Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Collection #34

34th week of my new Book Collection posts. I will be doing this every Friday. And I am loving it. I own so many amazing books, and I love that I get to share my collection of many of them. I will be posting all my collections randomly, but I love them all. I hope you will all enjoy these posts of mine. Would love to know if you have any collections like mine; if you own and love these books too. Let me know. I love my books.

Books by Sherry Thomas.

Eee, I adore this trilogy of books beyond words. All three are amazing. This world is amazing. These characters are amazing. Oh, I love these books so much. I wish there would be more, lol. I need more. I want more. Ack. I also adore Sherry so, so much. She is so kind and so awesome. So far I haven't read any of her adult books, and I don't own any of them yet, sobs. But I'm getting them one day. And I have ordered her newest adult book that is out this week, and getting it shortly. Super excited to read it. I just love this collection of mine. Seriously, though, if you haven't read these books yet then get started. Now. Okay, I might own a bit too many of these books, lol, but I just couldn't help it. I just love them too much.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

Third cover reveal post this week, ack, I know :D But I couldn't not share about this GORGEOUS cover today. I loved the first two books; The Falconer and The Vanishing Throne. They were amazing :D And eee, The Fallen Kingdom is so stunning. My gosh. I love this cover. This is the US version. And I cannot wait to see the UK version too :D They are both always gorgeous. Eee. Gosh, I cannot wait to own this one. Sigh. So perfect looking. I am dying to read this book. Yet I am so worried. Ahhh. The summary is killing me. My girl having lost all her memories? Nooo. My boy being lost too? Nooo. I need my happy ending, haha :D And romance. Always more romance, lol. I just. I hope the ending will be happy for them :D Pretty please. Either way, though, I'm going to love this book. I just wish it was out before June. Hmph. I want it now, lol. This time the UK and US editions of the book will be out at the same time. In June. Aw. Oh, well :D It will be worth the wait, I'm sure of it. What do you think of the cover? :D Isn't it gorgeous?

The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series. Aileana Kameron, resurrected by ancient fae magic, returns to the world she once knew with no memory of her past and with dangerous powers she struggles to control. Desperate to break the curse that pits two factions of the fae against each other in a struggle that will decide the fate of the human and fae worlds, her only hope is hidden in an ancient book guarded by the legendary Morrigan, a faery of immense power and cruelty. To save the world and the people she loves, Aileana must learn to harness her dark new powers even as they are slowly destroying her. Packed with immersive detail, action, romance, and fae lore, and publishing simultaneously in the UK, The Fallen Kingdom brings the Falconer's story to an epic and unforgettable conclusion.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This book was everything I wanted it to be. I'm not sure where to begin talking about it. I knew I would love it the moment I first saw it. The cover is gorgeous. The summary is amazing. And I adore Meagan. I'm so glad that I was right. Because, oh, I loved this book so much. It was so amazing. And really evil too. Ack.

The writing in this book was just truly awesome. I loved it right away and I never stopped loving it. The setting was amazing too. I loved reading a little bit about the town they live in. I just loved reading about the forest. And the castle. And eee. This book was just all kinds of exciting. I enjoyed reading every moment of it.

Okay, I wish the ending had been a little bit longer, but apart from that I loved everything. The ending included. It was awesome. It felt like this would be one book only. But oh, how I want a sequel more than anything. And Goodreads mentions that this is part of something. But I do not know what. I need to know. Right away. Will there be a sequel? Or just other fairy tale books? Oh, how I am curious. Either way, I will love whatever Meagan is writing next. Just really hoping for a Hunted sequel, lol. I'm not done with this world or these characters. I mean, the epilogue was awesome, if a bit evil, but I still think there could be more. So fingers crossed for that. Either way, though, I enjoyed this book oh so much. I shall be looking for all the editions. I need them all.

This book is told from the point of view of Yeva. Whom is all kinds of awesome. I adored her so much. I loved reading about her life. I loved her two older sisters too. They were kind and sweet and so amazing. Their dad was pretty great too. Yeva was just such an amazing main character. I loved that she loved to hunt, despite not having done it for some years now, after she got older. I loved how she took care of their dogs. Doe-Eyes was so adorable. I just loved reading about Yeva. She was the best. Most of the time, lol.

