#CoverReveal: January Highlights

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Here is the cover reveal highlights from all of JANUARY! Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

This was a big month for reveals. Hope ya’ll enjoy.

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Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | June 19 – June 25 (Part. 2: Contemporary)

Weekly Cover RevealsHey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of June 19 – June 25. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

This was a big week for reveals. Hope ya’ll enjoy.

CONTEMPORARY

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by Bloomsbury Children’s

March 6th 2018

More Than We Can TellRev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Published by Delacorte

March 6th 2018

The Beauty That RemainsWe’ve lost everything…and found ourselves.

Music brought Autumn, Shay and Logan together. Death might pull them apart.

Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect.

But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan’s a guy who can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay’s a music blogger who’s struggling to keep it together. And Autumn has become a girl who sends messages that she knows can never be answered.

Each of them wonders: how different would my life be if this hadn’t happened? And now that it has…what’s next?

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi

Published by HarperTeen

February 27th 2018

This Tiny Perfect WorldPenny loves her small-town Florida life—including her boyfriend, Logan, whom everyone expects her to marry. And when she lands a scholarship to the prestigious theater camp of her dreams to explore her love of acting, it’s the beginning of a summer that will change her life. But when she arrives at camp, Penny is thrust into a world of competition and self doubt. And as she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that her own dreams may be bigger than she ever imagined.

Lauren Gibaldi tells the story of a transformative summer for a girl who discovers just how wide the world really is and that maybe the life everyone expects her to lead may not be the one she was meant to have.

Where I Live by Brenda Refener

Published by HarperCollins

February 27th 2018

Where I LiveIf I want my life to matter, these eyes can’t see who I really am.
Who I’m striving hard not to be.
The homeless girl hiding in front of them.

LINDEN ROSE HAS RULES FOR SURVIVAL.

1. Prevent the in-class nap.
2. Never carry too many belongings.
3. Avoid looking the part.

Her rules guarantee no one discovers her secret–that she’s homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her best friends, Ham and Seung, have formed a makeshift family, and writing for her school’s blog prevents downtime. When you’re homeless, free time sucks. Despite everything Linden’s burdened with, she holds on to hope for a future and a maybe romance with Seung.

But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay attention. And attention is the last thing Linden needs.

To put a stop to the violence, Linden must tell the story. Even if it breaks her rules for survival and jeopardizes the secrets she’s worked so hard to keep.

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Published by HarperTeen

March 27th 2018

Love, Life, and the ListSeventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Published by Harlequin Teen

January 30th 2018

Say You'll Remember MeWhen Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley

Published by Swoon Reads

April 10th 2018

Love Scene, Take TwoTeddy Sharp is kinda famous, and if his latest audition for the lead in the newest YA blockbuster works out, he’ll be REALLY famous. But even being kinda famous doesn’t keep your flights from being cancelled.

Stranded in a small North Carolina airport, he figures his weekend is ruined, until Bennett Caldwell, the author of the very book series he just auditioned for, takes pity on him and invites him to stay at her family’s lake house. Bennett is unlike any girl Teddy’s ever met before, and somehow they just seem to click. But the internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy’s last relationship… gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.

The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana

Published by HarperTeen

March 6th 2018

The MidnightsSusannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. As senior year begins, she’s more interested in composing impressive chord progressions than college essays, certain that if she writes the perfect song, her father might finally look up from the past long enough to see her.

But when he dies unexpectedly, her dreams—and her reality—shatter.

While Susannah struggles with grief, her mother uproots them to a new city. There, Susannah realizes she can reinvent herself however she wants: a confident singer-songwriter, member of a hip band, embraced by an effortlessly cool best friend. But Susannah is not the only one keeping secrets, and soon, harsh revelations threaten to unravel her life once again.

HISTORICAL / HORROR

Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

Published by Swoon Reads

April 17th 2018

Suitors and SabotageShy Imogene Chively, artist extraordinaire, has caught the interest of a young gentleman of whom her father approves. However, all does not go smoothly… or as planned when Ernest Steeple visits her at the family estate with his brother, Benjamin, by his side.

Ben has been gifted with easy charm but, unfortunately, not a natural ability to draw; it’s a rather significant deficit for a first year architectural apprentice… one that he has hidden from his mentor thus far. Imogene readily agrees to tutor Ben and with the collusion of his brother and her best friend, Emily, they do so in secret.

However, many complications arise as Imogene realizes that her heart is leaning away from Ernest and toward Ben. The situation takes a turn for the worse when Emily declares her love for Benjamin and they are made the brunt of nasty hoaxes and perilous accidents. But who is perpetrating these incidents and why?

