11 Jan 2019

Physical TBR

So I’ve been reading a lot of ebooks, namely ARC copies, and I’ve been neglecting my physical TBR for a while now. So I would like to finish all the books I bought in (and before) 2018 by the end of 2019, like I mentioned in my 2019 reading goals last week.

Let’s dive into my physical TBR!

Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson’s extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson’s future. A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel.


After Obsessio by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
Aimee’s deceased mother struggled with mental illness & hallucinations, and Aimee thinks it could be hereditary. Alan is Aimee’s best friend Courtney’s cousin. He is in touch with a kind of spiritual mysticism from his Native American heritage. In a desperate plea to find her father, Courtney invites a demonic presence into her life.

 
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) and Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas  
I’m just going to give the synopsis for book 5.
 
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what – and who – to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.  

Empire of Storms: Goodreads ~ Amazon
Tower of Dawn: Goodreads ~ Amazon

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2), King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) and War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard  
I’m just going to give the synopsis for book 2. 

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known – and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red – the color of common folk – but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince – the friend – who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Glass Sword: Goodreads ~ Amazon
King’s Cage: Goodreads ~ Amazon 
War Strom: Goodreads ~ Amazon

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
A new kind of big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are.

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.

But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won’t be able to see past it.

Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love?

Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl is a universal story about feeling different and a love story that everyone will root for.


In the Absence of the Sun by Morgan Rublee
in the absence of the sun is a poetry collection that explores our midnight thoughts – the ‘nightmares’ and ‘dreams’ that haunt us when we are unable to sleep. This collection takes you through a night of insomnia, ruminating on ideas of self-doubt, loss, and hope for the future.


Legion (Talon #4) and Inferno (Talon #5)  by Julie Kagawa  
I’m just going to give the synopsis for book 4.

The legions are about to be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragon slayer can stand against the coming horde. 

Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all – dragons do not suffer human emotions – let alone the love of a human and a former dragonslayer, at that. With ex-soldier Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.

 In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against the dragon-slaying Order of St. George and her own twin brother Dante – the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.

 Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who refuse to yield.

Legion: Goodreads ~ Amazon
Inferno: Goodreads ~ Amazon 

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish – and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. 

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure – one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll … at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together.

With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart. With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.


Sommige meisjes houden niet van roze by Chrostin 
If you don’t speak Dutch, please copy paste the text in DeepL!

Vrienden, verliefdheid, sociale media, zelfbeeld, een veranderend lichaam... opgroeien kan behoorlijk ingewikkeld zijn. De bekende comic Chrostin geeft in dit boek grappige en heldere antwoorden op alle (levens)vragen waar je mee worstelt, zoals:

* Hoe kom ik op voor mezelf?
* Wat gebeurt er met mijn lichaam?
* Waarom stinken mijn oorbellen?
* Hoe kan ik gezond én lekker eten?
* Kan ik overleven op instantnoedels?
* Hoe ga ik om met trollen en pestkoppen?
* Wat moet ik doen met een gebroken hart?
* Hoe kan ik van mezelf (leren) houden?

Sommige meisjes houden niet van roze is dé survivalgids die je nodig hebt om de puberteit en het leven door te komen.


Tell Me (Me #1) by Abigail Strom
Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam. 

After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.

Caleb can’t quite remember when Sam’s little sister stopped being like a surrogate sibling to him and became just … Jane. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met, and so much sexier and stronger than she thinks. On the emotional journey to honor Sam’s memory, the spark they’ve tried to deny becomes an inferno. This journey was meant to be an ending, but will they discover an unexpected new beginning?


The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable. 

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to this new series with a girl caught up in a world she doesn’t understand, secrets long buried, a betrayal that could tear her life apart … and Armentrout’s most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity’s war with the aliens. When she’s caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen … but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…


To Make Monsters Out of Girls (Things that Haunt #1) by Amanda Lovelace 
"What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?’ 

Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, ‘things that h (a) unt.’ In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship. She poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster, or will the sun always sting?


Verity by Colleen Hoover
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

 Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.


Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
I borrowed this book from a friend. 

Let luck find you. Alice doesn’t believe in luck – at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday – just when it seems they might be on the brink of something – she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined … and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.


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