My Reading Rush TBR

The Reading Rush (previously BookTubeAThon) is a week long readathon for book lovers all around the world. For one week readers gather together to read as much as they possibly can and to participate in challenges and giveaways online.

So I thought about participating last year, but just didn't get around to actually doing it. So I absolutely decided I was definitely going to do it this year! I'm really excited! If anyone else is participating, add me as a friend on the website! Here's my profile! :D

Now, to get to my TBR. So I'll do it in order of the challenges. 

Challenge #1: Read A Book With Purple On The Cover
My Pick:

Challenge #2: Read A Book In The Same Spot The Entire Time
My Pick: 
So I originally was gonna combine this challenge with #3 but I got approved for this this past week and decided since I read Ignite The Stars pretty quickly, that I'd insert this in for this challenge.

Stacking The Shelves #140/Sunday Post #72

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

Omg! I'm so excited I got approved for this. As you guys know, Ignite The Stars was one of the books that actually surprised me last year. I wasn't really expecting much going into it and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. So I've obviously been dying to get my hands on Eclipse The Skies! I saw it on NetGalley finally and you best believe I pressed that request button faster than you could say the book title. Lol. Thank you so much Netgalley and Albert Whitman!

Review: Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Archenemies (Renegades #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover/Own

Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But are they each other's worst nightmare?

Nova's double life is about to get a lot more complicated:

As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian's patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City.

As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist—a group of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them the most.

But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her sworn enemies and, unbeknownst to Nova, he has some dangerous secrets of his own.

In this second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew—Ruby, Oscar, and Danna—are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice but also the feelings they have for each other.

The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what's clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their City—and the world—as they know it.

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This Weeks Topic:
Auto-Buy Authors

  1. Sarah J. Maas
  2. Cassandra Clare
  3. Julie Kagawa
  4. Scott Westerfeld
  5. Jennifer L. Armentrout
  6. Tahereh Mafi
  7. Kendare Blake
  8. Marie Lu
  9. Laini Taylor
  10. Kristen Simmons

New Releases: Week of July 16, 2019

Within Ash and Stardust (The Xenith Trilogy #3)
Author: Chani Lynn Feener
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: July 16, 2019

Having gone from kidnapped faux princess to the legitimate heir to an intergalactic throne, an impulsive, sarcastic teen must take charge of her own destiny in this epic YA novel.

On Earth, Delaney is a normal teenager who recently graduated high school with a fantastic best friend and a loving boyfriend.

But Delaney isn’t on Earth. She’s on Xenith, a war-torn planet half a galaxy away. Originally mistaken for an alien princess, Delaney has gone from kidnapped imposter to the recognized heir to an alien throne. Oh, and she’s engaged to the prince of an enemy nation whose ruthless father is on the warpath.

Torn between two planets, two fates, and two loves, Delaney is finally ready to choose her own destiny in Within Ash and Stardust, the stunning conclusion to Chani Lynn Feener’s Xenith Trilogy.

Review: Night Probe by Clive Cussler

Night Probe! (Dirk Pitt #6)
Author: Clive Cussler
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: January 1, 1981
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback/Own

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty offers the single shot at salvation for an energy-starved, economically devastated nation, but the only two copies plummeted into the watery depths of the Atlantic in twin disasters long ago. The original document must be found—and the one American who can do the job is Dirk Pitt.

But in London, a daring counterplot is being orchestrated to see that the treaty is never implemented. Brian Shaw, a master spy who has often worked hand in hand with American agents, now confronts his most challenging command. Pitt’s mission: Raise the North American Treaty. Shaw’s mission: Stop Pitt.

Stacking The Shelves #139/Sunday Post #71

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

I've been excited to read this for some time now. My hold on the audiobook finally came in this week and I'm dying to get into it! 

New Releases: Week of July 9, 2019

Spin The Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1)
Author: Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf BYR
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Past Perfect Life 
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

An exciting new direction for acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg, Past Perfect Life is a tense and tender read about secrets and lies, reality and identity, and the ways we put ourselves back together when everything is broken.

Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is--spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn't be? In a few short months, everything's going to change, big time.

But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she's not Allison Smith. And Ally's--make that Amanda's--ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her?

Perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, this is the story of one teen's search for herself amid the confusion of a shattered past and a future far from all she planned.

The Traitor's Kingdom (The Traitor's Circle #3)
Author: Erin Beaty
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

Unlikely alliances are forged and trust is shattered in the stunning conclusion to The Traitor’s Trilogy.

A new queen under threat.
An ambassador with a desperate scheme.
Two kingdoms with everything to lose.

