Thursday, December 1, 2016

Most Anticipated Books of December 2016


Well.
So this is the last Most Anticipated Books post of the year.

This time next month I'll be doing the most anticipated books of January 2017, and it's goodbye 2016.

Huh.
Personally speaking, it was a tough year; I finished high school, I was in the worst reading slump in the history of reading slumps (thankfully, I'm out of it), and my mental health wasn't at its peak. 


That being said, 2016 wasn't completely horrible either.
It was the year I opened Magiverse, the year I met you amazing bloggers (yes, I'm talking to you (: ), the year I (sort of) decided what is it I want to do, and the year I finally started writing again. 


So... yes.
2016 was both good and bad.
And I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store (it better be good).
Books speaking, 2017 is going to be AMAZING.

We have The Dark Prophecy, A flame in the Mist, Lord of Shadows, and that's just very-very-very-very few of the books coming out! 

As of December 2016... well, I think most authors decided to publish their books in January, because I only have 5 anticipated books in December (most of them I added last minute). 

In honor of the year 2016, I present you its last Most Anticipated Books post!


Publication date: December 1, 2016

In a summer camp full of at-risk teens, 16-year-old Zander doesn't fit in.
Or so she thinks. 

There, she falls in love, makes friends, and come to terms with who she is and what she wants. 

Centering around various of mental health issues, this sounds like a fantastic coming-of-age YA contemporary story. 
Can't wait to dive into it!


Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman
Publication date: December 2, 2016

This year I had the... *can't find the right word for it* of dealing with suicide.
My sister's best friend committed suicide and it, naturally, affected us all badly.
It still catches me off guard every now and then, thinking that this person I used to know is just... gone. Not here anymore.
I mean, isn't it strange?
Especially when you think that this person chose to not be here anymore.
If there is still one thing I don't understand about it all is the why.
WHY would someone do something like this? WHY would someone put others through something like this?
I hope it doesn't make me a horrible person when I say that, for a long time, I was just SO angry about that girl's decision to just... go away.
she put my sister through something horrible.
She put her whole family through something horrible. 
Didn't she think of her parents, her family, her friends? Didn't she care?
I will never know what went through her head at the time she decided to do it. I don't think I ever will.

So what's left for me to do other than read about it?
This is partly the reason I want to pick up Teach Me to Forget; a story about a young girl who decides to commit suicide when something stops her and she's forced to reconsider. 

That's the story of Ellery.
And maybe... just maybe seeing what went through her head, will give me the tiniest bit of prospective.
Also... maybe, just maybe this story will actually have a happier ending. 


Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Publication date: December 27, 2016

I actually received an e-ARC of this books from Netgalley!
Which I have yet to read...
Which means I need to get on to it this month.
Luckily, I still have almost a full month to read it, so... (: 

Ever the Hunted is about a young huntress forced to hunt down her father's killer, believed to be the boy she once loved. 

As of right now, the book seems to have an overall of pretty good reviews. It currently stands on 3.98 on goodreads.
Two of my goodreads friends loved it.
One thought it was alright.
And one didn't like it. 

So, really, it could go either way. 

Special thanks for Netgalley for providing me with an e-ARC!


Publication date: December 27, 2016

Now this book sounds super unique and super adorable. 

From the moment my eyes met the synopsis, it was read at first sight. 

A contemporary romance story with just the right touch of magic, The Secret of a Heart Note follows Mimosa, one of two people in the entire world with an extraordinary sense of smell. With her perfumes, Mimosa helps others fall in love.
The problem?
If she is ever to fall in love herself, her ability will be gone forever.
Naturally, love doesn't follow any rules, and it always finds a way in. 


The Secret Life of a Witch by Jessica Sorensen
Publication date: December 27, 2016

So December 27 seems to be our lucky number this month, huh? 😏 

This book is going to be either very enjoyable or very cliche.
Haven't decided yet. 

I was seriously debating whether to mention it in this post today, but since December is a very... dry book month, so to speak, I decided to include every remotely interesting book coming out. 
Plus, just because the synopsis doesn't sound very original, doesn't mean it can't still be good.
At the end it all comes down to great characters and amazing plot. 
I suppose we'll have to wait and see. 


