Most Anticipated 2017 Finales (Jan-June)

 

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Welcome back to part 4 of my 5 part anticipated releases of 2017 series. I thought it would be fun to put together a couple of most anticipated lists for some amazing 2017 young adult books that I am thoroughly looking forward to. This is only part 4 of a 5 part list.

Part 1: Debuts

Part 2: New Series

Part 3: Sequels

Part 4: Finales

Part 5: Standalones

So stay tuned over the next couple weeks for many new books for you to add to your TBR’s if they aren’t on there already. Let’s move on to the Most Anticipated 2017 Finales from January to June!


A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Release Date: February 21st, 2017

London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies…

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: March 28th, 2017

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor…

Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman

Release Date: June 27th, 2017

In REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies. The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god…

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: January 3rd, 2017

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk…

Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers

Release Date: June 13th, 2017

The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.

Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making…

Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan

Release Date: February 7th, 2017

The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever…

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding…

The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd

Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds…

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

Release Date: March 28th, 2017

In the companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very different people in figuring out what it takes to be Honestly Ben.

Ben Carver is back to normal. He’s working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He’s even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past.

Except . . .

Seeker by Veronica Rossi

Release Date: May 16th, 2017

When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.

Until Sebastian…

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Release Date: February 28th, 2017

The breathtaking sequel to the acclaimed The Girl from Everywhere. Nix has escaped her past, but when the person she loves most is at risk, even the daughter of a time traveler may not be able to outrun her fate—no matter where she goes. Fans of Rae Carson, Alexandra Bracken, and Outlander will fall hard for Heidi Heilig’s sweeping fantasy…

Dove Alight by Karen Bao

Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

The action-packed finale of this explosive sci-fi series for fans of Ender’s Game and Star Wars.

Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger…


Well there you have it! My most anticipated finales for the first half of the year. Are you guys looking forward to any of these ones too? Stay tuned for Part 5: Standalones coming soon!

Until next time,

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10 Books I Picked Up on a Whim | Top 10 Tuesday [#32]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I Picked Up on a Whim!

Most of the time that I frequent at the bookstore is spent looking for new books. And although I love picking up books that get recommended to me, I also tend to buy books just for pretty covers and nothing else. So today I thought I would show you 10 books that I picked up just because the cover appealed to me, not because I knew what it was about.


10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger

9. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

 

The Night We Said Yes

8. Anne and Henry by Dawn Ius

Anne & Henry

7. Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara

Lovely, Dark, and Deep

 

6. Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

Emancipated

5. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight

 

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

3. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

The Winter Witch

 

2. The Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher

The Last Changeling

1. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shankar

These Viscious Masks


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Pick Up on a Whim. What books did you just buy just because? Did you end up liking them?

Until next time,

Sig New

 

The Hype is Too Much (Freebie) | Top 10 Tuesday [24]

Top 10 Tuesday

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie).

This week’s topic is a freebie where we get to choose our own topic. I have decided to talk about the books I feel are receiving too much hype. Now hype can either be a good thing or a negative thing. For me when a book is too hyped it turns me off from reading it right away. Some examples of this would be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I didn’t read Red Queen until 6 months after its release when the hyped died down, and I still have yet to read Winter the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.

What is your take on the subject? And here are the 10 books that are receiving too much hype for 2016!


10. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen


9. A Gathering Darkness by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows


8. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game


7. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger


6. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King


5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword


4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury


3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless


2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight


1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie). Do you agree with my choices? What books coming out in 2016 do you think are receiving too much hype?

Until next time,

Sig New

Anticipated January 2016 Releases

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Hey guys!

Every month I post the books that I’m most excited about that are going to be released. For January I’m bringing you five exciting releases. Let’s check them out:


Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

TruthwitchIn the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

Passengerpassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

The Impostor QueenSixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Release Date: January 19th, 2016

Sword and VerseRaisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Release Date: January 19th, 2016

We Are the AntsHenry Denton doesn’t know why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

Since the suicide of his boyfriend, Jesse, Henry has been adrift. He’s become estranged from his best friend, started hooking up with his sworn enemy, and his family is oblivious to everything that’s going on around them. As far as Henry is concerned, a world without Jesse is a world he isn’t sure is worth saving. Until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.


Let me know if you guys are looking forward to any of these books this month! I really can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Until next time,

Sig 2

December & Christmas Book Haul | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

What a crazy holiday I just had. I bought/received so many books I don’t know when I’m going to read all of them! With a total of 16 books over the span of one month, I think I went a little over board.

I am not putting myself on a mini book buying ban… at least until my next pay check that is!


December 2015

Frozen Tides

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Published by Razorbill

Released December 15th 2015

Series: Falling Kingdoms #4

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


PassengerPassenger by Alexandra Bracken

Published by Disney-Hyperion

Released January 5th 2016

Series: Passenger #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


You Me and HimYou Me and Him by Kris Dinnison

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers

Released July 7th 2015

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


The Assassin's BladeThe Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury Children

Released March 4th 2014

Series: Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books


Shatter MeShatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins

Released November 15th 2011

Series: Shatter Me #1

Paperback

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


TruthwitchTruthwitch by Susan Dennard

Published by Tor Teen

Released January 5th 2016

Series: Truthwitch #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books


Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Published by HarperCollins

Released April 16th 2007

Series: Vampire Academy #1-6

Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


Christmas 2015

Legacy of KingsLegacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Published by Harlequin Teen

Released August 18th 2015

Series: Blood of Gods and Royals #1

Hardcover

Gift From My Mom

 


The Orphan QueenThe Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Released March 10th 2015

Series: The Orphan Queen #1

Hardcover

Gift From My Mom


Ice Like FireIce Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Published by Balzer + Bray

Released October 13th 2015

Series: Snow Like Ashes #2

Hardcover

Gift From My Dad

 


The Wrath and the DawnThe Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Released May 12th 2015

Series: The Wrath & The Dawn #1

Hardcover

Gift From My Dad


Until next time,

Sig New