January New Releases I’m Excited For!

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It’s a new year and of course that means tons of new books! January is LOADED with new releases and I can’t wait to get my hands on a lot of them.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Release Date: January 2nd

Everyone has been raving about this book, I don’t think there’s anyone out there who ISN’T loving this book! I also love this black and gold cover from Barnes & Noble and I think that’s the one I’ll be getting. I need to read more Fae books!


Everless by Sara Holland
Release Date: January 2nd

This one is like a fantasy mixed with the movie ‘In Time’ if you’ve ever seen that, people use time off of their lives as currency. I am down for this!


Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Release Date: January 2nd

Well I already have the Wonder Woman book so I need the Batman one, it’s just good manners.


Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
Release Date: January 2nd

A dystopian, western featuring a girl who fights against a corrupt city. I like the blend of two very distinct and different genres, I think it will prove to be a very unique book.


Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking
Release Date: January 2nd

I was lucky to recieve an e-galley of this book and really enjoy it. It’s about Valkyries who are put in charge of slaying the other immortals on Earth, including many different supernatural beings from many different mythologies around the world.

You can read my full review here. 


A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
Release Date: January 2nd

I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK! It reminded me a lot of the movie ‘Avatar’ with the lush flora and fauna on a far off planet that a group of humans now inhabit along with the indiginous people. The world building is seriously creative, unique, and amazing.

You can read my full review here. 


The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser 
Release Date: January 2nd

This one is about a girl who finds a book that whatever she writes in it comes true. Sounds very “Inkheart” and also kind of like “Death Note” hopefully not the latter, haha!


Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Release Date: January 9th

This is being described as Indiana Jones in space and that right there has me sold.


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Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Release Date: January 9th

The third book in this series I’m excited to read about one of the “nonsense” worlds and hope that McGuire gives us more books!


Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Release Date: January 16th

While I have yet to finish the last 2 books I am 100% ready for this one too so I can binge!


Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Release Date: January 16th

All I know is this is about an unsolved kidnapping mystery and a new kid attending the school where it happeend tries solving it but also a new crime that has appeared as well. Sounds pretty good though.


Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Release Date: January 23rd

I’m SUPER excited for this one because 1.) the cover is gorgeous and 2.) it’s a fantasy about a necromancer and it’s also LGBT!


Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
Release Date: January 23rd

This fantasy sounds badass, it’s about a sisterhood of elite warriors that use telepathic blades. Awesome.


Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Release Date: January 23rd

This one seems like a really fun and cute read featuring POC and also an asexual main character


The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Release Date: January 30th

This one is a about a girl whose grandmother wrote a book of dark fairy tales and when her mother is kidnapped by something that claims to be from the land portrayed in those tales she is determined to rescue her. It SOUNDS great but I haven’t been hearing great things about it so far, so eehhhh.


Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
Release Date: January 30th

A high fantasy about a girl who marries a king to ensure the safety of her family and her people but finds out her husband is hell bent on destroying Elementae, people who have control over the elements, and discovers she has these abilities. Sounds really good though!


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Meet Cute by Various Authors
Release Date: January 2nd

Thunderhead (Arc of the Scyth #2) by Neal Shusterman
Release Date: January 9th

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Release Date: January 16th

Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Release Date: January 16th

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Are you also looking forward to any of these books?

Have you read any of them yet (ARCs etc)?

What are some January releases I didn’t include that you’re looking forward to?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

Down The TBR Hole #12

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I actually get rid of a ton! I hit the patch in my TBR full of old books I have zero interest in!

If you missed my other posts of Down the TBR Hole here they are:

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 779


Book # 111

Nightfall by Jake Halpern

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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At one point I actually REALLY wanted to read this because it sounds slightly creepy but I’ve seen almost nothing but “meh” reviews for it so I just don’t want to waste my time with books I’m not sure I’ll fall in love with.

The Judgement: Go


Book #112

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Date Added: July 28th, 2015

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A classic high fantasy, which is pretty much the only reason I added it. I have higher priorities on my list for popular high fantasy and I just don’t think I’ll be wanting to read this one right now.

The Judgement: Go


Book #113

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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This is one that I feel “eeehhhhh” about because I didn’t really like “Shadow and Bone” a TON but I do think there’s potential for me to like the Grisha trilogy more. I think I want to give it another try so let me know if you think the trilogy gets better as it goes!

(P.S. I adore these cover re-designs!)

The Judgement: Keep


Book #114

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I bought this because it was either free or really cheap a long time ago when I still used my Nook Color. I really don’t have any interest in reading it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #115

Need by Carries Jones

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Once again, a book I bought so long ago that I have zero interest in reading it anymore. It’s an urban fantasy that came out during the “Vampire Craze” in YA books, I just don’t think I would enjoy it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #116

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Of course I’m keeping a Brandon Sanderson book!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #117

Silence by Natasha Preston

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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My cousin recommended this to me a long time ago and I just don’t have time to get around to reading things that I’m not interested in 100%, I have waaay too many other books to get to!

The Judgement: Go


Book #118

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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The only reason I have this is because of the movie….and I don’t really care about reading it anymore at all.

The Judgement: Go


Book #119

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I need to read all of the Rick Riordan books, plain and simple.

The Judgement: Keep

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Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

Down The TBR Hole #1

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I’ve actually seen this going around for quite a while and decided to finally give it a try since my TBR could really use some cleaning up! I recently saw Destiny @ Howling Libraries do this as well so I’m going off of her post for the rules and such! Be sure to head over and check out her post and blog too guys she’s an amazing blogger!

