January 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! You know how said I wanted to tackle my TBR this year? Well I’m not really helping myself achieve that goal with all the books I got in the first month of 2020. On the plus side, they look like good books and I don’t regret getting them. Also half of them were kindly sent to me for review. Here’s what I got this month:

The Sight of You by Holly Miller: I won this one in a giveaway and it doesn’t come out until June 2020 so I was thriller about that! I don’t normally go for romance but this one had a nice twist to it which sounded really intriguing. There’s two main characters: Joel and Callie. Joel has visions of the future and he believes the only way to prevent bad things from happening is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie has been lost since her best friend died and doesn’t know how to be the person she used to be. When they meet, it feels life-changing until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end. It sounds really good and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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All of my unread books (#2)

Hey guys! I went away this weekend and I didn’t have time to prepare a post for today, but I didn’t want to disappear and not post anything again like I normally do (One of my goals this year is to blog more and so far I think I’m doing well and I want to keep it up). I wanted something quick and easy to do, so I thought I’d share with you an updated list of all my unread books. I first did this in September 2018 and you can take a look at that here if you’re interested.

The first time I did this I had 98 unread books and this time I have 86, so in over a year I haven’t really got much further on with my TBR problem. However, there’s quite a few series on my first one that I’ve now read (Shatter MeDavid Raker, Percy Jackson) so I’m quite pleased with that. Below are my current unread books and this time I decided to group it by author because I thought that would be better.

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Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d shame myself by highlighting some of the books that have been on my TBR the longest (we are talking a good few years here) and hopefully it will motivate me to pick them up! If you’ve read any of them, I’d love to know what you thought of them and if they’re worth reading. So without further ado, let’s get into it:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I think I bought this when dystopian books were still a thing and everyone was devouring them up. I liked how refreshing it sounded because it’s about an alien invasion, but I have heard very mixed reviews about this series. Apparently the different perspectives are confusing, the plot is hard to follow, the second book isn’t as good, etc. So naturally I felt less inclined to read the first book and it’s just been gathering dust ever since. If you enjoyed this series, please do let me know!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston: I discovered this through BookTube and I was super intrigued because it’s about female gladiators and I haven’t read anything like that. Also it’s a mix of Young Adult, Fantasy and Historical Fiction so I’m interested to see how that’s turned out. I just hope there’s lots of fighting! I honestly have no idea why I haven’t picked this one up yet.

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BLOG TOUR: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost

book jacketTitle: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost
Pages: 320
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

You use an app, called Cloud BNB, to book a room online. And on a cold and windy afternoon you arrive at The Guesthouse, a dramatic old building on a remote stretch of hillside in Ireland.

You are expecting a relaxing break, but you find something very different. Something unimaginable. Because a killer has lured you and six other guests here and now you can’t escape.

One thing’s for certain: not all of you will come back from this holiday alive…

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REVIEW: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

9751119d-e99a-4945-b562-2f3ec2fb45d2Title: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link and Robin Wasserman
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 4th June 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. It’s no place for Shadowhunters, but through two centuries a Silent Brother has visited. Brother Zachariah was once a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Now he is searching for a relic from his past.

Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Market’s dark dealings, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul and a young Jace Wayland’s finds safety.

In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost. But no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d talk about my most anticipated 2020 releases and writing this post has made me even more excited now just because they all sound so amazing. We truly have some incredibly talented authors and I cannot wait for their books to come out! Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: I remember putting this on my list last year and then being gutted when it was pushed back. I love Cassie’s books so much and think she is an amazing writer, she really makes me care about her characters. I’m so excited to meet another generation of shadowhunters and I hope it’s just as good as The Infernal Devices.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: I really enjoyed Defy Me and then the cliffhanger at the end of Reveal Me was so intense! I had no idea what was happening and it completely threw me, but it made me so excited for Imagine Me. I was so gutted when I realised I had such a long wait for the last book. I can’t wait to see Ella use her powers and not hold back. Also I really want a happy ending for Ella and Warner.

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