Saturday, March 30, 2024

In My Mailbox #647

Happy Easter :D I'm just spending it at home, haha. Which is the best :) Though, I was at the cinema on Wednesday, where I saw Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Which was my favorite movie of them all. <3 It was so very good. Sigh. Cannot wait to see it again, haha. I also read a book this week, which was not all that good. Oops. And still just trying to heal from my surgery. Now over nine weeks since my surgery. Still not healed. It seems to be stuck, and I hate it. Sigh. Also waiting to get my spa bath up again, but it's now getting cold for a while. Brrr. How rude. Also feeling sick lately, so I'm just trying to take it easy. Just. I want to heal already. Sigh. I shared my review of I'm the Girl :) This week I'm waiting on Prince of Glass & Midnight :D Hope you are all having the best Easter. <3 And getting more Spring weather than me, haha.

A Tempest of Tea. Fairyloot March YA book. It looks pretty, but a little meh too. Hoping to love this one :)
Ruthless Vows. At last got my Owlcrate edition :) Gorgeous. Sad I missed out on the signed one, though.
Empire of the Damned. Regular US edition :) Which is way skinnier than the UK editions; I love that, ha.
A Crown of Ivy and Glass. Second copy of this gorgeous new paperback edition, haha. I so love this one.
Damsel. I had to get this movie-tie-in book :D Looks stunning. Unsure if I will ever read this book, though.
Monkey + Crocs. Eee! Got these two stunning items from my sister as an Easter present. <3 Love them.
Princess Peach + Controllers. So excited for this new game :D And new pink controllers, eee. Stunning.
Doorables. These Encanto Doorables are gorgeous. Had to get them from amazon. So cute and small :)
Funko Europe. Yeah. I ordered again. Uuugh. And yes. I did try again to get the Max mystery mini from Stranger Things. And I failed again. How rude. Tried to get the chase sodas from LotR, but failed that as well, ha. So trying to sell my extras. But got Theoden :D Which I love. And some of the new Godzilla pop figures, ahh :D They are gorgeous. Love them so very much. Hoping to buy more of them soon, haha :)

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Waiting on Wednesday #649

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


Goodreads Description:

For fans of Disney Twisted Tales and Serena Valentino’s Villains comes the next book of the Disney Prince Young Adult series where Prince Charming tells his side of Disney’s Cinderella.

Ever since the death of his mother, Prince August of Charmant has sworn off love. Now with only a few months until he inherits the throne, August is unable to delay conversations of marriage any longer. But news of a magical memory curse plaguing a nearby village—the same village he used to spend his summers with his mother—offers August a reprieve. He convinces his father to give him one week to lead the royal investigation before returning to the palace for good. Despite feeling relief, August dreads confronting his own bittersweet memories of the village, his mother, and Ella, the childhood friend he hasn’t spoken to in nearly six years. But maybe the best person to help him restore the town’s memories is the girl he hasn’t been able to forget.

Once reunited, August is surprised to see how Ella has changed. While she’s still beautiful and clever, she’s more reserved and possibly keeping secrets of her own—a fact August finds increasingly hard to ignore. Together they investigate the origins of the magic impacting the town, but with more and more people forgetting their true loves, their rekindled friendship places them in more danger than they could have imagined. With time ticking down to his return to the castle, August must grapple with his growing feelings for Ella and solve the mystery before it’s too late.

When the clock strikes midnight, the fate of the kingdom may just rely on finding the owner of a lost glass slipper…

Format: 384 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: October 1, 2024 by Disney Press
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

I know, I know. I haven't yet read the first two books in this Princes re-telling series, haha :) But I did buy the first two, ha ;) Because I think the covers are gorgeous. So of course I'm getting this third book too :)
What are you waiting for on this fairytale Wednesday?

Review: I'm the Girl by Courtney Summers

I have finally read this newest book by Courtney Summers. I have been a fan of her for years now. Have read all of her books. I was waiting with this one, as I was unsure about it. I knew it was going to be a hard book to read. Yet I also knew I would like it, as I love Courtney's writing. But yeah. I am conflicted about this story. Ack.

