Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Wrap-Up

Oh, dear, I certainly haven't been keeping up on my Wrap-ups have I? First, I forget a June Wrap Up, and a July Wrap up, then I forget a Bout of Books Wrap up (Or rather, I don't know what to say in a Bout of Books Wrap up! That and being lazy of course.) But here we are, responsible me with an August Wrap up. I may have one more post later today, the Beautiful People Meme, or I may have a Summer Wrap Up to make up for the months of missed Wrap ups.

All ratings out of 5 stars as usual, and if I did a review for the book already, I shall link it with the mini-review. All mini-reviews are spoiler free.

This month I read 7 books.

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Finished on August 10th I picked this book up because of the hype and excitement around it. Besides, High Fantasy is my favorite genre and I really wanted a new series to read my genre from. It was good, I'm not sure if it was spectacular like I had expected, but it might also have been how long it took me to read it. My full review is here. However, sometimes it takes a while for me to warm up to a series.
    Take the Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima for example. If you look at my May Wrap Up I wasn't a huge fan, but now that series is among my top 3 favorites.
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin SloaneRating: 4 Stars
    Finished on August 12thThis is another book I'd been hearing quite a lot about. And I ended up really enjoying it, I did. It was a fun fast paced read with enough mystery and geekiness to whip through and still enjoy. I read it while camping which was the perfect time to read it, in my opinion.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest ClineRating: 5 Stars
    Finished on August 17thI forgot to mark this one/review this one on Goodreads because I'm a stinky fish-head. But yeah, I remember just reading and reading this one because I could not put it down. I loved the action in it. Ernest Cline did a great job with plot and writing style. There were a few points that I felt didn't need to be included in the story, but overall I'd still say 5 stars.
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Rating: 5 stars
    Finished on August 19thI read this one for the Bout of Books Read A Thon, so if you were following my updates you probably heard quite a bit about it. This book gave me all the feels, to say the least. It was an extremely powerful book that I personally believe deserves more attention. I loved it and if you like the sort of "darker" contemporary reads, this is a hearty recommendation from me.  
  • Six Months Later by Natalie D. RichardsRating: 3.5 Stars
    Finished on August 20thI've heard next to nothing about this book, but I read the first couple pages as well as the back of the book and decided to give it a try. It was a perfect Read a thon read, very quick and suspenseful. I finished it in one day and it was enjoyable enough, obviously I liked it if I read it in one day! ha ha.
  • Leviathan by Scott WesterfeldRating: 4 Stars
    Finished on August 23rdSo I'd heard good things about Scott Westerfeld and saw this full trilogy at the library, so how could I pass it up? This book had such wonderful picture accompinements to it, ones that fit the book perfectly. It was an alternate World War I, with clankers-- machines, and darwinists-- who used fabricated beasts. It was very good.
  • Behemoth by Scott WesterfeldRating: 4 Stars
    Finished on August 27thThis was the second book in the trilogy, and it was every bit as good as the first. Some questions were answered, but other questions popped up. It was a very good mid-point for the series.

    Currently Reading:
  • Goliath by Scott Westerfeld 405/543 pages read thus farAs you can certainly guess, this is indeed the third book of the trilogy. The final book is really good so far, it might be my favorite of the three based on what I've read. I'm going to read more of it today!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: TBR Books I Don't Own

Another Top Ten Tuesday brought to you by Broke and Bookish!  Today's topic is books you want to read but do not own. Which, alas is all my TBR pile so far. Anyway these are the ones at the top of my TBR at the moment so I decided to go with these.

Also, my Bout of Books Wrap Up should be up tomorrow, or the next day or the day after that depending on how lazy I feel. Maybe sometime next week. Or maybe never. Anyway...

I) The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima - Chima is one of my favorite authors currently and it's a shame I've only read one series by her! With the last book in the Heir Chronicles releasing this October, what better time to pick up the series?

2) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin- I'm a Fantasy addict and it's just a shame that I haven't read arguably one of the most popular Fantasy series currently out. I want to read this soon.

3) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Ah, yes, this is one that has had a lot of attention lately. Now me being me I must follow the crowd and read this one of course. Plus, it sounds like it might be supernatural or something? I literally know nothing about this other than the protagonist's name so it would be an interesting read!

4) Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - Even though I could have gone either way with the first book, sometimes (especially in Fantasy) it takes a while for the series to get going, so I can't wait to give this one another shot.

5) Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan - Let's be honest here... who doesn't want to get their hands on this book? The release date is so close... and yet so far...

6) The One by Kiera Cass- I read the first two and they quickly became my guilty pleasure series... so I really want to read the third book.

7) Winter by Marissa Meyer- Another series finale I am anticipating... but it doesn't come out until next year! *howls to sky* Whyyyy?

8) Zodiac by Romina Russell- I saw this one in a lot of BEA hauls and it caught my eye. Even though it isn't out yet (this is really turning into a "Books I want to read even though they aren't out yet" post isn't it?) I am looking forward to it.

9) A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani - I love the first book in the middle grade series, in fact it was one of my favorites of the year, so I really want to get my hands on Book 2 next time I'm at the bookstore.

10) The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson- Surprise! Another Fantasy! And this book sounds really good so I want to give it a chance.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day SEVEN)

Here we are, arrived at the very last day of Bout of Books 11.0-- and my very first Bout of Books, might I add! So far I have read 3 books, and with my reading today, I hit my goal of 1,200 pages to read. I was so happy. I will put up a wrap up post tomorrow.

Total Pages Read: 1,402
Pages Read Today: 220
Total Books Read: 3
Currently ReadingBehemoth by Scott Westerfeld

There was one last challenge today, which I decided to participate it, meaning I participated in all but one of the challenges. Yay! This one was hosted by Falling Down The Book Hole. I loved this challenge, it was so much fun and a perfect way to wrap up the week. The idea is this-- you choose 5 books to bring with you if the world was ending. Mine are as follows...

+ The Crimson Crown, by Cinda Williams Chima: If you've read my blog even a little bit, you probably know that The Seven Realms series is one of-- if not my very-- favorite books series. And the last book is my favorite, it kept me totally engaged in the world, instead of the real world. It would provide a lovely escape.

+ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Because this certainly has some survival tips in there that I could use in this end of the world mess.

+ A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: Mostly because this is a really thick book that a) I haven't read yet b) is something I want to read c) is right up my alley and d) by the time I finished this one, I probably would have forgotten everything that happened in all the other books

+ Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: This would be something to remind me who I am when I seem like I'm about to disappear, and also it would be something light, cute, fluffy, and entertaining that would cheer me up after these other reading choices and the real world

+ The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien: Because it's about a hobbit who is unwilling to go on any adventures, but is forced into one anyway. Rather like how I would feel when the end of world would come.

So those are my picks! Do you agree? Disagree? Why or why not? As you can tell I'm a really big fan of those giant fantasy books... whoops.

So I shall see you tomorrow with my wrap up post! Until then, keep reading!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day SIX)

Oh no! Bout of Books is coming to an end! I'd like to think I have read quite a bit today, even if I really procrastinated on writing this blog post. I guess I'm just despairing that tomorrow is the last day of the Read a thon. Also Doctor Who returned today can I get a whoop whoop

Total Pages Read: 1,182
Pages Read Today: 209
Total Books Read: 3
Currently Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Other Comments: So you know what I said yesterday about getting so distracted while reading this book? Well, yesterday was an off day for me all around and today I got back in the reading mood... and I got super into this book! It captivated me! I'm glad I checked the next book out from the library because I finished this one today and am ready for the next title.
There was only one challenge today which was hosted by  Kimberly Faye Reads with the Spell it Out challenge. Pretty much, it's like the title implies-- you spell out your name, initals, anything with book titles.

I decided to go with my name-- Emma.

