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My Favourite Manga!

With the end of 2019 fast approaching, I thought I would share some of my favourite Manga, this list consists of 10 of my favourites, it was so hard to choose only a few so I’ll be doing this in two parts, this list will be Manga that has finished publishing and I’ve completed. There’s a lot that I want to mention so let’s just get into it, these are organised by # of volumes:

Tales of Zestiria by Shiramine – 4 Volumes

This manga is based on the Video Game which I love so of course I had to read the manga too. This follows very closely with the game, especially at the beginning. If you are familiar with the game, I would recommend this, it’s a solid manga adaptation.

Love Stage by Eiki Eiki & Taishi Zaou – 7 Volumes

I really enjoyed Love Stage!! I think it’s super creative and funny and not like a lot of other yaoi manga out there and I adore all the characters and it basically just makes me happy. This is so cute and the covers are super adorable too. I’m notoriously picky with my manga and this is pretty much as flawless as manga gets.

Tokyo Babylon by CLAMP – 7 Volumes

Tokyo Babylon tells the story of a young guy with a ‘pure soul’ who has the power of giving peace to the dead. After some encounters, he gradually starts to lose himself in the corruption of it all. I love the concept of this one. Not the best artwork, but pretty good for an earlier CLAMP Manga.

Bloody Mary by Akaza Samamiya – 10 Volumes

I definitely enjoyed this way more than I should have but it’s shounen ai so of course I did. A vampire called Mary succeeds in finding another boy called Maria and desperately asks for him to kill him which should be no problem for a priest with the ‘powers of exorcism’. However, Maria hasn’t even heard of such a thing. The series seems to be uncovering why Maria hasn’t been told about exorcism and also why Mary is desperate to die. The art was a huge plus for this series.

Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP – 12 Volumes

This manga is aimed at younger readers, generally not my preferred level although anime and manga offer loads of it. But it’s an earlier work which includes a lot of the CLAMP trope-and-character formations recycled into later works aimed at older readers, so is something of a foundation-work for understanding some of their newer works. Artwork is pretty. There’s a “chosen one”, there’s magic and there’s a funny animal sidekick – which also describes about 90% of all manga out there, but Cardcaptor Sakura is covered in such beautiful and warm aura, that it shines through them all, still.

Shugo Chara by Peach-Pit – 12 Volumes

This series is so cute and wholesome! I loved this. It was very cute and very sweet. I loved the artwork and the way the story was told was good. It was pretty easy to read and pretty to look at.

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida – 14 Volumes

This series takes you through one of the most intense psychological and emotional roller coasters. It is able to make you feel each emotion quite vividly, and the artwork is incredible, so detailed. There is so much in the manga that is missed out in the anime.

Ouran Highschool Host Club by Bisco Hatori – 18 Volumes

I didn’t really like the art much at first, having seen the anime first, but I adapted to it and ended up loving this series, maybe even more than the anime. It continues on where the Anime doesn’t and at that point it just keeps getting better.

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya – 23 Volumes

While I used to read a bit of Manga when I wa a kid, this was actually the first series I read all the way through. I read this one a few years ago after watching the Anime. Fruits Basket is probably in my top 3 favorite manga that I have read to date. Now, I wholeheartedly admit that the premise is weird and unlikely, but it’s fantasy. Anyway, if you can get past the initial outlandishness, you discover a story full of heart and darkness.

Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki – 24 Volumes

I cannot begin to describe how amazing this series is. First, the artwork is gorgeous. Whether it’s an action scene, an emotional moment, or horror and madness, the artwork always delivers. Though the comic relief isn’t as frequent as some other series, it’s well done. As for the story,

I have never seen a more twisted take on Alice in Wonderland. Ever. And the beauty of it is that Jun Mochizuki does this without taking away the sense of wonder and innocence involved in discovering a world that isn’t what you thought it was. The Abyss is terrifying, but it’s also, in a way, beautiful. I want to clarify that this is not a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. The plot uses elements from Alice in Wonderland to tell a completely original story.

