I thought I would do a post on upcoming books that I really excited for! Let me know what books that are coming out that you're excited for!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Release date - 8/10/2015
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. Simon can't even enjoy the fact that his room-mate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can't stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savour anything.
Based on the characters Simon and Baz who featured in Rainbow Rowell's bestselling novel Fangirl,Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Release date - 22/10/2015
"Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife." When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king ...if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster. Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is...
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Release date - 7/1/2016
Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.
Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.
Did I Mention I need You? By Estelle Maskame
Release date - 19/10/2015
It's been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother… and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can't help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer.
Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren't over each other. But can they resist temptation?
In Did I Mention I Need You?, the second volume of Estelle Maskame's phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, Tyler and Eden must face up to their feelings and decide what to do next. Is their love strong enough to face the challenges that lie ahead?
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Release date - 11/2/2016
If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different.
Mare's blood is red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by the Silver king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red and Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder
Release date - 25/2/2016
Bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigueBestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue.Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore.
So the month of October is nearly upon us and I have decided I mainly want to read creepy/scary/paranormal books in the month of October! I will possibly read other books but these are the books I really want to read in October as they sound really creepy and go so well with Halloween!
Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser
In this book you will find monsters who are sad, misunderstood, discouraged, lonely, and in many cases demonized, particularly the demons. Perhaps someday you will realize that inside each of them is a human, or at least parts of one. Because these monsters hunger for more than man-flesh; they hunger for love. Exploring the secret lives of monsters from literature and popular culture Frank Lesser presents Godzilla facing an existential crisis, a yeti longing to work for Vogue magazine while Hansel and Gretel s witch complains about her new no-child diet. Sad Monsters catalogues the mood swings, shortcomings and neuroses of ghouls, goblins and unicorns, and proves that monsters are only human.
The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb by David John Griffin
The turn of the last century and Theodore Stubbs manor house resides in the quirky village of Muchmarsh. A renowned entomologist, he is often within the attic adding another exotic specimen to his extensive collection of insects. But Theodore is also a master hypnotist, holding the household in thrall to his every whim. Theodore's daughter-in-law Eleanor returned from the sanatorium two months before is a haunted figure, believing that her stillborn child Alastair lives and hides in the shadows. Then she falls pregnant again, but this time by the hypnotic coercion and wicked ravishment of Theodore. A dreadful act begets terrible secrets, and thirteen years later the boy Alastair Stubb begins to lose his identity.it is not long before mystery, intrigue and murder follow gleefully in his wake. The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb is a gothic terror of the highest order, delivering a dream-like and hallucinatory reading experience that promises to reveal secrets both disturbing and astonishing. Do you dare meet the Stubbs?
Charmed by Michelle Krys
The electrifying sequel to HEXED.
Since Indie Blackwood discovered she was a witch, life has been pretty crazy. Now her best friend Paige is missing, kidnapped by the Priory and taken to Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals.
Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. But facing the dark world’s most dangerous witches and warlocks means keeping her plan a secret from her boyfriend Bishop and forging alliances with a seriously sexy sorcerer.
No one who goes in ever comes out . . .
Say Her Name by James Dawson
Drip...drip...drip...In five days, she will come...Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear...But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror - five days - but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before...
Where The Ghost Walk by Peter Underwood
Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms. Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the Worcester to Birmingham canal or Roman soldiers seen near Lichfield Cathedral the inexplicable is everywhere. Peter Underwood, the world s leading expert on paranormal phenomena, provides this definitive guide to Britain s haunted places. Arranged by the various environments where ghosts appear, airfields, ancient sites, ruins, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, gardens, railways, seascapes, highways and woods. From the ghosts of Jacobite soldiers in Gallows Tree Lane, the ghost of King Arthur which has been seen in Tintagel to the phantom Spitfire of Biggin Hill airfield Where the Ghosts Walk is an indispensable guide to the rich world of the unexplained. Fully illustrated throughout with Peter Underwood s own photographs.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High School burned down. The blaze killed three and injured twenty, and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. For two decades, little was revealed about what became known as the Johnson Incident.
A diary has been found in the ruins of the school. In this diary, Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly's twin, tells of the strange and disturbing sequence of events leading to the incident.
But Kaitlyn doesn't exist. She never has.
The House On Cold Hill by Peter James
Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, he has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and he sees Cold Hill House as a paradise for his animal-loving daughter, the perfect base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being separated from her friends.