E-- Emma, by Jane Austen
M-- My Neighbor Totoro by Tsugiko Kubo based on Miyazaki's movie
M-- Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
A-- Amazonia by James Rollins

I couldn't take a picture because I don't actually own a physical copy of "Emma" by Jane Austen-- it's on my kindle, but alas, this will do, won't it?

I hope everyone has a great day or two of reading!
See you tomorrow.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day FIVE)

Day five of the Bout of Books read a thon is officially here and we are nearing the end. I hope to finish my book that I am reading before then, but we'll see! At the same time I'm trying to savor my book because it's one of those that is perfect for a rainy day. It also reminds me quite a bit of another one of my favorite books, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel.

Total Pages Read: 973
Pages Read Today: 125
Total Books Read: 2
Currently Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Other Comments: So close to that 1,000 page mark! I'm liking this book so far, but I just find myself getting distracted while reading it.
There were two challenges again today! Hurrah!  The first one was to Recreate a Cover, hosted by Spines and Covers. Now, keep in mind when you look at the cover that all I have is a terrible quality backwards webcam. And ok, maybe it's also that I'm a bad artist. Haha.  
I took great pleasure in ripping this drawing to shreds, I assure you.
I present...
1/4 of Airborn by Kenneth Oppel cover!
Sorry about the glare and the bad drawing and bad handwriting and backwards cover and the small size and the funky arms and faces. I drew this in about two minutes because I wanted to do the challenge but at the same time drawing stuff really frustrates me. So that was the end product.
...Anyway, ranting aside, there was also a second challenge hosted by Christian Bookshelf Reviews and it was the Book Chain Challenge. The Challenge was to connect the books by last/first word. Words like "The" "A" or "An" did not count for this challenge. The books I chose for this challenge were...

"The Gray Wolf Throne" by Cinda Williams Chima*
"Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas*
"The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
"Castle in the Air" by Diana Wynne Jones **
* = book I have read in the past 12 months
** = on my TBR
....and that is where I hit a dead end. Oh well?
So, I might fix one of these challenges later, but I guess we shall see about that. Anyway, see you soon with an update on my progress tomorrow!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day FOUR)


In case you didn't gather from the title, today is day four of the bout of books read a thon. We're halfway there! (exactly for me actually, as it is 12:00 on the dot.) I am also more than halfway to my goal of 1,200 pages that I set out for myself.

Since I finished my book yesterday, I started a new one. I am not far into it (only 10 pages) but I really like the illustrations and writing of the book. It's also my first Scott Westerfeld novel I believe.

Total Pages Read: 848
Pages Read Today: 106
Total Books Read: 2
Currently Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Other Comments: So I got this whole trilogy and I am planning on marathonning all three books in a row. I am really looking forward to it as the first book seems very promising from what I have read so far. Also, the illustrations are stunning! I know I mentioned that right above, but the detail put into them amazes me. I cannot wait to read more of this book.

The challenge today was "If you like ___, try ____ because ____" which was hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale so here we go!

If you like...

Once Upon a Time
Bad quality images taken off of Google...ONCE UPON A TIME
Then try...
read the sisters grimm with my mom and my brother it was about these ...
A slightly better quality image taken off of Google!


Who doesn't love a slightly better quality image, am I right?
Both the TV series and the Books feature fairy tale creatures living in the real world. Sure, the books are middle grade but they are really quick to get through and have a high entertainment factor. Plus both of them are so addicting that you can binge read or binge watch both of them without noticing how much time has gone by.
Trust me, I know this from experience.

Okay, that was actually so much fun that I might do another one. But maybe later because right now I have some reading to do!
Until tomorrow, happy reading!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Update (Day THREE)

Whoo! Who else is excited about Day Three of the Bout Of Books Read a thon? I know I am. I managed a trip to the library today and I've got four more books ready to read. I know I'm not going to finish all of them during the Read a thon but I am excited to read them anyway.

