Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

Summer is my second favourite time of the year. It's no autumn, but it is the season where I get through the largest number of books. There are many 2014 summer releases that I can't wait to read, but also a few older books that I've been meaning to pick up that I finally hope to get around to.


Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1) Servants of the Storm A Little Something Different The Merciless (The Merciless, #1)
Of Metal and Wishes Fiendish The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) A Mad, Wicked Folly The Survival Kit




"From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever."

It feels like I have been waiting years and years for this book, and I am giddy with excitement that it is almost (kinda!) here. Stephanie Perkins' Anna and Lola were both wonderful reads for me, and I am pretty certain that Isla will be too. 



"A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything... Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad — which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form — as each other."

This small jinni trend that seems to be growing is something that I'm actually quite excited about. Growing up, I heard many unusual stories involving jinn and I've been fascinated ever since. The Fire Wish sounds so much like it could be my sort of book!



"A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her. But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real... including Carly at their favorite cafe."

I still can't get over how utterly creepy the cover is for Servants of the Storm. I only hope the book is half as chilling. 



"The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common — they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together."

This sounds completely cute. I read here that A Little Something Different is a love story told from fourteen different points of view. Yep, fourteen points of view. I will either love this or hate this. 



"
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned... 
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream."

Exorcisms and torture. Not exactly my usual reading-under-the-sun material, but I simply cannot wait. I am hoping for dark and twisted suspense in Danielle Vega's The Merciless. I am also a big fan of that empty leathery-looking cover (even in that bright pink).



"There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic — a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally."

Of Metal and Wishes is one of the books of August that I am most looking forward to reading. Sarah Fine's writing and characters has worked for me really well in the past and I absolutely love the premise for this story. Also, slaughterhouse!



"Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten. Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why."

Another potentially sinister book. (I guess it's pretty obvious now that my summer TBR this year isn't all that summery). I had a few mixed thoughts about Brenna Yovanoff's Paper Valentine (the only book of hers that I've read), but I did enjoy it overall and I had a lot of love for the writing style. I'm very, very curious about the story in Fiendish



"One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind, who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland."

I know. I can't belive I haven't read this yet either. I am all for whimsical and magical, and even more for beautiful illustrations, so The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is book I massively look forward to finally picking up.



"Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist — a nearly impossible dream for a girl."

I wasn't sure about A Mad, Wicked Folly when I first came across it, but the reviews from friends have been incredible, so I am now pretty excited.  



"When Rose’s mom dies, she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose’s Survival Kit. Inside the bag, Rose finds an iPod, with a to-be-determined playlist; a picture of peonies, for growing; a crystal heart, for loving; a paper star, for making a wish; and a paper kite, for letting go."

And finally, The Survival Kit. I've had my eye on it for ages, and emotional read or not, I am SO eager to get started on it soon. Plus, I've heard that there are swoons in the form of a gardener/hockey player, so... you know, added bonus. 


Are you planning to read any of these too? Let me know what books are on your summer list.

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  1. Summer is best time for me to read too, I really do get through a lot of books and I hope that continues this year. My main series on my TBR from your list is Stephanie Perkins; Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. They are the perfect summer reads that I need to read. I haven't really heard much of the others you have listed but I hope you get to read them all this summer, Sam! :)

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  2. I've been seeing The Merciless around but I couldn't tell with that pink cover just what it's about. Exorcisms?! Yes, please.

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  3. Lisa Schensted17 June 2014 16:31

    Oooh Isla is PERFECT for summer reading!

    I also haven't read THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND so you're not alone in that! But soon I will be. Wahhhh!

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  4. Your post today looks so gorgeous, Sam! ;_____________; SO PRETTY *pets her screen* *ahem* ok, commenting, right, right! I have A Mad Wicked Folly as an extra this week and ofc I'm waiting for Isla too :) Heh. Josh was my favorite character in Anna so I can't wait for him to have his HEA :) Also, I'd read A Little Something Different just for the cover alone ;) So pretty! And I really hope you like Of Mental and Wishes. Have heard good things and I hope Sarah Fine's story works for you yet again :)

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  5. I really enjoyed Mad, Wicked Folly, Sam and I hope you do too. I also have Isla and Servants of the Storm in my tbr pile too.

