Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! Its Tuesday and that's means its time for Top Ten Tuesday! The holidays are officially over and the new year is about to begin! This TTT is all bout the books we're looking forward to the most in 2018! This feature is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish!  

So these are the new releases I'm looking forward to spending my money on in 2018...

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

1. The Cruel Prince - Holly Black - Jan. 2
I preordered this book... that's how excited I am...

The Hazel Wood

2. The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert - Jan 30

Shadowsong (Wintersong, #2)

3. ShadowSong - S. Jae Jones - Feb. 6

To Kill a Kingdom

4. To Kill A Kingdom - Alexandra Cristo - Mar. 6
Little Mermaid retelling! Ive never read one before!

Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy, #1)

5. Fury Born - Claire Legrand - May 22

6. Three Dark Crowns #3 - Kendare Blake - Sept. 4
Yes... It has a date!!!

7. The Gilded Wolves - Roshani Chokshi - no date yet.
Sounds like Six of Crows in Paris... nuff said.

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #1)

8. Dance of Thieves - Mary E. Pearson - Aug. 7

9. The Half King - Melissa Landers - No date yet!

And that is all I can think of! I'm sure as the year goes on I'll find more I want! So what books are you looking forward to in 2018!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

November Wrap Up 2017

Hello! Welcome to my November Wrap up! Can you believe its December!? Where has the time freaking gone!? Anyway, I have my monthly wrap up ready! I did much better this month than I did last month. I read a total of 5 books, so not too bad!

You (You, #1) First book I finished was You by Caroline Kepnes. This book was interesting... I liked it but I also was expecting more from it. There were many times when I felt it drag on for too long on the same thing and then something good would happen and then back to boring. And I also hated every single character in the book. I had no one to root for! But still like I said, it was interesting... and creepy.
3 Stars

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)The Second Book I read was Flame in the Mist by Renee Adheih. I enjoyed this book! It does start off a bit slow at the beginning though. So slow that I seriously considered DNFing it! I'm glad I pushed through it though because after about 100 pages (yeah 100 pages...) it got pretty good! The main character Mariko is very likable and I enjoy the relationships she forms through out the book! The banter between her and her love interest is great, it was funny and natural! I was a bit confused though on what kind of magical system there was. It wasn't really explained. And the ending left me kind of tired (?) and I don't know if I'll be reading the second book. Actually I probably will but its just not on my priority list. All in all, still very much enjoyed it!
3.75 stars

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)Third and Fourth books were Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater! Yup, I finished the series this month! It was such a great and pleasurable read! I just loved it! The characters will forever hold a special place in my heart, especially Adam Parrish! I just love him and relate to him so much! He's just such a real and complex character and I just really appreciate what Maggie did with him through out the series. But really I love all the characters! They're all so good! The whole story is just so wonderful and it just has this perfect eerie feeling about it! It has this almost cinematic feeling to it! Its absolutely wonderful! Maggie really out did herself with this series! Definitely a new favorite!
5 Stars!

Tiger LilyAnd the very last book I finished last month was Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. This was actually a reread for me as this is a absolute favorite book of mine! I hadn't reread any books in a while and It was so wonderful to revisit a book that I love so much! It was nice to see that my feelings haven't all changed towards this book! If anything I think I love it more now! And yes, I cried like a baby at the end of the book and was unreasonably sad for a couple days afterwards. If you like dark retellings with bittersweet endings, this ones it!
5+ stars!!!

So thats my wrap up! what books did you read in November?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! Tuesday has come again and that means that its time for Top Ten Tuesday! I'm sure you all already know but The Broke And The Bookish  are the lovely ladies who host this feature over at their blog! This weeks topic is bookish settings we'd like to visit! 

1. Henrietta, Virginia. - The Raven Cycle.
I just marathon read the whole Raven cycle so I'm still very much immersed in this whole world!  Henrietta is so well described and atmospheric! I'd love to visit a small town where the paranormal is so strongly felt!
Dark Wood, Peak District National Park, England, UK http://www.pinterest.com/lizdulacki/beautiful-nature/
2. Cabeswater - The Raven Cycle.
Another setting from The Raven Cycle. This magical forest has grown to have such a special place in my heart and the idea of visiting a place like this too much for my heart. It would probably bring me to my knees! 

