Recent Additions to My Wishlist | Top 5 Wednesday [#30]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Recent Additions to My Wishlist.

I am constantly looking for new books to buy.

Why?

Because it’s an addiction. Ok?

I don’t need help… (please send help).

SHUT UP wallet. No one asked you.


5. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (GERMAN)

Steelheart

4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu (GERMAN)

The Young Elites

3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (GERMAN)

Shadow and Bone

2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (GERMAN)

Red Rising

1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)

Falling Kingdoms


LOOK AT ALL THESE PRETTY EDITIONS! I WANT THEM ALL TO DISPLAY PRETTILY ON MY SHELVES!!

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. Do you guys like collecting books in other languages, or editions?

Until next time,

Sig New

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Books I Don’t Talk About Enough | Top 10 Tuesday [#31]

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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 Don’t Talk About Enough!

As you all know, there are quite a few books on my blog that I talk about A LOT. Most of you call me out on it too. But in case you don’t read my blog regularly, some of those books include: Falling Kingdoms, Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley and Red Rising just to name a few. BUT those are not the only books I love. So today I am given the opportunity to ditch those books and talk about ones that I neglect to talk about on a weekly basis with you guys. So without further ado, here they are!


10. Soulless by Gail Carriger

SoullessFirst, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire–and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

9. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel HeartTen years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

8. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The Witch HunterElizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

7. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Legacy of KingsImagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer…

Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love…

Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.

And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

6. A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

A Book of Spirits and ThievesCrystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.

Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn’t think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs Maddox to help get her home.

Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspear Society invites him into the fold. But when he learns exactly what he has to do to prove himself, Farrell starts to question everything he thought he knew about family, loyalty, and himself….

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart

5. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan QueenWilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.

4. Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

Lark RisingLark has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes,and he will kill her.

Sixteen-year-old Lark Carew is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. But when her Sight warns her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions. Or that the people of Tarnec have called her there for another reason: Lark is the Guardian of Life, the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in Balance. To take back the Life amulet, Lark will have to discover her true inner strength and give in to a love that she swears will be her downfall.

3. Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Storm SirenIn a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

2. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Snow Like AshesSixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

1. Splintered by A.G. Howard

SplinteredAlyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Don’t Talk About Enough. What books do you not talk about enough? Any of my choices?

Until next time,

Sig New

 

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Calliope from Calliope the Book Goddess to do the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag!! Thanks for the tag girl!

The Rules:

  • Thank the creator (so she can see your answers) and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there.
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like to when you’re finished, or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun!

March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it. 

I loved the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins so much that I would love to experience it again as if I’ve never read them before!

MARCH is my birth month and the greatest birthday gift I ever received was my GameBoy Color (Teal) with Pokemon Crystal from my parents! Such fond memories of me and my GameBoy!!

April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.

Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass just wasn’t anything special. Sorry! On the plus side it does get better as the books go on!

May is the month when flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you. 

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

I instantly fell in love with this book! Which is surprising because at the time of reading it, I didn’t really like much contemporary books. But thanks to this one I tend to read more of them!

June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.

I read fantasy and sci-fi like crazy! It’s my favorite genres and the ones I usually gravitate towards in book stores. BUT sometimes my brain is so overwhelmed with it that I need a good contemporary to ease my way back into a high fantasy!

July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire).

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE BOOKS MADE ME SEE FIREWORKS!

August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson has written a few books now that I absolutely adore! But I feel like they and him are not talked about enough. I want him to see even more success then now!

September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

The Outsiders

Those who follow me already know The Outsiders is the only book I read in school that I actually liked…

October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress-up as for Halloween.

Magnus Bane

All I need to do is put on the eye make up and I will literally look like Magnus Bane! Maybe add a little more outrageous fashion choices and I will have the perfect costume!!

November is the when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommend it!

Steel Heart

Big thanks to Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts for recommending Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson to me. I LOVED this one!

December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift. 

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

If only I knew more people who read. I would give EVERYONE this book for Christmas if that were the case!

January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

I don’t make resolutions because I don’t like breaking promises. But what I did want to achieve this year was a more balanced life with the blog, social and work. I can say I’m pretty happy with the way things are turning out so far!

February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic or familial, your choice!

I love the friendship and the dynamic between Darrow and Sevro from the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. Their bromance was on point!

 


I TAG YOU

Sara | Flo | Jenna |  Joey | Laashan & Trang | Trisha Ann | Joan | Lois JM | Amanda


Well there ya have it! The Seasons of Book Blogging Tag. Hope you enjoyed my answers!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

City of Fire Awakens | What’s Next? #3

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Hey guys!

What’s Next? is fun weekly meme created by Hafsah & Asma over at Icey Books. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of #WhatsNext … you can find all the details at the BLOG page.

Here are a few books I have to (or want to!) read soon. Which first?

City of GlassTo save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?


FireflightThey told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.


Air AwakensA library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.


So what should I read next? I’m leaning toward City of Glass or Air Awakens… but we’ll see!

