Mini blogging update
These posts (Releases, Haul, Wrap-Up & TBR) are going to be a tad late compared to when I usually post them as I was on holidays for over a week and when I was writing scheduled posts to go up in the last week after I did 3 I was kinda over it and said screw it the rest can wait. I did get 2 wrap ups of reading challenges done while I was away as I did have wifi for 4 days, but I don’t like using other people’s wifi all the time, so that was all I did. I still a few more reading challenge conclusions to write I’m pretty sure.
I know I won’t get much reading done for the next couple of days as I have a friend staying with me and I want to spend time with them as I don’t see them that much. I may get some done once they have gone to sleep or if they go and see someone else during the day. I do really wanted to get Ice Like Fire finished by New Years, but as that it 5 hours away for me, I don’t think it is going to happen!
I have already posted a Book Travelling Thursday about books I’m looking forward to for the first half of 2016!
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Well, that is it for January’s anticipated releases, I don’t have as many as usual as I am participating in the Beat the Backlist reading challenge and want to concentrate of books that I have been wanting to read for a while, rather than new releases!
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