And I think I'm ending up at a two star rating for it. I have so many thoughts to share about it. Some good, some bad. But the writing was gorgeous. Which I loved. Loved the older brother in this story as well. He was great. I liked the mystery of it all. But there were so many things that were a bit too much for me, that I did not like.

I'm honestly unsure about how to write this review. I'm going to try to keep it short. I had hoped that I would love this book. This isn't truly a genre that I love, but I love it when Courtney writes it. But I simply could not love this one. It was too disturbing and too weird for me, to be honest. But it was also very raw and real and honest and brutal too. Which I loved. I felt like this book was an important story. But it also was not for me. There were so many parts I wish I had never read. Yeah. Yet it was written so well. And the writing was great. But I did not like the main girl, Georgia. Not even one bit. Oh. And that do affect how I enjoyed the book as well. But yeah. It was not all bad. I really loved her older brother, ha. I liked that he took care of her. Well, how he tried to take care of her. Sigh. I liked the small mystery parts, the secrets and crimes.

But then there are the parts that I did not like. I'm going to try not to write too much. And to not write that much about the plot either. I may fail. And I think I will be including some spoilers too. This book is told from the point of view of sixteen-year-old Georgia. And that is where my issues started. As she was too young. And she was trying to act way much older. This girl is beautiful. And she knows it. And I get that this is supposed to be a good thing, her knowing her beauty. But I did not like it, sadly. It was too much.

Because she is always going on about it. How beautiful she is. How she looks at herself. And yes, I get that we are all beautiful. But she was a bit of a bad person about it, ha. This book starts with her having just gotten photographs taken of herself. By stealing so much money from her brother to make it happen. She was tricked, and does not even know it. Or care once she knew it. Because she loved looking at her own photos. Until she's hit by a car, breaks her arm, and her photos are stolen as she lies unconscious.

Oh, and when she starts walking after waking up from her accident, she discovers the body of a dead girl in the woods close to her. She has been raped. She was only thirteen years old. That hurt to read about, how it was described that she looked. But I also liked this crime part of the book, trying to figure out who did it, and if it was connected to Georgia being hit by a car on the same road. But in my opinion, this book focuses way too little on the crime. I wanted more details, more of trying to solve it all. And more danger.

A man ends up dead, and everyone says this guy was the one who killed the girl and ran over Georgia. But I did not get it at all. Sure, there were small evidence that he hit her with his car. But where was the evidence of the murder? It was not there. Yet everyone believed he had done it. It bothered me greatly, as he had obviously not done it. Ugh. The older sister of the dead girl, Nora, tries to figure out who killed her. She wants Georgia to help her. They sort of have a past, but they have never actually been friends.

I wish I could say that I liked their growing romance in this book. It could have been sweet. But I did not. Because Nora treated her so badly in the beginning. And I did not like it one bit. Sigh. And then Georgia kept lying to her, not telling her things. And I did not like that either. Especially not when Georgia started working at the Aspera lodge. She has always dreamed of working there, of being an Aspera girl. They are beautiful. She thinks they have the best job there. I did not get this dream at all, to be honest. Was weird.

Georgia lives with her older brother. Their mother died from cancer about a year ago. She did not at all want her to work at Aspera, as she worked there as a cleaner herself before. But Georgia does not get it. She hates her mother. And all she wants is that job. Then after her accident, she is picked up by one of the owners of this luxury place. Cleo. And ugh. I must say that I didn't get the obsession with this woman at all. Georgia seemed to worship her and always want her. It was a bit disturbing. Yeah. I did not like it.

Anyway. She ends up getting to work at this place, as she always dreamed. But she does not get to be an Aspera girl. She has to work in a small office at a computer. And she does not like it one bit. Because she feels like she is too beautiful to be doing that job. That she should be one of those beautiful Aspera girls that work the lodge, being there for their clients. Yeah. It was so weird. And such an awful place, honestly. She gets closer to the owners. Cleo and her husband. Gods, I hated him. I hated him so much. Shudders.

There is just so much going on in this place. Despite this book not being that long. But it did take place over many weeks, I think. There were some weird time jumps. But yeah. We get to know more about this special place. How things work there. Like the scene with a famous movie star, who gets her drunk and kisses her and almost does more to her. I hated it. And then worse happens later on. And she wants it, despite her being in love with Nora, maybe. She likes being in control of a powerful man. I think. Maybe.

