Windwitch | Waiting on Wednesday [#30]


Waiting on WednesdayHey 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!


Author: Susan Dennard
Series: The Witchlands #2
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: January 10th 2017


WindwitchSometimes our enemies become our only allies

The Windwitch Prince Merik is presumed dead, following a lethal explosion. He’s left scarred but alive and determined to expose his sister’s treachery. Yet on reaching the royal capital, he’s shocked to find it crowded with refugees fleeing conflict. Merik haunts the streets, fighting for the weak. This leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

Hunted by the Cleaved, Iseult is struggling to stay free while she searches for her friend Safi. When the Bloodwitch Aeduan corners Iseult first, she offers him a deal: she’ll return what was stolen from him, if he locates the Truthwitch. Yet unknown to Iseult, there’s a bounty on her head – and Aeduan intends to claim it.

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. They find themselves amongst pirates, where a misstep could mean death. And the bandits’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

Why I’m Waiting

I have been anticipating this sequel for a couple reasons. One being that it is right up my alley of interests in YA fantasy! Two, I want to binge read Truthwitch and Windwitch together… so I need this now!

P.S. Susan Dennard is the author of Something Strange and Deadly Series!

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

Until next time,





Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | August 1 – August 14


Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of August 8 – August 14. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!


The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon

Published by Entangled: Crush

August 22nd 2016

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.

The Boyfriend BetZoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She’s shocked—and secretly thrilled—when they start spending more time together. Non-exclusively, of course, but that doesn’t mean Zoe can’t change his mind, one PDA and after-school detention at a time.

Zoe’s brother claims Grant is trying to make her his “Ringer,” an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her. Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he’s lying but Grant swears he isn’t trying to trick her. Still, that doesn’t mean Grant is the commitment type—even if winning a bet is on the line.

The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers (Before Forever #1)

Published by Entangled TEEN

August 22nd 2016

The Summer Before ForeverSome boys break your heart. Others teach you how to heal it.

Chloe Stone’s life is a hot mess. Determined to stop being so freaking skittish, she packs up her quasi-famous best friend and heads to Florida. The goal? Complete the summer bucket list to end all bucket lists. The problem? Her hot soon-to-be stepbrother, Landon Jacobs.

Landon’s mom will throttle him if he even looks at his future stepsister the wrong way. Problem is, Chloe is everything he didn’t know he wanted, and that’s…inconvenient. Watching her tear it up on a karaoke stage, stand up to his asshole friend, and rock her first string bikini destroys his sanity.

But there’s more than their future family on the line. Landon is hiding something—something he knows will change how she feels about him—and she’s hiding something from him, too. And when the secrets come out, there’s a good chance neither will look at the other the same way again…

Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy

Published by Entangled Crush

August 22nd 2016

Daring the Bad BoyTruth or Dare was never this much fun…

Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on über-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out.

Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle.

Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions…but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth.

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

March 14th 2017

The Heartbeats of Wing JonesWing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not.

Until the night everything changes when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. She is tormented at school for Marcus’s mistake, haunted at home by her mother and grandmothers’ grief. In addition to all this, Wing is scared that the bank is going to repossess her home because her family can’t afford Marcus’s mounting medical bills.

Every night, unable to sleep, Wing finds herself sneaking out to go to the school’s empty track. When Aaron, Marcus’s best friend, sees her running one night, he recognizes that her speed, skill, and agility could get her spot on the track team. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. Wing can’t pass up the opportunity to train with her longtime crush and to help her struggling family, but can she handle being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight?

Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Published by Amulet Books

March 7th 2017

Done Dirt CheapTourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion.

When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club—and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.


Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Published by Razorbill

February 7th 2017

Empress of a Thousand SkiesEmpress
Rhee, better known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a holo-vision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.

With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

Infinity by Jus Accardo (The Infinity Divisions #1)

Published by Entangled: Teen

November 1st 2016

InfinityJump dimensions. Find the bad guy. Don’t fall in love.

Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away? That’s taking it a step too far.

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #1)

Published by Tor

January 12th 2017

TruthwitchIn a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.


Vigilante by Kady Cross

Published by Harlequin Teen

March 28th 2017

VigilanteA brutally honest, uncompromising story about a teen girl who decides to take matters into her own hands.

It’s senior year, and Hadley and her best friend, Magda, should be starting the year together. Instead, Magda is dead and Hadley is alone. Raped at a party the year before and humiliated, Magda was driven to take her own life and Hadley is forced to see her friend’s attackers in the classroom every day. Devastated, enraged and needing an outlet for her grief, Hadley decides to get a little justice of her own.

Donning a pink ski mask and fueled by anger, Hadley goes after each of the guys one by one, planning to strip them of their dignity and social status the way they did to Magda. As the legend of the pink-masked Vigilante begins to take on a life of its own, Hadley’s revenge takes a turn for the dangerous. Could her need for vengeance lead her down a path she can’t turn back from?

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


Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | May 2 – May 8


Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of May 2 – May 8. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!


Windwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard

Published by TorTeen

January 3rd 2017

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

Windwitch continues the tale begun in Truthwitch, with a focus on Merik–cunning privateer, prince, windwitch, and reader favorite.

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco

Published by Sourcebooks Fire

March 1st 2017

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.