Aaaaand...
That's it for my December most anticipated books post! 
I'm really happy to share with you my most anticipated books every month.
It makes me even more excited to read them ;)
Well then, what's your most anticipated books this month?
Anything I left out? Any books you want to rave with me about?
Share your thoughts!
And I'll see you very soon with a new post (:
Until then...


Shatter Me - Lindsey Stirling ft. Lzzy Hale
(Does this song's beginning reminds anyone else of Harry Potter? :O )


"If we don't have hope, Zander, we don't have anything."  
-- The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Last Airbebder Book Tag



Avatar The Last Airbender is one of my all time favorite re-watch shows.
Just like how I will never tire of re-reading Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, and Percy Jackson, I will never tire of watching this show. 


It wasn't so long ago that I watched it for the oh-I-don't-know-how-many times. In honor of that, I was so excited to find out this awesome 'The Last Airbender Book Tag', created by Hannah from A Clockwork Reader
This is going to be so much fun!
Ready?
Set. Go. 




㊌Book One: Water㊌

Katara & Sokka: best sibling relationship


I love sibling relationships (especially the brother-sister bond). And Katara and Sokka are one of the very best.

When I was a little girl I dreamt of having an older sister or brother I can talk with.
Alas, I turned out to be the eldest. And me and my little sister? We could not be more different.
If I was a water bender, she would be a fire bender. If I was an air bender, she would be an earth bender. If I was... well, you get the idea.
I suspect it's why I love sibling relationships in books so much.
Because it's something I always wanted. 

In any case, one of the best sibling relationships is of Carter & Sadie from Kane Chronicles.
Aha, those two... 


Yue: favorite star-crossed lovers  

Nothing gets more star-crossed than The Fault in Our Stars Hazel & Augustus.
But as much as I love Hazel & Augustus (*sob*), for my favorite star-crossed lovers it's hands down Clary & Jace from The Mortal Instruments.
Nothing screams 'forbidden' more than their relationship.
Also, I just love them so much. 



Blood Bending: a book with a disturbing\unsettling concept

Does it make me disturbing\unsettling if I find blood bending to be cool rather than disturbing?
Maybe I need to lay off of all those TV shows I watch (The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc.)

It is disturbing what the old lady in Avatar did with the power of blood bending (no doubt there). But I was always a believer that power isn't evil, it's how you use it that determines it. 

For a book with a disturbing\unsettling concept, I'm going all the way with The Call by Peadar O' Gulin.
Disturbing and unsettling is this book's middle name. 



㊏Book Two: Earth㊏

Toph: a character whose strength surprised you\surprised other characters in the book

There is no denying Toph is at the very top of most badass animated characters.
Especially considering her disability and how others constantly underestimate her. There is nothing sweeter than showing the world you can be the best at something with a disability that would otherwise render you the worst. 

Sydney Sage from Bloodlines was one of the most shocking character development I have ever seen.

I love seeing protagonists rising to their true potential. But, usually, it isn't from 0 to awesome. It's mostly from 5 - awesome or 7 - awesome.
With Sydney, it was something special. Something truly epic. 
I mean, the girl went from a scared out of her mind of magic and vampires to a vampire's girlfriend and a witch
Also, super strong and kickass (both mentally and physically).


The Tales of Ba Sing Se: best short story\poetry collection 

Hands down The Bane Chronicles.
Best short story collection in the history of ever. 
Not that I read many short stories. Or poetry.
Still! I bet The Bane Chronicles is still the best.
I love it so much.

I don't care what anyone says about the upcoming new trilogy of Magnus Bane. After you read The Bane Chronicles, there is no way you won't want a full Magnus trilogy.

P.S: I really didn't like the Ba Sing Se story ARC. I found it to be even more disturbing than blood bending.  


Kyoshi Warriors: best warrior character

Ah... but practically every fantasy book has warriors in it.
And all I read is fantasy books. 

The best warrior award has to go to someone truly awesome.
And that would be everyone's favorite Greek demigod Percy Jackson.
Half boy. Half god. Perfect hero. 



㊋Book Three: Fire㊋ 

Zuko: best redemption arc\a redemption arc that should have happened

I get the urge to shout "Grant Ward should have totally gotten a redemption arc so WHY didn't he?!"
But since we're talking books here, and not TV shows, I shall suppress said urge. 

