TBR Thursdays

tbrthursday

Hi everyone! It’s time for another TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…


 

 

darkbreaksthedawn

PUBLISHED BY SCHOLASTIC PRESS MAY 30, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY, RETELLINGS, MAGIC
PAGES: HARDCOVER 320
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synopsispic

After a thousand years of peace, the battle between Light and Dark has resumed.

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Éadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shape-shift, and rely on the alluring, but mysterious Lord Tanvir. Not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

Here’s another ARC I got from Yallwest last year. Like all my other physical ARCs, which I had planned to read, I have yet to get to this one. It’s just I requested so many eARCs on Netgalley not thinking I would get approved, but I did, so now I’m trying to get through them all. Only thing is…. I cannot stop myself from requesting… One day, I will have an 80% or above feedback ratio on Netgalley and I will read all the ARCs (ebooks and physical) I’ve received… hopefully.

Have any of you read this book? What did you think?

What are some ARCS you’ve had on your TBR forever that they’ve been released and you still haven’t read them?

sincerelykarenjo2

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TBR Thursdays

tbrthursday

Hello lovely bookish friends! It’s time for another TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…


 

thismortalcoil

PUBLISHED BY SIMON PULSE NOVEMBER 7, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, SCIENCE FICTION, DYSTOPIA
PAGES: HARDCOVER 425
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synopsispic

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

So, I actually got an ARC of this book during last year’s Yallwest. I had planned on reading it during winter, but nope — never got to it. Have any of you read this book? What did you think? The synopsis seems really interesting and fun — recoding DNA to change bodies, viruses, and saving mankind. Sounds like an awesome read right? I’m really hoping I get to this before the sequel comes out.

What are some ARCS you’ve had on your TBR forever that they’ve been released and you still haven’t read them?

sincerelykarenjo2

TBR Thursdays

tbrthursday

Hello  bookish friends! It’s time for another TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…


 

roar
PUBLISHED BY TOR TEEN JUNE 13, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY, ROMANCE
PAGES: HARDCOVER 380
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synopsispic

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

I actually read a preview of this on Netgalley and thought the concept was really fascinating. I really enjoyed the first few chapters, so I bought the book on Amazon. When it finally arrived, I must have been distracted reading other books that I set this one aside with every intention of continuing. But, as you can see, it hasn’t made it out of my TBR pile. What do you think about this book? Should I bump it up and read it since the sequel is coming out soon? Let me know in the comments.

sincerelykarenjo2