January went so slowly, and I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone? I had one of the best haul months this month, and got the most amount of ARC’s I’ve ever received in one month before, so thank you to everyone who sent me one! Let’s get into it!
I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!
Title: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I got the most amazing email from Pan Macmillan asking if I wanted to be on the blog tour for this book, and they said they’d send me an ARC and I basically screamed! This one of my most anticipated reads of the entire year so finally having it in my hands I could cry! I am so excited!!!
Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.
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I’ve decided that 2018 is the year of the readathons for me! I find them SO much fun to take part in, and even if I don’t get to all the books I just feel so inclusive of the community and motivated to read books!!!
I saw Munches in March and knew it sounded like something I wanted to do! It is hosted by Books and Munchies and I can’t wait to take part! This readathon is all month long, and it has a cute little bingo square to go along with it! I am determined to at least complete one line, so we’ll see how we go! Here is the bingo table!
My TBR for the readathon is below!
A possible 5-star rating
I can’t wait to read this and I’ve heard AMAZING things so I have high hopes!
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Title: Cauldron’s Bubble by Amber Elby
Release: 10th August 2017
Synopsis: A magical bubble transports Alda through time and place to a realm of witches and curses, pirates and princes, and the lost worlds of Shakespeare. She, along with a cabin boy called Dreng, must navigate the conflicts and characters of Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest. But will they escape with their lives? Or will they become lost and forgotten?Review:
An amazing retelling of some of the most well loved stories in history. A new take on the original works of Shakespeare, and just what the literary world needed!
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I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! There are SO many books I would love to re-read forever and never get tired of so I can’t wait to share some of them with you – let’s hope I can stop at 10! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!
What books can I re-read forever? Let’s find out! Here we go:
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If you didn’t know, I recently took part in the Thriller-A-Thon – a readathon that is focused on getting through some of your most anticipated thrillers, and the TimeHop-A-Thon! If you missed my TBR on these, then you can check them out here (Thriller-A-Thon TBR! & TimeHop-A-Thon TBR!) to compare what I wanted to read, to what I actually read!
I wish I’d have been able to read more, but I guess that’s what you get for trying to balance out two readathons during the same time haha! I am still happy with what I read, and I’ll go through in more detail my thoughts on each book in my February wrap up which will be live soon!
Thriller-A-Thon Wrap Up!
I fully intended to read the full five books for this readathon, and was SO excited! However unfortunately university got in the way, so I managed to read 2 full books, and was only 100 pages off of finishing my 3rd book! How annoying! I read:
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Title: Satellite by Nick Lake
Release: 5th October 2017
Synopsis: Leo has never set foot on Earth. Born and raised with twins Orion and Libra on the Moon 2 Space Station, they have grown up together in the most extraordinary of ways. Now, they are preparing to make their first trip home – their first journey to Earth. But Leo, Orion and Libra cannot possibly imagine the irreversible consequences that their return will set into motion…
An emotionally charged book about finding somewhere to belong, the struggle of calling a place home, and the relationship between friends who become family, this is such a standout book I am in awe.
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I was tagged in this by the lovely Ash from For the Love of Books so thank you so much for tagging me lovely! I’m really looking forward to doing this! Here we go:
Reading on the couch or on the bed?
In bed! I like relaxing after a long day with a good book!
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Title: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr
Release: 11th January 2018
Synopsis: Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father aren’t hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they’ll never think to look – the favelas. But there she learns a terrible secret – the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . .
The synopsis was interesting and really did intrigue me. I liked how Ella dealt with Bella and how their relationship was written. It was not only interesting about how Bella came to be, but I liked how you could clearly tell the difference between which one was talking at the time.
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I’m back with yet another tag, and this one is on one of my favourite series EVER – The Shadowhunter Chronicles!!! I found this on Happily Ever Bookish, so go and check out her post! This tag was created by Samantha’s Books on YouTube and can be found here.
As you know I absolutley adore The Infernal Devices series *cough* JEM *cough*, so I couldn’t resist this tag. I am curious as to which one will win here, maybe it will surprise me! Let’s get started!
1. Favorite main character: Clary or Tessa?
Okay so I don’t actually know! I really love how badass Clary is, but I love Tessa’s morals and how she deals with everything so well, so I’m going to have to cheat and split this one!
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Title: The List of Real Things by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Release: 29th March 2018
Synopsis: Grace knows the difference between what’s real and the strange ideas that float around in her little sister’s mind. Their parents died – that’s real. A secret hotel on the cliff-top where their parents are waiting – definitely NOT real. So when grief strikes again, Grace is determined not to let her sister’s outlandish imagination spiral out of control. But the line between truth and fantasy is more complicated than it seems…
A magical story about love, loss and belief. An amazing debut novel from a brilliant and upcoming author.
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