Once a spy and counselor to the throne, Sage Fowler has secured victory for her kingdom at a terrible cost. Now an ambassador representing Demora, Sage is about to face her greatest challenge to avoid a war with a rival kingdom.

After an assassination attempt destroys the chance for peace, Sage and her fiancé Major Alex Quinn risk a dangerous plot to reveal the culprit. But the stakes are higher than ever, and in the game of traitors, betrayal is the only certainty.

Stacking The Shelves #138/Sunday Post #70

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

So I finally got myself a pretty hardcover of this! 

2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge: July-December Link-Up

Welcome to the second half of the 2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge!! This will be the second of two bi-annual link-ups for your reviews! So this link-up will cover July, August, September, October, November & December! The link-up will always be easily accessible by hovering over Dystopia Reading Challenge tab and selecting Review Link-Up from the drop down menu. :)


  • Link up your book reviews under "Review Link-up" as follows: Name of book @ Your blog name, Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • Make sure to use an email you check, because if you win the giveaway, I'll be using that email to contact you. Remember, each review you link up is an entry into the giveaway! :) Giveaway is open international as long as the Book Depository ships to you! :)
  • Try and stop by some other reviews! Lets create a sense of community and get to talking with each other! :)


June Wrap-Up & July TBR

I still haven't finished a book this month, but I did make some good progress on a few. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with one, so it should definitely be done in July. June has just been an interesting month.

Books I Made Progress On:

Archenemies is the book I made the most progress on. I'm about 3/4 of the way through it and I should finish it soon. I'm about halfway through Metro and still in the first 1/4 of Sea Witch. 

Stacking The Shelves #137/Sunday Post #69

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

So I've just been hearing amazing things about With The Fire On High and I saw a copy at the used bookstore and knew I had to grab it. And I finally got a hardcover of the new covers for the Shatter Me series!!! I'm so happy! 

New Releases: Week of June 25, 2019

Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf BYR
Publication Date: June 25, 2019

Lemon Fresh has seen better days.

After the climactic battle in Babel, she finds herself separated from Ezekiel and Cricket in the wastelands. Lemon’s abilities to manipulate electricity mark her as a deviate, and deadly corporate operatives are hunting her to use as a weapon in the war between BioMaas Incorporated and Daedelus Technologies. Instead, Lemon finds herself falling in with a group of fellow deviates—a band of teenagers with astonishing abilities, led by an enigmatic figure known as the Major, who may hold the secrets to Lemon’s past.

Meanwhile, Cricket finds himself in possession of the puritanical Brotherhood, a religious cult set for a head-on collision with the Major and his band. Searching for Lemon, Ezekiel finds a strange ally in an old enemy, and uncovers a plot that may see him reunited with his beloved Ana.

And inside Babel, a remade Eve hatches a plan to bring an end to the world.

Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1)
Author: Kat Cho
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Publication Date: June 25, 2019

A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.

Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.

But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.

Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He's drawn to her anyway.

With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.

Other New Releases This Week: 
The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil #1) by Gena Showalter (6/25/19) [Inkyard Press]
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (6/25/19) [Bloomsbury YA]
Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson (6/25/19) [Scholastic Press]
Better Than The Best Plan by Lauren Morrill (6/25/19) [Farrar, Straus, & Giroux]
Return To Zero (Lorien Legacies: Reborn #3) by Pittacus Lore (6/25/19) [Harper Collins]
The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren (6/25/19) [Philomel]

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Ok, so I put the list in order of release date (which I'll also add for each). 

