Waiting On…The Wren Hunt

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This weeks book is:

The Wren Hunt

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Publishing Company: Bloomsbury USA Childrens



Goodreads SynopsisEvery Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good.

In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment—as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness. Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions to its absolute end. Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must decide whether or not to gamble on the spell and seal the Augurs’ fate. 


Why I’m Anticipating This: Honestly, this just sounds amazing. Magic and basically a spy mission. I have such high hopes for this. This book cover is also one of my favorites from this year.


Anticipated Releases: September 2018

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There are some good books coming out this month. I do have arc’s of two of the books coming out this month so be on the lookout for my reviews of those! I am so excited for all of these! Let me know if you are also looking forward to any of these books coming out! Note: There are a few books on my list with release dates this month but no covers/any other news about them so I haven’t included those just because they could change. 


Sept 4:

Not Even Bones (Untitled #1) Ignite the Stars Ten After Closing


Sept 18:

Strange Grace


Sept 25:

For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1) The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Waiting On… The Boneless Mercies

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This weeks book is:

The Boneless Mercies

Expected Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Publishing House:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Goodreads SynopsisA dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction!

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies’ one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling—and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig. 


Why I’m Anticipating This: Honestly, the title alone drew my attention and it was on my radar before it even had a synopsis. When the synopsis was released it became on of my most anticipated for the year because it sounds AMAZING! I’m really looking forward to a story surrounding some badass females!

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows


Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles, #1)Date Published: September 12, 2017

Published By: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 400

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 8/16/18

Rating: 3-and-a-half-star-rating






Goodreads SynopsisBefore

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.


Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.


My Thoughts: I have had my eye on this since before it came out last year and just never got around to reading it until now. I thought that dragons were going to be way more present in the story than they were, so that was a little disappointing. I did really like the development and growth that happened in Mira from the start of the book to the end of the book. I wasn’t the biggest fan of all the time jumping because it was pretty confusing at first and some of the things from the past we really didn’t NEED to know. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book because all the action in this one took place in the last 100 pages and it was really crazy. I’m hoping the sequel has more dragons in it as well!

Waiting On… Kingdom of Ash

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This weeks book is:

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

Expected Publication Date: October 23, 2018

Publishing Company: Bloomsbury YA



SynopsisAs the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.


Why I’m Anticipating This: This is the final book in one of my favorite series. I can’t wait to see how things end and all the story lines get wrapped up in this final book. Let me know if you’re also looking forward to seeing how things end in this series!

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen


Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1)Date Published: September 12, 2017

Published By: Crown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 384

Edition Read: e-arc

Dates Read: 8/9/18-8/10/18

Rating: 4-star-rating





Goodreads SynopsisEmmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.


Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.


My Thoughts: I received an early review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

A competition in space to go to a new planet to mine a mysterious new product. It was just as epic and amazing as that sounds. I really loved our main character Emmett, and honestly, the side characters were all pretty good as well. I loved the twists that got thrown at us. The mystery surround Babel kept me very interested. The end was such a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next one as soon as my copy comes into the library. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a sci-fi with a competition aspect to it.

Contagion by Erin Bowman


Contagion (Contagion, #1)Date Published: July 24, 2018

Published By: HarperTeen

Pages: 432

Edition Read: hardcover

Dates Read: 7/30/18-8/2/18

Rating: 4-star-rating






Goodreads SynopsisIt got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don’t set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken. 


My Thoughts: I was expecting to like this because I love space books. However, I enjoyed this so much more than I thought that I was going to. The mystery of what happened and surrounding the one character was so good! ( I can’t say which character, because hello, SPOILERS!) The whole concept was done so well. I was completely sucked into the story the entire time and when I wasn’t reading all I wanted to do was pick the book up and see what was going to happen next. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out because this ended on such a cliffhanger. I am planning on checking out the other books this author has out because of how much I liked this one. Hopefully her other books are just as good! Highly recommend this if you are looking for a good space mystery/thriller!