Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020


Hello, Lovely Bookworms!

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.

I have looked into this years reads but I honestly can’t remember. Guess it’s time to go back and look at what I am excited for.


1.) This Vicious Cure


2.) Rogue Princess


3.) Heart of Flames


4.) Empress of Flames


5.) Bone Crier’s Moon


6.) Greythorne


7.) The Silence of Bones


8.) Aurora Burning


9.) Forest of Souls


10.) Where Dreams Descend


11.) Seasons of the Storm



These are all books  I am so excited for!

Are any of these on your list?
-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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Hello, Lovelies!

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.

We all have those books were excitedly waiting for! Today I am going to be sharing the ones I am most excited for that come out in the last half of 2019 because well, this year is basically halfway over with already. Isn’t that crazy!

These are in no particular order:

1.) Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

2.) The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

3.) The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox

4.) Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian

5.) Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

6.) Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

7.) Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

8.) Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd

9.) The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

10.) Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis


Are any of these on your list? Let me know!

Four Dead Queens (Sneak Peek): NetGalley Review

34213319.jpgTitle: Four Dead Queens
Author: Astrid Scholte
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019

Sneak Peek provided by publisher through NetGalley

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I am so glad that NetGalley had a sneak peek of this because I have been dying to here more about this book and make up my mind whether or not to preorder. The sneak peek had a few chapters and within those chapters you are thrown into the plot of murder and backstabbers! Honestly, this got me pumped for the release and I just can’t wait to read the whole thing!

January Wrap-up



Hello, fellow book lovers!

January was a crazy month for reading! It was my best month ever when it came to how many books I actually finished but not great for how many were 5 star reads. I doubt I will ever read 29 books plus 11 mangas in a month again but when there’s a will, there’s a way!

5 stars:
Escaping from Houdini
Vampire Kisses (reread)
A Torch Against the Night
The Poppy War
Sky in the Deep
A Reaper at the Gates
The Last Namsara
The Winner’s Curse
A Clash of Kings

4 stars:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Give the Dark My Love
Six of Crows
The Devouring Gray (eARC)
The Governess of Penwythe Hall (eARC)

3 stars:
Ruin and Rising
The Wicked King
Shadow of the Fox
Fire & Heist
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Sense & Sensibility
The Witch’s Kind (eARC)

2 stars:
Shatter Me
Dance of Thieves
Spin the Dawn (2.5) (eARC)

1 star:
Never-Contented Things (eARC)

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Vol. 4
Yona of the Dawn Vol. 15
Stepping on Roses Vol. 1-9

My favorite book for the month was The Poppy War. I am not usually drawn to adult fantasy but with such great reviews I decided to give it a go and it didn’t disappoint! The worst read was Never-Contented Things.

Overall, I would say I did pretty good. I wanted more 5 stars but hopefully February will be better! I will have reviews coming for all listed if there isn’t a review yet for the title.

Have you read any on this list? What was your favorite read of January?

The Winter of the Witch: NetGalley Review

36621586Title: The Winter of the Witch
Author: Katherine Arden
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Rating: 5 stars

eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley

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The Winter of the Witch was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019 and it did not disappoint. We are swept back into this magical world right where The Girl in the Tower left off. Vasya is trying to make peace with what happened to Moscow the night before while trying to keep her family safe as an angry mob wants her tried for witchcraft. Katherine Arden’s writing is once again captivating and brings to life this world and the characters we have grown to love.

We find ourselves back at recognizable places such as Moscow and the forest but we also are drawn into new magical worlds that feel like a dream. Her world building is breathtaking and imaginative as always.

New and familiar characters come back for this epic conclusion. Vasya is still growing in the beginning and by the end she is finding her purpose which is satisfying to see. She is always full of real human emotions as Katherine has a way of making each character come to life. I even grew to like Medved, the bear, and I didn’t think that was possible. Many of the characters are met with tough decisions they must make and sometimes those decisions lead to fateful consequences.

This book gave me so many emotions and tears were shed multiple times as well as a few laughs here and there. Although I am sad to see this wonderful world end, The Winter of the Witch is a great ending to a beloved series.


Most Anticipated Reads of 2019


Hello fellow book lovers!

Today’s post is all about my most anticipated reads of 2019. I figured I might as well go ahead and write this all down somewhere to keep track and what better place than on my blog to also share with you!

If any of these are on your list leave a comment below telling me which ones!

1.) The Girl King by Mimi Yu (January 8th, 2019)
2.) Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard (February 12th, 2019)
3.) Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (April 30th, 2019)
4.) Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (May 7th, 2019)
5.) Deviate by Jay Kristoff (May 28th, 2019)
6.) Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (September 3rd, 2019)

There are other books coming out in 2019 that I will for sure read but these are the ones I am most excited about! And by excited I mean I need them in my life right now because I must know what happens since the last book ended on a cliffhanger! Darn books, always pulling me in!

Have any book suggestions for me for 2019? Comment below and let me know!