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  6. Great pics! Almost all of these are either on my list or I have read them already as well. I love this time of year for the very reason you mentioned, because I usually get more read and it is so nice being able to do that.

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  7. Of Metal and Wishes and A Mad, Wicked Folly are both on my to-read list. I hope you're able to get to all of these books this summer! :)

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  8. We have a few in common. Enjoy The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland! I really liked that one.

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  9. Emily @ Books & Cleverness17 June 2014 19:06

    I think everyone is super excited for Isla! The Fire Wish looks great - I got to meet Amber earlier this year and she was so nice. I agree about A Little Something Different. 14 POVs will be interesting and I hope Sandy Hall pulls it off! Great list! :)


    Emily @ Books & Cleverness
    http://bookscleverness.wordpress.com

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  10. ISLA- yes, yes, yes. feel like i've been waiting a million years.
    A Little Something Different- sounds really good! not sure if i'll love or hate the POV switches though :) adding it to my to-read list :D

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  11. I am so excited for Isla! I have been waiting almost three years. Also hoping for a great read with OF Metal and Wishes. I am most curious about Servants of the Storm. What a cover!

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  12. EEEP I think everyone is so very excited for ISLA! What an awesome tbr list you have here, Sam! I'm really excited for FIENDISH and A MAD, WICKED FOLLY, too. Good luck and happy reading!!

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  13. A Little something Different is on my TTT list this week, too! I don't think I had read about The Fire Wish before now, it looks good! *adds to Goodreads* :)

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  14. Isla and A Little Something Different are the top two books on my Summer TBR too! Isla because well it's iSLA! LOL and i recently discovered A Little Something Different and now i really badly want it!

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  15. Almost all of these are on my TBR pile, although I don't know if I'll get to them by the Summer.

    I agree about The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland; I'm also obsessed with all things magical and whimsical, so I have no clue why I haven't picked it up yet! It 100% looks like my cup of tea.



    The Merciless also sounds fun… in a sort of dark, I'm-hoping-to-be-completely-freaked-out way. Not to mention, that cover! That sounds shallow, but still! Every picture I've seen of it makes the edition look gorgeous… I think I love any cover that has gold against a plain backdrop.


    Talking about covers, Of Metal and Wishes has such clever cover art (I am in awe of that cover art designer!). I hadn't heard of it before this post, but something about the name vaguely reminds me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. :)


    Brilliant post Sam! I have a slight obsession with seeing people's Summer TBR lists.


    Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now

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  16. Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life17 June 2014 22:06

    Ahhhh, ISLA! I seriously can't wait for this book. I didn't love Lola as much as I enjoyed Anna, but I'm confident Stephanie Perkins is going to BRING IT with this book that everyone has waiting YEARS for. I hadn't heard of A Little Something Different before, but it sounds ah-mazing, and it's definitely going on my TBR right this moment. The Survival Kit also looks so emotional, but regardless, I think I'm going to check it out! It seems like just the right kind of read.


    Lovely list, Sam! I hope you enjoy all these books! <3


    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  17. YEP! YOU MUST READ A MAD WICKED FOLLY!! It's probably my favourite debut this year!!
    Isla I want to read too, but I need to read Anna and Lola first!

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  18. I love the sound of The Fire Wish and The Merciless. And I agree even though the Merciless isn't my sort of read the whole premise does sound intriguing (so does the cover!). As much as I would love to read A Little Something Different, I'm going to wait for your review on it first. I am NOT a fan of more than 2 POVs, and I'm pretty sure 14 would most definitely drive me crazy. LOL I'll leave you the hard work first. ;p Fabulous list, Sam! Hope you get through all of the books. Thanks for sharing! :)


    ~ Maida

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  19. Danielle @ Love at First Page18 June 2014 00:26

    I hope you like The Survival Kit, Sam! It's been a while since I've read it, but I thought it was really beautiful in its simplicity and it never felt manipulative despite the sad subject matter. Also, hockey player for love interest = swoony times. Isla, of course, I can't wait to read (who can?), and Fiendish is one that almost made my list too! It sounds amazing, right?
    Great list, lady!

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  20. I really want to read A Mad Wicked Folly!