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles by Clamp – 28 Volumes

Tsubasa is just wonderful. It’s a cleverly written manga with likable characters and a fun journey for readers to travel. This manga is one of CLAMP’s finest work yet. This is a manga where you would get more out of it if you read most of CLAMP’s previous works in order to get some of the references placed in this manga, but you can still read it if you’ve never read anything else by CLAMP. As a whole, this series is fantastic. 

Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima – 63 Volumes

This is probably the longest Manga I’ve ever read with 63 volumes, I usually steer clear of series that are too long, but I love this series. I’ve been meaning to read the manga from the beginning for a while now, and I have finally finished it. This series has been a part of my life for years, so it’ll always have a place in my heart. So even though I know the series is RIDDLED with flaws, I can’t help but still love it.

Have you read any of these? What are your Favourites? Let me know in the Comments?

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Book Haul Revisit Update (Blogmas Day 4)

I haven’t done a Book Haul Revisit for a while – since last June – so I thought I would update you all on what books I have since read and what ones I still need to read. This is only an update to see where I’m at with it, and I still have a lot of books to get through. Once I read through most of these books I will have a new Revisit up – hopefully soon.

Here’s the Books I’ve read since the last update:

I was hoping for more than that, but I only read 3 more since the last update.

I also unhauled:

Books I am Currently Reading:

Now onto the books I am still yet to read:

The total is now 31 books! That’s still a very large number, but in the last update, it was at 44 books. I’d like to get through some more of these this month, maybe for the 30 books in 30 days challenge.

I really do enjoy these revisits and It’s helping me to get through some books, and keep track of my TBR Books. I’ll be doing this each month, I’ll keep a monthly tally. And I’ll summarise each previous month. So that each month we can figure out how I did after last month’s revisit and keep track of how many books I have to read

I’m looking forward to reading these books, although some more than others, So I’ll see how I go with these! There’s quite a few here that I lost all interest in, but I don’t want to unhaul them either, after this month if I don’t end up reading some of these, I will probably unhaul them, I don’t like keeping books that I have no intention reading. Have you read any of these books and if so, which was your favourite? Thoughts? Any of these on your TBR? Which ones do you recommend I read? Let me know in the comments. 

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Christmas Book Tags (Blogmas Day 3)

The last few years I’ve done Christmas Tags so I thought it might be interesting to do them again and see how different my answers are now. So the tags I wanted to go through is the Christmas Carol Book Tag, All I Want For Christmas Book Tag, and Christmas Song(s) Book Tags.

Christmas Carol Book Tag

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Name a villainous character you can’t help but love to hate.

I originally said Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray, and I think that answer still stands, but just for the purpose of making this different, I have a different answer: Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments! He’s one of my favourite despite being the main villain from between book three through six!

All I Want For Christmas Is You

What book do you most want to find under your Christmas tree this year?

I hate to admit that I struggled to come up for an answer to this one. I have no idea what books I want this year for Christmas, that’s new for me, I always have a long wish list of books, though this time my mind was completely blank, but I just remembered the 10th Anniversary Edition of Clockwork Angel was recently released and look how Beautiful it is!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Name a favourite character that had to overcome a major obstacle. Why are they your favourite?

My mind is going blank on all these Questions. What did I even read this year? It doesn’t really need to be a book read this year, but I would prefer to answer most of these with books I read this year. One of my favourite books this year is In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan! Does that count? I figured characters in fantasy books always have obstacles to overcome!

The story gets divided into each year Elliott attends the magical school, from the time he’s 13-years-old until he’s 17-years-old. The story is about Elliott’s friendship with Serene and Luke, and his constant struggle to prevent war between the magical communities in his new, magical world. I love Elliot so much, he’s sassy, sarcastic, nerdy, a pacifist. and just, a general ally to humanity. His mother left him and his father completely neglected him, so Elliott always feels like the people he loves don’t really need/want him in return.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Which characters do you think are at the top of Santa’s “nice” and “naughty” list?

This year I finished reading the Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige, which is works out perfectly for this one. Amy Gumm would be on the nice list, the protagonist who ends up in Oz and has to save it from Dorothy’s evil tyrant, which would mean that Dorothy would definitely be on the naughty list.

