Waiting On… Where I Live

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This weeks book is:

Where I Live

Expected Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Publishing Company: HarperTeen

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisLinden Rose has a big secret–she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward.

But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.

Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea’s story and come to terms with her own painful past. Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she’s worked so hard to keep.

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I think this sounds like it’s going to be a hard hitting contemporary novel. It sounds like it’s going to be covering some rough topics as well. I love contemporary stories that deal with the harder topics so this one is right up my alley.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)Date Published: January 2, 2018

Published By: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 384

Edition Read: Hardcover

Dates Read: 1/28/18-2/4/18

Rating:  4-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisOf course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. 

 

 

My Thoughts: I knew going in that I was going to love this simply because Holly Black wrote it and I have liked everything of hers that I have read. I loved the characters and the fact that they were all a little morally gray. Nobody was perfect and that was so nice to see. I liked all the political aspects of the story and how Jude inserted herself into things and was making a place for herself among the Fae. It was nice to see a fae story where the human main character actually wanted to be a part of the Fae community and was willing to go pretty far to get there. I can’t wait to get the second book when it comes out because the ending of this….insane! Highly recommend.

Waiting On…To Kill a Kingdom

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This weeks book is:

To Kill a Kingdom

Expected Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Publishing Company: Feiwel & Friends

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisPrincess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: A siren who collects the hearts of princes and then gets turned into a human? I am so there for that! This story sounds amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I also really love the cover of this book.

T10T: Books on my TBR the Longest That I Still Haven’t Read

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This weeks topic is the books that have been on our tbr list the longest that we still haven’t read yet. I have quite a few books that I have been meaning to read for years and just haven’t gotten around to yet. Some of these I am still very much looking forward to reading, while some of them I have kind of lost interest in. Let’s jump into the books!


 

The Book Thief Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) The Perks of Being a Wallflower An Abundance of Katherines Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

The Virgin Suicides Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist House of Leaves The Giver (The Giver, #1)

 

Let me know if there is one of these that you think I should get to soon! I will be reading The Book Thief within the next month or so!

 

 

January 2018 Wrap Up!

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I read so much more in January than I was expecting to. I really enjoyed everything that I read which was also a nice surprise. I read one of my most anticipated books of this year and started a second anticipated read as well. I didn’t purchase anything this month which I expected. Let’s jump into the books I read and let me know if you have read any of these and what your thoughts were!


 

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An Enchantment of Ravens Siege and Storm (Grisha Verse, #2) Saga, Vol. 8 (Saga, #8) If You Find Me Not a Drop to Drink

Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

 

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1. A book with A, T and Y in the title
10. An authors debut book
24. A book with a map

 

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Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

 

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T10T: New to me authors I read in 2017
Waiting On…Immortal Reign
Rite of Redemption (review)
December 2017 Wrap Up
An Enchantment of Ravens (review)
Siege and Storm (review)
T5W: Books I didn’t get to in 2017
Waiting On…Obsidio
Saga Volume 8 (review)
If You Find Me (review)
Not a Drop to Drink (review)
Waiting On…This Heart of Mine
Gathering Darkness (review)
Waiting On…Pacifica
Anticipated Releases: February 2018
Beneath the Sugar Sky (review)
Waiting On…Children of blood and Bone

Waiting On… Children of Blood and Bone

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This weeks book is:

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Expected Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Published By: Henry Holt & Co

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisZélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. 

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. 

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: Other than the fact that this book sounds insanely good, everyone who has gotten an arc of this book has been singing its praises. I can’t wait to read it and see why everyone is loving it so much. I also am a hug fan of the cover!

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

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Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)Date Published: January 9, 2018

Published By: Tor

Pages: 174

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 1/25/18-1/27/18

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

 

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SynopsisBeneath the Sugar Sky returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world. 

 

My Thoughts: This book was just as amazing as the first two were. The writing is stunning and the world we got to go to this time around was so fantasic. We got to go to a nonsense world this time around and I loved it. The characters were great like always, we got a few new ones and some from the first book as well. I can’t recommend this companion series enough. you do need to read the first book before this one though because something happens in book one that you need to know before going into this one (hence the reason the entire synopsis isn’t listed!) If you have read this let me know what you think as well!