Top 10 Favorite Books of 2016

The end of the year is near! Now it’s time for one of my favorite (and least favorite) post of the year: top favorite books.

I have honestly read so many great books this year, but here are ten of my absolute favorites! Not counting rereads of course because then it’d just all be Percy Jackson.

1 ) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Did I surprise you? Probably not. Lady Midnight was so, so amazing. I wish I could be more original, but I am complete and utter shadowhunter trash and not even remotely ashamed of it. Still, the character were absolutely wonderful in this one. Cassie has grown so much as a writer and I’m oh so proud of her.

“When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins.”

2) A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Another thing that I am; complete and utter Kell Maresh trash. I would go to the ends of the world for him. I love him, and I loved this wonderfully, magical book. Victoria is a brilliant author and this world she has created is so intricately beautiful. I want to live in Red London. I will never stop recommending this series, so if you haven’t picked up a Victoria Schwab novel yet, please go do it!

“Kell would say it was impossible. What a useless word, in a world with magic.”

3 ) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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If someone were to ask me to define “perfection” I would shove this book into their face. If I had to recommend one contemporary book for someone to read, Aristotle and Dante would be it. This book deserves all of the stars in the universe, and if you haven’t read it yet, I don’t know how else to convince you.

“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.”

4 ) Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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I wasn’t sure about this book going into it, but man is it one of the cutest contemporary novels I’ve ever read. I loved it. The main character Simon is hilarious and so are his friends. The romance is so adorable, I fell in love with Simon’s relationship with Blue. This book made me realize how little LGBT novels I read and how I want to read more.

“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”

5 ) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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Two words: SEAN. KENDRICK. I love that boy and I love Puck. Their relationship was super cute, but most of all their relationship with their horses had me tearing up a bit. This was my first Maggie Stiefvater book and it did not disappoint! The writing is beautiful and magical. It’s no question that Stiefvater is a fantastic writer. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books.

“There are moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you think you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and it’s not often they turn out to be the same moment.”

6 ) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Another great fantasy novel with amazing characters! I love Shazi, she’s stubborn and fierce, but never did I find her too annoying. And Khalid, don’t even get me started on him. He is just so *swoons*

“My soul sees its equal in you.”

7 ) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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I don’t think this book will be a book for everyone. There isn’t much of a plot per say, but I completely related and fell for the main character; Emily. We have a lot in common and that’s why Since You’ve Been Gone is on my all time favorites list. It’s a beautiful coming-of-age story with wonderful characters. Emily, Frank, Dawn, and Collins, they were all so great. I had a lot of fun with this book, words can’t even begin to describe how much I loved it.

“Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.
The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.
And real friends never have to tell you that they’re your friends.”

8 ) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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THIS BOOK IS THE CUTEST THING EVER. Have I said that a lot? Well, I abosolutely fell in love with this story. I think Rainbow Rowell’s blurb is perfect, it is full of humor and heart. It was funny, I was smiling at practically every page, but it was also mysterious and a little sad. The ending had me wishing for more. Definitely recommend this wonderful graphic novel! I love Noelle Stevenson’s art style.

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9 ) Angelfall by Susan Ee

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RAFFE! I’ve always had such a bad streak with paranormal novels about angels (*blatantly throws shade at Halo*), but oh my freaking god did I love this entire trilogy. Penryn was an amazing main character, tough and flawed. I loved her complex relationship with her family and I absolutely loved her and Raffe’s relationship. 10/10 would recommend! It’s a paranormal story that did not disappoint.

“I never thought about it before, but I’m proud to be human. We’re ever so flawed. We’re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I’m proud to be a Daughter of Man.”

10 ) Eona by Alison Goodman

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Together Eon and Eona were both so good, Alison Goodman sure can tell an amazing story. It was complex and well written and had such an amazing cast of complex and flawed characters. I loved Eona and not even a little ashamed to say Lord Ido. It was one heck of an amazing ride. I recommend these books to any fellow fantasy and dragon lover.

“Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women.”

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You know what the best part about my list is? Most of these books weren’t even released in 2016. It seems like I’m always behind, but oh well!

I’d love to hear some of your favorite books of the year! I’m making it easy, you can choose more than one. 😉

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Contemporary Book Boyfriends | Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ❤

I absolutely love Valentine’s Day, I love the cute couples, I love the flowers, the stuffed animals, and most of all, I love the day after when all the chocolate is on sale. I just think Valentine’s Day is the sweetest and most cutest holiday ever. 

There’s always a huge stereotype that every single person must hate Valentine’s Day, but I’m living proof that it’s completely wrong!

