Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7 Books Out 2017 That I Still Need To Read

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I am the self-proclaimed queen of lists (fight me) but since I started school, I haven’t had much time to be creative and come up with fun book-ish lists. I’ve also been staring at my TBR pile with guilt because so many amazing books have already come out in the year 2017 that I haven’t read it and I need to get ON TOP OF MY SHIT. SO. This list is an ode to those books. I’ll read them someday, y’all.

1. The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Honestly, this book has such a gorgeous cover and I am here for it. I NEED TO READ MY COPY, FFS *shakes fist at self*

2. The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

I didn’t know about The First Rule of Punk until later on in the year but it sounds like the cutest book in the world and who could resist that cute cover.

3. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen was one of my favorite books of 2016 and A Crown of Wishes one of my most anticipated for the year. So clearly, it makes complete sense that I still haven’t read this book yet (but yeah, I know I got to fix that.)

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The dumbest thing about me not having read this yet is that I bought someone a copy for a giveaway and got a copy for my birthday so WHY THE FUCK HAVEN’T I READ THIS AMAZING BOOK. Worry not, I am probably going to buddy read it with my prof who I am lending a copy to.

5. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I honestly cannot believe I haven’t read it even though I also own a copy of this.

6. The Valiant by Lesley Livington

If I had been on top of my game with this book, it would have been my Valentine’s day date but obviously I was not so alas. There was some hype surrounding this book but I am fan of some of the authors older books so I realllllly need to get my priorities for 2017 reading right.

7. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is clearly a book everyone needs in their life. In fact I need it so much in my life I have two copies but what is the POINT if I don’t read THE BOOK. *shakes fist at self*

 

What 2017 releases have you not read yet? Have you read any of these and want to peer-pressure me into reading one before the other? Let me knowwwww.

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

Posted by on 09/18/2017 • 3 Comments

Hey hey hey! A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares is an important book that addresses mental health/phobias so I decided to share some of my fears/nightmares with y’all. Things are about to get weirdly personal (but also a little silly because that’s just who I am so if you’re not into that, I say it’s time to close your browser or email and do something else.

A Semi-Definitive List of My 5 Worst Fears/Nightmares

1. When I was a kid, I developed an odd fear of heights that never went away. When I was a kid, it wasn’t that the height scared me but more that I would lose something or someone important to me. Now it’s both?

2. Dying alone. I know a lot of people will share this…

Fresh Batch (September 17th – 23rd)

Fresh Batch (September 17th – 23rd)

Posted by on 09/16/2017 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Jane, Unlimited Kristin Cashore Publication date: September 19th 2017by Kathy Dawson Books

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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who…

Superhero Beginnings: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Superhero Beginnings: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Posted by on 09/14/2017 • 4 Comments

I want this review to start on an honest note and I would like to admit that I haven’t read any of the Wonder Woman comics or watched the movie that recently came out (for reasons I am not going to dive into for the purposes of this review.) However, I’ve always been fascinated by her and when I found out that Leigh Bardugo was the one writing the Wonder Woman origin story for the D.C. Icons series, I knew it was TIME.

The reason I even bother mentioning all of that is because I know that I won’t be able to speak to whether or not Leigh Bardugo did Wonder Woman justice (although, I am sure she did.) However, I ~can~ speak to this as an origin story and…

Fresh Batch (September 10th – 16th)

Fresh Batch (September 10th – 16th)

Posted by on 09/09/2017 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Warcross Marie Lu Series: Warcross #1 Publication date: September 12th 2017by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young

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For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing…

An Exhilarating Journey: Warcross by Marie Lu

An Exhilarating Journey: Warcross by Marie Lu

Posted by on 09/07/2017 • 1 Comment

*exhales loudly*

Listen, this book is going to change everything. Are you a non-gamer and kinda wondering if this will really be your thing? The answer is YES. To be fair, I do play occasionally play multi-player Nintendo games with friends but, I am not a gamer and usually don’t have a long enough attention span to actually play anything on my own aside from Mario Kart. Warcross is amazing and has the ability to appeal to almost everyone (so it might not appeal to people who live under rocks and don’t know what books are *shrugs*)

The hype behind this book is INTENSE and honestly, that kind of hype is usually terrfiying to me and might even be terrifying to you but I read Legend by Marie Lu 6 years ago…

#PlayWarcross: My Dream Warcross Team

#PlayWarcross: My Dream Warcross Team

Posted by on 09/04/2017 • 0 Comments

Hello, hello friends. I’ve been sitting on this post for a while because life is hard but also because coming up with the perfect Warcross team is also hard. There are so many good characters to choose from for the individual roles but I really wanted to get together a team that would complement each other in terms of their personalities and help each other make up for their faults. SO. I PRESENT TO YOU:

THE RED HOT LONES

Team Captain: The captain has the most difficult task of leading a group of rag-tags so finding the person fit for the job requires a lot of thought and care. While there are many great people out there capable of being a leader, I went with Yelena from Poison Study because even…

Fresh Batch (September 3rd – 9th)

Fresh Batch (September 3rd – 9th)

Posted by on 09/02/2017 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera Publication date: September 5th 2017 by HarperTeen

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On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.