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Published by Balzer + Bray

April 2018

Dread NationJane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

COVER REVEALS WITHOUT SYNOPSIS

 

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore – January 30th 2018

Slay by Matthew Laurence (Freya #2) – March 13th 2018


Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

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Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | May 9 – May 15

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of May 9 – May 15. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

FANTASY

 

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury

September 6th 2016

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Spindle (A Thousand Nights #2) by E.K. Johnston

Published by Disney-Hyperion

December 6th 2016

The world is made safe by a woman…but it is a very big world.

It has been generations since the Storyteller Queen drove the demon out of her husband and saved her country from fire and blood. Her family has prospered beyond the borders of their village, and two new kingdoms have sprouted on either side of the mountains where the demons are kept prisoner by bright iron, and by the creatures the Storyteller Queen made to keep them contained.

Contemporary

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Published by Soho Teen

January 17th 2016

OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth—both in terms of what he’s willing to hide and what true love means.

Flower by Shea Olsen & Elizabeth Craft

Published by Harlequin Teen

January 3rd 2017

My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything.

I’ll never let a boy distract me. I promised my grandmother that.

But that was before Tate.

Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in me.


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,

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Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | Apr 25 – May 1

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of Apr 25 – May 1. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

FANTASY

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Published by Bloomsbury

January 2017

Still reeling from her dad’s shocking death, seventeen year old Zoe races to save her little brother from a blizzard—only to meet a handsome, mysterious stranger they call X who suddenly shows up at a cabin in the woods. X is a bounty hunter from Hell, here to claim his next victim. Hopelessness, punishment, and pain are all he’s ever known…until Zoe shows him what his heart is really for. But escaping his duty and the ties that bind him might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them in this star-crossed fantasy romance.

Traveler by L.E. Delano

Published by Swoon Reads

February 7th 2017

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities.

Magnus Chase

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

Published by Disney Hyperion

October 4th 2016

The second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy.

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon – the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds – but this time the hammer isn’t just lost. It has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki – and the price he wants is very high.

Sci-Fi

Zenith

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (The Androma Saga #1)

Published by Mirabel Inc.

June 21st 2016

Most know her as the Bloody Baroness, the captain of a fearsome glass starship called The Marauder. Androma and her crew strike terror in the hearts of those who cross them amongst the many corners of the Mirabel Galaxy.

When a routine mission goes rogue, the all-female crew is captured by a bounty hunter from Andi’s past and forced into a job that could, quite literally, start a war that will devour worlds.

Meanwhile, on the far side of the galaxy, the ruthless ruler Nor waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time. The final pieces are about to fall into place, liberating a plan that will tear Mirabel in two.

Contemporary

Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Published by Harlequin Teen

January 31st 2017

In Our Own Private Universe, fifteen-year-old Aki Hunter knows she’s bisexual, but up until now she’s only dated guys—and her best friend, Lori, is the only person she’s out to. When she and Lori set off on a four-week youth-group mission trip in a small Mexican town, it never crosses Aki’s mind that there might be anyone in the group she’d be interested in dating. But that all goes out the window when Aki meets Christa.


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,

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | REVIEW

Throne of GlassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA on August 7th, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Magic, Action & Adventure
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

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“After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another.

Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.”


Throne-of-Glass-ReviewThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is the first book in the series and it follows Celaena, a female assassin as she fights for her freedom and for the man that took it all away from her in the first place. Will she become the king’s champion, or will she ultimately find her death at the end of this cruel sick game. Let’s find out!


Throne-of-Glass-Plot-+-WritingThrone of Glass follows young assassin Celaena, who is imprisoned at a slave camp in Endovier. After a long year of torture she is brought in front of the king by his son Prince Dorian. She is given a choice to become the king’s champion (in other words his personal assassin). In order to do so she must beat several other champion contestants in a series of tests. If she wins, she wins her freedom after a four year stint being his champion assassin. Of course things are never easy, so when the other candidates start dropping like flies, Celaena must find out why before what ever it is comes after her.

Most likely my favorite aspect of the whole story was the writing. Maas knows how to tell a story with amazing story lines, dialogues, character interactions, action filled scenes, and nail biting endings. I was thoroughly enthralled with the way the story was written, I just wish I got more from Celaena and her over all character growth.