And I just cannot get past it. Not at all. These older men all wanted her, because she was beautiful. But she was only sixteen. And she did not seem to get that it was all wrong. That things like that should not be happening. So. Yeah. I really not like this. There was a scene where the boss fucks her. And she lets it happen, thinking she will get to be an Aspera girl after. Then a scene a little later, where he wants to fuck her again, and she does not want it, so it ends up being a rape, but off page. This was way too disturbing.

I just shared too much about what happens in this book. But I couldn't not write about it. I'm disturbed. I'm fully upset. I did not want to read about these things happening to such young girls. And yet, I know this is somewhat real too, as I have watched a lot of true crime. But still. Reading this book was a little too much for me, as it was a bit too graphic at times and too disturbing, considering how Georgia was acting during all of this as well. And then the ending wasn't even good either. Ugh. I'm honestly so disappointed, haha.

Anyway. I have now written way too much about this. Time to come to an end. I just. I really did want to love this story. And I did love parts of it. But I sadly did not love the girl. I did like her, and I did somewhat get her. But she was a bit too much with how she loved her own beauty and how she learned to use that. She was only sixteen. Ack. So yeah. I'm the Girl was an important book filled with disturbing scenes. But it was also a little too much for me, so just a two star. Still. I'll always read a book by Courtney Summers.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

In My Mailbox #646

I have been way too tired and exhausted this week. Ack. I haven't started reading my next book yet, just haven't had the time. How rude. But tomorrow for sure, I think. <3 I'm still healing from my surgery. It still doesn't look like it is getting closer to being healed. Ugh. I'm so tired of waiting. I want to get my spa bath up in early April. But I need to be healed before then. Does not seem likely. Sigh. So, yeah. I'm so tired of this. So, so very tired of it. Also sleeping badly, which sucks. Hmph. But got some lovely mail. <3 And I'm trying my best :) Hoping to love the next book that I'm reading. Fingers crossed. This week I'm waiting on Warrior of Legend. <3 So very excited about this sequel coming out soon :) I hope you are all doing well :)

Sinister Summer 5: Haunted Holiday. I know. Have not read book one, ha :D Now I can read all at once.
Not Quite a Ghost. I'm excited about reading this one soon :) I think it looks all kinds of exciting and great.
A Crown of Ivy and Glass. New paperback edition. <3 And it is fully gorgeous. Sigh. Loved this book so :)
Damsel bookplate. Eee! Thank you so much Evelyn for this precious bookplate :D Getting the book soon.
Pop Figure. This Wooloo pokemon pop figure is fully adorable, haha :) Had to get this one from amazon.

Funko Europe. Oops. I had to order once more. Sigh. I just could not resist some of these, haha. <3 I got two of Galadriel Soda, because I was trying to maybe get a chase. I got two chases. Haaaaa. Ugh. Now it's sold out, and I am not able to get the regular one, which I need. How very rude, haha :) Love my new Encanto Isabel. <3 Also love Sirius. Looks awesome. But still no Max from my Stranger Things mystery minis. Sigh. How rude. Love the new versions of Eddie :D T-shirt for my nephew, maybe. It's big in small.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Waiting on Wednesday #648

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

WARRIOR OF LEGEND (Heromaker #2)

Goodreads Description:

The conclusion to New York Times #1 bestselling author Kendare Blake's epic duology following a young woman’s training to shepherd a princely hero to victory. Perfect for fans of Alexandra Bracken and Stephanie Garber.

Reed is officially a member of the immortal order of the Aristene. She even has a new name: Machianthe. It’s everything she’s ever dreamed of—so why isn’t she happy?

Maybe it’s because every hero she helps can only find glory at the cost of their life. Or maybe it’s because she can’t stop thinking about the prince she left behind.

Now Reed looks for any opportunity to help with low-risk hero’s trials. And a princess looking for a glorious marriage? Nothing could be less dangerous. But Hestion is one of the suitors, and while Reed is occupied trying to win him back, an old danger is gaining strength.

