Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Books on My Wishlist (Plus Updates!!!)

   Hello there! To start this post off (which will probably be extremely long), let me get you updated a little.

  • I'm currently working on a review for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I'm also planning on writing another separate review for A Court of Mist and Fury, the sequel. It may take a while, and I may have to reread ACOTAR, because reading the second book has changed a lot of my opinions of ACOTAR.
  • I posted another lyrics video on YouTube about a week ago, maybe? It's the lyrics to "Knocking On My Heart" by Maggie Lindemann, which I found on Spotify and became OBSESSED with it. Here's the link: Knocking On Your Heart by Maggie Lindemann-Lyrics
  • School's starting soon, which means that I'm going to be reading a whole bunch of new books. I know that people usually read more in the summer, but it seems that I am the opposite. I usually don't read very much at all during the summer, and that makes me sad, but I can't force myself to read! On top of that, I got my new smartphone this summer, so I've been spending a lot of time on it. :/ Whelp. Anyway, what that means: MORE REVIEWS! (Hopefully)
  • THE TWENTY ONE PILOTS CONCERT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't mention it in my last post because it was a tag, but the concert was amazing, and I loved it, and it was everything I hoped it would be, and I want to go to another one with better seats. I'd show you videos that I took but
    a) we were very far away, so the camera quality sucks
    b) you can hear me singing, and let's just say that my singing is...bad and
    c) no way am I taking that much time to upload the videos onto my computer.
    So yes. I'm labeling this post with "twenty one pilots 2016 concert", because I want to believe that there will be more. :D Also, can we all just take a moment to appreciate "Heathens"? (THEY PLAYED IT, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  • Does anyone know someone who could design my blogs for free? I want to fully redesign this blog and my other new blog, but I don't know anyone that still designs blogs for free. If you want to recommend someone, PLEASE comment below with their website, or email, or something.
  • I dyed my hair purple last night!!! Actually, it's just about 1/3 of the way dyed from the bottom up, but it didn't really show, so I'm going tomorrow night to get it redyed. So the color will "pop", quoting my stylist.
   Okay, with updates done, I'm going to get into the real reason I'm making this post--to tell you what books I want to read in the future! The point, you might ask? Well, the point of this post is so that if you have read any of these books, you can comment down below and tell me which ones you loved/hated, which ones you think I should get a hold of first, and which ones I should write some reviews about because you may also want to read them. Sound good? Let's do this then.

  1. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson (DO NOT READ DESCRIPTION IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES OR ARE PLANNING TO READ THEM)
    Publication Date: November 15, 2016


    The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

    Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

    But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

    Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.
  2. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
    Publication Date: February 2, 2016


    The enchantment continues. . . . 

    The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
    With nine stories - five of which have never before been published - and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer's novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
  3. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
    Publication Date: June 2, 2015


    In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight―but she doesn't―and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom―to a prince she has never met.
    On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive―and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets―even as she finds herself falling in love. 
    The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.
  4. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (DO NOT READ DESCRIPTION IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON READING OR HAVE NOT FINISHED RED QUEEN)
    Publication Date: February 9, 2016



The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.
Mare Barrow's blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
      5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
          Publication Date: November 8, 2016


Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo          Publication Date: September 29, 2015


Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don't kill each other first.

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   That's my To-Be-Read/Wishlist Pile right now, and as always, if you have any recommendations or suggestions for me, comment away! Of course, there are always more books that I want to read, but these are just the ones off the top of my head right now. All the information/images for the books came off of Amazon. Enjoy the rest of your summer, guys!!! B)

11 comments:

  1. Hey Trinity! It's been so long :(
    I loved all of your updates. I understand reading more when school is starting. I feel like I'm like that too.
    I do designs, but I'm not as good as the one who designed your other blog.
    Ellie R.
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway!

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    1. Yes Ellie, it has certainly been too long since we've talked! How are you? Morning is awesome at designs, but since the last time I checked her page, she's "off". :) Have you designed anyone's blog? If so, I'd love to see the links!

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  2. Hey Trinity! Allie D. designed my blog for free, and she's really good! Her website is http://alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com/. I know you'll like her, and she's really fast too!

    //Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily! I just ordered! You're a life-saver!!! <3

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    2. No problem! <3 I'm looking forward to seeing your new design. ;)

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  3. Hey! Oh yeah, I love your lyric video, like obsessed with the song. ;P I always love new books to read! I reluctantly scrolled past the shadowhunters book..I have like half the book of cohf left, but I had to start a school book before I could get back to work. We have to read a one school book per week. Have u read the alienated series??? That was a you-choose book I had to read for school!
    ~Katie

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    1. Good girl for scrolling past, Katie. Believe me, you won't believe the spoilers in that description.I have not even HEARD of the Alienated series! Let me guess: is it about aliens? :P Was it good? Let me know if you end up reading some amazing books!!!

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    2. Trust me, it was not easy scrolling past!! Right now I'm on chapter 9! Really?? Its by Melissa Landers, and u guessed right!! Its about an alien exchange student and a girl, and then all sorts of stuff happens and I don't want to give anything away but LOOK IT UP!! ���� yeah, its actually a trilogy!
      ~Katie

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    3. Cool! I've be sure to do that! :)

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  4. Just followed!
    You can check out my rambles at Mic's Room (http://lovelypinkduckshome.blogspot.com/)leave me a note to let me know you stopped by!
    -Mic

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    1. Thanks for following, Mic! I followed back :)

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