A Catch Up Book Haul

So, it’s been a while since I have posted a Haul on here! So I thought I would share some of the books I have picked up recently!

Purchased Books

Purchased Graphic Novels

Received Books

I Am Change by Suzy Zail I received from Walker Books as part of a Aussie YA Bloggers Blog Tour! Keep an eye out on the 19th for my review.
Fawkes I got in an exchanged with a mate where I sent her Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

eARCs/ARCs/Review Copies Received

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves I received unsolicited from Pan Macmillan Australia.
We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo I received from Bloomsbury Australia.
The rest I also got through NetGalley.

Well I think that is all the books I have to share!

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17 Best Covers of 2017

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So, I did my top 17 reads of 2017 and now I have decided to do a post of my favourite covers of 2017! These are all 2017 releases and they are not necessarily books I have read or even plan to, but the covers are gorgeous!

So let’s get into this!! These are in no particular order either.

1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (UK edition)

2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Both UK & US)

3. Draekora by Lynette Noni

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4. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

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5. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco


6. Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson


7. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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8. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser


9. Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill


10. The Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston


11. A Million Junes by Emily Henry


12. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren 

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13. Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu


14. Song of the Curren by Sarah Tolcser

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15. Hunted by Meagan Spooner


16. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

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17. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell


So that is it! What is your favourite covers from 2017?!



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Most Anticipated 2018 Releases!

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It’s this time already! I will still be doing monthly anticipated releases but this is just an overview of all the books I’m really looking forward to, that I know about in 2018! The reason I still do monthly anticipated releases is that there are so many more books that aren’t announced yet!

**I will put synopsis’s for all books! So if you haven’t read the books before it in the series then beware!**

Let’s get into this!

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Untitled (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: Unknown
Series: Warcross #2
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis:

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

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Release Date: 2nd Jan
Series: DC Icons #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


Release Date: 2nd Jan
Series: The Folk of the Air #1
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Unearthed by Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman


Release Date: 9th Jan
Series: Unearthed #1
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis:

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert


Release Date: 30th Jan
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen


Release Date: 30th Jan
Series: The Elementae #1
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarletwill hold readers spellbound.

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Graevale by Lynette Noni

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This is one of my TOP ANTICIPATED!! I have already pre-ordered this too!

Release Date: 1st Feb
Series: The Medoran Chronicles #4
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Light or dark, only one can win. This world cannot survive in shades of grey.

Now that Aven Dalmarta sits upon the throne of Meya, Alex must race against the clock to save the rest of Medora from the Rebel Prince’s wrath.

Haunted by an unspeakable vision of the future, Alex and her friends set out to warn the mortal races. But making allies out of ancient enemies proves difficult.

With her nights spent deep in the Library under the guidance of a mysterious new mentor, Alex is desperate to strengthen her gift and keep all those she loves safe. Because in a world where nothing is certain, she is sure of only one thing:

Aven is coming.

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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Release Date: 6th Feb
Series: The Belle #1
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

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This is one of my TOP ANTICIPATED!!

Release Date: 6th Mar
Series: Rebel of the Sands #3
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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This is one of my TOP ANTICIPATED!! I have already pre-ordered this too!

Release Date: 13th Mar
Series: The Illuminae Files #3
Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody


Release Date: 10th April
Series: The Shadow Game #1)
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian 

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Release Date: 24th Apr
Series: Untitled Trilogy
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.

Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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Release Date: 24th Apr
Series: Companion to Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Genre: YA Diverse Contemporary

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 centre 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.


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The Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir


Release Date: 22nd May
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #3
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber


Release Date: 29th May
Series: Caraval #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling and breakout debut Caraval, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, on a journey to the empire’s capital to fulfill a mysterious bargain.

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Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser


Release Date: 5th June
Series: Song of the Current #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Caro and Markos have settled into a routine: Wake up, eat breakfast, and try to figure out who might attempt to assassinate Markos today . . . so the currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the throne is shaky without the support of an army. But then a powerful Archon offers Markos the military might he needs in exchange for marrying his daughter. Markos and Caro must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia.

With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate and charting your own course.Caro and Markos have settled into a routine: Wake up, eat breakfast, and try to figure out who might attempt to assassinate Markos today . . . so the currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the throne is shaky without the support of an army. But then a powerful Archon offers Markos the military might he needs in exchange for marrying his daughter. Markos and Caro must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia.

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

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Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers


** I haven’t actually read book 2 in this series, A Closed and Common Orbit, but I read the first book, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and loved it! So hopefully I will love book 2 as well and want to read this!**

Release Date: 24th Jul
Series: Wayfarers #3
Genre: Sci-Fi

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hundreds of years ago, the last humans left Earth aboard the Exodus Fleet. After centuries spent wandering empty space, humanity was welcomed — mostly — by the well-established species that govern the Milky Way. Their generational journey came to an end.

