Saturday, February 25, 2017

In My Mailbox #277

This week have been all kinds of awful, ack. Yet good too. I got my usual medicine on monday, which went fine, but then the day after I got really sick. And I am still so, so sick. I suppose it is just a cold from hell. My ears are shut almost all the time, my nose is awful, and I keep having to cough too, which is so painful. Ahh. I have just zero energy left. Ugh. Oh, and my taste has left me too. I'm not okay with being sick like this too. Hmph. So unfair. But yeah. I think, maybe, I'm starting to get better. I feel awful today. Yet a tiny, tiny bit better than yesterday. But despite this, I did have a good week. I also blogged a whole bunch. I read two books. I'm catching up to shows. Haven't catched up to commenting yet, but soon. Still haven't finished my Chicago post, but almost done writing it, just need to put the pictures together too :) Up tomorrow or Monday. I have also, finally, gotten my new chair :D Eee. It's huuuge. And expensive. But so comfy. I really needed it. I also got much more mail this week, and it all looks gorgeous. Yay. I'm just hoping that the sickness will pass fast. Not sure what I'm reading next, but shall figure it out soonish :) I want to re-read A Darker Shade of Magic, so that I can finally read the next two books. I did peek so, so much on book three, haha :D Anyway. This week I blogged so much. I posted my review of Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales :) I shared about the cover for One Dark Throne. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Fallen Kingdom :D I posted my review of Missing :) Shared the cover for Into the Bright Unknown. <3 Then I posted The Book of Dust news :D Eee! Will be posting more cover reveals this coming week too. There are just so many news lately. Loving it all :) So for the most part, I had a pretty good week.

The Son of Neptune. Yay for gorgeous graphic novel :D I loved this book a lot, trying this version one day.
The Wish Granter. This book was so, so good. Yay for it finally being out :D This hardcover is stunning.
The Valiant. Reading this one soonish :D I'm pretty excited about it. So many love it. Hope that I will too.
Long May She Reign. I was a bit mixed about this one, but I did like it, and I wanted to own it. Gorgeous.
The Forbidden Wish. I loved this book. And I really needed this gorgeous paperback edition of it. Love.
A Conjuring of Light. Eee, this book is big and gorgeous. I cannot wait to read all of it pretty soon. Yay.
Movies. I love Huntsman. Needed this edition, haha. The BFG.. not so good. But giving it another try, lol.
Pop Figures. More figures have arrived :D And they are all gorgeous. Must buy the other W figures too.
Pokemon. I couldn't help but buy these pokemon cards, hih. I used to collect when I was much smaller.
Nevernight bookmarks. Eee. My newest Happy Hello bookmarks :D I love this book. Love these so much.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, February 24, 2017

News: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

EEE! there will be more His Dark Materials books :D Philip Pullman has announced that he is writing a new trilogy from this world. And oh my gosh. I'm so, so excited. The series will be called The Book of Dust. I love it so much. Book one will take place ten years before the original trilogy. Then book two and three will take place ten years after the first books, when Lyra is twenty. And oh, I'm excited. The Book of Dust sounds like it will be aaamazing. Eee. Book one will be out this year, on October 19th :D Can't wait.

This news make me the happiest person alive. Eeee! I'm the biggest fan of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. And I have wanted a sequel to these three books more than I have wanted anything. I need to know more about Lyra and Will. I need them to be able to meet again. I simply need that more than I need anything else. Okay, I suppose this might still not happen in this new trilogy, but I have high hopes, and I think that it will. Crossing my fingers. Either way, I just could not be more excited about this :D Eee. These three books are going to be amazing. A bit sad that the first one will be set so many years before His Dark Materials, but also thinking that I will love it to pieces. So I cannot wait. And beyond thrilled that book two and three will be when Lyra is twenty years old. Ahhh. All grown up. Gosh, I cannot wait. I'm nervous, of course, but I know Philip will make them amazing. I must know when book two will be out.

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cover Reveal: Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Oh, how I'm excited about this one. I loved book one and two beyond words. And I think this third and final book will be even better. Eee :D I simply cannot wait. Into the Bright Unknown sounds aaaamazing. I cannot wait to read more about Leah and Jefferson :D And their romance. Swoon. I need more. Beyond excited. And ahh, this cover! Gosh. It's beyond stunning. I love it so much. All three covers are perfection. Sigh. I just wish I could read this book right away. Fingers crossed for ARCs of it. Just. It's so, so pretty.

The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy, which Publishers Weekly in a starred review called “Simply terrific.” A historical fantasy brimming with magic, romance, and adventure—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, and Westworld.

Leah Westfall, her fiancĂ© Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough—they will fight back with all their power and talents. Lee’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter the California landscape forever. With a distinctive young heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure, bringing the Gold Seer Trilogy to its epic conclusion. Includes a map and an author’s note.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: Missing by Kelley Armstrong

I simply couldn't help but request this book the moment I saw it. Because it sounded just like my kind of story. I love mysteries, lol. And I really enjoyed the other book like this by Kelley. So I was really excited to read this one. While I enjoyed this book, I sadly didn't love it. Aw. But I did enjoy the mystery very much.