Until next time,

Sig New

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag. This looked like such a fun tag to do which may put me in some hot waters if a lot of my favorite books show up! So thank you Rae for all this wonderful torture I’m sure I am about to go through!

Rules:
  • Randomly choose 3 books. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf. Thanks for that tip, it makes this so much easier)
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or five) 🙂

Okay, let’s do this!


ROUND 1

BURN: The Iron Trial by Holly Black/Cassandra Clare. I just did not like this book. In my opinion it is a horrible middle grade.

REWRITE: The Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this book a lot. But I think I would rewrite the first quarter of it and lay off the heavy romance nonsense that was there.

REREAD: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. This book was great! Everything I could have wanted in a book with Superheroes and Super Villains.


ROUND 2

BURN: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger. No shock there. This book was boring as hell!

REWRITE: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I would rewrite the last quarter of this book. This three quarters are fantastic! But that last part when they’re in the cave and she is paraded around as a slave just made me so uncomfortable….

REREAD: Soulless by Gail Carriger. This was my first ever steampunk paranormal fantasy I’ve read and I loved it. It is well written and smart, and I loved all the characters too!


ROUND 3

BURN: Wayward Vol. 1 by Jim Zub. Sorry Wayward… I loved your story and your art, but up against these two, you’re going to lose.

REWRITE: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian k. Vaughan. I don’t know what part of this graphic novel I would attempt to rewrite because it was so freaking good, but I’m sure there is something I can add to it!

REREAD: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson. This novel was brilliant and heart breaking. I would read it a thousand times over!


ROUND 4

I should have stopped at Round 3… this one is going to break my soul!

BURN: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan. I’m so sorry Saga… you got the shit end of the stick this round! Nothing personal… keep on being your amazing self!

REWRITE: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. This is breaking my soul right now. This is one of my favorites from the Falling Kingdoms series and it’s absolute perfection. SO the only thing I will rewrite is the ending where a certain character I loved gets back stabbed… you know who Morgan!

REREAD: Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I literally just finished this book a couple days ago and man I was blown away! That ending needed to be read over and over again. Hot damn!


ROUND 5

BURN: Paper Towns by John Green. I hold no allegiances to Mr. Green, and although this is a good book, I might just have to burn it this round. Oops!

REWRITE: Rat Queens Vol. 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe. This graphic novel had a lot of chapters on character back story, and I loved it. But I might rewrite and throw some more action sequences into the mix!

REREAD: The Secret Heeder by Fleur Camacho. One of my favorite sequels from an indie author I’ve read so far! I loved the time traveling adventure they went on this time around and would love to read it again sometime!


Man that was a tough tag to do, but oh so much fun! I hope you enjoyed my answers and not get offended by any of them. Let me know if you would have done anything differently, I’d love to know!

I TAG YOU

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Laashan & Trang @ Bookidote

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Joan @ Fiddler Blue

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Amy @ Book Enthral

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks

JM @ Book Freak Revelations

Until next time,

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I Love Suggestions | Top 5 Wednesday [24]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books Suggested to Me.

Everyday thanks to book blogging and conversing with the book community I am at least adding a new book to my TBR. I love reading books that other friends and bloggers love! Makes me feel connected with them and getting to know their tastes a little better. So these are the top 5 suggested books from friends and fellow bloggers that I absolutely loved!


5. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 1

I honestly can’t remember who recommended this graphic novel to me but I know it was when I was asking around for suggestions on good graphic novels to read! This series of graphic novels is so EPIC that I can’t contain my excitement for them!


4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King

My cousin who lives across the country recommended this book to me years back when I wasn’t really reading as heavily as I am now. So I finally picked it up last year and loved every minute of this story!


3. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This series has been on a lot of bloggers, blogs. I just kept hearing amazing things about this series and everyone was saying I would LOVE Nikolai. And guess what? I did… I guess I’m that predictable!


2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart

This one was recommended to me by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts! As I have never read any of Sanderson’s novels and am a huge fan of superheroes, Joey suggested I read it! It was AMAZING! Thanks Joey!


1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

Again I can’t remember who suggested this book to me, or if I just stumbled upon Pierce Brown’s face all on my own. But every since reading it I have had endless conversations with fellow bloggers about how FUCKING EPIC this book is. Sorry for the language… but there was no other word to describe it! HOWLER’S UNITE!


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. I recommend and suggest that you guys read any of these books if you haven’t already. AND PLEASE SUGGEST MORE TO ME!

Until next time,

Sig New

January 2016 Book Haul | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

So now that the holidays are over and January as rolled around, I had quite a bit of money and bookstore giftcards that needed to be spent. So I think I might have went a teeny bit over board this month with my book buying… But what else is new?

So let’s just get right into it shall we?