Throne-of-Glass-CharactersAlthough I had a love and hate relationship with some of the characters, I must admit this novel and a wide variety of great characters. Whether it be the not so bad ass lady assassin heroine, the courageous but cautious guard captain, the dreamy prince, or the mysterious foreign rebel princess. You get a bit of everything in the novel. So lets talk about them.
Celaena, the resident not so bad ass assassin. I was pretty let down by the main protagonist to be quite honest. I was hoping for a hardcore killer, but what I got was a girly girl with so many feelings. She was probably the worst assassin I have ever read because she had too many emotions. She fell in love too quickly, and she wasn’t at all intimidating. Even her name bothered me. (But that’s just a personal issue)

Chaol, the courageous but cautious guard captain. Here was a redeeming character that I actually liked. He was quiet, shy in some ways, loving, caring, and not a huge asshole to everyone. He was able to separate his duties from his feelings – not like some other characters! (cough-cough Celaena)

Dorian, the dreamy prince. The very confidant and cocky prince. The type of character you love to hate just because he can sometimes be a hard ass. But I’ll say one thing, he sure did start falling in love pretty damn quickly. But aside from that he was the complete opposite from his psychotic father which was a plus!

And finally, Nehemia, the foreign princess. To be honest I would say that this character is what saved this book for me. I loved everything about her. She was brave, cunning, smart mouthed, courageous, funny, and beneficial to the plot. Oh how I loved all her secrets and game moves and can’t wait to learn more about her!


Throne-of-Glass-SettingI love the world Maas has created and I know there is so much more to be explored! The majority of the story takes place at the castle and surrounding areas. With a lot of dark and damp secret tunnels there was many aspects of intrigue with the setting. With vivid descriptions and vast environmental details we were never left guessing what the surrounding look like.

For now I will just sit back and patiently wait for more to be explored and discovered in the big world that Throne of Glass is set in. Until then I am quite content with what has been provided so far.


Throne-of-Glass-In-ConclusionAs we come to a conclusion I want to say that there were more redeeming qualities to this story then there were faults. I am super excited to continue on in the series and have high hopes for some more cool magical elements, and for more bad ass assassining. Even though I just made that word up, I feel it makes sense.

If you guys have already read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, I would love to hear what your thoughts were and see if we have any common opinions.

Rating:

Plot = 3/5

Writing = 4/5

Characters = 2.5/5

Setting = 3/5

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Throne-of-Glass-About-the-AuthorSarah J. MaasSarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Review

16096824A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Published
by Bloomsbury Children’s on May 5th 2015
Genres:
Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling, Magic
Pages: 
416 
Format:
Hardcover

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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

REVIEW

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is the first book in her new fantasy fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It follows our main protagonist Feyre and the aftermath and consequences of killing a shape shifting Fae. With action, love, rich back stories, and fantastical Faerie magic this book has it all!

Sarah J. Maas is known to be a wonderful writer. She is known to tell some awesome stories and creates some of the best/lovable characters. She does not disappoint this time around either! She was able to recreate one of my favorite fairytale and make it all her own. It takes a great deal of talent to be able to do that. This book even warranted me to research more about the original fairytale and see how much I could connect the dots.

Feyre reminded me a lot of Celaena from The Throne of Glass series, and as much as it pains me to make the comparison, I just felt it. She was courageous, loyal, curious, and intelligent (even though she is illiterate). Yes, she made some bad decisions in this book that pretty much screwed things up half the time, but I feel without that she wouldn’t progress much as a character. When they say curiosity killed the cat, I feel like they were talking about Feyre. Her curiosity got her into a lot of trouble. She got on my nerves quite a bit though. Annoying at times.

Tamlin, Tamlin, Tamlin. My heart is skipping a beat just thinking about him. Sarah J. Maas has once again created the perfect man. I don’t know how she does it, but here we go again. Protective, strong, courageous, devote leader, and more. I’m at a loss for words trying to talk about him right now.

This book was the perfect blend of romance and action. It spends a lot of time in the first half of the book building the relationship between Feyre and Tamlin that you can’t help but give them the title of Best Couple of the year. The bickering, learning, and love making were just splendidly perfectly and I wouldn’t change a single moment.

But not all is perfect in A Court of Thorns and Roses. The reason this book did not receive a 5 star rating is because of the antagonist. I literally gave no shits what so ever about her (I can’t even remember her name at this exact moment). To me a good antagonist is one that you can’t help but love to hate. They silently make you want to route for them to do the good thing in the end. I want to see the hardships that got them to where they are now, and I just didn’t connect with hers at all. I did however like Rhys, her whore. He I secretly route for to win! He’s conniving and manipulative, but he has his reasons. I can’t wait to see more of him in the next book.

So enough of my ramblings. I quite thoroughly enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. From the story, to the romance, to the action, to the redemption, and to the folklore. If you’ve read it I would love to hear what you have to say. Let’s start a conversation!

Until next time,

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About the AuthorSarah J. MaasSarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.