatives. This is definitely a 2016 release that I’m looking forward to getting my hands on, even though it’s not likely I’ll actually read it in 2016, given the old too many books, not enough time conundrum!

Hopefully I will be able to get back on track with my Wednesday posts and have a new one for you all next week! I’m also hoping, time dependent, to have a new Thursday Quotables post up for you guys tomorrow.

Wishlist Wednesday #30

I’m back and actually on time with this week’s Wishlist Wednesday post! I know, it’s been a few weeks since that has happened! As always, thanks to everyone who commented on my Top Ten Tuesday post this week, it was such a fun topic and I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone else’s posts this week! Seems like almost all of us are looking forward to Mockingjay Part 2! Nine more days guys, nine more days! Anyway, back on topic, the book I’m going to talk about today is The Secret Fire by CJ Dougherty and Carina Razenfeld.

the secret fireFrench teen Sacha Winters can’t die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.

Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.

There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

They have eight weeks to find each other.

Will they survive long enough to save the world?

Even from the synopsis, I can tell there’s going to be a romance between the two main characters, which makes me want to groan because of course, you can’t have a male and female main character in a book nowadays without them having a romance…..but I digress….this is the problem with reading YA and I love it so much that I’m willing to accept its flaws! Anyway, back to the book, aside from the impending romance, it actually sounds really good! The whole not being able to die thing has been done to death before, but I like the twist that he will eventually die but only on this one specified day, that sounds cool. Plus, Taylor intrigues me, I’d like to know what her powers are and why only she specifically can save Sacha. Anyway, despite my hesitations about the romance aspect, it does sound like a really good book and I’m excited to read it (eventually!).

I aim to have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you all next week (time depending, just please be patient with me. I may not be quite as good at posting regularly as I used to be, but I do love this blog and I am trying to keep it up as best I can) but in the meantime, I should have a new Thursday Quotables post up for you guys tomorrow, so stay tuned for that!