Most Anticipated Releases of June 2015

Most Anticipated Release June 2015

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My Most Anticipated Releases of June 2015 (in no particular order):

1. The Witch Hunter by  Virginia Boecker

(Publishing: 2nd June by Little Brown Books)

The Witch Hunter

As far as i can tell the main story twist is that a great Witch Hunter is accused of being a witch and therefore sentenced to burn at the stake. She then must put her trust in those that she once hunted and find out more about the other world that has been happening that she has not been apart of. I really don’t think this sort of story has been done that much before and it’ll be nice to get a new twist on the regular witch stories. The Salem Witch trials were always interesting and whereas they weren’t specifically referred to in the summary, it definitely feels like they will play a big role in the plot.

2. Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

(Publishing: 2nd June by Angry Robot)

Hidden Huntress

I can’t really say too much about the plot of this story without giving away some major plot points from the first book. Stolen Songbird was one of my favourite reads from last year and i am hungrily awaiting the next in the series to see what will happen next. The series is definitely worth a read if you haven’t checked it out before.

3. Dark Run by Mike Brooks

(Publishing: 4th June by Del Ray)

Dark Run

I’m not too sure what this book is about, someone related it vaguely to Firefly and i was sold. I haven’t read as many sic-fi books as i would like and i’m hoping that this will give me a whole new appreciation for the genre.

4. Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger

(Publishing: 9th June by Knopf Books)

Mindwalker

I’ve been eyeing up Mindwalker for a while, the cover is absolutely gorgeous and definitely helped to catch my eye. A mindwalker is essentially a therapist that can connect to patients via neural links and help to take away traumatic memories. The main character is either one of these mindwalkers or in training and a classmate asks for her help to remove one of his painful memories. However he potentially has memories hidden that aren’t meant to be seen and trouble is brewing.

5. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

(Publishing: 9th June by Delacorte Press)

The Stars Never Rise

Again i don’t really know too much about this one, i like some of Rachel’s other books however and thats what sold me on this book. There seem to be demons that eat souls and a terrible church that persecutes people that have committed sins. The story is about a young girl who is trying to protect her sister and the lengths that they need to go in order to survive.

6. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

(Publishing: 9th June by Harper)

The Invasion Of The Tearling

Queen of the Tearling was a great book, another of my favourite reads from last year. Therefore Invasion of the Tearling was a no-brainer for my list. Again i can’t say too much about it incase of spoilers, however go and check out the first book in the series if you haven’t already!

7. Dawn of the Flame Sea by Jean Johnson

(Publishing: 16th June by InterMix)

Dawn of the Flame Sea

This book has the fae, i’m already sold. For those of you that aren’t there is also magic and fantasy, alliances and invaders, It looks like it’ll be a great read and i’m really looking forward to getting my hands on it!

8. The Fire Children by Lauren Roy

(Publishing: 18th June by Ravenstone)

The Fire Children

I don’t really know too much about this one, there are fire people who are the sons and daughter of the sun, sent to earth 15 years ago. However it is forbidden to look upon them, when one girl breaks the rules she notices something strange and embarks on a quest to help save her world and others that you may not expect.

9. The Leveller by Julia Durango

(Publishing: 23rd June by HarperCollins)

The Leveller

This is about a world in which you can completely connect to the online virtual reality world. It follows the main character whose job is to retrieve kids that have become trapped in this world or refuse to leave, or whose parents are worried. Obviously there are going to be some major plot points relating to the virtual reality and how much is really virtual. It’s definitely an interesting perspective on the potentially future of online reality and a warning as to the consequences that may occur.

10. Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

(Publishing: 23rd June by Disney Hyperion)

Tangled Webs

This book seems to be heavily focused on blackmail, now that’s definitely an interesting concept and one that i really want to see done right by a good author. It is also set in the 1700’s and whereas i’m usually not as interested in historical fiction, i’m really thinking the blackmail part could be even more interesting in this sort of time period and am eagerly awaiting it’s release.


What are the books that your most looking forward to in June?

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Exams are over!

Hi guys,

So exam season is officially over and i now feel like i can focus on blogging again. I don’t really have any posts saved so it may take me a bit of time until i get back on my feet.

Hope you’ve all had a great month!

