Monday, May 2, 2016

10 Books I’m Dying To Read This May

I don’t know about you guys but my TBR is going to be insane this month. May is going to be an epic month for new releases. Narrowing it down to 10 was almost impossible but here are the ones I’m most excited.

May's Exciting Releases

1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Hitting shelves May 3rd

The Unexpected Everything cover

If you haven’t seen this one around on blogs or Instagram, you maybe live under a rock.  Morgan Matson’s new one is high on my TBR especially since I’ll be meeting her! This one is a contemporary about a girl whose life is rocked by scandal and has her life turned totally upside down.  I’ve heard great things about it already which is not surprising since it’s Morgan Matson.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Hitting shelves May 3rd

A court of mist and fury cover

I’ve become the biggest Sarah J. Maas fangirl.  I actually read A Court of Thorns and Roses before I read the Throne of Glass books and that was the main reason I checked out her other books.  A Court of Mist and Fury has definitely been a highly anticipated sequel for me.

3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Hitting shelves May 3rd

Love & Gelato cover

I feel like this cover is so misleading.  It looks like nothing but a cutesy summer read but it seems like it will be more than that.  Lina goes to Italy to fulfill her mom’s dying wish of getting to know her father who has been absent her whole life.  While there she finds a journal her mom kept during her own time in Italy and it sets her on an adventure that will change everything she’s ever known about her family.

4. Ruined by Amy Tintera

Hitting shelves May 3rd

Ruined cover

This one reminds me a little bit of The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows which is why I’m so excited to read it.  Em is on a mission to save her kidnapped sister but to do that she must infiltrate the palace.  She poses as Prince Casimir’s betrothed and finds herself married to him.  As she gets closer to the prince, her mission for revenge starts to change.

5. The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

Hitting shelves May 3rd

the outliers cover

I love suspense novels and this one looks both suspenseful and kind of creepy.  Wylie gets a text from her friend asking for help and instead of telling her what’s going on, she sends Jasper to team up with Wylie to find her.  However, the clues lead them on a hunt through the woods in Maine and as they get deeper in the woods, the danger to them both gets higher.

6. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

Hitting shelves May 3rd

Queen of Hearts cover

I’m quickly becoming obsessed with anything and everything Alice in Wonderland related.  I read Marissa Meyer’s take on the Queen of Hearts and now I’m eager to see what Colleen Oakes does with her backstory.

7. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hitting shelves May 17th

the problem with forever cover

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s newest sounds like my kind of book.  Mallory has been home schooled her whole life but now she has to spend her senior year in public school.  On her first day of school she runs into her childhood best friend, Rider, who she hasn’t seen in years.  As they get to know each other again, their connection grows stronger but secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart.

8. The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Hitting shelves May 3rd

The Square Root of Summer cover

I’ve been seeing quite a few people reading this one and loving it.  It’s a contemporary story with time travel!  How awesome is that?

9. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Hitting shelves May 17th

The Crown's Game cover

This one reminds me a bit of the Grisha trilogy and also Throne of Glass.  Since I love both of those series, I figure I’ll give this one a shot.  Set in Russia featuring a magical duel to the death (between a girl and a guy who may be in love with her), The Crown’s Game has already been getting rave reviews from bloggers.

10. Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Hitting shelves May 3rd

Suffer Love cover

This one actually wasn’t really on my radar until recently but now I want to read it.  Hadley’s life changes completely when her father’s year-long affair comes to light and all she wants is to be left alone.  Then she meets a new guy, Sam, who changes all of that for her.  However, Sam is keeping a secret that could ruin everything between them.

What are you looking forward to reading in May?

Friday, April 1, 2016

10 Books I’m Dying To Read This April

April is looking to be a pretty great month for new releases.  I can’t possibly find time to read all the books I want to this month but these 10 are at least going to be added to my shelves to read later.

April's Exciting Releases

1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Hitting shelves April 26th

The Raven King is the final book in the Raven Cycle.  If you haven’t started this series already, you’re missing out.  Maggie Stiefvater has a way of making readers adore her characters and then killing them in cruel and unusual ways.  Seriously.  How could I come to love someone that has been fated to die since book one?  I’m just asking for heartbreak.

The Raven King

2. Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

Hitting shelves April 5th

I have yet to read anything by Cinda Williams Chima but I’ve heard from my fellow readers that her books are amazing.  While this one is set in the same world as her Seven Realms series, it takes place a generation later and I have heard that you don’t need to read the other books before reading this one. It’s a high fantasy featuring a guy out for revenge and a girl on the run from the crown.  I’m intrigued.


3. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Hitting shelves April 19th

If you’re a member of any fandom, I think you can relate to Scarlett Epstein.  She’s a fanfiction writer, she has tons of online friends but not a lot of IRL ones, and she (rightly) freaks out when her favorite TV show is cancelled.  She starts writing fan fiction about kids from her school and we can all guess how that turns out but I’m eager to read for myself and see how it goes.

Scarlett Epstein

4. The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen #2) by Jodi Meadows

Hitting shelves April 5th

The Orphan Queen was one of my favorite books of last year and the cliffhanger ending was probably one of the worst I’ve ever read.  Needless to say, I’ve been waiting for this one.  If you haven’t read The Orphan Queen, it’s a great fantasy novel about an orphaned queen who plans to take back her throne and save the kingdom from the evil byproduct of magic use.

The Mirror King

5. The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Hitting shelves April 26th

Roshani Chokshi’s debut novel has been getting a lot of buzz from her fellow authors as well as the bloggers who have been lucky enough to read early copies.  It’s a story inspired by Indian mythology that features arranged marriage, dark secrets, and magic.

The Star Touched Queen

6. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Hitting shelves April 19th

The blurb for this one describes it as deliciously creepy and that’d be enough to get me to read it but the synopsis sounds amazing too.  It’s historical fiction about a girl whose father is murdered and she sets out for revenge using a tree that she discovered.  When a lie is whispered to the tree, a hidden truth is told.  The tree might help her find her father’s murderer but it could also lead the murderer to her.

The Lie Tree

7. When We Collided by Emery Lord

Hitting shelves April 5th

I’m a fan of Emery Lord’s work so I’m pretty eager to get the chance to read this one.  I’ve been hearing that this one is a very emotional read dealing with mental health and I look forward to seeing how Emery Lord tackles that tough topic while also delivering another great romance.

When We Collided

8. Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Hitting shelves April 5th

Tell the Wind and Fire is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and while that doesn’t really matter to me, I do love retellings.  However, it’s the story itself that really appeals to me.  Lucie lives in a city divided between the Dark and the Light.  While she lives in the Light now, that hasn’t always been the case and she knows some very dark secrets.  When revolution breaks out, it’s up to her to save herself and the two boys in her life.

Tell the Wind and Fire

9. Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Hitting shelves April 5th

Eidetic memory, time travel, and a race against time?  I’m a fan of all those things.  Five teens are sent to the future on a mission to bring back some data.  When they arrive they break the only rule they’ve been given and they find their future selves to see what’s happened to them.  What they find out isn’t what they hoped for and now they have to get back to the past to stop their future.

Future Shock

10. Girl In The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Hitting shelves April 5th

I’m a history minor and the Nazis/Holocaust have always fascinated me.  Girl in the Blue Coat is the story of a Dutch teenager who procures black market goods for people.  When her neighbor asks her to find a missing Jewish girl she had been hiding, she can’t resist the task and is drawn into mystery and danger in the midst of rebellion.

Girl in teh blue coat

What are you looking forward to reading in April?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Upcoming Releases!

This was going to be a wish-list of books that I really wanted but I decided it would benefit you guys more if I made it more of a list of books that are going to be released soon or in the relatively near future. The idea was taken from The Story Siren. =]

December 2012:

The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan

Burned (Pretty Little Liars #12) by Sara Shepard
Katya’s World by Jonathan L. Howard
Poison (Legacy #2) by Molly Cochran
Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne
The Farm by Emily McKay
The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Foretold (Demon Trappers #4) by Jana Oliver
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
Flawed by Kate Avelynn
Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
All The Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

Deadly Little Lessons (Touch #5) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Girl In The Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner
Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane
Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #5) by Jennifer Estep
Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles #6) by Alyxandra Harvey

Blood Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn #2) by J.A. London
Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail
Full Moon Kisses (Full Moon #3) by Ellen Schreiber

January 2013:

Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder
The Savage Blue (Vicious Deep #2) by Zoraida Cordova
The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
Empty by K.M. Walton

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan
Catherine by April Lindner
Altered by Jennifer Rush
Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Crash by Lisa McMann
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Broken by A.E. Rought]
Doomed by Tracy Deebs
Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Then You Were Gone by Lauren Strasnick
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky
The Rogue’s Princess (Lacey Chronicles #3) by Eve Edwards
The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arnston
Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Salvation by Anne Osterlund

Gates Of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

The Namesake by Steven Parlato

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton #1) by Leila Rasheed
Ravage (Deviants #3) by Jeff Sampson

Slated (Slated #1) by Teri Terry

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton
Othermoon (Otherkin #2) by Nina Berry
Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel
Hooked by Liz Fichera
Asunder (Incarnate #2) by Jodi Meadows
What The Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook