Series I Haven’t Finished Yet

This post is just a huge “monkey hiding behind hands” emoji

So there are some series that I have no finished yet. Some of them begin widely popular and you people will shun me for not finishing it.


The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Okay you guys already know I freaking love Six of Crows which takes place in the Grisha world as well but it is completely different from the trilogy. The thing about the trilogy that made me not continue it was that the only character that I enjoyed reading was the villain. He was literally the only person I liked in the book. By not finishing the series I mean I have only finished the first book. I started the second and then just never ended up finishing it. Will I go back to it? Oh yeah. I will read this series one day. I just do not know when.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor

The thing about this book was it is difficult to read. I read the first book in a matter of two weeks and I ended up loving it. I really did. Then I waited a while before starting the second book and when I actually did start the second book, I completely forgot what happened in the first book. You need to read all three books at once. When it comes to this series you cannot take breaks between books. So when I have the time to actually do that I will of course read all three books.

The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I’m shunned. I know I am! Jennifer is my favorite author in the entire freaking world and I haven’t finished the Covenant series. The series reminded me too much of Vampire Academy which you guys know I am not a huge fan of. I promise I will read this series one day ONE DAY!

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

I am not a fan of this series. nothing against it, I just wasn’t a huge fan of the characters or the plot line so I don’t think I’ll ever continue this series. Doesn’t mean you guys shouldn’t try it out. Solely my opinion.

Peculiar Children Trilogy

LITERALLY HAVE NOT FINISHED IT BECAUSE I DO NOT OWN IT! I refuse to buy on ebook and I just can never find hardcovers in my local bookstores. I will read it for sure. I loved the first book, and I really cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

Fallen Series by Lauren Kate

Really do not see the big deal with this book. It didn’t catch my eye in the first book so I do not plan on continuing the rest of the series.

To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han Trilogy

I loved the first book so much. I loved it so much that I thought it ended just the right way. I did not want to continue this series because I thought it was a great first book and great ending.

The Raven Boys Series by Maggie Stiefvater

Almost like the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, you need to read all these books at once. Or else you will get confused. Kinda like I did. I read the first two books and then took a really long time before reading the third book and once I go started with the third book I was extremely confused. I will read this series. It is an amazing series. I just need the time to read them all at once.


There is probably a million more from where that came from but these are just the ones that are popping in my head. Tell me whatb series you guys haven’t finished! Maybe we can buddy read 😉

A Love Letter…

My Dear Love,

Ever since the moment I laid my eyes on you I knew we would be together for the rest of eternity. I knew I found what I have always been looking for. If someone ever asked me what I thought was the definition of perfection I would show a picture of you. I don’t care what your shape and size is, you’re still absolutely beautiful to me. The way you wear clothes, the way you make me laugh and smile, and at times cry. All your features are outstanding and I wouldn’t have you any other way.

Look at us now, I still can’t believe we stayed together. Together for four years. I always had a thing for you, you know? Always. Ever since Kindergarten and I saw you standing there looking perfect. And I never felt so lucky when we finally made things official. You keep me awake at night when I should be sleeping. My brain is flooded my thoughts of you and the things you say. I am totally one hundred percent devoted to you. Nothing can ever break us apart. I promise you that. Since you have come to my life I have become a better person and I cannot thank you enough. I just want you to know that I love you even more than the day we first met. I remember the way you made me feel.

The thought of you brings light to my darkest times. And when I am away all I could think about is how I can’t wait to get home just to see you. We do fight. What couple doesn’t? You make me angry constantly with your constant swings and sometimes I’ll be watching a movie instead of being with you. Yet these fight don’t change the fact that I love you with all of my heart. You break that heart sometimes but it keeps on fixing itself cause you are worth it. Completely and utterly worth it.

You have me completely in your power. The best times of my life are with you. And I’m like a puppy seeing a treat whenever I see you wearing a different outfit. You’re just beautiful like that. You make me laugh, cry, smile, and love, and I love you for that.

I love you so much my dearest…

Books.

Books, you are amazing to me. When I first laid my eyes on you at the bookstore I was yours. Your ability to make me feel things is magical. Your words astonish me, and I wish I could say such amazing things as you do. I can’t wait for what the future has in store for us. All I know is that its going to be wonderful.

Literally the best post I’ve ever written. KACHOW!

