Tuesday, January 24, 2017

59 Books Releasing in February 2017

It's been about two weeks since I've lost my voice/caught the flu and I'm just now recovering from all of that, so thank you for being patient!

Things to keep in mind:
  • To order a book on Amazon, click on the cover (note: they're affiliate links!)
  • To add a book to your Goodreads page / read the synopsis, click on the title link.
  • All titles in italics are sequels.
  • Most of the titles shared below are categorized under Young Adult, but there are a couple of crime fiction reads. This list isn't meant to be exclusive, so if you know of any other titles — please let me know! (See next bullet point for more details.) I just don't know where to look for books outside the genre I read.
  • If you would like to add your book(s) below or in any of my future "releases" posts, please email me at amarisafloria@gmail.com or leave a comment.
  • All research/images/dates/etc. are gathered via Amazon, Edelweiss, and Goodreads.

February 7


At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson (Simon Pulse)
The Burning World by Isaac Marion (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
The Devil Crept in by Ania Ahlborn (Gallery Books)
Disruptor by Arwen Elys Dayton (Delacorte Press)
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (Razorbill)
The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt (Berkley)
Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake (Entangled: Teen)
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen)
Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher (Spencer Hill Press)
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill (Riverhead Books)
The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel (Grand Central Publishing)
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (The Dial Press)
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (W. W. Norton & Company)
Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little (HarperCollins)
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (HarperTeen)
Starfall by Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion)
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (Tin House Books)
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough (Tor Teen)
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom (Poppy)
Traveler by L.E. DeLano (Swoon Reads)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale (Marvel Press)
Wanted by Betsy Schow (Sourcebooks Fire)
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin’s Griffin)

February 14



#famous by Jilly Gagnon (Katherine Tegen Books)
American Street by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray)
Dare You by Jennifer Brown (Katherine Tegen Books)
Gilded Cage by Vic James (Del Rey)
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro (Katherine Tegen Books)
Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells (Balzer + Bray)
Piecing Me Together by Reneé Watson (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
The Release by Tom Isbell (HarperTeen)
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White (Greenwillow Books)
Switching Gears by Chantele Sedgwick (Sky Pony Press)
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (Razorbill)
We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (Dutton Books for Young Readers)
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan (St. Martin's Press)
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (Balzer + Bray)

February 21


Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage [Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)]
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Tor Books)
The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins (Crown Books for Young Readers)
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lillam Rivera (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman (Viking Books for Young Readers)
I See You by Clare Mackintosh (Berkley)
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas (HarperTeen)
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin (Katherine Tegen Books)

February 28


10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel & Friends)
Freedom’s Slave by Heather Demetrios (Balzer + Bray)
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix (Scholastic Press)
A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho (Viking Books for Young Readers)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray)
A Lie for a Lie by Robin Merrow MacCready [Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)]
Lifeblood by Gena Showalter (Harlequin Teen)
One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr (HarperCollins)
Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt (Harlequin Teen)
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot [Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)]
The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig (Greenwillow Books)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

4 Bookish + Blogging Goals for 2017


Happy New Year, friends! I can't believe it's already the beginning of another year ... time is going by too quickly. I always feel like I have so much to do, rushing from one thing to the next. This year, I want to slow down and BREATHE. It's okay if I don't complete every single thing on my to-do list. It's okay if I skip a day of reading. It's okay if I need to potato. (More on that later.) To keep things simple, I've decided to only focus on four goals. I hope to include updates during each seasonal recap in the future!

This year, I would like to ...

Average one book a week, not including comics/graphic novels.
This one is a stretch, especially since I only read 36 books in 2016. (I worked full-time for almost the entire year, so finding time to read was tough.) However, I really want to challenge myself this year. Instead of being a potato all the time, I want to reach for a book. Note: there is NOTHING wrong with being a potato. In fact, I highly recommend it on days you are burnt out. I potato'ed yesterday night and I'm feeling extra energized today. Being a potato is exactly why this post made it to your screen today :)

Start a new feature or two on this blog!
I've had a lot of ideas tucked away in my little brain, but following through with any of them has been difficult. It'll take hours of planning but I know it will stretch my creativity, and that is something I need this year.

