I’m alive! Were you imagining me suffocating under an enormous pile of books? No worries. I’m not dying. But I do have a lot of new books to show you since the last time I made a haul. Although, I also haven’t been reviewing books lately so I think I’ll post a mini review of the books I’ve read tomorrow or something.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
This is the first book in The Iron Fey series. I’m not exactly sure why I decided to pick this one up. Possibly because I’m really in the mood for an action adventure romance book. And… I think this is one. If you didn’t know, action, adventure romance is my favorite type of book.
Like all books I read, I’m hoping I’ll like it, but, well, you never know.
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
I’ve heard good reviews on this book series and the plot sounds interesting so I decided to try it out myself and see how much I like it. Like I said, I want some more action/adventure since all I’ve been reading recently are contemporaries. Although, I wouldn’t mind a little romance/ a lot of romance in any book I read. I’ve found that there are few books without romance that I like these days.
Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great - until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.
Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At their helm sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game - a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir.
As if his bizarre heritage isn’t enough, Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind - he’s one of the last of the warriors - at a time when both houses are scouting for a player.
Frigid by J. Lynn a.k.a Jennifer L. Armentrout a.k.a once of my favorite authors ever
I love all of Jennifer’s books and intend to get around to reading all of them someday. The summery to this book interested me the most when I read the ones remaining, although the rest do sound very interesting and knowing Jennifer they’re all most likely amazing, the best friend romance always interests me. That and the ‘hate’ romance. I have very high expectations for this book.
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
So I’ve heard good reviews on this book. I’ve been going back and forth deciding whether or not to buy this book so in the end I was just like, Oh, screw it, just get the book. You’ll most likely like it.
I mean, I love angel books so….
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
The Selection by Kira Cass
Okay, guys, my TBR list is getting scarily small and if you didn’t know, I’m very picky about what I read. Anyway so I haven’t read any new dystopian series recently so I was like… The Selection? Everyone tells me that America Singer is annoying AF but it’s a good story.
I hate annoying protagonists so I’ve avoided this book forever. If you didn’t know, I actually already own the One. I bought it because it was signed and only $13 for a hard cover, but I never intended to read it.
So now I figured, if I already own The One and like everyone else has read this series, why not try it out? If I don’t like the series, I can always just like awkwardly have books 1 and 3.. actually I’d probably just buy the Elite to make myself feel better.
What I’ve found with Dystopians is that they’re either really good and riveting or just boring so… I guess we’ll see, huh?
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
This was never on my TBR list. You’d know that if you’re friends with me on goodreads. (friend me!)
I just kinda came across it on amazon and was like, hey! this sounds interesting, I’ll buy it. So, yeah, I have no idea about this book except the cover is beauteous.
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Everyone who has read this book freaking loved it apparently. I never intended to read it but when I saw all the good reviews I felt like I should see what all the hype is about. So I guess I’ll see if this book lives up to its hype.
A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways … until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I got this book for free. In paperback. I sincerely almost didn’t get it because it was in paper back… but it was free so…. Plus now I’ll have to buy the rest of the series in paperback which will be cheaper for me in the end…
If I ever even end up reading this book. Yeah, I’ve heard astounding reviews on this book, but well, a character’s name is The Darkling. What kind of name is that?!
If I ever do read this book, I hope the Darkling makes his name not matter because I have an issue with books that don’t have good names and aren’t good.
I didn’t read Legend last fall because of the names- Day and June and then I read it, and now I love the names. I hope this book is like that.
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha … and the secrets of her heart.
Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.
Tha Mark of Athena and The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
I already read this entire series, but most of the books are on my kindle. Now the only book in this series that I don’t have is The Son of Neptune which is unfortunate since I love that cover. Though, my Lost Hero copy is pretty torn up since I bought that when I was in fourth grade and had no care for the treatment of my books, plus I lost the cover…
It was nice because I got these two books for free too!
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
You know I had to get this. I love Cassandra’s books! This book was spectacular and guess what. I got it signed. SIGNED! I now have two signed Cassandra Clare books! YAY! It’s also signed by Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan.
The part about James Herondale broke my heart.
DON’T READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED
CITY OF BONES
CITY OF ASHES
CITY OF GLASS
CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS
CITY OF LOST SOULS
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.
This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.