Year in Review

So last year I read 68 books, that 31,665 pages. I don’t include any comics because I set my goals for novels.  It’s organised by date not favourability because I keep a detailed spreadsheet of all of my books at TBR pile because I am a massive data nerd. I do have reviews for all of these on my blog. Click here for list of reviews

  1. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor – Throw It

2. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer – Must Read

3. The Dream Theives (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater – Must Read

4. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary S. Schmidt – Try It

5. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare – Try It

6. Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie – Throw It

7. Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover – Try It

8. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins – Should Read It

9. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas – Must read

10.Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover – Try It

11. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater – Must Read

12. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – Skip It

13. Looking for Alaska by John Green – Try It

14. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare – Must Read

15. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer – Must Read

16. Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes – Must Read

17. Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton – Try It

18. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – Should Read

19. The Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling – Must Read

20. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Curse #2) by Marie Rutkoski – Skip It

21. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater – Should Read

22. The Martian by Andy Weir – Must Read

23. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle – Skip It

24. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas – Must Read

25. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson – Should Read

26. The Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling – Must Read

27. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu – Skip It

28. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles 3.5) by Marissa Meyer – Try It

29. Until the Beginning (After the End #2) by Amy Plum – Should Read

30.The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan – Should Read

31. Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer – Must Read

32. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Must Read

33. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan – Should Read

34. Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins – Should Read

35. Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins – Should Read

36. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Should Read

37. Wonder by P.J. Palicio – Try It

38. An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir – Should Read

39. The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman #1) by Paullina Simons – Skip It

40. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo – Try It

41. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Must read

42. The Dark Days Club (Lafy Helen #1) by Alison Goodman – Should Read

43. Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1) by Colleen Oakes – Try It

44. The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare – Try It

45. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh – Must Read

46. The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C. J. Redwine – Try It

47. The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh – Must Read

48. The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan – Should Read

49.Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown – Try It

50. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – Should Read

51. Empire of the Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas – Should Read

52. The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye – Should Read

53. Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter – Try It

54. Swarm (Zeroes #2) by Scott Westerfeld et. al – Should Read

55. And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White – Should Read

56. The Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling – Must Read

57. The Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling – Should Read

58. Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Must Read

59.The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey – Try It

60. The Half Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling – Must Read

61. Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Skip It

62. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan – Try It

63. The Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling – Must Read

64. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Should Read

65. The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #3) by Erika Johansen – Must Read

66. The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare – Try It

67. The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan – Try It

68. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Throw It







2016 Favourites

Now there are A LOT of categories. I know, but I wanted to cover all bases. I’ve tried to prioritse, most important being at the top. I’ve done two answers for some because some books would just take over the whole list.

Favourite 2016 Release

Favourite 2016 Read

Favourite Series I Started and Completed

Favourite Series Ending

Favourite Sequel

Favourite Series Beginning

Favourite Debut


Favourite Fantasy

Favourite Si-Fi

Favourite Retelling

Favourite Stand Alone

Favourite Contemporary

Favourite Comic


Favourite Female Lead

Favourite Male Lead

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Top Ten Books of 2016

2016 Releases

I thought this would probably be more interesting so I put that first.It doesn’t seem like I had a very positive year for 2016 releases but I did only read under 20 2016 releases though. Funny enough these are my top three books of the whole year.

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Non – 2016 Reads

The Martian by Andy Weir

Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I will have a more full award breakdown out tomorrow.

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My DNF series

So if you haven’t read my 2017 Book Goals post I am pretty much dropping YA which means I’ve decided to not continue on with a lot of series. If you enjoy these then that’s fine, I just want to shake up my reading. Most of these I was really interested in but things have got to go to make room for new books.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Ravenspire by C.J. Redwines

Queen of Heart’s Saga by Colleen Oakes

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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2017 Book Goals

So 2017 I will be leaving university for the big bad world. I’ve got a graduate job in something I love and I’m really looking forward to. I’m going to be 21, I’m growing up, I’m moving away from home, I’m moving country, and I decided since this is the year of new adventures that I want to change my reading as well.

So what does that actually mean?

In 2016 I read 70 books, give or take, and I struggled with my reading. Multiple times this year I didn’t know what I wanted to read. So I’ve decided that it’s time to get out of my comfort zone. For most people this means entering into diversity. For me, it means leaving YA. I’ve made the decision to try adult books because most of my favourite books and series have now become adult or at least new adult. I have loved fantasy since I was 5 years old and turned huge cardboard boxes into castles, I loved si-fi turning it into a spaceship. I’ve been a creative kid and reading is the most important thing that I could have found a love for.

My Dad has always read and he’s turned me onto some books and I’m going to try them. I also want to allow myself to love si-fi because (sorry ya) but there’s just so many rubbish young adult si-fi out there.

So, what am I going to do…..

  1. I will still read my bookclub books even though it’s mainly YA.
  2. I will continue reading YA series I have started and the authors I truely love and not ready to leave just yet.
  3. I will read adult fantasy and si-fi.
  4. Start a whole bunch of brand new series and not care about my unfinnished pile
  5. I will not be scared of huge series.

2016 was about finishing series and I think I’m going to DNF a lot of unfinnished series. I’m planning on doing a whole DNF post and series I want to start.

The complications of the books I plan on reading is that they are massive, we’re looking at some with 20+ main books never mind short stories and novellas. The other problem is that I probably won’t be able to read at the same rate as normally and my reviews may slow down but I’ll try and replace them with something else so I still post at least once a week.

Change is hard but this has been a long time coming and I hope you support me through it but if you’re not interested in my changes then I completely understand and hope you can consume the content that you want.