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  21. I'm so, so excited to read Isla & the Happily Ever After! I do feel like I've been waiting for it for a long time, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. Will be thrilled to have all three of my Perkins books at hand!

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  22. I really, really, really want to read The Merciless, too. I'm such a huge horror fan, and I'm excited to read something that really brings horror to a whole new genre (from the reviews I've read this *really* was scary!). I've been meaning to try it out but goodness, the kindle price makes me physically ill :( I'll have to wait till my bookstore sells it as I don't want to pay an outrageous price just for a digital copy. I really wanna read Fiendish, too. There's something really intriguing about it for some reason.



    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  23. Oh man oh man! ISLAAAAA!!! I still have no idea which publisher is publishing it in Australia, and no one seems to know either gah! So frustrating. I've seem The Merciless floating around as well. Did not realise it was a horror book...the cover is pink what?! Actually a cool surprise haha. So many awesome choices here, I hope you enjoy them! xx

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  24. ISLAAAAAA! Oh man, so excited for that book! I have a feeling it just might be the best of the three- Isla just seems so relateable! Have you read the first chapter that was posted a while back? So awesome :D


    And yes A Mad Wicked Folly is awesome! I'd kind of dismissed it initially too, but ended up reading it because so many people loved it, and man, it was great!

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  25. Oh Sam, I am surprised you haven't read September's story (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland) yet, but I'm also really excited for you to experience the majesty and wonder of the world within that book. I'm sure you'll love it, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts! I hope these are ALL great reads for you.xx

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  26. I have Servants of the Storm and cannot wait to crack it open! Fiendish looks good too, and I need to check out some of the others Great list Sam!!

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  27. Sigh, I wish I had summer holidays, but nope, I'm going to spend this time studying and studying and studying. :/ You have some pretty sweet books on your list, though I haven't read any of them at all, but I'm excited for most.


    1. Umm... this is kind of embarrassing, but I've never read anything by Stephanie Perkins. I don't know why, maybe the title for Anna and the French Kiss put me off because it sounded cheesy? I've seen so many great reviews though, so I should really get to them soon!


    3. I agree, this cover is so insanely creepy and mysterious and I LOVE IT. Too bad the book doesn't sound like a real horror, but still, hoping that it'll live up to expectations.


    4. My gosh, ever since I read the blurb for this one, I've fallen in love. I love how scary and gory it sounds, and even though I haven't seen too many positive reviews (mostly mixed), I still have hope. Your reading tastes are kind of similar to mine, so I'll be looking forward to a hopefully positive review! ;)


    6. THIS COVER. And the blurb! Again, sounds like another creepy story, and I like that the cover is decent-looking. I don't know, but most of the time I find that covers with models of other races aren't as great as the ones with white people in them... Or maybe I'm just being overly harsh since I'm Asian myself? Haha.


    With this awesome list in hand, I can't help but feel that you're in for an awesome summer! And lol, I can see so many people in the comments screaming about Isla so I should really go check out Anna and Lola now... :D

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  28. ISLA ISLA ISLA!!!! I NEED THAT BOOK! Unfortunately I haven't heard of the others (owing to the fact that I haven't been keeping up with newest YA releases lately) BUT I DO LOVE THE COVERS!! Especially Servants of the Storm - It gives me goosebumps *shudders*
    Great list Sam! Thanks for putting so many books on my radar!


    P.S IT MUST HAVE BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST VISITED YOUR BLOG. I FREAKING LOVE YOUR DESIGN!!!


    And I wish I had a Summer wish list, but I'm spending my Summer touring ENGLAND sooooo I won't have time to read! hahaha

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  29. Summer is the best time of the year! I like how there are coming more books about genies. The fire wish sounds good. Yes, the cover from Servants is creepy and every time I see it, I look at it for a couple of minutes.The girl who - I love the covers and long titles - is such an unique book. It has a writing-style I have never seen before. The ultimate whimsical style. A mad, wicked folly is on my wish list because of my blogging friends. I wasn't sure about it either, but everyone seems to love it. Happy reading Sam!

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  30. This is a great Summer tbr pile Sam! I also can't wait until we have Isla and the Happily Ever After in our Hands, it really has been a long time coming for that book. I've also heard amazing things about A Mad, Wicked Folly and The Survival Kit, so I can't wait to see how you get on with them! Happy reading! :)

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  31. THE FIRE WISH! Yay! I read this amazing series as a kid that featured jinns so I've been obsessed ever since and any book featuring them is always added to my TBR. I just hope it won't let me down!