Hunted by Meagen Spooner

Hunted by Meagen SpoonerHunted by Meagan Spooner
Published by HarperTeen on March 14th 2017
Genres: Retellings, Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

My Thoughts

Throughout the entire book I was listening to the Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 OG Cast Recording COMPLETELY ACCIDENTAL and now I’m pretty proud of myself cause that takes place in Russia and this takes place in Russia and *hand movement* yeah.

The thing about Hunted is that it ends at a point where you think “yeah this is a standalone” it has that type of finish. But you don’t want it to end. And not because you loved it (even though I did) Its because it was too short, too fast. Literally the reason I didn’t give this book five hearts was because EVEN THOUGH IT ENDED ON A REALLY GOOD NOTE I still wanted more because it was too fast. Beauty was a really fascinating character. She loves to hunt. Yet she loves her family more. Especially her father. I didn’t hate her father but it did make me sad how he was. He is the type who didn’t want to spend time with his daughter after they moved. I think that his one and only failure was ultimately the death of him, which made me extremely sad. All Beauty wanted to do was hunt with her father. Provide for her family with her father. But he never let her, just pushed her away. *sigh*

Then we meet the “Beast” of the story. Beast is literally a cutie. A serious cutie. The most beastly cutie there is. I loved how he TRIED to hide his look to Beauty but nuh-uh and instead he teachers her how to hunt. I really wish there were more hunting lessons. I know that there lessons went on for almost half a year but we only got three or four scenes of them hunting together, and I just wish I got a little more of that.

I really liked the side characters in this book. The sisters were what I wish I had. Very supportive for Beauty but still would protect her no matter what. I hope one day we get a novella or something about the sisters and what they did when Beauty was away. I mean it says exactly what happens 😉 but I hope for the full story.

I loved the story that Beauty told Beast about the prince. It fit in perfectly with the whole story and I loved that story. One day I’m going to tell my kids that 😛

So as you can tell I really did like Hunted and I do recommend it to those fantasy lovers and those fairy tale retelling lovers ESPECIALLY if you are a first time readers in those genres.

The NA Kick!

So for the past few months I have been on a New Adult kick, and I’ve read a good 15 books in the New Adult genre. Yet I haven’t posted reviews for any of them. One of the reasons being that this is a Young Adult book blog but now I am expanding to all genres because I’m getting older and I’m expanding my knowledge in books, so you will be getting some New Adult book reviews in the future. So I am warning you if you are very young readers than I don’t suggest you read these books, but if you’re my age or just ready to read some NA then I will give you these reviews. Because I literally just got into NA. These are my first books in the NA genre.

Yet another reason for not posting reviews is because I can read a total of three NA books in one day if I have nothing to do that day, and I have done this at least three times in the past few months. So when I read so many books in a very little amount of time, I forget to review them and get them confused with other New Adult books.

Yet that stops TODAY! Because I am going to present some of my absolute favorite New Adult novels from the ones I’ve read in the past few months.

More Than Water by Renee Ericson

It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.

Many layers build a person’s facade.

Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.

It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.

This was my favorite NA book I have read. It is amazing. It is so weirdly inspiring. For my next Writing Wednesday I am posting the poem that I wrote right after reading this book. I cannot tell you enough how big of a emotional connection with this book. You love all the characters, and the plot line, and honestly it made me want to go to my Biology class more often.

The Off Campus SERIES by Elle Kennedy (The Deal by Elle Kennedy)

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

If you aren’t newbs to the NA world then YOU ALREADY KNOW this wonderful amazing series. The series consists of four book I believe, and I recommend every single one of these books BUT MY FAVORITE is The Deal. The Deal is the first book in these series and I think the reason I liked this book more than the other ones is because of the two main characters. These characters just made me fall in love with this book, and they will do the same thing with you.

Definitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London

Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle…

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.

Now I’m getting into the more painful NA books. This book is again amazing with its characters and story line but it did break my heart a few times and made me shed some tears. I loved this book so much especially how the feelings in the book made me feel the feelings. GAHH!

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly

I made a rant about Colleen Hoover so if you want to check that out 😉 ANYWAYS Ugly Love is probably the most painful and the most real book that is one this list. And I recommend it with all my poor heart! it is so unique and clear and just incredible. I didn’t know what this book was about going into it. The description doesn’t say much and that is what you should do. Go into it.

Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt, Elle Kennedy, Jen Frederick

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

This book was so frustrating. So infuriating. SO GOOD!  The authors say it all.


AND THAT Ladies and gentleman are five of my NA favorites as of right now and you WILL be seeing more of these in the future so keep your eye out 😉 BUT if you are more into the NA genre PLEASE give ME recommendations. I want to get into this genre with good and amazing books 🙂

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie GarberCaraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber
Published by Flatiron Books on January 31st 2017
Genres: Magical Realism, Mystery, Historical, Adventure, Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 407
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

TWO REVIEWS IN ONE DAY?! WOAH! GOOD GABI!

My Thoughts

I loved this book. There. I loved it. Freaking loved it. I loved it. LOVED.

Isn’t it obvious though?

Literally everyone and their mothers freaking loved this book! And I get why now! It is so different from the other books that I have read and I was at the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. OKAY! The plot of this whole story was so fast-paced and made me laugh and get nervous and cry and I just got ALL the feelings with this book. HOW DO YOU DO THIS STEPHANIE?!

Commencing with the characters. I kid you not. I did not hate or dislike any character in the book. Except the father OF COURSE! I loved the villain! Legend reminds me so much of Aaron Warner it is insane. I’m just really excited to see him in the second book. Julian was freaking awesome too. He reminds me of that guy! You know that guy! Tamlin’s beta in A Court of Thorns and Roses and I somewhat like him! All the minor characters too I freaking loved. They all had that little special part of the story that made Scarlett’s adventure progress and I appreciate them so much.

The romance. I have to admit I really thought Julian was Legend because I just needed to see how Scarlett and Legend would be together. But I still do love her and Julian. But we never know. There is still the second book to go…

Scarlett you are one amazing protagonist. I loved Scarlett, she had SUCH character development throughout this book that made me love her even more. I have to admit in the beginning I liked her sister Tella more than her but those roles reversed very quickly. Tella is a real lovable character when she is not getting on your nerves in the cutest way possible.

The whole adventure throughout this book is Scarlett trying to find her sister because Legend kidnapped her along with the help of dear ol’ Julian. Scarlett is a very selfless person and she puts others before her, just like she does with her sister. Her father…I want to kill him with my bare hands!!!! His abuse towards Scarlett and Tella just makes me respect the two of them much more than I already do. they go through this daily and they still keep up and looking towards the future. Yet as the story progresses Scarlett learns it is okay to care about yourself at times too, which she eventually learns.

And the clues that give her this adventure are so freaking creative. I swear there wasn’t one time where I wasn’t surprised. Everything was different and really makes you think. It makes you want to be there next to Scarlett and wanting to help her.

I gasped, I cried, I laughed, I smiled, I awed, I really really loved this book.

And I seriously recommend this book to everyone ever if you haven’t read this book already folks!

To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

To Catch a Killer by Sheryl ScarboroughTo Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Published by Tor Teen on February 7th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Gifted
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Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.
Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.
Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

My Thoughts

I haven’t read that many mystery books. I do like them when I read them and I did enjoy To Catch a Killer. I liked it but the reason I gave it three and a half hearts is because it seemed too predictable at least for me it did. Not to mention I only liked two characters. I feel the reason I did enjoy this book is the premise. The concept of this story seemed incredibly and I was excited to read it. Yet as I read it more and more I realized that I knew what was going to happen next. Nothing really surprised me when I am supposed to be surprised.

Erin was one of the few characters that I did like. In total I liked a total of three characters, Erin being one of them. She is very unique in a sense. Her obsession with her mother’s murder and her science teacher’s murder just made me look at the book at a psychological stand point which I enjoyed doing. her attic and her little forensic science were really parts of the reason on why I enjoyed this book. And I loved it when her uncle (second character I liked) came into town because her curiosity just perked up when he arrived.

I have mixed feeling about Journey (third character I count as I sorta liked). As a person I liked him. I don’t think he did anything when it came to solving the mystery. He was more of a “finish the sentence” sort of person. Oh! And not to mention I really really thought the romance was a little too fast!  I understand Erin’s side of the romance. Erin has liked Journey for a very long time before anything even remotely happened between the two of them but Journey…He only noticed Erin for real when they came partners which was around the time he started getting feelings towards her. TOO FAST.