If you are however, not doing any crazy stuff on Valentine’s Day, or if you’re single like me and are planning on spending your day with a cutesy contemporary romance novel that just tugs on your heartstrings then you’ve come to the right place!

I’m certain I can help introduce you to a wonderful new fictional boyfriend and maybe even a new favorite book/author!

1 ) Rainbow Rowell 

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One can never go wrong with a Rainbow Rowell novel on Valentine’s Day. Rainbow writes up some of the best fictional boyfriends ever. My personal favorite is Levi from her novel Fangirl (which I recommend 100%), but Baz, Park, and Lincoln are super adorable too! I’ve loved all of Rainbow’s books, she has such a way with words and is really great at writing real and relatable characters. I definitely recommend her novels, they’re brilliant, real and so, so cute!

2 ) Stephanie Perkins

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I’ve only read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, but I absolutely loved it! Etienne St. Clair is the love of my life, why oh why isn’t he real? I’m positive her companion novels Lola and Isla are amazing as well! Anna and the French Kiss was just such a fun and cute book! It was a very feel-good type of novel, I was grinning at every page and I just never wanted it to end. A perfect contemporary novel for anyone’s Valentine’s day. ❤

3 ) Jenny Han

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Peter K. Peter freaking Kavinsky. Gosh, I love him. I love him and I love John Ambrose McClaren so, so much. Jenny Han has written two funny, amazing and extremely cute book boyfriends. I would totally date John Ambrose McClaren if he was real.  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Love You are great reads for Valentine’s Day. They’re both hilariously cute and quick reads with awesome family dynamics. Jenny Han has also written other contemporary novels that I haven’t read yet, but they’re on my TBR!

4 ) Colleen Hoover

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If you’re looking for something away from the YA genre, Colleen Hoover is definitely the way to go! I love, love, love her books so much! My favorite book boyfriend from her is definitely Miles Archer from Ugly Love. He is such a precious little cinnamon roll. I haven’t read all of her novels yet, but I’ve absolutely loved everyone I’ve read by her so far. I definitely recommend any of her novels to read for Valentine’s Day (or any day, trust me they’re amazing)! Her book boyfriends are the sweetest, cutest things ever!

I plan on spending my Valentine’s Day with all of my wonderful book boyfriends because fictional boyfriends are the best boyfriends! No matter what you’re doing, I hope you all have a fantastic Valentine’s Day! Eat lots of chocolate and read lots of books! ❤

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
Sally

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Book Bucket List | 2016

Book Bucket List for 2016!

For anyone who has been around long enough, you’ll know I did a book bucket list for 2015 (which you can check out here if you haven’t). You’ll notice how I failed miserably. I ended up only finished 2 series and getting halfway through another, which was 12 books in total out of the 58 books on my list. Granted 58 is a lot of books, I didn’t think I’d get to all of them, but I was hoping I’d get through at least a third of them.

Trying not to put myself down at the start of the year already. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to calm down and stress myself out less. That’s why my reading challenge goal this year is a smaller number and 100 like I originally planned.

But anyway, here is my Book Bucket List for 2016! You’ll see some repeats from last year, but there are also some new ones too! Feel free to leave your Book Bucket List down in the comments! ❤

1 ) The Fiery Heart, Silver Shadows, The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

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Genre: Paranormal
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Blood doesn’t lie…

Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning.

I am so going to finish you this year!

2 ) Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
(The Assassin’s BladeThrone of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows)

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Genre: Fantasy
Uncompleted series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is CelaenaSardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena‘s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

THIS YEAR GUYS. THIS YEAR. I am going to read this series this year even if it’s the last thing I do!

*one year later*

Guys, I can explain…

I’m kidding, it’s going to happen.

3 ) The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks
(Of Poseidon, Of Triton, Of Neptune

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Genre: Paranormal
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…

4 ) The Penryn & the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee
(AngelfallWorld AfterEnd of Days)

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Genre: Paranormal
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

5 ) Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
(Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me)

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Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

I have a curse
I have a gift
I am a monster
I’m more than human
My touch is lethal
My touch is power
I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

6 ) The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
(Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising)

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Genre: Fantasy
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

7 ) Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo
(Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom)

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Genre: Fantasy
Uncompleted series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

8 ) The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass
(The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir, The Crown

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Genre: Science Fiction
Uncompleted series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

9 ) Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

10 ) The Wrath and the Dawn series by Renee Ahdieh
(The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger)

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Genre: Retelling
Uncompleted series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

11 ) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

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Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket — a gifted inventor — steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

12 ) Eon duology by Alison Goodman
(Eon, Eona)

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Genre: Fantasy
Completed series

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

She has a powerful secret… with deadly consequences.
For years, Eon’s life has been focused on magical study and sword-work, with one goal: that he be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.
But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.
When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic… and her life.

