Saturday, 18 March 2017

YA Release Calendar 2017 (#2)

Hi lovelies! 

I posted these YA release calendars last year, and I've been adding to them, so I thought I'd post the updated versions! I'm now up to June. :-)
As I said before, These are not professional-looking at all, they are just the way I keep track of the book releases each month ^o^. I add new releases as their covers are released, so for example, I am BEYOND excited for The Shaw Chronicles, but I will add it when it gets it's (inevitably) beautiful cover.

Please feel free to download the calendar and add your own most anticipated releases - and please do share! Just add a link back to here please :-)

I've linked them, and also attached them as pictures below. Enjoy!
Please let me know if I'm missing any books, and I'll add them!

Here are the links:


Friday, 10 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #2 - Warcross by Marie Lu

 Okay, so the cover for this one was revealed yesterday and I. AM. IN. LOVE 😍

So we all know I love gaming books (Ready Player One is my number one fave book of all time) and Marie Lu is one of my fave authors (I adored her Legend series when I read it several years ago), so this is quickly becoming my most anticipated book of the year. It sounds incredible!

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

 Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Are you excited for this one too? Let me know, I'd love to chat! 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #1: The Bone Witch

Hey guys! Sorry I've been absent for a while, university has been crazy. I promise, I'm back to it now though! There are so many fab books coming out this year, so I'm going to be doing a WoW every single week. Enjoy! So, this week... The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco!  

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

Doesn't this one sound so amazing, guys? It sounds like a cross between Sabriel and Shadow and Bone!

Are you excited for this one too? Let me know, I'd love to chat! 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

YA New Releases Calendar

Hi guys!!!So I decided to make calendars with all the new YA releases for each month. These are not professional-looking at all, they are just the way I keep track of the book releases each month ^o^. I add new releases as their covers are released, so for example, I am BEYOND excited for ACOTAR3, but I will add it when it gets it's (inevitably) beautiful cover.
Please feel free to download the calendar and add your own most anticipated releases - and please do share! Just add a link back to here please :-)
I'll keep adding as I make the calendars, and please do comment if I'm missing a book so that I can add it.
Here's the links:
January 2017
February 2017 
March 2017 
April 2017
I leave you with a gif of how I feel everytime the book release day comes :D
Megan x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Heartless: AKA my new fave book! 😍

Book Info:
18584855Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Hardcover, 464 pages

Expected publication: November 8th 2016 by Feiwel and Friends
Source:  ARC from publisher
When I heard that Marissa Meyer was publishing a new book, another fairytale retelling, I was so happy! Unfortunately, living in the UK, I knew that I would likely never get my hands on an ARC, and that made me so sad. And when I found out I was going to ALAAC2016, I realised one I would not be there in time to pick up an ARC - I felt like crying. But fortunately, one of my lovely blogging friends, Amanda picked up a copy for me. Thank you Amanda! I adored The Lunar Chronicles, so I was a little nervous that this new book wouldn't live up to her previous novels, but it totally did!
Okay, so this book guys, THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! 
The characters:
  • Catherine - a fun, fiesty girl who sticks up for herself but I aslo loved that she was sensitive and had some faults (i.e. she could be very stroppy). She acted like a realisitic 17 year old, rushing into love and falling out with her parents and I loved that!
  • Jest - *swoons*

  •  I loved how kind and sweet Jest was, but with a little touch of rebelionI'm not keen on bad boys (apart from Noah Shaw and Carswell Thorne ;) ) so Jest is the perfect man for me.
  • Hatter - perfectly mad and I loved his back story! I loved hearing where he and Jest came from and their reasons for the way they were.
The plot:
  • The writing - as always, Marissa Meyer's writing was gorgeous, lyrical and descrpitive! I just love everything she wrties and I would read her grocery lists.
  • The story  - just as weird and exciting as I had hoped. I love the way that Meyer developed the original weirdness of Alice's story, and made it so charming
  • The baking - one of my fave things about this story. I adored the beautiful descriptions of lemon tarts and rose macerons and YUM YUM YUM ^-^
  • We all know how this story has to end, because it's a prequel and the foreshadowing KILLED me. I knew what was going to happen before it did but I was still screaming WHYYYYYY at 1am.  All the tears. 
Have you guys read this one! If not, you have to preorder so we can fangirl about it together! If so, please leave a comment so we can collectively fangirl ^-^

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Our Chemical Hearts

My first book review! Okay, let's get started:
Book Info: Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him - at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl; she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl.
 Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 
Source:  ARC from publisher
What I enjoyed:
  • The writing- everything flowed beautifully and Henry was the best kind of narrater - relatable, funny and quirky. It was a quick read and I sped through it in one sitting.
  • The characters - I loved the side characters in this novel! The cast of characters was lively and belieable, and I fell in love with them all (with one main exception) over the course of the novel.
  • The ending - believable and not as predictable as many novels in this genre. 
  • The cover *HEART EYES EMOJII*
What I wasn't so keen on:
  •  Grace - I found Grace to be manipulative at some points in the novel. I understand that she is a complicated character with some real difficulties, but she treated Henry poorly at some points, going hot and cold and confusing him greatly. This really annoyed me!
  • At some points, I felt a little like this book was imitating John Green's novels, with the normal boy chasing the messed up, complicated girl, who runs away and goes hot and cold frequently. As someone who is not a big John Green fan, this was not a good thing.

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Hi everyone! My name's Megan and I'm a Scottish bookworm. I'm excited to share my love of books with the internet. I was inspired to start my own blog after meeting some lovely bloggers at ALAAC2016 and I can't wait to get started.