The crazy thing is that the first month of 2017 is almost over and just woah look how time flies by so fast.
A way to start the year is, of course, hauling new books. This month’s haul makes me so hyped up to read and not be in a book slump. Also, I just noticed how the books match really well together.
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
- My Lady Jane by C. Hand, B. Ashton, and J. Meadows
- Paper Girls by B. Vaughan, C. Chiang, M. Wilson, and J.K. Fletcher
- History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
- Gemina by A. Kaufmann and J. Kristoff
This year I’m participating a challenge called Around the Year in 52 Books and I have to read a book each week corresponding to the assigned challenge per week. It’s really fun and it surprisingly motivated to finish a book by the end of the week and begin a new book.
- A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 – The Female of the Species
- A book with at least 2 perspectives (multiple points of view) – The Thousandth Floor
- A book you meant to read in 2016 – The Hidden Oracle
- Not part of the challenge but my first read of the year was Illuminae
- I also read my first graphic novel of the year – Paper Girls
Anticipated Reads for February
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.
Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.
Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
I had a fifty-fifty percent of enjoying the first book yet had some issues with it but I’ve got hopes that this sequel will deliver a good story.
Will be released on February 2, 2017
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.
After I read Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff, I’ve been very interested in reading more outer-space and sci-fi stories. This book apparently includes galactic royalties and war. I’m very excited to pick up this book.
Will be released on February 7, 2017
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
“You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.”
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
I read one of Nina’s books, Everything Leads To You, and a short story found in Summer Days and Summer Nights. I very much enjoyed from her stories so I’m very looking forward to her new release. By the way, look at how pretty the color is.
Will be released on February 14, 2017
A Conjuring of Light by V.E Schwab
London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.
No no no no. I can’t believe this book witholds the finale of trilogy. I’m a bit anxious to what will happen but I hope the story would be ‘da-bomb.’
Will be released on February 21, 2017
By the way, I’m sorry if there’s a lot of inconsistency with my blog posts in terms of headers because I’m experimenting and it’s the famous saying, “new year, new beginnings.” So yes, I’m currently exploring and experimenting my headers, fonts, and styles.
Anyways January was a good reading reading month for me and please feel free to comment down how many books you’ve hauled, or read, or your anticipated reads for February!