To battle the growing threat, the Aristene must band together, but the order has never been more divided. Will Reed be able to survive this war with her chosen family and her heart intact?
Format: 416 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: September 17, 2024 by Quill Tree Books
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

EEEEEE. I loved Champion of Fate so, so very much. And I am dying for this second book. <3 Such a huge fan of Kendare. Sigh. She's the best. And this newest duology by her is the most amazing. I'm so thrilled to read more about Reed and Hestion, eee. And the amazing world, of course. That cover is epic.
What are you waiting for on this legendary Wednesday?

Saturday, March 16, 2024

In My Mailbox #645

Already been another week. Gosh. This week have gone by pretty fast. I'm exhausted, though, haha. But I'm doing mostly okay. Waiting for my wound to heal, as always. Ugh. But it does look better for each day. Waiting for spring. Instead got more snow this week. How rude. But still. Hoping to get my spa bath up in about two weeks, eee. Just need my wound to close by then. Ugh. Seems unlikely. Sigh. But I'm hopeful. At least a little bit, haha. Managed to read a book this week :) A shorter one. Have my next read ready as well, but not ready to read it just yet. I'm still just so very exhausted. Sigh. I also had to take new photos for instagram, got twelve new taken, haha. Which I'm happy about :) Can't wait for winter to be over, and grass to return. Will be so much easier to take outdoor book photos when the ground is dry, ha. New blog posts. I shared my review of The Thirteenth Circle :D And I'm waiting on Against the Darkness :) Got new mail this week; a few lovely books and the most gorgeous plushes. Hope that you are all doing well. <3

Empire of the Damned. Regular UK edition. Of course it arrived damaged. Uuugh. How very rude, haha.
The Prisoner's Throne. Waterstones exclusive :D I still haven't read these books by Holly. Oops. One day.
The Isles of the Gods. New UK paperback edition :) Gorgeous. But a bit damaged. Sigh. How typical, ha.
The Thirteenth Circle. International paperback edition. Had to own this version too, haha :) It is so pretty.
Disney Store. Eeee. My second order after they opened, ha. LOVE these Japan exclusive pushes. Gods. They are perfection. Marie pencil case as well. Cuuute. Omg. Lucifer is the actual best. Huge and fluffy :)

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Waiting on Wednesday #647

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

AGAINST THE DARKNESS (In Every Generation #3)

Goodreads Description:

This epic finale to the The Next Generation trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake ( Three Dark Crowns ) features the next generation of Scoobies and Slayers who must defeat a powerful new evil.

For generations, the Slayer was supposed to be the chosen, the one girl in all the world with the power to stand against the vampires, demons, and forces of darkness. When Willow used the scythe to call up all the potential slayers at once, it changed everything. For years, the slayers have been working and fighting together as a team.

Then the Darkness came, killing many slayers and trapping the rest in an alternate dimension. And Frankie Rosenberg, the world’s first Slayer-Witch, found herself fighting evil alone. Sort of.

Sure, she has her new Scooby Gang, plus the help of her mom, Willow; Watcher, Spike; and even the brooding-but-hot Hunter of Thrace. But even though they have a master plan (obviously), the gang is more fragmented than ever.

So maybe it really is up to Frankie—and Frankie alone—to stand against the darkness. With Jake’s wild werewolf brother back in town, Dark Willow threatening to return, and the Darkness preparing for the final stage of their attack, now is not a great time to wallow in teen angst. After all, she’s the Slayer. It’s time to slay.

Format: 384 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: April 9, 2024 by Disney Hyperion
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

Ohh :D I'm excited for this third book. <3 I know. I have not read the first two yet. Oops. But I'm such a huge fan of Kendare, eee. So I'm going to be reading this series one day, of course ;) Been waiting for this third book first. <3 And. Confession. Have yet to watch Buffy. But these books sounds amazing :)
What are you waiting for on this slaying Wednesday?

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Review: The Thirteenth Circle by MarcyKate Connolly & Kathryn Holmes

Of course I was going to read this adorable looking middle grade book. As I have been a fan of MarcyKate for so many years now. I have not read anything else by Kathryn yet, but I am thrilled that they wrote this book together. And that cover is simply stunning. I love it lots. This book ended up being a three star for me, though.

As I was a little disappointed in some things. But I also really liked this story. I adored both girls, though I was all kinds of upset with one of them for a long time. But the growing friendship in this was stunning, which I liked very much. And the alien mystery was also pretty exciting to read about. I liked the science parts of this story.

