28 December 2016

Most Anticipated YA Releases for January 2017

So I did a little looking on Goodreads and found a couple of books being released next month and I thought I'd share a few that I thought would be worth reading.

P.S. Click the book covers for a link to Goodreads.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This book sounds interesting and different, almost along the same concept as A Court of Thorns and Roses (which I loved) so I thought it wouldn't hurt to read.

Scarlett’s sister is kidnapped and forced to be the prize of Caraval. A game of love, heartbreak and magic. Scarlett must find her sister and prevent the consequences of Caraval before the five nights of the game are over.

Poison's Kiss by Breanna Shields

I've never seen a book about Indian folklore and I'm curious, plus this sounds like it'll be a good read.

Marinda is visha kanya, a poison maiden who's kiss is lethal. She serves the Raja by killing his enemies with only her lips as the weapon. When she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to think he is capable of anything bad, she begins to wonder who she is really working for. In this fantastical and fast-paced adventure, Marinda must rebel against her fate and the people with power over her.

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

This just genuinely sounds like it would be a good read and I enjoy reading about people who have mental illnesses.

Adam is schizophrenic and he has found a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions, finally giving him a fresh start. Everything becomes possible and he meets Maya but when the miracle drug beings to fail, he will do anything to keep his illness a secret and be the great guy she thinks he is. Will he manage to keep it from Maya or ruin everything in the process?

But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure

So a while back, I read and reviewed another book by Estelle Laure called This Raging Light and really enjoyed it so I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

Eden wakes from a coma after surviving a near fatal accident and must reconnect to her life again. She forms an unlikely relationship with a boy named Joe who visits Jasmine, a girl also in a coma in the room next to Eden. Eden must also get through to Jasmine and save her, because she may be gone forever. Will she be brave enough to face a world she never knew was so big?

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Goblins and sacrifice? Yes please.

Liesl knows about the Goblins. Their the muse of her music and the topic of her childish fancies. When her sister is kidnapped by them, and she has to go the Underground to save her but a price has to be paid for her sisters freedom. She must become the Goblin King’s Bride. As the unlikely pair get closer, they must decide what it is that they must sacrifice, Liesl’s life, her music or the end of the world.

I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski

This reminds me a little of Stranger Things and I’m a sucker for mystery and creepy novels. I'm probably most excited about this novel, it just sounds so mysterious and dangerous.

After Winters father goes missing in the woods, she seeks the truth bout what happened and finds a young man travelling in the woods who seems to know something he shouldn’t. They work together to find out the truth behind the disappearance of travellers in the woods and discover that the wood is poisoned - and changing into something sinister.

8 December 2016


Quote Compendium: A Court of Thorns and Roses

The following are a compilation of some of the noteworthy lines and quotes from Sarah J. Maas' novel A Court of Thorns and Roses. I loved this novel and all my thoughts can be read here.
I have the Bloomsbury paperback edition with 416 pages. Let's go and beware of spoilers, you must read this great novel before you go on.

"The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice."
- chapter 1, pg 1

"Once I'd dreamed and breathed and thought in colour and light and shape."
- Feyre, chapter 1, pg 3

"The world was awash in hues of dark blue, interrupted only by shafts of buttery light escaping from the shuttered windows of our dilapidated cottage. It was like striding through a living painting - a fleeting moment of stillness, the blues swiftly shifting to solid darkness."
- chapter 2, pg 9

"We need hope, or else we cannot endure."
- chapter 2, pg 19

"I'd prefer not to wear that dress."
"And why not?" Lucien crooned.
It was Tamlin who answered for me. "Because killing us is easier in pants."
- Feyre, Lucien, Tamlin, chapter 7, pg 59

Tamlin straightened a bit and said, "You look...better than before."
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.
"And you hair is...clean."
- Tamlin, chapter 7, pg 60

"Has anyone ever taken care of you?" He asked quietly.
"No." I'd long since stopped feeling sorry for myself about it.
- Feyre, Tamlin, chapter 12, pg 110

"Because I wouldn't want to die alone," I said, and my voice wobbled as I looked at Tamlin again, forcing myself to meet his stare. "Because I'd want someone to hold my hand until the end, and awhile after that. That's something everyone deserves, human or faerie."
- Tamlin, Feyre, chapter 17, pg 153

"Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy."
- Tamlin, chapter 19, pg 172

"Your human joy fascinates me-the way you experience things, in your life span, so wildly and deeply and all at once, is... entrancing. I'm drawn to it, even when I know I shouldn't be, even when I try not to be."
- Tamlin, chapter 19, pg 172

"Magic-everything was magic, and it broke my heart."
- Feyre, chapter 23, pg 210

 "If I offer you the moon on a string, will you give me a kiss, too?"
- Tamlin, chapter 24, pg 215

"Do you lie awake at night to come up with all you witty replies for the following day?"
- Feyre, chapter 25, pg 222

"I was a loosened, a top whirling around and around, and I didn't know who I danced with or what they looked like, only that I had become the music and the fire and the night, and there was nothing that could slow me down."
- Feyre, chapter 25, pg 226

"I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world."
- Feyre, chapter 25, pg 228

"I love you," he whispered, and kissed my brow. "Thorns and all."
- Tamlin, chapter 27, pg 248

"I came to claim the one I love."
- Feyre, chapter 34, pg 297

"There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet, 
And those who kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.

At times I seem to favour the clever and the fair, 
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.

By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.

For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When  kill I do it slow..."
- Amarantha, chapter 35, pg 313

"He's playing a dangerous game, though," Lucien said, slipping out the door. "We all are."
- Lucien, chapter 39, page 353

"It took me a long time to realise that Rhysand, whether he knew it or not, had effectively kept me from shattering completely."
- Feyre, chapter 49, pg 369

"You can leave if you're going to insult me."
"But I'm so good at it."
- Feyre, Rhysand, chapter 42, pg 382

"When you healed my arm... You didn't have to bargain with me. You could have demanded every single week of the year." My brows knit together as he turned, already half-consumed by the dark. "Every single week, and I would have said yes." It wasn't entirely a question, but I needed an answer.
A half smile appeared on his sensuous lips. "I know," he said, and vanished."
- Feyre, Rhysand, chapter 43, pg  385

"As i lifted the ash dagger, something inside of me fractured so completely that there would be no hope of ever repairing it."
- Feyre, chapter 43, pg 392

"I love you," I said, and stabbed him.
- Feyre, chapter 43, pg 397

"But I gave myself again to that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn."
- Feyre, chapter 46, pg 312

"Why?" I asked.
He knew what I meant, and shrugged. "Because when the legends get written,  I didn't want to be remembered for standing on the sidelines. I want my future offspring to know that I was there, and that I fought against her at the end, even if I couldn't do anything useful."
I blinked, this time not at the brightness of the sun.
"Because," he went on, his eyes locked with mine, "I didn't want you to fight alone. Or die alone."
- Feyre, Rhysand, chapter 46, pg 413

"Everything I love has always had a tendency to be taken from me."
- Rhysand, chapter 46, pg 414

"Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don't feel anything at all."
- Rhysand, chapter 46, pg 414

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