Waiting On… Nightblood

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This weeks book is:

Court of Shadows (House of Furies, #2)

Expected publication date: June 26, 2018

Publishing company: HarperTeen





Synopsis: In this second book of Madeleine Roux’s expansive gothic horror series, illustrations from artist Iris Compiet and chilling photographs help bring to life a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.



Why I’m Anticipating This:    I read the first book in this series last year and I loved it. I am really looking forward to seeing where things go in this, especially with the way things ended in the first book.




April 2018 Wrap Up!

April Wrap Up

I feel like I wasn’t reading all that much in the month of April, however, I managed to read 8 books this month! And most of them were great reads! I did purchase one thing this month but it was only a dollar (SCORE!). Let’s jump into the wrap up!


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To Kill a Kingdom I Stop Somewhere Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5) The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days Time Bomb The Call (The Call #1)


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A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)


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15. A book with a unique format/writing structure
27. A book about surviving hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
35. A book featuring murder
41. A book by an author with the same initials


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I Stop Somewhere



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March 2018 wrap up
The Final Six (review)
Whisper (review)
Ink, Iron and Glass (review)
To Kill A Kingdom (review)
Waiting on..In Her Skin
Waiting on…The Smoke Thieves
Waiting on…LifeLike
Anticipated Releases: May 2018



Anticipated Releases: May 2018

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Quite a few books are coming out in May that I am looking forward to. My most anticipated book of the spring is coming out on May 1st! so many pretty covers this month as well! Let’s get into the books and as always don’t forget to let me know if you are also looking forward to any of these books.


May 1:

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) Brightly Burning The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1)


May 15:

Out of the Blue Onyx and Ivory Girl Made of Stars


May 22:

Furyborn (Empirium, #1)


May 29:

Listen to Your Heart LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

Waiting On… LIFEL1K3

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This weeks book is:

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

Expected Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Publishing Company: Knopf Books for Young Readers





Goodreads SynopsisOn a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.

But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.



Why I’m Anticipating This: Jay Kristoff is one of the coauthors of the Illuminae Files series and I love that series so much. This book was on my anticipated list before it even had a title let alone a synopsis. Once the synopsis was released though….I mean this just sounds so good. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

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






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!

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






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


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




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.