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January New Releases | 2016

There are some pretty exciting new releases coming up this month. I’m pretty sure most of these are already on your TBR. I will be focusing on Top 5 new releases that I cannot wait to dig in! Here goes:

 

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Name: Passenger

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publication Date: 5th January 2016

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

 

 

 

Name: Truthwitch

Author: Susan Dennard

Publication Date: 5th January 2016

Publisher: Tor Teen

 

 

Name: Thicker Than Water

Author: Kelly Fiore

Publication Date: 5th January 2016

Publisher: Harper Teen

 

 

Name: The Imposter Queen

Author: Sarah Fine

Publication Date: 5th January

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

 

 

Name: The Dark Days Club

Author: Alison Goodman

Publication Date: 26th January 2016

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

 

 

Which ones are you excited for? Did I miss something I should read? Let me know in the comments below.

P.S – All the Names are linked to the Goodreads pages for more info. 🙂

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Drool Worthy Covers #9 | Sunday Cover

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Name:  Passenger

Author:  Alexandra Bracken

Genre:  YA/ Fantasy/ Time Travel

Previous Work by the Author:  The Darkest Minds Trilogy

Synopsis: passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

Thoughts:  If the cover and the synopsis isn’t good enough to make you want to read this beautiful book, I don’t know what will. Time travel? YES. Pirates? YES. Interesting plot-line? YES.

This book releases on 5th January 2016 by Disney Hyperion. 

The Goodreads page link to the book – CLICK HERE

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Today, I’ll be shouting out to Maria over at BigCityBookworm | Her blog is filled with book and TV/Movie recommendations and amazing reviews. I particularly love her Bookstagram account! Please check her wnderful blog out. 😀

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The Chocolate Book Tag | Saturday Tag

This Tag was created by A Daydreamer’s Ramblings and I was tagged by nobody but CHOCOLATE! Watch the original Tag video here. I tag you all to do it. 😀

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1. Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark topic.

Note: This book deals with Suicide so please bear that in mind if you’re uncomfortable reading about that.

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This book is based on Aysel, the protagonist who wants nothing more than to die. She seeks out help from a site where she finds a suicide partner, Roman and they get to know each other to make sure that they’re not going to back out. Things go around after that, but the problems start when Aysel isn’t sure if she really wants to die after all.

I really liked this book, and I gave it a solid 4 star rating on goodreads.

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2. White Chocolate – Favorite light or humorous read.

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is the funniest person ever. Her book will make you laugh and cry and make you feel good about yourself. As you read through her struggles and experiences, you sorta relate to things you never realized before. Another 4 stars read 😀

A great humorous read? – Yes Please! (Read my full review here)

 

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3. Milk Chocolate – A book that has a lot of hype, which you’re dying to read.

23734628Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet. I absolutely adore Rainbow Rowell’s books and even though I didn’t much enjoy the Simon Snow parts in Fangirl, I still want to read this one.

If you’ve read this already, let me know how it was and if I should pick this up immediately!

 

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4. Chocolate with a caramel center – A book which makes you feel all gooey inside.

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Definitely all Stephanie Perkins books. But my personal favorite remains Book 1. If you ever feel blue and want to get your spirit back up, read this cute short contemporary which will 100% help you out and give you a serious need to go to Paris at once!

The thing I loved most is that Stephanie always makes it a point to make us feel like we’re in the city by making us live it.

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5. Wafer free kitkat – A book that surprised you.

15863832Angelfall by Susan Ee

I never thought I’d love this book as much as I actually did. I literally completed the entire trilogy in two days!

Angelfall follows a fallen angel and a mortal girl as their paths intertwine and they realize that not all Angels are bad and that Humans could still be capable of showing humanity in the Apocalyptic world. The protagonists Raffe and Penryn undergo such character development that it just made the whole experience better. Solid 5 star reads!

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6. Snickers – A book you’re going nuts about.

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I just read the first and second volume and WOAH! I’m in love with these books.

The interpretations of the inspirational quotes and the artwork accompanying it is just stunning and will inspire and push you to feel good about yourself and work harder just for yourself.