3. Os Alta, Ravka - The Grishaverse.
This city sounded so cool while reading it in the first trilogy! definitely had to be on this list.

4. Ravka - The Grishaverse.
Now that I think about, I'd love to visit all of Ravka actually! This is my favorite country in the the Grishaverse! I mean, this is the country The darkling put blood, sweat, and tears into! How could I not visit!

5. The magical forest in Hunted.
This forest was magical and spooky and the same time. I think maybe just a quick day trip would be nice...

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6. Hogwarts - Harry Potter
This is an obvious one. The Good thing about this one is you can kind of fulfill this dream if you go to Universal Studios. Kind of...

7. The Forbidden Forest - Harry Potter.
 Another nice quick day trip.
England. Chatsworth House, better known as “Pemberly”  Not a castle but gorgeous just the same.
8. Pemberley  - Pride and Prejudice.
Actually I'll just marry Mr. Darcy and live here instead... !

And I think that's it! I cant come up with anymore! What bookish settings would you all wish to visit?!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winter TBR / Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! So per usual I am late to TTT! But Luckily this weeks topic is winter tbr's! so I decided to go ahead and post the books that I'm excited to get to this winter and that way its still a TTT post but also kinda on its own! So Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and you can follow the link back to their blog and see other follow bloggers tbrs! 

So I actually went back and checked my fall tbr that I had posted a couple months ago and I managed to read 6 out the 10 books that I had listed! Not bad! I'm a mood reader, so I rarely follow tbrs. I am trying to change that a bit though! I like the idea of setting myself a guideline for my month! Anyway on to the list!

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Now this books doesn't come out till January but its by far my most anticipated read for this winter! Queen Leigh Bardugo talked it up spectacularly at her book signing and I am putting all my trust on her word! I know she wont lead me a stray! But seriously, the book sounds so good and I'm very excited!

The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)

2. The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
This books just has a winter vibe to it and I have a good feeling I'm going to love it!

The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)

3. and 4. The Rose Society and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
I really really liked The Young Elites and have yet to continue with the trilogy! I feel like I'm almost avoiding it though! I don't want Adelina's story to end!

The Night Circus

5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein
Also a book I'm avoiding but maybe will finally get to this winter! I just have such high expectations with this book and I don't wanna be let down!

Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)

6. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
I had this book on my last seasonal tbr and didn't manage to get to it so hopefully I will this time!

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

7. Falling kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
I have had this first book on my shelf forever and feel like maybe its time to finally give it a shot!

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)

The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns, #0.5)

8. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I think I'm really gonna like this one!

9. The Young Queens by Kendare Blake
This is a novella about the three queens from Three Dark Crowns and I love that series so I cannot wait to read this!

10. Another reread! I did give myself some time to reread one of my favorites this year and I loved it so much! Now I wanna reread more of my favorites and I think I'll allow myself another this winter!

So that's my tbr! I probably wont stick completely to this list but I'm sure I'll be reading most of these books listed! So what books are on your Tbr this winter?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello! Its Tuesday and that means its time for Top Ten Tuesday! I didn't get to participate the last 2 weeks because I was on Vacation but I'm happy to be back this week! This month should be a lot less hectic for me and I'm hoping to get a lot of post up soon! Anyways, Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and this weeks topic is Ten books I'm grateful for! 

Lets get the obvious out of the way...

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

1. The Hunger Games
For opening up my mind as a teenager and just overall forcing me to become more aware.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

2. Twilight 
For getting me into reading in high school.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

3. Harry Potter
For being so magical and bringing the world and me so much happiness!

and moving on....

