Monthly Anticipated Reads | February 2018

Monthly Anticipated Reads | February 2018

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

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February 6th, 2018

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.


Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

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February 20th, 2018

Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee | Book Review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee | Book Review

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Book Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Published: June 27th, 2017
Reading Format: Audible Audio
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable grand tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

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Umberland by Wendy Spinale | Book Review

Umberland by Wendy Spinale | Book Review

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Book Title: Umberland
Author: Wendy Spinale
Book Series: Everland, #2
Reading Format: Hardcover
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

They’re dreadfully fond of beheading people here…

Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. Except the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn’t exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated into something even more deadly. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus’s origin: an extinct poisonous apple.

Legend has it, though, that a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of an impossible labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place no one in their right mind enters. With no other options, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she’ll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.

But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there’s no apple to be found there?

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | Cover Reveal

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | Cover Reveal

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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication: 
May 1st, 2018

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Book Review

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Book Review

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Book Title: The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
Book Series: The Folk of the Air, #1
Reading Format: Hardcover; B&N Exclusive edition
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Books I Want to Read in 2018 | Wendy Rambles

Books I Want to Read in 2018 | Wendy Rambles

These are the books I want to read/hopefully get to this year

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

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“We are not written for one instrument alone; I am not, neither are you.”



Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

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“If you’re not careful you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost.”

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