Upcoming Releases: March 2017

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Fiew, March has been busy. Not with reading unfortunately and not with blogging either. I should probably cut the 'upcoming' from the title as most novels in this post have already been released. That aside, March is proving to be another good month. Lots of books to be excited about. Mainly Laini Taylor's long anticipated Strange The Dreamer. I'm incredibly excited to find out what that's all about. I'm also really looking forward to reading The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life by Benjamin Alire SaĆ©nz. Which of these books made it onto your tbr?

February Wrap Up

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March already. If the date hadn't been staring me in the face, I would have never believed it. But here it is and it has been pretty great so far.  I spent the last couple of days with my nose stuck between the pages of A Conjuring Of Light! FI-NA-LLY. *fangirl scream* All I want to do is keep on reading, but I'm savouring it, enjoying every page. I have no idea what I'll do with my life once this is over, so I'm postponing that moment as long as possible. And yes, it literally pains me to put the book away every time I reach a new part. Totally worth it. I'm not ready to say goodbye.

Review: A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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A Gathering of shadows v e schwab

Title: A Gathering Of Shadows 
Author: V.E. Schwab 
Series: Shades Of Magic #2 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: February 23, 2016 
Rating: ★★★★★ 

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift--back into Black London. Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games--an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries--a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

Review: There's Something About Nik by Sara Hantz (arc)

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There's Something About Nik Sara Hantz

Title: There's Something About Nik 
Author: Sara Hantz 
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA 
Publication date: February 13, 2017 
Rating: ★★ 

Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He’s not really Nik Gustafsson. He’s not a spy. He’s not crazy. He’s just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe—one where duty always comes first. And his posh, too-public life is suffocating him. So when he gets the chance to attend boarding school in America, pretending to be an average exchange student is too big of a temptation to pass up. Then he literally runs into Amber on campus. And she hates him at first sight. It’s kind of exhilarating to be hated for who he is, not for his family name or his wealth. Maybe if he turns up the charm and turns down the aloof mask he habitually wears, he can win her over. Even though a bad past experience has made her swear off dating this year. But the more he gets to know her, the more uncomfortable he is keeping things from her. Because Nik Gustafsson has a secret. And it’s a big one.

Review: A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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A Darker Shade Of Magic V E Schwab

Title: A Darker Shade Of Magic 
Author: V.E. Schwab 
Series: Shades Of Magic #1 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: February 24, 2015 
Rating: ★★★★★ 

Kell is one of the last travelers--magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King--George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered--and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London--a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive.

Review: When It Rains by Lisa De Jong

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Title: When It Rains 
Author: Lisa De Jong 
Series: Rains #1 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, NA 
Publication date: September 25, 2013 
Rating: ★ 

One night changed my life forever. Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it's more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can't. I haven’t told anyone. I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone. Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn't care who I used to be, he's simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life. I’ve been hurt. I’ve been saved. And I’ve found hope. I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…

Upcoming Releases: February 2017

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Hey guys! Better late than never, right? I had this CRAZY week at work so I couldn't do this post sooner but TAKE A LOOK AT FEBRUARY'S RELEASES! So many long-anticipated reads. I am crazy excited for A Conjuring Of Light and King's Cage too. And then there is also Empress Of A Thousand Skies, Wintersong and Gilded Cage! Which ones are you most excited about?

Review: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

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Title: Windwitch 
Author: Susan Dennard 
Series: The Witchlands #2 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: January 10, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★½ 

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies… After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed. When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first? After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

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