On Tuesday 10.04.2018, I unwrapped the best bookmail in a while! I received two parcels and they had books inside I’m super excited to start reading.
First packaged was from Penguin Random House UK, it had: Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.
Thank you Penguin Books UK for my copy; 31st May 2018, ISBN: 9780718184131
Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in fifty years. They called her Eve.
All her life, Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past. But at sixteen, it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate. Until she meets Bram. Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom. But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
Now, that is super interesting ! It sounds like there’ll be lots of sci-fi stuff and maybe a bit of Dystopia? It’s been such a long time since I picked up these type of stories and I gotta say I’m excited to do that.
The second package was from Penguin Random House International and it had three of my most anticipated releases inside –
didn’t you hear me screaming from where you are around the world?
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
HOLY MOTHER I FANGIRLED SO HARD WHEN I OPENED THE PACKAGE AND FOUND THIS GLORIOUS COPY INSIDE!
It’s been two long years of wait – or is it more? – and agony especially after A Torch Against the Night has completely ripped out my heart. I needed to know what happens to all the characters asap and now, I’m merely pages away from that.
Thank you Penguin Random House International for my advance copy, A Torch Against the Night, Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, 12th June 2018, ISBN: 9780448494500
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.
I’m shaking with excitement, anticipation and scared of what will unravel to me with this book. God, help us!
Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh
Well, considering the fact that I got completely and madly in love with Flame in the Mist, I’m super excited to continue on with Mariko’s story in the second and last book in the duology. I can’t wait to know how the story continues, and I surely cannot wait to dive back right into the Japanese world and culture. It was so good, and I expect this to be even more astonishing.
Thank you Penguin Random House International for my advance copy, Smoke in the Sun, Renee Ahdieh, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 5th June 2018, ISBN: 9781524738143
After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice–to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
Who doesn’t like pirates? I mean, it’s impossible to resist such a novel. This book sounds to be thrilling with lots of action going down, heist, and badass adventures. Just what I need. This debut fantasy, YA – lgbt – novel is one that is highly anticipated for many and I’m excited to read and see all the pirates adventures.
Thank you Penguin Random House International for my advance copy, Seafire, Natalie C. Parker, Razorbill, 28th August 2018, ISBN: 9780451478801
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. The crew has one misson: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet. But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command just barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?