Time for another blog post where I talk about some books coming out next month that I am very excited for. Also, it's almost September.....
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach-ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of beasts. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose ...it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
What is cool about this book, other than it sounding amazing, is that they are doing 3 different book covers! Some websites are only doing one colour but you can always check in shops and if you order from WATERSTONES you can choose what cover you want!
Remember: Demons lie' Locked away inside the fortified walls of Oxford's St Wilfred's College, surrounded by alchemists sworn to protect them, Taylor and Sacha are safe from the Darkness. For now. But time is short. In seven days Sacha will turn 18, and the ancient curse that once made him invincible will kill him, unleashing unimaginable demonic horror upon the world. There is one way to stop it. Taylor and Sacha must go to where the curse was first cast - the medieval French city of Carcassonne - and face the demons. The journey will be dangerous. And monsters are waiting for them. But as Darkness descends on Oxford, their choice is stark. They must face everything that scares them, or lose everything they love.
Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different. All I had to do was show them that person was me. Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?
The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
Obviously this had to be on my list.
The hotly-anticipated sequel to SIX OF CROWS, this is GAME OF THRONES meets OCEAN'S ELEVEN in a fantasy epic from the number 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Welcome to the world of the Grisha. After pulling off a seemingly impossible heist in the notorious Ice Court, criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker feels unstoppable. But life is about to take a dangerous turn - and with friends who are among the deadliest outcasts in Ketterdam city, Kaz is going to need more than luck to survive in this unforgiving underworld.
A bittersweet, funny, sad story of friendship, first love, and heartache, all rolled into one spellbinding tale, from a stunning debut novelist. For fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart. Henry Page, a hopeless romantic and film buff, is smitten as soon as Grace Town walks into his classroom. But Grace - who looks in need of a good bath, is dressed in guy's clothing, and walks with a cane - is unlike any leading lady he's ever obsessed over. And when Henry and Grace are both offered positions as editors of their high school newspaper, the mystery of Grace begins to captivate him. Why does she visit a graveyard every afternoon? What secret does she keep locked away in her bedroom? Above all, why is Grace Town so deeply sad? Before he knows it, Henry is sure that he is the one to unlock her happiness. But Grace is capricious, changeable, infuriating, and, above all, damaged. Henry will need to be the strongest he has ever been to survive this particular love story.
The UK's top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity. To find out more about Crisis, see www.crisis.org.uk
Hey guys. It;s another Wednesday which means it times to talk about some books I am wishing for. Books I am very excited for and also - can you believe we are halfway through August?! Where is the time going.
The final battle is coming...As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated, and running out of time. The final battle is coming, and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever...Explosive, rich and darkly addictive, this is the stunning conclusion to Mel Salisbury's internationally best-selling trilogy that began with THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER.
This cover got shown at YALC and it has to be my most favourite of the 3 and I am so excited for this book.
The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? This fifth instalment in the sensational New York Times bestselling series is the most thrilling yet and cannot be missed.
For the first time, fans of Sarah J. Maas's sweeping New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass saga can experience the vivid imagery of her expansive world. Celaena battling the ridderak in the catacombs, Chaol in the gardens of the glass castle, Manon riding her wyvern through the Crossing, and many other favourite moments, characters and objects come to life as readers explore the vibrantly detailed realm of Throne of Glass. Stunning original black and white drawings will bring fans deeper into the series than ever before - making this a must-have companion to Sarah J. Maas's beloved books.
A magical retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in a fairytale Japan. A companion title to Zoe Marriott's critically acclaimed Shadows on the Moon. There is a monster in the forest...Everyone in Hana's remote village on the mountain knows that straying too far into the woods is a death sentence. When Hana's father goes missing, she is the only one who dares try to save him. Taking up her hunting gear, she goes in search of the beast, determined to kill it - or be killed herself. But the forest contains more secrets, more magic and more darkness than Hana could ever have imagined, and the beast is not at all what she expects...
So, July was a really great reading month for me! I read a total of 10 books and I am so happy with myself. As you know, the start of the year was really slow for me. I was in the biggest of reading slumps and I was only read 1-3 books a month BUT NOW 10 YAY!
