Down the TBR hole #16

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Hello, Everyone! Hope you had a great week!


Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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  • Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic sounds very interesting! Ir’s actually going to be released on August 15th! I’m definitely interested in reading it. The premise reminds of glamours that the Lunars use in The Lunar Chronicles and I think that’s a really cool element.
  • Long may she Reign by Rhiannon Thomas this kind of concept is being used quite a lot and reading the synopsis didn’t really have me sold. Let me know if you read this and enjoyed it though! I never say never to trying it in the future.

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  • Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer is definitely going to stay on my TBR because I already own a copy and definitely plan on reading it because reading more about Iko definitely has me on board!
  • Flowers of Luna by Jennifer Linsky is a sapphic romance novel about a girl with a family who has quite a bad reputation and she goes to the moon to make a name for herself but she meets this woman and romance ensues.

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That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great reading month so far.

Down the TBR hole #15

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Hello, Everyone! Another week has gone by and here we are again. I hope you had a great week (with reading.).


Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is about a girl named Marin who leaves her life behind to start over in New York. Once her best friend who she hasn’t told why she left comes back to visit she has to confront everything that happened. Sounds very interesting and a lot of people have enjoyed this book. I’m definitely intrigued! It can stay.
  • We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson is a story where a boy got abducted by aliens when he was a teenager and they keep bringing up on their ship. I have to say I never heard of any premise like this before and now that I’ve read it, I want to read it.

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  • The Selection by Kiera Cass has me very intrigued and I have heard so many different things about it which makes me expect quite a few controversial aspects of it. I’m giving this a chance! It also features a competition which seems like a lot of fun.
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray is set in the 1920’s and that already has me sold! The idea of reading something that is set in the past seems so interesting! I’m keeping this. (Note: It gets harder and harder to choose what to keep and what not. The struggle is real here.)

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Have you read any of these? If yes, let me know what you thought of them.


 

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Down the TBR hole #13

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Hey, Everyone! I hope you’ve been having a great week! I hear a lot of people are at BEA or BookCon this week, so, if you did go, I hope you had fun!


Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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  • As I Descended by Robin Talley has a bisexual main character who’s in a relationship with a girl. I’m totally game for this! Even if I might not end up liking it as much, at least I gave it a chance for the representation in it.
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli will definitely stay on my TBR. I’ve recently read Becky’s other book The Upside of Unrequited which was released in April this year. I fell in love with her writing and how fun it is!

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  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I’m kinda torn about this because I tried getting into Fangirl but it didn’t really get me as much as I wanted to. But I think I’m gonna give this one a chance – see if it like it better than Fangirl.
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo has me sold on that synopsis alone! This sounds like such a cool story with diversity, lesbians, and fighting. It’s also written by a WOC Author.

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  • Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton sounds like a lot of fun (with a few tropes that are overused) and I’ve never read anything in a desert setting so this seems like a good place to start.
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes is staying on my TBR because a) I already own a copy of this book b) I love fantasy that involves Kingdoms and Magic, so this has me sold already. One of the characters names is Magnus which is kinda funny.

That’s it for this week! Let me know if you read any of these and whether you liked them or not!

 

Down the TBR Hole #12

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Hello, Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. My exam is over now (still waiting on results) and my last days at work are counting themselves. But here we are back with this meme that is so much fun! Swetlana has decided not to participate for a few weeks, so, you’re left with just me.


Every week I go through my TBR and decide which books to take off or keep. This meme is hosted by Lia over at imaginaryplacesonpaper. You should check out her blog!

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff has the coolest concept of a book I have ever seen. Actually, I’ve started reading this a while ago but didn’t continue yet but I’m definitely planning on finishing it, although I might have to start from the beginning because most of it got lost in my head.
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman gives me some serious Lunar Chronicles vibes based on the synopsis alone! I’ll be giving this a chance because I haven’t read much sci-fi yet and want to explore that genre a bit more.