Frosty the Snowman

What book just melts your heart?

I have a few this year that were so cute. I tend to like my books with a lot of angst and a lot of fantasy, but surprisingly I didn’t read much fantasy this year as I usually do. But I did read some really good contemporaries or Romances. I adore these books!

Feliz Navidad

Your favourite book that takes place in a country other than you own

Most of the books I’ve read take place outside of Australia so I have a wide range here. But I’m going say The Red Scrolls of Magic, which takes place in different Countries in Europe!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What book do you read to get in the Christmas spirit?

There’s no specific book that I read. I’ve been trying to read more Christmas books. And I love reading them, but there’s no specific book, I do like to centre my TBR around Christmas Books though.

Sleigh Ride

What character would you most want to spend the holiday with?

I would love to spend christmas with The Weasley’s. I said the same thing when I did this tag previously, but that just sounds like it would be a really fun Christmas. I have a small family, and I don’t exactly see much of my family. We don’t do much for Christmas anymore so Christmas with the Weasley’s sounds awesome! This is such a basic answer!

Baby It’s Cold Outside

What book do you hate so much you’d sacrifice it to the fire to stay warm?

This is a kind of a relief but I can’t really think of any books that I read in the past year that I want to sacrifice even if it means freezing to death, I wouldn’t want to burn any of them. I live in Australia where it’s extremely hot in December so it’s not like I would ever need this anyway.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

What book would you recommend to everyone?

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan! Like I mentioned above, I love this book. It gets compared to Harry Potter a lot, but I think it still manages to be its own book and differentiate from other “Magic School” Book. And if this is your thing you should definitely give it a chance! I went into it with absolutely no expectations and I ended up loving it.

All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

1)What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, but maybe also Elliot from In Other Lands, his such a cinnamon roll!

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

I don’t think that there’s any! I read books and ship together characters, but I don’t want to kiss any, even if it’s under the mistletoe! Plus, most of the books I do read are Young Adult and follow 16 year olds and I’m now 21 years old. Maybe a couple years I would have had an answer for this, but at the moment I don’t.

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

  1. Clockwork Angel 10th Anniversary Edition
  2. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  5. Angel Mage by Garth Nix

3) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

This is still the same as the previous time I did this tag: I would like a snowy owl like Hedwig. Or the Marauders Map.

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

Ghost from Game of Thrones.


Christmas Songs Book Tag

“All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Name your favourite bookish couple.

Ty & Kit from The Dark Artifices! Does this count? They’re technically not a couple yet, but I’m going to include it anyway, we all know it’s going to happen eventually. I adore their relationship throughout the series, it’s so cute.

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.).

Our Last Summer by Matthew J. Metzger. Ryan spends every summer visiting his Grandma. I read this book earlier this year, and really loved it.

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Name your favourite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).

I recently read this Novella in the Montague Siblings series. This features Percy & Monty after The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue. This was so cute and fun to read.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town“

What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?

“Last Christmas”

Which book seriously let you down?

I’m really sorry, I know this is a popular, loved book, but Outlander was a let down for me, I heard do much about it and it just didn’t live up to my expectations. I wasn’t a bad book, I enjoyed a lot of it, but there were some things in this book I just didn’t like very much. I am still planning to continue the series though.

“White Christmas”

Which upcoming release are you dreaming of?

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I cannot WAIT for this one. It’s being published early March 2020, a couple weeks before my birthday, so I’ll probably be receiving it for a birthday present.

“You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch”

Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

I actually read a lot of Contemporary this year instead of Fantasy, so I don’t really have a villainous character that I loved. Not any recent ones anyway.

“Frosty The Snowman”

A book which just melts your heart.

“Feliz Navidad”

A book that takes place somewhere other than your home country.

I live in Australia and not many books seem to take place here so basically most books I’ve read are set in other Countries. But for the sake of answering this Question, I’m going to say The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare, this book is sert in different European Countries.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these fun holiday book tags. Have you read any of these books I mentioned above? What are your thoughts on them? Have you done any of these tags? Let me know in the Comments!