But this is old history. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but outsiders have seldom seen. Exodans take great pride in their community and traditions, but the cultures from beyond their bulkheads have profoundly influenced their own. Those who have not yet left for alien cities and terrestrial colonies are left grappling with questions: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain among the stars when there are habitable worlds within reach? How can they maintain their carefully balanced way of life — and is it worth saving at all? Record of a Spaceborn Few unravels this complicated reality through a cast of new voices: A young apprentice unsure of his future. A lifelong spacer who wonders if her children might be better suited for the ground. A planet-raised traveler. An alien academic. A caretaker for the dead. And of course, the Archivist, who ensures no one’s story is forgotten.

Set in the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons, this third standalone instalment of the Wayfarers series travels to another corner of the cosmos — one often mentioned, but not yet explored.

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Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: 1st Aug
Series: Mask of Shadows #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Sequel to Mask of Shadows, about a gender fluid pickpocket. Publication is slated for summer 2018.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch


Release Date: 7th Aug
Series: Steam Raiders #1
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas


Release Date: 7th Aug
Series: DC Icons #3
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

Sizzling with action and suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author SARAH J. MAAS delivers a coming-of-age Selina Kyle who will steal readers’ hearts in a new, highly anticipated YA blockbuster: CATWOMAN!

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

In this third DC Icons book–following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker–Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?


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The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: 1st Sept
Series: Iskari #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

The sequel/companion to THE LAST NAMSARA. Coming Fall 2018.

As She Ascends by Jodie Meadows

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: 11th Sept
Series: Fallen Isles Trilogy #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis:

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Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: 18th Sept
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #3
Genre: YA Historical Mystery

Goodreads Synopsis:

In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

**Cover not released yet**

Release Date: 2nd Oct
Series: Guide #2
Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Goodreads Synopsis:

A sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, narrated by Felicity and featuring travel, pirates, and a science girl gang.

Well that is all the ones I can think of right now! There are so many I am looking forward to! But the ones I am looking forward to the most are Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton, Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman, Graevale by Lynette Noni & Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody! I can’t wait!

What are your most anticipated releases for 2018? Are any of these on your list?!



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Cover Reveal – The Empress (The Diabolic #2)

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So this is actually the first ‘cover reveal’ type post I have done, but I saw this cover and had to talk about it!

So last week S.J. Kincaid posted this cover reveal along with an excerpt for the sequel of The Diabolic, The Empress. HERE is the link to her post with the excerpt!

I don’t know how I feel about this cover as it doesn’t exactly match The Diabolic’s cover, but overall it’s a nice cover! The Raven (i think) breaking out of the dove is pretty cool!


Here is the cover for The Diabolic! They kinda are similar but not really.


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Book Travelling Thursday – Book With An ‘Ugly’ Cover That’s Beautiful On The Inside

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: The inside is what matters… choose a book with an ‘ugly’ cover but that is beautiful on the inside.

Well my first thought was the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead but I have used that in a previous BTT! So I’m going with Bloodline instead, it’s not exactly ugly but I strongly dislike books with actual people on the cover and I really don’t like the covers of either of those series! I’m just going to do it for the first book in the series!

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For once I’m going to explain some of my problems I have with a couple of these covers.


That honestly looks like those old style heart tattoo that you see on older guys?!


Sydney’s hair is BLONDE!!!


Again, BLONDE people!


This looks like a bad adult romance book.. And what’s with the crap on Adrian’s face?! The gold on Sydney’s face is because she is an Alchemist, Adrian is a Moroi.. And they never mention other tattoos on his face!

And the others I don’t like just in general.. Does anyone else get Supernatural vibes from that logo/title on the cover on the bottom left! Don’t know what that reminds me of Supernatural but it does!

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Book Travelling Thursday – Book Every Kid Should Read

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: It’s Children’s Day… choose a book you think every kid should read.

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Book Travelling Thursday – Freebie Week

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: Freebie week. Today you can choose whatever you want either it is a book you’ve been wanting to talk for a long time or one of the previous themes

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I think this is the original. According to Goodreads this was the first english edition apparently.

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Left: English Harper Voyager Edition
Left Middle: English Razorbill Edition
Right Middle: Polish Akurat Edition
Right: Slovak YOLi (Ikar) Edition

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Top Left: English Razorbill Edition
Top Left Middle: Swedish Wahlströms Edition
Top Right Middle: Czech Host Edition
Top Right: Romanian Art Edition
Middle Left: Bulgarian Сиела Edition
Middle Right: German Bastei Lübbe AG Edition
Bottom Left: Chinese Edition
Bottom Right: Slovenian Učila International Edition

Well that is all for today’s post!

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Series Name: To Kill A Mockingbird
Genre: Historical & Classic
Publication Date: July 11th, 1960
Pages: 307 (Paperback)
Publishers: Vintage Classics (Penguin Random House)
4 and a half Star

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‘Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.’ Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel – a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humor. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.


So this is my second time starting this book, but only my first time finishing the whole thing. I had to read this book during school, I don’t remember what grade it was but most of it we read along together, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t finish it as when it gets to the scene of Aunt Alexandra having the ladies over for tea and cake, I don’t remember it or anything further on. I think we also watched the movie but I honestly remember nothing about it either.

