Waiting On… The Smoke Thieves

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This weeks book is:

The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1)

Expected Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Publishing Company: Viking

 

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Goodreads SynopsisA princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. 

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I think that this sounds so good. four different characters whose lives are linked together. I have high hope for this one. I love multiple pov stories so fingers crossed!

 

I actually have an early copy of this book so be on the look out for my review around the release date!

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Waiting On… In Her Skin

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This weeks book is:

In Her Skin

Expected Publication Date: April 17, 2018

Publishing Company: FSG

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisSixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest scam of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping to cash in on a little safety, a little security. She finds her opportunity in the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family with ties to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine. 

When Jo takes on Vivi’s identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her back with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. As hidden crimes come to the surface, and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold onto an illusion of safety, or escape the danger around her before it’s too late.

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: A teenager taking on the identity of a missing girl? That was all I needed to know to add this to my list. It also comes out very soon so that’s exciting!

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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To Kill a KingdomDate Published: March 6, 2018

Published By: Fiewel and Friends

Pages: 342

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 3/24/18-4/2/18

Rating: 2-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

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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?

 

My Thoughts: I really didn’t care for the first 80% of this book. I didn’t like Lira. I wasn’t that invested in the plot. The only thing that kept me reading was Elian’a chapters. I almost dnf’d this book multiple times. The last 90 pages were pretty good. That’s where all of the actions and high stakes were at. Overall, it was just okay.

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

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Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass, #1)Date Published: February 20, 2018

Published By: MacMillion/Imprint

Pages: 336

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 3/11/18-3/24/18

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisCan she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation, where her mother―a noted scriptologist―constantly alters and expands their reality.

But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative Victorian Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of young scientists with a gift for mechanics, alchemy, or scriptology―and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created―and only she can stop it.

 

My Thoughts: I was a little bit disappointed in this. I didn’t like it as much as I was expecting or hoping to. I did like the characters a lot and I think that’s what really drove me to keep reading the book. The action starts up right away in this and the idea of being able to literally write a world into being is incredible. I did like the last 20% a bit more than the rest of the story and I am interested enough in the characters to reading the next book and see how things end.

Whisper by Lynette Noni

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Whisper (Whisper, #1)Date Published: May 1, 2018

Published By: KCP Loft

Pages: 320

Edition Read: e-arc

Dates Read: 3/19/18-3/23/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

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Goodreads Synopsis“Lengard is a secret government facility for extraordinary people,” they told me. 

I believed them. That was my mistake.

There isn’t anyone else in the world like me.

I’m different. I’m an anomaly. I’m a monster. 

For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.

As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

 

My Thoughts: I really liked our main character “Jane Doe” I thought she was great and pretty realistic. I enjoyed all of the other characters as well. I liked the plot twist that happened towards the end of the book. The “powers” in this story were really unique and I liked that it was different from all the other books I have read about teens having powers. As of now there isn’t anything saying there will be a sequel but with the way this ended I imagine there will be at some point and I will definitely be picking it up if there is one.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

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The Final SixDate Published: March 6, 2018

Published By: HarperTeen

Pages: 345

Edition Read: paperback, ARC

Dates Read: 3/4/18-3/10/18

Rating: 3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisWhen Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.

For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.

As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives. 

 

 

My Thoughts: Overall this book was just okay, however the ending left me wanting the second book immediately! I liked our main characters. I do feel like the relationship was pretty insta-lovey which I wasn’t the biggest fan of at first, but then I grew to love the pair together. It wasn’t as science fiction as I was expecting it to be. I was thinking it was going to be taking place in space and on Jupiter, however, it takes place entirely on Earth. So I am excited to get the space setting in the second book and I will definitely be picking up the sequel.

March 2018 Wrap Up!

March Wrap Up

March was a slower month for me. I moved in March so I didn’t read a ton and I didn’t have a lot of things go up on here either! Sorry for that! Let’s jump into what I managed to get done in March!


 

 

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Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie, #1) The Final Six Whisper Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass, #1)

 

 

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36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven’t read before
38. A science book or science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title

 

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Whisper

 

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February Wrap Up
Between the Blade and the Heart review
Waiting on.. Ace of Shades
Waiting On.. Furyborn
T10T: books on my spring tbr
Waiting On..Sky in the Deep
Waiting On.. A Court of Frost and Starlight