Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #366

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

WHITE STAG BY KARA BARBIERI

Goodreads Description:

The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.

As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.

Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.

Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.
 


Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Wednesday Books 
Pre-Order here and here

I only heard about this book, for real, a few days ago. And oh my gosh, how I am curious about it :D Eee! That cover! It is stunning. And the summary is pretty amazing too. I simply cannot wait to read this one now. Eee. I might get to take part in the blog tour, and get to read an eARC of it. Crossing all my fingers.
What are you waiting for on this dangerous Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett

I am so so very excited about this book :D Is it June 4th yet? Hmph. I need this one in my life. <3 I very much adored the first book, Onyx & Ivory. And I am just beyond excited about this sequel :D Shadow & Flame is going to be awesome. And oh my gosh, it looks SO GORGEOUS :D Eeee! I am n love with this cover. I love how stunning it is. Sigh. Love. Cannot wait to own it too, when it comes out. There is not a summary yet for this book, but Mindee mentioned that this book will take place one year after book one. What! I am nervous. Nervous about my romance.. hmm. Yet so so very excited too. I am sure it will be done really well :D Wait. I checked again. And there is a small summary! Ahhh! I love it. I'm nervous. So excited. And gosh, I just cannot wait to read this one. Eee. What do you think of this gorgeous cover? :D


From acclaimed author Mindee Arnett comes the thrilling conclusion of the stunningly epic, action-packed, and romantic fantasy adventure about a powerful girl possessed of strange magic, the outcast prince she loves, and the kingdom that has torn them apart.

Kate and Corwin are on the run, desperate for allies in a new world of war among the kingdoms of Rime. As the book opens, Kate suffers a massive loss, one that will shape the struggle for freedom of all wilders and magic folk—that is, if Kate can learn to control her own power.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

In My Mailbox #362

It's getting darker and darker these days. Ahh. Which means all my pictures will start getting darker too. Hmph. How rude. I want winter to be over already, haha. It is also so cold most of the time too. I haven't taken my spa bath done yet, but it must be done this month sometime. I don't want to, lol. I have not been good at reading lately at all. Ugh. I finished Beneath the Citadel this week, but yeah, it was not good. Two stars. My latest five reads have all been three stars and below. I am so disappointed. And so so goddamn tired of reading bad books. Ugh. I need something aamazing to read. But unsure what I have that will be amazing. Hmm. I do have tons and tons to choose from, though, haha. I just need the energy to read as well :) Which I still do not have. At all. Got more medicine this week, though that is still not working for the rest of me. I'm also currently using a very very old laptop, which is not very good, because I had to send in my own for service, hoping to get a new one, as it has been having issues for ages. Sobs. So I'm now without my laptop for weeks, probably. I'm sad. But I shall survive. Probably. Also need to get started on catching up too. Soon. A few blog posts this week. Shared my review of Beneath the Citadel :) This week I'm waiting on Pumpkinheads. <3 And yesterday was my Seven Years of Blogging day, ahh :D Time has gone by so so fast. <3 I also got a whole bunch of stunning mail this week. Gosh. October has been so crazy so far with all the books out, lol. Loving all of them. <3 But gosh, no more room. Ahh! Save me :)



Shadow of the Fox. Such a gorgeous finished copy :D I adore Julie. <3 This book was pretty good too.
Vengeful. So gorgeous :D Unsure when I will be brave enough to read it, though, haha. But it is stunning.
Clash of Beasts. I have only read book one of this trilogy so far, ack, but will catch up one day :D So cute.
Grim Lovelies. Hardcover and intl paperback :D Both so so gorgeous. I adored this book. Love the cover.
Renegades. Second paperback has arrived, haha :D My Renegades collection is so crazy big. Gosh. <3
The Hollow of Fear. This finished copy is all kinds of gorgeous :D And I loved this book beyond words. <3
Give the Dark My Love + A World Without You + Rebel Rising + Swag. EEE! Thank you so much to Beth and Malaprops Bookstore for letting me order these books to be personalized :D EEE! I love them all so so so very much. <3 Sigh. Beth is the best. And the swag! I am dying. It's so perfect. Sigh. Thank you. <3
Pop Figures. These new nutcracker pops are so gorgeous :D I love them. Spyro is pretty much adorable.


More Instagram photos here. <3

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seven Years of Blogging

I cannot believe it has been seven years already since I first started this blog. Gosh. Time is moving fast. And I have had the seven best years possible. Book blogging is the best to me, and I just love reading and reviewing books and sharing some bookish love :D Love most to share what I get in the mail every week, haha. And I am so thankful to every one of you for commenting on my posts. Thank you. So very much. It means the most to me. <3 I have blogged for seven years, and I do not plan on stopping. Not anytime soon. I love it too much. Sadly I do not have a giveaway this year. As I have not had the energy to put anything together. My health has been the worst since April of last year, and it just keeps getting worse. Hmph. I'm hoping I will start feeling better soon, as I'm behind on so much. A few months behind on commenting, but I have every post saved, and I will comment on them all once I feel a little better :D But yes. No giveaway today. I shall do my best to have a bigger giveaway later this year, though. Just. Thank you all for commenting and talking to me and just being here. It means the most. Love all of the people I have met thanks to book blogging. I use twitter the most, and there are so many lovely people there. You are all awesome. Although I'm super behind on everything, I'm still here. And always will be :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #365

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

PUMPKINHEADS BY RAINBOW ROWELL 
& FAITH ERIN HICKS

Goodreads Description:

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Beloved writer Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets.


Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by First Second
Pre-Order here and here

Eeee. I simply cannot wait for this graphic novel :D I adore Rainbow. So very much. And this story looks all kinds of adorable. That cover is the cutest. Cannot wait to get to read this one :D So so very excited about it. But gosh, not out until late August of next year. Ahh. Forever to wait. But it will be worth it. <3
What are you waiting for on this autumn Wednesday?