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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books on my *Autumn* TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
 
Top 10 Tuesday is one of the most popular tags in the blogging world, but I have never actually joined in! Well, I'm finally starting! Welcome :)

So, this week TTT is focusing on Fall *excuse me in Ireland we say Autumn ;)* releases! (Looking at my TBR for this, I realised half my books have already been released as they've been on their so long! Oops!) Anyway, let's take a look!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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I only found this book from looking at other blogger's TTT's! How have I never seen this before now?? Knowing Marissa Meyer, this is going to be incredible. I can't wait. (And just look at that cover!!)

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

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A new release by one of my favourite contemporary authors? Yes please!

The Prophecy by Jennifer L Armentrout

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(No cover yet, so here's the book 1 cover of this series) I cannot wait for this, as The Struggle (book3) gave us one doozy of a clliffhanger!

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

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Steph's going quite a different route from her cutesy contemporary here with a horror, but I trust her. Can't wait for this one!

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

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There's no cover for this one either! I've really enojyed the other books in the Red Queen series so here's hoping this will be as good! 

Inferno by Julie Kalagwa 


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I still have not read Legion but here's the book being released after that! Gimme all the dragons!


I know there aren't 10 books here but all other books on my TBR have already been released or else don't even have names yet! (Throne of Glass #7, for example), so...

These are my top 6 choices, haha! What's yours? Be sure to leave your link below!

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

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Book: The Elite, Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection Trilogy, #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 23rd, 2013

 The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


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Book: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Series: stand alone
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 14th, 2006

A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Book: The Selection, Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection Trilogy, #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 24th, 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo



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Book: Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo 

Series: Six of Crows #2

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Release Date: September 27th 2016
 
Welcome to the world of the Grisha.

After pulling off a seemingly impossible heist in the notorious Ice Court, criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker feels unstoppable. But life is about to take a dangerous turn—and with friends who are among the deadliest outcasts in Ketterdam city, Kaz is going to need more than luck to survive in this unforgiving underworld.


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Thursday, 31 August 2017

August 2017 Wrap Up!

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Can you believe August is over already? This summer absolutely flew by! August especially was such a busy month for me - I was volunteering for two weeks in South Africa at the start of this month so there was no chance whatsoever for me to blog between all the work I was doing (as well as the fact that there was very little internet in the little village I was staying at). However I did get quite a bit of reading done so even though I've very few blog posts put up, it was still a productive reading month! Let's see how much I read!

*click on each cover to see the book on Goodreads*

Read:

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 I also read the five novellas that go with the Shadow and Bone trilogy, but since they were all less than 100 pages do they really count??

Currently Reading:

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Never finished:

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I just couldn't get into Atlantia, unfortunately. I bought it only because it was €3 so there's no love lost, I wasn't expecting anything huge, but it's always sad to have to give up on a book. I made it halfway, at least.

Not a bad month, if I do say so, but I guess 16 hour planes to Africa definitely helps! I spent the majority of the month in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, while also going back to World War II in Salt to the Sea. 

Did you have a good reading month? What did you read? Let me know in the comments!

*cover photo courtesy of Star Crossed book blog!*

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo



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Book: Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

Series: Six of Crows #1

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Release Date: September 25th 2015

Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand new fantasy epic from the number 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM and RUIN AND RISING, Leigh Bardugo.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. 

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.

Leigh Bardugo's writing has captivated readers since SHADOW AND BONE was published in 2012. SIX OF CROWS will take Leigh's fans back into the world they know and love. As gripping, sweeping and memorable as The Grisha Trilogy, this is perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Kristin Cashore and Game of Thrones.