Anticipated Releases: November 2018

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Not a huge number of books coming out this month, but I am pretty excited about the ones on my list. I have arc’s for two of them so be on the lookout for those reviews closer to the release dates.


 

November 6:

The Wren Hunt Empress of All Seasons Umbertouched (Rosemarked, #2)

 

November 13:

This Splintered Silence

 

November 20:

Any Second Five Feet Apart

 

November 27:

Amber & Dusk Outrun the Wind

The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse

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The Echo RoomDate Published: September 11, 2018

Published By: Tor Teen

Pages: 320

Edition Read: arc, ebook

Dates Read: 10/16/18-10/21/18

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisRett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with him. When she finds a mysterious bloodstain and decides she doesn’t trust Rett, he tries to escape on his own—

Rett wakes on the floor of the same cold, dark room. He doesn’t trust Bryn, but he’ll have to work with her if he ever hopes to escape. They try to break out of the room—

Rett and Bryn hide in a cold, dark room. Safe from what’s outside.

But they’re not alone.

 

My Thoughts: I received an arc of this via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

The entire first half of this book was so confusing. I was never sure about what was actually happening. I did really enjoy the characters though. Once the story line stopped repeating things got stranger in the sense that what was revealed didn’t seem to fit the story very well. I’m not going to say what was revealed because, spoilers, but that kind of ruined the story for me and I wasn’t as interested in it after that. It ended up just being okay in my opinion. I am interested in picking up something from this author in the future though.

Story Spotlight #1

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For my very first Story Spotlight I wanted to feature my friend and her husbands story that they have put up on Wattpad! They have been working on this story for a while now and made the decision to share it on Wattpad so that people could read it. I have already read the parts that they have up and really enjoyed it!

 

Mundane to Magic

 

Synopsis: A Kingdom suffers greatly at the hands of King Edric. It has been easy to keep them in line with the terrors past the Kingdom walls, and the magic that only he and his minions can use. Luka, his brother Grant and Val start their adventure to stop King Edric because enough is enough. Their journey will take them to new places, and they will uncover the truth and the true evil of King Edric.

 

They are planning for the story to be a trilogy which is pretty exciting if you ask me! I love trilogies! If you are interested in the story and want to give the first chapter a read click this link and it will take you straight to the Wattpad page where you can read all of the parts that have been posted so far! If you like what you read make sure you give the page a follow so that you will know when new parts have been added to the story! Let me know what you think of the story if you decide to give it a read. I would love to know your thoughts!

Amulet Volume 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibushi

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Supernova (Amulet, #8)Date Published: September 25, 2018

Published By: Scholastic

Pages: 224

Edition Read: hardcover

Date Read: 10/17/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

Synopsis: The eighth volume in the Amulet graphic novel series.

 

My Thoughts: While I really enjoyed this and like reading these characters story, I did feel like this was a little bit of a filler volume. Not much happened in it at all. I understand why this volume was important and needed in the series as they said everything will be concluded in the next volume. Still a good read despite not having much going on. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a graphic novel series targeted towards younger readers as this is a middle grade series.

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau

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Eden Conquered (Dividing Eden, #2)Date Published: June 5, 2018

Published By: HarperTeen

Pages: 320

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 10/9/18-10/13/18

Rating:  3-star-rating

 

 

 

SynopsisThe Kingdom of Eden is growing darker with each passing day. Brother and sister, former foes, must decide whether some betrayals cut too deep to be forgiven—and whether one will wear the crown or both will lose everything.

The final book in the Dividing Eden duology. 

 

My Thoughts: Overall this was an okay ending to the duology. It was a little boring and I found myself skimming chapters. You don’t really see Carys learn to control or even practice controlling her powers. It just skims right over that part of the story. I feel like everything was a little rushed in terms of the pacing of things. It should have been dragged out a little more in my opinion. I feel like not much happened in the first 75% of the book and then you were somehow at the end and everything was happening all at once. I wish it had been a bit of a better ending.

Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson

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Skyward Volume 1: My Low-G LifeDate Published: September 25, 2018

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 168

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 10/8/18

Rating: 2-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisOne day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your Dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed…

SKYWARD, VOL. 1 collects issues #1-5 of the ongoing series from writer Joe Henderson (showrunner of Fox’s Lucifer) and artist Lee Garbett (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard).

 

My Thoughts: I came across it in my Hoopla app and decided to give it a go. It wasn’t great. The idea was good but it just wasn’t executed well. Honestly, not a whole lot happened. It leaves off at a weird spot and there isn’t any info on if there will be another volume or not. I don’t think I will be continuing on if they decide to make another volume though.

Saga Volume 9 by Brian K Vaughan

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Saga, Vol. 9Date Published: October 2, 2018

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 160

Edition Read: paperback

Date Read: 10/3/2018

Rating: 5-star-rating

 

 

 

SynopsisThe multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a spacefaring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet.

Collects SAGA #49-54

 

My Thoughts: Holy Crap!!! This was such a good installment in this series. It ripped my heart out but I loved it anyway.  I can’t believe we have to wait a year or more to get the next volume of this due to the creators taking a year long hiatus. That ending was insane. Highly Recommend this graphic novel series if you haven’t read it yet, which you should! It is very mature in content though so be aware of that going in to it.