MY MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR 2018

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Hello lovelies ! I know we’re midway through January but it’s still time to make this post ! I know this list will grow through the year but anyway  !

The Spring Girls

The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.
The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.
Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.
Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.
And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.
With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.
Release date : January 2nd 2018 by Gallery Books

The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Release date : January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Everless

Everless by Sara Holland

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Release date : January 2nd 2018 by HarperTeen

Immortal Reign

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.
Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.
Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.
Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.
Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?
Release date : February 6th 2018 by Razorbill

A Reaper at the gates

A Reaper At The Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.

Release date : June 12th 2018 by Razorbill

Queen Of Air and Drkness

Queen Of Air And Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.
What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.
Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Release date : December 4th 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Without cover or release date yet :

  • The Cursed Heir by Morgan Rhodes
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  • The fourth book in A Court Of Thorns And Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
  • All Closed off by Cora Carmack.

 

That’s it ! I’m sure there are plenty of other releases that will likely appear into my To Buy List haha !

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| BOOK REVIEW | DARK TRIUMPH BY ROBIN LAFEVERS

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Author : Robin LaFevers
Series : His Fair Assassin
Genres : Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Publication : April 2nd 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Synopsis : I lean forward, pushing my body out past the battlements. The wind plucks at my cloak, buffets against me, as if it would carry me off in flight, just like the birds or the knight’s soul. Let go, it cries, I will take you far, far away. I want to laugh at the exhilarating feeling, I will catch you, it whistles seductively.

The convent has returned Sybella to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

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This is the second book in a trilogy called His Fair Assassin. I enjoyed this book but I was expecting more to be honest.

Hate cannot be fought with hate. Evil cannot be conquered by darkness. Only love has the power to conquer them both.

Plot

In this book we follow Sybella, Ismae’s sister from the convent. She has been sent back into her family on a suicidal mission. Her father is Comte d’Albret, the unfamous one. He is plotting against his duchess and is well known for his barbaric methods.

I didn’t appreciate this book as much as the previous one, Grave Mercy. Somehow we lost a big part of the historical aspect and focused more on the romance between Sybella and Beast.
it was a nice read though. I just wished we got more details about Brittany’s struggle to stay independent.
Now, on a more positive note, I found it a little more action-packed than the first book. Maybe it was because Sybella was already on her mission when the book started.

It’s also much more darker than Grave Mercy. Ismae’s story was sad and awful but Sybella’s way worse ! She suffered a lot because of her family and that’s also why she is tougher.

He flashes a grin that is two parts death and one part humor.

There’s something I want to talk a little more : the change of main character. I already made a whole post about it, you can read it here. I was afraid of the MC’s change in a fantasy book to be honest. I still think the story could have been told with Ismae’s POV for the whole series but I think I get why the author decided to change her main character. It’s a wise choice when it comes to the story around Mortain’s will and the reverend Mother’s schemes.

Some days, like today, my aim and timing is so true it takes my breath away and I feel certain Mortain’s hand guides my own.

Characters

  • Sybella is a strange mix between the badass well trained killer and a frightened young girl. She is strong but going back into her family is slowly driving her mad. it reminds her how much she suffered during her childhood. But she overcomes it and it has a lot to do with Beast.
  • Beast is the stereotypical example of raw force. But beneath his muscles there’s a soft heart. He too suffered a lot. I really enjoyed his character. He is a forced to be reckoned with.

Overall I enjoyed it but I was expecting much more !

3 stars

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About the author

Robin LaFeversR.L. LaFevers (Robin Lorraine when she’s in really big trouble) grew up surrounded by shelves of old dusty books and a passel of brothers. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of over fourteen books for young readers, including THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS, (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) which received starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Booksense Summer Pick, and nominated for the Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award, and the NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST series. Her first young adult novel, GRAVE MERCY, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring of 2012. She currently lives with her husband and a demonic cat in Southern California and spends her days gazing longingly at ancient artifacts or wallowing in old forgotten texts.

