Wrap Up: June 2017

wrap up juneI am honestly so surprised that I’ve had two great reading months back to back as that hasn’t happened yet this year! But I’m so excited that I’m reading a lot and more importantly: enjoying most of the books I read! As I sit down to start writing this post, I have finished a total of six books make that seven! (including a book I finished on the last day of May but was too lazy to add to that month’s wrap up) and I definitely plan on reading at least another book before the month is over! Let’s get into this wrap-up!


Books I Read


and i darkenAnd I Darken and Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Let’s start this wrap-up off with the book I officially finished on May 31st but was too lazy to include in last month’s wrap-up (which was already really long anyways): And I Darken! I was listening to this via Audible and I have to say, I was positively surprised by this! I didn’t really know what to expect going into it as I hadn’t really looked into this book before requesting an ARC of the sequel, but I’m so glad I got accepted and got the chance to read this series because of it!

now i riseOnce I finished reading And I Darken, I quickly moved on to Now I Rise and I have to say, I actually ended up enjoying the sequel even more than the first book? And I’ve kind of made it my mission to get people to read these books too! I know I was late to the party (and if I remember correctly, people did really hype this book when it first came out last year!) but at least I finally got there and got to witness the awesomeness, right?

I also took the opportunity to write a bit of a different review after I really enjoyed writing out reasons as to why people should read the ACOTAR trilogy and did the same thing for The Conqueror’s Saga which you can find right here (there are no spoilers, so you’re good to go)!


Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clarelord of shadows

If you’ve been reading our blog for a little while, you probably know that I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles so it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I finally read Lord Of Shadows this month!

I was really hoping I would get to chance to read it closer to its official release date, but I had to read and review Now I Rise first as the publisher asked for the review to be posted about two weeks before the official release, so Lord Of Shadows got pushed back a little bit. But the wait was most definitely worth it and I can’t believe Cassandra Clare would do her fans so dirty with that cliffhanger of an ending and then have us wait two years for the final book in the trilogy! You just don’t do that, Cassie. You don’t.

And I can’t believe I complained about Sarah J Maas not going there with ACOWAR and then when Cassie does go there? I complain about it too, because how dare she?! I’m funny like that. But yes, definitely a great book and so worth the read! I actually shared my thoughts in a review too and also talked a bit about why you should read all of Cassandra Clare’s previous works before you start reading The Dark Artifices!


words on bathroom wallsWords On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Words On Bathroom Walls was another ARC I got accepted for and finally read this month and I honestly couldn’t find anything to like about this book? I wasn’t a fan of how the character (who is schizophrenic) kept referring to himself as crazy, the character’s view on other people with mental health issues or someone else’s relationship with sex. I did talk a bit more in depth about all my feelings in my review so you can check that out for more of my thoughts as I really don’t want to talk about this book any longer.


the carrie diariesThe Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

After I finished reading Words On Bathroom Walls and ended up not liking it at all, I figured I needed to read something that I would enjoy to make sure I don’t fall into some sort of reading slump and The Carrie Diaries was supposed to be that book. Well, turns out it wasn’t. I ended up enjoying it about as much as WOBW – though for different reasons. I remember really enjoying the CW show of the same name and figured it would be fun to dive back into this world and get to follow young Carrie Bradshaw but it just wasn’t my type of book. I didn’t like the characters, the relationships or the writing. This is definitely going to be my first and last Candace Bushnell book!


7171637Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I think at this point I was almost desperate to read a book I would love and so I decided to go back to something I know I love: Clockwork Angel, book one in Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices trilogy! And I definitely enjoyed it – not as much as I did the first two times I read it, but still very much! I was definitely a bit tired of the world building after being thrust right into the story with the first two books in The Dark Artifices that I also read this year, but other than that, I loved getting to revisit all these characters and their stories! Even though I didn’t review this book on my blog (and don’t plan on doing it in the future, to be honest), I did write a review for it during my first re-read a couple of years ago and you can find it on my Goodreads page! I can’t wait to continue my re-read of this trilogy soon!

love and gelatoLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato is the last book I finished in the month of June and unfortunately, I finished the month off on a rather bad note, so I’m definitely hoping to at least start something else that I am going to enjoy more! I got really excited when I saw that HarperCollins Germany offered eARCs of this in time for its release here in Germany and I jumped on the chance to read this book – ended up being disappointed by it. I talk more about it in an upcoming review and before that in a bit of a rant. That’s one great thing this book gave me: inspiration for an extra post! Thanks, book!