    I totally agree with what you said about Servants of the Storm. I am so looking forward to reading it and I hope it's half as creepy as the cover makes it out to be.


    I totally had The Merciless on my list too but decided that it probably wasn't for me after reading Giselle's review because... too much gore for me to handle .-.


    I CANNOT WAIT TO READ OF METALS AND WISHES. Not only is it by Sarah Fine but it sounds so fabulous! :D I am actually hoping to tackle that one soonish and I really hope I fall in love with it! :D


    I am pretty excited about Fiendish too because I've read two books by the author and I just love her writing style. I enjoyed Paper Valentines even if I didn't love it but I have to say, she writes mysteries well so I am hoping I love this one! :)


    FANTASTIC List, Sam and HAPPY READING! :)

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  32. Sarah Hulyer18 June 2014 13:34

    Adding the Fire Wish and Survival Kit to my own list! Love these selections

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  33. ♥Rachel♥18 June 2014 14:33

    I want to read Isla as well, Sam but I must say I'm a little worried about the finished product when the release date has been pushed back so many times. A Little Something Different sounds really cute, but you're right, it has that love it or hate it potential. Love the cover! You do have quite a few fierce/dark reads on your list! I can't wait to see what you think! :)

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  34. Terri @ Starlight Book Reviews18 June 2014 15:08

    Oooooh I LOVE the cover for "The Fire Wish" with the font and the smoke. It's like Aladdin!


    I've seen good reviews for "A Mad, Wicked Folly" but haven't taken the plunge yet. It seems like it could be a fun read!

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  35. this list reveals a lot about what you like! from romantic to speculative to fiendish. a very fun mix and some great finds and covers here! i'm liking something a little different, fairyland, and the fire wish! happy reading!

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  36. I love your list! So many awesome looking books on here, and I'm ashamed to admit I have yet to read any of them. I have had The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland for far too long, and I need to read it pronto. And The Fire Wish looks so good! And wow Servants of the Storm does look really creepy. I'll have to check that one out. I hope you enjoy all of these, and I look forward to your reviews! :D

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  37. This is one GREAT list, Sam! I like the variety you have, but I'm surprised that Shimmer by Paula Weston didn't make an appearance on your list. I know you've already read Heir of Fire but that's the one I'm really looking forward to devouring this summer. Happy Reading! :)

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  38. I really need to read Anna and The French Kiss. I can't believe I've missed that one. I feel like I have to read that one before anything else by that author.

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  39. A Little Something Different sounds very cute and I absolutely love that kind of cover. Fourteen points of views though O_O... idk

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  40. A Canadian Girl18 June 2014 23:50

    I'm looking forward to reading Isla too, Sam, and have both Of Metal and Wishes and The Fire Wish on my wishlist but will wait for the reviews before giving them a try.

    I've read The Survival Kit and really enjoyed it. Definitely worth a read!

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  41. A lot of these are on my list as well! I'm really excited for The Merciless as it sounds like a great horror story! I've heard a TON of great things about Isla and the Happily Ever After and how it's a sweet, light read, so that should be great for summer as well! Servants of the Storm has such a creepy cover, and I agree - hopefully what's inside is just as emotional and creepy!

    Thanks for sharing Sam, and happy reading! <3

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  42. The cover for Servants of the Storm is definitely creepy...probably the main reason I will not be reading that. I don't do creepy books, or horror ones. Not brave enough haha. Although I am also excited for Of Metal and Wishes, and that does take place in a slaughterhouse...maybe I'll wait and see what you think about it first! :)
    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is on my summer tbr list as well. Whimsical and magical stories sound like the perfect respite from the usually contemporary-heavy summer reading I do. We'll have to discuss it when we both finally get around to reading it!
    Summer's usually the time I get to read the most books as well. I hope you're able to get to all of these, Sam!

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  43. Thanks, Emma! I think I'm most excited about Isla and the Happily Ever After. Stephanie Perkins' books definitely do make great summer reads. I can't wait! :)

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  44. You should read the full description up on Goodreads. It sounds deliciously crazy!

