Tuesday, January 9, 2018

End of Year Survey Pt. II + A New Year's GIVEAWAY!

I have finally completed (or rather, fixed) the second part of my End of Year Survey, which consists of looking ahead to this year! I have also decided to host a giveaway to kick off the year, so keep reading to find out more about that below! Part I of this survey can be found here.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018? 
Way, way too many. I really meant to get around to reading my ARC of Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence in December, but since I didn't I'm really hoping to get to it within the next week or so.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)? 
Probably the final Nevernight Chronicles installment! Also, Tamora Pierce’s new novel, Tempests and Slaughter, is high on my most anticipated list.

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? 
Again-so many! I'm really looking forward to Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan, and... well, a lot more.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018? 
This is the hard one! The final Nevernight installment, The Tower of Living and Dying (The Court of Broken Knives, #2) by Anna Smith Spark, Darksoul (Godblind #2) by Anna Stephens, Blood of the Gods by David Mealing, and Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018? 
Personally, I would love to host more giveaways, get involved with more blogging events, and just improve my blog overall. I'm looking to eventually redo my entire layout/etc., but that will probably take some time (and money!) so it might not happen right away. I want to focus more on making this blog an exciting place to come for book-related content and continue improving my connections with bloggers and those in the book world. Of course, this is all assuming that life doesn't get in the way and I have the time and ability to do all of these things. ;) The most important thing I want to do, however, is to have fun!

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): 
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones!

Pre-order any of the books mentioned:
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence: Book Depository | Amazon
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce: Book Depository | Amazon
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young: Book Depository | Amazon
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan: Book Depository | Amazon
The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark: Book Depository | Amazon
Darksoul by Anna Stephens: Book Depository | Amazon
Blood of the Gods by David Mealing: Book Depository | Amazon
Obisidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman: Book Depository | Amazon
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones: Book Depository | Amazon

I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway this month, but I had no idea just what to do. What genre would people most enjoy? What subject would be most interesting? Suffice to say, the decision was becoming a difficult one. In the end, I was able to pick up a copy of the stunning new paperback edition of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone! Even if I didn't love Leigh Bardugo already, this edition is truly gorgeous and I wanted to share the beauty with all of you!

About the book:
"Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy."

**Unfortunately, this is a US ONLY giveaway. I do not currently have the means to do an international giveaway, but one of my goals this year is to be able to host some sort of international giveaway, so stay tuned for that if you are not in the US!
I'm not good at taking pretty photos--I'm hoping the book
speaks for itself!

Please be sure to read the full giveaway rules and terms, which can be found here
*This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Leigh Bardugo or Square Fish.

Good luck! This giveaway ends January 31st!

I am also an Amazon affiliate, so if you'd prefer to shop through Amazon, just click the banner on the upper right hand side of my blog! (above the 'Follow by email' box, you may need to turn off adblock to see it!)


  1. I already enjoy reading your blog, but I'm excited to see how you change things up this year! Looking forward to your new content!

  2. Tempest and Slaughter is high on my most-anticipated list too! It's been way too long since there was a new Tamora Pierce to look forward to.

  3. I'm just looking forward to conquering my growing TBR pile!

  4. I"ve made a lot of changes in my life over the past year. This year is the year I focus on self care, and I can't wait for all of the reading that comes with that!