Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cover Reveal: As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows

I pretty much adore these covers. They are gorgeous and just awesome. I enjoyed book one, Before She Ignites, and I'm very curious about this sequel. As She Ascends looks so gorgeous :D And sounds very awesome too. Eee. I'm hoping I will love this second book a lot. Cannot wait to own this stunning thing too. I love the details of this cover; the gold, the dragon tail. And the girl is gorgeous too. Eee. I think this book is going to be so awesome :D Fingers crossed. What do you think of this cover? I like it a bunch. <3

Mira Minkoba is on the run with her friends after a fiery escape from the Pit, where she’d been imprisoned for defending the dragons she loves. And she wants answers. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she’s been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies?

As her connection to the dragons—and their power—grows stronger, so does Mira’s fear that she might lose control and hurt someone she loves. But the only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her and the parents she’s not sure she can trust.

Home, where she must rise above her fears. Or be consumed.

The second page-turning novel in Jodi Meadows’ Fallen Isles trilogy scorches with mysterious magic and riveting romance as one girl kindles a spark into a flame.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

In My Mailbox #328

This week have been good and bad. I'm exhausted almost all the time, and stomach is back to being really bad again. Ugh. I have tried the new medicine three times now, and so far not working. Hoping it will finally start working shortly. Ugh. I hate waiting. And being in pain. But besides that, I read two books this week, and I'm happy about that. Eee. Starting another one today. Hopefully. I have traded for some awesome books, and I cannot wait to get them. So happy. Didn't get much mail this week, though. But that's okay :) Much more is coming soonish, gah. Blogged a little this week. I shared my review of The Queen's Rising :) A bit disappointing. This week I'm waiting on Queen of Air and Darkness, eee. <3 I shared my review of Contagion :D Which was awesome. And I posted the cover for Two Dark Reigns, which is gorgeous. <3 So anyway. This week has been a bit exhausting, but I'm doing mostly good even so. Still spending a lot of time with my baby niece, whom just turned a month old yesterday. She is the sweetest. And tomorrow my nephew turns eight :) Hoping I will have time to read a bunch shortly too. <3

Immortal Reign. Eee, finally, the final book is out :D Which means I can finally read the entire series, eee.
Iron Tide Rising. Yessss. Been waiting so long for this fourth and final book :D I love this series so much.
Reindeer Boy. Could not resist finally buying this. <3 I adore Cassandra Jean and her artwork. So pretty.
Tangled. I know, I know. I have way too many Tangled books already. Ahh. But I had to. It is so so cute :D

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

Oh, how I am DYING to read this third book :D Eee. I love this series so so much. And I adore Kendare to pieces. And gosh, this book is going to be so good. I love the title. Two Dark Reigns sounds so awesome. And oh gosh, this cover! EEE! So so gorgeous. And so fitting with the other two as well :D Oh, I cannot wait to own all versions of this precious thing. <3 And to read what happens next with all of my precious girls. Ahh. I'm nervous. Yet beyond excited. So thrilled for this third book. Is it September yet? Can't wait.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series!

Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

When I first heard about this book, and saw that cover, I knew I had to read it. Because I love space things. Especially books that reminds me about Alien. Which this one did, and very much too. So thrilled that I got to read this one early, as I ended up loving it very much. Eee. So good. And the writing was perfect; I loved it.

I don't know where to begin with this book. The beginning is a bit slow, yet I did like getting to know the different main characters. The writing is stunning, and just reading about space had me so happy. Eee. I'm not going to talk too much about the plot, about how the story starts and such. Just going to share why I loved it.

This book is told from a few different point of views, sometimes from a few crew members that were not main characters. But all point of views were interesting, and needed to be there. I would say that the main characters were Nova and Thea. I very much loved getting to know these two girls. This story is about how a small ship with only eight people are sent to rescue a larger ship that has stopped responding on this mostly unknown and creepy planet. There is also some political things in this book, which bored me a little bit, but was interesting too. I liked learning more about this world, and would love to see different places too, in the next book. But for this one, all of it takes place on this creepy planet. Mostly inside the ships. I loved it so. All was awesome.

There is a whole lot of things going on with this book. I did find the beginning a bit slow and boring, which is why this is a four star, but I liked reading it even so, as I did enjoy getting to know all these characters. Thea is a young intern, working for this very old doctor woman. And I loved Thea the very most. She has no training in killing or fighting, yet she is so fierce and brave at times. I wish to know even more about this girl. Her life seemed a bit sad, and I loved that too. Simply adored reading about Thea. Loved her so.

Nova was also pretty incredible. She is almost nineteen, and is an awesome pilot. Though because of some eye issues, she can not get the jobs she wants. I very much liked getting to know this girl too. She was awesome. But, well, her crush on the captain was so wrong. Loved that she was into girls. But that captain was all kinds of horrible, ahh, and I want much better for Nova. I'm glad there was no romance in this book, lol, because that woman did not deserve Nova at all. Hmph. Nova was awesome. Adored her.

There are a few other characters in this book too, but not going to talk about them. This book is about this small crew going to investigate why no one have heard from this other big ship for two months. What they find out is that they are all dead. And learning the why for that was all kinds of interesting and exciting. I loved reading about it, and figuring out how they had all died. And how there were something awful in this planet. It was a bit scary and I loved it so. So much like Alien too, which was just awesome. I love space.

What they do find, however, is one survivor. A young man. And oh, how I loved reading about Coen. Eee. I think I might have loved him the most. And shipped him and Thea the most. Ack. This book takes place in less than a day, ack, so things are moving so fast. Getting to know Coen was all kinds of fun. And sad too, considering he has been alone on this planet for two months now. With some other things too. And eee. It was so awesome to read about. And rude. And I enjoyed it all very much. I only need more. Ahh.

I'm not going to say much more about this book. Just that I loved it a whole bunch. There is space. And death. And great characters. And also this awesome twist about the contagion, that I loved very much. And am simply dying to read more about in the next book. Ahh. It's going to be so good. If I survive the wait for it. Hmph. I loved how strong Thea and Nova ended up being, when the rescue mission went bad, when they had to fight to survive. Some mistakes are made, sure, but oh, I just loved these girls so much.

The reason for why I'm giving this book a four star is because I found almost the first half of the book to be kind of boring. I got a little bit tired of reading about the different crew members, and nothing exciting happened. But when it finally got exciting, I couldn't have loved this book more. Eee. Very happy about that. Also wishing there had been romance in this one. As there was none. No hints even. But I feel very sure there will be a romance in book two. At least, I hope so, because I ship Thea and Coen very much.

Contagion was all kinds of scary and exciting. I adored the characters and could not wait to know what would happen next. The final half of the book was so good, and everything I wanted from this book. Lots of death. A little bit of hope. And utterly crushing too. Because that ending was so rude, and I'm not sure how I will survive waiting for the second book. Hmph. I need to know what happens next. It's going to be so good, and I can't wait. Huge thank you to the publisher for the eARC via Edelweiss. So happy I got it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #331

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS (The Dark Artifices #3)  

Goodreads Description:

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Hardcover, 720 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books 
Pre-Order here and here

I mean, really. This is the book I am MOST EXCITED about this year, EEE :D It's going to be SO GOOD. <3 And beyond heartbreaking. And I am not sure I can handle it. Ahhh. Simply cannot wait to read this precious book. The first two were amazing, and rude, and perfect. And I really adore Cassie. She's the best. And just, ahh. I love this world so much. And these characters. And oh god, there better be a happy ending for Julian and Emma together. <3 I shared about the gorgeous cover reveal here. It is so pretty.
What are you waiting for on this tragic Wednesday?