Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.

My pick for this week:

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

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Release date: 18th May 2017

Synopsis:

Mariko has always known that being a woman means she’s not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan enroute to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden – the emperor’s son – Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued… or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead.

Disguising herself as a peasant boy, Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan’s hideout and befriends their leader, the rebel ronin Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami. Ranmaru and Okami warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. But as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

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I absolutely adore Renée Ahdieh’s writing – she’s one of my favourite authors, so I CANNOT WAIT to read Flame in the Mist! It sounds amazing and I think I’m already in love with it! 

What releases are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite OTPs Part 2

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was a romance freebie, and since it’s been over a year since my original Top Ten OTPs post went up, I decided to update it with my newest obsessions.

Cath and Jest from Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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If you’re looking or an adorable romance that’ll break your heart into a thousand pieces, I recommend you read this book. I loved Cath and Jest together.

Scarlett and Julian from Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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I finished this book yesterday and I still haven’t completely stopped fangirling at how amazing and magical it was, and one of the biggest reasons for my fangirling is Julian and Scarlett. They were so cute together and I spent so much of the book on the edge of my seat, waiting for them to just kiss already.

Norah and Luke from Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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These two will forever remain one of my favourite ships. I loved how supportive and understanding they were of each other and I just love them so much.

Amani and Jin from Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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I adore Amani and Jin, and together they are so awesome. I’m really looking forward to reading more of them in book 2 when I get my hands on it!

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favourite Bookish Shops

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was a gift freebie, so I decided to tell you all about my favorite bookish themed shops!

Literary Emporium

Literary Emporium is a great place to find cool bookish things, from jewellery to bookmarks. I have a necklace from there that I got for my birthday this year and I wear it almost every day, I love it so much!

Bookworm Boutique

I love the prints in this shop, and you can get them on mugs and phone cases, too!

Oh Panda Eyes

This shop has the cutest bookish jewellery. I want them all!

Frostbeard 

I am obsessed with bookish candles, and I received one from this shop in an Owlcrate box a while ago and it smells divine. Is it acceptable to spend all my money on book scented candles?

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These bookmarks are so great

Not On The Highstreet

I never thought to look on this website for bookish things until a few days ago, but there is so much on there! They have everything!

Appraising Pages

The T-shirts in this shop look so cool, I kinda want to buy them all.

Waiting on Wednesday: Carve the Mark

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.

My pick for this week:

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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Release date:17th January 2017

Synopsis:

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 Thuve, 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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Why am I excited?

I absolutely loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. It’s one of my favourites! Carve the Mark sounds like another awesome read and I can. Not. Wait!

What releases are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Recently Added to My Ever Growing TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was books I’ve recently added to my tbr.

So, here are some of the books I’ve bought/ received and added to the towering pile of books that is my tbr recently!

The Night Circus my Erin Morgenstern

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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What Light by Jay Asher

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And some of the books I’ve recently discovered and can’t wait to read!

A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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All of these books sound so amazing. I can’t wait to read them all!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name Something After

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was characters I’d name a child/dog/cat etc after, and I have included my favourite bookish pets/sidekick/companion/animals.

Characters I’d name a child/dog/cat etc. after:

Celaena

Just like I love the character, I really liked the name Celaena when I first read Throne of Glass. It’s so different.

Feyre

Another name from a Sarah J. Maas book, I absolutely love the name Feyre. It’s so unique and beautiful.

Aza

A big part in why I love this name is the character Aza in Magonia. She’s amazing – witty, strong – and her story is wonderful.

Lucille

 I just think Lucille is such a lovely name! I think I first heard it in Beautiful Creatures – there was a cat called Lucille and I thought it was adorable. And then again in This Raging Light  – the main character was called Lucille, ad I loved her.

Katniss

The temptation to name a pet cat Catniss is real.

Pets/ companions:

Camden – Three Dark Crowns

Camden technically isn’t a pet, but more of a sidekick, but she’s awesome.

Mr Kindly – Nevernight

Again not a pet, Mr Kindly is a shadow cat – he talks  and he is hilarious.

Chairman Meow and Church – The Mortal Instruments

These guys are the best. I can’t decide which cat I love more!

Bambi – The Dark Elements

Bambi is a snake, and a sort of tattoo that comes off and can fight and slither around and has the best personalitly that you can imagine a snake having. I loved her.

Fleetfoot – Throne of Glass

Okay, so Feetfoot is apparently the only pet in this list. She’s Celaena’s puppy in Throne of Glass and she is the most adorable thing.

Waiting on Wednesday: Traitor to the Throne

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.

My pick for this week:

Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton

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Release date: 2nd February 2017

Synopsis:

This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.

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Why am I excited?

I absolutely LOVED Rebel Against the Sands (you can see my review here!) and I am desperate to know what happens next! And how pretty is that cover?!

What releases are you waiting on?