Books I Bought/Got


After going a bit overboard with my spending on books last month, I definitely had to take it a bit slower for the month of June and I only ended up getting two books, one of which was a physical copy of an audiobook I had listened to before!

and i darkenAnd I Darken by Kiersten White

As you’ve already read in my reading wrap up, I finished the audiobook for And I Darken at the end of May and I ended up loving the story so much that I really, really wanted a physical copy of this book to put on my shelves and hopefully re-read in the future too! I once again ordered this book as a used copy and I was really happy with the quality too! I can’t wait to add Now I Rise to my collection too, probably next month or so.

When I finished my order for And I Darken I had to decide between paying 1€ for shipping (which really isn’t much at all) or finding another book I really wanted and get my total over 10€ and you’ll never believe the deal I managed to get for the next book. 


the scorpio racesThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

My copy of And I Darken ended up being around 7€ (for a paperback) and so I had about 3€ left to get over 10€ for free shipping and as I was looking through a bunch of YA hardcovers, I stumbled upon The Scorpio Races. It was just over 3€ and I don’t think I’ve ever clicked ‘Add to basket’ as quickly as I did when I found it! Just over 3€ for a hardcover? In great condition? Yes, please! And the book really was in great condition once I saw it! I can’t wait to read this (hopefully in the next couple of months) and find out if I enjoy Maggie’s writing outside of her The Raven Cycle quartet! I sure hope so, as I’m really excited for her next release later this year! Have any of you guys read this book and can tell me some of your thoughts? 


die schule der nachtThe Oxford Inheritance by A. A. McDonald

I’ve recently been watching a couple of German booktubers because I was interested in seeing how things worked for them and what kind of books were being published here in Germany and The Oxford Inheritance kept popping up and that cover really drew me in! I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but I recently joined Random House Germany’s program for bloggers and they had this book up as a book you could request to review, so I went for it – not realizing that it’s not Young Adult. Oops But I’m still interested in reading it and can’t wait to get to it. Also, can we just talk about how they sent me an actual hardcover edition of this book? I was speechless.


What I Posted


Before I get into some of my favorite posts of this past month, I just want to take the opportunity to thank Kourtni, Dani, Christine and Reg for shouting out our blog in the past few weeks and linking to some of our previous posts! It was really appreciated! Thank you, once more!

I recently participated in Mikaela’s Big Blogger, Little Blogger Project and introduced you guys to my little blogger Christine this month. We did a fun Q&A and Christine shared a guest post all about critical reading and why we should all be doing it! You guys seemed to really enjoy it – it is the most popular post this month!


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Wrap Up: May 2017

may wrap upAfter I had apparently gotten myself into a bit of a reading slump in April, I am happy to report that May was a much better reading month for me and I read some really great books, bought way too many books (my bank account is so angry with me!) and wrote a couple of really great blog posts! So let’s wrap May up, shall we?

What I Read

A Court Of Thorns And Roses Trilogy by Sarah J. Maas

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I had planned to re-read both A Court Of Thorns And Roses and A Court Of Mist And Fury in time for the release of the final book A Court Of Wings And Ruin (are you tired of reading those titles yet?) and unfortunately I didn’t get to it in April and instead ended up reading the rest of ACOTAR and all of ACOMAF the first week of May while I waited for my pre-order to arrive from the UK! I have to say, ACOWAR, unfortunately, did disappoint me quite a bit and it definitely doesn’t compare to ACOMAF in my opinion. 

I feel like even though the story should have such high stakes for most of the characters there weren’t any real consequences and that really bothered me. I want to be impacted by the things that happen. I want to throw my book across the room because I can’t believe an author would do something to me. I had none of that with ACOWAR. Maybe I’ll change my opinion if/when I re-read this book at some point down the line – who knows.