Total Pages Read: 742
Pages Read Today: 323
Total Books Read: 2
Currently Reading: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Other Comments: Wow, was this book a whirlwind of a ride! I don't think I enjoyed it quite as much as Jellicoe Road... it didn't get me invested and it was lighter than Jellicoe Road, but it was still really good. It was very mysterious, and kept me hooked and turning pages until the very end. Obviously I enjoyed it a lot, since I flew through it in only one day! The author's fast paced writing style also helped with that though, methinks.

There was only one challenge today. It was hosted by Book Reviews From A Christian Gal The challenge was to create a sentence using the first two words of books. Since I've only read one book so far it has the first two words from that book as well as a few other favorites.
My father, Han Alister, was there after a wind howled.
Books, in order
"Jellicoe Road" by Melina Marchetta
"The Demon King" by Cinda Williams Chima
"Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
"Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas
"Eragon" by Christopher Paolini
The first two words of Fangirl were switched up because it has been clarified that that is allowed! Phew!
Happy reading!

See you with another update tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day TWO)

It's the second day of Bout of Books #11 and I am finally making some progress. I am almost 200 pages into the book as of 12:32pm, and I plan on reading even more today. My stats at the end of today will go right here....

Total Pages Read: 419
Pages Read Today: 264
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Other Comments: So, I ended up finishing Jellicoe Road. I wasn't able to get to the library today but I am planning on making a trip the third day of Bout Of Books! Let me tell you, Jellicoe Road took me on quite a ride, and I would highly recommend it. To anyone really. This style of book isn't really my genre but I still loved it!

There were another two challenges today I am not sure whether I will do both of them but I will try! The first one is OTP challenge hosted by Infinite Ink. Participants are supposed to relay their feels down below.

I'm not going to say whether my OTP is canon or not so you'll have to read the books and find out for yourselves. Haha.

My One True Pairing is from the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. And they are Dancer and Cat. Because come on people, those two are absolutely perfect for each other! I love how they stick true to the "opposites attract" rule-- the two of them have very different personalities, but when they combine together it's just too cute.

Also, there are just some points in the series where it makes me want to follow the point of view of one of them to see their true feelings for one another. Dancer is the only one secretive Cat ever opens up to, and I find that really sweet.

That was my lame fangirl rant, because I didn't want to spoil anything for anyone who has not read that series! (If you like High/Epic Fantasywith adventure action and romantic elements I would recommend this series 100%) The other challenge for today was the Book Spine Poetry Challenge hosted by My Little Pocketbooks.

The goal for this challenge is to make poetry (it doesn't have to rhyme) out of book titles. For every title you use, you get one free word. My poetry is like so...

My poem is standing on the mug I got from the National Art Gallery, in case you were
dying to know.
The Sorceress reveals the
Secret Of The Sirens
over Distant Waves
during The Pearl Wars.
Book Titles Used;
1. "The Sorceress" by Michael Scott
2. "Secret Of The Sirens" by Julia Golding
3. "Distant Waves" by Suzanne Weyn
4. "The Pearl Wars" by Nick James
I know, I know, I should be a professional poet. Not. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys their books today. Have a great week.
Until next time!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bout Of Books 11.0 Update (Day ONE)

And... it's officially Day One of the Bout Of Books Read a Thon. Who else is super excited that this has begun? I'm going to make one post for each day updating my progress. As of 1pm I actually haven't started reading anything yet... but don't worry, there's still time!

Total Pages Read: 155
Pages Read Today: 155
Total Books Read: 0
Currently Reading: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Other Comments: So I ended up making the dive into this book a little after 2pm. I got really into it, and the dark aspects of the book intrigue me as well as the mystery clouding the pages. I find myself flipping pages as quickly as I can! What a fast-paced and interesting book.

There were also two challenges for today. I did my best to complete both of them. The first challenge was hosted by The Book Monsters and it was Book Scavenger Hunt. The hunt as filled out by me is down below...

