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Monthly TBR | November 2016

I’ve been sort of slacking off for the past 2 months as far as my uni papers are concerned so I really need to step it up this month, which is why I’m aiming low with 4 books.

Warning: if you want to avoid spoilers for The Sword of Summer and Wolf by Wolf, then just skip the first two books in this list!

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

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Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

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There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.
Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.
But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates?brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find?aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge?but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn’t automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

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When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.
And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.
From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.


I’m really looking forward to both The Hammer of Thor and Blood for Blood because I loved the first books in their respective series, and I’m really hoping I can make time for Vicious. I doubt I’ll be finishing Reawakened any time soon at the rate I’m reading it but a girl can hope right?

What are some books you’re looking forward to reading in November? Anything you’ve been dying to get your hands on?

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2 thoughts on “Monthly TBR | November 2016

  1. Ooh the last two sound interesting, I’ve really been wanting to read really any of V.E. Schwab’s books because I haven’t started. Even though I have two of them on my shelf. Yeah, not my proudest achievement. I guess I’m just terrified that the books have been waayyy too overhyped for me to like them tbh. Although if the books turn out like most people say they do, I’m probably going to love them. I just can’t get over the irrational fear!

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    1. My first reaction was to urge you to read them but I do understand, Schwab’s books are either a hit or miss in most cases. Personally, she’s one of my favourite authors by virtue of her prose, characters, and world-building, so I’d definitely recommend her without reservations!

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