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  • Assasin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers sounds interesting enough but like I mentioned in a previous post, there are so many similar books and I want to make room for others. Maybe someday I’ll pick it up but not anytime soon. Sorry!
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard has such a cool concept that plays with truth and lies and that alone has me sold already! A lot of people seemed to have enjoyed it a lot so, that’s always a given.

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  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera is about grief, coping with the loss of a loved one and self-discovery. Seeing as I already own a copy of this book, I would be damned if I took it off my TBR.
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is about Aaron who, despite having a girlfriend, finds himself falling for a guy. Things get complicated from there on. I’m game for any book with LGBT+ characters in them so I’m sold. I also want to explore the contemporary genre a bit more because I read a lot of fantasy.

That’s it for this week! Let me know if you read any of these and whether you enjoyed them or not!

Down The TBR Hole #11

Hey, my name is Swetlana and I completely forgot to write and post this yesterday. I feel like I haven’t really been writing posts lately and so I honestly just forgot all about this week’s TBR Take Down post! But I guess it’s better a day late than not at all, right? This weekly meme is hosted by Lia over at Lost In A Story! You should definitely check out her blog and see which books she’s gotten rid of over the weeks!

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Book #1: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Up first this week we have Strange The Dreamer and honestly, this story sounds a bit out there and I love it? I’ve seen so many people rave about this book and it was on countless anticipated releases lists too! And I know that a lot of people love Laini Taylor and that definitely makes me want to read this even more! This is staying on my TBR!

Book #2: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I swear, this week is made up mostly of books that are really beloved or the author is really beloved and obviously Furthermore fits that category too! So many people love Tahereh and from what I’ve seen, she seems like a pretty cool person (can we just mention her pregnancy announcement with Ransom Ricks? so cute.) and we’ve talked about this before. Whenever I like an author as a person I want to read their books too, so this is staying on my TBR as well!

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Book #3: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

I’ve read the first two books in this trilogy and I really enjoyed them which makes me want to read Frost Like Night too! And I don’t really like leaving series I enjoyed unfinished, so that might play into my decision too. That and the stunning covers. Looking at them all together results in the heart eyes emoji! This is staying on my TBR!

Book #4: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Oh, look! Another book by an author I find really awesome! Up next we have Red Rising and I recently talked about how I want to read this sometime this year and that feeling is still absolutely true! I’ve actually seen more people recently talk highly of this series, so that definitely has me more excited too! This is staying on my TBR as well!

Book #5: Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer

The last book on this week’s list is Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer! This features one of my favorite characters from The Lunar Chronicles: Iko! She was such a fun character to get to know and her interactions with the other characters were always so much fun! I can’t wait to get to this sometime soon – this is staying on my TBR!

I feel like this is the first time in eleven weeks that I am keeping all of the books on my TBR! I honestly didn’t even look at the synopsis for any of these books because I already knew that I really wanted to read them and they are all fairly recent additions to my TBR (about a year at most) which means that my interest in them is still fairly new!

Have you guys read any of these books? Which one should I get to next (after I read Lady Midnight, Lord Of Shadows and hopefully This Savage Song)? Please let me know in the comments below!

Down The TBR Hole #10

You might have seen this post pop up in your readers earlier and wondered what exactly went wrong as all that was published was the title. Well, I had scheduled this post weeks ago with the plan of writing it this weekend. But I have managed to completely ruin my sleeping schedule to the point of being up all night and sleeping the day away and in the middle of all that, I forgot all about writing this post! I’m really sorry about that! But here it is now!

One more thing before we get into this, we just want to thank all of you guys for taking the time to read our blog every day, leaving feedback and following us! We’ve just reached the 100 followers mark earlier this week and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you guys so much!

Now, let’s actually get into this post! Down The TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia over at Lost In A Story with the purpose of looking at a number of books on your TBR each week and decided which books get to stay and which have to go! This is my tenth week participating and I’m really happy with how my TBR has evolved ever since I started!