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - I was so excited for this book and it didn't disappoint. Obvviously though, it would be better seeing this live but still so good and it was great to be back in the wizarding world - 4/5 - REVIEW
Sing To Silent Stones - A beautiful book based on the authors history. I really enjoyed this as it is something different from books I usually read - 4/5 - REVIEW
You Know Me Well - From two wonderful authors, whose books I will carry on reading, comes this wonderful LGBT book on finding new friends, romances, heartache and a whole lot of laughs - 4/5 - REVIEW
Sing - I loved this book. A wonderful book about a singer who has just gone through a break up and decides she needs to get away for the weekend. Hopefully she can write some new music, but is falling in love what she needs? - 5/5 - REVIEW
DIMIMY - The last book in the DIMILY trilogy and it did not disappoint. I was so happy to see what Tyler and Eden where up too and if would ever work between them - 4/5 - REVIEW
What's A Girl Gotta Do? - The last book in the spinster trilogy AND POSSIBLY MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH. Lottie is a feminist hero and I enjoyed reading her story and watching her kick ass against all the sexist people out there - 5/5 - REVIEW
On Starlit Seas - A book about romance, travelling, danger and chocolate. Chocolate is dangerous in this world and so is meeting the captain of the ship she is travelling on - 4/5 - REVIEW
Songs About A Girl - A wonderful book from Chris! About a girl who gets to take pictures of a popular band and whose songs she has heard before, and why do they sound like they are about her? What is the connection between her and the band? - 5/5 - REVIEW
To Have And To Hold - a brilliant story about a woman who has just been through a tough break up with her fiance(on the day of her wedding)and is now planning a wedding for a lovely woman with a distant fiance and a cold but hot older brother, can she handle all of this? - 4/5 - REVIEW
Love Song - Getting to travel with the worlds most famous band is a dream. Falling in love with one of them was not meant to happen. Full of laughs, heartache, romance and relationships! - 5/5 - REVIEW
So, I've seen this round the internet and I wouldn't say I am addicted to Pokemon Go(I'm lying) but I had to do this tag! I wasn't tagged but I'll just tag you all if you haven't done this yet because it is really fun! Here's the original post. So here we are...
The Little Princess! One of my all time favourites! A story that will have you crying, laughing and hoping! It is just wonderful.
I have to say Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall! I was up until the early hours reading this fantastic book! It isn't very long but I had to take my time with it and I just loved every second.
Obvs spoilers - Feyre & Rhysand from ACOTAR and Sophie and Luca from the Blood For Blood saga - ALL THE FEELS GUYS ALL THEM FEELS.
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir! One of the best books I read last year!
Defiantly Harry Potter. SO MANY SPIN-OFFS WE NEED!
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber! So very excited for this.
I have so many auto-buy authors but my number one is Maria V. Snyder. Her books are one of the books that got me into reading and I will always buy her books.
Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I know loads of people love and hate this series so I was wary at first but, I am half way through the second book and it is fantastic!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer! It feels like its a lifetime until it's out.
It's hard to answer this one but probably The Winner's Curse and I cannot wait to read the rest in the trilogy if they are half as good as the first book.
Any special edition of Harry Potter-and if it's signed as well that would be amazing.
It was Twilight! I read it when I was younger and that started of this reading obsession and Twilight will always have a special place in my heart.
Probably Vampire Academy. I didn't like the first one and it just seems to be everywhere. Nothing against the author or anything it just wasn't my cup of tea and seeing it everywhere doesn't want me to try and re-read it.
Any book with a love triangle.
Game Of Thrones. It took me so long to get through the first book so I am very scared about the rest even though I am excited to get to them.
I have a few books here to show you guys that are coming out in August that I am super excited for!!
After a terrorist attack shatters her family, eighteen-year-old Darya Ivanova explores her new identity. Darya is a young woman trying to recover her life after a brutal terrorist attack shakes her rural Russian hometown, killing her young sister. Her father wants her married off to one of his factory employees and her mother has resurfaced as the matriarch of their family, displacing Darya and even blaming her for Nika's death. But the attack has drawn foreigners to their community, reporters and aid workers who open Darya's eyes to the world. When she falls for a older man, a journalist from New York, could he be her ticket out of her hometown, her old life and her grief? A stunning story about finding your voice in the aftermath of tragedy, from acclaimed author Julie Mayhew.
Four friends meet up at their old school to open the memory box they stowed there years ago - with five letters inside for four of them, because their friend Millie has died. When they open the box they find a new letter from Millie and discover that she has left them special instructions: permission to open her letter only if they all read aloud the letters they wrote to their older selves, revealing their deepest secrets.
A thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible – if you want it enough.A hundred years in the future, New York's elite of the super-tower lie, backstab and betray each other to find their place at the top of the world. Everyone wants something and everyone has something to lose.
As the privileged inhabitants of the upper floors recklessly navigate the successes and pitfalls of the luxury life, forbidden desires are indulged and carefree lives teeter on the brink of catastrophe. Whilst lower-floor workers are tempted by a world and unexpected romance dangling just out of reach. And on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
So when a young woman falls from the top of the supertower, her death is the culmination of a scandal that has ensnared the top-floor elite and bottom-floor. But who plummeted from the roof? And what dark secrets led to her fall?
Friends will be betrayed and enemies forged as promises are broken. When youre this high up, theres nowhere to go but down.
To be honest, the sex pact wasn't always part of the plan. Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive, ever-evolving To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too, they embark on a quest to do the deed together... separately. Layla's got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months. Alex has already done it. Or so she says. Emma doesn't know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she'll give it a shot. And Zoe, well, Zoe can't even say the o word without bursting into giggles. Will everything go according to plan? Probably not. But at least the girls have each other every hilarious, heart-warming, cringe-inducing step of the way.
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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