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October đź“š Most Anticipated Releases

Today I will be talking about the books that I am keen for that are releasing in October 2020! I only have a few this month, so let’s jump in.

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Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford

Firstly we have Kingdom of Sea and Stone which is the sequel to Crown of Coral and Pearl which I read as an eARC and LOVED! I am super keen to get my hands on this one and see what happens next in this series.
Crown of Coral and Pearl follows Nor who lives on town on the ocean. The most beautiful girl in the town is intended to marry the crown prince which will likely with Zadie, Nor’s twin sister. Until Zadie is gravely injured and Nor is sent in her place. There are a lot more secrets and lies than expected and Nor has to navigate this to save her town.

Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

Next we have Over the Woodward Wall which is the first book in a new Middle Grade series. This cover definitely what caught my eye but the synopsis also sounds super fun. I’m also into more fun kind of reads at the moment and I feel like this would be perfect for that.
Over the Woodward Wall follows two points of view, Avery who is very precise & Zib who is very unpredictable. They accidentally find themselves in a new world after climbing over a stone wall and they must find themselves and each other in order to return to their own world.

13th October

A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

A Gold Fury is one I have an eARC for so I’m hoping to get to it in the coming weeks! This is a standalone YA Historical Fantasy and again the cover definitely interested me for this one. It also sounds really good so I am definitely keen to read it soon!
A Golden Fury follows Thea who longs to be an Alchemist. Thea and her mother are attempting to create a Philosopher’s Stone but then before they are finished her mother destroys it. Thea then learns that the stone is cursed and will send anyone who attempts to create it insane.

Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald

Beyond the Ruby Veil is another one with a super interesting cover and it actually gives me Alice in Wonderland vibes with the red rose in the corner. I don’t believe it’s related though. This one is the first book in a new YA fantasy series. There is also LGBT+ representation so I am definitely keen for that!

A dark, queer YA fantasy that’s perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series and Wicked Saints. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst.

20th October

Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

I love Ashley Poston’s work, so of course this is on my October Anticipate Releases!! Among the Beasts & Briars is a standalone YA Fantasy and I am so keen! I’m really interested to read this one because so far Ashley Poston has not released a Fantasy so I am so curious to see what world se creates!

In Among the Beasts & Briars we follow Cerys who is the daughter of a gardener for the royal palace. She is forced to flee after dangers enter the kingdom from the woods. It is up to her & her companions, a small fox, a powerful bear & her own magic, to find the Lady of the Wilds and save her Kingdom.

27th October

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Lastly we have Kingdom of the Wicked. While I am keen to read this one I’m also a little worried as I didn’t love the Stalking Jack the Ripper series as a whole. I really enjoyed the first 2 books but as the romance overtook the plot in the last two books I started loosing interest. I loved the first two books for the mystery but the mystery ended up feeling like a side plot in the last two books which was super disappointing. I’m worried the same thing will happen here as there is ‘an intoxicating romance’ according to the synopsis…
Kingdom of the Wicked follows Emilia who is a Streghe, a witch. She finds her twin sister brutally murdered and sets out to seek vengeance. She meets Wrath, a Prince of Hell who claims to be on her side.

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Well those are the books I am super keen for that release in October! Are you keen for any of these or what other book are you most looking forward to?
I’m definitely looking forward to Kingdom of Sea and Salt the most!


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Most Anticipated Releases đź’« January & February 2020

Today we will be chatting about the books I am looking forward to for Jan & Feb 2020!

January 2020 Releases

Firstly we have A Heart so Fierce and Broken which releases Jan 7th! This is of course the sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely which I read towards the beginning of 2019 and really enjoyed. There were a couple things that weren’t my fave but I’m super keen to see where this story goes and I’m keen to read from Grey’s POV in A Heart so Fierce and Broken as that wasn’t in Book 1!