This story is a retelling of beauty and the beast. And it is such a gorgeous retelling of it. Different, yet the same at times. Much more brutal. Much more exciting. Much better, lol. I adored this retelling so much. There isn't much romance in this one. Which made me a little sad, but I'm okay with it. Because there is more near the ending. And it is so beautiful. And sad. And so perfect. Yes, I do wish there had been more romance, but I'm okay with there not being so. There was the start of a beautiful friendship. Was so good.

There is no love triangle, though at one point Yeva gets engaged to Solmir. She cares for him, but she does not love him, She's trying to save her family. And nothing much happens with this man. I thought it would bother me, but it did not, because he isn't in the story much. And the ending with him was good. I liked it. Solmir was an interesting character, though. He was kind and pretty sweet. A good friend for Yeva and her sisters. I did like reading about him a lot. But also so glad that he wasn't truly a love interest, lol.

Yeva is an amazing hunter. And I loved that part about her. Her father used to call her Beauty, which I found to be all kinds of awesome. I loved their relationship when she was younger. Her father is still awesome, though. I loved how there were so many details about her sisters. And I just adored reading about them. I'm not going to talk too much about the plot in this book, just a little bit. Mostly about the Beast. This book is mostly about Yeva and the Beast, being alone far away. Which I just loved so much.

There are a few small parts in the book from the Beast's point of view. They were amazing. Wish his parts had been longer, but also love that they were short. Must admit that I loved the Beast more than anything. He was dark and awful and sweet and so interesting to get to know. He is more beast than man. And I loved that. He is full of mystery. Of secrets. And getting to know it all was all kinds of exciting. Okay, sure, he keeps her captured in a small cell for many weeks. Which was so awful. Yet I still loved him the most.

There is just so much happening in this book. I'm not sure how to describe some of it. There are fairy tales being told. And they were amazing to read about. There is a bit of magic in this book. And it was stunning. This is not like the disney version of beauty and the beast. There aren't any other people who have been cast a spell on, besides the Beast. Which was all kinds of horrible, to be honest. Because the Beast have been all alone for so long. Just. Ahh. I loved him so much. Despite how dark he was. Loved.

I don't know what else to say. I want to say it all. This book was beyond amazing. Hunted was everything I wanted it to be. Full of fantasy, adventure, heartbreak and love. Reading about Beauty and the Beast was the most fun thing. They argue a bunch. Yet they slowly become friends. I loved their relationship so much. Sniffs. Hunted was perfection. Writing was so good. And I loved every moment of this book. Eee. I just wish it had been even longer, lol. Thank you so, so much to HarperTeen for Edelweiss auto approval.

Waiting on Wednesday #262

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


Goodreads Description:

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls, a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.

Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2017 by Simon & Schuster 
Pre-Order here and here

So excited about this one :D I aaadore Megan. She's awesome. And I enjoyed her first adult book so much as well, and I cannot wait to read her second one. Though. Ack. I'm unsure about what the title for this book is. Days ago it was Watch Me Go. Goodreads still says it is. But the cover now says The Perfect Stranger. And Amazon says that as well. And Simon & Schuster website says this too. So pretty sure it was changed from Watch Me Go till The Perfect Stranger :) Just a bit confused about it, haha :D But no matter what the title is, I'm super excited about this book. Looks and sounds so good. Hope I will love it :)
What are you waiting for on this strange Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cover Reveal: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Oh gosh, I'm excited for this one. I loved This Savage Song so much. Beyond words. It was perfection. Sigh. And so I am DYING to read this second and final (sobs) book :D It's going to be amazing. Though it sounds like it will be all kinds of heartbreaking. Sobs. But hopefully it will be the best too, haha :) Super excited for it. I cannot wait for more August and Kate :D And romance. More romance please. And happy ending. And kissing. And monsters. Ahh. I CANNOT WAIT. Our Dark Duet is going to be perfect. I just wish I could read it now. Waiting for June will be torture. I hope it will show up on Edelweiss in December, like book one did last year. Eee. Also. Oh gosh. THIS COVER. It is stunning. I love it so so so much :D

Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.