Reign of Serpents| Waiting on Wednesday [#57]

Waiting on Wednesday

Hey guys!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

So here’s what I’m waiting on this week!


Reign of Serpents

Author: Eleanor Herman
Series: Blood of Gods and Royals #3
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 27th 2017

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Reign of SerpentsIn REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies.

The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god.

Why I’m Waiting

I absolutely love this series! This new take on Alexander the Great has expanded on the stories and characters with many fantastical twists and turns. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

P.S. Eleanor Herman is the author of The Legacy of Kings, and Empire of Dust.


What has you guys waiting this week? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

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August 2016 Book Haul

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Hey guys!

Here are all the books I got in August! There is quite a few to get through. I’m super excited about this month’s haul.

So let’s get started shall we?


INDIGO

Nevernight

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


BMV Used Books

Harley’s Greatest Hits by Paul Dini

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Run by Kody Keplinger

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Book Depository

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)

Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (GERMAN)


Giveaways Won

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)

Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking (SIGNED)


ARCs

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster Canada)

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley (Simon & Schuster Canada)

Wrecked by Maria Padian (Algonquin Young Readers)

Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black (Ace)

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis (Simon & Schuster Canada)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Soho Teen)


That was definitely a big month for me! Did you guys pick up any of these books too? See you next month!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Comic Book Haul [#54]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


Harley Quinn #2A & 2B

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Chad Hardin
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Die Laughing” part two! As the plague of zombies on Coney Island continues to spread, Harley must rescue one of her own from the undead hordes…and try to uncover the cause of this corpse-y catastrophe!

Batman #5A & 5B

Writer: Tom King
Artist: David Finch, Matt Banning
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“I Am Gotham” part five. In the final chapter of this epic, is Batman truly the hero Gotham City deserves-or does it deserve better? In this ultimate showdown, where the line between allies and enemies blurs, the question will finally be answered…and the fate of Gotham will be decided.

Nightwing #3A & 3B

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Javi Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Better than Batman” part three! Nightwing and Raptor have become the pride of the Parliament of Owls, successfully completing missions for them across the globe-but Batgirl is not happy. Can she convince Nightwing he’s gone too far, or has he fallen too far under Raptor’s influence?

Detective Comics #938A & 938B

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Rise of the Batmen” part five! Batman, Batwoman, and the entire team take the fight to the deadly Colony! Those highly trained operatives took the Bat-team apart on their own turf…so how will they fare when the Colony is in its element, with all their weapons trained on our heroes?

All Star Batman #1A & 1B

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Cover Price: $4.99

“My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you’ve never seen them before!

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1A & 1B

Writer: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson
Artist: Claire Roe
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Who Is Oracle?” part one! Someone has stolen the name Oracle right out of Barbara Gordon’s past! Hot on this false Oracle’s trail, Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress are all tracking the same mafia capo…so it makes sense to team up, right? Problem is, Barbara and Dinah need the secrets locked up in Oracle’s brain…and Helena Bertinelli would rather put a crossbow bolt right through it!

Green Arrow #5A & 5B

Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part four! Black Canary steps through the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queen’s life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattle’s manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return.
“The Death and Life of Oliver Queen” part five! It’s Green Arrow and Black Canary versus Shado and the Ninth Circle in the belly of the Inferno.

Aquaman #5A & 5B

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Philippe Briones
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“The Drowning” part five. Unjustly branded a murderer and a fugitive, Aquaman’s forced to defend himself against the might of America’s military. Meanwhile, Black Manta and the deadly underwater crime cabal known as N.E.M.O. advance their plan for revenge on Aquaman.

The Flash #5A & 5B

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Neil Googe
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“Lightning Strikes Twice” part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters

Deathstroke: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

A thousand enemies, a thousand kills-Deathstroke is the world’s greatest assassin. Stalked by an unseen foe, Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past and challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? Or will his addiction to violence destroy him?

Suicide Squad #1A & 1B

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive.

