Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy By Ameriie [Review]

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy  RELEASE DATE: July 13th 2017
AUTHOR:
Ameriie
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Anthology, Fantasy.  
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury Publishing
SUMMARY: 
Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again! Continue reading

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue By Mackenzi Lee [Review]

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue  RELEASE DATE: June 20th 2017
AUTHOR:
Mackenzi Lee
GENRE:
Young-Adult, GLBT, Historical, Adventure, Romance.  
PUBLISHER:
Katherine Tegen Books
SUMMARY: 

An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. Continue reading

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendecny#1) By Arsenault Rivera [ARC Review]

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1) RELEASE DATE: October 3rd 2017 AUTHOR: Arsenault Rivera
GENRE:
Fantasy, Adventure, LGBTQ
PUBLISHER:
Tor Books
SUMMARY: 

Even gods can be slain….

The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. Continue reading

Eliza and Her Monsters By Francesca Zappia [Review]

Eliza and Her Monsters RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2017
AUTHOR:
Francesca Zappia
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Greenwillow Books
SUMMARY:  

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. 

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War and Wind (TIDES #2) By Alex Lidell [Review]

War and Wind (TIDES, #2) RELEASE DATE: June 20th 2017
AUTHOR:
Alex Lidell
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Magic.
PUBLISHER: 
Danger Bearing Press
SUMMARY: 

Nile and her small band of loyal midshipmen saved the ship, and Captain Rima might just kill them for it . . . one young officer at a time. No one and nothing on the Aurora is safe anymore, least of all Nile’s explosive secrets or her connection with Domenic, which vibrates between them like a cutlass speared into the deck.

When the shifting tide of war suddenly turns Aurora’s backwater outpost into a vital battleground, Nile faces an impossible choice between duty and freedom. In a cascade of violence, gunpowder, and lies, Nile will soon discover who has her back and who wants to stab a dagger in it. To save the ones she loves, Nile may have to sacrifice everything. Continue reading

Fallen Flame (Fallen Flame #1) By J.M. Miller [Review]

Fallen Flame (Fallen Flame, #1) RELEASE DATE: June 19th 2017
AUTHOR:
J.M. Miller
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, Magic.
SUMMARY: 
Nineteen years ago, on the island kingdom of Garlin, a girl was born. With charred skin as rough as rock, Vala was instantly feared. For how could one be scorched by magic when it had perished ages before?
Recognizing an asset, the royal family welcomed her on their Guard. Her detail: the prince.
To watch. To protect. She has grown with him, lives her life for him.
When the high kingdom’s princess comes to assess the prince, assassins of rival courtiers come to claim his life. One nearly succeeds in his mission. But with shadowy movements and charred skin like her own, Vala knows he is not like the rest.
As threats to the prince continue and questions about Vala’s life begin to rise, she faces a fear worse than fire or water, worse even than losing him.  Continue reading

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) By Victoria Schwab [Review]

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2) RELEASE DATE: June 13th 2017
AUTHOR:
Victoria Schwab
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia, fantasy, Paranormal, Horror.
PUBLISHER: 
Greenwillow Books
SUMMARY: 
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is a terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. Continue reading

THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG! [2017]

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Hello Everyone! I’ve been tagged to do mid-year book freak out tag by the wonderful Ann @Ann’s Reading Corner So, thank you so much Ann! I always have fun doing this tag and I’ve been wanting to do this for a while so let’s do this.

So far, I’ve read 97 books and I’m nearly finished with my 2017 Goodreads challenge.

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1.THE BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR:

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I can’t choose one book for this so I’m going to list out the top best books I’ve read so far!

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Eliza and Her Monsters  Caraval (Caraval, #1) Legion (The Talon Saga, Book 4) A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Gemina(Illuminae Files #2) By Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: A total perfection!
Eliza And Her Monsters By Francesca Zappia: This was ultra cute with adorable characters and cute romance.
Caraval By Stephanie Garber: Enchanting world and beautiful writing style.
Legion(Talon#4) By Julie Kagawa: Totally Action Packed, fast-paced and Thrilling.
ACOWAR By Sarah J. Mass: Best Conclusion to Feyre’s story.

2.YOUR FAVORITE SEQUEL OF THE YEAR:

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

This was so hard to answer because I was torn between ACOWAR and Gemina but I finally decided to go with Gemina. It was really an awesome sequel and I loved it even more than Illuminae. This book is a total perfection! I loved every aspect of this book especially the beautiful graphics and the wonderful characters. It is a must read for every YA Sci-fi lovers.

3.A NEW RELEASE THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BUT REALLY WANT TO:

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1) Dating You / Hating You The Impossible Vastness of Us

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been hearing great things about The Hundredth Queen so I really can’t wait to check it out.  I love hate-to-love romance tropes so when I saw Christina Lauren’s Dating you and Hating You, I immediately added it into my TBR. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a  Samantha Young’s book. The synopsis of The Impossible Vastness of Us  really intrigued me so I’m planning to read it soon.

