Queen of Air and Darkness

IMG_2238I cannot believe the time has come and I know have this book in my hands!! This is absolutely my most highly anticipated book release of the year. I am having flashbacks to last year picking up Lord of Shadows and reliving all the emotions and feelings that came out of that book. I think the Dark Artifices series is fast becoming my new favourite series of Cassandra Clare. I think her writing has gotten more developed and the story of the Blackthorn family is just so compelling. Julian and Emma’s relationship and their progression over the course of the books is wonderful to read, they are definitely one of my favourite YA couples. I am picking this book up and reading it right now!

Happy Reading📚

 

December TBR

The majority of the books on this month’s TBR are books that I need to read to complete/continue on in a few series that I have been loving. I am super excited to read all of these books on the list and I will definitely have more time towards the end of this month to read because the holidays are coming up! I cannot believe that it’s the end of 2018 already, this year has completely flew by!

That being said my TBR for December includes:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Shadow Study and Night Study by Maria V Snyder

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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Pirates by Mackenzi Lee

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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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Arch Enemies by Marissa Meyer

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Wildcard by Marie Lu

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Top 5 Favourite YA Fantasy Series

These are just a few that springs to mind immediately when I think of my top favourites. Some of them are fairly new reads of mine and some I’ve been rereading for years and years but they’ve all managed to make their way to the top of my list.

The 1st of course has to be the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Classic, amazing, legendary and iconic, a staple at the top of my list and will forever remain there! This series consists of The Philosophers Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows.

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My 2nd series on this list is the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. This duology consists of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. These books are beautifully written, complex and intricate. The characters are diverse and plot is fast paced and action packed!

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The 3rd series on my list is Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. This series includes The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. I read these books when they first came back in 2005 and I loved it. Percy’s narrative is so much fun, it’s very fast paced and there are so many plot twists, adventure and friendships it’s just a joy to read.

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The 4th series on my list is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. This series consists of Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storm, the novella The Assasin’s Blade and Tower of Dawn. I actually loved this series. I thought the characters were amazing, the storyline throughout the series is so convoluted and intricate and detailed, I’m dying to continue on in October with Kingdom of Ash.

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The last series on my list is The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. This series includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. This was the series that really brought me back into the reading world. This series is really character driven, with so many jaw dropping, action filled moments that are just so much fun to read! I’ve read and reread this series multiple times and I love it more and more every time.

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Book Releases I’m Anticipating

These are the top 5 book releases of the second half of 2018 that I am eagerly anticipating. I cannot wait to get my hands on these books and I am excited to be continuing on in some of my favourite series.

37486213The 1st book I’m excited to be released is Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake. I believe this is the third and final book in the Three Dark Crowns series that I also read earlier this year consisting of Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne. This is a dark, atmospheric fantasy series that I flew through when I read them. I loved the characters and their growth and the twists and turns that occur are very entertaining to read. Released September 25th 2018

29386918The 2nd book I cannot wait to read is Wildcard by Marie Lu. I read Warcross earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Emika as a character was one of my favourite female protagonists I’ve read this year, she’s clever, she’s street savvy but also tenacious and persistent. I enjoyed the gradual relationship she shared with Hideo and after that cliff-hanger at the end I can’t wait to get stuck in and see what happens next. Released September 17th 2018

51iEa42ZjfL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_The 3rd book on my list is Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I actually have Strange the Dreamer as one of my top 10 books of 2018 so far, so I am excited to jump straight back into that world and continue on in the story. Strange the Dreamer is lyrical and whimsical and different than anything I’ve read before. Released 2nd October 2018

33590260The 4th book I am anticipating for the second half of this year is Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. This is the seventh and I think last book in the Throne of Glass series. I just finished Tower of Dawn and that really catapulted me right back into the story and hyped my back up for this series. I loved reading Throne of Glass and I can’t wait to see how Aelin works her way out of her current predicament and we finally get the outcome of the war. Released 23rd October 2018

81GINBuWPOLThe last book on my list that I can’t wait to get me hands on is Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare. This is the third book in the Dark Artifices series and oh my goodness have I been waiting. Lord of Shadows really broke me emotionally after that ending and I honestly don’t know what is going to happen next. How Emma and Julian and the rest of the Blackthorns are going to deal emotionally as well as the ramifications felt throughout the rest of the clave. This is probably my most anticipated book of 2018 and I’m excited that the release date is getting closer and closer. Released 4th December 2018