Rachel E. Carter’s The Black Mage Series New Covers

Hello, my fellow bookworms. Today I have some exciting news for you, especially if you are a fan of Rachel E. Carter.


If you are looking for a new fantasy series to read, I have a recommendation for you. It is The Black Mage Series by Rachel E. Carter which is a YA fantasy! There are four books in the series and the final book will come out this February! (February 7, 2017, to be exact.) 

The series has some magical elements, a rivalry (because you always have an enemy when we are talking about powers right?), and of course romance. This series is perfect for the fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce. If you haven’t read or heard about this series, check out the synopsis of the first book:

Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice —pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm’s three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage…

For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic.

Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail—first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.

Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

Sounds great right?

But greater still is… Rachel is giving out the prequel novella (told in Prince Darren’s point-of-view) if you sign up for her newsletter for FREE! She also notifies readers of new releases, giveaways, and sales first! So make sure to sign up!


But other than recommending this series to you, I am also excited to show you the new covers for the series. According to the author, the rights for this series is given back to her and to celebrate that she is giving the whole series a makeover! Along with the release of the new covers for the series, I will also be revealing the cover for the last book, Last Stand.

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December Wrap-up!

It’s already January 9 of 2017 when I realized that I haven’t posted my December Wrap-up. So hello fellow bookworms! Here is my late wrap-up for the last month of 2016. I managed to read 6 books in the month of December. Sadly, I only reviewed 3 books here on my blog so I’ll probably do a brief review of the other books in this wrap-up as well.

Let’s get into the books!

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: August 30, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 448

“Maybe that’s all that praying was, she thought, just wishing good outcomes on other people.”



A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.


A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

LEDA COLE’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

ERIS DODD-RADSON’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

RYLIN MYERS’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?

WATT BAKRADI is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is AVERY FULLER, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down.

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Bookish Resolution!

Hi, to my fellow book lovers! It’s that time of the year again when we list down things that we hope, but not sure if we’ll ever do it, to accomplish this year. 2017 will be a good reading year for it, I can see it. In my previous post, I mentioned that 2016 is not a good reading month because reading turns into a chore rather than what it should be. So I decided to relive my love for reading, my goal this year, by rereading the series or trilogy that made me fell in love with reading.

With that being said, I’ll list down my bookish resolution that would help me accomplish my goal of reliving my love of reading for 2017.

  •  20 books. Starting my resolution with my Goodreads goal. I know 20 books are too little compared to my last goal. I’m planning to reread books that I loved to rekindle my love for reading. On top of my list is Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor!
  • Project 5. I’ve been meaning to do this ever since I heard about it from Cat at littlebookowl on Youtube. Basically, you read 5 books before buying 1 book. I’m conditioning myself to do this because I’ve been doing excessive hauls lately.
  • Read all the unread books on my shelf. I know I’m not the only one who buy books and keep it unread for months! We, bookworms, have a serious problem when it comes to buying books and not reading it immediately. So I’m planning to read all the unread books on my shelf.
  • Series take down. I have a problem when it comes to finishing a series or a trilogy. I always keep the last book unread on my shelf because I don’t want it to end. And it has to end now because new series are coming! (Ehem Noah Shaw! Ehem Laini Taylor’s new book!)

I guess that’s all my bookish resolution this year. I hope to stick with it and control myself on hoarding books this year.

Till next time!
Maria ❤

December Book Haul!

Hello, guys! It’s that time of the year again when you have to sit and stare at your shelf and ask yourself how many books you have accumulated this month. As for me, I accumulated a total of 12 books! But even if I have as much, I only bought 9 books and 8 of them are on my priority list for 2016. The other one is from a thrift bookstore and the 3 other books are from an author and my prize for completing a book challenge. Shall we get into it??


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Exciting Book Mail!

What’s a better way to start the holiday season than receiving a book mail?


I’ve been seeing a certain book everywhere on Instagram. And I’m so glad that the author is kind enough to send me her book. I received a copy of her first book Under Ground by Alice Rachel. Reading the synopsis of the book gives me the dystopian vibes to it. Have a look at the first book plus the synopsis down below.




Love is a taboo, a mere fantasy— foreign, unreachable, and dangerous.

Raised in a society where women have no rights, seventeen-year-old Thia Clay holds little hope for a bright future. When her parents sell her into marriage to elite member William Fox, Thia slowly gives in to despair. William is nothing but a cruel, selfish young man with no other interest than to serve his own.

Born illegally and forced to hide from the authorities his entire life, nineteen-year-old Chi Richards is an active member of the Underground—a rebellious group seeking to overthrow the government.

Chi only has one goal—to rescue his parents from the work camp they were forced into.

Meeting Thia was never part of the plan, and neither was falling in love with her.

If caught in their forbidden relationship, Thia and Chi could face a death sentence, and when devastating secrets surface from Chi’s past, Thia has to rely on her instincts to make a choice that could save her or destroy her forever.

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