Within days of moving in, it becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents of the house. A friend of Jade's is the first to see the spectral woman, standing behind her as the girls talk on FaceTime. Then there are more sightings, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. As the haunting becomes more malevolent and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the terrified family discover Cold Hill House's dark history, and the horrible truth of what it could mean for them . . .
So these are the books I hope to read in the creepy month of October.
Are you planning on reading any creepy/scary books in October? Let me know what ones if you are!
So a while back Michael O'Mara colouring books sent me two colouring books and I was very excited about that as I love colouring books.
Here are some of the pictures I coloured in from these amazing colouring books.
Out of the two I would have to say the tattoo one is my favourite. There are so many amazing pictures in both of these to colour. I love when I have a day off, I just sit and colour these both in as they are very relaxing.
All in all these are some of my favourite colouring books out there!
A bit of a different post here! Thought I would do a beauty post as I am a big fan of make up so I thought I would show you guys my favourites!
So my favourite lipsticks!
I am a big fan of MAC lipstick as you can tell, they stay on for a very long time and are so nice in colour. Here are a few of my favourites a long with a few other makes!
Loreal Paris - exclusive by Blake - Blake's Pure Red - very long lasting and a beautiful shade - 5/5
MAC - I lost the sticker for the first one but I think it's Full Fuchsia or Fusion Pink - One of my favourite MAC lipsticks and it last for a very long time - 5/5
MAC - Heroine - my favourite lipstick ever! I love purple - I am always wearing this lipstick, it is my favourite. I put it with the Heroine lip liner and stays on all day - 5/5
MAC - Viva Glam Rihanna - Matte Pleasure Bomb - very pretty colour and long lasting - 5/5
MAC- Viva Glam Rihanna - Frost - Sometime smudges but other than that it is very beautiful - 4/5
Revlon - Va Va Violet - Doesn't last very long so have to keep topping up but it is a beautiful colour - 4/5
Seventeen - Scrumptious - very nice colour and quite long lasting - 4/5
This is my everyday make-up.
I like to do a bit of foundation and a flick on my eyelids with a bit of eyeliner.
Clinique - High impact Mascara 01 Black - so amazing and makes my eyelashes look very long - 5/5
Collection - Fast stroke eyeliner black - it is about £2-£3 - one of the best liquid eyeliners out there. Very long lasting and so easy to apply and take off - 5/5
Rimmel - Match perfection 010 Light porcelain - perfect for my skin colour. I am quite pale so this is a great foundation that doesn't make me look orange and it is a great coverage - 5/5
MUA - Cover & Conceal - good for concealing under eyes and red areas - 4/5
MAC - Blot Powder/Pressed - Light - great for sweeping over my concealer - 5/5
Benefit - Gimme Brow Medium/Deep - keeps my eyebrows in tact and in shape and a nice colour - 4/5
And two of my favourite eyeshadow palettes! Both very different in price but both very pigmented and very awesome!
MUA - Romantic Efflorescence Soft & Striking Shades - colours include - Mesmeric, Tempt, Corrupt, Obsessed, Lavish, Fiery, Bewitch, Magnet, Exposed, Siren, Reveal and Captivate - this only costed me £4 and it is so pigmented, all the colours are lovely and long lasting especially on a night out - 5/5
Urban Decay - Beauty With An Edge - Colours include - Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout, Flash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow and Baked cowboy - some are pigmented and are long lasting but they are all very lovely bright colours - 4/5
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first beauty blogpost! Please let me know and if you would like me to do more in the future!
So here is my August wrap-up. I read a total of 19 books this month...19 BOOKS! I'm rather proud of myself. I cannot believe the month of August is now over....
Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten - REVIEW HERE!
Ways Of The Doomed by Moira McPartlin - REVIEW HERE!
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - REVIEW HERE!
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - REVIEW HERE!
Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa - REVIEW HERE!
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett - REVIEW HERE!
Playing For Keeps by Emma Hart - REVIEW HERE!
The Love Game by Emma Hart - REVIEW HERE!
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - REVIEW HERE!
Mile High by Rebecca Chance - REVIEW HERE!
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica - REVIEW HERE!
A Flash Of Blue by Maria Farrer - REVIEW HERE!
Untouchable by Ava Marsh - REVIEW HERE!
It's Got To Be Perfect by Haley Hill - REVIEW HERE!
Longbow Girl by Linda Davies - REVIEW HERE!
Who Is Mackie Spence by Lin Kymer - REVIEW HERE!
My top 3 favourite books of August that I read where -
Monster by CJ Skuse - REVIEW HERE!
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis - REVIEW HERE!
Reawakened by Colleen Houck - REVIEW HERE!
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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