A graphic novel I’d recommend to everyone. ❤

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7. Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows – A book you’d turn to for a comfort read.

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This should be self explanatory honestly. This series has been almost every child’s childhood and has never gone away even when they grew up.

This has taught me everything I needed to learn – friendship, love, sacrifice, humanity, selflessness, bravery, companionship and so many other things. It taught me how no one is good or bad, its just what we choose to be more. Always a comfort read.

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8. Box of Chocolates – A series which has something for everyone.

7736182Percy Jackon and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I’d have definitely put Harry Potter in this category, but since I wanted to talk about something other than HP, I decided to go with these series. The PJO series for a younger audience and The HoO series for any age group. This too contains so many different elements along with a general knowledge about Greek Mythology, making it a great read.

 

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Do you agree with my choice for each category? What would you have chosen instead if not? Let me know in the comments! If you want to know my thoughts on any of these add me on goodreads! Click right here.

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For today, I’d like to shout out Andi over at  Andi’s ABCsandiabcs.com

Her blog is a perfect mix of things we all love. Accessories, books and clothes! Give her some love and subscribe immediately to fill your feed with her amazing posts.

 

2015 in Books

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TOTALS
150 books  |  37,571 pages
LONGEST BOOK – GAME OF THRONES (805 PAGES)
SHORTEST BOOK – JESSICA JONES (13 PAGES)
MY 2015 BOOKS
                     
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Drool-Worthy Covers #8

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


Note: This book looks perfection! Its expected to be published on 7th June 2016. Is anyone flipping out yet? 


The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.


Creatures of the Night | Book Tag

This Tag was created by Katytastic over at Booktube, and since we’re approaching Halloween now, I thought why not do this tag!

With each creature mentioned I’ll be recommending a book which features it. So let’s get started!


  1. Vampires

I know most people would go with Twilight but I’d rather choose this book.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


2. Werewolves

Again, no Twilight. Let’s not be cliche. I’m going to go with a book series which includes all of these creatures.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


3. Zombies

I haven’t read any Zombie books unfortunately. But there’s a book I’ve been told that includes Zombies and is very good. So here you are. Let me know if I should read it!

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


4. Ghosts

I HAD to choose this one for Ghosts. I mean seriously, how long could I have avoided this book series? I could answer this for everything if I could..

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling


5. Spell Caster/ Wizard/ Witch

I could use Harry Potter for this one again but I won’t. 😛

Eragon by Christopher Paolini


6. Fae / Faeries

These scare the shit outta me, so I’ve not read many books about them. There’s one series focused on them –

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr


7. Demons

Technically this book series includes both Angels and Demons. But ah well.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


8. Angels

I absolutely love this trilogy! If you haven’t read it yet, please do!

Angelfall by Susan Ee


9. Aliens

Other than the Lux series by J Lyn, I think this book trilogy is great too! Can’t wait for the movie. 😀

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey


10. Super Power Humans

I thought hard about this one. I read this book recently, and I can’t wait to read the sequel!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu



Are there any books featuring these creatures that I should read? Or any thoughts about the choices I made for the tag? Let me know in the comments below!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR!

Hey you guys! I’m so sorry for being absent for the past two months. Its been real hectic with the job and college and it sucks. If you want to follow my reading pattern, go add me on Goodreads. I read a lot and update there regularly!

The Dewey’s 24 hour readathon starts on the 17th Oct to 18th Oct. If you guys want to participate go check out their website – HERE

Anyway, since its a weekend and this readathon is awesome, I wanted to be a part of it. I know there’s a high chance I won’t be able to read much because I have a seminar to attend and so my TBR mostly consists of Graphic Novels and short books. Its over ambitious but I really hope I can do this! This is my TBR for the weekend / readathon –


          


Are you participating too? Have you read any of these books, if yes then which one should I pick first? What are your plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂


UPDATE:

So the readathon just got over. I finished 5 books in total. But I’m pretty happy with that since I was busy for most of the 24 hours.

The books I read – 

The Bad Beginning –   2

More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops –  4

Through The Woods –  5

Sex Criminals Vol. 2 –  3

The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2 –  4