Waiting on Wednesday : Stars Above

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by Marissa Meyer
Expected Publication: February 2, 2016
SERIES : The Lunar Chronicles
EDITION : HARDCOVER (304 PAGES)
PUBLISHER : Feiwel & Friends

The enchantment continues….

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories— five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

The Little Android A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century.

Why Am I Waiting?

The Lunar Chronicles is one of my all-time favorite series so I’m so excited for this book. With nine short stories! Nine! How cool is that? I only read Glitches and it was heart-wrenching. I’m excited to read Kai’s perspective, to know more about Captain Thorne and for the wedding of the century.

Have you read The Lunar Chronicles? What is your WoW for this week?


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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

I’m adding books on my TBR list almost everyday even I still have like hundred unread books on my shelf. It’s normal, right? Please say it is. Thank you. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I am going to share my top ten books that I’ve recently added on my never-ending TBR list.

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1. THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
2. UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
3. BLACK-EYED SUSANS by Julia Heaberlin
4. WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
5. THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey

6. PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
7. FIND HER by Lisa Gardner
8. A CURIOUS TALE OF THE IN-BETWEEN by Lauren DeStefano
9. F*CK LOVE by Tarryn Fisher
10. NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

I only have the first four so the rest are on my To-Buy list. What’s new on your TBR list? Also, let me know if you’ve read any from these books.


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Top Ten Tuesday : 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

Hi guys! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post for this year. Yey! So this week’s prompt is 2015 releases that I meant to read but didn’t. A lot of awesome books were released last year and I’m glad I was able to read some of them like All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Winter by Marissa Meyer and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. But of course, there are still a lot of these awesome books that I meant to read/buy but sadly, I wasnt able to. Below is the top ten 2015 releases that I’ve included on my TBR for this year.

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
After You by Jojo Moyes

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(Illustrated edition) by JK Rowling and Jim Kay
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
You by Caroline Kepnes

Since I wasn’t able to read these books last year, I included them on my TBR and To-Buy this year. The last three books on my top ten are my priorities because I have them already on my shelf and they’re just waiting for me to pick them up.

I’d love to know your top ten so comment your TTT link so I can check on them.


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Waiting On Wednesday : A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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A Gathering of Shadows FinalA GATHERING OF SHADOWS
by V.E. Schwab
Expected Publication: February 23, 2016
SERIES : A Darker Shade of Magic #2
AUTHOR : V.E. Schwab
EDITION : HARDCOVER (512 PAGES)
PUBLISHER : Tor

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like 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.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

I haven’t read my copy of A Darker Shade of Magic but I am so excited for this.

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Quotes I Loved

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

“I am haunted by humans.”

– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

– All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

“Sometimes we get so sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We would like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”

– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

“We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”

– Every Day by David Levithan

“What is an “instant” death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”

– Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Friday Finds : Ariel by Sylvia Plath

 

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by Sylvia Plath
Edition : Hardcover (81 pages)
Publisher : Faber and Faber (May 2010)
Original Published : 1965

Ariel was the second book of Sylvia Plath’s poetry to be published, and was originally published in 1965, two years after her death by suicide. The poems in Ariel, with their free flowing images and characteristically menacing psychic landscapes, marked a dramatic turn from Plath’s earlier Colossus poems.

This looks intriguing. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is also on my TBR list, well, for quite some time now.


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Friday Finds : The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
by Shirley Jackson
Edition : Paperback (246 pages)
Publisher : Penguin Books (October 2009)
First Published : 1959

Hill House stood abandoned, six miles off the road. Four people came to learn its secrets – Dr Montague, an occult scholar; Luke, a spendthrift heir; Theodora, escaping a love affair; and Eleanor, who is lonely and vulnerable – to the house.

It’s my first Shirley Jackson. I’ve been seeing this book for a while and I’m hearing good things about it. I got curious so I ordered it two days ago and it came today in the morning. I love the cover of this book and I’m excited to read it.


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Waiting on Wednesday : A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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TitleReveal_FinalA COURT OF MIST AND FURY
By Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication: May 3, 2016
Series : A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Edition : Hardcover (432 pages)
Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court– but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms– and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Why Am I Waiting?

A Court of Thorns and Roses was the first book I read from Maas and I totally loved it. I know this sequel will still take long but I can’t wait to read it. The title was revealed and we are still “patiently” waiting for the cover. Click here for my ACOTAR review.

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