Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #157: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black and Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

The Queen of Nothing

By: Holly Black

Expected Publication Date: November 19th, 2019 

Buy on:  Goodreads  //  Book Depository 

He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

I'm currently reading "The Cruel Prince," but I'm definitely excited to be checking the third book out soon!

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Blood Heir

By: Amelie Wen Zhao

Expected Publication: November 19th, 2019 

This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father's murder.

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.

Oooh! The main character is framed for her father's death?  I would love to find out who the real killer is! Sounds really interesting!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #79: November 9, 2019

Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone!! It's been awhile since I last did a Stacking the Shelves since I'm still on a book buying ban (*Sigh...* Don't you just hate it when that happens)?  Anyway, I'm happy to say that I've been winning lots of giveaways lately and they have been helping me receive more books that I wasn't able to get early on.  So, I'm definitely making an effort to sign up for more giveaways in the near future!  Who else enjoys signing up for giveaways?

Books Received:

Won in Giveaway from A Great Read:

Book Bought:

From 2nd and Charles: 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Sunday Post Meme (181)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! It's been AWHILE since I last did a Sunday Post.  I've been so busy these last few weeks that I barely had time to do a Sunday Post.  Anyway, October had just ended and I managed to watch a good bit of Halloween movies for the month like "Corpse Bride," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Beetlejuice," and of course, "Hocus Pocus!"  I had a wonderful Halloween just sitting at home and watching Halloween movies all day!

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* Of course I had to see this movie on Halloween!  This is one of my all-time favorite movies to watch during Halloween!  The Sanderson Sisters were easily the best part of this movie and I really loved the song "I Put a Spell on You!"


* This is my all-time favorite Halloween movie!  I always loved watching this movie during Halloween and Jack Skellington is seriously one of my all-time favorite animated characters!  But I want to ask you guys: do you watch this movie during Halloween or during Christmas?


* This is another Tim Burton favorite film that I like to watch during Halloween.  I can't believe that I actually loved the titular Corpse Bride in this film! She has so much personality that I can't help but love her!


* This is my all-time favorite Disney Channel original movie and it's one that I always watch during the Halloween season!  What's your favorite Disney Channel original movie?


How did you spend your Halloween?


☆ It Starts at Midnight has posted Monthly Minutes at Midnight: October 2019

★ Feed Your Fiction Addiction is wrapping up October in October 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #156: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern and The Call of Death by R.J. Garcia

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

The Starless Sea

By: Erin Morgenstern

Expected Publication Date: November 5th, 2019 

Buy on:  Goodreads  //  Book Depository 

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

I haven't read "The Night Circus" yet, but I've been seeing this book around and I've been hearing lots of good things about this book!  Now, I'm more excited to read this book!

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The Call of Death

By: R.J. Garcia

Expected Publication: November 5th, 2019 

Buy on: Goodreads // Amazon

Fourteen-year-old Hannah Priestly crashes into a terrifying future. She wakes up in her dorm room now knowing the name of an infamous serial killer, Norman Biggs. He will attack her in the future unless she and her three male friends can change fate.

Hannah is an obsessive-compulsive California girl dropped off at an English boarding school by her celebrity mother. Hannah has difficulty understanding algebra, let alone her increasingly dark visions. Rory Veer is Hannah’s smart, easy-going and romantically challenged friend and school crush. When Norman Biggs unexpectedly appears in Rory’s reality, terror is set in motion. It is Rory who must acknowledge a past he has denied if the mystery is to be unraveled.

Ooooh! A book about a girl having visions about a terrifying serial killer!  Sounds interesting and unique!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!