Wishlist Wednesday (#140)

Wishing on Wednesday is a weekly book blog hop hosted by Dani @Pen to Paper where we’ll post about one book that has been on our wishlist for some time – or recently added – and which we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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The Thousandth Floor [The Thousandth Floor #1]
Katharine McGee
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

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Ner

TBR | July

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY MY FELLOW AMERICANS FRIENDS!!!

Alright, another month is beginning (or is already underway hehe xD) and with it a brand new TBR!!

So far I’ve been quite good at keeping up with my list, never once straying from it. I’m really excited to show you all the awesome books I’m planning to read during this month of hot weather (depending on which side of the hemisphere you live) and vacations.

Check out the books I’m planning on reading this month:

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What about you? What are your reading plans for this month? 

Ner

Monthly Wrap-Up | June

Wrap-Up

Another month gone which means, another Wrap-Up!

I’m quite happy with this month because I managed to read a total of five books. It might not look like it’s a lot but for someone who had a terrible few months, this is progress!

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  • City of Glass [The Mortal Instruments #3] – Cassandra Clare (5/5 cups) GR | TBD
    • This is, so far, my favourite book in The Mortal Instruments series. I loved the action, the characters, pretty much everything! Even though people tell me that the next book is the worse, I’m super pumped to continue with this amazing series.;
  • Re-Read: The Witch Hunter [The Witch Hunter #1] – Virginia Boecker (5/5 cups) GR | TBD
    • This was a re-read because I wanted to start reading the sequel with every single detail fresh in my mind. And if I previously had loved this book, the second time around was way better;
  • The King Slayer [The Witch Hunter #2] – Virginia Boecker (5/5 cups) GR | TBD
    • I cannot believe how good this book was!! One of my favourite series, without a doubt. And I’m so happy I decided to re-read the first book because if I haven’t, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed this one as much as I because a lot of details from the first book are important in this one!;
  • The Healer [The Witch Hunter #0,5] – Virginia Boecker (5/5 cups – no review) – GR | Amazon (US)
    • This is a novella about John, a main character in The Witch Hunter series and it works as a prequel to the first book. I didn’t count this one as a whole book because this is a novella and it was quite of a short one. And I read it not only because I wanted but also because I wasn’t ready to leave this universe and characters behind. I have a mini-mini-review on Goodreads though if you want to check it out :P;
  • Relentless [The Hero Agenda #2] – Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs (3,5/5 cups) – GR | TBD
    • I’m not yet sure about the rating. I still need to write the review. But I did enjoyed this one! As a sequel, it was pretty solid;
  • The Faerie Guardian [Creepy Hollow #1] – Rachel Morgan (3,5/5 cups) – GR | TBD
    • This was a surprise. I enjoyed this one far more than what I anticipated! A really entertaining fantasy story :D;

And that’s a wrap!!!

Ner

Book Haul | June

Book Haul

Hello beautiful people!!

So, June is over! And with it I bring you a brand new Book Haul filled with awesome books! I’m quite happy because this month we had the Lisbon BookFair where I bought a few books and a brand new book by my favourite author came out… so, yes, I’m quite excited!

If you have been following me on Snapchat (nerthewitch), Twitter (@LeonorNer) and/or on Instagram (@nerthewitch), you probably know everything I got this month but still… I want to share it you!

On the BookFair I bought a total of three books for myself (plus two more for my mother!). I went there first with my aunt and the books I got were pretty much a bargain! And then I went there with Carla and before I left, I managed to buy one more book. Since it was the last day, all books were with 20% discount so the one I chose was cheaper than when I went there the first time. 