I’m planning on doing one of these every week until I’m through my TBR so be on the look out for more posts! Hopefully I’ll be getting rid of some more here in the other posts.

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count (794)


Book #1

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while and I’m a big lover of fantasy, the only problem is it takes me a while to finish long high fantasy books which is why this one is still on my TBR. However, I am hoping to eventually get to it because I lot of people like this one!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #2

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This one is a little more debatable since I love Neil Gaiman’s books but I’m not 100% sure I’ll love this one. Either way I’m willing to find out eventually because Neil Gaiman is magic!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #3

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This one is probably one that I’d get rid of since it’s really slow but I do own a copy so I kind of want to read it eventually.

The Judgement: Keep (Meh)


Book #4

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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So I really, really loved Abercrombie’s other book “Half a King” and so of course I wanted to check out his other books and out of those other books this one sounds the most interesting.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #5

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Another book I purchased a while ago, it’s about assassins and that’s kind of all I need to know! I read a sample before I bought it and it was pretty good!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #6

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Let’s be honest the only reason I ever added this one is because I freaking loved the HBO show True Blood and I wanted to read the books once I found out it was based on books! I probably would get rid of this one but I already bought a copy and I do hope to eventually read it.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #7

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

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So this one sounded interesting when I added it and it still kind of does but it’s nothing screaming my name and the reviews are all kind of meh. So this one can go!

The Judgement: Go


Book #8

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Bought a copy a while ago (see a trend here?) and while I’d normally get rid of it I do own it so I’d like to at least try reading it.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #9

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Keeping! Definitely keeping!  Sounds amazing and there’s plenty of great reviews for it as well!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #10

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I know what you may be thinking! I haven’t read “The Great Gatsby” yet?! Nope, we (for some dumb reason) never read it for class when I was in high school which was unfortunate since it was a classic I WANTED to read. So here I am with a copy that I hope to eventually read so I may seem more worldly.

The Judgement: Keep

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So I know what you all may be thinking! I only got rid of ONE? ONE out of the ten books I featured? I know but I PROMISE you in future installments of this I will be getting rid of more than just one! It’s just that a lot of these are books I already own and therefore would like to read so I won’t have wasted my money on them!

Feel free to go ahead and do a “Down the TBR Hole” yourself as well!

The Sassy

Most Anticipated Fall Releases 2016

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Hey guys! I know there’s always tons of upcoming release posts but I’m going to throw another one in anyways because I’m just so excited for some of these books this year and waiting just about kills me. I’m not the world’s most patient person….

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Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Release Date: August 16th, 2016

Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together, the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States.

Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it’s bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities at the city’s hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price.

When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the neural recordings her sister made, Winter isn’t sure what to believe. To find out what happened to Rose, she’ll have to untangle what’s real from what only seems real, risking her life in the process.

Why I’m Excited

Doesn’t this just sound cool? I mean ViSE recordings, those sound awesome! Then her sister goes missing with a recording of the murder? Even better, I know that sounds a little morbid but I love a good thriller! I just think the whole blurb for this sounds action-packed and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!


Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Why I’m Excited
It’s Laini Taylor people. I’d read her grocery list. Her books are seriously amazing and I cannot wait for this book to come out! Her mythology in her stories is always insanely good and I think it’s safe to say this one will be no exception.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Release Date: August 9th, 2016
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Why I’m Excited
I’m SUPER excited to say I just got an email today saying I have an ARC of this book on the way! I literally cannot wait for it!
Okay first off, it’s Jay Kristoff. Secondly I heard he described it as a female-lead Harry Potter. Thirdly just read that description and tell me it doesn’t sound badass. I love assassin stories and I think the world-building will be great!

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Why I’m Excited
I love Kendare Blake and this new fantasy series of hers sounds amazing. 3 sisters fighting to the death for the crown and they have powers? Sign me up. Also that cover is gorgeous!

And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtgich
Release Date: September 6th, 2016

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the “blood manor” is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too–the questions that Silla can’t ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that’s appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?

Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, AND THE TREES CREPT IN is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.

Why I’m Excited
Okay so I really did enjoy Kurtagich’s first novel “The Dead House” and this book sounds like it may be better yet. I love a good creepy book and I’m hoping this one will deliver. Plus look at that gorgeous cover, seriously.

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Release Date: November 1st, 2016

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Why I’m Excited
I usually don’t go in for other books being compared to new books, like Red Queen meets The Hunger Games? No thanks. However, the rest of the description sounds awesome. Also the sci-fi setting has me pretty excited because I really want to read more great YA sci-fi books.

Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Release Date: October 18th, 2016

  Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Why I’m Excited
Have you read “Illuminae”? You totally should because it is literally awesome and one of my all time favorites and I cannot wait for its sequel to come out. If it’s even close to how good the first one was I have no worries!

Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
Release Date: October 11th, 2016

Cinder meets The Walking Dead in a chilling futuristic fairy tale that will reboot everything you thought about family, love, and what it means to be human.

Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she’s spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.

She understands why she’s never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it’s not her real father giving the orders . . .

It’s his memories.

Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the only living creature she loves.

With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters . . . to talking to the first boy she’s ever set eyes on. But can a girl who’s only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own?

Why I’m Excited
So we basically have a dystopian book with androids/robots and zombies, I’m a sucker for a good zombie book and hopefully this one excels on the zombie parts. That part about the dying pet though? No, she better save that pet or I’m going to be so upset!

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So those are all of my most anticipated release for this fall, for now because I’m discovering more all the time!

Are you excited for any of these books?

What new releases are you excited for this fall?

Have you received an ARC of any of these?

Did you add any to your TBR now?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy