Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is- Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel. I have picked the first to come to my mind (and not in order of desire!) You should add all of these to your TBR and buy the ones already released.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different question is posed and gives us bloggers an opportunity to share our top tens on all different types of bookish topics.

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  1. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace- I loved this one and I can’t wait for The Skylighter.
  2. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig- I adored how complex and lovely this story was. And the characters–I can’t wait to read more.
  3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman- This was the prequel to Blackbeards pirating ways so I NEED to see how Nicole will portray him next.
  4. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie- The main character in this one was so unhinged and the story left me yearning for more.
  5. Lock & Mori by Heather Petty- This play on Sherlock and Moriarty has me incredibly scared yet eager to see how the relationship between these two will go.
  6. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee- I loved how Lee wove together history with the classic Frankenstein story. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
  7. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich- This book was so well done and different–not to mention creepy! I need to know what Kurtagich will write next.
  8. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro- Another reworking of Sherlock and Watson–I loved how the genders were switched this go around. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.
  9. Thin Space by Jody Casella- This one was so wonderfully emotional and I was very moved by it. Not enough people have read it!
  10. The Falconer by Elizabeth May- This book took me out of a wicked reading slump so I’m more than excited about the sequel, The Vanishing Throne.

I have many debuts up to read and review coming up in 2016 and I’m pretty sure I’ll be dying for all of their sequels.

Stacking the Shelves

Since November there have been a good amount of things going on in my personal life and I keep hoping that things will settle down. Maybe now?

Spring is supposedly on the way though the weather around here can’t seem to decide if it would rather be summer or winter. A good thing that’s come about is that my husband started a new job that he’s loving. So yay to that! This next week is my kiddo’s spring break which I can’t believe. No family plans so I’m hoping we can enjoy some calm and lazy days.

This last week brought me some epic book mail. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review (solicited)

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman.

I am THRILLED to have this in my possession. Look at that cover! The map! The little gun! I can’t express how beautiful this book is. I can’t wait to own the hardcover because if the ARC is this pretty I can’t imagine how the finished copy will be.

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 The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth and The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

I love both of these authors so much I can’t wait to read both of these. I might have danced upon receiving these.

For Review (unsolicited)

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Anything Could Happen by Will Walton.

I don’t know anything about this one but I’m excited regardless. I’m trying to expand my reading horizons so this looks like a good one to try.

Purchased

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The Falconer (UK hardcover) by Elizabeth May and The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

I am so happy to complete my collection of The Falconer. I can’t wait for The Vanishing Throne to release. The Storyspinner is a new favorite and I had to buy the hardcover. I hope to go to the release party next week!

Posts from Last Week

  • My March TBR Pile
  • Blog TourA Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab: Find out which of her worlds she would choose to live in and giveaway
  • ReviewVanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver    star
  • Blog TourThe Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski: Interview and Giveaway

Giveaways

TheWinnersCrimeCover A Darker Shade final for Irene

The Winner’s Crime (or paperback of The Winner’s Curse) by Marie Rutkoski- Ends in 5 Days

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab + double sided poster (INT)- Ends in 2 Days

How has March started for you?

International Giveaway- The Falconer by Elizabeth May

I was planning on purchasing myself a copy of The Falconer upon its release but instead the publisher was nice enough to send me a shiny hardcover. Since I receive my copy for free I thought I’d buy one of my followers a copy. I absolutely loved this book (my review) it is one of my favorites this year and hope you love it too.

 The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

Summary: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge.

The Giveaway
This is an international giveaway (if Book Depository ships to your location). The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email with their address or I’ll have to pick another winner. Must be 13 and over. Not responsible for lost packages.
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Review of The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)The Falconer
By: Elizabeth May
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Source: HC provided by publisher

A copy of the finished book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
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Summary:
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

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Stacking the Shelves

Another week behind us. As always it went too fast and now I’m shocked it’s the weekend. I got some really wonderful book surprises this last week. I also visited Watson at my Mom’s house multiple times. He’s loving it there and Sherlock and him are getting along wonderfully. I miss him but I can tell he’s happier over there. Plus, I get to see him as much as I’d like.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review. So excited about this book haul:

For Review (from the publisher):

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)After the End (After the End, #1)

Life by CommitteeThe Secrets of Lily Graves

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)
The Falconer by Elizabeth May, After the End by Amy Plum, Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu and The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer, After the End by Amy Plum and A World Without Princes Soman Chainani

And a few pictures of Sherlock and Watson

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Last Week’s Posts:

  • Discussion on Blogging Slumps
  • Review of House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple star
  • Review of The Here and Now by Ann Brashares  star
  • Giveaway of Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (INT)