Monday, September 24, 2018

10 Books I'm Reading This Fall

Fall has finally arrived, Bookworms!! And with it comes my Fall themed TBR!
I don't know if you guys have noticed this, but I LOVE Fall!!
It seriously feels like the best season for reading. (To me, at least.)
Here are a few books that I'm hoping to read this fall!!

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Last year I read The Night Circus for the very first time, and fell completely in love with the book. I made a plan to re-read it every Fall, and I can't wait to read the story again!

2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - I've had this book on my TBR for forever, and it sounds like it would make a really good fall read. I'm looking forward to knocking it off my TBR!

3. Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha - I've had this book sitting on my shelf for a few weeks now, and I really want to read it already! I've been holding out for October, and I can't wait to finally start it!

4. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White - I just discovered this book recently, and immediately pre-ordered it! It will definitely make a great fall read!

5. The Diviners by Libba Bray - This is yet another book that has been on my TBR for waaaaay too long, and I'm hoping to work it into my TBR this fall! I'm so curious!

6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - Annnnnnnd another book that has been on my TBR for too long! I'm super curious about this book, and I'm super curious to finally read it!

7. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks - It's been a while since I read anything by Sparks, and I'm super curious about this book! I already the book on hold at the library, and I can't wait for it come in!

8. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory -  I am really looking forward to reading The Proposal! I am looking forward to reading both it and The Wedding Date together!

9. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - A new book by Liane Moriarty? Count me in! This sounds like it's going to be an interesting read, and I'm looking forward to starting it and reading some of Liane's other books as well!

10. Welcome to Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - I just recently finished my very first book by Elin Hilderbrand, and now I'm HOOKED! Welcome to Paradise sounds awesome, and I'm hoping to start it asap!!

My Week in Review • Week 38

Happy Monday, Bookworms!!

Welcome to my weekly Week in Review post!

Here I share all the things I've been up to during the past week.
Check back every Sunday for new updates!

Now, here's what I've been up to this week!

This week was not the best reading week for me, but I did manage to finish three really great books! Two were review books, When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen and The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, and I am hoping to have my thoughts up for the book this week!

I also read Wildcard by Marie Lu! I'm planing to do a series review for it and Warcross soon!

Unfortunately I didn't watch any movies or TV this week.

This past week was a pretty busy one, as you can tell by this pretty short week in review. ;)
I'm hoping to have a much better week this coming week, as I'm going to try to play the catch up game to get back to where I need to be. *fingers crossed*
I can't believe that this is the last week of September!!

That's all for me this week, so...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #331 - 9 from the Nine Worlds & Shadow of the Fox

9 From The Nine Worlds
(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)
by Rick Riordan
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Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781368024044

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The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back? (Goodreads)

You guys!! I have had MAJOR Rick Riordan withdrawals after finally finishing all his series up earlier this year, and this is just what I need right now! It looks like it's going to be a fun, quick read, and I can't wait to dive into it!!
Shadow of the Fox
(Shadow of the Fox #1)
by Julie Kagawa
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Publication Date: October 2nd 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9781335145161

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One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

“One of my all-time favorite fantasy novels!”
—Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series (Goodreads)

And here we have yet another book that I'm SO SUPER EXCITED FOR!! It's been too long since I've read a new book by Julie, and this one sounds really awesome. I can't wait to check it out!!
(And I definitely need to get caught up on the Talon series as well!)

Those are my WOW picks for this week!!
What books are you SUPER excited for??
Leave your link in the comments so I can check them out!!

**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

My Thoughts: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
(Montague Siblings #1)
by Mackenzi Lee
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Publication Date: June 27th 2017
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 513
ISBN: 9780062382801
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Genre: Young Adult | Historical | LGBT | Romance
Source: Own

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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.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. (Goodreads)

I originally read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee back when it was first set to release, and for some reason forgot to review the book for my blog. With the book’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy coming out soon, (October!), I thought it would the perfect time to re-read the book to refresh my brain before starting the sequel. I have to say, I think I enjoyed this book even more the second time than I did the first time I read it!

Let’s first talk about the characters in the book. The main character in the story is Henry “Monty” Montague, who was born a gentleman, but is a rogue by nature. If I had to describe Henry in one word, the first word that comes to mind is ‘rascal’. Reading the story from his point of view was interesting, to say the least, and I found myself laughing out loud and rolling my eyes at all the things he, his best friend, Percy, and his sister, Felicity, go through throughout the book. You couldn’t help but love them all, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the next book.

The storyline for this book was definitely fast-paced, and full of action. Just when I thought Monty and his crew couldn’t get into any more trouble, they did, and I literally flew through the pages to see what was going to happen to them next. I also really enjoyed the setting for the book. The idea of traveling Europe is awesome, and I really enjoyed the descriptions of it throughout the book.

I also want to add that I opted to listen to the audiobook for my second read of this book, and it was absolutely fantastic! I had to stop just a few chapters into the book to look up the narrator, because he was doing such a wonderful job with the story, and I wanted to know who was reading the story. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this book is narrated by Christian Coulson, who happens to be the actor who played Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie.  Seriously, he did an excellent job narrating this story, and if you have the opportunity to check the book out in audiobook format, I highly recommend you do so!

