Waiting On… There Will Come a Darkness

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This weeks book is:

There Will Come a Darkness (Age of Darkness, #1)

Expected Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Publishing Company: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: The Age of Darkness approaches.
Five lives stand in its way.
Who will stop it… or unleash it? 

For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations―until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.

All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. As chaos takes hold, five souls are set on a collision course:

A prince exiled from his kingdom.
A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.
A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. 
A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone.
And a dying girl on the verge of giving up.

One of them―or all of them―could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This:  The idea that any one of these main characters could be the savior or the destroyer of the world sounds so good. It seems different from anything I’ve read before and I can’t wait to see how it plays out. I have pretty high hopes for this one.

Waiting On… The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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This weeks book is:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Expected Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Publishing Company: Redhook

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: In the summer of 1901, at the age of seven, January Scaller found a Door. You know the kind of door–they lead to Faerie, to Valhalla, to Atlantis, to all the places never found on a map.

Years later, January has forgotten her brief glimpse of Elsewhere. Her life is quiet and lonely but safe on her guardian’s estate, until one day she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds in its pages, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure, and danger. A book that might lead her back to the half-remembered door of her childhood.

But, as January gets answers to questions she never imagined, shadows creep closer. There are truths about the world that should never be revealed.

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I actually hadn’t heard about this book until last month. I thought the cover looked really pretty when someone mentioned that they had gotten an arc of it to read. When I checked it out and saw that it was about a book that contained secret doors in it and a girl possibly exploring these doors, I was so interested. I can’t wait to read this one.

The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate

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The Red LabyrinthDate Published: June 4, 2019

Published By: Flux

Pages: 352

Genre: fantasy

Edition Read: ebook, arc

Dates Read: 7/1/19-7/7/19

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalver’s isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze’s shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a mysterious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path. 

But when Zadie’s best friend vanishes into the labyrinth-and everyone mysteriously forgets he exists- completing the maze becomes her only hope of saving him. In desperation, Zadie bribes the only person who knows the safe path through- Dex- into forming a tenuous alliance. 

Navigating a deadly garden, a lethal blood-filled hourglass, and other traps-with an untrustworthy murderer for her guide-Zadie’s one wrong step from certain death. But with time running out before her friend (and secret crush) is lost forever, Zadie must reach the exit and find him. If Dex and the labyrinth don’t kill her first.

 

 

My Thoughts: I received an arc of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Overall I liked this and it went by quickly when I was reading which is always something I appreciate in a book. I didn’t like that the main character was down on herself so much throughout the whole thing. I also don’t really like how this ended seeing as how there is no plans as of now for a sequel and this very much ends on a cliffhanger like there would be a second book. I loved Dex so much and
I really want more of him. I liked the “magic” system in this but I don’t feel like much backstory was given on how it came about, so I wish there was more of that. I do hope that we can get a sequel because I would love to see where things go based off of the last part of this book. Things took a very interesting twist that I really didn’t see coming. At all.

 

Waiting On… A Dress for the Wicked

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This weeks book is:

A Dress for the Wicked

Expected Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Publishing Company: Harper Teen

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing.

But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before.

As the first “country girl” to compete, Emmy knows she’ll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I am a sucker for a book that has any kind of competition in it. A fashion competition reminds me of project runway which I love. I can’t wait to read this. I have high hopes!

Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen

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Nyxia Uprising (The Nyxia Triad, #3)Date Published: April 26, 2019

Published By: Crown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 358

Genre: science fiction, young adult

Edition Read: hardback

Dates Read: 5/10/19-7/1/19

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: In the highly anticipated Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they’re ever to make it home alive.

 

 

My Thoughts: This was an amazing end to the trilogy. I laughed, I got teary eyed. The characters were so different in this than the first book. So much growth and development of the course of the series. Certain things happened the way I expected them to but there were also some things that happened that I didn’t expect in the slightest. I loved the way that the two groups came together in the end and just completely kicked ass. I absolutely loved every second of this trilogy. I’m sad that it’s over and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. If you haven’t picked this trilogy up yet please do so! You won’t regret it.

Reading Wrap Up: June 2019!

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June was insanely busy and I didn’t read as much as I would have liked to. I did really enjoy the things that I read though so that is always good. Let me know if you have also read these books and if you did, what you thought of them!


 

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The Rule of One (The Rule of One, #1) The Rule of Many (The Rule of One, #2) The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3)

 

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Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) Ghosts of the Shadow Market King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)

 

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Reading Wrap Up: May 2019
The Rule of One (review)
Waiting On… Queen of Ruin
T10T: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019
Waiting On…The Dragon Republic
Waiting On… Vow of Thieves
The Rule of Many (review)
Anticipated Releases: July 2019
The Woman Who Rides Like A Man (review)

 

The Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Tamora Pierce

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The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3)Date Published: March 1, 1986

Published By: Random House Children’s Books

Pages: 228

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: hardback

Dates Read: 6/22/19-6/30/19

Rating: 3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Book 3 in the Song of the Lioness quartet. I have reviews for books one and two as well if you are interested in my thoughts on those.

 

My Thoughts: I didn’t like this book as much as the previous two simply for that fact that for a portion of this nothing really happened. We got a much bigger glimpse into the life of the Bazhir in this and that was nice to see. I feel like Alanna was a little whiny during parts of this and that really annoyed me. My opinion on who I want her to end up with changed in this, I am now rooting for someone else than I was in the first two books. Jon really pissed me off in this and now I am NOT a fan of his. We will see how that changes in the last book if at all. I am interested to see how this series is going to come to an end and what the big battle that’s coming is going to be. I have a theory on what’s going to happen so we shall see if I am right.