Thursday, 2 June 2016

June TBR

Hey guys! 
It's TBR time again! First up I've got to own up...I didn't finish all the books from my May TBR! I don't know what's wrong with me, but I'm struggling to sit and read, I'm procrastinating all the time and doing every thing else but reading! So I epically failed, basically. The books I didn't get read will hopefully get read this month as well..but..we'll see! This month is all review books again, I'm trying to get on top of things and sort all my review books nice and early! 

I'm re-reading Of Mice and Men this month as my classic because it's the only other thin classic I have! And I need a thin classic because I have so much other stuff to read! I'm looking forward to diving in to all the books though, I've got some brilliant reads! 

I read this back at school, and I completely loved it, and seeing as I need a short classic for this month...again...I thought I'd give this a re-read! Especially as I feel  like I'll be able to appreciate this book even more now! 

The time is here. With this month, my re-read of Harry Potter is over! I'm actually really gutted that it's over to be honest, I've really been enjoying re-reading the books! I've just watched the movies over and over for so long and so finally re-reading the books has been brilliant! I'm excited to re-read The Battle of Hogwarts in all its glory. 

Okay so I'm excited to read this! It sounds completely awesome, fun, humorous and full of magic! It's a contemporary fantasy and it looks to be a fantastic debut. 
This book follows Mike, a student at an unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. He usually solves his problems with brawn rather than his brains. One day his school friend convinces him to read a mysterious book with an unknown authorship, The Calendar of Slights. The book appears to be a guide to performing clever card tricks. But it's actually a test for recruiting new members to join a secret cell of magicians. Radical magicians. Mike passes with flying colours, unlocking his potential magic powers. That's not the only thing he unlocks, he also unlocks the door to New York City's vast and hidden underground network of warlocks, sorcerers and mages. Mikes role as a soldier is about to begin. You see, a war is being waged between rivalling factions of magicians that has spanned the ages. 

I'm excited to read this, not going to lie, I love a bit of fantasy and this sounds brilliant! 
Every single generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each a possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomach ache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it, and it's not just a game of win or's life or death. The night they turn 16, the battle begins and the last queen standing gets the crown. If only it where that simple. 

This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year! I am SUCH a V. E. Schwab fangirl! It also sounds completely freaking awesome, it's a dark urban fantasy and the first in a duology! 
There's no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. A city in which a young woman and a young man are going to have to choose between becoming heroes..or villains. Friends...or enemies. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city- a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent-but he's one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who's just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and sent home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August's secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. 

Aaaanndddd I can finally dig in to the third book in one of my favourite series, by one of my favourite authors! I've been waiting on this for ages, and I'm excited to finally get to it! I'm not going to say much about this book specifically because you know...third book and spoilers! But this book is all about Ember, she's a dragon and she's supposed to join the dragon organization Talon, but she falls for a soldier who hunts dragons and gets involved with a rogue it's not going to end well! 

Another cracking fantasy for my TBR this month! I'm on the blog tour for this as well so be sure to check back here on the 27th! 
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash in to gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters- the only two in Russia- and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown's Game, an ancient duel of magical skill - the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar's most respected adviser. The defeated sentenced to death. Vika is eager to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg, but can she kill another enchanter? Especially when his magic calls to her like nothing ever has? Nikolai is an orphan and the Crown's Game is the chance of a lifetime but his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with- beautiful, whip smart, imaginative- and he can't stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai's best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love, or be killed himself. 

So's a pretty good summer for Fantasy am I right?! And this is the first in a brand new series sounds a liiiitttllee bit awesome! 
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined. Now Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic - The Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she'll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church's halls, the bloody secrets of Mia's past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves. 

So there we have it! My TBR for the month! Plus And I Darken, The Power of Dark and A Gathering of Shadows which I didn't get done this month! What's on your TBR for the month? 

1 comment:

  1. Ah I want your TBR, so many amazing sounding fantasy books!

    I can't decide which of the Three Dark Crown covers I like the most and I can't wait to read people's review for it. Mainly becasue I have to admit I am not totally hooked on the idea of the book yet (but I am very persuadable on this, so I am hoping by the time it get's released I will have made my mind up!)

    V.E.Schwab is one of those author I keep meaning to buy I love the sound of This Savage Song. I have also heard many great things about her Shades of Magic series that I need to read that too!! Did the second one in that series only come out a few months ago?! She is such a fast writer if that is the case! *wishes all writers could write master pieces that fast*

    I am waiting impatiently for The Crown's Game so much love in the online book community for this book, amazing sounding synopsis and I just can't wait to dive in! And Nevernight is currently looking at me from my bookcase, I was so excited when it arrived in the post the other week, it sound like (yet another) amazing read. Quite a few reviewers have recently or currently reading And I Darken and the main character really interreges me.

    Anyway, *Apologies profusely for warbling for so long* in short an amazing TBR and I hope you enjoy them, and they are just as amazing as they sound!

    Hills of Books


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