State of the ARC February and a look ahead to March

So again I didn’t do well. I think I only read one ARC? 🤦‍♀️

 

I’m going to really try again in March. But who knows. I’m in two constrictive challenges so it will depend on what I can read.

 

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Netgalley is still my biggest clog. I REALLY need to start reading some of their books.

 

Here is my goal for next month.

Of Fire and LionsThe DisastersPrince of Air and Darkness (The Darkest Court, #1)You'd Be MineDescendant of the CraneBrief Chronicle of Another Stupid HeartbreakMirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale (Twisted Tales #6)Belly UpThe Deepest BlueLucid (Lucid #1)Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology)SherwoodThe Tiger at Midnight

It’s a lot but I have faith in myself! 🙂

Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout

I just got approved for:

 

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)

Storm and Fury

(The Harbinger #1)

by

Jennifer L. Armentrout (Goodreads Author)

From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

I got it from Netgalley. Look for my review soon!

The Folk of the Air Book Tag

RULES:

  1. You must tag the original creator (Me, Xandra @ Starry Sky Books)
  2. Spoilers galore! You should probably read The Cruel Prince first! (You don’t really need to read The Wicked King, but that would be nice.)
  3. Answer all the questions.
  4. Try to tag at least 3 other bloggers.

 

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10

JudeA character who would probably kill you in your sleep.

*Since I’ve been reading the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter (series) by Laurell K. Hamilton lately I’m going to say either Raina or Gabriel. *

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6)

 

11

Cardan: A character who seems like a Bad Guy™ but is ultimately more complex than you thought.

The only character that comes to mind is Nova from Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

 

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Locke: A character (or plot twist) that made you want to throw the book.

I think the only one I can think of is The Cerulean by Amy Ewing? IDK. It’s been a pretty quiet reading year for me.

The Cerulean  (Untitled Duology #1)

 

12

Taryn: A character who deceived you.

Kaname from Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight, Vol. 1 (Vampire Knight, #1)

 

18

Vivi: A book that was significantly different from the others in its series.

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop. I know it’s technically a different series anyway but it was a lot more mystery and thriller than the other books in the same world.

Lake Silence (The world of the Others #1; The Others #6)

 

13

Valerian: A character who just needs to die (or, you know, stabbed).

Again Raina or Gabriel work well for me right now.

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4)

 

17

Oak: A smol™ character you would protect at all costs.

Definitely Nathaniel from the Anita Blake Series. Sorry I have that book on my mind. lol. Doing a re-read.

Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #10)

 

13

The Cruel Prince: A book that surprised you with a twist.

Outside

Outside

by

Sarah Ann Juckes (Goodreads Author)
The Proof of the Outside follows the story of Ele, who is held captive in a small room by a man known as ‘Him’. Ele is determined to prove there is a world Outside. And when she finds a hole in the wall, the proof starts leaking in. In this dark and compelling debut novel, Ele’s strong and heartbreakingly optimistic voice shines through, revealing an important lesson about the power of stories to save lives.

14

The Wicked King: A book you thought was better (or worse) than the first in the series.

The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)

The Lost Sisters

(The Folk of the Air #1.5)

by

Holly Black (Goodreads Author)
Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . . 

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.

15

The Queen of Nothing: A book you’re excited for, but know nothing about.

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

by

Adrienne Young (Goodreads Author)
An epic standalone novel set in the brutally stunning, viking inspired world that Adrienne Young crafted in her first novel, Sky In The Deep

 

Tagging: Mani – Audiobook Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer — Mani’s Book Corner

HawtMess  – Book Stop – Prism Cloud — All That Mess

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites – REVIEW: Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman — Bookwyrm Bites

State of the ARC January 2019 and a look ahead into February 2019

So I have already kind of covered my February 2019 ARCs but I didn’t do it properly and neglected to mention anything about January. So here it is.

 

I did badly. I only got 2 arcs done total and I needed to get like 15 done.

 

Here is the pie chart thing:

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As you can see more than half my pie is to read total. Another large chunk is Netgalley to Read and the other one is Edelweiss to read. No large portion for read. 😦

 

For Feb. I have many more ARCS that are due. Let’s see how I’ll do next month. Wish me luck!

FEBRUARY TBR AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS.

I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS I NEED TO READ IN FEBRUARY. MANY ARE OVERDUE OR DUE ARCS. SOME ARE BOOKS THAT ARE JUST COMING OUT.