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My Festive December TBR: 30 Books in 30 Days – Blogmas Day 2

In December, I’ve decided to do the challenge of reading 30 books in 30 days. I’ve done this once before but never in December, the busiest time of the year, while I’m also participating in Blogmas so I really don’t know how this will go. I have a lot of books I would love to read or finish by the end of the year.

I know that there are actually 31 days but I will only be reading for 30 of those days. As for updates, I’ll aim to do Updates here on my blog every week. This will just be some of my potential reads instead of a strict TBR as I’m really bad at sticking to TBRs. I’ll try to stick to the Christmas theme a little as well, I do have some Christmas books to read. Let’s start, shall we:

Currently Reading:

I have some books that I started reading a while and it’s about time I finished them. I want a mostly fresh slate next year. I kind of ashamed of all the books I’ve started and haven’t finished. Here are all the books I’m Currently Reading:

Potential Reads:

Christmas Books:

That’s all for now! Have you read any of these Books? What are your thoughts on them? What books are on your TBR this December? Let me know in the Comments!

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State of the ARC #4: November 2019

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs. You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post.

CURRENT STATE OF THE ARC

ARCS READ & REVIEWED IN NOVEMBER

Fallen Love by Alex Stargazer
Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

ARCS READ IN NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER NEW ARRIVALS

IN THE WORKS

I am currently reading two Review Copies: 
Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer and The Lake House by Kate Morton.

UPCOMING

LET’S GET MOTIVATED

I’ve had an ARC of this for awhile and still haven’t read it. It centres around a cult and that’s pretty much all I know about it, mainly because it’s written on the cover, I haven’t really heard much about it though, but it sounds interesting! Have you read this book? I could do with some motivation to finally get around to reading it!

Have you read any of the books I mentioned above? Are they on your TBR? What ARC’s did you receive in November? Let me know in the Comments!

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Blogmas Day 1: Welcome to Blogmas 2019

Hello and Happy December!!

It’s that festive time of year again, and I know it’s definitely going to be a challenge for me, but I’m going to try Blogmas this year! I participated in Blogmas last year but not for the first time, that would be 2017! I had so much fun with it both times so I’ll be doing it again this year. I will be posting every day this month. Some of these posts will be Christmas related and some of them won’t be.

I love Christmas time so being able to dedicate an entire month to writing posts about it makes me very happy. I am so excited to share Blogmas with all of you. I’ve got some great festive themed posts lined up for you all through December, and I hope you’re all as excited as I am to countdown to Christmas.

I’ll be covering my usual monthly segments (TBR, Wrap Ups, etc) as well as some Christmas posts, and reflections on my year of blogging & Reading, as well as Reviews, especially Christmas Themed ones. I’ll be scheduling a lot of these post prior due to being super busy and I am also planning on doing the 30 Books in 30 Days challenge, I did this one before, I have a lot of books & ARCs to read before the end of the year with a lot of them being under 200 pages! My TBR (or potential reads) for that will be up tomorrow so stick around if you want to see what books I want to finish 2019 off with.

Are you also participating in Blogmas? Let me know in the Comments! I’d love to see your Blogmas Posts too!

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Review: Nest by Anyta Sunday

Nest by Anyta Sunday

Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, M/M Romance Contemporary, LGBTQIA+
Format: eBook
Pages: 324
Date Read: August 23rd, 2019
Links: 
Goodreads

It just happened.
I wasn’t ready, but it didn’t matter.
You smiled, and it knocked me from my nest, took my breath away, and left me falling,
falling,
falling.


Julian: Enemy. Cousin. Best Friend. Something else?

Lenny: Confused. Fascinated. Frustrated. Broken.

Together, Julian and Lenny are the boy who smiles and the boy who falls.

As with nearly all of Anyta’s work, I enjoyed this re-working of “Lenny for your Thoughts.” This is set in Germany and while it often felt authentic at times the language did not feel grounded in the location. But it was still an enjoyable read.

Julian was first Lenny’s cousin. Then his bully. Then his very best friend. Then his first (and only) crush. Then an awkward ex-friend, who he wanted nothing more than to avoid, other than possibly fully lose himself to.