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  45. It's great, isn't it? I spend most of the Feb-April months trailing after my Goodreads reading challenge. Summer is the time of year when I finally catch up. ;)

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  46. Thank you, Holly! I'm especially excited about A Mad, Wicked Folly. It's had so much praise. :)

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  47. I can't wait to finally get to that one. I've heard nothing but good things about it!

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  48. Isla has been on nearly every list I've looked at. I really can't wait to finally have it in my hands! And it's so cool that you got to meet Amber Lough. I'm hoping that The Fire Wish will live up to my expectations. :)

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  49. Thanks, Carina! I hope Fiendish will be good too. I've still yet to read some of Brenna's other books, so I hope to get around to a few of those as well. And I'm on a course during most of the year, plus I work too, so summer is where I get the most free time. The warm weather is definitely distracting, but I have to make sure I make the most of the break. :D

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  50. Everyone except the couple? Sounds interesting! And also like it has the potential to be really good or really bad. ;) I don't think I've read anything like that before though, so looking forward to it. And ha, yes, I do seem to be drawn to a lot of dark reads at the moment. I twill have to add a few contemporary romances into the mix as I go! :)

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  51. It does feel like it's been a million years. Hopefully the wait will feel like it's been worth it though! And too many points of view in a book can put me off entirely a lot of the time, but I'm really curious to see if it works here.

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  52. Servants of the Storm probably has one of my favourite covers of the year. I haven't read the author's adult books, but very curious about this one!

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  53. I think so too. I can't belive that we'll actually be able to read it in a couple of months! And Fiendish is one that I really hope will live up to my expectations.

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  54. I really hope A Little Something Different will work with all those different points of view. It sounds like it could be really cute and fun to read. :)

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  55. I'm almost certain that Isla will be amazing. It's Stephanie Perkins, after all! And doesn't A Little Something Different sound great? I'm also excited to try it because it's the first Swoon Reads book.

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  56. Heehee, I love that you have quite a few scary/creepy/sinister reads on your summer TBR. Actually, in some ways summer might be the best time to read them. For me anyways, I'm quite the chicken so I think I would prefer to read them on a sunny day, rather than an eerie autumn night o.o


    But YES, it feels like we have been waiting FOREVER for Isla!! I'm totally okay with that though because I know Stephanie really needed that time to recuperate and I know it will be worth it. So excited!!


    The other one that stands out on your list for me is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland... I CANNOT believe I haven't read that one either because that is a book that just screams ME. Suuuper curious to hear what you think of it!

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  57. The Merciless looks so good. I think there needs to be more YA horror. I am about to start Lola and the Boy Next Door read for Isla to come out! I can't wait as I loved Anna and the French Kiss. I hope you get to these fab books in the summer!

    Thanks for sharing! :) xxx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

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  58. Lauren, Love is not a triangle19 June 2014 19:58

    So a few of these covers completely freak me out! I'm not sure I'm brave enough to read The Merciless - I don't do exorcism movies, so I'm doubting I could handle a book. Servants of the Storm also looks scary! I haven't heard much about The Fire Wish but that looks GREAT. Of course I want to read Isla. A LIttle Something Different and Of Metal and Wishes are also hopeful upcoming reads, and I hope you enjoy A Mad Wicked Folly!

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  59. I think everyone is waiting on Isla! We have all been waiting on it for years as it is so hopefully it is worth all the waiting we did. :)
    Good luck with your summer list!

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  60. The Merciless for sure! I can't wait for that because, seriously, how unique is that concept?! It's so rare to see a YA horror and one that isn't focused so much on the supernatural beings (like, oh look a ghost and a werewolf etc.) but the far more sinister side of how we might react if we came across something other-worldly (or thought we did). It'll be cool to find out if this is a real case of possession, or just some overly-religious folks getting a bit crazy!

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  61. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is a book I definitely feel like I should have read already. It sounds wonderful, and the reviews have been nothing but encouraging.


    I'm hoping The Merciless will definitely be that kind of twisted, creepy fun! It's been a while since a book has truly given me the chills, and I love it when a story can manage to do that.