How I love Zuko. I mean-- redemption arcs.
Fine, I mean both.
Just like with every good redemption arc, you start with hating the character, proceeds to sympathizing with them, and ending with desperately hoping for a chance for them to redeem themselves.
That was my exact process with Zuko.
Also with Damon (Vampire Diaries).
And Grant Ward (a redemption arc tat should have totally happened).

Moving out of the TV shows category, I absolutely loved the redemption arc of Warner from Shatter Me. Did not see this one coming.


A redemption arc that should have totally happened (and sort of, yet not exactly, did) is of Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments.
Another one is of Cruce from Fever (though there is still a chance it might happen - if very doubtfully so).


Iroh: wisest character

First one that comes to mind is Dumbledore from... wait, do I really need to say from where?
There is only one Dumbledore.

There is also Chiron from Percy Jackson

The reason I'm not going with characters like Annabeth and Artemis Fowl is because I find 'wise' to be different than 'genius' and 'smart'.
Wise is someone with a lot of life experience. Someone calm and poised who doesn't rush important decisions.
Someone like Dumbledore, Chiron, and Iroh 


Azula: best downfall 

Ah yes, Azula's downfall was quite the thing.
Quite the best thing.
I'm pretty sure I hated her so much more than I hated the firelord. 

Another best downfall?
Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles.
That was well deserved combined with "FINALLY!"
I don't think I was ever that satisfied seeing the bad guy going down.



⾵Final Book: Air⾵

Appa: favorite fictional animal


Oh Appa. He's so cute!

I don't seem to read many books with fictional animals.
You know what fictional (sort of) animal I really want as my own?
Mister Kindly from Nevernight
Don't you just want a loyal shadow cat of your own? 


Aang: Purest Cinamon Roll

It took me a while figuring out what Purest Cinamon roll means.
What I gathered: it means innocent (in a sense).
You know, like a four-year-old little boy or girl are so cute and innocent.

This question could be a problem.
There aren't many innocents in fantasy books. Definitely not in sci-fi. And contemporary? I don't read all that many of these.

An innocent character, huh? 
Well... there is Mac from Feverthat being said, she was only the picture of innocence in the first book or so. Then... well, then she became fearless, awesome, tainted Mac. 

There is Tyson from Percy Jackson. Never really felt much for him, but he's definitely a pure Cinnamon Roll. 

I also want to say Peeta from The Hunger Games. Considering what the guy went through... he remained pretty innocent. The guy, unlike Katniss, was never built for The Hunger Games. 

P.S: I love Aang! Isn't he the purest cinnamon roll ever? 


Avatar state: a stubborn character\a character that struggles with letting go

If we were talking TV shows again, I would say Emma from Once Upon a Time.
That woman is the most stubborn character I have ever seen on TV.  

But since we're talking books: 
Celeste from Flat-Out Love, who is struggling with letting go.
Victor from Kids of Appetite, who is struggling with letting go.
Katniss from 
The Hunger Games, who is struggling with a serious case of general stubbornness and suicidal tendencies. 




And that's it for The Last Airbender Book Tag!
I absolutely loved doing this tag. It was such a fun ride.
I also strongly urge you to watch Avatar The Last Airbender if you haven't already.
And if you feel like doing this tag (since it's been around for a while and
I don't know who did it and who didn't) - please do!
See you soon (:
Until then...




"Some friendships are so strong, they can even transcend lifetimes."  
-- Avatar: The Last Airbender 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Celebrating the Little Things Tag




Hiatus and all, I'm putting *pause* on reality to do this tag.
I miss blogging, I miss all of you bloggers and readers.
It's been slowly killing me not blogging lately.
And as much as I want to shout "I'M BACK!" I know I can't make any false promises.
That being said, I'm doing my best. And I hope... you can be patient with me as I try to figure out where blogging fits into my life right now.
Because it will fit somehow.
I just need to find how.


So, not so long ago I saw my friend Esther from Chapter Adventures doing this tag.
And, since she tagged everyone, it would be impolite to refuse.
I also really want to do this wonderful tag, so here is that.
Shall we?  



                                                             ⬥    ⬥    ⬥  




⚬ Who was your very first follower (if you can find out)? Tag them and give them a shout out! ⚬ 

*conducting a quick web investigation* 

My first follower was...
The one and only, my BBFF, Esther from Chapter Adventures!