So, let’s jump straight into the books I got on the Lisbon BookFair:

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  • Evernight [Evernight #1] – Claudia Gray (This is a second hand copy I got at the BookFair at a really cheap price. And since I’ve never read any Claudia Gray’s books and apparently this is “Twilight” done right” – according to author Maria V. Snyder – I thought, why the heck not?! I just didn’t know there were five books in this series… If I happen to enjoy this one, it’s going to take a while to get the whole series :S); 
  • Sapphire Blue [Ruby Red/ Edelstein Trilogy/ Precious Stone Trilogy #2] – Kerstin Gier (This was so cheap and such a bargained, I couldn’t really resist buying this book! It was only 3,50€ and since this is a sequel to a book I’ve read back in January/February, I couldn’t leave it behind, right?!);
  • Heir of Fire [Throne of Glass #3] – Sarah J. Maas (OMG!! I freaking finally have this! I bought this one when I went there on my second trip and I was lucky because all the books on that day – it was the last day – were 20% off so I bought this one at a cheaper price than when I went there the first time. My initial idea on my first trip was to buy Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows – probably Heir of Fire and A Court of Thorns and Roses if available (which wasn’t by the way) but I found the prices – even the bookfair prices – ridiculously high! I mean, I could buy them online and they would be cheaper! But on my second trip it was 50/50 – meaning, it would be the same buying it online or buying it on the fair. So I made my choice! Unfortunately I couldn’t buy Queen of Shadows but that one will definitely be my next online buy :D);

I also got that bookmark with my name on it. It has the meaning of Leonor and on the back it has famous women with the same name. They were all Queens of Portugal 🙂 With the bookmark there was also the pencil with the same design and my name plus the meaning. I basically use it to pin my hair ;P I wanted to buy my mum one as well but they were quite limited when it came to names. My name and my twin’s were the only ones available though :S

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  • A Torre the Espinhos/ Tower of Thorns [Blackthorn and Grim #3] – Juliet Marillier (You all know that Juliet is my favourite author… I mean, she’s my Master!! And I’ve been waiting for the sequel to Blackthorn and Grim for AGES now! And it finally came out, the second book but still… it’s better than nothing! I LOVE this cover so much… it’s so freaking beautiful and I’m super happy that Planeta – the PT publisher – decided to stick with the original ones!);

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  • Zenith [The Androma Saga #1] – Sasha Alsberg & Lidnsay Cummings (For those of you who don’t know, Sasha is one of my favourite BookTubers – check out her channel abookutopia – so when I found out that she was releasing a book with Lidnsay Cummings, I told myself I would support her as much as I could. And I admit I’m super pumped to read this! I will be reading it in July and I will always support both Sasha and Lindsay. I hope their book will be picked up by a publisher – they are currently self-publishing this book themselves (hence it being out only as an ebook) – and that we all will have it as a physical book sometime in the future.);

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  • Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie N. Holmberg (I was auto-approved for this title and when I saw the cover, I had to get it. And then I read the synopsis and I was immediately sold! Let’s hope this book will amaze me as well as the cover :D);
  • And I Darken [The Conquerors Saga #1] – Kierstin White (You guys have no idea how excited I am for this book! I mean, a book. When I first cam across this book, read the description – back then it was something like “Vlad the Impaler for YA” – I knew I had to get my hands on this book! And I was not expecting to actually be approved for this title but I was!! I will definitely be reading this one in July! So freaking excited! I even had this one as one of my Wednesday Wishlist so… I’m so pumped indeed :P);
  • The Beginning Woods – Malcolm McNeill (This book was basically approved today – June 30th – and I really wanted to share it because, not only the cover looks super intriguing, but because the plot also sounds super interesting! Let’s see what this book will bring :D);
  • Split the Sun [Inherit the Stars #2] – Tessa Elwood (I haven’t read the first one yet but when I saw the sequel/conclusion – me thinks it’s also the last one – I thought it would be quite cool to have both books and marathon them. And since I’m auto-approved for these titles, even better! Let’s hope this series is good – I’ve read a few negative reviews though – because I quite like the sound of the plot!);

Ner

Book Haul | May

Book Haul

HELLO SWEETIES!!!

