Late one this week! But this is a book I am waaaay too excited about. It's by the wonderful Danielle Paige-
Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door - and Snow knows that she has to leave ...She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate ...A wonderfully icy fantastical romance, with a strong heroine choosing her own destiny, Danielle Paige's irresistibly page-turning Snow Queen is like Maleficent and Frozen all grown up.
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS COVER? And the story sounds so interesting! OCTOBER IS SO FAR AWAY-but I can't wait!
Here is another wishing Wednesday for you guys! This time I have 2 books I AM WAY TOO EXCITED FOR...Just a little bit.
Lois Lane has settled into life in Metropolis High, with new friends and a challenging job as a junior reporter--but after a visit to the "Suicide Slum" in search of a human interest story, she finds herself and her online more-than-friend SmallvilleGuy embroiled in a mystery involving a mysterious flying man, and the dirty criminal underbelly of Metropolis.
It's not out till September *cries* but I can't wait and it gives everyone a chance to read the first book Fallout!
Summer Days and Summer Nights is a beautiful collection of twelve gorgeously romantic short stories, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. Collected together by Stephanie Perkins, the editor behind My True Love Gave to Me, this wonderful collection of summer romances will delight all fans of YA. Summer Days and Summer Nights includes stories by: Leigh Bardugo Nina LaCour Libba Bray Francesca Lia Block Stephanie Perkins Tim Federle Veronica Roth Jon Skovran Brandy Colbert Cassandra Clare Jennifer E Smith Lev Grossman
If you read My True Love Gave To Me then I'm guessing you're just as excited as I am for this!
So today I went to my favourite little place in the world, my local bookshop. (there may be a reason why I chose to move to this area...that is being only a 5 minute walk away from said bookshop)
I got an email from Sue at Linghams Bookshop a few weeks ago, inviting me to a book event where authors Lisa Owens and Hannah Kohler would be talking about their books. I jumped at the opportunity as I had heard about both of their books and couldn't wait to read them. Luckily, Sue at Linghams gave me a copy of Lisa's book to read before the book event.
So at the bookshop there where some tables reserved at the back in Toast and what I loved about this book signing was that there wasn't that many people there so it was a lot more intimate. I prefer small book events to overcrowded ones any day.
So Lisa and Hannah both did a reading from their book (after hearing Hannah reading from hers I wanted more, so excited to read this book) and then we just chatted and there was some questions and I really enjoyed myself. Both of these books are very different from each other. I read Not Working and finished last night and I laughed all the way through. It is about a girl who basically doesn't know what to do with her life and it was just fantastic.
The Outside Lands is completely different. From what I was told about it, it is a real tear-jerker and I cannot wait to get stuck in!
NOT WORKING - Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her own fell apart. 'It's fine,' her grandmother says. 'I remember what being your age was like - of course, I had four children under eight then, but modern life is different, you've got an awful lot on.' Sharp, tender and funny, Lisa Owen's brilliantly observed debut Not Working is the story of a life unravelling and a novel that asks the questions we've never dared to say out loud.
THE OUTSIDE LANDS - Masterly ...gloriously well-written and deeply imagined' Jim Crace Jeannie is nineteen when the world changes, Kip only fourteen. The sudden accident that robs them of their mother leaves them adrift, with only their father to guide them. Jeannie seeks escape in work and later marriage to a man whose social connections propel her into an unfamiliar world of wealth and politics. Ill-equipped and unprepared, Jeannie finds comfort where she can. Meanwhile Kip's descent into a life of petty crime is halted only when he volunteers for the Marines. By 1968, the conflict in Vietnam is at its height, and with the anti-war movement raging at home, Jeannie and Kip are swept along by events larger than themselves, driven by disillusionment to commit unforgiveable acts of betrayal that will leave permanent scars. The Outside Lands is the story of people caught in the slipstream of history, how we struggle in the face of loss to build our world, and how easily and with sudden violence it can be swept away. With extraordinary skill and accuracy, Hannah Kohler takes us from 1960s California to Vietnam, capturing what it means to live through historic times.This powerful debut novel announces Kohler as a remarkable new literary talent.
Thank you to Linghams for inviting me to this wonderful event and if you're ever in the Heswall area then I suggest popping into this wonderful bookshop!
I know I did an unboxing video for this but I decided to also do a blog post to go into more detail.
So, the other month I subscribed to Illumicrate, which is a book subscription box and it comes out 4 times a year. This was my very first book subscription box as I had been thinking about some for awhile but I choose Illumicrate as the past boxes looked great and it is based in the UK!
So Illumicrate is £29.99 with free shipping in the UK and it varies for other countries. You can find more out at the website and possibly sign up ;)
Fyi - This isn't a sponsored post, I bought this box with my own money.
So, I had a pretty good experience with Illumicrate. Signing up was easy and you get a tracking number when you're box has been dispatched which I thought was great.
THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! Don't carry on if you haven't received your box yet and want to keep it a surprise!
So the first thing I pulled out of the box was a bookish mug! I love mugs but when they're bookish, it makes them 100% better!
This design is from The Art Of Escapism and you can find their store HERE!
The next thing I pulled out was a To Be Read notepad! Which I adore. It will come in handy for when I need to remember what to read and review! And quickly write down books I've just found out about that I want to buy.
This is from Goodnight Boutique and you can find their shop HERE!
The next thing in the box was a Bookworm clip! Which is adorable and I cannot wait to start using on my books!
This is from My Bookish Mark and you can find their shop HERE!
The next unique thing is a Ex Libris Stamp! Which I think is so cool and I've never seen anything like this in a subscription box and I can't wait to start stamping everything.
This is from Little Stamp Store and you can find their shop HERE!
The next cool thing is a Readers Gonna Read pin which is now attached to my tote bag! I love this pin as it is so adorable and it came on a library card which I thought was cute.
This is from Lit Emporium and you can find their shop HERE!
Then came the book! Sadly, I already have this book as I got a proof copy but, I was happy to get a finished copy and a signed bookplate! So in the end it didn't really matter to me.
About the book - Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he's not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. Cue next change: Vivi Alexander, new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous and unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings. She seems like she's from another planet as she transforms Jonah's family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide ...A fierce and beautiful love story with a difference.
BUY THE BOOK HERE!
And last but not least there was some other little bits in the bottom of the box!
When We Collided postcards.
Jenny McLachlan series badges
The Square Root Of Summer - how to - wormhole and baking
And the last thing - which I was so excited about was a sampler for the new Laini Taylor book STRANGE THE DREAMER!
So all in all this was a fantastic box. I am really happy with this box and with it being my first book subscription box! I am defiantly going to stay subscribed to this as I cannot wait for the next book which is out in August I believe!
So I hope you liked my unboxing post and maybe subscribe to Illumicrate in the future ;)
PLUS check out my unboxing video on my youtube channel!
Here is a new weekly post from me - I will talk about 1 book coming out later this year each Wednesday that I am super excited for.
So the book I'm going to tell you about today? MY FAVOURITE MANSON GIRL by Alison Umminger.
Anna has had a miserable year. Everything feels wrong with her life. And rather than stay and face the mess, she steals a credit card and books herself a seat on the first flight out of town to Los Angeles, to crash with her sister. But soon after she lands, cold reality soon dawns on her: Hollywood isn't the escape she needs. She is trapped in a town full of lost souls and wannabes, with no friends, no cash and no return ticket. When she's offered a job researching the murderous Manson girls for a dubious film, she reluctantly accepts - she needs the money. But soon enough, among the fake smiles and glitter-fuelled parties, things turn from strange, to dark, to dangerous ...This is not going to be the summer Anna had in mind. My Favourite Manson Girl is a chilling story about being young, lost and female. This is a story about how girls disappear.
Not only is the cover beautiful, but the title and synopsis makes me need this book now. It sounds so intriguing and I cannot wait to pick up this book!
Comes out 7th June 2016
How is it May already? So crazy.
So with a new month brings a whole lot of new books and I'm showing you my top 6 books of May that I'm excited to pick up.
How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favour. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go...an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas' New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future - and the future of a world cleaved in two. With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
A stunning, operatic, epic drama, like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager - and goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair? Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. Until eternity itself is threatened. Francesca's first and wonderful foray into teen.
It is that quick, that strong, that beautiful. And it is also totally impossible. Even though she knows it's impossible, Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. It's something she feels she needs to stay sane. But when you're hurtling through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, sometimes you have to accept there are things you cannot change. Except that the arrival of Dom in her life changes everything in ways she can barely comprehend. He becomes the sun for her, and she can't help but stay in his orbit. To lose him would be like losing herself ...In the dark, can a heart still hope?
More demons, epic battles, and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next instalment in the Summoner Trilogy...On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future - the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins. But Fletcher has little time to dwell on these new revelations when the king announces a deadly challenge to the graduating students at Vocans. One that involves entering Orc territory to complete a risky mission. With loyal demons by their sides, commoners and nobles, dwarves and elves must overcome barriers of class and race and work together to triumph. The reward: a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and PEACE. With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him and it soon becomes clear that there's a traitor in their midst, trying to thwart the mission and create unrest within the Empire. With everything stacked against him, Fletcher must use everything in his power to fight his way to victory.
Fangirls get a bad rap all the time - people say we're weird, hysterical, obsessed, certifiable. But those people don't understand. Just because we're fangirls, doesn't mean we're crazy. It's important you know that up front. Because everything I'm about to tell you is going to seem ...well, crazy. From thrilling debut author Goldy Moldavsky comes Kill The Boy Band, a pitch-black, hilarious take on modern fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make - or break - the people we call 'celebrities'.
So, what books are you excited for that are coming out in May? Let me know!
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