Me and Esther go way back. All the way to May 2016 when I, awkwardly, sent her an email that went sort of like this: "OMG, I love your blog! How do you do this? Can you give me some advice?!"

Esther, though, wasn't baffled by this out of nowhere email sent to her by a complete stranger in desperate need of some guidance.
The advice she gave me, the warm and welcoming email she wrote to me, were far more helpful and valuable than any "how to" posts I read until then. 

I strongly encourage you to not only visit her blog but also to get to know the amazing person that she is. 


                                 ⚬ What was the last milestone you reached? 

Talking numbers, that would be 50 followers on bloglovin. 
But, honestly?
The most amazing thing I get with every post, the thing that surprises me again and again, every time I see it, is the comments.
Your comments mean everything to me.
They're what makes me smile, makes me laugh and makes me grateful.

Believe it or not, recently I saw a couple of blogs with so many likes and so many followers and absolutely no comments. 
It made me sad, and it made me grateful for every single comment I get.

Your comments are what makes me want to keep on blogging.
No pressure or anything ;) 



          ⚬ What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! 



My very first post is also my most watched one and it's Introductions and Such.
Thank you all you wonderful people who took the time to read my rantings about me and Magiverse! 



         ⚬ Who was your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out! 


My most recent follower and friend is Uma from Books Bags Burgers.
She already recommended a book to me (Three Dark Crowns by Kendra Black), we bonded over our love for Percy Jackson, and I absolutely love her blog design.
I'm really glad we met, Uma! 




⚬ What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out! 



Well, this is a tricky questions considering I... don't have a like button on my blog.
*tam-tam-tam*
I've been trying to figure out how exactly do I add one on blogger but I gave up on the attempt.
In any case, I'm going to shout out to the first person who took their time to comment on my last post. 


My last post was Infinity by Jus Accardo - Book Review and the first wonderful comment was my dear friend Erika Gold from Books & Stars and the Pages in Between.



⚬ How many months have you been blogging for? ⚬ 




Woah, it feels just like yesterday when I started blogging. But, in reality, it's been a little over 8 months!
We're getting closer to Magiverse one year anniversary.
They grow so fast (*sob-sob*). 




⚬ Do you have any bloggers that you're friends with? Give them a shout out! ⚬ 




Of course.
I'm pretty sure I only have blogger friends.
Where are you people who read blogs but don't have a blog of your own? Have you gone extinct? 😯


Sadly, I can't write out every single blogger I know because there are just so many!
So I apologize in advance for everyone who might feel left out (I'm truly sorry! I appreciate you all so much). 

Special thank you from all my heart for Esther, Erika and Lauren for supporting me, being such good friends to me, and for... well, being yourselves (: 



⚬ Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out! ⚬ 



My last tag was the Fairy Tale IRL Book Tag and I honestly have no idea who created it. Trust me, I checked. I couldn't find out who. Whoever it was, you're amazing! I loved this tag. 


So the tag before that was The Pokemon Go Book Tag created by the lovely Aentee from Read at Midnight. Which I did all the way back in August and... yeah, my hiatus is worst than I thought.
*shame* 


Awesome tag, Aentee!  




⚬ Have you any social media related to your blog? ⚬ 



But of course.
Feel free to say hello to me on TwitterGoodreads, and Instagram.
I'm especially known to hang around these parts of social media. 




⚬ Last but not least... just say thanks to all your followers. ⚬ 




*Taking a big breath*

THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Needless to say, I couldn't have done it without you all.
You're the best part of my blogging.
THANK YOU! 💗




And that wraps up this heartwarming Celebrating the Little Things Tag.
I enjoyed reading it on other blogs just as I enjoyed writing it myself.
It's never too late or too much or too little to celebrate the little things.

On another note, you may have noticed I have been using some emoticons
in this tag.
Yep, blogger added them and I got excited 😉

Thank you all.
I tag everyone reading this post.
Go do this tag - it's one of a kind.

See you soon!



You don't realize how much you miss something till it comes back to you, and then you wonder how you went so long without it.  
-- The Assassin's Curse, Cassandra Rose Clarke 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Infinity by Jus Accardo - Book Review


* I received this book from Entangled Publishing LLC via Netgalley for an honest review. As always, I only ever write my true thoughts *


                            
                                                      Infinity by Jus Accardo
                                           Publication date: November 1, 2016
                                                          My rating: 4 stars


Best parallel universes book I have ever read (and trust me, I tried a few). 