1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!)
2. A book that has been made into a movie/tv show
3. A series you love
4. An anthology of poems or short stories
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves
And I found...
1. For "B" title, I found "Belly Up" by Stuart Gibbs
2. For a Book made into a Movie, I found "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini"
3. For a series I love, I found the first book in "The Seven Realms" series by Cinda Williams Chima
4. For an anthology of short novels, I found "The Works Of Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson (obviously, I would hope)
5. For a Book on my TBR shelf, I found "The Diviners" by Libba Bray
And, for the second challenge, it is hosted by LuloFanGirl and it is to make a playlist centering around one of the books you plan to read, with at least five songs. I'm planning on doing this one later today, as I don't have my books planned out, and I haven't quite started reading yet!
Until tomorrow!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Title: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Book #1 in the Throne Of Glass series
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 404
I went into this book with high expectations.
Finally, I found it at the library and was so excited I decided to
check it out then and there. So, here's my review on what my
thoughts were after finishing this book!
I'll admit something I'm a bit afraid of admitting: For the first 
100 pages of this book or so, the protagonist Celaena,
annoyed me. Maybe it was my high expectations for her
character that made me findher annoying, but she just came off as that
way to me personally because of the way she sort of strutted around like she owned the place, and felt like she was better than anyone else.
Soon though, I realized it was because she was.
After I adjusted to the initial sort of shock, her character really grew on me and by the end of the book, she was one of my favorite characters.
And, despite common disagreement, I actually enjoyed the love triangle between her, Dorian, and Chaol. I felt like each of the characters had their own backing and none of it was insta-love in the least, which was a nice change from a lot of other books I have read.
I'm Team Chaol.
The setting of this book was Erilea, a fantasy land where magic has been banned and kings and queens rule the kingdoms. I found the magic banishment of Erilea intriguing, and it was clear that this land had been thought out. There was enough to this world that readers were introduced to, that made it unique from other fantasy worlds, but at the same time it wasn't unbelievable.
This was the thing that initially drew me in to reading the book. An assassin is taken from the mines of Endovier to compete in a competition and complete tasks in order to become the King's personal assassin. How cool is that? It's very cool, let me tell you.
And while I was hoping for maybe a bit more look into the tasks, and a bit more information and detail about them, the book had a different story to tell. And that was okay, it was great, because I immensely enjoyed the story it did tell!
Writing Style
As you can tell from above, I enjoyed every aspect of this book. It was fast paced, but not too fast paced, it had an awesome heroine, and it had a unique world it all took place in. But the thing that bound all those together for me was the writing style of the author.
Let me tell you, once I picked this book up, it hooked me. I could not put in down, not if I was brushing my teeth, not if I was doing the dishes... nothing! Okay, so maybe while I was doing the dishes (don't want to damage a library book after all ;) ) but not for much else.
I loved this book. There a few issues for me at the beginning, but one of my friends asked me while I was out "Hey, what's that book you're reading? You seem really into it." I held up Throne Of Glass, and let her read the summary and first couple pages. She then warned me to keep it close, or else she might steal it!
So, needless to say, this was amazing. It might be one of my favorite series starters at the moment, and I feel like if I had read the prequels before hand I might have felt the connection with Celaena at the start rather than the middle.
This book get 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beat the Heat Read-A-Thon

I told myself I wasn't going to do it. I told myself I wasn't going to join yet another read a thon, but the dates on this one are just to perfect to pass up! It started yesterday, when I spent the entire day reading my new library book, and it ends the day before school starts!

This challenge is hosted by Phantasmic Reads and Novel Heartbeat,

My goals for this challenge are to read 10 books, so about 3 books a week since this one lasts for 3 weeks. I'll keep this as my main progress post as well.


August 11th
Total Books Read: 0
Currently Reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Pages Read: 168
Comments: I spent a lot of time reading today. I really got into my book, it certainly has me hooked, even though I wasn't anticipating to enjoy it this much! Ernest Cline's writing style is just so great and enjoyable.

August 12th
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 206
Comments:  So far, I am on track with that goal of mine to read one book every two days... let's hope I can keep it up

August 13th
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 0
Comments: Whoopsies.

August 14th
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 0
Comments: I'm going camping today, so don't expect any more updates until Sunday, when I shall bombard you all. Hopefully, I can actually make some progress on this book because I am super excited to read it but let me tell you all a secret... I haven't actually started it yet. Eek!