I adored all of the supporting characters in this book. Ben, Oma, Carolin, Herr Koch. They all added so much depth and feeling to the story, I couldn’t help but fall in love with them.

The main drama in the story surrounded Julian’s bitter, homophobic mother, who knew exactly what ‘could‘ happen and her working behind the scenes to ensure that ‘she‘ didn’t have to go through that embarrassment.

Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the Comments!

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ARC Review: Fallen Love by Alex Stargazer

Fallen Love by Alex Stargazer

Publication Date: December 15th 2019
Genres:  Young Adult, LGBT, Romance

Series: Fallen: A Gay Angel Paranormal Romance, #1
Format: eBook
Pages: 328
Date Read: November 22nd 2019
Links: Goodreads

There are many kinds of monster that walk the Earth. Some are ugly. Others speak beautiful words through forked tongues. But the worst possess the grace of angels, and the hearts of demons…

Upperclassman Conall is rich, impeccably dressed, and set for a prestigious career in the Party hierarchy. He doesn’t lack for anything—except, maybe, love.

When he finds Mark, alone, abandoned and hurt, he doesn’t expect one act of kindness to alter the course of his life forever. There is more to Mark than Conall can even dream of. The beautiful, vulnerable boy Conall knows is not human. A dark power lies within Mark—it can make him immortal… but love might be the price.

Enter the world of Fallen Love, where witches fight politicians and darkness lurks in hidden places. This is urban fantasy like you’ve never read before: there’s diverse romance, flying cars, mystery and of course—there’s magic. Discover why readers are calling it “an incredible story” that “hooked” and “astounded” them!

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy of Fallen Love from BookSirens. All opinions in my review are my own. 

Fallen is set in a dystopian world where America and Russia have fallen. China and a dysfunctional and unbalanced league of nations now make up the world’s political power houses and as such are enemies. In Ireland where the story begins we are met with classes of people; the Upperclassmen, lowerclassmen, and the Fallen.

To say this novel took me by surprise is an understatement. I was not expecting that at all, this was so well written, had a fantastic storyline and the characters were great. Conall and Mark are beautifully written characters with so much depth.

Prior to receiving this ARC of Fallen Love, I had never heard of Alex Stargazer. After finishing Fallen Love, I definitely plan on on reading more of his books. I did at times find myself becoming bored with some parts of this story, which is why this is a 4 star read for me and not 5 stars, but that’s more due to my lack of focus and concentration at times. Other than that, I loved mostly everything about this book.

I’m super intrigued by this story and I am very much looking forward to the next book in The Fallen series.

I know this review is really vague, but I didn’t want to give away too much, as I want you all to check it out for yourselves. So, if this is something that you think you would be interested in, go check it out, it’ll be available to purchase December 15th! Are you interested in reading Fallen Love? Or have you already read this book? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments!

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Release & Review Blitz: Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott

Publication Date: November 24th 2019
Genres: 
New Adult, LGBT, M/M Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 411
Date Read: November 24th 2019
Links: Goodreads
 | Amazon

How long would you wait for true love?

Someday, Someday, an all-new standalone romance by International bestselling author Emma Scott, is live!

Max Kaufman was kicked out of his home as a teen and his life has been an uphill battle ever since. From addiction and living on the streets, to recovery and putting himself through nursing school, he’s spent the last ten years rebuilding his shattered sense of self. Now he’s taken a job as a private caretaker to Edward Marsh III, the president and CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Max soon learns Marsh’s multi-billion-dollar empire is a gold and diamond-encrusted web of secrets and lies.

The longer Max works and lives with the Marsh family, the tighter the secrets tangle
around him. And his heart—that he’s worked so hard to protect—falls straight into the hands of the distant, cold, and beautiful son of a dynasty…

Silas Marsh is set to inherit the family fortune, but his father is determined his heir be the “perfect” son. Before Silas can take over the company and end its shady business practices, he must prove himself worthy…and deny his true nature.