  1. Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns #4) by Kendare Blake: September 3, 2019 - The Three Dark Crowns series rocked my world last year! I read the first book and became so interested in this story. I'm so excited for Five Dark Fates that I actually ordered the Five Dark Fates Special Edition Box from Beacon Book Box. And it comes out 5 days before my birthday! :D
  2. Eclipse The Skies (Ignite The Stars #2) by Maura Milan: September 3, 2019 - Ignite The Stars was one of my surprises of last year. I wasn't expecting a whole lot going in and ended up really loving it. And I'm so happy there's a sequel! If you like Sci-fi novels, definitely pick up Ignite The Stars before Eclipse The Skies comes out! You will not be disappointed! 
  3. The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young: September 3, 2019 - I fell in love with Sky In The Deep last year! I loved Adrienne Young's writing and storytelling. I knew I'd absolutely have to pick up the companion novel when I heard about it. I'm dying to see what kind of story she writes for Tova. 
  4. Capturing The Devil (Stalking Jack The Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco: September 10, 2019 - So I've only read the first book of the series honestly, but I loved it! I have Hunting Prince Dracula on my Libby App and Escaping From Houdini already on my shelf so I just need to get them started now. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the story will go in Chicago and what the final outcome will be for Audrey and Thomas!
  5. Shatter City (Impostors #2) by Scott Westerfeld: September 17, 2019 - As you all know, I love Scott's Uglies series and just absolutely loved the first book in the spin-off from it Impostors. I'm just dying to get my hands on Shatter City (though I'm not the biggest fan of the title). I cannot wait to see whats going to happen next to Frey and Rafi!
  6. The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout: October 8, 2019 - As you guys know, I've been forever a fan of Jennifer's Lux series. So I had to read the Origin spin off The Darkest Star and I loved it so much!!!! And I'm so freaking excited to see where this story is gonna go! The Darkest Star just dropped so many bombshells if you had read the Lux series beforehand, and it seems like The Burning Shadow is going to drop a few more! 
  7. Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire #2) by Natasha Ngan: November 5, 2019 - So I actually haven't even finished Girls of Paper and Fire yet. But I have started it and I'm really liking it and can already tell I'll be wanting the next one! And look at that cover! It's freaking gorgeous! 
  8. Supernova (Renegades #3) by Marissa Meyer: November 5, 2019 - So as you guys remember, I was very skeptical about Renegades. I was not sure I'd like it but I gave it a chance and actually really enjoyed it. I'm not done with Archenemies yet, but I'm over halfway through it and I'm already enjoying it even more than I did Renegades. So I know I'm going to be wanting Supernova as soon as I'm done with it!
  9. The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black: November 19, 2019 - So I loved The Cruel Prince and even though I've only just started The Wicked King, I know 100% I'm gonna need this asap! And that cover is beautiful! 
  10. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi: December 3, 2019 - So this was on my first half of 2019 list, then it got pushed back to December, in which it now appears again! I freaking loved Children of Blood and Bone. It was one of my favorite overall reads of 2018 and it had such an amazing story! I CANNOT wait to get my hands on this because I NEED to know whats going to happen next!

New Releases: Week of June 18, 2019

Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) 
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: June 18, 2019

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.

Other New Releases This Week:
All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (6/18/19) [Soho Press]
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (6/18/19) [Kokila]
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith (6/18/19) [Margaret K. McElderry Books]
Risking It All by S.M. Koz (6/18/19) [Swoon Reads]
The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson (6/18/19) [Viking BYR]

New Releases: Week of June 11, 2019

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

Other New Releases This Week:
Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan (6/11/19) [Page Street Kids]
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante (6/11/19) [G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR]
Rise (Rule #2) by Ellen Goodlett (6/11/19) [Little, Brown BYR]
Teeth In The Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (6/11/19) [Little, Brown BYR]
The Paper & Hearts Society (The Paper & Hearts Society #1) by Lucy Powrie (6/13/19) [Hodder Children's Books]
Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (6/11/19) [Berkley Books]
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi (6/11/19) [Feiwel & Friends]
Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein (6/11/19) [Razorbill]

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Fantasy Novels

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books From My Favorite Genre 

So I'm actually choosing my second fave, Fantasy just because I feel like you get enough Dystopian related posts in general on my blog. Lol. 

For books in a series, I picked out my specific favorite in the series to feature. 

New Releases: Week of June 4, 2019

Ghosts of the Shadow Market (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1-#10)
Authors: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, & Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: June 4, 2019

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes an exciting new short story collection that follows Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world. Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a Shadowhunters novel.

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. There, the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters’ world. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is a sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. And Jem is searching through the Shadow Markets, in many different cities over long years, for a relic from his past.

Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festival, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

Other New Releases This Week:
Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (6/4/19) [Balzer + Bray]
Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas (6/4/19) [Bloomsbury YA]
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (6/4/19) [Margaret K. McElderry Books]
The Beholder (The Beholder #1) by Anna Bright (6/4/19) [Harper Teen]
Shadow & Flame (Rime Chronicles #2) by Mindee Arnett (6/4/19) [Balzer + Bray]
Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh (6/4/19) [Harper Teen]
The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate (6/4/19) [Flux]
All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick (6/4/19) [Margaret K. McElderry Books]
War of the Bastards (Royal Bastards #3) by Andrew Shvarts (6/4/19) [Disney-Hyperion]
The Chosen (Contender #1) by Taran Matharu (6/4/19) [Feiwel & Friends]
If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann (6/4/19) [Swoon Reads]
Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash (6/4/19) [Simon & Schuster BYR]
When The Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn (6/4/19) [G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR]
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen (6/4/19) [Balzer + Bray]
This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura (6/4/19) [Harper Teen]

Stacking The Shelves #136/Sunday Post #68

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Its a weekly post to showcase what books you got, recap the week, and talk about what will be coming up this week on the blog!

Thanks to Scholastic for both of these books!