July TBR!

Hey guys! This month my TBR is going to be heavily focused on my NetGalley books and getting my feedback ratio higher. It’s not bad, it’s currently on 57% but I have 19 approved books and only 11 feedback sent. I want to get at least five read so I can comfortably hit the suggested 80% feedback ratio. They are mainly crime thrillers apart one from that is romance. I didn’t request the romance one though, I was just sent it so I’m not sure if I will enjoy that or not… But I will give it ago, anyway! So lets get into it!

The Lying Game.jpg1) The Lying Game by Ruth Ware 

This actually came out last month but it was still on NetGalley and my request was approved so I’m delighted to read this! Ruth Ware’s books have always interested me and I have always wanted to read them so hopefully this one won’t disappoint! It sounds amazing and even the synopsis has given me goosebumps so I’m excited to read it now!

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Without Romance

Hey guys! Wow… I haven’t done a Top 5 Wednesday post since April! I just wasn’t interested in any of the topics but I finally found a decent month! I saw this topic and was like hell yes! I love reading books with very little romance or none at all and I immediately knew what my choices would be! I’m so excited to share them with you so lets get into it!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

So this is a dystopian duology and what I really liked about it is that the romance in this story takes a backseat and the focal point of the story remains the plot. What I find in a lot of young adult books is the plot ends up taking a backseat and the romance starts to take over. But these books never once waver from Celestine and her drive to do what is right despite everything it could cost her. I will write a brief summary for these books so you can get a taste of the story. The characters in this story live in a perfect world with a set of strict rules to follow and if you break any of these rules you are branded as Flawed. You have a ‘F’ brand on your body and have to wear a band on your arm so everyone can see you are Flawed. When the main character is found to be Flawed she is set on a path that will completely change her life and open her eyes to the society she lives in. Highly recommend them, they were a brilliant read and there was little romance in the story!

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June FairyLoot Unboxing!

Hey guys! After not buying the last two boxes I couldn’t resist June’s theme which was Elementalists! I love anything to do with elements and I was admittedly drawn in by the first couple items they announced. I am so excited to share these with you because they are amazing! They completely blew me away and I love FairyLoot even more now!

Incase you haven’t heard of them, FairyLoot is a YA fantasy monthly subscription box based in the UK. In every book you receive one recently published Young Adult fantasy book and several bookish goodies related to the book’s theme! Lets get into the unboxing, yay!

IMG_20170629_152516.jpg1) Stormheart Candle (Made by Witchwood Remedies)

The first thing I picked up was this beautiful candle and it has botanical toppings on which is awesome! Never seen a candle with these toppings on, it gives it a really nice touch! It smells really nice too! According to the spoiler card they made five different Stormheart Candles and they are based on storms in the book of the month and contain crystals that match those stormhearts too. I wonder what the other candles look like and if they have the same toppings but a different smell? These candles are also vegan which I love! They were made exclusively for this box!

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REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin

Normandy GoldTitle: Normandy Gold #1 by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin
Pages: 33
Published by: Titan Comics
Publication date: 14th June 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK

Synopsis:

Sex, violence and corruption collide in NORMANDY GOLD, a gritty thriller set in 1970s Washington D.C..

When her younger sister is found murdered in a D.C. hotel, relentless Sheriff Normandy Gold dives headfirst into the seedy world of prostitution and politics, soon discovering a twisted conspiracy that could lead right to the White House.

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June Book Haul & Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I’ve decided to do my book haul and wrap up post a little earlier this month because I have quite a few posts planned for next week and didn’t want to end up posting my wrap up really late. The reason I have combined these two posts is because I only purchased three books this month! I am very happy with that and I did really well with it because I bought one from the clearance section in Waterstones and then another I bought pretty cheap from The Works using a voucher I had. The last one came with my June FairyLoot box so there is an unboxing for that coming your way! This means that I am having to combine my book haul and wrap up post otherwise my book haul post will be super short!

Book haul:

A Court of Wings and Ruin

1) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I am so excited to have this!!!!!! I won it in a giveaway and I rarely win them so I was completely flabbergasted! I was dancing around my room, I was so happy! The images of the UK cover online do not do it any justice! It is absolutely beautiful in real life and I’m just ecstatic to hold it in my hands… ah, it made me so happy. I’m in awe of the dress on the cover, the girl who designed this has some serious talent!

 

 

 

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Authors I Would Love to Meet!

Hey guys! I have been trying to think of new posts that I can do and I came across this old Top 5 Wednesday post and thought it would be quite fun to do! I’m sure some of you already know a few authors I’d like to meet so lets get into it!

1) Cassandra Clare 

You all knew Cassie was going to be on this list! It was a very obvious choice because I looooove her! So freaking much! I have a signed book courtesy of Waterstones but I have sadly never had the opportunity to meet her. She goes to big cities and I don’t really live in a well known city and the ones I do live near she never comes to! Very sad times. I would love to listen to her talk for hours about Shadowhunters and the future series she is planning to write! She is my auto-buy author, I am just so in love with her writing and her characters. I would love to meet her!

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