So… I have been terrible at blogging this year! I know that my reasons are always the same but it’s true. Still, since I’m now on vacations, I thought it was about time to let you guys know that I am alive!

I have also been slightly lacking on my social networks but I plan on changing that. Since I have more time and the days are now sunny (well… the weather is a bit bipolar but they are mostly sunny… chilly, but sunny!), I might try to take a few photos and post them online. I will also use my vacations to catch up with all my series… I haven’t watched a series in a month (I kid you not!) 

So, without further ado, let me share with you the books I got this month (PS: I might change my Showcase Sunday to a monthly Book Haul… what do you think?):

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If you have been following me on Instagram then you have seen some of the books I’l be showing you. But in case you haven’t, here are all the books I got since my last Showcase Sunday:

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  • City of Glass [The Mortal Instruments #3] – Cassandra Clare (As I think I have already told you, I am determined to read all Cassandra Clare’s books (apart from Lady Midnight). Whenever I get the opportunity to buy one of her books, I’ll do it and this last month I managed to buy at least two! Super pumped about this one because it seems to be everyone’s favourite in the saga…curious to know why :D);
  • Clockwork Prince [The Infernal Devices #2] – Cassandra Clare (And here’s Cassie’s second book I bought! I’m actually a little bit upset because this one doesn’t match my Clockwork Angel one (it’s bigger and one of those floppy paperbacks). But, still, I finally have the second book in the Infernal Devices series which means I can finally pick up where I left!);

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  • The Witch Hunter [The Witch Hunter #1] – Virginia Boecker (I was one of the lucky winners to win this book (and the next one) on th author’s twitter giveaway. In case you don’t know, I’ve read The Witch Hunter last year (thanks to NetGalley) and really enjoyed it so I had to enter the giveaway when I first saw it. I’m so happy I won it! It’s signed by Virginia to me and the book is so awesome live!);
  • The King Slayer [The Witch Hunter #2] – Virginia Boecker (And this is the second book I won on Virginia’s giveaway… an ARC of her second book in he Witch Hunter series. I’m so excited to read this one… probably adding it to my June TBR! Thank you so much Virginia for the giveaway and for the books… and if you haven’t read this series yet, I recommend you to do it :P);

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  • Zaria Fierce and the Dragon Keeper’s Golden Shoes [Zaria Fierce #3] – Keira Gillett (Lovely Keira connected me asking if I’d like to read and review the third book in her Zaria Fierce series. And since I adore this saga and been following Keira’s work for a while, I simply couldn’t refuse. And, funny story… when I first drafted this post, there wasn’t a cover available. And then, the day after, I go to Goodreads and there’s the cover, beautiful and ready to be shared. I’m currently reading this and you can expect a review during the next few weeks xD);

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  • Tell the Wind and Fire – Sarah Rees Brennan (I was super pumped when I got approved to read this book. Apparently Sarah Rees Brennan is a loved author (she wrote ‘The Lynburn Legacy’) but I never read any of her books! So, when I saw this one and the plot sounded super cool, I had to request it! And I got approved! I’ve already read it and my review will be up shortly… let’s just say that I will give this author another try :S);
  • Girl in the Shadows – Gwenda Bond (This is one of those books I requested because of the cover! I mean, look at it! But then I read the synopsis (when I got accepted I’ll admit) and was super happy when I realised that the plot sounds really interesting. So I’m excited to see what this gorgeous book has to  offer :P);

Ner

Wishlist Wednesday (#127)

Wishing on Wednesday is a weekly book blog hop hosted by Dani @Pen to Paper where we’ll post about one book that has been on our wishlist for some time – or recently added – and which we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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RoseBlood
A.G. Howard
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017

In this modern day spinoff of Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide.

Hoping creative direction will help, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn — an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks.

As the two discover an otherworldly connection, a soul-deep romance blossoms. But when Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light, he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known. Slated to launch January 2017.

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