Overall; The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has it all... An awesome, diverse cast, a fast-paced and addictive storyline, and a main character who lands himself into more trouble than you’d think would be possible. This was a very enjoyable read, and I can’t wait to get started on the second book, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, which is all about Felicity and her dreams of becoming a doctor. I’m super excited to get started on it! If you’re looking for a fun series, do check out the Montague Siblings series by Mackenzi Lee!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2018 TBR

September 18: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

1. The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin - This is probably one of my most anticipated reads for this fall, and I can't wait to finally read it! I have a copy sitting on my Kindle, and I plan to dive into it ASAP!!

2. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco - This book was on my Fall TBR last year, and I didn't get a chance to read it! It will make a great Halloween Read. I plan to read it AND Escaping from Houdini this fall!

3. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer - Ahhh! I have this AND Renegades on my TBR for this fall, and I can't wait to finally get started on this story!!

4. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab - I finally read Vicious this past summer, and really enjoyed the book! I can't wait to dive into Vengeful!

5. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - Believe it or not, but I am only ONE book away from being caught up on this series, and I can't wait to read this book as soon as it's released!!

6. What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - A new book by Becky Albertalli will ALWAYS be on my TBR! This will be my first read from Adam, but I am excited to finally read something by him!

7. The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee - I just finished my re-read of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, and I am SOOOO looking forward to starting this now! I can't wait to read Felicity's story!

8. 9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan - I am currently having MAJOR Rick Riordan withdrawls after finally finishing ALL of his books earlier this year, and I can't wait to dive back into this world!

9. Shadow of the Fox - A new book by Julie Kagawa!! It's been SO long since I've read one of her books, even though I own the whole Talon series but haven't yet read it. This new book sounds awesome, and I can't wait to check it out!

10. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare - Um, who ISN'T going to be reading this book this fall?!?! I am fixing to start my re-reads of Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows, and I'm so excited to re-read the books before this new one is released. I hope it's great!!

That's just a few of the books on my Fall TBR!!
(Check back on Saturday to see a few more!)

I am super excited to read ALL of these, and I hope they are all great!!

Now I want to know what's on YOUR Fall TBR!!
Leave a link in the comments so I can see what you're reading this fall!

Monday, September 17, 2018

My Thoughts: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
by Stuart Turton
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Publication Date: September 18th 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781492657965
Genre: Adult Fiction | Mystery | Thriller
Source: Netgalley

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How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed—again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend—but nothing and no one is quite what they seem.

Deeply atmospheric and ingeniously plotted, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a highly original debut that will appeal to fans of Kate Atkinson and Agatha Christie.

I totally admit that the first thing that drew me to The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was that bold, captivating book cover, as well as the intriguing book title. I was instantly curious! One of my goals for this year was to step out of the box and try reading new stuff, and I’m all about mystery novels at the moment, so this book sounded right up my alley. It was definitely worth the read!!

Imagine having seven days to solve a murder that has already happened, and each day you wake up in a new host’s body, where you have to figure out what exactly happened from each person’s perspective. It’s a vicious reoccurring cycle of events, and the only way you can finally get free is to solve the murder by the end of the last day, or the cycle starts over again. That, dear bookworms, is the mysterious, addictive story you get with The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Let me start by saying that I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this before. The story was completely engrossing, and kept me guessing as I flew through the pages. It actually took me a while to catch on to the fact that there were different hosts in the story, but once I figured it out, I found it to be completely fascinating! Seeing the same story happen from so many different viewpoints, and for each person to be so completely different from one another, well... it was interesting! Also, the setting for the book was perfection, and fit the storyline perfectly. The storyline was full of twists and turns that totally kept me guessing as I flew through the pages. I didn’t know what to expect by the end of the book, but everything came together rather nicely, which made for a really great read!!

Overall; The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was just the thing I needed to read at the moment, and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read it! I will most definitely be keeping my eye out for more books by Stuart Turton in the future, as I would absolutely love to read more of his work as well. If you like a mysterious read that keeps you guessing, do check out The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle!!

My Week in Review • Week 37

Happy Sunday Monday, Bookworms!!

Welcome to my weekly Week in Review post!

Here I share all the things I've been up to during the past week.
Check back every Sunday for new updates!

Now, here's what I've been up to this week!

This week I read two awesome books, the first was For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig, and the second was Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, which I FINALLY got around to reading! I really enjoyed both of these, and hope to have my thoughts up for them soon!

I also knocked three re-reads off my TBR this week, the first with finishing up my re-read of Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I also re-read The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, and officially started my re-read of The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater! I really enjoyed re-reading all of these books again.

I also managed to watch one movie this week as well! Book Club was super cute. :)

Can you believe that we are halfway through September ALREADY?? This month is flying by a lot faster than I expected to, and I still have so much to do! I did manage to finally finish all of my September review books, so that's a good thing, and now I'm ready to tackle my October review books, which I have a LOT of. :) I can't wait to read them all!!

That's all I have to report for this week, so...

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