Saturday, August 13, 2022

In My Mailbox #562

Ack. Another week gone by, and I have not started reading my next read yet. Gosh. But hopefully very shortly. Just been so busy and feel like I don't have time for anything. Gah. I have been busy re-watching Stranger Things with my nephew, his first time. <3 But finally on the final episode, ha :) I love it so much, though. Just. Exhausted. I have been sleeping like shit since I started my medicine again, now about two months ago. I have not had an easy night since then. And it feels a bit like torture. Having to wake up a million times every night, feeling like I'm not resting at all. It really, really sucks. Ugh. So, yeah. Behind on everything. Still. Hoping it will get better soon. Plus side: I got to meet Veronica Rossi this week :D EEE! She came with a cruiseship to my little town. <3 And I got to hug her and talk to her. Loved it so so much. She's amazing :) This week I'm waiting on Chain of Thorns :D Hope you are all doing well these days. <3

My Imaginary Mary. I am very much behind on these books. Oops. But still buying them :D It's pretty.
Six Crimson Cranes. EEE! Got this book as a gift from Veronica when I met her. <3 So excited for it :)
Beth Revis Swag. Love. New stunning special swag mail from Beth. <3 And it is gorgeous. Love it so.
Pop Figures. Gosh. Two huge ones arrived at the same time. Ahhh. SO big. SO beautiful. Love them. <3

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #564

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

CHAIN OF THORNS (The Last Hours #3)

Goodreads Description:

James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

Hardcover, 752 pages
Expected publication: January 31st 2023 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pre-Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

Gosh. I am a bit behind on books by Cassie. Aaaack. Well, a lot of behind. I haven't started this series yet. Oops. But of course I own all the copies, ha ;) And one day I shall catch up to everything. <3 I'm such a huge fan of Cassie and her Shadowhunters. I know I will love this series so, so much. Once I start it :D
What are you waiting for on this chaotic Wednesday?

Saturday, August 6, 2022

In My Mailbox #561

This week have been so busy. And so exhausting. But I survived it :) Just.. so tired. And spend too much time in my bed, oops. And just spending all my days playing animal crossing pocket camp. Ack. Have not started a new book yet. But tomorrow I will :) Just needed a little more energy first. I got more medicine this week. It made me feel so so poorly. Hoping it will have a positive effect soon. Hmph. Last week I was so happy, as I had gotten to order all the cards I was waiting for. Ha. This week I'm so, so sad. Because they cancelled two of my three orders. Sobs. It's still breaking my heart. I had waited goddamn months. Now I might have to wait months more. I am not happy. Sigh. Okay, a little happy, as I did get some of the cards. But not all that I wanted. Rude. Anyway. Got a bunch of awesome mail this week, ahh :D Love it all. <3 And spent most of this week outside in the sun. It's been nice :) Today might have been our last warmish sunny day, though. Aw. I wish we had longer and better summers, haha. Plus side, it is closer to Christmas :D Ha! I'm excited for that :) This week I'm waiting on The Stranded :D Hope you're all well. <3

The Stars Between Us. I'm pretty curious about this. Have loved several books by this author before :D
Master of Iron. I have not read book one, oops. But I own all books by this awesome author, ha :) Pretty.
Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena. Only read one book by Julie, but now I need them all :D
Skyborn: Phoenix Flight. Eee! Book three :D I'm re-reading book one next. I'm so very excited for this :)
Aurora's End. Of course I had to get the new US paperback :D Ha! Have yet to read this, though. Oops.
The Art of Turning Red. Eee. This book is way too adorable and I had to have it :D Loved this movie so.
Digimon Survive. Oops. New game bought. I somewhat remember Digimon from when I was small, hah :)
Pop Figures. New cuties, eee. And love my new calendar :D Looks awesome. I love my unicorn so much.
Feather and Flame pre-order swag. Eee! Thank you so much Livia :D It all looks so gorgeous. <3 Love.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #563

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


Goodreads Description:

Snowpiercer meets The Hunger Games in a gripping near-future dystopian: romances, betrayals, and fights for freedom in a world turned upside-down...

Welcome to the Arcadia.

Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States - a leftover piece of a fractured USA.

For forty years, residents of the Arcadia have been prohibited from making landfall. It is a world of extreme haves and have nots, gangs and make-shift shelters.

Esther is a loyal citizen, working flat-out to have the rare chance to live a normal life as a medic on dry land. Nik is a rebel, planning something big to liberate the Arcadia once and for all.

When events throw them both together, their lives, and the lives of everyone on the ship, will change forever . . .

Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2023 by Sourcebooks Fire
Pre-Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

I saw that awesome cover and knew I needed to know what this book was about. And ohh. I think I'm going to love this one, eee :D As I think it sounds so awesome. I mean. I love The Hunger Games and Snowpiercer, so, ha :D I'm always nervous about reading from new-to-me authors. But will try this one :)
What are you waiting for on this gripping Wednesday?