T10T: My Favorite Book Covers of 2019!

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly blog event hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl you can find all the information and weekly topics here: http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/top-ten-tuesday/ 


This weeks topic is a book cover freebie so I decided to go with my favorite book covers from 2019. I think that cover shave gotten a lot better over the last few years and there have been some really pretty ones in the last two years. I am focusing on the covers I loved in 2019. If you have any covers that you loved from 2019 that I maybe missed please let me know! I am a sucker for a gorgeous book cover. Okay, let’s get into my list!


Gravemaidens (Gravemaidens, #1)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Starless Sea

Dreaming Darkly

A Treason of Thorns

The Bone Houses

House of Salt and Sorrows

Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)

Wilder Girls

Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)

It was so hard to keep this list to just 10 so if ya’ll would like to see another list of gorgeous covers let me know and I will totally do another post about it. I could maybe do the last few years and pick my favorite covers from them. We could turn it into a post series of some sort. Let me know if that is something that you would like to see!

Anticipated Releases: February 2020!

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Okay for starters 2020 is going to be the year of stunning book covers and honestly I can’t wait for it. So many good books coming out this month that I can’t wait to read. Theres never enough time to read all the books I am excited. Let me know if any of these books are on your list as well!


February 4:

Belle Révolte The Stars We Steal Below (North #1) All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth, #1) What Kind of Girl

The Queen's Assassin (Queen's Secret, #1)


February 11:

Night Spinner (Night Spinner, #1) The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly


February 18:

The Life Below (The Final Six, #2)


February 25:

The Shadows Between Us Red Hood

Waiting On… House of Earth and Blood

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This weeks book is:

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)

Expected Publication Date: March 3, 2020

Publishing Company: Bloomsbury






Goodreads Synopsis: #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.



Why I’m Anticipating This: I am a massive Sarah J Maas fan so it should be no surprise that this is on my list. I can’t wait to read this and to have a new book from one of my favorite authors! I will forever read her books!

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire


Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5)Date Published: January 7, 2020

Published By: Tor

Pages: 206

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: arc, ebook

Dates Read: 1/12/20-1/14/20

Rating: 5-star-rating




Synopsis: The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire’s award-winning, bestselling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones.



My Thoughts: I was provided an arc via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was just as amazing as the other four books in this series. I absolutely love everything about the worlds that Seanan McGuire has created. It was really nice to have a conclusion to Jack and Jill’s story. I will read every single book that comes out in this series forever. It is one of my absolute favorite series. What Seanan McGuire manages to do and create in 200 pages some authors can’t accomplish in 600 pages. I can’t wait for the next installment. If you haven’t picked up this series yet……what are you waiting for.

Waiting On… The Life Below

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This weeks book is:

The Life Below (The Final Six, #2)

Expected Publication Date: February 18, 2020

Publishing Company: HarperTeen





Synopsis: The sequel to The Final Six. I have a review for the first book if you want to know my thoughts on it!


Why I’m Anticipating This: I really enjoyed The Final Six and for a while I thought that this might not come out because the release date kept being pushed back and it took forever for a title to be released. I am so excited to finally see what happens after the events at the end of the first book. I have high hopes that it’s going to be amazing.

2020 Reading & Blogging Goals!

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2020…. That’s just crazy to me to even be typing out. I can’t believe it’s a new decade and a new year. I love setting goals and trying to get better at things each year. I was super happy with my reading last year and I feel like my blogging was the same as it had been in 2018. I want to improve my blogging this year and we will get into my plans for that in a minute! But first, the reading goals!



  • I want to read at least 75 books in 2020. (im secretly aiming for 100! fingers crossed!)
  • I want to read more adult books, mostly adult fantasy, as that is my favorite genre
  • I want to take more detailed notes on the things I am reading so that I can give more detailed reviews 
  • I want to review every book that I read this year even if it’s a DNF




  • I want to be consistent in my posting schedule
  • I want to have a waiting on Wednesday up every week
  • I want to do at least two top ten tuesdays every month
  • I want to have two or more book tags go up every month



I want to know if there is anything you guys would like to see me do. So let me know of a tag or a topic you would like to see me post about in the comments! I know that these goals might seem pretty simple and honestly I was already doing most of these things last year so not too big of a change!


Let me know what goals you have that are reading/blogging related!



Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce


Lady Knight (Protector of the Small, #4)Date Published: August 27, 2002

Published By: Random House

Pages: 464

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 1/4/20-1/11/20

Rating: 4-star-rating






Synopsis: The final book in the Protector of the Small series. 

More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.



My Thoughts: This was a great ending to this series. I thought that still Kel had good growth in this even though it was the last book. This group of characters are some of my favorite characters ever. I love the banter between them and how they will do anything to protect the people that they care about. I will most definitely miss these characters for sure. I did kind of guess the event that led to the big climax of the book. I had an idea of how that was going to come around and what would happen leading up to it. With that being said though I really loved the big climax scene of the story and thought that it was done really well. Tamora Pierce is really amazing at writing fighting scenes. While this series is fairly old. It came out in the late 90’s/early 2000’s it is still so relevant to things going on in the world today. I will definitely miss these characters though and can’t wait to read the next book set in this world.