Can you believe it's the end of Jan? How crazy fast did that month go?!
In January I read a total of 12 books which I am so happy about! Last year I only read 2 in Jan so this is a big step u for me and all the books I read this month where wonderful!
You can read my reviews of these books HERE!
(Click each picture to find out more about the books)
Can you believe it's almost Feb? How crazy. I'm so excited for February as it's my birthday(I'm turning 23 ahhhhhh) and I'm going away but, not only that! There are some amazing books coming out next month and here are a few of my most anticipated ones. I'm not including ones that I have been luckily enough to receive an early copy.
Lexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organizing...until author Aidan Green - messy haired and annoyingly arrogant - arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi's life is thrown into disarray. In a flurry of late-night conversations, mixed messages and butterflies, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned. Things like falling in love...
This is not about blood or love. This is about treason. Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - though some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible. Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive...But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven continues weaving his web in an attempt to maintain control over his country - and his prisoner. As Mare remains trapped in the palace, the remnants of the Red Rebellion continue organizing and expanding. As they prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows, Cal - the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart - will stop at nothing to bring her back. In this breathless new novel from the bestselling author of the Red Queen series, blood will turn on blood and allegiances will be tested on every side. If the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
Back then I thought that if it weren't for that cliff, our cities would be one and there would be no need for all this fierceness toward each other. But then I learned about pride and tradition and prophecy, and those things are harder than rock. Joomia and Aula are Chosen. They will never be normal. They can never be free. On the last island on Erthe, Chosen Ones are destined to enter Ariadnis on the day they turn eighteen. There, they must undertake a mysterious and deadly challenge. For Joomia and Aula, this means competing against each other, to end the war that has seethed between their cities for nine generations. As the day draws nearer, all thoughts are on the trial ahead. There's no space for friendship. No time for love. However much the girls might crave them. But how you prepare for a task you know nothing certain about? Nothing, except that you must win, at whatever cost, or lose everything.
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?
The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell-once assumed to be the last surviving Antari-begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace-but never common-thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery and the Night Spire crew are attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible, as an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world...
Hello everyone! I made a decision this year to make it to as many blogger events as I can this year as I didn't make it to any last year and they are always fun and I get to see my friends and of course, hear about books! I got invited to the Scholastic event before Christmas and I knew I had to go. It was so fun and all the titles we heard about that are coming out from them this year just sound wonderful.
We also got told about a follow up to Super Awkward by Beth Garrod that is in the works! Very excited.
We also got an exciting video message from the wonderful Maggie Stiefvater!
Then we got a talk from the design and how they did the covers for The Goldfish Boy and Noah Can't Even. This was the first time we got to see the cover for Noah Can't Even and listening to them as they talked us through the process of both of these designs was very fascinating!
Then there was a talk from the editorial team and telling us about being an editor and some of the books they are editors for-also very fascinating hearing about how they acquire a book and all the ins and outs of it.
Next was the contempary panel with- Sue Wallman, Lisa Thompson, Simon James Green, Eve Ainsworth & Beth Garrod.
It was fun hearing them talk about their upcoming books and these books have some strong messages in them that I think everyone will love these books. Plus, they where all so lovely and funny!
Next was the fantasy panel with Alice Broadway, Melinda Salisbury, Hayley Barker & Lisa Lueddecke. 3 who are debut authors! All these books sound amazing and they are all so different from each other which is good. Definitely add these books to your tbr. It also got me excited for The Scarecrow Queen from Mel.
After we had a quiz. A Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them quiz. The authors came in and joined tables as when we first got there we all had our names on a sticker with a creature from Fantastic Beast and that was our team table. Our team was Demiguise and we where lucky enough to get Melinda Salisbury on our team as she knows everything about the wizarding world and thanks to her WE WON! And we won some amazing Fantastic beast book goodies. Thank you Mel ;D
Then, sadly, it was over. It was such a wonderful event and I want to thank everyone at Scholastic for a wonderful event and for Olivia for inviting me in the first place. The food was also wonderful ;) I left with a goody bag and also, loads of books. They had loads of books on the windowsill and just told us to take whatever we wanted and at first I was happy I had a big tote bag but carrying it afterwards was not fun but thank you again Scholastic for the goody bag(which included a proof of SHOWSTOPPER!) and the books.
I had to get the first three books in The Raven Cycle as I have the last one and now I am ready to binge it. I have already read The Hunger Games but these covers are just so beautiful and when they said just take them I didn't need a lot of convincing. The Sleeping Prince is one of my favourite books and my other copy is ruined so I had to get another one ;) I've been wanting to read Wintergirls and Girl<3Girl for so long and now I can't wait to get stuck in! I already have Super Awkward but, I finally got to meet Beth as we are both Beth's and we like to talk about that online so I had to get another copy and to get it signed as she's just so wonderful.
Thank you again to the wonderful people at Scholastic who absolutely spoiled us all with books and food and don't forget to add all their upcoming books to your TBR!!
2016 was a crazy good year for books and I couldn't cut my list down any shorter so, I have 16 books that I adored in 2016 and you should, if you haven't already, check them out because all these books are wonderful and amazing and ones that you will just want to re-read over and over again.
(I also cheated by putting two trilogies in this)
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
The Girl Of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss
How Hard Can Love Be? By Holly Bourne
Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman
Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Love & Other Man Made Disasters by Nicola Doherty
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell
Hi! I'm Beth, 25 and from the UK. I love, love, love reading. This is a blog to share my love of books and my thoughts on books etc!