August 15th
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 122
Comments: I finally started reading this book! It is a very enjoyable and page turning book that hooked me from the start. I also read quite a chunk of it as you can tell. It also is not that long of a book so I should whip through it rather quickly.

August 16th
Total Books Read: 1
Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 88
Comments: Luckily I had time to read even more of this book today. I rather forgot how much of it I read today but I am pretty sure it was about that much or so. And I was so hoping I could remember too!

August 17th
Total Books Read: 2
Currently Reading: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Pages Read: 78
Comments: And I finished it, just in time for the Bout Of Books Readathon tomorrow. I might do a review on it since my opinions were a bit mixed? Overall though it was a really great read especially to bring along on a camping trip to read.

August 18th
Total Books Read: 2
Currently Reading: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Pages Read:
Comments: It was the first day of Bout of Books 11.0 today! I started my library book a little after 2pm I want to say. I am enjoying it so far, and how dark it is along with a bit of mystery. It isn't what I was expecting but I am liking it a lot anyway.

August 19th
Total Books Read:
Currently Reading: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Pages Read:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bout Of Books Sign-Up

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
So, in case you hadn't guessed from the blurb... I am participating in my first Bout Of Books Read A Thon, which seems to be a very popular Read A Thon. As of right now, I don't have an exact goal or anything, but I'm thinking possibly 1,200 pages as a rough goal for now.
Another obstacle that week will be Orchestra Camp and preperation for starting school... hopefully I will manage to balance everything, but until next time!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday Finds (2)

Friday Finds is brought to you by and it asks you to display what books or "finds" you have added to your TBR pile each week! This week I found so many new books to read, and so from the 27th-2nd (today) I have found a grand total of 13 books to add to my TBR shelf. Whoops?

Castle In The Air and House Of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones. These are the second and third books in the Howl's Moving Castle series, and I read the first book, loved it, want to read the others! Plus I may have just watched the Howl's Moving Castle movie for the twelfth time when I added those...

A World Without Princes and Untitled by Soman Chainani, which are the second and third books in the School For Good and Evil trilogy! Obviously, Untitled isn't out yet, but it is coming out sometime next year and I am looking forward to it's release!

Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. This book was released last month and I've heard nothing but great things about it!

Princess Of Thorns by Stacey Jay. I added this to my TBR because I've been really into fairy tale retellings as of late. I don't think I've read a retelling of Sleeping Beauty before, at least not recently, so it was added to my long list!

Crown Of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil. This comes out on September 9th of this year. And okay, again with the fairytale retelling but come on. The Snow Queen! One of my favorite fairytales! And it's about the Snow Queen being cursed and having to assemble a mirror by her eighteenth birthday. Sounds promising to me.

Winter Falls by Nicole Maggi. The first book in the Twin Willows series, and it comes out in December 2014. I don't know what I find so interesting about this, maybe the part about the dreams of turning into a falcon, but either way, can't wait!

Untitled by Rae Carson. This is also a first book in a series, called the Goldscryer series. It's about a girl who has a magic power to find gold during the Gold Rush... need I say more? Personally, this sounds very appealing and exciting to me!

The Girl Of Fire and Thorns also by Rae Carson, and also the first in a series, although this is a series that is already out. Something about the synopsis really made me want to read this book.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu. This book to be released on October 7th 2014, and I really can't wait! It sounds so exciting, and with Lu's writing you can never go wrong, right?

The Cage by Megan Shepard. This is the first in a trilogy, and it's set to be released in 2015. It's about six teenagers who are kept captive in a zoo by the "Kindred"-- an otherwordly race. Doesn't that sound cool? (The only problem I have with it, is that I have been planning to write a novel like that for about two years, but just never started. Oh well, can't win them all)

The Monstrumoligist by Rick Yancey. Finally, a book that is actually out! I saw this on someone else's shelf and thought it sounds interesting so I added it to my own!