Scooby Apocalypse #4A & 4B

Writer: Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, J. DeMatteis
Artist: Howard Porter
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

After fleeing a monster-infested underground base, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby stumble upon a desert ghost town where they hope to catch their breath. But when night falls, they learn it’s not a ghost town after all-and the terrors that show up like to bite! Scooby Snack is about to take on a whole new meaning.

Black Panther #5A & 5B

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Chris Sprouse
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

“A SWORD FOR LIONS” STARTS NOW!
•  Ta-Nehisi Coates is joined by guest artist and modern master Chris Sprouse for the second arc chronicling the final days of the kingdom of Wakanda!
•  As Zenzi and The People poison the citizens of Wakanda against the Black Panther, a cabal of nation-breakers is assembled…
•  With his allies dwindling, T’Challa must rely on his elite secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, and fellow Avenger Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold!
•  Meanwhile, Shuri’s spirit journeys through The Djalia…but what awaits her there?

Gwenpool #5A & 5B

Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Irene Strychalsk
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

• Best part of living in a world of comic book heroes?
•  TEAM-UPS, BABY!
•  Gwen meets Miles Morales, SPIDER-MAN!


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Do-Gooder by j. leigh bailey | COVER REVEAL

Hey guys!

I have an exciting post for you today! It is the cover revealing for this cool new book by j. leigh bailey from Corvisiero Literary Agency. Check it out!


Do-GooderDo-Gooder by j. leigh bailey
Published by Harmony Ink Press on September 15th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT+
Pages: 200
Series: Standalone
LINKS: Good Reads
No good deed goes unpunished, and for seventeen-year-old Isaiah Martin, that’s certainly the case. The gun he was caught with wasn’t even his, for God’s sake. He only had it to keep a friend from doing something stupid. No one wants to hear it though, and Isaiah is banished—or so it seems to him—to live with his missionary father in politically conflicted Cameroon, Africa.
However, when he arrives, his father is so busy doing his good deeds that he sends Henry, the young, surprisingly hot do-gooder with a mysterious past, to pick up Isaiah and keep him out of trouble. Even while Isaiah is counting down the days until he can go home, he and Henry get caught in the political unrest of the region. Kidnapped by militant forces, the two have to work together to survive until they are rescued—unless they manage to find a way to save each other first.

About j. leigh bailey

j. leigh baileyj. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of… well, everything…but some habits aren’t worth breaking. She’s been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She’s a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.

She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character’s name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.

Now she writes Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance.

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LINKS:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Good Reads | Tumblr 


Let me know what you guys think. I can’t wait to read this one!

Until next time,

Sig 2

 

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Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | Mar 14 – Mar 20

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of Mar 14 – Mar 20. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

CONTEMPORARY

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

Published by Entangled Teen

June 7th 2016

Driven by a social-media-addicted, nerdy heroine, this charming, thought-provoking coming-of-age story is PITCH PERFECT at opera camp.

How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum

Published by Sky Pony Press

September 6th 2016

Sixteen-year-old Renley needs three thousand dollars for the math club’s trip to New York City, and she knows exactly how to get it: she’s going to start a how-to blog where people pay for answers to all of life’s questions from a “certified expert.” The only problems: 1) She doesn’t know how to do anything but long division and calculus. 2) She’s totally invisible to people at school. And not in a cool Gossip Girl kind of way.

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinksi

Published by Swoon Reads

April 18th 2017

Meg is newly single since Sophia went off to college, and she doesn’t particularly like it. When her best friend Linus refuses to approach Danny, the boy he likes, she finds the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. And Danny seems interested enough, but Linus continues to be oblivious, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was…

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

March 7th 2017

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

The Memory of Things

The Memory of Things by Gae Polishner

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

September 6th 2016

The powerful story of two teenagers finding friendship, comfort, and first love in the days following 9/11 as their fractured city tries to put itself back together.

FANTASY

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (Brooklyn Brujas #1)

Published by Sourcebooks

September 6th 2016

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper #1)

Published by Sky Pony Press

November 1st 2016

Two o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

Mystery

We Know It Was You

We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash (Strange Truth #1)

Published by Simon Pulse

October 4th 2016

Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River.

