Waiting on Wednesday (#38)

The Retribution of Mara DyerThe Retribution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #3
Publication Date: 04 November 2014
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

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If they push back the publication of this book any more, I. Am. Going. To. Flip. It doesn’t matter that I’ve yet to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer, that’s only because I didn’t want to wait ages for this book and lose the whole plot. Now I only have one book—the first—to reread instead of two!

Which book are you waiting on this week?


Stacking the Shelves (#3)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where all the books we got recently would be featured – no matter physical or digital; bought, borrowed, won or gifted.

Hey lovelies! I usually post my Stacking the Shelves posts on Sundays but I was too busy baking yesterday, hence the delay. Anyway, this post would be a condensed one of all the books I’ve gotten for the past few weeks since the last time I posted a Stacking the Shelves post was about a month ago (the holiday season sure was busy!).

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For Review:

  • Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons [via NetGalley]



Thank you Macmillan for providing my an eARC of Three by Kristin Simmons! As many of you know, it was listed in the Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR and I simply can’t wait to start on it! These Broken Stars was actually more of a pre-order that finally arrived (YAY!) but I decided to include it anyway. As for the borrowed books, all are titles I’ve been pretty excited about although I’ve already read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and loved it. However, that was all the way back in 2011 so I decided it was time for a reread before moving on to the sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and finally awaiting the last installment, The Retribution of Mara Dyer.

Overall, I’m very ecstatic to dive right into these reads! What books have you been stacking you shelves with this week?


Top Ten 2014 Release I’m Dying to Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.

This week’s topic, the top ten 2014 releases I’m dying to read. As we all know, with a new year, comes new books! I honestly don’t know how I’m going to narrow down the top ten books I’m looking forward to most but I shall attempt it. However, my opinions might change as I discover new books that are being published and this list would only represent my current view.

I usually include book covers for my Top Ten Tuesday posts but as some of the book covers have yet to be released, we shall just do without for now.

Top Ten 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read:

1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

The whole reason I keep putting off reading CoFA & CoLS is because the release date of CoHF keeps getting pushed back. Lets hope the delays will cease because I’m dying for this. And Cassie Clare’s assistant also said it had the saddest happy ending ever; I’m wondering if it’ll beat Clockwork Princess’s ending. Anyway, HAND OVER THE TISSUES PLEASE.

2. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

One of my favorite fantasy trilogies ever and I just need my dose of Nikolai! I’m devastated, however, that it’s ending. What will I do without the enchanting tales and adventures of Alina Starkov? I actually wish I was a Grisha living in the story.

3. Infinite by Jodi Meadows

Ana. Sam. I. Ship. Them. So. Much. What in the world is going to happen? I predict know this would be one mind-blowing finale.

4. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Another final installment that has been pushed back like CoHF. I desperately need this creeptastic ending!

5. Raging Star by Moira Young

This trilogy is like nothing I’ve ever read so I really have no idea how it could end. Otherwise meaning, just give to me already.

6. Cress by Marissa Meyer

I’m utterly confident I’ll love Cress and Carswell together, just like Cinder & Kai and Scarlet & Wolf. Not to mention the excellent story involved!

7. The One by Kiera Cass

Although I got annoyed at America in the middle of The Elite, it got better when she realised how crappy she was at the end. Now I just want to know what happens! I totally ship Maxon and America and refuse to even consider this ship might sink.

8. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

It’s written by Marie Lu. I don’t see why any more is needed to be said.

9. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

One word: Evan.

10. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The synopsis for this was so compelling but truthfully, I would read this for the cover alone. It is that gorgeous.


So that’s it for me, there were more that I’d like to include but they did not even have titles yet which would be quite inconvenient. For example, the 3rd book of The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole and the 3rd installment of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah. J. Maas, to name a few.

What new releases are you looking for to next year? Do share by dropping a comment below!