A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

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A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #3
Publisher: HarperVoyager
First published June 12th, 2018
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 463
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir’s New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET.

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.

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TTT: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

I will be mentioning 15 books I remember being late to the party and that definitely got a lot of hype at some point.

I won’t be talking about each of them in particular but this is a list of books that I definitely recommend if you haven’t checked them out yet! Also, if you are interested in checking them out farther, I linked any review I have to the covers.

What are some popular books you think lived up to the hype? 

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2
Publisher: Harper Collins
First published August 30th, 2016
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The sequel to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut AN EMBER IN THE ASHES that s captivated readers worldwide.A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers manipulated by the Commandant and haunted by their pasts Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.In the city of Serra Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire s twisted new leader Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself a mission that might destroy her instead. About the AuthorSabaa Tahir grew up in California s Mojave Desert at her family s eighteen room motel. There she spent her time devouring fantasy novels raiding her brother s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1
Publisher: HarperVoyager
First published April 28th, 2015
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia
Pages: 450
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.

But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk . . . Laia’s very life is at stake.

There, she meets Elias, the academy’s finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined – and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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TTT: Series I’d Like to Finish Someday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish OR Series I’d Like to Finish Someday (Submitted by A Book and a Cup).

I don’t have many series I’ve started that I wouldn’t like to continue, and the ones I do, I’ve talked about already in other posts. Since the topic mentions that we can also choose to talk about series we would like to finish, I decided to go for that.

I’ll be talking about some series I recently started and want to continue ASAP, others that I’m not sure when I will be getting to but want to, and finally some series I have yet to start but feel that I really want to try out!

Do you have any series you’ve given up on? Also, what series would you like to continue but haven’t done so yet?

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FairyLoot May 2018 Unboxing

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Hey guys!

I’m finally doing my Fairyloot unboxing! This month’s theme was Save the Kingdom and this month, it contains some really different items! FairyLoot is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting.

To be honest, I had no idea what this month’s box was going to have… I totally forgot it was going to contain a book sleeve so… The only thing I was thinking of was the book, which I had an idea of what it was going to be but that’s about it. It was a bit of a surprise, and the last box is still my favorite, but I think this was pretty good too!

If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!

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May Wrap-up and June TBR

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Hey guys!!

How has your month been? May, for me, was actually pretty good!

First of all, because we finally have sun and warmth! I missed this weather! It always makes me so much happier! Anyone else?

But I also had my last exams at the beginning of the month, so after that, I dedicated myself a bit more to reading, which I couldn’t be happier about! Plus I also kind of bought quite many books this month, so we have a haul coming up next month (I will join it with my birthday haul)!

I’ve read 12 books, 2 of them being manga and 1 graphic novel. I also started 3 other books, which I was aiming to have finished but oh well! I just hope next month is as good for me, as this one was.

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TTT: Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

This is such a cool topic! For me, one of the best things about reading is meeting new worlds. That’s why I love fantasy! I can already think of many I would love to live in! Even tho, half of the time fantasy worlds are definitely not the easiest to live in…

I will be mentioning 8 worlds I would love to live in and explaining my top 4! And 8 worlds I just couldn’t possibly endure, and explaining my top 4 as well.

*If I have a review for any of the books mentioned it will be linked to the cover*

Which Bookish Worlds would you love to live in? Which ones you wouldn’t?

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FairyLoot November Box Unboxing

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The theme for November’s FairyLoot box was Ladies that Slay. If you haven’t checked them out yet, FairyLoot is an amazing YA bookish subscription box. It’s the only one I tried so far but I’ve been loving it! This is my second box and the favorite is still my last one but this sure had some pretty amazing things!

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Fight Like a YA Girl TAG

Fight-LIke-A-YA-GirlHey guys! I’m finally doing this tag!! I’ve been wanting to get to it ever since I was tagged by the wonderful Mandy @Bookprincessreviews! So, thank you so much for the tag! I absolutely love this!

Mandy presents this tag in the most awesome way because she joined her princesses with it and it looks just perfectly made for her!! So make sure you check out her answers here!

This is just such a clever and unique tag and I hope you all have as much fun reading it as I am having to answer it!Read More »