Infinity was... wow.
Not what I was expecting. I had no idea this book was going to render me unable to do anything other than reading it.
My heart was pounding. My mind was all the way in. 
The risks were high and I was constantly scared for the characters. 

My favorite kind of book. 

I usually don't like to compare books to other things but, for lack of better words right now, I would say this book was somewhat of a mash-up between The Long GameHunting Lila and the anime Steins Gate. 

In other words: it was fantastic.  

 ∞∞∞


Kori is a 17-year-old artist. She's witty, tough, and a rebel who goes by her own rules.
That's how life is when you have a commander for a father and a mother dead from cancer. 

After getting caught for vandalism and her father too busy to deal with her, Kori finds herself babysitted by two strange army guys who are practically her age.
She doesn't need babysitting, but it doesn't seem like she has much of a choice in the matter.

What should have been a one time deal turns into a chase across the city after a bloodthirsty psychopath from another dimension.
A psychopath who's not only determined to wreck havoc until he finds what he wants but also kills Tori. Again and again and again. He doesn't really care how many dimensions it's going to take. 

Well, this Kori cares.
And she'll be damned if she does nothing to stop it. 

Ignore the official synopsis on Goodreads.
Ignore everything.
This is a book that needs to be read.
I can't tell you much more because most things in this book need to come as a surprise. Which is why I'm assuming there is hardly any actual information in the official synopsis. I tried to give here as much as I could but I don't want to ruin the experience for you.
So... read it. And then discuss it with me. Okay? (: 

  ∞∞∞


Full Review (with spoilers)


This is a story of love and revenge.

Across dimensions. 
It's been a while since I've read a story like that. 


At the beginning, I was almost as clueless as Kori as to what was going on. 

In the grand scheme of things, of course I knew a little bit more than her - like the fact that Dylan, Noah, and Cade were from a different dimension.
But aside from that, I knew nothing more.
The synopsis didn't give anything away and so we slowly unearthed things from Kori's POV. 

Slowly, because everyone seemed not to want to tell her anything at all. 

Got to hand it to Kori, she refused to back down.
Which I absolutely freaking LOVED about her. 

Do you know those books where everyone seems to know something the protagonist doesn't? And they all hide it from her for 'her own good'?
Well, I hate it.
I hate it so much.
And so does Kori.
Because more often than not, it ends up being the reason something horrible happens. How can the protagonist protect herself from something that obviously concerns her if everyone keeps on hiding the truth from her?
It makes no sense.
And many times, the protagonist gives up the fight or doesn't fight strongly enough for answers.
Not Kori. Kori doesn't follow orders. She questions them. She questions everything.
And she's also smart, tough as nails, and very perspective.
She's not a girl to be messed with.
She's someone I want as my friend.  

Then we have our two boys, Noah and Cade. Who are brothers in everything but blood.
They just saw the murder of their sister \ lover, and before they even had time to grieve they were forced to jump from dimension to dimension after the killer, who is not only hell bent on finding his dead lover, but also in killing Kori in every dimension.
How does a person even begin to deal with that kind of thing?

Well, there is the Cade method of dealing, which includes trying to save Kori as many times as it takes.
Despite the fact that his own Kori is gone, he doesn't intend to let any other Kori out there die.

And then there is the Noah method of dealing, which includes distancing himself and throwing all his pent up anger on the looks alike of his dead sister.
He refuses to believe Kori (our Kori) is her because he knows that if he'll get emotionally attached, even for a second, and she dies again... he wouldn't be able to take it. 

And then we have our run in the mill psychopath, Dylan, who will kill everything and everyone until he finds the girl he loves.
Which is disturbing, wrong, insane, psychotic but also... sympathetic.
Which I hate that I feel that way, because I hate Dylan so much. I hate that I feel even a twinge of sympathy for this maniac.


He's doing all the wrong and twisted things. There are so many other ways he could have gone about it. Like, I don't know, maybe try to find Ava without killing anyone?
But the guy went insane the moment he lost Ava.
Even if he gets some version of her back, I don't think he'll ever be the same again.
He won't be forgiven anyway. Not for everything he's done. 

