I have a really exciting post for you all today.
Penguin Random House have published 6 books from Wattpad.
If you don't know Wattpad it is an online community where people upload their stories and you can read, comment, share and discover amazing writers and Penguin have partnered up to publish 6 of the best YA from the Wattpad's 2019 list.
I cannot wait to share all of these books with you all and I have reviews of 3 of these books they where lovely enough to send me.
Click here to find out more!
About each book -
I'm A Gay Wizard - This book was fantastic! A story about Johnny who is gay and his best friend Alison who, is trans. They deal with a lot of school and really horrible bullies. One day Alison finds a spell book and they plan to use it but instead, it causes an earthquake and before they know it they are kidnapped. So much happens in this book and I just didn't want it to end. Has fantastic representation and written by an own voice author. This is a book for all ages and one I can't recommend enough. I really enjoyed the story, the characters and wizadry. It tackles a lot of topics and I think the author did a fantastic job.
Trapeze - I just adored this book. As soon as I read about it I knew I had to read it and I read it in a few hours but, I just didn't want it to end. In this book we follow Corey and she is a travelling trapeze artist. She loves what she does but one night tragedy strikes and the home she has known for years has turned to ash. Set in a small town, Corey is about to travel a different path than she wanted. To know her estranged mother and after meeting cute Luke, possibly finding love? This book was beautifully written and I really enjoyed following Corey's journey. This book does touch on abuse but, the author did a fantastic job with this subject. Another book that was tackling a lot of topics and a story about a girl who is now in a life she has no idea to deal with and how she comes to terms with what her life is now.
What Happened That Night - Mysteries are my favourite and wow is this one up there with my top 5. In this book we follow Clara and her sister Emily is on trail for the murder of a family friend, Griffin who, Clara has always been infatuated with. I love that this book went between the past and present. It really adds more mystery to the book, finding out more about these characters and what really happened that night. This book was really intriguing. I needed to know what happened, who was involved and just couldn't put it down. The author did a fantastic job with the mystery that surrounded this book and the intensity off it. Definitely a top read for this year!
To find out more about each book and where you can buy them click here! (Also, if you're looking to gift some books this Christmas these make great presents!) Congrats to all the authors, Penguin and Wattpad on this wonderful partnership on publishing these books and I cannot wait to get to the others!
I haven't done an unboxing post in ages and recently recieved by November box from Wildest Dreams and knew I had to do an unboxing of this wonderful box!
This box was the Community And Coming Out in 2020 and this was a very exciting box as we got 2 books in this box and subscriptions only start from £18 a month which, is such an amazing price for a book subscription box!
Now for what is inside the box -
First is a tea. This tea is A Curse So Dark & Lonely inspired tea. I adore that book so much and so excited to receive a tea inspired by the book and it came with the little tea bags as well.
Created by Rosie Lea Tea.
Next, was a Lady Midnight inspired bath melt. This smells amazing and I cannot wait to use it. Tea and something for the bath included in this box is a big thumbs up from me. I adore both of those things and just love that they are included.
Created by Shimmer & Luxe
We also have a Book Lover sticker!
I love stickers I always put them on the side of my bookcases and this one is so cute and also true.
Created by Fable&Black
Next is this beautiful print! It is a community print filled with much love YA characters who all belong from different communities and I adore it! It is such a beautiful art piece and filled with some of my favourite characters.
Created by LostInInk
Now, for the first book!
This one is Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett and it came with a signed bookplate. I have already read this book as I got a copy via netgalley and just adored it! I am so happy to have a finished copy and a signed bookplate to go along with it.
Simone is HIV-positive - and positive HIV won't define her.She also knows that celibacy is the best way to stay safe.
Enter Miles Austin: intelligent, funny and way too sexy for Simone to resist. But her classmates don't know that she's HIV-positive - and what is the truth worth in the hands of the wrong person?
And for the second book, a very exciting book, was a proof! It is not out till June 2020 and this is one I cannot wait for!
Hideous Beauty by William Hussey is a book that sounds absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to start it and so excited that this was included in this box.
Dylan is forced to come out after his secret relationship with Ellis is exposed on social media, but to his surprise, everyone is really supportive - or appears to be. But Dylan's and El's happiness is short-lived, and following a tragic accident, Dylan begins to realize how little he knows about the boy he loves…or those closest to him.
Today I want to talk about 5 fantasy books I cannot wait to get my hands on.
So many books have been released lately and some getting released soon and these are 5 of them I cannot wait for. I've heard amazing things about each of them.
What fantasy books are you excited for?
I adored the first and I need to get to the second one asap!
Return to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS. In Daevabad, where djinn can summon flames with a snap of their fingers, where rivers run deep with ancient magic, and blood can be as dangerous as any spell, a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. Nahri’s life changed forever when she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad, she needed all of her grifter instincts to survive. Now, as Nahri embraces her heritage and her power, she must forge a new path. Exiled for daring to defy his father, Ali is adrift on the unforgiving sands of his ancestral land, hunted by assassins and forced to rely on frightening new abilities that threaten to reveal a terrible family secret. And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's brass walls to celebrate, a power in the desolate north will bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . .
This is one I've seen all over social media and I cannot wait for it to be out to pick it up!
Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive. When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own.
Again, another one I've seen all over social media and heard nothing but amazing things about.
After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners' estates and bent the human race to their will. Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family's death...by killing the sovereign's daughter, Lady Crier. Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father's legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn't the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.
Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.
This one just sounds absolutely brilliant.
EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out of place. But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
I loved the first 2 and I'm ashamed to say I haven't even had time to pick this one up but I need to asap.
Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run.
After the greatest games in Godsgrave’s history ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic, Mia finds herself pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. She may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive.
Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.
But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches.
Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.
Here is part 3 of my anticipated releases of 2020. I didn't want to overdo each blog post with loads of books so wanted to split it. 2020 is becoming a very exciting year for releases and here are some more that I cannot wait for.
A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr