Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created by The Broke and the Bookish which is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the topic is . . .

Books On My Spring TBR

My picks are a mix of review ebooks and physical books:

1. From a Certain Point of View

This is a collection of short stories told from the perspectives of different Star Wars characters.
I'm a huge Star Wars fan so I can't wait to read this.

2. Everless (Everless, #1) by Sara Holland

Everless follows Jules who lives in a land where the rich control time.
This sounds very intriguing and I love the cover. 
I actually have an e-ARC of this as well as a hardcover from a FairyLoot box.

3. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Evelyn Hardcastle has been murdered at her parents' gala, and it keeps happening. One of the guests, Aiden, must find out who the murderer is.
This sounds really good and I've heard lots of praise for it.


4. Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Nova wants vengeance, but Adrian believes in Justice . . .
A superhero/villain book from Marissa Meyer? Yes, please!

5. The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson

Lynn lives in isolation in a remote area with her family. When she bumps into the injured Jax, her life is turned upside down. 

6. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Three girls - Grace, Rosina, and Erin - are brought together by the rape of a girl none of them know, when they decide to get revenge.
I got my copy of this in the December Wildest Dreams book box. It sounds really good and I'm excited to read it. 

 7. Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton

*breathes into paper bag*
I'm so scared to read this! I loved Traitor to the Throne even more than Rebel of the Sands, and I'm worried that some of my favourite characters will die in Hero at the Fall.
Amani will definitely have a fight on her hands in this one!

8. The Fandom by Anna Day

 When Violet and her friends are thrown into their favourite fictional world, they must find a way to escape.
I got an ARC of this last year at YALC, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

9. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Elle Wittimer is a huge Starfield fan. She enters a cos-play competition to win the chance to meet an actor from the show.
I've heard lots of good things about Geekerella and I've been meaning to read it for agggessss.

10. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Starr's life is put in danger when she witnesses the shooting of her unarmed best friend by a police officer.
I seriously don't know why I haven't read this already. I HAVE to read it soon.

What books are on your spring TBR?


Friday, 16 March 2018

Review - Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Title: Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)
Authors: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Pages: 368
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Release Date: 11th January 2018

Blurb from Goodreads: 

There is darkness sweeping across the stars. 

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness: a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her fearsome glass starship the Marauder, she’s just Andi, their captain and protector.

When a routine mission goes awry, the all-girl crew’s resilience is tested as they find themselves in a most unfamiliar place: at the mercy of a powerful bounty hunter connected to Andi’s past and a harrowing betrayal.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HQ and NetGalley*

DNF @38%

Androma Racella - Andi to her friends, and the Bloody Baroness to her enemies - is the captain of the Marauder, a glass spaceship with an all-female crew.
When Andi and her crew find themselves at the hands of a bounty hunter who is linked to Andi's past, they are given a job offer.
Can the crew of the Marauder complete the job?

First off I want to say how excited I was for Zenith. I queued for ages at YALC but missed out on a copy. So I was very happy when my NetGalley request was accepted.
From the very beginning, I had trouble connecting with the writing style and the story. The plot was okay, but I lost interest several times and, in the end, I couldn't bring myself to read any more of the book.
The characters were average. I'm not left with any particularly strong feelings about any of them.
Every time I saw 'Bloody Baroness', I thought of the Bloody Baron in the Harry Potter books. The name of Andi's ship (the Marauder) also made me think of the HP books (the Marauder's Map).
For quite a long time I actually read 'Androma' as 'Andromeda'. Oops.
I liked that the Marauder had an all-female crew.
I might try to read this again in the future.

Overall this was a disappointing read.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Books I'm Taking Off My Favourites Shelf


 I recently gave my Favourites shelf on Goodreads a sort out. 
I removed several books because I knew that if I read them again, that I wouldn't enjoy them as much as I did the first time.

These were the books:

Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing, #1) by Tracy Banghart

 I have actually read Rebel Wing twice and I didn't enjoy it as much the second time. I still liked it but no where near as much as the first time.

The Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick

 I've only read this series once and I really enjoyed it.
But, I know that if read it again that I won't enjoy it half as much.
So off my Favourites shelf they go *waves sadly*

 The Mad World series by Christine Zolendz

These are definitely guilty pleasures and I'm 100% sure that if I read them again I'll wonder why on Earth I liked them so much the first time.

Are there any of your favourite books that you know you won't like as much if you read them again?

Monday, 12 March 2018

Blog Tour + Guest Post - Girl Vs (Sinister Skies, #1) by X. Culletto

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Girl Vs (Sinister Skies#1) by X. Culletto
Publication Date:  November 4, 2017 

Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.



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Cover Love (Why you love the cover)

I hired the same artist who made the cover to Understanding the Stars to create the cover for Girl Vs. I absolutely love her ability to capture my characters and show so much of their personality in just one picture. There is some subtle imagery in the story of the red blood of humanity vs the blue blood of the aliens, which is why a red cover was chosen. The girl looks exactly how I imagine Rhyan. Having her on a motorcycle was the perfect touch to show her fearlessness, and I love the broken city in the background.

About the Author

Xela Culletto loves all genres, but especially loves to geek out to sci-fi and fantasy. She currently lives in Utah with her husband and three children.

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