Next we have One of us is Next which also releases Jan 7th! This is the sequel to One of Us is Lying which was a really good YA Mystery book! I also enjoyed Two can keep a Secret by the same author. So I super keen to see what she rights next and how she introduces a sequel to One of us is Lying.

Lastly for Jan 7th releases we have Come Tumbling Down which is book 5 in the Wayward Children series. So far I have loved 3 of the 4 books in the series I have read. So I can’t wait to see what unusual and awesome world Seanan McGuire creates in Come Tumbling Down!

Then we have This Vicious Cure which releases Jan 21st! This is the final book in the This Mortal Coil series! I absolutely loved This Mortal Coil & This Cruel Design, so I can’t wait for this book! This is just such a well written book with a unique and super interesting dystopian world! So freaking keen!

Lastly for February we have The Hand on the Wall which also releases Jan 21st! This is my most anticipated book in this list for sure! This is the finale for the Truly Devious series. I absolutely adored Truly Devious & The Vanishing Stair. It is such a good YA Mystery series that is full of twists & turns. This is one of the books that I will probably pick up AS SOON as it arrives at my door! I am so keen to know how these mysteries are solved but I also don’t want this series to end.

February 2020 Releases

Now for some books that aren’t actually sequels! Firstly, we have Belle RĂ©volte which releases Feb 1st. A LGBT YA Fantasy by a freaking awesome author with possibly a badass female main character? Sounds freaking awesome to me! I have read Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, which I really enjoyed, so I’m keen to see what else this author can do!

Then we have All the Stars and Teeth which releases Feb 4th. Not going to lie, I hadn’t heard of this book before making this list. This cover came up and the name really intrigued me. So I had a look at the synopsis and it sounds freaking awesome. A YA adventure type fantasy with pirates & mermaids???? Count me in! This is a debut, so also super keen to see how this one goes.

Next we hav the last sequel on this list, Heartstopper Vol 3 which releases Feb 6th. This is obviously the sequel to Heartstopper Vol 1 & Vol 2 which is just a super easy, quick & cute romance graphic novel. I also loved Radio Silence & I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman which are both super unique & interesting contemporary novels.

Second last we have The Shadows Between Us which releases Feb 25th. This is Tricia Levenseller’s new Standalone by the looks of it. Which I’m keen for because there really isn’t enough YA Fantasy standalones out there. I read and enjoyed the Daughter of the Pirate King duology but I wasn’t the biggest fan of Warrior of the Wild, her previous standalone. Either way, I’m super keen to see what she does next!

Lastly we have Red Hood which releases also on Feb 25th. This is another YA Fantasy standalone but this one is also a Red Riding Hood retelling that sounds dark and so interesting! I haven’t read anything by this author just yet but I’m keen to give them a go! This one also sounds really good and I love a good retelling!


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January 2019 Anticipated Releases

So it is time to talk about the books I am anticipating for January 2019! I won’t go into details about most of these as I don’t know a tonne about them as I prefer to go into my books not knowing a tonne. However, some are sequels I am super keen for! So let’s jump in.

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

This is the sequel to Truly Devious which I absolutely loved! It made it to my best books of 2018! I am so keen to continue the mystery and see where it goes next!

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

This is book 4 in the Wayward Children series. I have had an on and off experience with this series. I enjoyed book 1, didn’t love book 2 & loved book 3! Book 3 made it to my Best Books of 2018 as well! So I am interested to see what I will think of book 4!

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Next we have Two Can Keep a Secret which is Karen M. McManus’s release after her debut in 2017. I really enjoyed One Of Us Is Lying so when I saw that she is releasing another YA Mystery I had to jump on board!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

This is probably the most highly anticipated on this list! This is the start of a a new companion to the Grisha Trilogy & the Six of Crows duology. I’m keen to see where this one will go.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This one and the next I have as eARCs from NetGalley. At the time I requested it, I liked the cover and found the synopsis interesting. I can’t remember what it is about and I don’t particularly wont to know either. This is a YA Fantasy and is apparently a retelling but I am not sure what of.

