Massive Book Unhaul! (40+ Books)

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my biggest unhaul ever. Unfortunately I only have space for one bookshelf and that got full pretty quickly. I have a couple floating bookshelves and some other places to store my books but I completely ran out of space early this year and had multiple piles on the floor. It was terrible. I sorted through all my books and I found just over forty that I have no desire to keep hold of. That actually created a lot more space for me and I have some room for some other books now, yay! Here are all the books I’m getting rid of:

Strange the Dreamer & Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I finally read this duology this year and unfortunately I didn’t like it. I thought it was too focused on romance rather than the mystery of Weep and each characters ability/power. It had a lot of potential but it didn’t work out in the end for me. Sad to see these go despite not enjoying them but I’d rather they go to someone who likes the author and/or wasn’t able to buy the hardbacks.

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020!

Hey guys! It’s time to share my favourite book tag again! Can you believe we’re in mid-June already? I love doing this tag and I’m so pleased to able to post it finally. This year so far I’ve read 44 books and I’m just over halfway through my Goodreads challenge.

I’m not the far ahead compared to last year and honestly working from home hasn’t given me that much of a boost. The only good thing is that I’ve managed to read my thicker hardback books that were like 600 pages. Here’s my best and worst books of 2020 so far:

1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2020

It has to be House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. This book was incredible and so surprising! I had no idea what to expect from it, I just knew I had to read it as soon as it came out. Best decision ever! There was a whole cast of characters that meant there was never a dull moment. I loved Bryce and Hunt and was rooting for them the whole way through. I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving this.

2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020

I’ve read some new series this year but the sequels weren’t particularly earth-shattering. The only sequel I loved was Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell and that was a reread. It was so deserving of five stars and I loved it just as much as the first time I read it. It’s intense but also entertaining, has serious characters but then sarcastic ones to balance it out. It’s one of my favourite fantasy series.

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REVIEW: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth HouseTitle: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 458
Published by: Gollancz
Publication date: 8th October 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime – the last thing she wants is to cause trouble. Not when Yale was supposed to be her fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world’s most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch.

Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale’s secret societies – societies that have yielded some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Now there’s a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won’t accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder.

Because Alex knows the secret societies are far more sinister and extraordinary than anyone ever imagined.

They tamper with forbidden magic They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living…

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April 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my April wrap up and I managed to read eight books. Compared to last month, I did enjoy them a lot more but there’s still a few that I didn’t like. Here’s what I read:

Strange the DreamerMuse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I really wish I could say I loved this duology, but sadly it wasn’t for me! I thought the story had a lot of potential and was intrigued by the different ability each character possessed. I would’ve loved way more attention on that rather than the romance between Lazlo and Sarai. Also, I was extremely disappointed with how little focus there was on Sarai in Muse of Nightmares. Maybe I missed something, but did she actually do anything in this book? The plot didn’t make sense to me at all and I was so, so tired of reading about how much Lazlo and Sarai loved each other. You’ll be seeing these books in a future unhaul, for sure.  Continue reading

Book Tag: Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read

Hey guys! Honestly I say this every time I do a book tag, but it really has been a few months since my last one. I spotted this particular tag over on The Comfy Reader and it seemed like a lot of fun to do! Unfortunately I do not know who originally created this tag but all credit goes to them.

The Court of Miracles

A Book You Feel You Need To Read Because Everyone Talks About It

One book that has been popping up again and again on Twitter and Instagram is The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant and this comes out in June. It’s marketed as Six of Crows meets Les Miserables and is about a thief going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution. This doesn’t sound like a book I would like to be honest, but since there’s so much hype around it I’ll probably end up reading it.

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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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