2018 Book Anticipations!

Along with new year, comes with new books that are to be released. I have seen others making these posts and I just wanted to share my Book Anticipations for 2018. I’ll be showing them in 2 categories: Pre-Order, in which I will most likely be Pre-Ordering, and Excited For, in which I would love to read this year, but not pressing that Pre-Ordering button just yet.

Pre-Order:



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Can’t-Wait Wednesday – January 3rd

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The aim of the post is to select a book, usually upcoming, that you can’t wait to read and discuss it.

This week, I have chosen to feature The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco.

First of all, isn’t the cover simply amazing? It follows the same design as the original book in the series. I first read The Bone Witch in the beginning of 2017 when I received it as an ARC (my first eARC ever, thanks to Sourcebooks!!) and loved it immediately. It became on the best books of the year. This book is coming out in March and I will be pre-ordering and waiting for my copy. Maybe Sourcebooks will be nice again and give me another eARC?? I would love to review this book in the series! I can’t wait to jump into this world again and experience the one of a kind magic the world has! (Not to mention, there’s another book in the series, so this book will not be the last of the series!!)

Arrow Review #89 – Ice Kingdom

Ice Kingdom by Tiana Warner
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Mermaids of Eriana Kwai, #3
Length: 366 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Synopsis:
The final adventure in the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy …

Meela and Lysi have unleashed Sisiutl, legendary two-headed serpent of the Pacific Northwest. It was supposed to be an ally that would help them win the war. Instead, it has fallen under the control of King Adaro, ruler of the Pacific Ocean. If Meela and Lysi can’t stop him, Adaro will use the deadly serpent to rid the oceans of mankind.

With the American military using catastrophic weapons of their own to retaliate, Meela and Lysi must make peace between humans and merpeople before one race destroys the other. The journey will risk their lives and put their relationship to the test—but the vengeance that has been consuming Meela’s thoughts, day and night, might prove even more dangerous.

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Arrow Review #88 – Vicious

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Villains, #1
Length: 364 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Synopsis:
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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KRF’s Reading Statistics Recap – 2017

It’s the final day of the End of Year 2017 Celebration! One of many things I like to do at the end of each year is look at my reading statistics and my goals to see how well I did.

If I remember correctly, I originally set a goal to match last year’s reading record of 40 books. After the original goal, I have set up a secondary goal of 60 books if I ever reach 40 books this year. Another goal of mine I had was to beat the amount of pages I have read last year as well.

Last year, I read 41 books and 16,758 pages.
This year, I have read 74 books and 28,445 pages.

As you have seen, I have dominated the goals this year and set a new record for me and I am extremely proud that I could have read so many amazing books this year. Now that I have shared what I have done this year, what are my goals for 2018?

Since I believe that I could be going through several changes in 2018 that could affect my reading time, I am not planning to match and beat my record this year, although that would be nice. My goals for 2018 are:

Read a total of at least 50 Books
Read a total of at least 23,000 Pages.

Of course I will have a secondary plan that will “unlock” once the above goals are met. If the above goals are met, my secondary goal with be a Match & Beat Goal of what I read this year. That would mean I would have to read an additional 23 Books and about 5,000 Pages. It could be a tricky goal, but if I can do it this year, I can do it again.

Lastly, its time for the Overall End of Year Count, where I share the total amount of Books and Pages I have read since 2012, where I have begun reading.

Total Amount of Books: 160
Total Amount of Pages: 63,198

That is a lot! I wonder what my total will be next year. I certainly hope that I will reach my 200th book. Now that’s going to be another goal!

What are you statistics this year? Have you completed your goals? What do you hope to do next year? Let me know!

2018 Beat the Backlist Sign-Up!

This Actually Seems like Fun, I’m signing up!

Lately, the Beat the Backlist 2018 challenge has been popping up everywhere on my feed. I’ve spent days and hours thinking if I wanted to do or not. What do you have to do for this challenge? JUST READ (anything before 2018)! Trust me, that is totally do-able. I think I’m going to give this a shot. (Hopefully I remember to check-in every once in a while.)

How many backlist books you want to read this year?
I have a planned goal of 50 books for 2018. You’ll see more for goals next year coming in a new post shortly.

A potential TBR list of books you want to read?
I have received a few books as gifts for Christmas, so those will be my part of my TBR, but pretty much any book that I want to read makes the list. I can’t really give a final, official list. #ReadersProblems

Any other goals?
Just to read as much as I can. I hope to reach my 200th book in 2018. Just read, read, read!

Not much of a long post, but I hope I can beat the backlist, along with everyone! Now, let’s find out what team I’m on!

Edit: I’m on Team Dewey Dragons!

 

KRF’s Best Author of 2017

As part of the End of Year Celebrations, KRF is reflecting the year of 2017, and sharing everything from top books, goals, and many more. Today, KRF is selecting its  Best Author for the year of 2017.

The Best Author can be only selected based on books that have been read this year and have made reading worth while and extremely fun.

KRF’s first Best Author is…….

MARIE LU

From September 3rd to November 20th, Marie Lu was the only author I was reading during the period. Warcross was on its way in the mail and I wanted to prepare myself for Lu’s writing. I have started with the first book in the Young Elites series and loved it. I immediately ordered the rest of the series, and even the Legend series. I knew I was going to love all the books and they were going to become instant favorite. Marie Lu has become the author to read for and one of my favorites. Never once I doubted her stories, I just wanted more and more. Marie Lu was truly one of the Best Authors this year that I was always excited to read.

2017’s Honorable Mention:

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give was an excellent book that took the world by storm. Even winning Best Debut Author, and Best Young Adult Fiction in the GoodReads Choice Awards, it is no wonder why The Hate U Give is the best book this year.

End of the Year Top 10 Books!

Happy New Year! As the year come to a close, it is time to reflect on all the books we’ve read and choose our best reads, make goals for the next year, and even buy more books to reach that goal.

Today, I am gathering a list of my Top 10 Reads this year. This list is made out of books published this year and/or books previously published but read this year. Without further ado, here are my Top 10 Books for 2017:

#1 – The Hate U Give

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