But, even though I was disappointed by ACOWAR I still think the trilogy as a whole is still really good and ACOMAF is just a gift in my opinion! I shared 5 Reasons Why You Should Read The ACOTAR Trilogy on the blog instead of doing individual reviews as I haven’t felt like writing reviews lately. So, if you’re in need of some convincing, check ou that post!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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I feel like my theme for the month of May was ‘Re-read All The Books!’ and I’m not complaining at all. I loved every second of it but that also means that I didn’t read too many new-to-me stories which I would’ve also loved to do simultaneously (I am amazed that I was able to spell that word correctly on my first try – HOLY SHIT.). But anyways, let’s get to Lady Midnight, book one in The Dark Artifices trilogy!

I loved this book the first time around and I am so happy to say that I still very much enjoyed it! This re-read also made me realize how easily I miss foreshadowing in books – even when it’s spelled out for me. I actually laughed out loud when I came across the most obvious bit of foreshadowing I’ve seen so far – and I had missed it entirely.

I haven’t done a review for this book either, but I plan on doing another post like I did for the ACOTAR series as it was so much fun to write and I feel like it’s a good alternative to my usual reviews! But I need to find the time to read Lord Of Shadows first. There are just review deadlines staring at me right now so I haven’t gotten to it yet! But hopefully soon!

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

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I picked That Summer up on a really, really hot and sunny day because it felt like the perfect kind of weather to be reading this book! It’s also my first Sarah Dessen book and I have to say, I wasn’t too impressed with this one. I ended up giving it 2,5 stars! But I have two more of her books already on my shelf and I’m definitely going to give them a chance too! The writing was really easy to follow and quick to read which I always appreciate and I feel like Sarah Dessen books are the perfect beach (or in my case: lake) reads and I can’t wait to get to more of them this summer!

What I Bought

I honestly have no idea what happened this month, but I ended up getting so many books? I am a bit worried because I didn’t even realize how many books I had gotten until I wrote down my list for this wrap-up! But. Most of the books I got were used copies or library copies, so they didn’t cost too much money – thank god! My bank account would’ve really suffered otherwise! But let’s get into the books I bought this month, shall we?

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A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J Maas

This is the book that has been on so many book hauls I have seen this month and I am not even the least bit surprised! The hype and talk leading up to its release was great and being able to see everyone’s reactions to the book has been really fun too and definitely helped me narrow down what I didn’t enjoy about the books. Because I couldn’t point to what bothered me for quite a few days and then once I started watching book talks and reviews things started to make a lot more sense!

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Up next on my list is Lord Of Shadows, book two in The Dark Artifices trilogy! After ACOWAR this was probably my second most anticipated release of the year (so far) and I was so angry when Amazon took ages to deliver my preorder! Had I gotten it on time I would’ve had enough time to read it before I had to get to my other reading! But no. I got my copy on Saturday and by then it was definitely too late to start it. 😦

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

Towards the beginning of this month, I finally started to go out more often and just walk around where I live and on one of those mornings I ended up at the German equivalent of a Dollar Tree store and was looking through the books they had (because who doesn’t enjoy getting cheap books, right?) and I found one that sparked my interest: Once Was Lost. I hadn’t heard of the book before, but the synopsis sounded really interesting, so I picked it up! I can’t wait to get to it at some point this year!

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Thera by Zeruya Shalev & The Veil Of Illusion by Rebecca Ryman

I got both Thera and The Veil Of Illusion at a library sale I had found out about by chance during one of my outings and they were pretty much the only adult fiction novels that sounded interesting to me, so I had to pick them up! The Veil Of Illusion also happens to be part two of a series which I didn’t realize, so I don’t know if/when I will be able to get to this book. But the synopsis sounds like I might be able to read it anyways – so I’ll see!