4.MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR:

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I’m quite excited for so many books that aren’t released yet but below are the books that I’m literally dying to read. I’m already in love with those gorgeous covers!

An Enchantment of Ravens Warcross (Warcross, #1) Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)  The Last Magician Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1)Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

5.YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:

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RoseBlood

RoseBlood By A.G. Howard: I loved the beautiful cover of this book but sadly, I was very disappointed with the execution of the story. I tried very hard to love it but wordy books with slow paced plots aren’t to my liking.

6.BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR:

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Nemesis  Air and Ash (TIDES, #1)

Nemesis By Brendan Reichs: This book really surprised me. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. This was quite a thrilling read that kept me on my toes through out.
Air And Ash By Alex Lidell: This is another book that took me by surprise. It is an underrated book that must be read by everyone who loves sea Adventures. I’ve already read the sequel to this book and I loved it too.

7.FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR:

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Stephanie Garber
Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval

8.YOUR NEW FICTIONAL CRUSH:

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Cassian from ACOWAR By Sarah J. Maas

9.NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER:

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Hanna Donnelly from Gemina

10.A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY:

Letters to the Lost

Letters To The Lost By Brigid Kemmerer is so beautiful and wonderfully written. It’s a heart felt story that totally moved me. If you like to read emotional YA reads then I highly recommend this book.

11.A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY:

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Well, I have two cute books for this one!

Eliza and Her Monsters  Adorkable

Eliza And Her Monsters By Francesca Zappia: I can’t say how much I loved this book! It was super cute and also pretty emotional. The main characters in this book are super adorable. I enjoyed the format of this book and also the sweet romance between Eliza and Wallace.
Adorkable By Cookie O’Gorman: I’m not a fan of best friends to lovers trope but I immensely enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely an adorkable read with adorkable characters and an adorkable romance. It kept a smile on my face through out.

12.YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION THAT YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR:

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Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairytale and I totally loved its new live action movie adaptation. It was soooo good! 🙂

13.FAVORITE BOOK POST OR REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR:

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

ACOWAR BOOK REVIEW

14.THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU BOUGHT/RECEIVED THIS YEAR:

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Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

Flame in the Mist is a wonderful read!  It’s one of my highly anticipated reads from my favorite author Renee Ahdieh. This book is set in a feudal japan and I loved how the author  described the lush setting with her beautiful writing which kept me hooked to the story till the end.

15.WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR:

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Seriously, the list is endless! I really have lots of books that needs to be read and most of them are sequels but anyways, here are some of them that I’m planning to read by the end of the year.

Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)  Clanless (Nameless, #2) A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) Till Death Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens, #5) Starfall (Starflight, #2) The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)

 

If you’ve read any of the books above please share your thoughts on them.


I TAG

Analee @Book Snacks
Anjie @Love Thy Shelf Blog
Calliope @Calliope The Book Goddess
Cassie @Rants And Raves Of A Bibliophile
Gretchen @Chic Nerd Reads
Larkin @Wonderfilled Reads
Lois @My Midnight Musing
Poulami @Daydreaming Books
Sofii @A Book A Thought
Stephanie @Teacher Of YA
Stephanie @Stephanie’s Book Reviews
YOU! (if you want to do this tag)

There’s no pressure feel free to disregard it if you’ve already done this tag or if you’re not interested in doing it.


So, how many books you’ve read so far and what are your favorite books? I would love to Know ❤
Until next time and have a great day! 🙂
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July Most Anticipated Releases! [2017]

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to July! I hope everyone had a great reading month in June. It’s a start of a new month so, I’m back again to share my most anticipated books releasing in July. So, without further ado, let’s check them out.


YOUNG-ADULT

July 4

The Disappearances

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight, #3) The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga, #2)

Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood What to Say Next Who's That Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18

The Color Project The Library of Fates The Last Magician

Wesley James Ruined My Life No Good Deed Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trust

July 25

Lucky in Love  Daughter of the Burning City The Intuitives


NEW-ADULT

July 25

Exploited (Zero Day, #1) The Difference Between Us (Opposites Attract, #2) The Broken Puppet (Elite Kings Club, #2)


ADULT

July 11

Final Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18

The Iron Tiara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MY TOP THREE ANTICIPATING READS

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of VillainyThe Last Magician

The Broken Puppet (Elite Kings Club, #2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: So many readers are pretty excited for this book.  It’s a book about Villains as the title states. I’ve never a read a about villains so I’m dying to read this book. In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

THE LAST MAGICIAN BY LISA MAXWELL:  I loved Lisa Maxwell’s Unhooked which is a Neverland retelling.  When I saw The Last Magician, I knew I had to read this because it sounds so interesting and what really intrigued me was that the female MC in this story is a talented thief who steals magical artifacts. I CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT!!!

THE BROKEN PUPPET(THE ELITE KINGS#2) BY AMO JONES: I’ve been eagerly waiting for this book since I’ve finished the first book which ended with a huge cliffhanger. This series is a total mind fu*k and definitely not suitable for young readers.


So, what are your most anticipating releases of this month? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time and have a great day! 😀

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