Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Synopsis:

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates–brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find–aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge–but who will be left alive at the end?

In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.”

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January 2020 TBR!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about the books that I plan on reading in January!!

Holy cow its 2020! I still can’t believe it!

I think that 2020 is going to be a pretty good reading year for me. I have extremely ambitious plans for this year and hopefully I can accomplish all of them!

So here are the books that I hope to read to start off the year!

  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (reread) (currently reading)
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (my book club’s book of the month) (currently reading)
  • Jane Annoymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher. Coming out on January 7th)
  • Infinity by Tabitha Lord (ARC sent to me for review by the author Came out in June 2017)
  • The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (currently reading on audio)

So those are all the books that I hope to get to this month. Kind of ambitious plans but I think I can do it!

As always I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Tower of Dawn) up here on the blog as soon as possible!

What do you plan on reading in January? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

December 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey everyone!! Happy New Year!!

So I am here today to tell you about all of the books that I read in the month of December! It was kind of a fail of a reading month to be honest.

I wanted to read a lot considering that I was now done with school for the semester and wasn’t crazy with work. But that all changed about halfway through the month. I also said that I was going to be posting a blog post everyday that month and while it started off strong, I ended up running out of time before I knew it.

With that said, I did manage to finish 2 books!

So with that said, here are my monthly stats and the books I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 2
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 1
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 1
  • Read-a-Thons: 2
  • Ratings:
    • No rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 1
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 0
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other: 2 (both non-fiction)

Books Read

  • The boy with the Thorn in his Side by Pete Wentz: 4/5
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley: 5/5

So those are the books that I read in December. Not the best reading month but also not the worst. Hopefully I can start the new year off strong!

As I am still catching up on reviews, I will have a review for both books as soon as I can!

What did you read in December? Let me know in the comments!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Synopsis:

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Synopsis:

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.”

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(VERY LATE) DECEMBER 2019 TBR!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading during the month of December!

Yes I know it is already the middle of the month but at least I’m getting it up now!!

So December should be a mostly quiet month. After finals are finished in the next week, the only thing that will be keeping me busy will be working until Christmas.

So, I plan on reading a ton during my time off.

With all that said, here is my December TBR!

  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (currently rereading)
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Saba Tahir (currently reading) (my book club’s book of the month of December!)
  • The Boy with the Thorn in His Side by Pete Wentz (already finished!)
  • It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Nyan
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley (currently listening to on audio)

So there is my TBR! Hopefully since I am posting a new post everyday until the start of the new year I can catch up on all of the reviews I haven’t had time to post! Once I have all of those up, reviews for all of these books (except for Tower of Dawn) will be up!

I also wanted to mention that I am also doing Vlogmas over on my YouTube channel! If you would stay caught up on those, you can find my channel here!!

What do you plan on reading in December (or have already read)? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!!

(VERY LATE) NOVEMBER 2019 WRAP UP!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all the books that I read in the month of November!

Also this is the start of my plan to post a new blog post EVERY DAY for the rest  of the month of December!!! I know I am starting this a little late but better late than never right?!

So November. Oh November.

November wasn’t a terrible reading month by any means. I enjoyed pretty much all of the books I read. But I do wish I had more. My mental health was awful in the month of November. I do have seasonal depression but this was the worst it has been in years. Due to the death of 2 of my pets and the rehoming of another back to back, it really took its toll on me.

But with that said, I did get some reading done in the meantime.

So with that said, here are my monthly stats and the books that I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 3
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical books: 1
  • E-books: 2
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 0
  • Read-a-Thons: 2
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 1
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other: 2 (both dystopians)
  • Ratings:
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 1
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 1

Books Read

So yeah those are all of the books that I read in November! Again not the best reading month but not the worst!

As I have mentioned in many, many wrap ups previously, I am still playing catch up on reviews from the past few months but that is why I will posting everyday from here on out this month!! Hopefully by the time that 2020 comes around, I’ll be all caught up. I will have a review for The Windup Girl as soon as is the case! I have a full review for Empire of Storms up here on the blog as well as a full series review on my YouTube channel (which you can find here!)

What did you read in November? Let me know in the comments!

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Audiobook Review)

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Synopsis:

“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.”

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November 2019 TBR!!

Hey guys!! I am back today to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading during the month of November!!

So November, as per usual, will be crazy. Is anyone surprised at this point? School is wrapping up for the semester. Work is going to be the death of me. Thanksgiving is coming up here in the US. Oh and on top of that, it’s NaNoWriMo this month.

With that said, I’ve given myself at somewhat decent sized TBR this month.

I will say that I am doing 2 read-a-thons at the end of the month in which I will have separate TBRs for that so stay tuned for those!

With all that said, here are the books that I hope to read!

So there is my TBR for November! Crossing my fingers that I can read all of these books (plus the ones on my read-a-thon TBRs) this month.

I know I have been mentioning this in most of my TBRs and wrap ups but I am still catching up on reviews. Once I am all caught up on those, I will have reviews for all of these books (except for Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn) up here on the blog!! I also have a full series review for all of the books in the Throne of Glass series (up to Empire of Storm) and a separate review for Tower of Dawn up on my YouTube channel (which you can find here!)

What do you plan on reading in November? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

October 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to talk about all of the books that I read in the month of October!!

So, as predicted, October ended up being a crazy month. What else is new. Besides school and work being the usual insanity, I also spent a lot of time prepping for NaNoWriMo. Getting some sort of outline ready and what not.

With that said, I did manage to read 3 books last month.

So here are my monthly stats and the books I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 3
  • DNF’s: 0
  • Physical books: 2
  • E-books: 1
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 2
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 0
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 1
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 1
    • Other: 0
  • Ratings:
    • No rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 1
    • 3 stars: 1
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 0

Books Read

  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: 2/5
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Raculia: 3/5 (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle: 4/5 (ARC sent to me for a blog tour by the publisher)

So there you have it. All of the books that I read in October. I know I’ve said this at the end of the past few months, but I am still behind on reviews. I have a review for The Unadjusteds already up here on the blog and once I am all caught up on other reviews, I will have reviews for Red, White, and Royal Blue as well as Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts up as well.

What did you guys read in October? Let me know in the comments!!