I'm not going to end up writing a long review for this book. Since it was a fast read and a quick story to get through. Which I did like. The writing was good too, I liked that this book was told from two point of views. We get to know both Cat and Dani. I adored them. They are in seventh grade and doing a science project together, both hoping to win for different reasons. They are not friends. Cat is the weird loner girl who believes in aliens. Dani being more of a quiet science girl with three best friends. These two girls are thrown together for this project, as they were the only ones signing up for it. And so they have to work together. Which is not easy, with Cat having sent in the project proposal without letting Dani know, deciding on their topic all by herself. This creates issues.

So they have a somewhat difficult start to their partnership. But they get there, somewhat. I liked getting to know both of them. I liked them getting to know each other too. I felt like they needed each other. They needed the friendship they were building. But it did have some issues. Dani is lying to Cat for most of the book, having decided to do their project her own way, and not letting Cat know. I kind of hated this. Since I knew it would cause drama when Cat did find out, and I was truly not looking forward to that at all, haha.

But anyway. Want to share a little about each girl. I did love Cat the most. She was a bit much at times. And I loved that about her, honestly. She was all kinds of excited, at all times. And very much a believer of aliens. I'm not, not really. But I liked that she did. I liked getting to know her mom a little, she seemed sweet. But her dad seemed like a jerk. Having moved away, never really calling or showing up. Except giving her expensive gifts so she could do all her science research. Yeah. I did not like him at all. Hmph.

But Cat was so adorable. It hurt my heart to read about her being all alone, though. Didn't seem like she had ever had a friend. And I hated that, honestly. But also adored reading about her. But yeah. That was a little sad and a little rude. Especially how everyone was laughing at her and teasing her. Yeah. I did not approve at all. But anyway. Cat wanted to research the crop circles that had been showing up in her town every thirteen years. She wanted to prove that aliens were real. I liked how she did her best to prove this.

Then there was Dani. I was a little more unsure about this girl, considering she started out by keeping secrets from Cat. I did not approve. And she did not seem to like Cat much at all either, at first. I did not like that either. But she did start to like her, after a while. But besides that, I liked Dani. Her parents were the worst, though. Dani just wanted to do her science. And I so loved that. Her three friends were kind of okay. But also kind of jerks and I did not really like them. Oops. Dani fit better with just Cat, to be honest.

I'm not going to say much more about this book. Cat and Dani are researching the crop circles, as they are coming again this year. I liked how they did their research well. I liked the science part of this book. Though it also felt like a bit too much for me at times, haha. And the kind of villain in this book. Yeah. It was obvious from the very beginning, so I was a bit disappointed. Wish it had been hidden more. I liked how the book ended, though I wouldn't have minded more about the supposed aliens, ha. Wanted more.

But yeah. Giving this book three stars. I did not love it, and had some faults with the story. But I adored it too. I liked several parts of it and I'm glad that I read it. The Thirteenth Circle was not perfect to me. But it was an enjoyable story and I really liked getting to know Cat and Dani and their new friendship. Oh. Also. Cat wanted to win the science award so her dad would notice. Dani wanted to win so she could go to the summer program. I liked both their reasons for wanting to win. I also think you should give this story a try.

Goodreads - Blackwells - Amazon US - Amazon UK

Saturday, March 9, 2024

In My Mailbox #644

Another new week :) Did not read anything this week either, but needed a little break after those amazing books last month, haha. <3 I'm planning on starting a new book tomorrow, though :) Yesterday I watched Damsel. <3 Which was awesome. I loved it. And just watched it again, with my mom, ha :) I loved it a lot. My wound is still not healing all that well. Sigh. Please let in close within two weeks. I'm so goddamn tired of it. I just miss my baths. Sobs. And tired of other things with it as well that sucks. Sigh. So, yeah. I'm just trying my best to be okay. But I am so goddamn tired of this shit. So yeah. I'm exhausted lately. Got some gorgeous mail, though, which I love. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Fate of Magic :) And I shared about the cover reveal for The Mirror of Beasts. <3 Hope you're all doing well :D Spring is getting closer, finally.

