Today on my publishing series I am talking about Hot Key Books. I say this about everyone publisher on this series but, they publish some of my favourite books. I've always read books from them and been lucky enough to receive proofs but, this year, each book they have brought out just keeps getting better and better. We are only a few months into 2018 and the books I've read from them are definitely going to be on my favourites of 2018!
So, the books I love from Hot Key Books include The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. One of the best books of all time. I still can't get over this brilliant book and I need the sequel ASAP! To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo is also a brilliant book. I went into this book without knowing too much and I just adored this mermaid/siren fantasy story! In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira is a beautiful story of family. Finding out who you are and about your past. Told in duel pov from a mother and daughter. I cried reading this book, it is so heartbreakingly beautiful.
Some of my other favourites include Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, every book from E. Lockhart (Love, love, LOVE her books so much) Stags by M.A. Bennett, Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell, Out of Heart by Irfan Master and just so many more! (check out their page for all their wonderful releases)
Of course, they have some exciting new books coming out and here are all the books I am really looking forward too -
- The Wicked King by Holly Back - Jan 2019
- The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew - April 2018
- Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei - May 2018
- Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles - June 2018
- My Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton - June 2018
- Toxic by Nicci Cloke - July 2018
- The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti - August 2018
What books do you love from Hot Key Books? What books are you looking forward too?!
We've all started those series and even though we love them, never read the sequel. I am one of those people. I've decided to do a post on sequels I still need to read. It's not because I don't like the first books, because I love all these series but, I just either don't have the time at the moment or, I've been lazy.
Let me know in the comments what books you still need to get too!
I read Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell last year and really enjoyed it! The sequel is out now and also the third book (shakes head) I'm so behind but, hopefully I will get to them soon.
You're probably thinking, Beth, you love the Red Rising series how have you NOT read Iron Gold? I DON'T KNOW! I think the size of it scares me and I know Pierce Brown might have something sneaky up his sleeve and I'm ready to read it but I'm not. I still haven't bought it either .....
I adored Shadow and Bone but, I still haven't gotten too Siege and Storm or Ruin and Rising because I am a terrible person. Hopefully, I'll get to them soon because I love Leigh and I just need to finish these books.
Wintersong was one of my favourite books last year and Shadowsong came out this year and I STILL haven't read it. I know I'm going to love it but, who knows why I haven't gotten too it.
The Talon Saga is one my all time favourite series but, after the 3rd book I never picked up Legion for some strange reason (even though the 3rd book left me in pieces...) I know the 5th book is out but, I still need to buy Legion and find out what is happening with these characters as I love that series so much!
And I Darken by Kiersten White was one of my favourite reads when it came out and I STILL HAVEN'T READ NOW I RISE. I just can't deal with how behind I am on this trilogy with the 3rd one out soon. The first book was just brilliant and I've heard nothing but amazing things about Now I Rise so, hopefully I'll get too it soon.
Last one on my list is One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake. I adore Three Dark Crowns and I love the story and how fantastic it was but-have I even got the sequel? I DON'T. I think there is something about sequels that scare me but, it is my goal this year to finally get to these.
I also asked on twitter what sequels everyone needs to get too and check them out below -
Another post in my publishing series and today, I am talking about Egmont/Electric Monkey. They have published so many amazing books over the years and I they have some really exciting books lined up to come out and I cannot wait to get to them.
So, Electric Monkey have published the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi and, the new book in the series has just been released.
I, sadly have never read this series (I know) But, I am so happy they've published it over here and I am ready to pick them all up and have a weekend off to just read them. I have so many good things about these books and I cannot wait to read them. Plus, the covers are just so gorgeous!
Some of my favourite books they have published include some wonderful cute stories by Huntley Fitzpatrick. My Life Next Door, The Boy Most Likely To and What I Thought Was True are just some of my favourites. They are adorable and these books are always filled with fun story lines that have a hint of drama and just those books that keep you entertained and wanting more. They also publish so many wonderful books from David Levithan. His books are wonderful and I could just re-read them all the time. I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson is just brilliant! A book that made me cry and just was oh so wonderful. Laura Jarrett has written some fantastic books and one of my favourites is In Another Life which, I just devoured when it came out and I can't recommend it enough if you haven't read anything by Laura! AND a new release from them which, was fantastic is The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven!
So! Let's talk about some exciting releases they are releasing this year I cannot wait for;
- The Poet x by Elizabeth Acevedo 3/5/18
- Storm by Sarah Driver 31/5/18
- Drama of a Teenage Heiress 6/9/18
- The Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan 9/8/18
- The Doll's House by Lisa Heathfield date TBA
- Someday by David Levithan
- Girl In The Window by Penny Joelson 9/8/18
And so many more! These are the releases I am really looking forward too and I cannot wait to see what they publish in the next few years!
What are some of your favourite books from egmont?
I'm not saying May has some exciting books out but, it has some exciting books out!
These are the books I cannot wait to get when they're out. Books I know I'm going to love and ones I have just been so excited about since they where announced!
Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.
Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.
Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
But X has secrets – her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight.
Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent.
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends - not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It's hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting-especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Tilly Frost has grown up reading her grandmother’s bestselling romance novels – so when the one and only Beatrix Frost is taken ill, Tilly finishes writing her latest work. Then Tilly agrees to start the next book. But what is her gran hiding from her? And how can Tilly write a heart-pounding romance when she’s never been in love? Can she turn her school crush into something more? One thing Tilly should know is that the course of true love never did run smooth…
Are you still a sister, if one of you is missing?
Sixteen-year-old Lil’s heart was broken when her sister Mella disappeared. There’s been no trace or sighting of her since she vanished, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a heart-stopping moment that it’s Mella. The girl is injured and disorientated and Lil has no choice but to take her home. But something’s not right… The girl claims she’s from a peaceful community called The Sisterhood of the Light, but why then does she have strange marks down her arms, and what – or who – is she running from…
Could she hold the key to Mella's disappearance?
And what happens if the Sisterhood is unwilling to let its daughters go…
I am neither monster nor man - yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me?
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human.
And now I might lose her forever.
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best-friends-turned-worst-enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern-day version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.
Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to try to make their way to safety. But as the two travel deeper into the rugged Californian countryside, secrets and hidden feelings surface. Soon it's not simply a matter of enduring each other’s company, but taming their growing feelings for each other.
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school―and her reputation―behind to follow her mother's trail to the city where no one survives unchanged.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected―he's a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn't have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne's offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless society. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her family, Levi's enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she'll need to play the game.
Holly's mum is a hoarder, and she is fed up with being picked on at school for being weird . . . and having the wrong clothes . . . and sticking out. All she wants is to be invisible. She loves swimming, because in the water everyone is the same.
Ed goes to the swimming pool because everything else in his life has changed. In his old life he had money; was on the swim team; knew who he was and what he wanted. In his old life his dad hit his mum.
Holly is swimming in one direction and Ed's swimming in the other. As their worlds collide they find a window into each other's lives - and learn how to meet in the middle.
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal's betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart-and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her-Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven's head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal's powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything - and everyone - in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard's stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power . . . For all will be tested, but not all will survive.
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy--a.k.a. Sahil's twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man "N" begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it's Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she's fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she's got is not the one she's scripted. But will it be enough?
Hi! I'm Beth, 26 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!
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