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3 Books by Sarah Dessen, The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell & Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys

All of these books are actually used copies that I ordered off this website here in Germany that sells used books in various conditions and I’ll be sharing more about my experience ordering from that website next week so you guys can look forward to that! I got all five books for under 14€ and didn’t have to pay anything for shipping since my order was over 10€! That is a great deal if you ask me!

I got: That Summer, The Moon And More and Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen, The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (I used to watch and really enjoy the CW show of the same name, so I had to get this one! It’s teenage!Carrie Bradshaw!) and Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys (I’m really intrigued by the New Orleans setting, to be honest! Ever since watching The Originals I kind of have a soft spot for the city! It also seems to have quite a bit of history attached to it, so I can’t wait to learn some in this book!)

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

The very last book I got this month is an audiobook of And I Darken! Audible emailed me towards the end of the month with a great promotional code for 3 months for 4,95€ each instead of the regular 9,99€ so I jumped at the opportunity – obviously! Who wouldn’t, right? I was trying to figure out what book to go for and then decided to go with And I Darken to help myself read this book faster so I can finally get to my ARC copy of Now I Rise. I didn’t know much about the story going into the audiobook but I have to say, I’m really enjoying it so far! I’ll talk more about it in either my June wrap up or a review – I haven’t decided yet.

What I Posted

I had so much fun including this bit in last month’s wrap-up that I decided to do it again for May! I feel like it’s a great way to look back at some of the posts you guys enjoyed reading and I loved writing and reminisce about the things that were on my mind during a particular month! Some of my favorite posts this month included:

  • Getting Out Of My Apartment For The Day – This was probably the most personal post I’ve published on the blog in months and it was really great to get to share a bit more about my struggles and to get you guys’ encouraging words and joy about me taking steps towards getting better! I really appreciated it a lot!
  • Struggling To Find My Blogging Voice – And since we’re already talking about more personal type of posts, I also shared my feelings about my struggle to find my blogging voice and asked you guys for some advice and you guys shared some great tips that I think are going to be really helpful for the future!
  • To Write In Your Books Or Not To Write In Your Books – I feel like this is also a rather personal decision for a lot of bookworms to make and hearing how you guys feel about writing in your books was really interesting! I still feel a bit of an urge to deface my copy of Lady Midnight at some point down the line. I think it might be a lot of fun!
  • 5 Reasons To Read The ACOTAR Trilogy – I didn’t really feel like writing reviews for each of the individual books in the trilogy and instead tried to convince you guys to read the trilogy by giving you five great reasons to do so! I hope I was able to convince some of you!
  • Re-Reading Books: 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing It – Since I was already trying to convince you guys to do things with my ACOTAR post, I figured I’d give you some motivation to re-read your favorite books more often!
  • Top 5 Most Owned Authors – It’s always so much fun to look at one’s shelves and just taking a look at all the authors that are featured on them. And sometimes you realize that some authors are featured a lot more often than others. I decided to share my top 5 with you guys this month!
  • 100 Followers – A Thank You – Sandra and I reached a hundred followers this month and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you guys with a post! We honestly can’t believe how much support we’ve gotten from you guys and are still getting and how quickly this little blog of our’s has grown in just five months!

If you guys have made it to the very end of this post, THANK YOU FOR READING ALL OF THAT. Good lord, I really got into a rambly mood today and couldn’t stop talking? I am sorry.

Wrap Up: April 2017

april wrap upApril hasn’t been the best reading month for me – what so ever. I didn’t finish a single book all month. Not one. I think part of it might have been due to the fact that I was staying with my sister for about half of this month, as she had injured her leg and was on crutches and couldn’t take care of her kids because of it (her husband had to work and wasn’t able to take time off for all of the time she was on crutches), so I was helping her. And there was no way I could get any reading done while over there. Her kids are three and two years old and obviously need a lot of taking care of and looking after! But I was happy to do it!

What I Read

a court of thorns and rosesI did pick up A Court Of Thorns And Roses towards the last third of the month and almost finished it – just 100 pages left (that I finished reading May 1st!). We all know I don’t make TBRs as I don’t stick to whatever I would set up for myself. But I knew that I wanted to re-read both ACOTAR and A Court Of Mist And Fury to prepare myself for the release of A Court Of Wings And Ruin! I hope to marathon all of ACOMAF in as little time as possible while I wait for my copy of ACOWAR to arrive from the UK!

