T5W | Books on the Top of My TBR But Really, This is Likely My February 2019 TBR

Hello there and welcome back to Reading Solace!

It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday post. If you haven’t heard of Top 5 Wednesday #T5W, it is a weekly bookish meme created by Lainey of  GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Samantha of Thoughts on TomesClick here to join the official Goodreads group. The topics are posted in the GR group.


Today’s topic is ‘Books on the Top of our TBR‘. NOW. Ever since I’ve joined the bookish community and have dedicated at least 90% of my life to reading books, my TBR has grown and grown and grown until I completely lost control over myself and I just kept on adding and adding and adding amazing books to it until they’ve become an overwhelming number, which I still don’t know how many books exactly there are in total.

Anyway, one of my 2019 reading goals, which I posted about a month ago, is to bring down my physical TBR to only 10 books. An ambitious goal, if I say so myself and I’m pretty sure my past self was sleep-deprived when I thought about it, but IT’S TOO LATE to go back on my word now.

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PH Blog Tour: Book Review | The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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Today is the last day of the PH Blog Tour of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and it’s my stop along with two more lovely bloggers. OKAY, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, I would like to thank Rafael at The Royal Polar Bear Reads and Shaine at Wanderer in Neverland for hosting this tour and to Macmillan International for providing us with the ARC for this tour. ❤ For my bookish friends and fellow bloggers, you can check out the other participants’ reviews at the end of this post.

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ISBN13:9781250144546

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books


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PURCHASE LINKS:

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SYNOPSIS:

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.


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Roshani Chokshi is a brilliant author and it shows in The Gilded Wolves. I can only imagine the amount of research behind this work and the time it took for Roshani to complete this book. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS, especially the characters— their differences, their relationships with each other. They play a huge part in my love for it. I am a big fan of books with good character dynamics. It makes me love and protect them with all of my being. I’d like to mention my precious children, Zofia and Tristan. I just want to wrap them in fluffy blankets and stare at them all day. No, that’s not creepy at all. Continue reading →

#Project14Lists | Day 5: Top 10 Backlist Books I Want to Read in 2019

It is now day 5 (this is a late post LOL) of #Project14Lists, a blogging event organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you’re interested in joining this project or you just want to know more about it, check out Shealea’s post.

Wow, I have been consistent of posting these lists. I deserve a pat on the back. !!! I SPOKE TOO SOON !!! Today, I talk about the backlist books I want to read the most in 2019. This will not be a long list but don’t let me keep you long so let’s get started.


10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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#Project14Lists Day 2 & T5W Dec. 19th, 2018 | Most Anticipated Winter 2019 Releases

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#Project14Lists is organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you haven’t heard of Top 5 Wednesday #T5W, it is a weekly bookish meme created by Lainey of  GingerReadsLainey and is not hosted by Samantha of Thoughts on TomesClick here to join the official Goodreads group. The topics are posted in the GR group.

Today’s T5W topic is our most anticipated 2019 releases. However, it is LITERALLY impossible for me to narrow down all of the 2019 releases I am most excited about because there are just too many awesome books to be released next year, I tell you. That’s why it’s a good thing Samantha mentioned we can do the first half of 2019 or even just Winter 2019. Since I’m also participating in Project 14 Lists, I decided to combine the two, heh.

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Monthly TBR | November 2018

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH.

Hi there. Hello. So I had a great reading month in September and a terrible one in October. For some reason, I had a lot on my plate last month and I hadn’t had the time to read or blog. It’s horrible. It felt like I was on a hiatus for TWO YEARS. AGAIN.

Anyway, personal stuff aside, I think I have more free time in November and I’m hoping to finish at least five books. As for blog posts, I can’t promise anything yet because I don’t want to stress myself but let’s be real, it’s still going to happen. LOL.

So, diving straight into the post, and I know it’s late but, here are the five books I am hoping to read and ACTUALLY FINISH because I have been starting multiple books but haven’t actually finished any of them. *cries in a corner* Oh, and this excludes all the ARCs I have to finish, by the way. 😉

1. First & Then by Emma Mills

This is one of the books I’ve started last month but haven’t finished yet. I was reading it on the plane on my way back home from a trip. And I’m sad because I liked what I’ve read so far but I put it down when I got home and it has remained closed since. That was almost two weeks ago. I’ve read good reviews about it so I really, really want to finish it SOONNNNN. Wish me luck!

2. Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Jones

This one I have been putting off for sooo long but I think it’s high time I read it. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the Ghibli film— which I LOVE but I don’t remember some parts of the story. Also, I just want to meet Howl in the book, TBH. 😀

3. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I’m bringing balance to my reading month by reading contemporary books alongside fantasy books since I mostly read fantasy and I know I’ll fall in a slump if I read ONLY FANTASY books. I’ve actually started this too and the premise is interesting and I think it’s a sad book and I’ll probably be heartbroken after but it’s okay, I’LL BE READY FOR THAT. Or I may be completely wrong and not be heartbroken. There’s only one thing to do to find out, isn’t there? WE WILL SEE.

4. Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova

Air Awakens is one of those books I’ve been wanting to read since it’s come out but it’s difficult to get a hold of because I was a broke college student back then and I’m still a broke working girl now so I couldn’t read it. I know that the Kindle copies of the series are much cheaper but I want to own them because the covers are TO DIE FOR! I mean—

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Also, I really want to support Elise since she is really hardworking and she’s one of the kindest human beings out there, I swear. She gifted me a personalized copy of Air Awakens and I can finally start the series! Hooray! I’ll need to buy the rest of the series to finish it. ;D

She’ll be releasing a sequel series next year and I really need to catch up or else. Also, I just know I’ll love this series. I’M CLAIMING IT!!

5. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) [+ The Well of Ascension + The Hero of Ages] by Brandon Sanderson

Lastly, this book. THIS BOOK. I only have one thing to say: If I don’t finish it by the end of this month (or this series by the end of this year), somebody disown me. Or not, BECAUSE THAT’S MEAN BUT YOU CAN GIVE ME A PEP TALK. I’LL LISTEN, I PROMISE. THANKS.


There we go; those are the books I’ll be prioritizing this month. What are yours? Is one of these on your TBR as well? Or perhaps you’ve already read it? Let me know!

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway (INTL) [CLOSED] | The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

Hi guys!

I am back with another post— this time it’s a cover reveal! Cover reveals always excite me for some reason, especially fantasy book ones. The book I’m featuring today is The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans hosted by MTMC Tours. This is the first book in the epic YA Fantasy Princess Vigilante trilogy releasing on April 16th, 2019 from Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing!

Blurb:

For the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she’s captured by Felix, the captain of the king’s guard, and told a shocking truth: her father and brother are dead, and she needs to hang up her mask and become queen.

Before long, she negotiates a deal with Felix: attend to her royal duties during the day and continue her vigilante mission to take out Lord Beswick at night – at least until her coronation. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as the streets, and Brynna isn’t sure whom she can trust in the castle. With two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to make sure she isn’t the third.

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TBR Take Down

It was a normal boring day at work when suddenly, I thought about how I have a LOT of books I have yet to read. Naturally, realizing that again stressed me out. So when I got home, I created a shelf on goodreads with the books I haven’t read yet of which I have a physical copy. There are currently 33 books in there and I am making it my mission to prioritize them these coming months.

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ARC Review: The Vanishing Girl

19395125Title: The Vanishing Girl (The Vanishing Girl #1)

Author: Laura Thalassa

Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Publication Date: March 15, 2014; January 27, 2015

Publisher: Lavabrook Publishing Group; Amazon

Source: eARC from publisher via Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads:

Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It’s a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows. A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons. Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing. But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

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Book Review Requests | Policy

I work full time but I love to read in my free time. I absolutely love young adult fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary fiction. I have also started read adult fantasy fiction. Some subgenres I like are high fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, paranormal/supernatural fantasy, sword and sorcery, and dystopian.

My Books

Most of my books are digital copies I received as gifts from authors and giveaways and some I requested from Netgalley. I only have a few print copies and I usually purchase them myself.

For Authors and Publishers

I’m fairly new to book blogging so I’m only doing book reviews at the moment. However, if you want a novel featured for cover reveals or new releases for instance, feel free to contact me on my email (voguishperusal@gmail.com). I love interacting with you lovely people. Also, I love receiving free books for review so just talk to me and we’ll work it out.

Review Policy

My reviews will be based on my honest feelings and thoughts. I will try to make them spoiler-free to be fair to other readers. No bashing and foul mouths included so you don’t have to worry about that.

I prefer hard copies but I don’t have an issue with ebooks. However, I now have too many files on my kindle app. I am always interested in a new book so if you are interested in a review, just send me an email.

One last thing, I love books with pretty covers. Before reading a book, I check the summary and reviews first and if it grabs my interest, I immediately mark it as to be read. I have the right to decline a book I’m not interested in reading and reviewing.

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Review List

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