Series I want to Complete In 2020: Potion Diaries!!

So this is another lesser known fantsay series that is on my febuary tbr that I would love to tackle this month!!

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There’s trouble in Nova and the citizens of the kingdom must once again put their faith in Samantha Kemi to save the day in the final novel of the “charming and humorous” (Kirkus Reviews) Potion Diaries series.

After the royal tour, Samantha Kemi thought she could take a break from saving the day. Her grandfather Ostanes is healthy, she’s about to be named a Master Alchemist, and Princess Evelyn is happily married to Prince Stefan.

Except—Sam has no proof that Evelyn is happily married because she hasn’t seen the princess in days…Prince Stefan is now the public face of the Royal family.

Princess Evelyn has gone MIA just when Nova (and Sam) needs her most. A surge of magic is spreading across the country—like a virus—and every Talented person is suddenly more powerful. With the Talenteds getting stronger, Ordinary people begin to worry about an imbalance in the magic streams—and in society. When a group of Talented kids—Sam’s sister Molly Among them—are attacked with a powerful sleeping potion, Prince Stefan is convinced that the Ordinary people are taking a radical stand against Talenteds and reinstates the old ban on traditional alchemy.

Now Sam’s hands are tied. Does she trust Nova’s scientists to find a synthetic cure to this curse, or does she break Stefan’s royal decree and use her skills to save her little sister—and possibly all of Nova—from a forever sleep?

Book Information!!

  • Series: The Potion Diaries (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 31, 2017)

So what are some series you want to complete in 2020! This is one that is high on my list!

Later book lovers!!

Throw Back Purchase TBR: Seraphina

So here is another one of the reads I must tackle this year!!

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Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina’s kind.
 
Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by side—but below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian.
 
As the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult . . . and its discovery could mean her very life.

Book Information!!

  • Series: Seraphina Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Ember; Reprint edition (December 23, 2014)

Author Information:

Rachel Hartman is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy novel SERAPHINA, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2013 Morris Award, and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Coming in 2018 is TESS OF THE ROAD, a third novel set in the same fantasy world, following the adventures of one of Seraphina’s younger half-sisters. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings with a madrigal choir (the QuasiModals), walks her whippet in the rain, and is learning to fence. You can visit her blog at http://rachelhartmanbooks.com or follow her on Twitter at @_rachelhartman

Let me know if this series is on your TBR!!

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Throw Back Purchase read!!! The Invisible Library

So I am trying to get better at reading outside my favorite genres so here is a adult series I am dying to start!!

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One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…
 
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen. 
 
London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.
 
Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (June 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

Author Information:


Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the National Health Service in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of the Invisible Library series, including The Mortal WordThe Lost PlotThe Burning PageThe Masked City, and The Invisible Library.

Let me if this older adult series is also on your TBR!

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Throw Back Read: Traitors Prince!!

So one of my major goals of 2020 is to get caught up on series that I have neglected and this read is one I am hoping to tackle soon!!

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A dark epic fantasy inspired by The Prince and the Pauper and the fairy tale The False Prince,from bestselling author C. J. Redwine. Perfect for fans of the Court of Thorns and Roses series and the Wrath and the Dawn duology, The Traitor Prince is a thrilling new standalone novel in the Ravenspire series.

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious impostor takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the impostor’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king—and reveal Javan’s identity—is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena but also by a band of prisoners allied against him, and even by the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive—but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both. 

Author Information:

C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ravenspire series and the Defiance trilogy. She adores Harry Potter, Sherlock, most of the shows on the CW, and Batman. To get sneak peeks, behind the scenes info, giveaways and more, join her fan group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1536518933271462/

Book Information:

  • Series: Ravenspire (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (January 8, 2019)

I am really loving The Blood Spell and I hope to read this companion book soon!

Tell me in the comments if you have read this book your non-spolier thoughts in the comments!!

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Throw Back Purchase TBR: Even the Darkest Stars!!

So another one of the books I am going to focus on my before the end of this year is this dragon themed read!!

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limbers of Mt. Everest—perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition.

This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas.  Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit. 

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Book Information:

  • Series: Even the Darkest Stars (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (November 6, 2018)

Author Information!!

Heather Fawcett has worked as an archaeologist, an aerospace technical writer, and a backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. In her spare time, she can be found reading, hiking, reading, eating ice cream, or reading. She is the author of Ember and the Ice DragonsEven the Darkest Stars, and All the Wandering Light. She lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. Visit Heather online at http://www.heatherfawcettbooks.com.

