Releases Coming Soon, and News About Sarah J. Maas!

Hi everyone! There’s a lot going on in the book world recently, so I thought I would make a list of books that are coming out, and even some that were unexpected or delayed.

King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard, February 7, 2017. As I have read and own the first two books, I figure it would be worth it to get this one once it’s released. My expectations are low for this book, after the near vague and the pace was way too fast to understand. While I’m looking forward to this next book, I wouldn’t say I’m excited about it. I’ll read it in the hopes that that it was better than the last.

The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan, May 2, 2017. I haven’t read this particular series, but I have read some of Rick Riordan’s other books. Percy Jackson (which continues to be one of my favorites) and The Heroes of Olympus (which was alright, but I mostly read because Percy was in it). I’ve heard good things about it, but I just can’t read any more of his work. I struggled through The Heroes of Olympus as it was.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas, May 2, 2017. I have yet to read A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) or A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) but I plan on doing it very soon, as soon as I finished the book I’m reading now. I’m really looking forward to reading them because I’ve heard it’s just as good as Thorne of Glass. I’m scared though, who knows how attached I’ll get to these characters!

The Battlemage (The Summoner #3) by Taran Matharu, May 9, 2017. I don’t know much about this series except that it’s sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. I really liked the summary, and it had good reviews on Goodreads. It’s on my to read list, I’ll get to it eventually. I thought someone might be interested in learning about this series at least.

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare, May 3, 2017. I know this has been a popular book series too, thought I haven’t read any of Cassandra Clare’s books since the City of Bones series. I have watched the TV show that has recently come out based off that series called Shadowhunters, but I’m not overly impressed.

There is also some exciting news on the Thorne of Glass front. There is going to be a new book in the series, but it isn’t the next in the series, but an addition to the series. It was originally going to be a novella, but it turns out Sarah J. Maas just kept writing it got out of control and turned into a full 400 page book! It’s expected to be published September 5th 2017, the same date, I should say, that the final Throne of Glass was to be published. That will be explained in the next paragraph. This book, however, doesn’t have a name yet, or a cover. We’ll just have to wait.

The actual next book in Throne of Glass doesn’t have a name or a cover yet either. There is bad news though, the publican date has been pushed back to May 1st 2018, eight months beyond its original date. I should also say that this is because of health reasons, though I have yet to find any actual articles to give you more information. You can go to the website below and find what I’ve read, but there isn’t much more information. I’m still reeling from the ending of the last book, and I’m saddened that I won’t see it anytime soon. But If Sarah J. Maas needs the time off to deal with her health, I’ll be happy to wait for however long it takes.

It is official! There is going to be a pilot episode to Queen of Shadows, the TV series adaption of the Throne of Glass books. It will be on Hulu (which I will subscribe to just to watch this show, and others. I’ve been thinking about getting one anyway) and I’m super excited, while also holding myself in reserve incase it doesn’t work out, or that the casting is just as bad as above mentioned TV show Shadowhunters.

I hope you’ve found a book or are excited to read one that will be coming out soon. If I’ve missed one, sorry!

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Blogiversary, Thirftbooks, and more!

a-book-a-week-image.jpgSo this post is going to be a few things, but to start, it’s almost this blogs anniversary! So, a big thank you to everyone who’s followed, liked, or commented!

Oh, yes, I’ve mentioned this website a few times I think, but I found a new place to get books! It’s thriftbooks.com where you can find almost any book for a good price! They are used books, and there could be many editions of the books, and they might be out of stock, but it’s still a great site to help a reader on a budget! If I were you, I would stick to the better than good conditions because I received two books from this website that were falling apart. But that’s what I get for shopping online!

And it’s winter, so Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or Happy any other holidays you might celebrate.

But, because it is that time of year, I got new books! Now, I got myself a signed (yes a real, actually signed copy) of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, and the Throne of Glass coloring book. But, for Christmas, I got Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore, the whole Firebird series by Claudia Gray, two books in the Healer series by Maria V. Snyder and lots of pajama bottoms!

So this is my short and brief hello to you all and a thank you. Have a wonderful holiday season, and as always, feel free to comment or ask questions or suggest books!

Recently Released Books

Hi everyone! Sorry, not a review, and I’m sorry I didn’t post on this past Sunday. School hasn’t been crazy or anything, I’m just trying to get back into the grove of it.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out over the summer. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but I don’t know if I’ll be reading this book/play. I was going to wait it out and see what other people thought, and my cousin who introduced me to Harry Potter. If you have read it, please tell me what you think

But, a few new books have come out in the past few weeks, with another coming out next week. Yesterday, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir was released, and I’m super excited for it because I just adored the first one An Ember in the Ashes. I’m waiting to hear about my copy, I can’t remember if I ordered it or not. Yikes.

