Ever The Hunted by Erin Sumerill {Waiting on Wednesday}

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week: Ever The Hunted by Erin Sumerill

Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill

Expected publication:

December 27th, 2016

Goodreads link

What it’s about:

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

Why I am waiting for this release:

I think this is a book I will really enjoy. Kickass female heroine? Check. Fantasy setting? Check. Doomed romance? Check. Mad kings? Check? Dark magic? Check. BRING IT ON!

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?

The Top Books On My TBR List of SHAME {Top Ten Tuesday}

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As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

I think pretty much any bookworm knows the concept of the TBR pile. For those of you who don’t however, here’s a small description of a TBR pile:

  • All the books still To Be Read
  • Which is basically a never-ending growing pile
  • With ginormous proportions
  • Which can never, ever be completely conquered
  • Even though we will always keep trying
  • And don’t always mind that it’s there anyway (to be fair, I’d rather know that there are tons of books still out there for me to read, than to know that there are no more books. Anywhere. Because THAT would freak me out)

Anyway.

Given these characteristics, it’s also very possible for books to get lost in this TBR pile. Books that you meant to get to AGES ago. But you didn’t. Because some shiny, new books popped up and demand more attention. Or because the bookworm in question is a serious mood reader (ahem, me) and is just never in the right mood for them. So those poor little books get buried beneath all the other ones and forgotten. Well, maybe not forgotten, but put in the pile ‘I’ll get to you soon, I swear! No really, soon!’

Well, these are some the books I’ve been wanting to get to for AGES
(but will soon, I swear! No really, soon!):

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I Read NA & I Liked It – The Deal by Elle Kennedy {Book Review}

The Deal by Elle KennedyTitle: The Deal (Off-Campus #1)
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date:  February 4th, 2015
Standalone/Series: First in the Off-Campus companion series
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary – Romance

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it

What it’s about:

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

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Twitter Goes Crazy For Ronan, New Renee and Sabaa, Publication for Zenith & A Magnus Short Story {Bookish Bites}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new ‘Bookish Bites’, some of the latest news in book world that caught my eye!

The past two weeks have been very good for YA fantasy and sci-fi lovers, as a lot of new books and extras have been announced! So here’s a quick overview of the latest news in a handy bite-sized format 😉

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Ruler of Books Tag {Tag Thursday}

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Welcome to a new Tag Thursday!

Today I would like to do the Ruler of Books Tag, which was created by Ariel Bisset (watch her original video here)

Why this tag? Because I believe I would be a great and fair ruler of my own little book kingdom. I would be a great queen, I’m sure! Don’t believe me? Come and see how my book kingdom queendom would look like!

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Trees In Your Eyes, Stars In Your Heart – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater {Book Review}

The Raven King by Maggie StiefvaterTitle: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date:  April 26th, 2016
Standalone/Series: Fourth book in The Raven Cycle
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Paranormal

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: LOVED this book!

What it’s about:

Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco {Waiting on Wednesday}

Waiting on Wednesday“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Geisha-esque girl fighters, demonic beasts, powerful magic, witches and a strong bond between a sister and her accidentally resurrected brother? Um yeah, count me in because this sounds awesome!

My pick for this week: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoExpected publication: March 7th, 2017

Goodreads link

What it’s about:

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?

Top Books With Wanderlust-Inspiring Settings {Top Ten Tuesday}

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As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Hi guys! I’m back from my holiday and ready with a new Top Ten Tuesday! This week we got to choose our favorite books with x setting. And since I’m still a bit in travel-mode, I wanted to talk about some books that make me want to travel some more!

Now, these are not necessarily all travel-related books, but they are set in a location that I would love to go to. Some I’ve never been and some I have been, but reading the book makes me want to go there all over again!

So please, join me on my trip around the world with these books!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne {Book Review – SPOILERS}

Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildTitle: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Release Date:  July 31st, 2016
Standalone/Series: Book 8 (Script book) in the Harry Potter series
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it

What it’s about:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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We Go Together Or We Don’t Go Down At All – Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater {Book Review}

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie StiefvaterTitle: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date:  October 21st, 2014
Standalone/Series: Third book in The Raven Cycle
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Paranormal

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

What it’s about:

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

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