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Book #1: The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

I really like the sound of The Sword Of Summer and the fact that it connects reading to my love of what I’ve seen of Norse mythology in the Thor movies and since I’m super excited for the upcoming Thor: Ragnorak movie and this might be something to hold me over, this is going to stay on my TBR! People were also telling me I need to read a previous book of Rick Riordan’s that I had featured in a Down The TBR Hole post, so I’m definitely inclined to keep his books on my TBR! Question though: can I read this before any of his other books?

Book #2: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

From a quick look at the Goodreads page for The Lost Hero, it seems like characters from Rick’s Percy Jackson series pop up in here (if I remember correctly, Annabeth was a character in that one) which leads me to take this off my TBR until I’ve read the Percy Jackson and if I like it, I’ll put this back on.

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Book #3: The Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

There was a time when the synopsis for The Kiss Of Deception would’ve appealed to me, but it’s definitely not anymore. I’ve also heard pretty mixed things about this series and it only gets bigger with each book and I have commitment issues but and I also need to finish a series once I start it – especially if it’s complete already. So, because I don’t feel like committing to this at all, this is going off my TBR!

Book #4: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

I probably added Assassin’s Heart to my TBR when I was super excited about Celaena being an assassin and figured I need to read more books set in that world – but I don’t care about any of that anymore. This book is definitely going off my TBR!

Book #5: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

I only really added The Glittering Court to my TBR because I really enjoyed Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series before, but this book doesn’t sound interesting at all anymore. I’m sorry, Richelle! This is going off my TBR as well! 

Oh wow. Did I really just take all but one book off my TBR this week? Damn! But I feel like this is great. I’d rather have fewer books on TBR but have them all be books I’m really excited to read! And I feel like that’s definitely what my TBR is going to be by the end of this!

Have you guys read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Please let me know in the comments below!

And once again, thank you guys so much for being such great readers and friends! These past few months have been so much fun! Thank you!

Down The TBR Hole #9

Whenever I sit down to write the newest post in this little series I am always surprised how long I’ve been doing it! I mean, it’s been nine weeks since I started this! Nine. Time is just flying by! Down The TBR Hole is a weekly meme hosted by Lia over at Lost In A Story that is a lot of fun to do, so you guys should definitely join all of us already doing this!

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Book #1: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Okay, I am kind of undecided when it comes to Stolen Songbird. It’s apparently a Beauty & The Beast type of story and features trolls and a rebellion that is forming under the mountain these trolls live at and the main character Cecile is being taken to. And the reviews that I briefly looked at were mostly positive, so why can’t I decide what to do? Have any of you guys read this book? Was it good?

Book #2: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

I feel like Storm Siren sounds like too many books I’ve read before and so I’m not particularly interested in this story, so it’s going off my TBR!

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Book #3: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

The Bane Chronicles is the one book I already know is definitely going to stay on my TBR, I don’t even have to look at the Goodreads description or anything like that. I’ve been wanting to read this book for years now and since I’m currently in the middle of my Shadowhunters Chronicles re-read, I am sure I will get to this eventually!

Book #4: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Even though I originally put Wayfarer on my anticipated releases for January, Passenger actually doesn’t sound that interesting to me anymore? I know I read the synopsis back when I was writing the post, but my opinion must have changed since. This is going off my TBR!

Book #5: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Hmmm, I don’t think I’ll ever want to read All The Bright Places. It’s apparently a The Fault In Our Stars but featuring suicide. And while I did really enjoy TFIOS, I definitely don’t want or need a repeat type of story. I’ve also heard mixed things about this book, so it’s going off my TBR!

This week I was apparently in a ‘cutting down my TBR’ type of mood as I took 3 books off my TBR and I might take another one off depending on the feedback I get from you guys! So please, let me know if you’ve read Stolen Songbird before and what you thought about it!