And since I knew that I didn’t finish a single book this month, I figured I would put my April book haul into this post too! And I think I might actually continue doing it in the future too! So, let’s talk about the two books I bought this month!

What I Bought

In February I wasn’t really doing much reading so I also didn’t feel like buying too many books. Because what is the point, really? I don’t want to own too many unread books, so I try to only buy books when I know I’ll be reading them soon! And the same happened this month! I actually only bought one book that is a novel and the other one was more of a collectors thing – but I’m really happy with both of them!

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The novel that I bought this month was Victoria Schwab’s This Savage Song (I actually placed a pre-order for Our Dark Duet before ordering or reading the first book) and I was actually hoping to read it this month too, as I knew May would be a busy month for me with ACOWAR and Lord Of Shadows releasing – unfortunately that didn’t happen. And on top of bookish releases, there is also season 2 of Sense8 coming out tomorrow! 

 

an illustrated historyAn Illustrated History Of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens Of Downworld by Cassandra Clare

And then I finally got An Illustrated History Of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens Of Downworld by Cassandra Clare which is illustrated rather beautifully by Cassandra Jean! I kept looking at this book for months and when I was watching Emma from emmmabook’s video on the order you should read all of the books in the Shadowhunter Chronicles, I finally decided to just get this already. I mean, I obviously wanted it. I kept looking at it over and over again! And I actually read it the second I got my hands on it! And it was so fun to look through all of these characters and read the little bits of information we got!

What I Posted

This is a new little feature I want to include in my monthly wrap-ups! I’ve seen so many people include posts they’ve done over the month in their wrap-ups and I really liked that, so let’s look at some of my favorite posts that were published on the blog this month!

  • Top 5 LGBT+ Books On My TBR – while looking for books to include for the original prompt (which was LGBT+ books we had read), I realized that I hadn’t read many and switched up the prompt to feature books I wanted to read instead! The community also created some really great lists for that particular week!
  • Top Ten Book Turn-Offs and Top Ten Book Turn-Ons – those two posts were so much fun to do and even more fun to look through what everyone else was saying and comparing similarities and differences!
  • Following Back – Is It Necessary? – this was a post inspired by the comment section on a post on Reg’s blog and it was really great to get everyone’s perspective on this particular topic! I had learned my lesson before I ever started blogging and was quite thankful for it.
  • 4 Ways To Deal With Your Ever-Growing TBR – because we all have huge TBR piles and how often do we really think about ways to deal with it? I shared some tips I had learned previously and that have helped me quite a bit!
  • New Releases: May 2017 – I have pretty much been looking forward to May and all of its releases for a couple of months now and I was so excited to finally share all of them! And you guys seemed to really enjoy the post too! 🙂

April was also the first month of our new schedule and things worked out pretty well for the most part – apart from maybe two or three days where I had confused our posting days and realized there wasn’t a new post going up! That was a bit stressful! But other than that, things worked out well! Are you guys enjoying our new schedule? Let us know in the comments below, please! 

That’s it for this month’s wrap-up! How has April been for you guys? Did you get a lot of reading done? Did you enjoy what you read? Let’s chat in the comments below! 

April Wrap Up/Book Haul!

I have mentioned that I didn’t really start out this month reading much because I was watching a lot of TV Shows which was fun but I did find some time to read a few more books after all! So let’s get into it!

What I read

 

2647293First I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol which I did like overall but I’m trying to get more into the language of classics since I was struggling with it quite a bit when I tried to read Pride and Prejudice. What stood out to me the most is how different it was from the movies. My rating on goodreads was 3 stars.

After that, I was really in the mood for a fun, fluffy contemporary so I picked up The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson which is about Andie who has a father who works for congress and he gets caught up in a Scandal which takes a turn on more than just Andie’s plan’s 17838528for summer. I really enjoyed all of the friendship dynamics between Andie, Bri, Toby and Palmer even though they went through hard times together towards the end it was a great element and made the story even more enjoyable. My rating was 4 stars.