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

4. Graceling
For being my first fantasy novel and starting my love for the genre!

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

5. The Raven Boys
For reminding me of how much I love Maggie Stiefvaters writing!


6. Hunted
For giving me the perfect Beauty and the Beast feels I'd been craving!

The Outsiders

7. The Outsiders
For being my favorite book in middle school


8. Fangirl
For reminding me why I hate contemporary novels....
(JK... or am I?)

Pride and Prejudice

9. Pride and Prejudice
For showing that not all classics are boring and for Mr. Darcy...

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

10. Shadow and Bone
For being my new obsession, and The Darkling, and Leigh Bardugo and just for giving me this sense of hope and relief in that I can still obsess over books like I once did in high school, that I haven't outgrown that! and I hope I never do! lol

It was hard trying to explain last one bit, sorry if it doesn't make much sense! Well that's my list of books I'm grateful for! what books made your list? I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 6, 2017

October Wrap Up 2017

Hello! Welcome back! So this is gonna be the saddest wrap up ever... I only read one book this whole month. I know, right???? What on earth! How did I go from 6 books last month to only 1 this month! to be fair I did have a lot going on this month. I went on vacation last week and just got back a day a go and I just couldn't concentrate on anything but my excitement! I also attempted to read more than one book at a time for the first time ever and that really messed up my groove! Hopefully November is a better reading month!

*link leads to goodreads page!

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)So the only book I actually finished was The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.
And I loved it as much as I loved the first one! We got to reunite with all the characters from the first book and we met some new ones too. Of the new characters that we met, I did not like either of them! I warmed up to one of them towards the end but for the most part my love stayed to the The Raven Boys and Blue! We get to see more of the individual relationships between the characters and also the consequences of some of the things that went down in the first book! And we learned more about Ronan and his secrets and I loved that! I love Ronan and being in his head and in his dreams was really fascinating! I also loved Blue and Noah's friendship in this book! They are adorable! I'm currently reading the Third book in the series and hopefully I finish the series this month!
4.5 stars!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

 Hello! Its Tuesday again and that means that its time for Top Ten Tuesday! I missed last weeks TTT but I'm back at it this week! This feature is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and this weeks topic is best books titles! I really like this weeks topic! Titles are the second thing that catches my eye after a cover and I feel that they are very important!

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
I love Leigh bardugo's titles! They're always so good! Which is why number 2 is

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

2. Shadow and Bone By Leigh Bardugo.
They're just so good and clever!

And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1)

3. And I Darken By Kiersten White
I actually haven't read this one and I don't know if I wanna read it or not cause I haven't heard that many amazing things about it but the title always intrigues me! Should I read it though? Let me know if you've read it and would recommend!

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

4. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdeih
I love this title and hope to read the book soon!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

5. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
This title is so beautiful and it goes so well with the feeling of the whole series!

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

6. Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
I love that title!

The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1)

7. The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Its so pretty and just sounds so magical!

Turtles All the Way Down

8. Turtles All The Way Down By John Green
That title is so pretty! I don't really have any interest in this book but the title is pretty!

The Princess Saves Herself in this One

9. The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Just Perfect!

Vicious (Villains, #1)

10. Vicious by Victoria Schwab
Catches your attention, right?

So that's my list! I actually haven't read many of these! Soon hopefully! All these titles are so good though! They caught my attention for sure! So what titles made your list!?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

  Its Tuesday again and that means its time for Top Ten Tuesday! This feature is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish!  This weeks topic is top ten books with fall or autumn vibes! So either a cover or just the vibe of the book that feel like Fall! I'm gonna separate the list two!

Fall Vibes

1.The Beast Is An Animal by Peternalle van Arsdale.
I really wish I would have waited for October to read this book because it gives the perfect spooky fall vibes that I'm desperately searching for right now! Its perfect for this season actually!

2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfvater.
I have only read this first book in the cycle so I cant 100% say anything for the other books, but The Raven Boys has a great fall spooky vibe to it! Its eerie and warm all at the same time! I'm actually reading The Dream Thieves now and hope to have the whole series done by the end of the month!

3. Raised by wolves trilogy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Its a werewolf trilogy. I'd say it falls perfectly in place here.

moving on...

Fall Covers

4.  Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) pretty orange and brown colors on the front!

  5. Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) I like the mix of orange and red!  

6. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)  something about it just gives fall vibes to me!

7. Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone, #3)  The new covers for the grisha trilogy are gorgeous and this one gives autumn vibes!

8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)   The leaves and sun shining through on the book give me crisp morning fall feels.

9. Walk on Earth a Stranger  (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)  That gold and that fire on the front though...

10. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)  just beautiful...

Ok that's my list! What covers or books give you fall vibes!?