Tidy up this blog.
I'VE SAID IT. I know amarisafloria is a total mess — my "reviews" list isn't updated, my "about" page is outdated, and my features don't have a main hub. I have neglected my place on the internet for a long time. Now to figure out where to start ...

Fulfill the #RockMyTBR and POPSUGAR reading challenges.
I am committing to two challenges this year! It's a little strange since I decided to stay away from challenges in 2016, but my reading habits didn't change. So this year, I'm going big. Kinda.

For me, the purpose of the #RockMyTBR challenge, hosted by Sarah K. at The Book Traveler, will be to lower the amount of books I own but have not read. There are currently 211 unread books on my shelf (I KNOW ... I AM SO EMBARRASSED) and my goal is to read 61 books. This means that I want my TBR pile (TBR meaning "to be read") to be no more than 150 books by 2018. One day, it will be zero. Hopefully. But for now, I will be happy with 150!

To spice things up a tiny bit, I am pairing the books I own with a corresponding task in the POPSUGAR reading challenge. If you're interested in seeing my possible picks, they're on a separate page HERE. For my list of unread books, clicking this part of the sentence will take you there! Please take a peek and help me pair some books with this challenge! And let me know if you want to buddy read something, I would love to chat and fangirl alongside you :)

THAT'S IT!

Two bookish and two blogging goals. If I have too many things going on, I get overwhelmed and will fall back into old habits. Here's to staying motivated and keeping the laziness far, far away!
What is something you hope to accomplish this year? On a scale from 1-10, how good are you at following through with the goals you make? Which books are you hoping to get to in 2017?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

53 Books Releasing in January 2017

I am a total nerd when it comes to keeping track of new books and their release dates, so I thought I'd share my full list with you all in hopes that you will find a new book or two to read or look forward to!

My plan is to release each month's list by the 15th of the previous month — for example, the February 2017 edition will be posted by January 15th. (I'm a little late with this month's, but I didn't actually decide to do this until a couple of days ago. If you've been around here for a little while now, you might remember I tried to do something called "Up & Coming." It didn't work out. So I hope this DOES!)

Things to keep in mind:
  • To order a book on Amazon, click on the cover (note: they're affiliate links!)
  • To add a book to your Goodreads page / read the synopsis, click on the title link.
  • All titles in italics are sequels.
  • Most of the titles shared below are categorized under Young Adult, but there are a couple of crime fiction reads. This list isn't meant to be exclusive, so if you know of any other titles — please let me know! (See next bullet point for more details.) I just don't know where to look for books outside the genre I read.
  • If you would like to add your book(s) below or in any of my future "releases" posts, please email me at amarisafloria@gmail.com or leave a comment.
  • All research/images/dates/etc. are gathered via Amazon, Edelweiss, and Goodreads.

January 1


The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn, translated by Rosie Hedger (Orenda Books)


January 3


Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez (Delacorte Press)
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser (Feiwel & Friends)
The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
Flower by Shea Olsen and Elizabeth Craft (Harlequin Teen)
Freeks by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin)
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti (Sourcebooks Fire)
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano (Entangled: Teen)
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff (Amulet Books)
The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron (Simon Pulse)
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (Clarion Books)
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)
Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp (Scholastic Press)


January 10


The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova (Keymaster Press)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Del Rey)
Beheld by Alex Flinn (HarperTeen)
Frostblood by Elly Blake (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (William Morrow)
The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett (Tor Teen)
A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Disney-Hyperion)
Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields (Random House Books for Young Readers)
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (Gallery/Scout Press)
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard (Amulet Books)
The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey (Katherine Tegan Books)
Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando (Swoon Reads)


January 17


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)
Feversong by Karen Marie Moning (Delecorte Press)
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Soho Teen)
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt (St. Martin's Griffin)


January 24


After the Fall by Kate Hart [Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)]
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegen Books)
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Younger Readers)
The Girl Before by JP Delaney (Ballantine Books)
The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K. McElderry Books)


January 31


Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes (HarperTeen)
By Your Side by Kasie West (HarperTeen)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)
The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu (Dutton Books for Young Readers)
The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim (Scholastic Press)
The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder (MIRA)
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
Exo by Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley (Harlequin Teen)
Silver Stars by Michael Grant (Katherine Tegen Books)
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech (HarperTeen)
Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer, art by Doug Holgate (Feiwel & Friends)
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