Stacking The Shelves #132/Sunday Post #64

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 went and bought myself the pretty B&N Edition of The Wicked King. It's seriously so beautiful! And I found a nice used copy of Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy. I plan on reading all the Shadowhunter books this year to get completely caught up, so I've been buying the short story bind ups to have them ready! 

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First 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 For The First Half of 2019

Ok, I had a hard time narrowing this down to 10. So I tried to narrow it down to mostly books I haven't talked much about yet minus the first one. 

1. The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black - I loved The Cruel Prince and have been dying for The Wicked King since. I seriously cannot wait to see how things are going to go down after the way The Cruel Prince ended. 
2. Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - Guys, you know I fell in love with the Illuminae Files last year. After those books, I will literally buy any book these two write together no questions asked. 
3. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte - This book just sounds amazing! We all know I love a great fantasy novel and this sounds like it'll be one. 
4. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi - I was so blown away by Children of Blood and Bone last year. I avoided it for months because of the excessive hype and highly regret it. I finished the book in 3 hours. I loved the story so much. You can bet I'm going to be super grabby hands for this as soon as it hits the shelves. 
5. Nyxia Uprising (The Nyxia Triad #3) by Scott Reintgen - I've said it so much. Nyxia and Nyxia Unleashed haven't got nearly the amount of attention they deserve for how amazingly well written this sci-fi trilogy is! And if you read my review of Nyxia Unleashed, you know I'm dying for Uprising after that freaking ending. I need this book and I need it yesterday. 

New Releases: Week of January 8, 2019

The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) 
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

Slayer (Slayer #1) 
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 8, 2019

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

Stacking The Shelves #131/Sunday Post #63

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!

It has the art of the characters on the inside of the dust jacket. It's incredibly beautiful. 

Obviously I got some more Clive Cussler books for Christmas. I'm currently in the middle of Vixen 03. I really like the stories behind the Dirk Pitt novels. 

Review: Raise The Titanic by Clive Cussler

Raise The Titanic! (Dirk Pitt #4)
Author: Clive Cussler
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 435
Format: Paperback/Own

The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...

January 2019 TBR

So I'm still having a hard time with my mental health guys. There's issues going on in my personal life that quite honestly, I don't want to discuss with everyone on the blog. If you guys are truly concerned or want to reach out to talk to me, you're more than welcome to DM me on Twitter. But otherwise, I'm gonna try and have a better reading month in January to keep me distracted.

So Vixen 03 and Archenemies are books carried over from 2018. I'm about halfway through both so I'm wanting to finish them first of all this month! Then, DUH, of course I want to read The Wicked King. That's a given. And Last of Her Name is one of my ARCs I want to get done. 

All of these are NetGalley books for the first 3 months of the year so far. So I'd like to get these all read and reviewed for their releases so I'll be all caught up on 2019 NetGalley books. 

December Wrap-Up & 2018 Challenges Wrap-Up

So obviously not much on the reading front. I had a pretty bad December. However, I did enjoy all 3 of these books! 

Happenings on the Blog:

2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge: January-June Link-Up

Welcome to the first half of the 2019 Dystopia Reading Challenge!! This will be the first of two bi-annual link-ups for your reviews! So this link-up will cover January, February, March, April, May & June! 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! :)