 

OVERDUE ARCS: (EDELWEISS)

The Disasters DUE DEC 18 OOPS. :S

Evermore (Everless) DUE DEC 31 OOPS :/

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) DUE JAN 8

Fearless (Eye of the Beholder Book 2) DUE JAN 15TH

Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1) DUE JAN 22

 

DUE ARCS: EDELWEISS

Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen Book 2) THE DATE CHANGED ON THIS I HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO REVIEW IT! GAH!

Stolen Time (Dark Stars, #1)

A Danger to Herself and Others

The Antidote

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) ALL DUE THE 5TH. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF. BUT THE COVERS AND PLOTS ARE SO GOOD!!!

The Blood Spell (Ravenspire, #4) DUE THE 12

We Set the Dark on Fire  DUE THE 26TH

THESE ARE MARCH BOOKS I’M HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON

The Last 8

The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch Book 3)

To Best the Boys

The Queen’s Resistance (The Queen’s Rising, Book 2)

Bloodleaf (Bloodlead #1)

Opposite of Always

Sherwood

 

 

NOW ON TO NETGALLEY. OMG. SO MANY ALREADY. JUST A NOTE I TEND TO READ ABOUT 15 BOOKS A MONTH. :/

PAST DUE:

Binding Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 3) DUE DEC 20TH

Lipstick Voodoo (Kincaid Strange, #2) DUE JAN 8TH

All the Lonely People DUE JAN 10TH

 

DUE IN FEB:

Diamond Heart (Cherrywood Grove #2) FEB 4TH

The Warrior Maiden (Hagenheim, #9) FEB 5TH

The Ruin of Kings (The Godslayer Cycle, #1) FEB 5TH

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3) FEB 12TH

Crown of Feathers FEB 12TH

The Stone's Heart (The Queen's Wing #2) FEB 19TH

The Orphanage of Gods FEB 21ST

Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1) FEB 21ST

 

HOPING TO GET A HEAD START ON

The Everlasting Rose (The Belles, #2)

 

JUST BOOKS THAT ARE COMING OUT I WANT TO READ. DONE WITH ARCS FOR NOW. LOL.

The Queen of Cursed Things (The Sundolian Empire Book 1)Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)The Deceivers (Vale Hall, #1)Dark of the West (Glass Alliance)EnchantéeOn the Come Upヴァンパイア騎士 memories 4 (Vampire Knight: Memories, #4)You Can't HideRude: There Is No Such Thing as Over-SharingThe Triumphant (Valiant, #3)The Great Unknowable EndGates of Stone (A Lord of the Islands Novel Book 1)Mist, Metal, and Ash (Ink, Iron, and Glass)The DysastersWarrior of the WildFour Dead Queens

5 Star ARC Review. Thanks, Netgalley UK!

wild magic

Wildness is a kind of magic

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of The Immortals series, featuring an updated cover – perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack . . . it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his apprentice.

Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years – but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of The Immortals series, featuring an updated cover – perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

 

So first I should mention that this is a re-read for me. It’s by my favorite author Tamora Pierce! (Go Tamora). I think I have read this at least 5 times? I can’t even remember. I tried to make it simplistic as I didn’t want to spoil anything for first -time readers.

 

REVIEW

Okay so first of all, a great re-read for me. I love Daine!

Of all the powers in the Tortall Universe, I love Daine’s the most. I love that she can communicate with animals!

There was a lot happening in this book. I don’t want to get too spoilery but it made my heart pound in excitement, fear, and joy.

I love how Daine has made her own home and her own family with some lovely and familiar characters. The last bit where Daine says she goes from no home to too many is just key!

 

 

 

 

Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes Review

First I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book and also to apologize for it being late.

Now on to the review.

This book ultimately was a three star for me. I found some issues with the formatting which was probably because it was an ARC. Also, it was a bit confusing.

I like Ele. I found her story inspiring and sad. It took me a really long time to figure out who the others were. I won’t explain who they are as I’m trying for spoiler free but it’s ultimately sad and awe-inspiring.

Jack was a big surprise and also a sad part of the story. I wonder what other talk is? There own made-up language?

Willow first is a weird name for a boy but that’s a side personal note. I prefer the Will his dad called him. I felt bad for Will and his dad too. Both had their own burdens as well. But they took care of Ele well considering.

Also, I was very confused why neither took action when they found Ele? That doesn’t make sense to me.