At least he did one good thing at the end, giving Kori a chance to live.
Doesn't mean I like him for it. 

It wasn't funny, but for some reason we all burst out laughing. 

Ah, there is nothing quite like that bonding moment after an almost death, is there? 

I loved the tentative relationship between Noah and Kori. It was the sweetest thing.
Noah had lost his sister, and Kori is missing a brother. 
Despite the fact that it will never be the same, that our Kori will never replace the Kori Noah grew up with, I really feel that... towards the end, they started seeing they could have a special brother-sister bond of their own. 

I just loved all those little moments between them; when they held hands, when Noah was terrified after Kori was shocked, and when Noah was smiling from ear to ear as he realized Kori wasn't going to die but actually join them in their hunt across dimensions. 

Hi! I'm Kori, your almost cousin, and these two guys are from alternate reality where, apparently, we're both dead. If you'd kindly come with us, you could help stop a multiverse-hopping lunatic, who has a serious hard-on for you, from killing a lot of people. 

*laughing uncontrollably* Yeah, I'm sorry, Kori, but even I, a hardcore fantasy lover, would have thought it lunacy.

Now that Dylan is not dead and the hunt continues, I can't help but wonder what's in store for us next. 

What I'm hoping would happen: 

  • More Kori & Noah bonding time (because there would never be enough of that).
  • More Cade & Kori getting to know each other time (which I'm sure we'll get).
  • Some much needed information about who Ava is. Because, honestly, all we really know about her is that she loves black colors, she's Kori's cousin in many dimensions, she died in a car accident, and she's the love of Dylan's life.
    What we don't know about her is: did she love Dylan just as much as he loves her? What was she like - in terms of personality? How did she get along with Kori, Cade, and Noah? And basically everything else. When you think about it, we really don't know anything about her.
  • Kori meeting her mother. Yes, we all know it will never be the same and that Kori's real mother is dead, but... like Kori said, it doesn't matter as long as she'll get to have at least one last conversation with her mother.

And that's pretty much all I can think of at the moment.
This book was great and I enjoyed it so much.  

And now... 

I think I'm going to read Jus Accardo other books as I wait for the next Infinity. 




Another Love - Tom Odell


In an infinite universe, anything that could be imagined might somewhere exsist.
 
-- Dean Koonz, Dead and Alive


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Most Anticipated Books of November 2016


Well hello there.
And thank you for joining me in my November 2016 most anticipated book talk \ possible fangirling. 


What can you expect: 


  • November 1st. A looot of November 1st. 
  • An author who disappeared so long ago, no one thought she will be seen again. Until... 
  • Certain someone was approved for 3 ARCs in this list (and is, naturally, overjoyed about it). 
  • A book that refuses to show up on kindle. 
  • A book so awesome, surely it must not be true.

I got your attention, didn't I?
*muahahaha*




Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

Coming out: November 1, 2016

Thanks to Orion Publishing Group & NetGalley, I was ever so lucky to get an ARC of this book I was so highly anticipating.

While I didn't love it as much as I wanted to, I did very much enjoy it. And I am very much excited for the next one.
For more details about that, feel free to check out my book review  of Archangel's Heart.

But before I move on to the next book, I'll give you a quick overview of the first book in the series: 

The series takes place in a world like our own. That is if our world was ruled by angels and vampires were a common thing to see on the streets.
Elena is a guild hunter, responsible for protecting the humans and making sure the vampires oblige the rules set my the angles.
One day, she's called for a special mission by one of the 10 most powerful angles in the world - the Archangel of New York, Raphael.
Yeah, things definitely don't go as planned from there...


The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Coming out: November 1, 2016

It's a cover like this one that makes me want to move to the US right now so I can buy the actual book.
*dreamy sigh*

I have heard nothing but amazing things about The Sun is Also a Star & Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Reading The Sun is Also a star synopsis, I was hooked.
Sounds like a beautiful YA contemporary romance story.
I'm always into it.



Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Coming out: November 1st

Also, covers like this.
Though this time I am going to get to see this cover up close.
Why?
Because a certain book *ahem-ahem* Bad Blood *ahem-ahem* refuses to appear on my kindle.
Same thing happened with the previous book in the series (All In).
For reasons I will never understand, sometimes you can't purchase certain books in certain countries.
As in, if I was in the US right now, I would probably be ale to buy this book on my kindle.
But as I am not in the US right now, I can't purchase this book on my kindle.