Cinder + Scarlet + Cress + Winter. Fairyloot editions. Help. I could not help but buy these special editions back in December, ack. <3 They were running out of stock. I had to have them, haha :) So very beautiful.
Empire of the Damned. Two of my copies have arrived. Goldsboro and Waterstones editions :D Stunning.
Fate Breaker. Third book, haven't read the first yet. Oops. One day :D Pretty waterstones special edition.
To Cage a God. At last got my UK edition, after it was sent elsewhere first, ha :) I love this cover version.
Sound the Gong. Pre-order swag from Joan, eee :D Thank you so much love. So very gorgeous. Love :)

Funko Europe. Oh. First order in over a month. Had a little break from buying pop figures, ha :) But then they got in the Bambi ones, so I could not put it off any longer. Had many I had waited to buy, ha. And I love them all. Sigh. New Stitch pins, eee :D They are stunning. I tried to buy 12 Stranger Things mystery minis at once, for the first time, to get that whole box. Thinking this time I would get Max. But nooo. Still not. Uuugh. I'm still not giving up, though, ha! Next time. Hmph. Love my Dune ones. <3 Love Mirabel.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Cover Reveal: The Mirror of Beasts by Alexandra Bracken

Eeee! I am so very excited about this gorgeous cover :D It was revealed a bit over a week ago. And it is so very stunning. Sigh. I was lucky enough to read an early copy of The Mirror of Beasts last month, and it was every kind of perfect. Sigh. I love Silver in the Bone and The Mirror of Beasts with all my heart. This duology by Alexandra Bracken is perfection. I loved it so much, eee. Best characters. Best romance. And such a wonderful world, a mix of ours with some fantasy elements. A little magic. A little myth. A whole lot of death and hurt and betrayals. But so full of hope and sisters and love and romance and oh. These two books were so precious to me. And The Mirror of Beasts was the very best ending to this series. You are all going to love it when it comes out late this summer. And this cover! Eeee! I so love this new cover :D I did very much love the old cover for Silver, but these new covers are stunning. I love that they got a new one for Silver too. And I love that there are small differences between the US and UK editions. The book will be out on July 30th. And I'm getting all the copies of this precious book, ha :D This duology was truly perfect. You can get a free dust jacket of the new Silver in the Bone paperback cover for your hardcover from the publisher here. <3 I'm so excited about this offer, and I am hopefully getting it with the help of a precious friend :) If you still have not read Silver in the Bone, then you are truly missing out on the most incredible story. Getting to read about Tamsin and Emrys was the best. Sigh. All of the other characters too, of course. But they are my favorites, always ;) Just. Honestly. The very best duology I have read. <3

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken is back with the electrifying sequel to SILVER IN THE BONE, in which fresh betrayal ignites ancient magic to wake the dead, and a cursed girl with no magic of her own must put the past to rest.

With the dream of Avalon in ruins, Tamsin and her friends are all that stands in the way of Lord Death’s plans to unleash the horrors of Anwnn on the world of the living. As the Wild Hunt carves a bloody path across continents, Tamsin is mustering allies, tracking down powerful artifacts, and traversing into new otherlands in search of a way to stop him.

Legend tells of a “Mirror of Beasts,” powerful enough to trap even Lord Death in its accursed glass, but the mirror is not all that it seems. Tamsin must confront her own darkest secrets if she hopes to tap the mirror’s strength to defeat her enemies.

Arthurian legend bleeds into contemporary action, and scars of the past are torn open anew by a starcrossed love that refuses to go quietly. This riveting conclusion to the Silver in the Bone duology will hold you in its thrall until the very last page.

The Mirror of Beasts. Silver in the Bone. Alexandra Bracken.
My review of The Mirror of Beasts. My review of Silver in the Bone.

US Editions. Blackwells. Amazon. Barnes & Noble.

UK Editions. Blackwells. Amazon.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Waiting on Wednesday #646

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

THE FATE OF MAGIC (Witch and Hunter #2)

Goodreads Description:

The breathtaking sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Night of the Witch culminates with a sweeping romance and an epic battle to determine the fate of magic…and the world.

