August TBR!

Hey guys! Here’s my late August TBR, oops! I really should start posting my TBRs earlier because I’ve already finished one book this month and I’m nearly halfway through another. I plan on reading 6 books this month and so far so good! I actually extended my reading challenge to 50 books but I’ve already read 40 so I may need to extend it again, ahh!! Anyway, here is my August TBR:

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust by James Lovegrove: This is the one I am nearly halfway through! I actually was a bit hesitant to read this because the last Sherlock Holmes book I read by James Lovegrove bored me to tears, I didn’t like it at all. But this one is actually pretty good, which I was really surprised by! I love the plot and I love how well he seems to have captured Sherlock and Watson. There’s a lot of sarcastic comments which are making me smile and laugh and I love that! The mystery is only just beginning so I can’t wait to read more and see Sherlock start to unravel everything!

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano: Two Sherlock Holmes books in one month! Good job I am a fan of his! This one looks very interesting, it seems different to other ones I have read and there’s no mention of John in the synopsis. It doesn’t look like he is in this and instead there’s a cousin. That’s intriguing! I’ll be picking this up as soon as I finish The Devil’s Dust so I hope it’s good!

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Annoying book cover changes!

Hey guys! I have been wanting to do this post for a really long time but I’ve never found the time to write it until now! I’ve just always felt so annoyed when a publisher has randomly changed the covers halfway through a series and I feel like venting about it! I hope you enjoy and I’m curious to see if you agree with me on any of these!

1) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This has by far been the most annoying series for cover changes. I love these books but the covers are so damn mismatched. I really wish the publishers would just make up their minds because this series looks a complete mess. All of the books are different sizes too! Reaper is the biggest book and then Torch is so tiny in comparison! It’s like the small UK hardback size and it just bugs me. I just want to throw them all out and buy matching covers but I have looked everywhere and these are currently the only UK covers, ugh! I could buy the American ones but I can’t make up my mind if I like them or not. I swear I’ll be so mad if the fourth book is different AGAIN.

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REVIEW: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (Ember Quartet #2)

A Torch Against the NightTitle: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Pages: 452
Published by: Razorbill
Publication date: 30th August 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf – the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison – to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to hep Laia succeed, even if it mens giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape… and kill them both.

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February TBR!

Hey guys! This is a really late TBR considering I have already finished three books this month but I thought I’d share with you the other books I plan on reading this month!

falling-kingdoms1) Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I have been wanting to read this for months and actually started it yesterday! I haven’t heard great things about the first book so I’m a bit hesitant to start it but the story sounds pretty good so hopefully I will like it! I have heard it gets better as it goes on so even if I don’t like the first book I’ll probably still get the second book to see if it really does improve or not.

 

 

 

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September Book Haul!

This was an exciting month because I finally got all my pre-orders I’ve been waiting months for! They are going straight to the top of my TBR pile!

tales1) Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

I am so excited to read this! It’s basically a book they refer to in Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children and it’s full of fairytales about the peculiar. I was so excited when I saw this and I was able to pre-order a signed copy on Waterstones! It’s absolutely gorgeous, the cover is stunning! The gold is lovely and bright, it looks magnificent on my shelf. By the way, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out in cinema’s TODAY, yayayay!

 

 

 

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Most Anticipated Releases 2016!

There are so many great books coming out in September and I am so ready for them! Here is a list of the ones I am most excited for:

the fever code1) The Fever Code by James Dasher

I am so freaking excited for this you have no idea. I love The Maze Runner series so much and when this book was announced, I was so happy one of my favourite series wasn’t over. I had so many unanswered questions and I am so ready for this book to answer them. It comes out in the UK 27th September, is it bad that I’m already counting down the days?

You can pre-order it here: Amazon UK – Waterstones

 

 

 

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June Wrap Up!

Here are the books I managed to read this month:

Hunger1) Hunger by Michael Grant

This book was so much better than the first book. Gone was pretty good but it was mainly just setting the world up and I felt like the author just dived right in with Hunger! So much happened and I was on the edge of my seat gripping the book tightly from excitement. I cannot wait to read the third book it looks like it’s going to be just as good if not better than this one!

 

 

 

 

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