The other characters I wasn’t a big fan of. The aunt was tolerable but I did not enjoy her. The two friends? Okay. You’re Erin’s best friends, correct? Well as her best friend you should trust her 100% of the time even if she is saying some crazy stuff. At least that’s what I do. And why in the living fruitcake (i don’t know, I just really want cake) would she tell you guys anything when you deny everything she says! And then you get mad for her not telling you stuff?!

*sigh* Okay. Okay. I’m calm. The rest of the “important” characters I just didn’t care. I didn’t get enough background or details about them to actually care about them.

That is that, I would recommend this book to people who like any type of mystery and wouldn’t really mind not being surprised when it came to mystery (so..none of you) I have to admit that I enjoyed reading this book but there was just too many problems for me to say “I recommend this book.”

Most Anticipated Releases of 2017

Now you and I know both know that one of the things we can expect from 2017 is the amount of amazing books coming out. Yes yes I know it’s February so why am I doing this post now? Because I can 😉 For real though there is a plethora of a books I can’t wait for anymore. Prepare for a longgggggg post.


The Ends of The World (The Conspiracy of Us #3) by Maggie Hall (July 18th,2017(MY BDAY))

The Circle is hers.

But Avery West has lost everything else: her mother, the family she’d just found, and the one boy she trusted. In their place are unfathomable power, a staged relationship that makes her question every real feeling she’s ever had, and a mission to find the cure to the virus that’s made her own blood a weapon.

Then disaster strikes, turning Avery, Stellan, Jack, and Elodie into the most wanted people in the world. To clear their names and the growing rift between the families of the Circle before the world dissolves into World War Three, they’ll have to make a desperate, dangerous final race for Alexander the Great’s tomb. What they will find inside will mean the world’s salvation—or destruction.

Avery will have to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice—for the world, for family, and for love—in this thrilling conclusion to the Conspiracy of Us series.

BOY! BOY AM I EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! I flew through the first two books and they were both truly amazing. I haven’t made a review of these books JUST BECAUSE I read both of them in a span of three days and I couldn’t make a review of the first book since I read the first two. But if you haven’t read this series guys, GET ON IT!

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas (May 2nd, 2017)

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

I’m not going to say it for the billionth time. You know how much I love this series. This is literally the #1 most anticipated release on Goodreads people.

Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman (April 11th, 2017)

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

I loved the first book in these series and I did in fact post a review of that book if you wanna check it out 😉 But I am so excited for what this sequel has in store. I can’t wait to see Teach again!!!

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Ahdieh (May 16th, 2017)

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

I love Renee Ahdieh. I love her The Wrath and The Dawn books and all I need in my life is this book. I am so freaking excited for what Renee has in store for us. The story sounds (in a lack for better words) SO FREAKING COOL!

Starfall (Starflight #2) by Melissa Landers (February 7th, 2017)

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home, but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. Her only solace is that the Banshee crew managed to evade capture, including Kane Arric, her best friend…with occasional benefits.

Meanwhile, Kane and the rest of the crew of the Banshee plan a desperate rescue mission. But when they arrive on Eturia, Cassia isn’t exactly in need of heroics—she’s claimed her birthright as Eturia’s queen, but has inherited a war-torn planet simmering with rebellion. Cassia must make alliances, and Kane, the bastard son of a merchant, isn’t a choice that will earn her any friends. Kane knows he will never find someone to replace Cassia—and is certain she returns his feelings—but how can he throw away his own promising future waiting on a queen?

When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family’s complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.

5 DAYS! 5 DAYS! 5 FREAKING DAYS UNTIL I GET THIS BOOK IN MY SMALL LITTLE HANDS! Starflight was an amazing read and honestly think that Starlight will live up to it’s sister.

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows

New fantasy trilogy about a girl stripped from her political family and imprisoned, her fellow inmates who know more than they say, and a dangerous secret about illegal dragon trafficking that might be her only hope of escape

Jodi is one of my favorite people in the entire book community SO YOU KNOW that I am very excited for this series. And…DRAGONS?! Sounds freaking supercalifragilisticespialadoicious!

These Ruthless Deeds (These Vicious Masks #2) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (March 14th, 2017)

England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears…

These Vicious Masks was one of my favorite reads of 2016 and ever since I closed that book all I’ve been wanting is a sequel for that beauty, and now in a month I’ll finally be able to do just that.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (May 30th, 2017)

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Can this book look any more perfect? Honestly?


AND that is literally a smidge of all the books I am excited for! These are just the ones that came from the top of my head. What are your most anticipated releases of 2017?