In my April Favorites post, I mentioned A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix Show) and how fun it was for me to watch even though it really isn’t intended that way but Violet, Klaus, and 109484Sunny really grew on me so fast, it made me want to know more so I picked up The Bad Beginning and The Reptile Room right after. They were almost back to back like the episodes but a quick read for me during train rides. My rating for both books was 4 stars.

For this last one, I was actually not planning on reading it in April but I saw the hardcover edition of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for 9,99€ on Amazon and I just had to get it! (That makes it the cheapest Hardcover I own which is really 32075671cool considering it was only released in February. Usually, Hardcovers stay expensive) and as soon as it arrived on my doorstep I knew I had to read it ASAP. And Boy, did I love this book! It’s one of those books I can honestly recommend for everyone to read, because this story, the symbolism behind it, is so important! The way Angie (a black woman) told this story was honest, real but impactful nonetheless! Of course, I gave it 5 Stars!

What I bought

As mentioned above, I got The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas because the price was reduced and I had wanted to buy it at some point anyway!

17259690I had wanted to read The Foxhole Court since I first heard of it a couple of years ago but I never picked it up during that time but as I was ordering books anyway, I thought why not finally get TFC (The Foxhole Court, The Raven King & The King’s Men) so I can read it as I’m waiting for my copy of A Court Of Wings and Ruin to arrive. 196408

Last but not least, I got the first 4 Books in A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. (The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window & The Miserable Mill) I read my way through the first 2 and will be picking up #3 and #4 soon but there is no rush since I already know what happens up until Book 4.

What I posted

Swetlana actually suggested this idea to me and I kinda love it? Because it’s a good way to recap the month seeing what we posted and what we’re most proud of because I believe that the content we put out for you guys, should be something that we love and are proud of.

  • First up is my April Favorites post where I shared all the TV Shows and Songs I’ve been loving lately. I’ll be making more of these posts as we go along, for sure! As much as I love to read watching TV and Music are just as important to me.
  • Discussion: Self-love and motivating yourself is a post I’m really proud of because I worked really hard on it trying to get a lot of depth into it since that is something, I think, we all struggle to maintain because we let what others think cloud our judgement sometimes – whether we intend to or not.

That is all for April! I hope May will be just as fun reading-wise as April was 🙂 I do hope to get some reading done whilst I have my exam next week. (Wish me luck!)

What have you read in April? What post are you most proud of? 

Book Haul: March 2017

I actually didn’t expect to buy so many books this month but whenever I go on amazon or bookdepository I get so tempted. You know how it is. 😀

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I’ve been considering buying these books for quite some time and when I was browsing for what to buy I went for it. I actually liked the paperbacks of these more than the hardcovers.

They’re very much on my radar at the moment and Swetlana may or may not have persuaded me to start this Trilogy after reading Winter (which I’m currently reading).

Victoria Schwab seems like such a great author and writer! I can’t wait to dive in.

 

grisha1After I had finished reading two of Leigh Bardugo’s books I wanted more so of course buying The Grisha Trilogy was exactly what I did. During SOC and CK, I kinda fell in love with it which made me want to more about Grisha’s and their world.

It tells the Story of a very powerful Grisha who discovers her powers trying to save her best friend which gets her tangled up in the world of Ravka and the Shadow Fold. They were briefly mentioned in SOC in regards to Nina Zenik and her abilities but also with Jesper Fahey struggling to figure out whether or not he wants to go to Ravka.

I feel like as someone who has recently become a huge fan of Leigh’s writing I’m really going to enjoy these books.

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What can I say about this book? Have I been wanting to read it for so long too? YES. Have I been hearing great things about it? YEES!

I’ve really enjoyed both of the movie adaptions of his books so they inspired me to finally pick this one up! The way the movies told the story really made me fall in love with it. The creatures and different people Alice meets are so quirky and funny it’s fun to watch them.

