May 2020 TBR

Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about the books I want to read in May. I think this is looking to be a fantasy series month – I feel like tackling some of my unread series and obviously most of them are fantasy. Here’s what I’d like to read:

Spellslinger (Books 1-6) by Sebastien de Castell: I remember saying that while I was working from home I wanted to read the last three books in Spellslinger series. However, I have now decided to reread the entire series because a) I love this series so much and b) I don’t entirely remember what happened in the second and third books. I’m going to try to read all six books this month, but if not then I definitely want to read the first three. I hope I end up giving them all five stars again!

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April 2020 TBR

Hey guys! It appears that we will be in lockdown in the UK for a little while longer as people can’t seem to follow the rules, which is frustrating for those of us who have been staying inside the past two weeks but there we go. The upside is that I can continue tackling all the massive books on my TBR. So far I have read Crescent City and Strange the Dreamer, both two very different stories. Here’s some more big books I want to tackle in April:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I might as well mention that I didn’t enjoy Strange the Dreamer, but since I have the second book though I thought I might as well read it. I didn’t like any of the characters and I wasn’t even shocked at the big reveal at the end, so I doubt I’ll enjoy Muse of Nightmares that much. Also, since it’s only a duology *I hope* then I might as well finish the series.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: So this isn’t really a massive book but it’s the last one in the Shatter Me series and I have been waiting a while to read it! I have seen a lot of terrible reviews though so I’m not sure if I will enjoy it. I hope I do though!

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Books I Want to Read While Working From Home

Hey guys! I hope you’re all well and safe! I am working from home now for the foreseeable future and since I’m going to be spending a lot more time at home, I thought I would try and find something good in this scary situation: reading! I have a lot of heavy hardbacks that are difficult to carry to and from work and while I’m not going to be travelling anywhere anytime soon, I thought I could actually read all these massive books! Here’s what I’d like to read in the coming weeks:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: I got these books as soon as they were published but I have struggled to find time to read them because they’re so heavy and thick! I’ve heard lots of great things about the first book, not so much the second one though so this should be interesting. I’ve not read any of Laini’s books before but I’ve heard that her writing is very whimsical and poetic. I don’t know too much about these. I believe the first one is about Lazlo Strange who is a dreamer and is obsessed with the lost city of Weep. Fingers crossed I fall in love with Laini’s writing!

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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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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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Most Anticipated 2019 Releases!

Hey guys! I feel like 2019 is going to be the year for YA books because there’s so many great ones coming out! These are only the ones I’m excited about so far but I’m pretty certain I’ll find some more intriguing ones throughout 2019.

Chains of Gold, The Red Scrolls of Magic & Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

Cassie is releasing THREE books this year which is insane and they all sound amazing! I can’t decide which I am most excited for because I love all of the characters so much and I’m so glad we get to see even more of them! I really loved The Infernal Devices so I have high hopes for Chain of Gold! Also all of the covers look so pretty!

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November 2018 Book Haul!

Hey guys! November has flown by and I am so ready for Christmas but before I get in the Christmas spirit, I have to write my wrap up posts! Sad for you but good for me, this is going to be a really quick post as I actually only purchased two (three if you count the same book purchased twice!) books this month and I was sent one for review! I think some of you will be pleased with one of my choices as a lot of people have been telling me to read it!

Also I’m sorry again for my sporadic posting, I’ve not really had a lot of time this month to blog but I’m hoping in December I’ll be feeling a little better and more motivated! So here’s the very small amount of books I purchased/received in November:

A Map of Days1) A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs:

First up, I finally got my hands on, not one, but two copies of A Map of Days and I also got them signed as I went to one of Ransom Riggs’ UK tour events! I wrote a post about it if you want to check it out but here is a spoiler, it was awesome and so much fun! It’s been years since I read Library of Souls and I’m a little hazy on the ending so maybe I will re-read the last few chapters to remind myself of what happened. I do remember the last 100 or so pages was absolutely insane though! I’m really excited to dive back into this world and I cannot wait to see how the peculiars manage in America! I’ve actually missed these characters and the peculiar photographs!

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July Book Haul!

Hey guys! I’ve had another successful month of buying hardly any books! I bought two books with my own money and then I received four for review (already read two of them). I’ve managed to read 8 books this month so I feel like I actually have a chance at getting my TBR down slowly, slowly. I’m not exactly sure what my TBR number is but it’s pretty high. I’ll have to do another count again! Anyway, here’s all the books I purchased/received this month:

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver: I honestly just bought this because the hardback was cheap and it seemed like a good deal! I need to read the rest of the books in the series first before I can read this one though. I might take some on holiday with me in September because I do really want to read them! If you haven’t heard of this series, it’s about a private investigator who finds missing people. Very good crime thrillers in my opinion. I think this is the 9th book? So you have to invest yourself in this series which I haven’t been able to do yet!

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff: I have no clue what this is about and just bought it because I like Jay Kristoff’s writing. I definitely want to read it though because just from looking at that insane cover, it seems like it will be really awesome! It has some amazing reviews too from what I can see on Goodreads. Just looking at the cover it looks very futuristic!

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Books I’d Save in a Fire!

Hey guys! This is an old Top 5 Wednesday topic that I found when I was scrolling through past topics and it just looked like a really awesome post to do. Of course I hope that my house never sets on fire but you guys know what books I’ll be saving! Since this isn’t actually a Top 5 Wednesday post, there will be more than five books!

1) Cassandra Clare books

Obviously I have to save these books! Like if I could I would save all my Cassandra Clare books but I can’t so I am saving these! I have my reasons for saving these books and from the picture you can clearly see why I’d want to save them. Two of them are special editions and two of them are also signed. The tenth anniversary edition also has all these gorgeous and colourful illustrations, it’s such a beautiful book! Another reason for saving them is that I spent a fortune on them and since they are signed, I am not watching them burn in a fire! I doubt I’d be able to buy the editions of Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows as they all sold out.

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