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

This is another one from NetGalley and I don’t remember what it is about either. I do know that it is a YA Mystery though.

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

This one I know nothing about except that it is a YA Fantasy by an author that I have heard of but haven’t read anything from.

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

This one I only discovered when looking at a list of 2019 January releases and the cover is gorgeous & the author’s name sounded familiar for some reason. So I checked out the synopsis and it sounded intriguing.

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What are you anticipating for January 2019? Are there any that aren’t on my list that I should be looking out for?

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June 2018 Anticipated Releases

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Again there are only 3 books on this list. There are a few books coming out in June that are sequels to books that I really want to read but haven’t got to them yet. I won’t add them to this list though. As for the 3 I am anticipating, let’s get into it!

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Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 5th June, 2018
Publishers: Bloomsbury

Goodreads Synopsis

Caro Oresteia spent her life waiting to be called by the river god, as those in her family had been for generations. But when she’s swept away on an adventure to save the Akhaian royal prince, Markos, her destiny is sealed by the sea god instead.

For now, Caro is landlocked, helping Markos reclaim his throne after nearly his entire family was assassinated in a political coup. Without any financial or military support, Markos is desperate for allies, and Caro has fought off more than one attempt on his life. When a powerful Archon offers his army in exchange for Markos’s marriage to his daughter, Caro must choose: Her love for Markos, or the fate of Akhaia? And more importantly: How much is she willing to risk to defy the sea god’s wishes and chart her own course?

With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate.

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 464 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 12th June, 2018
Publishers: Razorbill

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Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 18th June, 2018
Publishers: HarperCollins

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A gripping, relentless, and timely new novel from critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, about the complex mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

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WHAT ARE YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR June? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO ANY OF THESE?!

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May 2018 Anticipated Releases

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I only have 3 books on my list for this month. I have ordered 2 already.  I was going to buy Legendary but the hardcover is $31 & the paperback is $18 and I simply can’t justify spending that much on it! Why is it soo expensive?! I bought Caraval in hardcover as soon as it came out and it wasn’t that expensive! I don’t get it.

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 31st, May 2018
Publishers: Hodder & Stoughton

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A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 512 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 3rd, May 2018
Publishers: Penguin

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A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 512 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 1st, May 2018
Publishers: Sourcebooks

This one may already be out for some of you as on Goodreads it says it releases April 15th but on Booktopia which is an Aussiebooksellerr, it doesn’t release till the 1st of May.

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Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

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WHAT ARE YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR May? ARE YOU LOOKING FOrWARD TO ANY OF THESE?!

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April 2018 Anticipated Releases

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Okay, so again I only have 3 books on this list again but again I am really keen for them! I already have an eARC of one of them and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other two. However, the pool I’m working at is closing for the season in April and won’t open again until September. So as I will be living off the money I make in my at home beauty salon I won’t be able to purchase any books for a while. I will be relying on my huge TBR pile and on the Scribd app.

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 416 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 10th, April 2018
Publishers: Harlequin Teen

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Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli

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Genre: YA Diverse Contemporary
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 24th, April 2018
Publishers: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

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Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 3rd, April 2018
Publishers: Harper Teen

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Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

The Young Queens

Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.

The Oracle Queen

Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall.

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March 2018 Anticipated Releases

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These are my March Anticipated Releases! There isn’t too many but I’m looking forward to but the 3 I have on this list I am REALLY looking forward to. Obsidio, the most and I already have it pre-ordered, twice actually. I ordered the paperback off Book Depository and then later found a signed copy on Booktopia. I have also ordered the exclusive The YA Chronicles Obsidio box but only with the goodies, not the book as I already have 2 copies coming.

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Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Pages: 624 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 13th, March 2018
Publishers: Knopf Books for Young Readers

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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 6th, March 2018
Publishers: Feiwel Friends

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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 6th, March 2018
Publishers: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving ZĂ©lie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, ZĂ©lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, ZĂ©lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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What books are you looking forward to in March?!

