This year I've decided to start doing book hauls at the end of January. I love looking at other people's book hauls and it also helps me keep track of my TBR!
Today I have quite a few book to haul...over 40. Isn't that crazy? This consist of books I bought, won, was sent and some I picked up at a blogger event. I'm not going to put about each book but, I will link them so you can check them out if they sound interesting to you!
Stripes 2018 blogger event (which was amazing, thank you guys so much!)
She, Myself and I by Emma Young
Phoenix Rising by Bryony Pearce
I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton
The Eye of the North by Sinead O'Hart
Welcome to another one of my publishing series!
If this is your first time checking this out basically, I am doing a post now and again on a different publishing house/imprint and I talk about my favourite books they've released and what books I'm looking forward too that they are bringing out.
Today, I am talking about Hodder. They have brought out some of my all time favourite books. From Sci-Fi to YA, they have something for everyone.
One of my favourite series they have published has to be this one. I adored Red Rising when it first came out and since then the books have gotten better and better. One of the best series I have read in a long time. I absolutely adore these books! I know Iron Gold is out now and I still haven't picked it up (I know) I'm scared but, I'm excited for it and I really need to get it soon.
I have so many favourite books from these guys. Frostblood by Elly Blake is possibly in my top 10 all time favourite books. Then Caraval by Stephanie Garber just blew my mind. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon is the cutest book and I love re-reading it over and over again! Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh was just so gripping and left me needing the sequel so badly! Then we have The Waking Land by Callie Bates, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga. All these books are different and fantastic in their own way.
Now, let's talk about their exciting upcoming releases! These books are ones I am really excited for and there are also some books on this list that I still haven't gotten too but really want too.
I am so excited that they are publishing Hollow Crown by Zoraida Cordova and it is about 're-imagines the Inquisition as a battle between a cruel, autocratic state and rebel magicians. Its protagonist is "mighty heroine" Renata, a highly dangerous thief trained in the art of stealing memories, bent on exacting revenge against the royal family. When a mission goes awry and her first love is captured, she herself must kill the leader of the mercenary King’s Justice — only to discover that he may be the most powerful illusionist of them all.'
Of course, Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor is high on my list.
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng - 10/7/18 - I've heard so many amazing things about this book already.
Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh - 7/6/18 - Flame in the Mist has left me needing this book so much. It was bloody brilliant and I can't wait to get this and FitM in the new covers.
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon - 22/5/18 - if you read Dimple you must know how much I want this one. The cutest contemporary's around.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber - 29/5/18 - I enjoyed Caraval and I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel!
The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross - 3/5/18 - I saw people with this proof at YALC and ever since I found out what it was about I just need this book in my life and May is too far away.
I also want to get to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. I feel like I missed out when they first started coming out and I still haven't gotten to them. I know I am going to adore them so, I'm excited to pick them up!
So, what books do you love from Hodder? Are you excited for any of these books?
Lets rewind to last week. My phone seemed to blowing up with twitter notifications and when I checked I saw that I was longlisted from TWO UKYABA! Now, I new the nominations where getting announced but never did I think I would actually be on the longlists!
Then they announced the shortlist would be announced a few days later. For me, I was all over the place. I kept telling myself the fact I was on the longlists was just amazing and I really didn't think I would actually get on the shortlist.
When it came to 6pm I was dropping my friend of and had no data, how rude of my phone right? So, I tried to hold out for a few minutes and kept telling myself I would check on my way home and that only lasted a second until my boyfriend gave me his phone to check. I quickly clicked on the link and I remember my heart beating quite fast and the first thing I saw was my name under Champion Adult Blogger.
I had been shortlisted and I was freaking out...I couldn't believe it and also, that I'm an adult. I am 23 but still ;)
After blogging for almost 4 years it felt amazing. So, thank you to everyone who voted for me, I love you and you're the best.