Silas must choose: stand up to his father by being true to himself and his undeniable feelings for Max. Or pretend to be someone he is not in order to inherit everything. Even if it means sacrificing a chance at happiness and real love.

Download your copy today or read for free in Kindle Unlimited!

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. 

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott was so much more than what we expected. Max and Silas’s love story is hauntingly painful and beautiful. The story was emotionally dark and heartbreaking but at the same time full of so much hope, love and light. Their story is flawlessly executed.

This was a story of Max and Silas learning to love and trust in themselves and others, to be loved for who they are, not what they are, rising up above adversity. This book deals with a fair few sensitive issues – bigotry, homophobia, substance abuse, homelessness, prostitution, and conversion therapy.

“He can’t love me. I can’t love him. Not like this. Because this poison…this icy poison is going to follow me forever.

I loved how complex the relationships were with Max and Silas’s families. I get it that we struggle at times to define ourselves to our loved ones after a major revelation yet on some level we are still that same person. Nothing hurts more than the rejection of your parents. We anxiously seek that fragile acceptance of the people who brought us into this world even if we don’t always get it. This theme was at the heart of this story.

It portrays the destructive and futile values of homophobia whilst dealing with people who are undergoing immense mental battles. It shows how Max and Silas find each other as recovering drug addicts but mostly, how they find themselves through each other.

I was utterly convinced by the push and pull of their romantic relationship and loved every moment of the eloquent telling and the depiction of the protagonists. Emma Scott made me feel so much for Max and Silas and long for their happiness and acceptance in all areas of their lives.

It tackles some extremely heavy issues, but in the end it’s bursting at the seams with optimism, empathy, and love. I highly Recommend it!

About the Author: Emma Scott is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and heroes with a heart of gold, you will enjoy her novels.

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November 2019 Book Releases

This is a bit late, but here is the November Book Releases that I’m interested in reading and you might be too. I’ll also be linking them to goodreads, if you’re interested in any of these, click on the titles and check them out.

ARCs To Read:

Shine of the Ever by Claire Rudy Foster – Expected Publication Date: November 5th 2019 – This is a book of LGBT Fictional Short Stories. These short stories explore ideas of sexuality, gender, addiction, recovery, and most importantly, love.

Peter Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Drew Marvin Frayne – Expected Publication Date: November 18th – Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this follows Peter Cratchit, son of Bob from the original story, who has fallen on hard times due to a combination of bad luck and bad choices. Then, one fateful Christmas Eve, three ghosts visit him to show him what was, is, and will be. I love the concept of this and I can’t wait to read it!

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott – Expected Publication Date: November 24th – I’m excited for this book! I haven’t read anything by Emma Scott yet, but I’ve heard positive things about them.

The Wolf and the Sparrow by Isabelle Adler – Expected Publication Date: November 25th – I don’t know too much about this one, but It seems to have a fantasy element that I’m quite intrigued by.

Scott’s Choice by C.A. Sole – Expected Publication Date: November 29th – CJ Scott’s instincts are adventurous, but his father has drummed caution and steadiness into him. About to be persuaded into an arrangement he doesn’t want, a casual encounter one night opens his eyes to less confining possibilities than running a company and entering a boring marriage.

Want to Read:

Children’s & Middle Grade

Legacy by Shannon Messenger – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This is the eight book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series and though I haven’t read any in this series yet, I’m very interested in checking it out.

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – Anyone who has ever read Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series will have a good idea what this new series is going to be like. It features Artemis’s younger 11 year old fraternal twin brothers, Myles and Beckett. 

Young Adult

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – How did I know about that this was being published this month. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this and it’s finally here. This is a new series in the Raven Cycle universe, and features Ronan Lynch as the main character, but also two new characters. I’ve been anticipating this series for the past 2 or 3 years. I actually just bought my copy from Book Depository and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This follows two people through their adventures from their homes to their eventual meeting. Onna is the best student at her school, but because she is a young woman, she is not accepted into Weltsir University. Denied her original goal, Onna decides to find some other way to gain the education she desires.

Sisters of Shadow & Light by Sara B. Larson – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This book follows two sisters who have been trapped in an abandoned citadel with their mother and nurse for fifteen years–since the night the younger sister was born and their Paladin father disappeared. Then a stranger shows up and everything changes.

