Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ok, so I’m behind on the blog and missed last week’s topic. I’m not a huge fan of the topic for this week, so I’m making up for the one I skipped. So, my topic this week revolves around the theme of books read in one sitting. I’m going to narrow that down to ten novellas/short stories that I enjoyed and finished without taking a break. Here we go…

Have you read any of these novellas? Do you have any to recommend? 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is: Top Ten Favourite Graphic Novels/Comics. So, rather than list a bunch of graphic novels that I’ve absolutely loved (unfortunately the list is too short), I’ve divided my post this week into my five favourites and five that I can’t wait to read this year. Let’s do this…

Top 5 Favourites:

Top 5 On My TBR:

Which graphic novels are you looking forward to reading this year?

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s a free topic this week so I decided to list some of the diverse reads that I’m looking forward to reading this year. One of my goals for 2017 is to read more diversely. Out of the 118 books I read last year, only 26 featured diversity, which just isn’t enough. I need to do a lot better! I am going to do better!

Which diverse books are you looking forward to? 

Top Ten Tuesday

Untitled.001Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is: Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read in the Past Year or So. The books listed below are some that I absolutely loved, but didn’t hear much about within the bookish community.

I cannot stop raving about the novella fantasy series  by Mark Gelineau and Joe King. The stories are so engrossing and addictive and I NEED more. However, the authors have been fairly quiet for the past six months and I’m not sure what is happening with the series. Kat Ross’ epic fantasy trilogy concludes this year and you are missing out if you haven’t read The Midnight Sea or Blood of the Prophet. Nora & Kettle and Fear the Drowning Deep are fantastic pieces of historical fiction, while True Born, A Fierce and Subtle Poison, and Henchgirl are must read fantasy books that will leave you wanting more. Seriously! I’m waiting for the sequels! ❤

Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts?

Top Ten Tuesday

Untitled.001Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to). There are just too many books and not enough time! I missed a lot of good releases in 2016. I actually bought a lot of these books but like a magpie I’m always moving onto the next shiny new release. I can’t help but buy more pretty books even though I haven’t read the ones I already have.

I do plan on reading these as part of the Beat the Backlist challenge hosted by Novel Knight. I’m almost done clearing my NetGalley queue and therefore free to read what I want and not something I need to read right away for a review. I can’t wait to finally pick up these beauties!

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? 

Top Ten Tuesday

Untitled.001Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is: Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For. There are so many interesting books scheduled to be released in this year and these are just some that I’m totally excited for! Yay for new authors, new ideas and new characters/worlds to fall madly in love with! ❤

310204021. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves: Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

Release date: March 28th, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

302691262. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza:

Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a holo-vision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation—and his life.

With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

Release date: February 7th, 2017 by Razorbill

281167193. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there’s only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who’s going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it’s down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Release date: February 28th, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

300378774. Wait for Me by Caroline Leech: It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?

But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time in the war to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.

Release date: January 31st, 2017 by HarperTeen

320515695. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović: All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro.

Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can.

Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.

Release date: August 15th, 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

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Top Ten Tuesday

Untitled.001Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is: Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree. Every holiday season I’m asked what I would like to receive on Christmas day and I always say books. However, my family usually disregards my wishes and buys me other things, which is cool and all, but come on people! Get me books! 😛 You can’t go wrong…I promise!

Which books are you hoping to get this holiday season?