Fritzi is a champion. After escaping the clutches of Dieter Kirch, the sadistic leader of the witch hunters, Fritzi and Otto have taken refuge among the witches of the Black Forest. Fritzi is finally ready to assume her place on the council as the coven's goddess-chosen champion. Plagued by distrust and self-doubt, Fritzi throws herself into her duty to serve the goddesses . . . until she uncovers a powerful secret that could mean the very undoing of magic itself.

Otto is a warrior. He swears himself to Fritzi as her bonded protector, certain the peaceful unity of a witch and hunter will heal the wounds he helped make. But as the horrifying plot that threatens the Black Forest's magic comes to light, Otto will have to face his both his past and what it means to bind himself to a magic he does not fully understand.

Shadows loom. Truths are revealed. And as dangers new and old arise, Fritzi and Otto must stand together against everything that threatens magic―even if the biggest threat might be the very bond they share.

Praise for Night of the Witch:

"Set against the backdrop of the Medieval German Witch Trials, Raasch and Revis weave a fantasy and heart-pounding tale full of history, love, witchcraft, and war that will have you gripping your book, waiting for the next shocking twist." ― #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"Night of the Witch is an irresistibly compelling page-turner, distinguished by vivid descriptions, a fascinating magic system, and crackling chemistry between the two leads. Best of all? When I finished reading, I wanted more. Bring on the next book!" ― Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

"A breathtaking adventure from beginning to end. Full of wild magic, stunning twists, and a romance that burns on the page,Night of the Witch is an addictive read that will leave readers desperate for more." ― Rachel Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches and Bring Me Your Midnight

"Raasch and Revis have brewed a brilliant novel that combines history and fantasy in the best of ways. Be prepared to stay up late reading this one. If it isn't the action keeping you on the edge of your seat, then it'll be the sizzling romance." ― Tricia Levenseller, New York Times bestselling author of Blade of Secrets

Format: 320 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: October 29, 2024 by Sourcebooks Fire
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

I am pretty excited about this book, eee :D I liked the first one a whole lot. And so I'm all kinds of excited for this second book. It looks stunning. And sounds all kinds of thrilling. Cannot wait to read this one. <3
What are you waiting for on this magical Wednesday?

Saturday, March 2, 2024

In My Mailbox #643

Ohh, this week have been busy. I finished re-reading A Crown of Ivy and Glass. <3 And then I read all of A Song of Ash and Moonlight :) Which was so good, eee. <3 Then I had to rush to re-watch Dune, since I was going to the cinema to watch Dune 2. Which was also amazing. I loved it. Been trying to take it easy since then, haha. As I am a little exhausted from having read so much lately. Read four amazing books in February. <3 Worth it, though :) But I'm tired now, haha. I'm also still healing from my surgery. Ugh. But it is better, I guess. But not by much. Sigh. Hoping it will start healing faster now. Hmph. I also got a whole bunch of books this week, ack. Maybe many next week too, oops. Love them all :D I also, finally, updated some of my blog pages :D So now my wishlist + waiting on wednesday + in my mailbox + reviews + other posts are all up to date, finally, ha. Still need to fix my favorites, which I have not done in years and years. But that will take ages, so not doing so just yet, ha. Some new blog posts this week. I shared my second review of A Crown of Ivy and Glass :D I shared my review of A Song of Ash and Moonlight. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Thirteenth Child :) It was some true spring feeling today, with sun and no wind and a little warmth too. Sigh. Waiting for April and spa bath. Just weeks left :D Hope you are all doing well. <3

With a Little Luck. New Marissa Meyer, eee :D Of course I had to get two hardcovers, haha. So precious.
To Cage a God. Such a big fan of Elizabeth. <3 Adore her. And I am so excited about this. Looks great :)
The Forgotten Five: Dangerous Allies. I am so behind on books by Lisa, ack. But I'm still buying them all.
The Lost Ones. Been a fan of Lauren DeStefano for years, so I had to get this one :) It looks pretty great.
A Tempest of Tea. Waterstones exclusive edition :) Looks all kinds of gorgeous. Hoping I'll love this book.
The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel 7. I'm not sure when I'm going to read these. But I own them all ;)
Fast & Furious X + Elemental. New movies, ha :D I liked Elemental. But not yet seen the new Fast movie.
The Crimson Moth. January Fairyloot YA book :) It looks stunning. But.. no art card. Aw. How rude, haha.

More Instagram photos here. <3