Also, earlier this month, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson was released, and my copy is on my bookshelf, begging me to read it. The two previous books The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal had me almost screaming in frustration.

Now next week my current favorite series gets a new addition with a fifth book. Empire of Storms is set to be released on September 6th, and I’m hoping to re-read the first four, and jump right in. I have the first one Throne of Glass already reviewed and scheduled to be posted on September 18th. I might not get the reviews for the other four books posted soon, but I’ll do them eventually.

Also, another book to be released is Crooked Kingdom, the second book in the Six of Crows series. I’ve been planning to read it for a while, but just haven’t. Either way, I hope to read it soon so I can read Crooked Kingdom. I’ve heard a lot of people say that Six of Crows is really good.

Here are the books I mentioned with a few other releases for the summer/fall. For a longer list visit Barnes and Noble.

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling on July 31st 2016
  2. The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson August 2nd 2016
  3. A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir on August 30th 2016
  4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas on September 6th 2016
  5. Cooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo on September 27th 2016
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (The Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling on October 4th 2016
  7. The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu on October 11th 2016

Have a great rest of the week!

Some Sites to Help you find Book Bargins

I know many people are always looking for the best deal in everything books. Personally, being in school and not having a job makes buying new books a little hard, so I’m always looking for a good deal. Here are three that I’ve happened across or been told about.

Bookbub: I happened to find this one while scrolling through Facebook and it was adverting a book (not that I remember what it was now anyway). When you go to the Bookbub website they will ask you for your email and then for some of you favorite genres of books. Bookbub will send you a sample of the latest deals that match your favorite genres in an email. Usually I get at least one free one per email and a lot of really good deals. Some books can be $.99, but I have seen up $2.99 also. If you want more suggestions you can always visit their website for a more complete list of recommendations. This is for ebooks only.

eReaderIQ: One of my aunts told me about this website a few years ago. She’s like me, always looking for the best deal in books. To look at the recent deals and discounts on eReaderIQ you don’t have to sign up. Simply go to the website and start browsing. There are several filters you can search through, such as highest price, length of the book, and whether or not it’s available in print or in ebook. The reason I like this website so much is because you can track the prices of books. eReader IQ keeps track of the past prices so you can see if the book looks to be lowering in price. You can also set a notification for a book. If you find a book you want, but you think that the price is too high, you can set a prince and eReaderIQ will send you an email when that book reaches that price or lower. If you have your eye on a certain book, this is where you should look to see when the prices are lower. This is for printed books and ebooks.

Freebooksy: This is my favorite out of the three simply because all the books on this website are free. I have even got a few complete series of books completly free! You don’t have to sign up to see all the free books they have to offer, but you can sign up to receive daily emails about the newest free books. For this one you can also add you favorite genres to be sent to you. Just because they are free doesn’t mean they aren’t good! Many of the books on there have over 100 reviews, and have four of five stars. The way I see it, if the book ends up being bad the only thing I lost is time because I didn’t have to pay for it! This is for ebooks only.

You can just search for these on google and it should be the first to pop up!

I haven’t read any of the books from any of these websites, but when I do I’ll mentioned that I got them from one of these websites when I review them.

My Birthday Book Haul

0209162356 (3).jpgFor the past few years when my birthday rolls around, there is one particular thing that you can be sure is on my list. Books. Of course that was on my Christmas list as well, and pretty much any other list that I make for gifts to myself. I would usually get Barnes and Noble or Boarders (when it was still open) gift cards, because I was super picky about my books. That’s not to say I’m not picky about them now, but now that the internet has made shopping a lot easier for my mom (I just go to amazon and add what I want to a my wish list) I can get what I want and no one has to guess.

Though, mom has done pretty well in the past, she was the one who picked out and bought Percy Jackson for my 13th birthday (I have the whole series and The Heroes of Olympus).

I was super excited for this year’s birthday books, because out of the 8 I got, I’ve only read one. Now I have the very long list of books on my book shelf that need to be read. It should keep me entertained for a few months at least. I had to re-arrange my bookshelf, again, to get all the books where they need to be. And yes, my books are in order from my favorite to my least favorite, at least for the most part.

Funny story, since there was a book that arrived the day after my birthday, my mom just had me open it up. Lo and behold, there were two of Glass Sword sitting in the box, though neither of us have no idea how that happened.

The books I got are, in just the order I remember to write them down in: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, Snow like Ashes and Ice like Fire by Sara Raasch, Unravel Me and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, Kiss of Deception and Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. The only one I’ve read was Kiss of Deception, and that plot twist, just, wow.

I plan to read these and write reviews on them as I go, and I hope you are having a great year so far!

And Happy Valentine’s Day!