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There is literally hundreds of covers for this book but the one I have is the nicest I think. I love the flowers and the red bird, I also like the font. Also, I don’t know how to explain this as I don’t know if there is an actual name for it but the edition that I have has that second cover kinda. The front cover is a little thinner than the book and there is another cardboard cover underneath that is the same width as the book, so it just peeks through on the side. If that has a name, please let me know! And that cover underneath is gorgeous too and it has the quote ‘Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.’

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Harper Lee writing is easy to follow. Sometimes I didn’t understand words or phrases but they were slang and obviously something that was relevant to the time period, but I just don’t know what they mean. But I could continue on easily without being completely confused! I loved how Lee made it read exactly like a young girl had written it! It was very well done.

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Well I don’t go into much detailed as I’m pretty sure most people know what this book is about… So this book shows Race & Class in the 1930s and I thoroughly enjoyed the plot! It was very well done! It was funny, it was sad, it was intriguing, it was honest and I loved it.

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So we have Jem & Scout who are our main characters. Jem is the older brother to Scout, he is an interesting character and has some deep thoughts for a however old exactly he is. Same with Scout, she is fun and interesting and also very thoughtful! Scout also reminds me of myself, you will never see me in a dress excluding my formal dress haha! Then we have Atticus, Jem and Scouts Father, he is a very well done character and will do what’s right no matter what! Aunt Alexandra is a bit bossy and Scout doesn’t really get along with her because Alexandra is always trying to force Scout to act like a lady. Dill is an interesting character and especially during the hearing it really shows that he is compassionate and has similar views to Jem. Miss Maudie is a cool character too, she is very calculated and never says something unless it has to be said. Arthur Radley is a character no one understands, including myself haha and is a curiosity for the children.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it has amazing characters and a very good message! It shows the honest truth of race and class in the 1930s and I 100% agree that it should be in the school system.

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Book Travelling Thursday – Book With Original Red Cover

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: Choose a book that has originally a red cover.

I’m choosing Catching Fire &  there is a fair few so I’m not going to link them all.

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Well that is all for today’s post! I have been absent the last two days simply because I didn’t have books that went with the prompts for Top Ten Tuesday & Top 5 Wednesday this week.

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Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth – Spoiler Free Review – DNF

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Title: Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth
Series Name: Carve the Mark
Genre: YA Fantasy Science Fiction
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Pages: 468 (Hardcover)
Publishers: HarperCollins
half star

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In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

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 the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship — and love — in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.


*Images is from Goodreads*

*Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia for providing me with a eGalley of this book in return for a honest review*

I Did not finish this book at 54% so this review will be purely a review of the first half of the book and as to why I did not finish this book.

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I don’t really get this cover. It’s not very appealing and it also just looks like cuts in something and as far as I can tell the ‘carve the mark’ refers to when Akos is carving the marks into Cyra’s arm for the kill she made… So I don’t really get the point of the cuts made into whatever that is on the cover and what I’m assuming is meant to look like gold blood running out of them.. It’s just a little odd.

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So I loved the Divergent series, it is really good and written very well. This book wasn’t written bad, but the pacing was really bad! Everything is dragged out so much and there just isn’t much going on but a lot of writing about that nothing. This was one of the reason I stopped reading.. The pacing just makes it so hard to read. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy books with slow pacing some time but this was just too much and that joined with the plot itself was just not worth continuing.

Another reason this book really annoyed me was the names of characters, things and places. Most of them are sooo hard to pronounce! As I went along I started highlighting on the Kindle App every time I couldn’t pronounce a name. There was 15 in the first half of the book.. I don’t mind 1 or 2 names that I can’t pronounce because you can just look at them and move on with the reading, but because there was sooo many of them it was hard to keep track of who everyone is because I couldn’t keep track of the names. This meant that half the time I was confused and trying to figure out who everyone was. There is a glossary in the back, so why couldn’t a pronunciation guide be thrown in too…

Here is some of the examples of some of the names: Aoseh, Eijeh, Thuvhe, Ylira, Zetsyvis, zivatahak, etc.

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Honestly the plot is just kinda eh. I don’t even know really what is going on and I also don’t really think anything really has happened so far except a certain two people being kidnapped… and what the 2 of them are doing atm with the people who kidnapped them.. Besides that I feel like nothing else has really happened.

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I feel no connection to any of the characters at all. This book is done in Multi POV, following Cyra and Akos. Besides that the name is written at the start of the chapter it is hard to tell the difference between each POV. When Multi POV is done well you can tell by the writing which character is which, but this book there was no difference in writing between the 2 main characters and if I got distracted by something in real life I would have to go back and check who’s POV that chapter was because that was the only way to tell.

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The world itself is interesting and if everything else was done well then this could have been a really good book. But as it stands this isn’t a book I’m going to continue. I was at a point that I was forcing myself to read a bit of it and then falling asleep a couple chapters in. I was getting nowhere quick with this book.

So overall the pacing is bad, the names are so hard to pronounce, the plot so far is just dull and the Multi POV isn’t done well. This is not a good representation of Veronica Roths writing! Go read Divergent!!

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