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January 17, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday-Cross Her Heart


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted here at Wishful Endings. The idea behind it is to share upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is Cross Her Heart By: Sarah Pinborough. I read Behind Her Eyes and 13 Minutes by her last year and I loved both. Especially Behind Her Eyes. That was my favorite read of 2017! So I'm VERY excited and highly anticipating this new thriller by Sarah Pinborough. 

Expected Publication Date: May 17, 2018 

Okay, so I don't think the summary really gives us that much information. I don't care though! I loved Behind Her Eyes so much I'd give any thriller by her a try! Are you looking forward to this one as well?  

What upcoming book(s) are you anxiously waiting for? 


January 16, 2018

Book Haul & Updated TBR List!


Book haul time! I received some books for Christmas and I've gotten a few others after. I wanted to share the new ones and update my TBR list. My TBR has gotten wickedly out of control so I really need a full list anyway to keep up with all of the ones I really want to try and read by April! Here's my updated TBR list and I've marked the ones for my book haul as new. 

*Click on the title to view on Goodreads!!*

1. Apart in the Dark: Novellas - (New) Thank you to Gallery Books for this one! 

























12. The Hanging Girl - (New)



13. Gwendy's Button Box - (New)



14. Stillhouse Lake - (New)

15. Brother - (New)

16. I'll Meet You There - (New)




18. Fireblood - (New)

19. The Hate U Give - (New)

20. The Dry - (New)

21. Strange Weather - (New)

22. The Chosen - (New)

23. In Her Skin - (New) Thank you to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux for this one!



I also recently recently received When We Collided, a new copy of Jane Eyre, and a new copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I'm hoping to re-read all of those and re-read The Bell Jar at some point this year, but they aren't on my immediate TBR.

 



I also got these babies when I traded in some books at Half Price books. I need to read all of them eventually as well. 


Well as you can see my TBR is already overwhelming and I'm pretty sure there is no way I'll get all of these read by April. I'm going to try though! 

What books are on your TBR? Is your TBR out of control like mine? 

If you've read any of these books, what did you think of them? 

#HelpMyTbrIsTryingToKillMe


January 15, 2018

Into the Water By: Paula Hawkins Mini Review

The very, very beginning of Into the Water was a bit confusing for me, but after that the book was pretty good. I liked this one more than The Girl on the Train to be honest. In my opinion both books are not anything exceptionally different for a thriller. However, I did enjoy Into the Water and the very end had an unexpected twist and I always appreciate that. I do wish there had been at least one likeable character though. I don't think a book HAS to have a likeable character, but I feel like it's getting a bit stale in thrillers to have all unlikeable characters.
#GoodTwistButNotUniqueEnough

Overall I was entertained by Into the Water and that's really all I can ask for in a book. It's worth a read, but don't expect anything extremely unique. Most of the book is predictable and it's a slow burn. The twist is what bumped it up from a 3 star to a 4 star read for me. If you're a thriller fan I would recommend giving this one a try!
#PredictableButEntertaining


January 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Books I Meant To Get To In 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted here at The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is Top Ten Books I Meant To Get To In 2017. I sure do have plenty of those for a list, but I narrowed it down to ten and hopefully I will get to them all this year! 

*Click on the covers to view on Goodreads.*

1. Beautiful Broken Girls 


2. Throne of Fire


3. The Hammer of Thor


4. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child 


5. Strange the Dreamer 


6. The Crown's Fate 


7. Inside the Victorian Home 


8. The Guest Room


9. The Shadow of the Wind 


10. The Dark Lake 


Here's a picture with some of the books on my list and a few of the other books (including re-reads) that I want to get to ASAP. Also, I may have bought a few books that are now on the top of my TBR list too.

Anyway, I'll do a book haul post later in the week or next week and I think at that time I'll make a complete TBR list that I will do my best not to deviate from. I need help and an intervention obviously! LOL!


That's it for my Top Ten Books I Meant To Get To In 2017! What is on the top of your list that you didn't get to in 2017? Also, do you have plans to get to them ASAP or just whenever you get around to it? Oh, and does anyone have any good tips to help stick to a TBR? 


January 7, 2018

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2) By: Kiersten White Mini Review

I really enjoyed reading Now I Rise, but I didn't love it quite as much as And I Darken. Since I loved the first book so much I couldn't wait to start this one and see what happens next to the Dracul siblings. The story is terrific, however I struggled to stay focused around the middle mark. I found myself a tad bored and frustrated with it for a short time until the pace picked back up again. 
#PacingIssueMidway

The best thing about this series for me is Lada and how ferocious she is. I liked her even more so in this book. I just adore how she is not your stereotypical female character. She is not going to wear a dress, she doesn't care how her hair looks, but she certainly kicks butt! I also love Radu's storyline and the struggles he faces with his feelings and loyalties. 
#LadaKicksButt

Overall I did like Now I Rise quite a bit, despite the minor pacing issue for me around the middle. This series is spectacular and I love how dark it is. I definitely recommend it and I can't wait for book three. I'm dying to see how things will go...I hope it's dreadfully brutal and bloody.
#BookThreeASAPPlease