Upcoming Releases I’m Hella Excited For #2

I have a couple of books I am super duper excited for already waiting on pre-order. You’d better believe that as soon as these babies are in my hands, they are being devoured.

Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco – release date Sep 18th 2018

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I don’t think it’s possible that I could be any more excited for this book. I’m planning on rereading the first two in Maniscalco’s series before this one comes out, and I cannot wait! It promises to be amazing!

Death in the Spotlight by Robin Stevens – release date Oct 4th 2018

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I’ve literally had this on pre-order since the title was announced a couple of months ago. This is the sixth book in Robin’s amazing series, and I cannot wait to read it! If you love murder, Enid Blyton, and the 30s, definitely pick up this series.

What If It’s Us? by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli – release date Oct 9th 2018

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Now, I’ll admit that I’ve never read anything by Adam Silvera, but I’ve read and loved all of Becky’s novels (you can read my review for her latest here!). This one promises to be really good, and the cover is super cute. I’ll be trying to pick up at least one of Adam’s novels before it’s release date, but no promises!

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – release date Oct 23rd 2018

Am I really excited for this one? Yes and no. Aside from Tower of Dawn which is kind of a spin-off anyway, I’ve read all of the Throne of Glass series but got rid of my books because I’m just not the biggest fan. However… I do want to know how it all ends! I won’t be buying this probably, but I’ll order it in via the library.

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So here’s some books I’m excited to read over the next couple of months! These span from now until almost two months exactly.

What are some releases that you’re excited for? Are any the same as mine? Let me know in the comments below! Until the next post… Hx

Book Review | The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

the-assassins-bladeThe Assassin’s Blade is actually comprised of 5 prequel novellas to the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I’ve already read up to Queen of Shadows, but someone told me to read this one before Empire of Storms as apparently stuff in these novellas comes up in the book! I’ll try and review each one separately. Continue reading “Book Review | The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas”

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

throne of glass.jpgThrone of Glass is the first in a series by Sarah J Maas following the assassin Celaena Sardothien (I think that’s a pretty great surname to be honest). Celaena has been doing her time in the salt mines after being caught doing her assassin thing (doing what precisely, we don’t know). It’s a horrendous place – basically a death camp – but she is “rescued” by Captain Westfall and Dorian Havillard, aka the Crown Prince. Dorian and Chaol Westfall take Celaena back to the city of Adarlan to perform in a series of tests in order to become the King’s Champion. If she wins, after four years of work for the king, she will be set free. Continue reading “Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas”

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! | April 2016

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So I only discovered that this readathon existed a couple of days ago (thanks to Little Book Owl on YouTube) and of course I want to take part!

 

However, I am kind of busy this Saturday – I’m driving around a lot, and I have a surprise for my boyfriend (he follows this blog so sadly I can’t tell you until it’s over – although I don’t know if he reads my post, so I mean I could but I don’t want to risk it. I’m terrified he won’t like it but anyway I have to get back on track), so I’m busy for a lot of the time. I didn’t know what you had to do to participate, so of course I Tweeted @readathon on Twitter.

Dewey’s 24 Read-a-thon is basically where you read for 24 hours. Tweeting them, I discovered that this can mean one book or five, it’s honestly up to you! So I signed up and yay now I’m doing this read-a-thon! Continue reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! | April 2016”

Top Ten Recently Acquired Books

ttt-  recently acquired booksIt’s Top Ten Tuesday! And I’m in a super good mood so look forward to a really jolly article! (And super thanks to The Broke and the Bookish.)

Anyway, this week is “Top Ten Recently Acquired Books” (and yes, it did take me two tries to spell “acquired”. That damn C!). Here’s mine…

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    I bought this one yesterday (Monday) because I’ve heard so much about it and it sounded right up my street! I’m around quite a lot following bookish people on Instagram and this book is huge there; so, as it was on BOGOHP I thought I’d go for it. 😉
  2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
    I don’t know if you know this about me (I highly doubt you do but w/e) but I love the Wizard of Oz. Absolutely love it. And, ‘though I have yet to read WICKED, I love spin-offs to. This isn’t zombie-ish (which I HATE HATE HATE) but it seems humorous. Also on BOGOHP, but it’s really badly bound so I’m always going to have a book on top of it to keep it flat!
  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    This was another I’ve seen a lot on Instagram. I’ve never heard anything about it, I literally just picked it up and didn’t even read the blurb. I’m going on what other people think, completely, but the cover is so pretty so there’s that, even if I hate the book! (Hopefully, though, I won’t, because a lot of the people I follow have the same reading tastes as I.)
  4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    There’ll actually be a review of this this Sunday because I read it last week, and really enjoyed it (got through it in about 2 days!).
  5. Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
    I bought this at a school fete in Andover when I went up there to see Jake. Have yet to read it, and I can’t remember why I picked it up exactly, but it must’ve sounded interesting to my past self, otherwise it’d be somewhere else by now! (Also, I’ve just looked it up and it got a 4.2 star rating on GoodReads (WHICH IS HIGH)!)
  6. The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes (Jason and the Golden Fleece)
    I’m studying this for my EPQ, but I wanted to read it anyway. I’m becoming more and more of a fan of ancient Greek epic poetry, it’s a bit of a weird thing of mine (thanks, classics and the Odyssey!). Anyway, I’m liking it so far, even if there hasn’t been much of Jason yet.
  7. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
    I actually bought this a while ago, but I haven’t read it yet, and as I keep acquiring more books (see 1-3) it’s getting shunted down the TBR pile. I’m going to try and finish it by the end of the summer, though!
  8. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    Doesn’t the author of this book have the most beautiful name?! This was given to me by my friend Nicky at the weekend and is actually my current read. Only a few pages in (it’s massive and has tiny text) but I really like it so far; the scene setting is great. Hopefully a review to come!
  9. Animal Farm by George Orwell 
    I don’t actually own this, but by “acquired” I’m also using “borrowed from the library”. In my A2 year of English, we’re studying Shooting an Elephant by Orwell, and we’ve been asked to read around the subject, especially Animal Farm, so when I saw it at the library I thought I might as well pick it up.
  10. Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Speeches of Winston Churchill
    Ah, Churchill. The one who coined the phrases “iron curtain”, “blood, toil, tears and sweat” (hence the title, but you might know it as the more commonly phrased “blood, sweat and tears”) and who notably called his depression “a black dog” (which has been a great help to me and my family in recent months, so thank you Sir Winston). This was a book I borrowed from my college library over the summer and I’m looking forward to reading it – knowing me, I’ll be reading it furiously in the last couple of days I between coming back from America and heading back to college (jet-lag’s gonna kill me, I swear!).

Anyway, there’s my Top Ten Recently Acquired Books. What are yours?