Plus, isn’t that a beautiful edition that puffin did? I love these illustrations!

 

tlc01These two books serve to complete my collection of the entire series (in Hardcover). But also getting to know more about Queen Levana and what makes her tick makes me want to pick up Fairest right away but I’m going to wait until after I read every book in this series (the last one being Winter).

Stars Above is a collection of stories about the characters which will reveal even more information and things that aren’t mentioned in the series.

Marissa Meyer is a great author so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these.

That is all for this month! I’m wrapping it up with a total of 9 books added to my shelves. We’ll see what number I’ll end up with in April.

What books have you bought this month?

Book Haul: March 2017

march book haulI left February feeling like I wasn’t really in the mood to do much (or any, really) reading and March continued the same way for the most part. And because of that, I also didn’t really feel like getting any new books. What is the point if I am not going to read them, right? But I also couldn’t not get any books, so I got a total of three – though I only bought two of those! Let me tell you what they were!

Unbenannt2I had been staring at the price for the Lord Of Shadows hardcover for a couple of months now and it just wouldn’t go any lower than 23€ and if you ask me, that is a lot of money for a single book. I don’t remember what I paid for my hardcover of Lady Midnight last year – might have been about the same.

Anyways, I finally decided that I would just get a paperback copy of Lady Midnight and then pre-order a paperback of Lord Of Shadows too. And actually? Both books combined come out cheaper than just the LOS hardcover. On a related note: reading almost 700 pages in hardcover is HARD. So glad I will have a paperback for LOS this time around!

And then we come to the almost never ending saga of me waiting for my copy of The Hate U Give! I had preordered it months ago, super excited to get my hands on it as soon as humanly possible. Didn’t happen. UnbenanntFirst, my order was supposed to be delivered by March 10th, but that didn’t happen. So I canceled my order and placed a new one. I was supposed to wait 2-4 weeks originally, but then amazon finally came through and delivered this beauty to my doorstep! 

I couldn’t have been more excited to finally receive this book, to be honest! I had been waiting for it and thinking about it for months at that point! But it was definitely worth the wait! You can read some of my thoughts on the book in this post.

And the last book to land on my doorstep – or more accurately in my mailbox, was Fairest by Marissa Meyer which Sandra sent me! She accidently ordered two copies of the book and offered to send me her extra copy! So now my The Lunar Chronicles collection is almost complete!

Have you gotten any new books this month? Any exciting March releases? Let me know in the comments below – I always need new books to buy! 😉

February: Book Haul

I have acquired a few books last month that I have been wanting to read for a while and 1 graphic novel because I never read one before and I thought it would be a good idea to get around that! So here we go!

edit_2_book_haul_1The first book that I got this month was History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I have been hearing lots of positive things about him as an Author but especially about this book. The premise seems really sad but also very touching and memorable. I’m all for those things tbh!

Next I have Wires And Nerve by Marissa Meyer (a graphic novel) which is something I’ve never read before but really want to try out to see if I like it! This one’s about Iko from The Lunar Chronicles who is Cinder’s closest friend. It’s a really cool way to explore more of her character.

 

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I just had to get Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo since I was planning on finally reading this Duology this month, because I tend to buy all of the books in a series so that I can pick up each one as I go. The red pages look so great on this one! I don’t know if Leigh made that decision or if her publishers did but it certainly was a good one! Crooked Kingdom picks up after Six Of Crows and continues to get more dangerous, exciting and thrilling which I’m sure I’ll really enjoy!

When ordering this I also got a little discount on it so I saved a bit of money and got this lovely book – seems like a great bargain to me!

 

heartlessLast but not least I have Heartless by Marissa Meyer which is just a really beautiful book! I adore the detail that was put into the Hardcover of this!

This is a re-telling of Catherine the Queen of Hearts from the Alice in Wonderland universe, before she became Queen, following along her life and what she’s been through. Swetlana already read this one. You can check out her review for it, right here!
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+Bonus: Here’s a picture of them all together because I love the way they look!

What books have you bought this month? Or what books are you planning to buy next? Feel free to link us to your posts!