What kind of logic is that?
Don't know.
All I know is I have to read this book. Have to. As I am currently obsessed with Jennifer Lynn Barnes books (best YA thriller author ever).

Which is why I'm going to spend extra money to get it shipped to my little country.
Worth it.
Anything for Bad Blood.



Infinity by Jus Accardo
Coming out: November 1, 2016


I got an e-ARC!
Which I haven't read yet because I literally just got it.
And I'm so excited about it! 

Infinity is a YA sci-fi novel about jumping through dimensions.
Which is almost as exciting as time travel. Sometimes more, depending on how well it's performed.

The positive reviews and the synopsis were enough for me to want to read this book.
Also, the fact that a few of my friends on Goodreads want to read it.
Also, dimension travel.
Also, I got an ARC.
So...



Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Coming out: November 1, 2016

ARC number 3 I received from the publisher via NetGalley.
I've had my eye on this book for a while now.
Also, thank you, Lola from Hit or Miss Booksfor recommending this book to me!

How many fantasy-steampunk YA LGBT books can you say you've read?
Not many, huh?
Well, you're in luck because Timekeeper is just it.

Taking place in a world where time literally lives in clock-towers, we follow our protagonist Danny in his mission to save... well, time. All while he falls in love with a spirit of a clock-tower he would do anything to protect. 

I've reached about 12% into Timekeeper, and while I'm really intrigued by the concept of this book (haven't read steampunk before), and by the characters and where they're going, I stopped there for now because it was really hard for me to get into it.
The story just felt so... slow.
I can't really describe it other than the fact that I had trouble keeping my focus as I was reading it.
    


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Coming out: November 1, 2016

Is November 1st some sort of international date for book releases I'm unaware of?
It sure does seem this way.

I'm honestly not sure what The Diabolic is about, other than: 
A) the cover creeps me out a bit (I'm not a huge fan of butterflies) 
B) I've seen this book going around all over the place. 

Okay, so, I have read the synopsis and...
yeah, I still have no idea what this book is about.
All I got was:
A humanoid teenager built to protect a senator daughter.
She must disguise herself as the senator daughter and go to the capital as a hostage.
There is a power-mad emperor, rebellion, and romance.

What more does a book-lover girl like myself need?


The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Coming out: November... 15, 2016 (don't worry, we're done with the 1st)

No no, you definitely did not read the name of the author wrong.
It is indeed the original Stephenie Meyer.
You know, Twilight, the host, and all.

I was like "WHAT!" when I heard Stephenie Meyer was coming out with a new book.
More out of surprise than excitement, I admit.
Stephenie Meyer was gone for so long...

I do, however, feel like I owe it to my 13-year-old self to read this book.
My 13-year-old-self was obsessed with twilight.
And I do mean obsessed. 
Indeed I was.
The nostalgia... (:

I highly doubt I would come even close to liking it if I read it today.
It's a sad truth but it is the truth.
It doesn't mean The Chemist is anything like Twilight, though.
I read the synopsis and it actually looks like an adult thriller novel.



Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Coming out: November 22, 2016


Two teenagers, a boy and a girl, are forced against each other to become professional reapers.
One of them must die. The other must become an apprentice.

Okay, so this book sounds so cool! 
I haven't read anything by the author but I heard great things about his Unwind trilogy.
I'm very much looking forward to reading Scythe!



And that's it for my Most anticipated books of November 2016 post!
                                                      Hope you guys enjoyed.
                                      Hope you found new books you want to read.
                                What are your most anticipated books of the month?
                                I'd love to know if I'm missing out on anything great!
                                                   Let me hear your thoughts (:
                                    Also, for those of you who celebrated Haloween,
                        I hope you had a spooooky night. If it's the kind of thing you like.
                 Some recommended spooky reads (if you haven't had enough of those already):                                  Nevernight by Jay Kristoff and The Call by Peadar O' Guilin.
                                                                Until then...




"You see, a conflict always begins with an issue - a difference of opinion, an argument. But by the time it turns into a war, the issue doesn't matter anymore, because now it's about one thing and one thing only: how much each side hates the other." 
-- Unwind, Neal Shusterman