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Waiting on Wednesday (51)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book releases we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

Hidden Huntress

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

Release Date: 2nd June 2015

From Goodreads:

“Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…”

I loved Stolen Songbird and have been eagerly awaiting the release of Hidden Huntress since last summer, I’m not going to say too much in order to not spoil anything from the first book. However Stolen Songbird was one of my favourite reads last year so if you haven’t already, go and check it out!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (50)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book releases we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

the cage

The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Release Date: 26th May 2015

From Goodreads:

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman’s Daughtertrilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?”

Now this sounds interesting, i haven’t really read that many books about “Aliens” and i’m definitely interested to see how its done here. I also really like the cover and the whole “human zoo”. Definitely one to watch out for!

What are your picks for this week?

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Hiatus

Hi guys,

Exam season is approaching and seeing as these are my final exams i feel as though i need to take a brief hiatus for May in order to fully focus on my exams. I’ll be back come end of May/start of June, if anyone else has exams i hope they go well!

Best Wishes,

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Waiting on Wednesday (49)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

a court of thorns and roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: 5th May 2015

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.”

So i’m going to be honest, i was planning on loving this book because it’s Sarah J. Maas. The Throne of Glass series is now up there as one of my all time favourite series and i absolutely love her writing style. However then i found out this book was going to be about the Fae. If you don’t already know i absolutely love the fae, there aren’t currently enough books featuring them and i have a feeling that after this is released that will no longer be the case. So this was already going to be a match set in heaven and then i found out something else, its also partially a Beauty and the Beast retelling. My mind is blown, fairy tale retellings are also some of my favourite books to read. This combination can be nothing short of spectacular, i’ve read the first 5 chapters from the sampler on amazon and oh my god. This book and subsequent series is probably going to straight away join my all-time favourite books and i can’t wait any longer!

What are your picks for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (48)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

The Girl at Midnight

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Release Date: 28th April 2015

From Goodreads:

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.

But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.”

The synopsis reminds me slightly of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone and thats a good thing because i loved the book. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Melissa does with the story and finding out more about Echo and her people. I also really enjoy books with magic systems and finding out how they work, the blurb hasn’t given away anything and i’m really looking forward to finding out for myself.

What are your picks for this week?

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Fanciful Cover Friday (3)

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Fanciful Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted here at Fanciful Fictions. Each week a new theme will be released and then it is our job to find our favourite covers based on the theme and share them with others.

This week’s theme is: ROBOT/MACHINE

This one was quite a bit tougher than i originally anticipated. There are a few well known robot covers such as Cinder and Mila 2.0 that have been released fairly recently. However i wanted to try and show some of the covers that are less seen.

1. Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam

I really really like this cover. I really enjoyed the jigsaw of the apple and the metal parts incorporated in. I liked the simplistic design of the background and the incorporation of the binary numbers. I also really like retellings and have a feeling that this could be extremely interesting to read. We shall see :)

2. Freak of Nature by Julia Crane

freak of nature

I got this book a while ago from Netgalley and the cover was definitely a large part of why i was interested in it. However i did also really enjoy the story and would really recommend anyone to check it out, it was a really quick read :)

3. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Revolution 19

Ok, so this isn’t the most “robot-y” of covers. However i’m saying that her eye counts and its so striking! It just captures my interest and makes me want to know more about the book and the girl that’s on the cover. Also what exactly is happening in this world, the font style makes it seem slightly militaristic and that also seems very interesting.


What are your picks for this week? Link up below!

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Waiting on Wednesday (47)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book released we are excited for.

My choice this week is:

Magonia

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Release Date: 28th April 2015

From Goodreads:

“Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. 

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. 

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia. 

Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?”

I really, really want to read this. I want to know why Aza was taken to earth as a baby (i’m assuming) and what her role is in Magonia. I’m also interested to see if she can ever see her family again or tell them what has happened and if she does if they believe her or think it to be another side effect of the medicine. Also the cover is beautiful :)

What are your picks for this week?

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Showcase Sunday (31)

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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

My not buying any books this week didn’t really go to plan. Though i did buy Something Strange and Deadly back at the beginning of March and Reckoning cost me £2.80 or something equally low! I’ve heard great things about Something Strange and Deadly and cannot wait to get into the story and hopefully trilogy in general. Reckoning also really caught my interest and i am looking forward to learning more about the characters and how they develop :)

These are the books i acquired this week :)

Bought:

Something Strange and Deadly Reckoning

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What did you get this week?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

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