Ahh, my favorite time of the month. The time where I think I am super-human and make a list the size of Mount Everest and think to myself “I can read all the things this month! I am the master commander.”
Well, let’s hope that this month I am the Master Commander because there are a lot of new authors (to me) that I want to read, as well as authors I am planning on meeting at TeenBookCon in a few weeks that I want to read before meeting and listening to them. So without further ado, let’s get on into this shindig!!
1. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
“Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?” –Goodreads synopsis
Restore Me release March 6th and I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR 5EVER FOR THIS! Like my body still isn’t prepared for all the Warner/Kenji bliss I am going to have in a week! Soon my crops will be thriving, my skin will be clear, and my bank will be full. Plus she is one of the authors I will be privileged to see at TeenBookCon, and I’m not freaking out, you are freaking out!
2. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
“Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.” — Goodreads Synopsis
I started this novel in December and I remember putting it down to watch Outlander and I completely forgot to pick it back up, so it has been sitting in my currently reading pile on Goodreads for a HOT minute and I am determined to complete it. Literally it will take me probably one evening to finish it, because I don’t have that much left and I remember it being really good. But it is just getting myself to actually…you know…sit down and read it, that will be the challenge.
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
“It is Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort’s sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to the challenges ahead of him?” –Goodreads Synopsis
If you guys have followed me on YouTube, you will know that I am currently doing my first read through of the Harry Potter series, and you will also know that I am absolutely loving it and kicking myself for not reading it sooner! This is another book that I have started and then stopped in the middle of because of…yeah you guessed it Outlander. I know guys, I am absolute trash, but in my defense I am married to Jamie Fraser and he needed my undivided attention on that boat because Claire wasn’t cutting it! (Don’t come after me Outlander stans, I love Claire). Anyways, according to Goodreads I am a little over 200 pages into this installment and I am pretty excited to see what happens at Hogwarts! Also, current judgement is that Draco can go choke.
4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.” — Goodreads Synopsis
I am so excited to read this book, not only is this one of my most anticipated reads for 2018, but Adeyemi is also one of the authors that I will meeting at TeenBookCon; and please note that I am internally screaming from excitement! Okay, okay, externally as well. So far I have heard nothing but praise for this debut, and I am going in with some petty high expectations if I am honest. But, if the hype is rightly given (which I sincerely hope it) I believe this book could be my favorite book of 2018.
5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
“Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.
Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.” — Goodreads Synopsis
This is another book where I have literally have heard nothing but superb reviews and praise over, and every time someone finds out I haven’t read it yet, I get hit with the “are you joking right now?” face. If you are one of those people, I am totally sorry and I am hoping to rectify this soon! This is a fantasy novel, which I am currently itching for after a solid three months of all romance and new adult books; so I am hoping this book will kick me back into the swing of YA and Fantasy that I love so dearly.
6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
“It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?” –Goodreads Synopsis
This is once again a book I should have read years ago, but in my defense I never even heard of it until recently when the teaser for the movie was released to the public. Obviously I am super stoked to go see this movie because a) Oprah b) the main character is being portrayed as a biracial kid (which I am) and c) FREAKING OPRAH. So you know I have to go and read this book before I go see the movie. This is going to be a thing. Let’s just hope I love it.
And that’s it! These are the books I am hoping to read in the coming days. Let me know if you have read or are planning to read any of these books, and if you haven’t would you want to buddy read? I would love to get to know you guys more!
Have fun, don’t die, I believe in you!