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#SlayThatSeries TBR + A Quick Update

Hello everyone! *waves* So… I’m not dead (apparently). First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for their support on this blog and on Twitter – it really means a lot to me. I promise that I haven’t forgotten about you or this blog, it’s just that I’ve been having trouble managing school, work and reading, which has put me in a blogging slump. Also, procrastination

Regardless, I have a lot of plans and things that I want to do here, so you can look forward to a lot of hauls (because I have bought heaps of books), tags, wrap-ups and reviews. I just don’t know how frequent posting will be.

I’m really hoping that, being my first read-a-thon, #SlayThatSeries will help me to get kick started and motivated once again. Plus, it’s the holidays and I now have Twitter so I can finally participate in all that awesomeness!

For those of you who don’t know, #SlayThatSeries is a read-a-thon hosted by Sara @ SarahwithoutanH and Chami @ ReadLikeWildfire (links are to their announcement videos) which provides an opportunity to catch up on series that you’ve been meaning to get to, but keep putting off for whatever reason. They could be series that are completed, ones where only part of the series is published, or you can choose to marathon a series that is completely new to you.

#SlayThatSeries will run from 12am your time on Sunday 27th September (aka today – talk about procrastination…) to Sunday October 4th.

The official twitter account is @SlayThatSeries, you can follow Chami @ChamiRosealia and Sara @_sarawithoutanH

Now that’s out of the way, onto my TBR!

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I’m not entirely sure how much I’ll be able to read this week, but I really want to try and marathon The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’m currently 142 pages into Cinder and am really enjoying it so far (though I’m just waiting for the moment where Captain Thorn waltzes in).

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If by some miracle I manage to finish those, I want to start rereading the Throne of Glass books by Sarah J. Maas so that I can get onto Queen of Shadows and be able to appreciate it to the full extent.

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Ideally, I would love to start with The Assassin’s Blade (which I have not read) but it’s currently on loan to my Aunt, so we’ll see how that goes.

If I’m not really feeling that, I could always start the Chronicles of Ixia by Maria V. Snyder.

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Failing that, I also really want to get to Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan which I own in the stunning hardback edition and counts because it’s part of an unofficial duology with Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods.

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Whichever way it goes, I know that I will never get to all of these books but at least I have options. Let me know your thoughts on what I should read, if you’re participating in this read-a-thon, or just anything in general.

I’ll hopefully be doing daily updates, but we’ll see how that goes. Either way, I will be updating my Twitter with all of my thoughts and progress, so be sure to come find me if you’re on Twitter too.

Have fun and good luck,
Lissa (aka joysofbookworms)

Twitter Newbie

Hello everyone! Just letting you know that I now have Twitter (@joysofbookworms).

If you have any tips, tricks, popular/useful bookish hash tags and people to follow, please let me know. Likewise, please comment your username(s) so that I can connect with you!

Have an awesome day 😉

May Wrap-Up 2015

Hello! I know it’s late, but I thought that I’d start participating in monthly wrap-ups. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Books Read (Link to Goodreads):
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Grey
True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis
Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Nothing But Shadows (Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Hidden Heart (Hidden #2) by Amy Patrick
The Sway (Hidden #1.5) by Amy Patrick
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Books Reviewed (Link to Review):
True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis
Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Nothing But Shadows (Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Hidden Heart (Hidden #2) by Amy Patrick
The Sway (Hidden #1.5) by Amy Patrick
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Despite finishing (and loving) A Thousand Pieces of You just over a month ago, I have still only written half of a review. Whoops…

Other Blog Posts:
Triple Figures!!
Teaser Tuesday #9
Cover Reveal: Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3) by Shannon A. Thompson

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So there we have it! Do you like this format? Should I continue with these monthly wrap-ups? Should I include the Book of the Month, make a separate post or discontinue it? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Book Haul #4: May 2015

Hello! Sorry for the late post, but either my phone or WordPress (I’m not entirely sure which was at fault) kept messing up so this is actually my fourth attempt at posting this book haul.

