2020 Anticipated Reads!

I wanted to do a post about the books I really want to read that are releasing in 2020 and then, in 2021, I want to look back and see if I actually read them.

This list has a lot of well known authors and I’m not too worried about that as my Fairyloot box gives me a lot of new to me authors to read (love discovering new authors that make me want more!)

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff

Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

What are your anticipated reads for 2020?

๐ŸŽง Review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

 

Title: Beyond the Shadowed Earth

Series: Beneath the Haunting Sea #2

Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer

It has always been Edaโ€™s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, sheโ€™s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.

Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that heโ€™s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.

Set in the same universe as Joannaโ€™s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, Beyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.

I am loving this author so when I saw this book I dived straight in (well, to audio!)

Unforts I spent the majority of the book hating the main character, Eda. She was childlike and really self centred. It got right on my wick! I will admit for the last part of the book I did warm to her a little bit but I felt sorry for her!

I love this authors writing style though, its just so, oh what’s the word….beautiful, haunting…….The world building was thought out and described perfectly and the political intrigue was fascinating and the story was great but it didn’t quite grab me because of Eda.

Top 5 Tuesday: my book-ish habits

 

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

 

Theme = Book-ish Habits

 

Page Count ๐Ÿ“–

I must know the page count. It’s like an obsession! And nothing frustrates me more than an ebook on Amazon that doesn’t have the page count!

 

Notebook ๐Ÿ“

I have to write down all the books I own in a notebook, old skool style! Even though I also add them to my Goodreads shelf! And then I cross them out in the notebook once read!

 

Book Shelf ๐Ÿ“š

My book shelves must be in a specific order. Read and Unread. I cannot have them out of place and woe betide if my son moves one to the wrong place!!!!

 

Reading place ๐Ÿ 

I can only seem to read at home and enjoy it. I try and read books waiting for appointments, on the bus etc but I just don’t get the feeling of enjoyment!!!

 

Bookmarks ๐Ÿ”–

Even though I own 3685336853357 bookmarks, I dont use them. I just remember the page number I am on!

 

What are your book-ish habits?

Books I NEED in March!

I’m not sure I quite believe it myself but there are only 2.

I thought to myself that just 2 couldn’t be right!!! But it is! I even checked the Goodreads and Book Bird pages twice for March releases!

Kingdom of Back Marie Lu

Crescent City Sarah J Maas

I did get an arc of Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco from Fairyloot so I would’ve bought that if I didn’t get the arc!

 

What books do you want to get that are releasing in March?

Romance Week: My Favourite Couples….

 

Love is in the air…..well it is in books!

For Romance Week I thought putting out there who my favourite couples are was a great idea!

Cue lots of reminiscing about books.

*5 hours later*

Cue battling myself over which couples to choose.

***Also note that Hermione and Ron are not on here because SHE SHOULD’VE ENDED UP WITH VIKTOR!!!!***


Feyre and Rhys (A Court of series by Sarah J Maas)

I mean this wouldn’t have been my faves list unless they were on it. They are EVERYTHING!!


Dax Lahn and Circe (Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley)

Although they had a very weird start (traumatic for Circe!) they found their way and grew from strength to strength and wormed their way into my heart!


Nina and Mathias (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo)

I still can’t talk about it though *insert sobs*


Eddie and Jet (Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley)

The Rock Chicks series is one I reread all the time and of all the Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch, these 2 are my faves!

Romance Week: Upcoming Romances I Want!

 

Carrying on with all the love stuff!!!

The genres I read couldn’t be further apart. I love YA fantasy but I also love reading romance, the darker the better!

Most of the romance books I read are indie published and sometimes they are sprung on you so these are the ones I know about as I have searched the pre order links. I’m sure there are many more I want but dont know about them yet!

Stone Princess by Devney Perry (May)


 

Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley (May)


 

Wild Fire by Kristen Ashley (September)


 

Do you read romance?

Which books are you looking forward to?

Romance Week: My Favourite Romance Books!

 

Just going to jump straight in and tell you about my favourite romance books (I have many but these are stand out ones!)

 

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Unconventional I know. But I love Lou and Reid, they are what the world needs!


 

Dragons Lair by Chantal Fernando

Accidental pregnancy…..from a one nighter with a biker. A President no less. It’s all fun and games!!!


 

Pucked series by Helena Hunting

Oh jeez. Now where can I start with this hockey series? You just need it. It’s a roll around the floor laughing series…and the best of it? Randy Ballistic. Yes my favourite character, Randy Balls features heavily!

 


 

Cash’s Fight by Jamie Begley

When I have a slumpy time this book comes out and jump starts me into action. The Last Riders is an MC series and ypu would need to start from book 1 but this book is my favourite. Cash and his pregnancy excuses rule my life!


 

Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde

You need to read it. But you need to remember that Ruger is MINE!


 

What are some of your romance faves?

Fairyloot Unboxing: January 2020 – Moon and Stars

Fairyloot Unboxing – January 2020

Theme = Moon and Stars

๐Ÿ“š Moon Phases Necklace (Designed by @noverantale)

I am not much of a necklace wearer but I have converted this into a pin!

๐Ÿ“š Moon Trinket Tray (By Fairyloot)

It’s rainbow effect! It’s now holding my hair clips on my dresser!

๐Ÿ“š Illuminae Star Notebook (Featuring a quote from The Illuminae Files, Designed by Fairyloot)

Oh gawd I love a notebook! Couldn’t be happier with this!

๐Ÿ“š Dragon Keychain (Designed by @dustandpages, Inspired by Even The Darkest Stars)

It glows in the dark! I love a keyring!

๐Ÿ“š Moon and Stars Paperclips (From Fairyloot)

These are just utterly cute. But now the conundrum…..do I take to work and risk them being stolen or do I use at home…but no one will see them?!!

 

 

๐Ÿ“š Dreamy Moon Cushion Cover (Art by @beckythornsdesigns, Featuring a quote from Oscar Wilde)

This is just beautiful and so, so soft!

๐Ÿ“š Starry Fairy Lights (By Fairyloot)

Love! They are currently sat around my Sarah J Maas shelf!

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez

Exclusive Cover โœ”

Artwork on reverse of jacket โœ”

Embossed โœ”

Signed โœ”