So, this is going to be an adventure and I look forward to your coming along for the ride.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason … HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

Published: June 26th 1997

Pages: 320

Rating: Should Read It




The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone, or something, starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?

Published: July 2nd 1998

Pages: 352

Rating: Must Read It



Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?

Published: July 8th 1999

Pages: 435

Rating: Must Read It


goblet-of-fireHarry Potter is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards.
And in his case, different can be deadly.

Published: July 8th 2000

Pages: 734

Rating: Must Read It



Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…

Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down

Published: 21st June 2003

Pages: 870

Rating: Should Read It (I could imagine people falling off before this point)



It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine.

Published: 16th September 2006

Pages: 652

Rating: Must Read (Especially if you got this far)


deathly-hallowsIt’s no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it’s up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean.

Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined.

The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry’s Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries.

Published: 21st July 2006

Genre: Fantasy, Magical School

Pages: 784

Rating: Must Read, favourite book of the series

Format: Ebook 

Read from 23rd to 28th November (I couldn’t put it down!)

So I recently read Half Blood Prince and every time I picked up a different book all I really wanted to be reading was Harry Potter and finishing the series. I challenged myself to finish the Harry Potter series this year and I did it! I think I may do this going forward especially for those bigger series. They can be so much more daunting and by giving myself a year it really allowed me to get stuck in and gave me a goal at the end. There are a few candidates for next year’s series. But moving on to the actual review!

I loved this book. I really did. There is just so many elements and excellent structure and emotion throughout that makes it my favourite of the series. I enjoy how this feels like a final book and all of the closure we get from this book and from the series as a whole.

The story is well paced with plenty of challenges and discovery and obstacles to face and conquer. It shows that Rowling really considered her overarching plot when writing her complete series. There is so much grown and development of our characters even after 7 years.  I had read this book when it came out but over time I had forgotten so much and as I read the story more and more started clicking together. We get the closure of our favourite characters as well as an explanation of their actions throughout the entire story.

Big series can be incredibly hard to do. It can be hard to build the drama for so long, to keep throwing new lore and mystery into the picture and this book does it best. I thoroughly enjoyed the historical elements that Rowling placed into her world. Even now we were getting to learn about the Harry Potter world and it just becomes more and more rich every time you pick up the book.

I think the hardest part was the connection to Harry; I always forget that this is a first person perspective and that we’ve been with Harry for so long and that we think that we know his actions and struggles but in this book he really is wrestling with his fears and trying to complete this momentous task.

I did like the Deathly Hallows and how they were used even though they were not introduced so late into the book and the story in general. It is just an example of Rowling giving something new and fresh to her audience while maintaining the overall world and atmosphere. They worked as a lovely contract to the Horcruxes as well.

I loved the plot and the pacing and each element that lead to our conclusion. The tasks were interesting and difficult but they were conquered and it created and anticipation and excitement throughout the story which matched my excitement reading it first time around. The relationships are incredibly important and you truly fear for each character and their lives. And the deaths are what give everything meaning. No one is safe. That is a mark of an incredibly author; they know when characters must die in order to enhance the story and make the reader feel emotionally connected to the story and the events that are happening.

I really liked the ending and how it played out; I like that there was an explanation and that it wasn’t rushed but was used fully and gave the reader satisfaction in the end. I also really enjoyed the prologue. It just made the whole story final and tied things up. When you are with a set of characters for so long it is exactly what you need.

So that’s the end of another series!!!!

Hope you enjoyed this, and keep on reading folks!

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Most Anticipated for Jan-Jun 2017

I’ll be honest, most of these are sequels or new books by authors I love. I  have other books  I am looking forward to but they aren’t top on my list because I haven’t started that series yet or because I don’t know much about it. I don’t really read the blurb for a book so it can be hard for me to find new books. These are all UK release dates because I’m Scottish and not many people cater to the UK releases. I have linked the Good Reads pages and Amazon because that’s usually the cheapest place to buy your books in the UK. I did look at WH Smith and if it was cheaper included their link as well. I also used the UK covers. I don’t know why I’ve gone for the UK theme but I think it’s a little different.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth – Jan 17th


On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.

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The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman – Jan 26th


June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work have taken hold, and his sanity is beginning to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s Dark Days Club colleague and nemesis will stop at nothing to bring Helen over to his side—and the Duke of Selburn is determined to marry her. The stakes are even higher for Helen as she struggles to become the warrior that everyone expects her to be.

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WH Smith


Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton – Feb 2nd


Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

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Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes – Feb 9th


Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her.

Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only her war steed at her side, Dinah is faced with a choice: leave Wonderland forever or stay and fight her father for the throne.

When a chance encounter with one of her father’s long-lost enemies brings Dinah more allies than she ever could have imagined, war starts to feel inevitable. But before Dinah can lead her people into combat, she must confront certain truths about her heart and her destiny—no matter how dark those truths may be.

Revolution is rising in Wonderland. Dinah’s battle has begun.

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The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine – Feb 14th


An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

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Amazon – Only Hardback available

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Mar 28th


Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – May 2nd


Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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WH Smith

Amazon – Has the wrong cover for some reason

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – May 2nd


The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – May 23rd


Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

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WH Smith


Now I Rise by Kiersten White – Jun 27th


Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.

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The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye – Jun 29th


Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

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Also just another thing, I’m massive into ebooks but I do not understand why kindle books are sometimes more expensive than paperback. I really need that explained to me. I understand why hardbacks are more expensive and that most of the price is not for the printing but come on! At least set them the same price when you aren’t getting a physical object. It just makes me less inclined to buy the book. I don’t know if they do it because they want to see more paperback….. it’s jsut something that confuses me.