At any rate, I have 21 books to show you that I have acquired in the month of May and I am super excited about all of them. I shall try to introduce them to you in the same order as I attained them, but we’ll see how it goes. So, without further ado…

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Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder.

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The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas.

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Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Unite Me (Destroy Me & Fracture Me) and Ignite Me (review coming soon) by Tahereh Mafi.

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight and Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor. All three of these are in beautiful hardcover.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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The Wizard of Rondo (Rondo #2) by Emily Rodda.

Emily Rodda is the author who got me into reading, so I’m gradually collecting all of her books in hardback.

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White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) and Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

I have read and loved both the Lux and the Covenant series by her so I thought it was time to read some of Jennifer’s other works. Also, I’m pretty sure the next book in this series comes out later this year.

I have reviews on all of the Covenant books and the last three books in the Lux series.

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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard.

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Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry.

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Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.

Sarah Dessen is the author who introduced me to YA contemporary and I have read all of her books except for Saint Anything and The Moon and More. I’m excited for the promise of a cute contemporary with darker themes interwoven, as is typical of her books.

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

All the Bright Places is the month’s pick for The Book Club of the Opinionated Hufflepuffs – and no, you do not have to be a Hufflepuff to join (I’m a Ravenclaw myself).

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The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski.

I received an eARC of this book via NetGalley and loved it so much that I simply had to get a physical copy.

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An Embed in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir.

This is the next book on my TBR. I will definitely be picking it up over the long weekend (after I finish my review of Ignite Me). I’m super excited to get to it!

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And that’s a wrap! Don’t they look gorgeous stacked up together?

Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and, if so, what your thoughts are.

Cover Reveal: Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3) by Shannon A. Thompson

The day is finally upon us! Today, the new cover of Death Before Daylight, the third and final installment in the Timely Death trilogy, is revealed! This is an extra special occasion as Death Before Daylight never got the chance to be published. However, I was sent an eARC of this finale and it is brilliant! You can check out my review here and if you missed my cover reveals for Minutes Before Sunset and Seconds Before Sunrise you can check them out here and here.

Letter from the author, Shannon A. Thompson

It’s here! It’s here! The final cover of The Timely Death Trilogy has finally been released. A special thank you goes out to Clean Teen Publishing and this lovely Member of the Dark who is helping share this message today. Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy, re-releases on July 28 – with an all new interior and exterior – and both are beautiful. Seconds Before Sunrise follows on August 25, and Death Before Daylight (the only novel of the trilogy to never see the shelves before) is finally getting it’s day . . . hehehe . . . Well, it’s releasing September 15. Even more exciting? You can win prizes throughout all of these events and more by becoming a Member of the Dark . . . or a Member of the Light. Check out the details below! I look forward to speaking with you!

Shannon A. Thompson (a.k.a. SAT)

So, without further adou…

Original Cover:

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Another beautiful cover for this trilogy! I actually prefer this one to the original… Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Synopsis:

Two eternities. One ending.

“Harmony would only come with destruction.”

The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.

While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon’s identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica’s shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.

In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

Dark Activities:

Become a Member of the Dark (or Light) by emailing ShannonAThompson@aol.com. Your email will never be given out, and you are not required to do anything, but you will win more prizes the more you participate.

Win a paperback of Minutes Before Sunset via Goodreads! 

Pre-order Minutes Before Sunset

Stay Updated via The Timely Death Trilogy FB page

Visit the Extras Page

Pin your favorite photos from The Timely Death Trilogy Pinterest board

But most of all . . .

Stay Dark.

Teaser Tuesday #9

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

– Grab your current read.
– Randomly open a page.
– Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

There’s an ache in the pit of my stomach that’s gnawing on my nerves. I want to hate him and judge him and scream forever but I’m failing because all I see is an 8-year-old boy who doesn’t remember that he used to be the kindest person I ever knew.

What are your Teaser Tuesdays? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to check them out 🙂