Don't forget to also vote for the winners! For my catagory you can only vote for it if you're an author or a publisher. So, here is the email ukyaba (at) gmail (dot) come with the subject: UKYABA Shortlist Voting – Author Voting Form
A vote would be amazing if you happen to love my blog and I would just probably make weird noises with happiness! I am up against some amazing bloggers and my friends and I just know some of the choices are going to be hard to make!
Good luck to everyone nominated and well done!
February is almost upon us and that means new books! I have a list here of 6 books coming out that I cannot wait for. Let me know what books you're excited for and if you've read any of these!
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton - 1/2/18 - Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir. The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself. Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero... In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan's armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die?
A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens - 8/2/18 - When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late . . .
Things I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni - 1/2/18 - Seventeen-year-old Tess talks to Jonah every day; through texts, tweets and emails. So when she discovers Jonah has committed suicide, her world implodes. Feeling heartbroken and traumatized Tess unexpectedly finds herself at her estranged father's house, wondering how well she really knew Jonah. Now, having dropped out of high school, struggling with questions about life and loss, Tess and her father come together to try and find the answers.
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard - 13/2/18 - Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch... Before Merik returned from the dead? Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight. Years pass and Ryber's misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight?and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain. On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.
American Panda by Gloria Chao - 6/2/18 - An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth?that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena - 27/2/18 - Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She's also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that. This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers; tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion; and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.
Hello everyone and welcome to my first publishing post of 2018!
If you where following my post from last year I decided to do a post on a different publishing house/imprint and talk about my favourite books from them and books I can't wait for from them!
Today, I am talking about Harper Voyager.
I want to talk about one of my favourite series they publish by the talented Sabaa Tahir.
I was lucky enough to recieve a proof of the first book; An Ember In The Ashes and instantly fell in love. I have the hardbacks, the paperbacks and, I plan on getting the new versions of them when they're out, the UK and US covers because they look beautiful. This is my all time favourite series and Sabaa left A Torch Against The Night on such a cliffhanger that I badly need A Reaper at the Gates which, isn't out till April and I've never needed a book more in my life.
Another one of my favourite authors they publish is Jay Kristoff. Nevernight is brilliant! One of the best books I read in 2016 and then Godsgrave last year just made it even better. I can't get over these books and if you haven't started them you really need too!
Now to talk about the books they are publishing that I cannot wait for-
The City of Brass by S. Chakraborty - I have heard some many amazing things about this book and I cannot wait to pick it up myself. 'Step into THE CITY OF BRASS, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty in which the fate of a magical kingdom rests in the hands of a defiant young con artist.'
Godblind by Anna Stephens - I never read this when it first came out but, the paperback is out soon and I plan on picking it up as I've heard really good things! 'Vulnerable to the blood-thirsty greed of the Warrior-King Liris and the Mireces army waiting in the mountains GODBLIND is an incredible debut from a dazzling new voice of the genre.'
The Forever Ship by Francesca Haig - This is the final book in this trilogy and I've never started this trilogy *hides* I've heard amazing things about the first two books and I just need to read them before this book is out! 'As the stunning Fire Sermon trilogy comes to a close, the final struggle between Zach and Cass has begun a struggle that will jeopardize not only the future of Elsewhere but the future of the world. What started with fire may end with fire.'
What books do you love from HarperVoyager? Anything I need to read? I just adore the books they publish and I can't wait to see what they publish the future!
I can't believe we are in 2018 already! I am so excited for all the new book releases this year. January has some amazing books out this month and I've picked out my top 6 that I cannot wait for.
Darrow was born a slave. He became a weapon.He ended centuries of Gold rule, broke the chains of an empire, and now he's the hero of a brave new republic. But at terrible cost.At the edge of the solar system, the grandson of the emperor he murdered dreams of revenge.In his hidden fortress in the oceans of Venus, the Ash Lord lies in wait, plotting to crush the newborn democracy. And, at home, a young Red girl who's lost everything to the Rising questions whether freedom was just another Gold lie.In a fearsome new world where Obsidian pirates roam the Belt, famine and genocide ravage Mars, and crime lords terrorise Luna, it's time for Darrow and a cast of new characters from across the solar system to face down the chaos that revolution has unleashed.