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2018 Most Anticipated Movie Releases

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There are a few awesome Book to Movie Adaptations that are happening this year! But I also wanted to include other movies as well! So Let’s get straight into it!

These are in no particular order, but the first ones are Adaptations!



Ready Player One

Release Date: March 30th

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Release Date: January 26th

Love, Simon

Release Date: March 16th

The Darkest Minds

Release Date: September 14th

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 16th

The Hate U Give

Release Date: Unknown

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Incredibles 2

Release Date: June 15th

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Release Date: July 20th

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Release Date: July 13th

Red Sparrow

Release Date: March



What movie/s are you anticipating this year?

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November 2017 Anticipated Releases

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This will be another short anticipated releases post as again I only have 2!



Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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 Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 576 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 7th November, 2017
Publishers: Feiwel & Friends

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

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 Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Pages: 368 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 14th November, 2017
Publishers: Dutton Books for Young Readers

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A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.



Well, that is it! What release are you anticipating in November?! Let me know in the comments.

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September – November Most Anticipated Releases

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Okay, so usually I do a monthly anticipated releases post but as there are only 4 books for September, 3 for October & 3 for November I’m looking forward to I thought fuck it I’m just going to do them all in one. The only reason this doesn’t include December as I haven’t seen any book I’m looking forward to that is coming out in December. But closer to December I will have another look and then do an anticipate releases for it then if there are any! But for now, here it goes!

As always if a book is a sequel then I will put the synopsis of the first book in the series to avoid spoilers!



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One Dark Crown by Kendare Blake

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This book is the sequel to Three Dark Crowns which I read earlier in the year and really enjoyed! Three Dark Crowns ended on an information cliff hanger and I need to know more!

Release Date: 19th Sept, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis for Three Dark Crowns:

When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

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Release Date: 12th Sept, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

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Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

Warcross by Marie Lu

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Release Date: 12th Sept, 2017
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis: 

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

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Okay, so I have only actually read Shadow and Bone atm from the Grishaverse books. But I have ordered Seige and Storm & Ruin and Rising and plan to read them before the end of the year to go towards my goal of finishing series I have already started! So I will read this after those. But also I just love books like this! Fairytales from a fictional world! I love it. Other examples of this I love The Tales of Beedly the Bard from Harry Potter and Tales of the Peculiar from the Miss Peregrine’s world.

And also I have seen people show the ARCs of this in youtube videos and the inside of this book is just gorgeous!

Release Date: 26th Sept, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy Short Stories

Goodreads Synopsis:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

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All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

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Release Date: 10th Oct, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Here is a thing everyone wants:
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

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This is a book that I already have an eARC of! Review will be coming before the end of September!

Release Date: 1st Oct, 2017 according to NetGalley – 29th of Aug according to Goodreads & Book Depository
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis:

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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This is another one I have an eARC for! This one is also still available for request on NetGalley on Hachette Australia.
A review will be coming for this ne before the end of September too.

Release Date: 3rd Oct, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis: 

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be dark—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up hearing in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

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The Girl From Munich by Tania Blanchard

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I have an ARC of this book. On the back of it, it says it releases 1st of November but on Goodreads it says 1st of September and this book is available for purchase on QBD. It looks like this one will only be available in Australia as I can’t find it on Book Depository and a couple other international based sites and couldn’t find it. So sorry guys that are Aussie!

Release Date: 1st Nov, 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction

Goodreads Synopsis:

Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever.

Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland.

But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte’s life of privilege and comfort begins to collapsing around her. As Hitler’s Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior.

Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak of a country turning on itself, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for – love, duty and freedom.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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This cover to me honestly makes me think of a Graphic Novel!

Release Date: 7th Nov, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

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Release Date: 14th Nov, 2017
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.



And I think that is all for now!

Let me know what you are looking forward to the most in the upcoming months!

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