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – Isn’t it crazy how I keep adding Kristen White’s books to my tbr when I haven’t read a single one? A little bit. But, they all sound amazing! And I keep swearing that I’ll find time to read them soon.  One of my all time favorites is Arthurian Legend ever since childhood! 

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This story follows a girl named Nora, who comes from a long line of magical women. 

Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell – Expected Publication Date: November 5th“A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this gripping, atmospheric debut novel.” – I was hooked on this first sentence from the synopsis.

Coral by Sara Ella – Expected Publication Date: November 12th – This is a retelling of The Little Mermaid and also portrays Mental Illness so I’m really looking forward to reading this.

Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh – Expected Publication Date: November 12th – This book follows Astrid, the surrogate to the rebellious Princess Renya. Astrid is an Outsider: a lower-class person without magic or citizenship. To gain citizenship for her family and healthcare for her father, Astrid must participate in the Race of Oblivion.

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – Expected Publication Date: November 19th – This is the third installment in the Folk of the Air series. I started the first book awhile ago and haven’t had the time to finish it, but I enjoyed what I did read so far.

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao – Expected Publication Date: November 19th – There seems to be a lot of controversy about this one. This is loosely based Anastasia.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Luck by Mackenzi Lee – Expected Publication Date: November 26th – I’m so excited for this one, this is a novella set after The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

Fiction

The Puzzle of You by Leah Mercer – Expected Publication Date: November 1st – After an accident Charlotte cannot remember that she has a toddler daughter – she only remembers a romantic holiday with her husband and her high powered job.

Historical Fiction

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – Set in 1956 in the american west, this book follows newly married and recent arrival to San Diego, Muriel.

Across the Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – Set in 1936 San Francisco, it tells the story of an 18-year-old woman that wishes nothing more than to become a physician and do well in her community. At a time when few women are practicing medicine, it is an inconceivable notion by outside forces.

Manners & Mannerism by Tanya Chris – Expected Publication Date: November 7th – This an LGBT Historical Fiction book, and there’s something that I find so interesting about reading LGBT Characters or Romances in Historical Fiction, probably because there isn’t very many, but they always intrigue me. M/M Regency Romance, Sign me up!

Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey – Expected Publication Date: November 26th – This one sounds so interesting! It’s a Historical Mystery set in England 1912. During a dinner party held in honour of Annabel Clark, a young, rich, American heiress, one of the party guests suddenly dies, murdered by poison. Cecilia, incredibly inquisitive, and horribly bored by her predicament in life, decides to try and solve the mystery.

Romance

The Christmas Deal by Keira Andrews – Expected Publication Date: November 14th – Of course I had to add some Christmas stories as Christmas is fast approaching and I haven’t really read many so far. This sounds really cute though!

A Villain for Christmas by Alice Winters – Expected Publication Date: November 25th – To be honest, I don’t really know much about this at all, but it sounds interesting.

Mystery/Thriller/Horror

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This is set in England and France. Twenty-five years ago, the police found a baby and three dead adults in the mansion. I love the concept of this!

Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew – Expected Publication Date: November 19thImpossible Causes is set on an island called Lark, cut off entirely from the mainland for the winter months. It’s a small, religious community that is deeply suspicious of outsiders. That’s about all I know of this one, but I’m intrigued. I love the setting of a small, isolated island/location.

The Lying House by Rick Mofina – Expected Publication Date: November 26th – I usually navigate towards these types of books that feature themes of Lying & Secrets, I love how mysterious it is.

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Her Crown of Fire by Renee April – Expected Publication Date: November 1st – Rose is just your typical everyday girl, who is starting to have prophetic dreams and can suddenly manipulate fire. This sounds so interesting!

A Faerie Story by Barbara Elsborg – Expected Publication Date: November 1st – This is a book about 3 guys that couldn’t find their place in their families and their worlds. They are all lonely and unhappy. A M/M/M Christmas Romance with a touch of Fantasy. I love the concept of this, it’s not the typical book that I would usually pick up, but I’ll give it a chance. And the book cover is so cute!