I had expected to love this book, so it was a little disappointing when I started reading it that I hated the beginning. Okay, I didn't fully hate this book, but I disliked so much about the first parts of it. Mostly because it was boring, yet it was not supposed to be. Probably also because the book started in a weird place. Sigh.

The reason for why I had issues with the beginning was because of the main character, Winter, I think. I felt like this book began in a weird place, cause I wanted and needed to get to know Winter more first. I'm not sure how to describe it. Just that it bothered me to read the beginning and not know the girl enough. I simply didn't like her enough in the beginning, which was depressing. I also found some parts of the beginning to be pretty silly. Which is why I'm giving this book three stars. Because I did not love it all. Aw. But. The book did get better. And I found the last part of the book to be all kinds of awesome. Not perfect, but I enjoyed it a whole bunch. I didn't really have any issues with the writing, just didn't love it either. I liked the book, but sadly no love.

Missing is told from the point of view of Winter. She's a girl living in this very small town, where a lot of the people are poor, she included. She's on her final high school year, and just waiting for the time to be able to leave this town. She's really smart, and she knows how to hunt. I wish I could say that I loved her, but I had some issues with her. Aw. Mostly because I felt like I didn't connect to her at all. I liked reading about her, I just didn't fully care about her, which was so sad. She was interesting, though. But I wanted more.

This book is about Winter discovering a boy in the woods where she spends all her time. He has been beaten badly, and seems scared of someone. She helps him heal for a couple of days, and gets to know him too. Sadly I didn't connect with this at all. Or really understand the point of it. She didn't take him to the police or a doctor. Or someone else either. She didn't call anyone. And he even kisses her when she doesn't want it. I just did not like Lennon at all. He was supposed to seem cute, I guess, but he was not.

Thankfully, this boy was not the love interest at all. Because Lennon goes missing a few days after Winter finds him. And then his brother comes looking for him. And ah, I loved Jude a whole lot more. I had a few issues with him, aw, but for the most time I loved him a lot. And I shipped him and Winter so much. I liked reading about how they got closer, how they became friends, while also searching for Lennon. They don't have the best start, but they do get closer, and I loved that. They were pretty cute to read about together.

This book is about missing teenagers. I was hoping to love that so much, but I had so many issues with it in this book. Aw. Probably because Winter and Jude were the only ones looking for these missing teens. No one else seemed to think they were missing. The local sheriff was the most awful person, that really bothered me too. It shouldn't be like that. Sigh. I enjoyed reading about Winter and Jude looking for clues, because it was interesting, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be. Some parts got boring fast.

But despite all that I found the mystery in this book to be all kinds of interesting. I liked finding out who the kidnapper was. I liked how it all fit into the story, with all the characters. I also liked the final scenes of the book. I liked the romance, though I wish that had been a bigger part of the book. Another thing I didn't like, though, was the ending for some of the characters. Someone died. I really needed to know what happened after that, and it wasn't written. Hmph. I needed to know more, so I was a little disappointed.

I'm not going to say more about this book. I'm just unable to think of anything else at the moment, lol. I enjoyed this book a lot, but I also had a lot of issues with it, and so I didn't love it. But I am glad that I read it. And I do think you should all read it too. The mystery was interesting. But ahh. I did not like that there were so many feral dogs in this book that got murdered, in awful ways. Shudders. Winter is also getting abused, and that bothered me too, because the reason for it was beyond weird and not okay at all. Ugh.

Waiting on Wednesday #280

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

THE FALLEN KINGDOM (The Falconer #3) 

Goodreads Description:

The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series. Aileana Kameron, resurrected by ancient fae magic, returns to the world she once knew with no memory of her past and with dangerous powers she struggles to control. Desperate to break the curse that pits two factions of the fae against each other in a struggle that will decide the fate of the human and fae worlds, her only hope is hidden in an ancient book guarded by the legendary Morrigan, a faery of immense power and cruelty. To save the world and the people she loves, Aileana must learn to harness her dark new powers even as they are slowly destroying her. Packed with immersive detail, action, romance, and fae lore, and publishing simultaneously in the UK, The Fallen Kingdom brings the Falconer's story to an epic and unforgettable conclusion.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 13th 2017 by Chronicle Books
Pre-Order here and here

Feel like I have waited so long for this book already. And it's still not out. Ahhh. I loved book one and two a whole bunch, and I simply cannot wait to know how it all ends :) Though, based on the summary, I think this book will kill me the very most. Ugh. But hoping for a happy ending, lol. Fingers crossed. Just wishing I could read it now; been waiting so long already :) Will be worth the wait, though, I'm sure. I'm so excited.
What are you waiting for on this fae Wednesday?