Golden SonGolden Son by Pierce Brown

Published by Del Rey

Released January 6th 2015

Series: Red Rising #2

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com

 


 

A Dance of MirrorsA Dance of Mirrors by David Dalglish

Published by Orbit

Released December 30th 2013

Series: Shadowdance #3

Paperback

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


StormdancerStormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Published by Thomas Dunne Books

Released September 18th 2012

Series: The Lotus War #1

Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books

 


FireflightFirefight by Brandon Sanderson

Published by Delacorte Press

Released January 6th 2015

Series: Reckoners #2

Paperback

Purchased From Indigo Books


The Rest of Us Live HereThe Rest of Us Live Here by Patrick Ness

Published by Walker Books

Released August 27th 2015

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


Anne & HenryAnne & Henry by Dawn Ius

Published by Simon Pulse

Released September 1st 2015

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


The Stars Never RiseThe Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Published by Delacorte Press

Released June 9th 2015

Series: The Stars Never Rise #1

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com

 


Lovely, Dark, and DeepLovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara

Published by Simon & Schuster Books

Released October 16th 2012

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


The Dark Days ClubThe Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Published by Viking Books

Released January 26th 2016

Series: Lady Helen #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


How to LoveHow to Love by Katie Cotugno

Published by Balzer + Bray

Released October 1st 2013

Series: Standalone

Paperback

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Published by Doubleday

Released September 13th 2011

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BMV Used Books

 


11 books later…. and my wallet is empty. But February is a new month with more books that need to be bought! I think I need some therapy…

Until next time,

Sig New

Futuristic Books I Love | Top 10 Tuesday [25]

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 Futuristic Books That I Love.

Now I am not that experienced in the sci-fi genre as some other readers might be and most of my picks are dystopian books with sci-fi elements. So I apologize if I get them mixed up. But never the less I hope you enjoy the books I have chosen for this week’s topic!


10. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins     

      

9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen


7. Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress


6. Legend by Marie Lu

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5. Prodigy by Marie Lu

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4. Champion by Marie Lu


3. Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 1


2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart


1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising


Well there you have it! Top 10 Futuristic Books I Love. Do you agree with my choices? Give me some awesome recommendations of YA books in the Sci-fi genre please!

Until next time,

Sig New

Resolutions for 2016 | Top 10 Tuesday [21]

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 Resolutions for 2016.

I hope you all had a fun and amazing New Year celebration. And with every new year, comes New Years Resolutions. Normally I don’t even bother with them because I can never stick with it, but these ones are a little different. This year my resolution is to start/finish some series that have been on my TBR forever!

TO START:


10. The Lotus War Trilogy by jay Kristoff


9. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson


8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan


7. The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan


6. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater


5. Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

TO END:


4. Shadowdance Series by David Dalglish


3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare


2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


Well there you have it! Top 10 Resolutions for 2016. You guys have to keep me accountable for finishing these series!!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

Dashing Through the Snow | TAG

Dashing-Through-the-Snow-Book-Tag

Hey guys!

Dashing Through the Snow Tag was created by Astra @ A Strangers Guide To Novels. And I was tagged by quite a few people, so bare with me! Thank you Kat from The Impossible Girl Blog, Deanna from A Novel Glimpse, Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts, Trisha Ann from The Bookgasm Blog, and Lois from My Midnight Musing.


Name a book you’d like to see under your Christmas tree?

I’ve asked for quite a number of books this Christmas, so any of the ones above would be lovely to have under my Christmas this year!

A book you’ll be reading during the Christmas season?

Frozen Tides and Why Not Me? will be my Christmas reads this year, as I have already started both of them!

Favorite Christmas movie?

Two of the best Christmas/holiday movies ever made!

Do you like snow?

I love snow! It’s an amazing sight to behold. Especially when you wake up in the morning and see a vast expanse of white fields and streets of untouched snow from the overnight fall.

It may be tough to get through, but it sets the mood for cozy nights in watching movies and cuddling with tea and blankets!

Name a character you would like to spend Christmas day with?

It comes as no surprise who I am going to choose. He may not be the warmest character in the world, but I know deep down he has a romantic bone in his body. It’s none other then Magnus Damora from Falling Kingdoms!

Prince Magnus

To give or to receive?

I know most people say giving is better then receiving, and I agree with that 100%, but I like to receive just as much.

I never usually tell people what I want for Christmas. This frustrates them to no end, but I like thoughtful gifts. If you know me, then you’ll know what I will enjoy.

What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

hogwarts-christmas

Hogwarts/Hogsmeade! How perfect would that Christmas be? I mean come on. Nothing screams Christmas more then Harry Potter!!

Fondest Christmas memory?

Every year I try to make fond memories during Christmas! But I guess my fondest memory would have to be the last Christmas that was just me, my parents, and my sister. The last Christmas we had as just the four of us before my sister married and had kids.

I miss the good ol’ days where I would wake everyone up to open presents at 6 in the morning!

Can you say “Christmas tree” ten times fast in a row (while pronouncing them correctly)?

Yes. It’s not that hard.


Thanks for stopping by to this great holiday themed tag! Hope you enjoyed my answers as well.

Until next time,

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