Six Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Hey guys! Since we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, I thought I’d share with you some of the books I’m looking to cross off my TBR before 2020. I’ve heard great things about these books and I have no idea why I haven’t read some of them yet! Here’s what I’d like to read before the end of the year:

Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare: I remember being really excited for this book before it even came out because it follows one of my absolute favourite characters: Jem Carstairs. I loved him in The Infernal Devices and I was so happy when reappeared in other series like The Dark Artifices. The only thing I’m worried about though is that novellas are usually a hit or miss for me. Sometimes I love them but the majority of the time I’m bored because I don’t think a lot is happening. Fingers crossed that I end up loving this!

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Book Unhaul! (#4)

Hey guys! So last week I posted a book haul and inevitably, that means I also unhauled some books to make room for ones that I actually want. I’ve become really strict with my reading and if I don’t enjoy a book it’s gone. This will be like rapid fire, I’m not going to go into detail about each book because I’ve unhauled so many, plus some of them I haven’t even read. Here’s what I’ve unhauled recently:

Weregirl by C.D. Bell: I read an ARC of this and I really enjoyed it so I bought a physical copy. Unfortunately I read the next two books in the trilogy on Kindle and I didn’t enjoy them as much. I wasn’t bothered about owning physical copies of the series anymore so I decided to get rid of Weregirl because I didn’t see the point in only owning the first book in a series. Sadly this is a series that started off really strong and then went downhill.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I read this at the start of the year and I really didn’t enjoy it. I think I gave it two stars? It was boring and slow and super about the instalove. I have no interest in continuing with this series so I got rid of this.

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Book Haul #2

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my second book haul of the year. It’s been ages since I posted my last one, maybe March? Crazy how that time has flown! Back then I was doing the read three books buy one challenge and incase you are wondering, I’ve stopped doing that now simply because I can’t be bothered keeping track anymore. I think I got halfway through the year and then just stopped, whoops!

Anyway, here are books I’ve purchased lately and a lot of these I bought because they’re by my favourite authors or I just really liked their previous books! Here’s what I got:

Finale by Stephanie Garber: I’m late talking about this because I already read it (finally!). It was so good and such an awesome end to such a beautiful series. Stephanie’s writing is seriously magical and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff: I’ve been waiting two freaking years for this book and it’s finally here! I have completely forgot what happened in Nevernight so I will be starting the whole trilogy from scratch. Also how beautiful is this cover? So nice!

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Five Bookish Items I Want to See More of in Subscription Boxes!

Hey guys! I thought I’d do something a bit different today by talking about subscription boxes and some items that I’d like to see more of! Now I don’t buy many subscription boxes, I’ve only tried FairyLoot and Illumicrate (both UK based) then bought a few items from OwlCrate (US based). Sadly I can afford to buy the whole OwlCrate box because shipping from the US to the UK is ridiculous.

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Illumicrate Blood & Blades: The Darkdawn Edition Unboxing!

Hey guys! I am super excited to share with you my unboxing of Illumicrate’s Blood & Blades! I was absolutely thrilled with this and I loved all of the items so much. They did such a fantastic job with this box and I can’t wait to see what they do next!

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Before I get into this I just want to show some appreciation for the artwork for this box! It looks awesome! Normally I bin the spoiler booklets/cards but I’m tempted to keep this one? I wish they made this into a print as well!

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

Hey guys! My lovely friend Kate did this tag last week and I can’t believe it’s that time of the year already! This is by far one of my most favourite tags to do and I love revisiting what I’ve read so far each year. So that’s what I’m bringing you all day and first, like Kate, I just want to take a look at my reading challenge:

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Considering I was in a book slump for the first 2-3 months of the year, I’m really pleased that I’ve managed to claw my way back and I’m sitting pretty comfortably at 42 books! I can’t believe I’m still 6 books ahead of schedule, that is crazy! I should easily make 80!

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Meeting Cassandra Clare and Holly Black!

Hey guys! Happy first of the month! I recently had one of the happiest moments in my life because I met one of my all-time favourite authors! As you can tell from the title, I met Cassandra Clare and Holly Black! Cassie and Holly recently went on tour in the UK and I managed to bag tickets to one of their stops! I got the ticket that included the books, an exclusive tote bag and a tour print (lots of goodies!!). There was also some posters, bookmarks, pins and a sample for Cassie’s next book.

Advance warning: this will be a really long post as I just blabber on about all my feelings and excitement when meeting Cassie! My heart was so full and looking at the pictures when I met her, I have a ridiculous smile plastered on my face and I’m practically making heart eyes at her. Seriously she is one of my favourite authors and I cannot get over finally being able to meet her.

Now I’ll actually show you what I got and pictures from the event! First up, here’s the double sided tote bag (it’s so pretty!):

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