    And I completely agree that OM&W has a great cover. It's probably my favourite cover of all of Sarah Fine's books. :)

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  62. I loved both Anna and Lola, but I was able to relate to Lola just a little more. Plus I have a thing for Cricket Bell. ;) But yes! Perkins will definitely bring it, and I trust that her romances will be just as cute and swoony as always.

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  63. I KNOW. EVERYONE seems to love it, and I really can't wait. Especially if it's your favourite debut of the year! :) And Anna and Lola are both so much fun. Perfect summer reads!

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  64. Multiple points of view can drive me crazy too, especially if I prefer one or more of the characters over the others. I'll often find myself wanting to rush through the boring perspectives. But I'm really hoping it will work here as the story sounds utterly adorable. Fingers crossed! :)

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  65. I am really excited about The Survival Kit. I tend to have a love and hate relationship with sad subject matters, but the reviews for this one on Goodreads have been more than reassuring. Plus I can't wait to meet Will. ;) And yes! Fiendish sounds brilliant. I hope to read it soon.

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  66. I hope you get to pick it up soon. I've heard so many great things.

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  67. I'm confident that the wait will have been worth it. I can't wait to see all three books together on the shelf for the first time!

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  68. I'm totally with you when it comes to Isla. It's been forever since Lola and I need me more Stephanie Perkins! Great list :)



    -Mari

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  69. A Little Something Different sounds totally brilliant and different, I love unique reads like that one! I can't wait to read Fairyland as well, I've heard heaps of awesome things about it. Merciless will be a creepy and scary read, I'm looking forward to that one too! Lovely list Sam!

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  70. I want to read the merciless however I think I might pee my pants whilst reading it lol. And yes to A Mad Wicked Folly! I must get around to that one soon.


    Love the list! <33

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  71. I haven't read many reviews yet, but I'm hoping it will be good. I love scary books, even though I'm a total wimp. :D It doesn't take a lot to freak me out.

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  72. Do you have an Usborne in Australia? They are publishing it here in the UK and I know we usually have the same people putting out the same books. I hope you can find out!

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  73. I read the sneak peak that went up on NetGalley (I think it might still be there) and LOVED it. I can't wait to finally have the book in my hands! :) And I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed AMWF. Everyone seems to have loved that one so far!

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  74. I have a good feeling I will love it too and I can't believe I haven't read it yet either! It sounds so much like the sort of story I'd enjoy. Thanks, Romi!

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  75. Ooh I look forward to seeing what you think of it, Kim! I haven't read the authors adult books, but I'm very very curious about this one. :)

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  76. Technically, I'm still working this summer, but I'll be doing less of it, so I'm SO grateful for the slight break. I hope you can still squeeze in some fun reading too between the studying!


    I had NO IDEA you hadn't read Anna yet, Meg! You need to get on that ASAP. :D I get what you mean about the title though. I felt exactly the same way, plus the hype put me off a little, so I was late to jump on board. But it turned out to be a brilliant read! Lola, too.

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  77. You're coming to England? Woo hoo! It's sunny here at the moment, but I hope it won't change the minute you get here, haha. :) I hope you have fun!


    And yes! Everyone is excited about Isla, judging from the comments. I can't wait!

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  78. Me too, Mel! I've read maybe a handful of genie books in the past, but none recently, and definitely not many in YA. I'm so looking forward to finally reading Fairyland. I'm glad you thought it was a unique book!

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  79. It has been a long wait, but hopefully it will feel like it has been totally worth it. Thanks, Jasprit!

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  80. I haven't read Giselle's review yet, but I actually quite like a bit of gore (does that make me sound like a creep? :P). As long as it doesn't put me off my dinner or anything, because that would be unforgivable.


    And I'm so excited about Sarah's book! I'm hoping to tackle that one soon too, and can hardly wait. We also get the third Shadowlands book this October, so along with Blue Lily, autumn really couldn't get here any sooner. :)

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  81. A Mad, Wicked Folly needs to live up to my high expectations now, though I'm really excited about. I hope you enjoy all your summer reads too, especially The Fire Wish and Servants of the Storm. Thanks, Jessica! :)

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  82. I could not be more excited about Isla!

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  83. Yes I am!! Hmmm, I heard that it's sunny at midday but it rains every now and then? After talking to my relatives over there about the weather, I still have no idea what clothes to bring! Hahaa! Thank youuu<3 I'm sure I will!