Just like that, she’s gone.

Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.

Sci-Fi

Willful Machines

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen

Published by Simon Pulse

October 18th 2016

The closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that’s terrorizing the United States—and has zeroed in on him as its next target—in this “socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet


 

Well that’s it for this week! Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

Until next time,

Sig New

February 2016 Book Haul | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I know February is not over yet and it hasn’t been long since I last posted a book haul. But for two reasons I am posting My February Book Haul today. One of them being, I happened to accumulate quite a few books in such a short amount of time… (bad Jesse!). The other reason being, with my birthday coming up, I am refraining from buying any books just in case I get some for my birthday wishlist!

So let’s get started!


Morning StarMorning Star by Pierce Brown

Published by Del Rey

Released February 9th 2015

Series: Red Rising #3

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

Glass SwordGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Published by HarperTeen

Released February 9th 2016

Series: Red Queen #2

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books


StarflightStarflight by Melissa Landers

Published by Disney-Hyperion

Released February 2nd 2016

Series: Starflight #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

These Viscious MasksThese Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

Published by Swoon Reads

Released February 9th, 2016

Series: These Vicious Masks #1

Paperback

Purchased From Indigo Books


We Are the AntsWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Published by Simon Pulse

Released January 19th 2016

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

The Winter WitchThe Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Published St. Martin’s Griffin

Released December 24th 2013

Series: Standalone

Paperback

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Released September 10th 2013

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com

 


 

Wayward Vol. 1

Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released March 25th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


Wayward Vol 2Wayward Vol. 2: Ties That Bind by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released August 26th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books

 


 

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Keiron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Published by Image Comics

Released November 12th, 2014

Series: The Wicked + The Divine Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


So yeah… that’s 10 books in 3 weeks? Books are my happy ok? And no I don’t need help!

Until next time,

Sig 3

November 2015 Wrap Up | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

Another month has come and gone in a blink of an eye. This month has been really stressful with work and life. I’ve been having trouble finding the energy to keep up. I always seem to be tired at night to do anything but sleep nowadays.

With that being said, I’m a bit nervous to look back on this month. But let’s see how I did!


 

Wrap-Up-Books-Ive-Read

Ruin and Rising by Leigh BardugoNovember 2, 2015

Transferal by Kate BlairNovember 13, 2015

Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoNovember 17, 2015

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Re-read) – November 22, 2015

Delicate by C.K. Kelly MartinNovember 29, 2015

5 books seems to be around my average lately. I really wish I had more time to read like I used to. But no dwelling. I will take those 5 books and hopefully make it 6 in December!


Wrap-Up-Reviews

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas5/5

Transferral by Kate Blair  – 4/5

Rat Queens Vol. 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe5/5

Yeah… only 3 this month. I am just super lazy to write reviews. But I have a couple more in line for December.

(Click the links to read the reviews)


Wrap-Up-Tops

Top 10 Tuesday

The Debut Authors I am Looking Forward to Sophomore ReleaseNovember 4th

10 Quotes from Books I Loved This Year November 17th

Book Boys I am Thankful ForNovember 24th

Top 5 Wednesday

Books I am Thankful ForNovember 25th


Wrap-Up-Comic-Book-Hauls

Haul #18November 5th

Haul #19November 12th

Haul #20November 19th

Haul #21November 20th

Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Grumpy Cat and many more!


Wrap-Up-Awards-+-Achievements

November Awards

None

November Achievements

7500 Blog ViewsNovember 27

2500 Blog VisitorsNovember 29

I wouldn’t receive any of these awards or achievements if it wasn’t for you guys, so I am eternally grateful for every single one of you! Thank you!


Wrap-Up-Tags

Bath and Body Works TagNovember 9th

How I Read Book Tag November 18th

My Life In Books TagNovember 22nd

Fall Time Cozy Book TagNovember 25th

Emoji Book Tag Vol. 2November 26th

The Autumn Book Tag – November 29th


And that was November. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. See you guys in December!

Until next time,

Sig New