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – A new Adult book by Erin Morgenstern! I read The Night Circus a couple years ago and while I didn’t love it, I did enjoy it, and this one sounds so good.

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This is the First book in a new fantasy series. A small-town boy from a remote village learns that he is the Chosen One, destined to fulfill The Prophecy and save the world from encroaching evil. Kel Kade explores this theme in the trope-subverting Fate of the Fallen, book one of The Shroud of Prophecy series.

Novice Dragoneer by E. E. Knight – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This book follows a fourteen-year-old orphaned girl who dreams of becoming a dragoneer. Ileth embarks on a journey that will change the lives of all around her, including the dragons. I love the concept of this and the Cover is so beautiful!

Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This book uses a lot of familiar fantasy tropes – a noble family being punished for the actions of their deceased mother, a princess determined to prove herself as valuable as a son, users of evil magic are burned, there’s a noble laying schemes to get more power and killing off others, etc. It’s also set in a land that’s indistinguishable from medieval Europe. 

Queen of the Conquered Kacen Callender – Expected Publication Date: November 12th Queen of the Conquered is about Sigourney Rose, a woman whose family was murdered when she was young and who is now seeking revenge on the kongelig (the colonizers/”rulers” of the islands) who killed them.

Graphic Novels/Comics/Manga/Light Novels

Black Clover Volume 18 by Yuki Tabata – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – So far I’ve read the first three volumes, I really love this series and would like to continue it. I admit the story has pretty much your typical boy’s manga setting: In a world where everyone possesses magical talents to different degrees and the strongest mages are given knighthood to defend their kingdom, two orphaned boys from the outskirt village vow to join the rank of knights and eventually become the legendary Magic King. The setting is nothing new, but I adore the artwork and the story is exercised in a fast-paced, humorous way, the outstanding supporting characters.

Haikyuu!! Volume 35 by Haruichi Furudate – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – I read a couple volumes of this one a while ago and enjoyed it, although to be honest I had no idea it had this many volumes. This Manga is about Volleyball, I usually steer clear from Sports Manga as I don’t normally enjoy them, but this was quite an enjoyable read and I love to continue

Tales of Berseria Volume 1 by Nobu Aonagi – Expected Publication Date: November 5th – This is the first book in the Tales of Berseria series! This is a spin off to Tales of Zestiria, which I just read, I’m expected for this one. It follows anti-hero Velvet who is out for revenge after her brother was murdered.

Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World Volume 4 by Keiichi Sigsawa & Iruka Shiomiya – Expected Publication Date: November 12th – This is based on the Light Novels, which I haven’t read yet, I’ve seen the Anime though, both the 2003 one and the Reboot. It follows Kino, a traveller moving from town to town only staying for three days in each place.

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Volume 2 by Atsuo Ueda & Hiro Mashima – Expected Publication Date: November 19th – New continent, new dragons, new foes, and new adventures await as Fairy Tail’s strongest team decides to take on the legendary 100 Year Quest. 

Seven Deadly Sins Volume 35 by Nakaba Suzuki – Expected Publication Date: November 19th – Again, I started the Anime first, I really want to start the Manga, I find out about most of these series through watching Anime. This follows a princess in disguise who’s looking for the supposed criminals called after the Seven Deadly Sins to get their help in saving her kingdom from the supposed protectors of the realm, the Holy Knights.

Servamp Volume 13 by Strike Tanaka – Expected Publication Date: November 26th – Another one I discovered through watching the Anime. It follows Mahiru Shirota , an ordinary school student who hates difficult things. He always takes the easy way. One day he picks up a black cat from the street giving him the name Kuro. Surprisingly, Kuro turns out to be a lazy vampire, complaining about exhausting actions. Kuro aka Sleepy Ash, is one of the seven vampire siblings, representing the sin “sloth”. Each Servamp represents one of the seven deadly sins.

I’m sorry this post is so late, one of these days I’ll get it right! Have you read any of these titles? If so, any Favourites? Are any of these on your TBR? Let me know in the Comments so we can discuss them.