Carve the Mark

Carve the Mark (Untitled Duology #1) by Veronica Roth

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

January 17th 2017

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?


Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

October 4th 2016

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

The Deviants by C.J. Skuse

Published by MIRA Ink

September 22nd 2016

When underdog Corey is bullied, five former best friends are brought back together, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them. But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?

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

The Alphabet Book Tag | Books at Dawn


Hey guys!

I was tagged by Sara from Freadom Library to do The Alphabet Book Tag! Thanks for the tag Sara. And if you haven’t checked out her blog, please do me a favor and do that now! One of my favorite book bloggers!

The Rules:

Pick a book that is on your shelf or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the Alphabet. The idea is to use books that you have either read or that are on your TBR list.

The books that are underlined are books that I have read and the rest are books that are on my TBR. I tried to pick books that I love and enjoyed that I haven’t talked about much on my blog or TBR books that I am dying to pick up soon.

SO let’s get started!

A is for…

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

B is for…

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

C is for…

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

D is for…

Demon King, The by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King

E is for…

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

F is for…

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides

G is for…

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword

H is for…

Hunger Games, The by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

I is for…

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

J is for…

Joyride by Anna Banks


K is for…

Kiss of Deception, The by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception

L is for…

Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

Lark Rising

M is for…

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star

N is for…

Night Circus, The by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

O is for…

Orphan Queen, The by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen

P is for…

Prodigy by Marie Lu


Q is for…

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows

R is for…

Raven Boys, The by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys

S is for…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

T is for…

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


U is for…

Unhinged by A.G. Howard


V is for…

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

W is for…

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We Are the Ants

X is for…

I have no clue….

Y is for…

Young Elites, The by Marie Lu

The Young Elites

Z is for…

Zeroes by Scott Westerfield



Joey | Jenna Laashan & Trang | Deanna | Lois | Nick | JM | Becca | Amanda

Until next time,

Sig 6

The Hype is Too Much (Freebie) | Top 10 Tuesday [24]

Top 10 Tuesday

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie).

This week’s topic is a freebie where we get to choose our own topic. I have decided to talk about the books I feel are receiving too much hype. Now hype can either be a good thing or a negative thing. For me when a book is too hyped it turns me off from reading it right away. Some examples of this would be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I didn’t read Red Queen until 6 months after its release when the hyped died down, and I still have yet to read Winter the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.

What is your take on the subject? And here are the 10 books that are receiving too much hype for 2016!

10. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen

9. A Gathering Darkness by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows

8. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game

7. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


6. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King

5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword

4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury

3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer


2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie). Do you agree with my choices? What books coming out in 2016 do you think are receiving too much hype?

Until next time,

Sig New

Anticipated January 2016 Releases


Hey guys!

Every month I post the books that I’m most excited about that are going to be released. For January I’m bringing you five exciting releases. Let’s check them out:

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

TruthwitchIn the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

Passengerpassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

The Impostor QueenSixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Release Date: January 19th, 2016

Sword and VerseRaisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Release Date: January 19th, 2016

We Are the AntsHenry Denton doesn’t know why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

Since the suicide of his boyfriend, Jesse, Henry has been adrift. He’s become estranged from his best friend, started hooking up with his sworn enemy, and his family is oblivious to everything that’s going on around them. As far as Henry is concerned, a world without Jesse is a world he isn’t sure is worth saving. Until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.

Let me know if you guys are looking forward to any of these books this month! I really can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Until next time,

Sig 2

December & Christmas Book Haul | Books at Dawn

Book Haul

Hey guys!

What a crazy holiday I just had. I bought/received so many books I don’t know when I’m going to read all of them! With a total of 16 books over the span of one month, I think I went a little over board.

I am not putting myself on a mini book buying ban… at least until my next pay check that is!

December 2015

Frozen Tides

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Published by Razorbill

Released December 15th 2015

Series: Falling Kingdoms #4


Purchased From Indigo Books


PassengerPassenger by Alexandra Bracken

Published by Disney-Hyperion

Released January 5th 2016

Series: Passenger #1


Purchased From Indigo Books


You Me and HimYou Me and Him by Kris Dinnison

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers

Released July 7th 2015

Series: Standalone


Purchased From Indigo Books


The Assassin's BladeThe Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury Children

Released March 4th 2014

Series: Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5


Purchased From Indigo Books

Shatter MeShatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins

Released November 15th 2011

Series: Shatter Me #1


Purchased From Indigo Books


TruthwitchTruthwitch by Susan Dennard

Published by Tor Teen

Released January 5th 2016

Series: Truthwitch #1


Purchased From Indigo Books

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Published by HarperCollins

Released April 16th 2007

Series: Vampire Academy #1-6


Purchased From BMV Used Books

Christmas 2015

Legacy of KingsLegacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Published by Harlequin Teen

Released August 18th 2015

Series: Blood of Gods and Royals #1


Gift From My Mom


The Orphan QueenThe Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Released March 10th 2015

Series: The Orphan Queen #1


Gift From My Mom

Ice Like FireIce Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Published by Balzer + Bray

Released October 13th 2015

Series: Snow Like Ashes #2


Gift From My Dad


The Wrath and the DawnThe Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Released May 12th 2015

Series: The Wrath & The Dawn #1


Gift From My Dad

Until next time,

Sig New