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  84. hey (: I'm really looking forward to Isla and the happily ever after and also to the merciless (:

    And btw I really enjoy your blog ! *-*
    Maybe you can take a look at mine aswell ? (:

    http://anne-books.blogspot.com/

    xx Anne

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  85. You're making me tear up because of this beautiful list. :') I absolutely adored Of Metal and Wishes and A Mad Wicked Folly. OMG, you will adore them. I ASAP need Isla and the Happily Ever After and Servants of the Storm, LIKE NOW.


    My blog: http://www.thatgirlybookworm.blogspot.ca

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  86. Servants of the Storm! I really, really want to read that one! that cover && the synopsis is just something I really don't want to pass..

    Fiendish, Of Metal and Wishes, and The Merciless all sound like something I also want to read. I'm definitely checking those out :3

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  87. Ooh yes - fab list! I'm SOOOO excited for Isla, Of Metal and Wishes and Fiendish in particular. Can't wait to hear what you think of all these! Happy reading :-)

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  88. I do have the first two books from the Perkins' series, so I am also looking forward to Isla. :)

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  89. Hello! I love love love your blog - the reviews and graphic design is fantastic! Thus, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award over at Gwen & Kate's Library. The link: https://gwenkatelibrary.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Congratulations!

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  90. ISLA YES. MUST READ. A Little Something Different has a gorgeous, adorable cover! :D I'm pretty excited for Fiendish as well--I haven't read from this author before and I do love "sinister" reads. ;) A Mad, Wicked Folly was really good. I hope you enjoy that one! :D

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  91. Jess Hearts Books2 July 2014 18:26

    Oooh, I'd only heard of a couple of these and you've managed to add a few new ones to my wishlist! I think the whole world is holding its breath for Isla I can't believe it's finally coming! I hope you manage to get around to all of these this summer, Sam! :)

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  92. The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making is my absolute favorite! Hope you enjoy it too, Sam :)

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  93. I can't wait to tackle Fiendish, plus I LOVE the cover! I don't even know where to begin as far as my summer reading list is concerned. LOL My brain hurts just thinking about it... Anyway, happy Friday! :D

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  94. I need to read so many of these! I'm currently reading The Fire Wish and it's so good!
    -Scott Reads It!

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  95. The Survival Kit is a book I've been meaning to read for so long, too! And I'd also like to read A Little Something Different, it sounds lovely.

    Enjoy your summer reading!


    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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  96. Adriana Garcia16 July 2014 22:01

    There's a genie/jinni trend that I wasn't aware about? Yes, please. I've read one which was much lighter than The Fire Wish. I really like the concept of genies and wishes in a story so bring it on genie trend!

    Servants of the Storm sounds really cool and that it has more depth in it other than the journey of someone losing a friend.

    I have to agree with you with A Little Something Different. It would be nice if I ended up loving it. I really want to see if the author could make that many POV's work. wonder if one of them is from the squirrel's perspective...??? (;

    Fiendish sounds really good but it's by Brenna Yovanoff. I read The Replacement by her and that book was DARK! I don't know if I could handle a possible realistic situation in a book by her. It might give me nightmares.

    I liked The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland more than I thought I would although I don't know why it continued on. It ended quite well where it was.

    Victoria Darling sounds like a character I've just been reading about - very rebellious and in the same time era too!
    Have fun reading!

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  97. OMG yes, ISLA!!! Just pre-ordered a signed copy from NY and I can't wait to read it, so excited!! <3 Happy summer reading :)

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  98. I have been wanting to read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland too! I hope you are making a lot of progress on your list. :)

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  99. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)31 July 2014 08:36

    I've already pre-ordered Fiendish and Servants of the Storm, and I have my copy of Of Metal and Wishes. SO excited! I also can't wait to read Michael's Elementals book. I'm very much looking forward to it.

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  100. I read Anna back in February and I loved it. I am gonna read Lola asap ready to read the last one! I can't wait as I have heard that this one is the best one! :)

    I am like you when it comes to The Merciless. It is not my usual read but it looks so good and creepy! Also, I am a huge, huge fan of the simple cover!

    I hope you get to all of these and enjoy all of your summer reading! :)

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    Ps sorry I have not been around for a while! I have been busy with work! xo

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