Throw Back Purchase TBR: The World Greatest Detective

So I picked this read up because it was a former owl crate junior pick and it is high on my owl crate book TBR!!

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Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, returns with The World’s Greatest Detective, a story of crime, tricks, and hilarity for those who know that sometimes it takes a pair of junior sleuths to solve a slippery case.

Detectives’ Row is full of talented investigators, but Toby Montrose isn’t one of them. He’s only an assistant at his uncle’s detective agency, and he’s not sure he’s even very good at that.

Toby’s friend Ivy is the best sleuth around—or at least she thinks so. They both see their chance to prove themselves when the famed Hugh Abernathy announces a contest to choose the World’s Greatest Detective.

But when what was supposed to be a game turns into a real-life murder mystery, can Toby and Ivy crack the case?

Book Information:

  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)

Author Information:

Caroline Carlson is the author of funny and fantastical books for young readers, including The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates trilogy, The World’s Greatest Detective, and The Door at the End of the World. Her novels have won accolades from the New York Times, the American Booksellers Association, Bank Street College of Education, the American Library Association, and Junior Library Guild, among others.

Caroline holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your current TBR!!

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Throw Back Purchase TBR:

I picked this book series up over the summer and it seems like the prefect read to tackle this time of year!

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Holly Cathers and her twin cousins have just graduated from high school, and they’re moving on toward their first semester of college. But no matter where they go, they will never be entirely free of their past. The three are descendants of a powerful coven of witches — in constant danger from a rival clan.

Holly learns from a vision that Jer is still alive. As leader of the coven, she resolves to rescue him despite the fact that he is a member of the Deveraux clan and therefore her enemy. But her efforts are thwarted when her aunt reveals the nature of an ancient curse visited upon all Cathers witches. It becomes clear to Holly that the death of her parents was no accident, and a similar plague is sure to fall on anyone she grows close to. As her power strengthens, can Holly escape her destiny? And if her destiny includes Jer, does she want to?

Author Information:

Nancy Holder has published more than 200 short stories and seventy-eight books, including the New York Times bestselling Wicked series. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and far too many animals. Visit her at Nancy Holder.com.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Bind-Up edition on April 28, 2010
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Let me know if this book is all on your fall TBR!!

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Throw Back Purchase TBR: Split Second!!

This is the last Kasie West book, that I must read, So I have read her entire back list!!

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Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn’t make her present any easier. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. So when Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him in the Norm world, she jumps at the chance. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. She wants to change that.

Laila, her best friend, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want this to happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

Book Information:

  • Series: Pivot Point (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 10, 2015)

Let me know if this is another series you want to add to your completed list by the end of 2019!!

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Throw Back TBR: Even the Darkest Stars!!

I recently picked up this read, I know back when it came out, It was a uppercase pick and really hope I get to read it soon!

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Summary!!

his is the first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest – perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin – not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected – for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself – even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected – or prepared for – with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions – while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Book Information:

  • Series: Even the Darkest Stars (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; 1st Edition edition on September 5, 2017

Let me Know in the comments if this book is on your TBR, Or if you read it, tell me yours non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throw Back Purchase read!! Runaways (book)

So in honor of the t.v show coming back this fall, I really want to read the book that are after season 1 of this series!!

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The Pride, back in L.A.? Their parents, alive? Karolina had never realized hope and fear could feel so much alike.”

Written by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden, Runaways: An Original Novel is a fresh take on the Marvel fan favorite. Including the first issue of the revived Runaways comic series written by Rainbow Rowell and with art by Kris Anka, it’s easy for fans of the comics, fans of the new Hulu TV show, and first-time readers to all enjoy this new take on an old classic.

Turns out murderous Super Villains don’t make for good parents. The Runaways had no choice. They had to kill them. Well, more or less. Now Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase, and Molly are on the run again, hiding out and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. But kids with super powers don’t get to be normal. 

The city is overrun with criminals, each faction bent on murdering them for one reason or another. It’s only when the Runaways uncover the truth behind their parents’ past that they realize the evil isn’t just in L.A.

It’s everywhere.

Book information!!

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Press on January 2, 2018
  • Language: English

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your current TBR, or If you are watching the new marvel show and will be turning into season 3 this december!!

Later book lovers!!