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #52

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another TWIB ! It’s a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found. It has been a long time since I posted a TWIB and I kinda missed it haha !

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I finished Mortal Heart at the end of December. It’s the final book in His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers. I really enjoyed it.
I am currently reading Les Disparus du Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos. I only have a hundred pages left so I hope to finish it before the end of the week.
Next I plan on reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons or Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas.

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ?

| BOOKISH EVENT | LE SALON DU LIVRE ET DE LA PRESSE JEUNESSE 2017

Abstract triangle pattern background - modern vector mosaic graphic from multicolored regular trianglesHello lovelies ! At the beginning of last month I went to a bookish fair. It’s called Le Salon Du Livre Et De La Presse Jeunesse. I went with a friend and one of her friends, but I also met amazing people there !

I knoooow, it took me a whole month to write this post ! But it’s kind of complicated, you know ? Anyway, here’s my recap !

  • Friday December 1st

I met two authors during their autograph sessions : Nine Gorman , a French booktuber who published her first book earlier this year and Manon Fargetton, another French author. There were both super nice !  I bought 3 books that day and we visited the whole fair. It was crowded, mainly with children since it was a free entrance day, it was a perfect school trip. Anyway, the event was so HUGE ! There were a lot of publishers, a lot I didn’t know at all. I spent a lot of time at Bragelonne’s stand but also on Albin Michel’s and Robert Laffont’s. I met Crouton from Palace Of Books. He’s a booktuber and we crossed paths multiple times during this fair ! I also got to meet Lyne from LyneObsessions again.

  • Saturday December 2nd

Another day, but same plan. Again, I mainly stayed at Bragelonne’s haha ! I bought 3 books and got one for free. I went to 2 autograph sessions : Manon Fargetton (yes, twice in 2 days haha) and Olivier Gay. I was finally able to meet Cindy from Just_cindyb ! We’ve been talking on twitter for years now but we never met ! I also met Treky. He’s another French booktuber and guess what ? We talked about books haha !

I was so glad to meet fellow booklovers ! It’s probably what I enjoyed the most ! I really had an amazing time !

 

 

| BOOKSTAGRAM | DECEMBER

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Hello lovelies ! Here are some of my favorite shots from December. I posted way less than usually because of what happened. My mind was elsewhere. It still is, to be honest and I don’t think things will ever be the same. Anyway, here are some photos I took this month  !

 

That’s it !  I hope you liked it ! I hope to be able to share more pictures with you next month !

 

 

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | JANUARY 2018 TBR

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Hello lovelies !  It’s time to share my TBR ! I plan on reading 4 books this month, but they’re humongous !!

  • Les Disparus Du Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos. It’s the second book in a French series called La Passe-Miroir.
  • The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.
  • Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the fifth book in the Throne Of Glass series. I’m gonna buddy read it with Meggy from chocolatenwaffles !
  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor !

That’s it ! What’s on your January TBR ?

| TOP TEN TUESDAY | TOP TEN NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS I READ IN 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY

Hello lovelies ! First of all I wish you all an happy new year ! May 2018 be better than 2017 ! Now back to business ! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday ! TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish !

Today’s theme is Top Ten New-To-Me authors I read in 2017 !

 

  • Marissa Meyer. I read The Lunar Chronicles last year and really loved it !
  • Robin LaFevers who wrote His Fair Assassin trilogy. I finished the last book a few days ago.
  • Jandy Nelson. I’ll Give You The sun is such a great book !

 

  • Larissa Ione, Demonica’s series author.
  • Christelle Dabos, a French author.
  • Olivier Gay, another French author. I have his Fantasy books on my TBR shelves !
  • Manon Fargetton, yet another French author. I loved L’Héritage Des Rois-Passeurs that I read earlier this year !
  • Suzanne Wright.
  • Nine Gorman is a French booktuber who published her first book this year.
  • Charles Dickens. I read A Chritmas Carol during December !

That’s it ! I hope to read more new-to-me authors this year !