A Court of Feels: A Discussion of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

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Join us for a monumental podcast! Not only is it our return from extended hiatus, but it is Shelfie’s 1 year anniversary, Cynthia’s birthday, and thwe have joined the Nerd 901 family! There is just so much going on. Which makes the topic of discussion even more appropriate. Tune in to hear us gush about the most anticipated YA release of the year: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas.

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read A Court of Wings and Ruin.

If you haven’t listened to our very first episode, which covered both A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, we suggest listening to that first. It can be found here.

Thank you so much for tuning in! We are really very sorry for the long hiatus. Life just gets in the way sometimes, you know? That said, we do hope that you will welcome us back with open arms.

We apologize for the excessive squeeing that can be found in this podcast. It is extremely difficult to discuss the wonder that is ACOWAR without it. We hope you enjoyed it none the less and we look forward to hearing your opinions on the book. Share away!

Don’t forget to tune in next time to hear what we thought of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.

Shelfie is proud to be a part of the Nerd901 Family! Be sure to check out Nerd901.com for more nerdy content.

February TBR + Book News!

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So, before I get into my TBR, which I usually don’t plan. Let’s talk about the exciting (and not so exciting) news from the past few days in the world of books. Or at least what is going on in the world of Sarah J Maas. That’s the entire world of books right?

Hold on to your hat’s guys. This one is a doozy.

We will start with the good news. You guys remember that unnamed Chaol Westfall Novella that is being published this year? It has apparently turned into a full length novel. That’s the fabulous part. The bad part is it’s new publication date, which is September 5th. Which was the publication date for the final Throne of Glass novel. Unfortunately, Sarah has been suffering from some health issues and the Throne of Glass finale will be delayed until May of 2018. Now, my first response was to scream in despair because I just can’t imagine waiting any longer for that release. But, Sarah has brought so much joy to all of our lives through her books that I can’t do anything but with her the best. I may really want that final installment, but I can wait if it means she will get the time she needs for her health. We here at Shelfie certainly wish her the best and are absolutely looking forward to the Chaol Westfall novel, even if it come in September!

Now for the full TBR! You should know before I get into this that I have never laid out a TBR for myself before. I typically just read what I am in the mood for. That has worked well in that past, but I currently have 6 ARCs that need to be read, 4 of which release this month. I think it is time to try and plan my time just a little bit better. Here we go:

That is 9 books. I only read 7 in January, but I am pretty positive that I can pull off 9. Especially since I am almost finished with Traveler already. So, it’s really just 8. I can swing it.

Also, check out that glorious cover for The Prince’s Rogue by Elise Kova! The revealed it today! Stunning. I may think that because it features me favorite character, Baldair, but it may just be because it is glorious! I haven’t picked up the prequel series to Air Awakens yet, but as you can see I plan to remedy that this month.

That concludes my awesome book news and TBR. Are you planning to read anything on my list? Have you read them already? Are you crying about the ToG delay? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

- The Butcher (1)

Setting the Bar: A Discussion of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

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The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here! Empire of Storms is out! Tune in to this extra long episode to hear Caitlin and Cynthia lament the fact that they have to wait a year for Sarah J Maas’s epic conclusion to the Throne of Glass series. Warning: Contains high levels of fangirling.

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read Empire of Storms. Actually, expect spoilers for the entire Throne of Glass series.

Thank you so much for tuning in! We hope you enjoyed our newest episode. We would apologize for it being longer than normal, but it’s a miracle that we managed to keep it under two hours. There is just so much to SQUEE over! We’d love to hear what you thought about this installment in the Throne of Glass series! Did you love it? Did you hate it? Do you love Rowan? Miss Chaol? Share your thoughts in the comments below! We’d love nothing more than to discuss this book with you guys. Please share!

Tune in next time to hear what we thought of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the books mentioned in this episode!

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Usurped by the Empire: A Discussion of A World Without You by Beth Revis

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Tune in to hear Caitlin and Cynthia wish Empire of Storms a very happy book birthday! There might also be some talk of A World Without You by Beth Revis, but who are they kidding? Empire is out! That’s what matters!

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read A World Without You.

Thank you so much for tuning in! We hope you enjoyed our seventh episode. Sadly it’s a little disjointed. But, it’s hard to focus when the next book in your favorite series is waiting for you! We’d love to hear what you thought about A World Without You, though. Did you love it? Is contemporary your jam? Share your favorites in the comments below! We’d love nothing more than to hear your opinions. Please share!

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Tune in next time to hear what we thought of the next installment in the epic Throne of Glass series!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the books mentioned in this episode!

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Conquering Dracula: A Discussion of And I Darken by Kiersten White

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And our third podcast is up! Isn’t that exciting? Tune in for our discussion of And I Darken by Kiersten White, where we gush about Vampires, Anti-Heroines, and Vlad the Impaler. What could be more fun than that?

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read And I Darken.

Thank you so much for tuning in! Remember that we would love to hear your opinions on And I Darken, so you should share them below in the comments! We love hearing what you thought! Even if you disagree.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the books mentioned in this episode!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

28260587Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016

From Goodreads:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Why we are waiting:

 

I need this book today. Sadly, we will all have to wait until September, which really isn’t all that far off, right? It’s just two months until we can continue on with the story of Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrassen. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this.

I know some people were disappointed with Queen of Shadows, but I think this series just gets better with each book. I can only hope that trend continues!

How about you? Are you waiting on Empire of Storms? Is there something better on your radar? Share it with us below in the comments.

 

- The Butcher (1)

Hello and Happily Ever After: A Discussion of A Court of Mist and Fury

We have done it! Our very first podcast is live! How exciting is that? Tune in and listen to us gush about our favorite book things, new releases, and most importantly, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas!

Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury! We’d love to hear your take on it!

Thanks you all so much for helping us make this happen! We hope you enjoy it!

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