13 ) Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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Top 16 Most Anticipated Reads for 2016

Top 16 Most Anticipated Reads for 2016

1 ) Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 5th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

passage, 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

2 ) The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman

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Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: January 26th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

3 ) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 2nd 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

4 ) Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5, 0.6, 1.5, 3.1, 3.6) by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: February 2nd 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

The enchantment continues….
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

5 ) Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: February 9th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

(Important Note: Above is a synopsis of Red Queen to avoid spoilers since Glass Sword is the sequel)

6 ) A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped.

(Important Note: Above is a synopsis of A Darker Shade of Magic to avoid spoilers since A Gather of Shadows is the sequel)

7 ) The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: April 5th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Courttells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands.

8 ) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: March 8th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

9 ) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: May 3rd 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

(Important Note: Above is a synopsis of A Court of Thorns and Roses to avoid spoilers since A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel)

10 ) The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

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Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Release Date: May 3rd 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

(Important Note: Above is a synopsis of The Wrath and the Dawn to avoid spoilers since The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel)

11 ) The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey

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Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: May 24th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

12 ) This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: June 7th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.
When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.

13 ) Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins (Editor)

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Genre: Contemporary 
Release Date: June 14th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

14 ) A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: August 30th 2016

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Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

(Important Note: Above is a synopsis of An Ember in the Ashes to avoid spoilers since A Torch Against the Night is the sequel)

15 ) Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: August 30th 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit—and with a liar by her side in land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

16 ) Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Release Date: November 8th, 2016

Synopsis:
(from Goodreads)

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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Top 15 Favorite Books of 2015

Top 15 Favorite Books of 2015

A list of my fifteen favorite reads of the read! I had a hard time choosing on fifteen when I’ve read so many good books this year. I had to do a ton of thinking and I still feel a bit guilty for not featuring some of the other amazing books I read this year. Anyways, the list is in no particular order, I do leave my rating though! Feel free to comment your favorites too! I hope you like my list. 🙂

1 ) Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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2 ) Undivided (Unwind #4) by Neal Shusterman
★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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3 ) Half the World (Shattered Sea #2) by Joe Abercrombie
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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4 ) Slammed by Colleen Hoover
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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5 ) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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6 ) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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7 ) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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8 ) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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9 ) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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10 ) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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11 ) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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12 ) I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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13 ) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
★★★★½ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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14 ) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
★★★★★
(5 out of 5 stars)

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15 ) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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Top 15 Most Anticipated Reads for 2015

1) Never Never and Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 7th, 2015
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Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

2) The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

3) I Was Here by Gayle Forman

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Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: January 27th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads

Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.
 
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question. 
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.

4) Fairest by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

5) The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

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Genre: Paranormal
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015

6) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

7) The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…
It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.
Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

8) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London – but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.

9) The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

After a year at the king’s palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!
Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.
As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen’s interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.
Fans of Shannon Hale won’t want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, award-winning series.

10) Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

11) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

12) The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
– find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
– need a liver transplant
– drive his car into a house
Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
– well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.
For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.
And Alice is caught in the middle.
Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this return to the world of My Life Next Door is a story about failing first, trying again, and having to decide whether to risk it all once more.

13) The Last Star by Rick Yancey

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Genre: Science Fiction
Expected publication: August, 2015

14) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

15) Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

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Genre: Fantasy
Expected publication: March, 2016

Synopsis:
(from GoodReads)

Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare was actually moved to March 2016 instead of 2015 but I added it anyways because I’m still in denial over that. These are my top 15 most anticipated reads of 2015! Some of the books have already come out, but I can’t wait to get the rest of them into my hands and onto my bookshelf. What books are you most looking forward to this year? Comment below! Happy reading everyone!

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Top 10 Favorite Books of 2014

I read about 65 books in 2014 and out of those 65 books I picked out 10 of my favorites in no particular order. These are just my opinions and most of them (but not all) aren’t even in my all time favorites list. I hope you enjoy them, feel free to leave your 2014 favorite books in the comments!

1) Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

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2) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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3) Just One Day by Gayle Forman

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4) City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

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5) Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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6) Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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7) The Giver by Lois Lowry

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8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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9) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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10) The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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That’s it for favorites this year! This is my last post for 2014, which makes me really sad, I always get really emotional around New Year’s for some reason. 2014 has really changed me as a person and as a reader. I’ve had a blast this year and I can’t wait for 2015 and the new adventures and books that will come along with it. I hope you guys stick around, not just for 2015 but for however long I’m doing this blog. I love you guys ❤

Goodbye 2014, thank you so much for the memories. Hello 2015, nice to meet you.

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