Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here! To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked.

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! We had a relatively long weekend here – and the weather was crazy hot!! If this is a sign of weather to come this summer, I am going to be melting! Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I received from a monthly book date! I am part of a bookish group on facebook called Blind Date With a Book, in which there is a monthly theme and you can choose whether or not to participate in the month or not. We then get given a date and you have to send them a book! My date this month picked out a book for me that I have had on my TBR for ages now – and I am also in love with this cover and underneath the dust jacket!

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Published: August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Happy belated mothers day to every mother out there! The weather here was absolutely beautiful – which meant that we weren’t at home all weekend! Anyway, this pick for me is a book that I picked up over the weekend – which doesn’t actually release until tomorrow! I managed to find an early copy and it is so beautiful!

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Published: May 16th 2017 by G. P. Putnam’s Son Books for Young Readers

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! The weather here has been great, which means we were outside a lot! Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a relatively recent release and it is a highly anticipated read for me! Also, the cover is to die for! I do actually already own a copy of this book, and it is sat on my shelf, waiting for me to read!

Wintersong

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Published: February 7th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. In order to participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so others can see your pick too!

Hey guys! It is time for another Goodreads Monday! This weeks pick for me is a book that I found at the weekend, and bought spontaneously, which I am really looking forward to reading!

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Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

Published: September 22nd 2009 by Egmont USA

Str-S-d:
I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.

The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.
As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-d’s blog, the residents of Soundview panic.
Meanwhile, Madison receives anonymous notes warning that she could be next. Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows more than he’s sharing?
The clock is ticking. Madison must uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances . . . before her name appears in Str-S-d’s blog.

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Hey guys! It is time for another WoW! This weeks pick for me is something that happens on a daily basis, but I feel in under represented in YA fiction!

Bang

Bang by Barry Lyga

Expected Publication: April 18th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood.

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one–not even Sebastian himself–can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.

Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend–Aneesa–to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past.

It took a gun to get him into this.

Now he needs a gun to get out.

Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow’s headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

I think this book sounds really interesting and emotional and I am really looking forward reading it!

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! This weeks pick for me is a book that I got from Amazon last week! It is a Goodreads Backlog Book (my mission is to read at least one goodreads backlog book per month) and I am really looking forward to getting to it! Also, I absolutely love all of the covers in this series!

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Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Published: February 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners–and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

I definitely think this looks fun and quirky and I can’t wait to get to it!

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s the end of March?? I’m going to be 23 next month :-O … Let’s just run away and pretend it’s not happening! Anyway! This weeks Goodreads Monday is a book that I actually went to 2 different bookstores to find over the weekend… AND THE DIDN’T HAVE IT! Looks like Amazon is going to have to be my trusty friend again!

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Published: March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. 

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. 

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

I have had this on my TBR for ages now and I am so looking forward to finally getting a copy!

Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine

Hey guys! It is time for another WoW! This weeks pick for me is an author who I actually really like, but haven’t read all of her books! I have been meaning to, but you know how it is!

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The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Expected Publication: October 24th 2017 by Balzer+Bray

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

I absolutely adore this cover and the blurb sounds really interesting as well! I have been meaning to finish her Chemical Garden Trilogy and hopefully I will do that before this release! I also have the Internment Chronicles on my TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys! TTT is still on hiatus and the list hasn’t been updated yet (which we don’t mind because everyone deserves a break!), so I thought that I would do another past theme that I quite like and never did. So, I’ve decided to do top ten books that I HAD to buy, but haven’t actually read yet! so without further ado and in no particular order, here are the books sitting on my shelves, laughing at me:

10: ice like fire Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch – I actually have a copy of this on my kindle and have done since the end of 2015!! This is a painful amount of time to have a book and not have read it!

9. rebel of the sands Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – Again, I have this on my kindle and downloaded it sort of middle of last year? After all the good things I heard about it, I just couldn’t resist and I just haven’t picked it up yet!!

8. the-thousandth-floor The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – I have a beautiful hardback copy of this book and I have been meaning to get to this for AGES!! I can’t believe I haven’t yet!

7. the winners kiss The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski – I really enjoyed the first two instalments of this series and I have had this book on my shelf for a while now… I really should finish this series off!

6. replica.jpg Replica by Lauren Oliver – I have a paperback of this on my shelf and it is so beautiful! I have heard such amazing things about this and I just NEED TO PICK IT UP! However, every time I think about picking it up, my brain goes into overdrive with all the possibilities of how to read it…

5. the kiss of deception Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – Ok, before you chase me with a frying pan, I have a copy of this on my shelf! I have heard so many amazing things about this book – however, I have the paperback and it is so floppy and difficult to hold… and the paper is like bible paper, so I’m thinking about ordering a hardback before reading it!

4. The Diabolic.JPG The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid – I have heard fantastic things about this book and I can’t believe I haven’t even picked it up yet!

3. court of fives Court of Fives by Kate Elliott – I can’t actually remember when I downloaded this onto my kindle? I just know that it has been ages since and I haven’t picked it up yet because I need to be kicked…

2. the lie tree The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge – I’ve had a paperback of this for ages now and I keep saying that I will get to it and I even posted on instagram that I would get to it… and I just haven’t. I WILL GET TO IT!! *Ahem*

1. rebel spring Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes – I really enjoyed Falling Kingdoms and I did actually start this at one point, but I think I fell ill or something and then I fell into a reading slump, so I decided to stop before I ruined the book for myself! I need to pick it up again! 😀

I definitely feel guilty about not having picked these up yet because I have definitely heard some amazing things about all of these! I solemnly swear that I will pick these up!

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up with the inlinz at the bottom so others can see what you picked too!

Hey guys! It is time for another Goodreads Monday! Is it me, or has February gone REALLY slowly? Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I have heard a lot of positive things about and I can’t wait to get a copy!

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Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Published: November 6th 2007 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

The blurb sounds absolutely amazing and unique and I can’t wait to grab a copy! Also… it’s been TEN years since it was first published!!