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
I hate mirrors. Glass is dangerous. Anything that reflects me back at myself is a threat.
Liv Blakely knows how important it is to look good. Her father is launching a political career and Liv will be making public appearances. She has an image to uphold-to her maybe-boyfriend, to her new friends, and to the public who love to find fault on social media.
No matter who she has to give up to get there.
No matter what she has to lose to do it.
But as the high price of perfection takes a toll. Can Liv find something else to live for before she goes too far?
Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is passionate about writing and dreams of becoming a novelist. There's just one problem - her super-controlling parents have already planned her life out for her:Step 1) Get educatedStep 2) Qualify as a doctorStep 3) Marry a cousin from Pakistan. Oh, and boyfriends are totally haram.No one is more surprised than humble Muzna when high school hottie, Arif Malik, takes an interest in her. But Arif and his brother are angry at the West for demonizing Islam and hiding a terrible secret. As Arif begins to lead Muzna down a dark path, she faces a terrible choice: keep quiet and betray her beliefs, or speak up and betray her heart?
Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved . . .' In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren't so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace. Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey to the Never Cliffs and beyond in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back. This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world . . .
When Zak's plane crash-lands on Outpost Zero, a small Antarctic research
base in one of the most isolated places on Earth, he discovers
a cold, dark nightmare. The power's out and the people who
live there have disappeared. Worse, as he searches for answers, bizarre
visions suggest a link to something else - deep beneath the
ice - which only he can understand .
Today, I want to talk about Wildest Dreams book box. In December I was lucky enough to win one of their boxes and I just loved it. I was so excited to hear that Zoe was doing her own book box. I love getting book boxes but some can be super expensive but, WD is only £18 like, that has to be one of the cheapest book boxes I've heard off. The price is great and the content is wonderful!
The theme for December was The Best Of YA. I'm sometimes wary of book boxes only because in the past, I've had the book as a proof before but, I was so happy to see a book that I haven't read but, I've been dying to read.
First in the box was a cute card with all the information on it. Always handy as it's great to see what designers and makers are in the box and easier to find them on Instagram and twitter.
Next was a Sorting Bath Bomb from Geeky Clean. I have been wanting this for so long and was so excited it was in the box. I used mine the other day and got Slytherin which, is my house!
A Book of Fire bookmark and postcard. The bookmark was signed which, is a nice touch and I am still yet to read this book but, it is high on my TBR!
Next was After The Fire tea. I was so excited about this. I love when tea is included in boxes especially book themed tea. I still haven't read this book either *hides because I know Zoe adores it* but, I am going to start it soon. I am so excited to read it and drink the tea.
Last was the book. Which was The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. With a little note from the author I have put this high on my TBR as I know loads of people really enjoyed this book.
'Who are the Nowhere Girls? They're every girl. But they start with just three: Grace, the preacher's daughter who unwittingly moved into the old house of a victim whose pain adorns the walls.Bold Rosina, whose heart has become hardened by all of the straight girls who broke it.And misunderstood Erin, the girl who finds more solace in science and order than she does in people.They are brought together by the idea of changing the narrative of a girl they had never met, Lucy Moynihan, the victim of a sexual assault who was victimised further by people who found it easier to believe she had cried wolf than to confront what had really happened to her. A girl who, through the course of one evening, went from an excited teenager who felt wanted by a boy for the first time, to someone else entirely, with 'a voice in the darkness, giving her a new name: Slut'.Together, they form the Nowhere Girls, and decide to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew.'
So, I think this is a fantastic first box and Zoe has done amazing with it. I can't wait to get another one soon, hopefully for my birthday next month!
January theme is Into The Jungle!
Can you believe it is 2018?! This year flew by. I am so excited for 2018 as I'm going to Florida and it means loads new books will be coming out!
In 2017 I read over 160 books. I am so proud of myself for that but, it made it hard to narrow down my favourite books from last year. So, here are my favourite books of 2017! Majority of books I read this year where brilliant so, this was really hard to do!