July 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Who else thinks this month went by really fast?? I managed to read 10 books and I’m very happy with that! I loved the majority of them and I actually reread an entire series which was good! I don’t reread books that often so to reread an entire series was awesome. Here’s what I read in July:

The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield: This is the sequel to The War in the Dark and one of my most highly anticipated sequels! It really didn’t disappoint and was totally worth the wait. The author perfectly brings together an incredible mix of genres to form this amazing story! It was a very fast paced plot and was action-packed from start to finish.

The Retreat by Sherri Smith: Another amazing book from Sherri Smith! It’s about a group of friends who go on a wellness retreat but… only one of them will leave alive. The twist at the end was perfect. Sherri did such an amazing job of keeping it all hush, hush until that jaw-dropping twist at the end. I don’t know how I didn’t see that coming! Such a great story with very complex characters. Definitely worth a read!

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ARC REVIEW: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson (The Storm Crow #1)

The Storm CrowTitle: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Pages: 350
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

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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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The Spring Cleaning Book Tag!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you another book tag, yay! My lovely friend Kate tagged me to do this and I haven’t seen it before so I’m really excited to give it a go! Also it’s the perfect time to do it before summer starts, although we have already been having heatwaves so it feels like summer has already started!

The struggle of getting started: A book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

I really want to read this series because dragons (I honestly love them) but damn these books are so thick. They are actually the books on my TBR with the most pages according to Goodreads so that’s not scary at all! So many people have told me to read them but I just take one look at them and I’m like maybe one day but today is not that day.

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Marvel Avengers Book Tag!

Hey guys! I’m super late to this tag but I’ve been wanting to do it for months and since Avengers: Endgame comes out this week I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to do it! I’m seeing it on Friday and I am definitely not prepared even though we’ve been waiting a year for it! If anyone else is seeing it, I hope you are more prepared for it than I am! Anyway, here’s the video I used for this tag and here’s my take on it!

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Iron Man: Favourite first book in a series

I loved this book so incredibly much. I’ve read many series but I don’t think any of them have blown me away quite like Vicious did. It was such an awesome story with very fleshed out characters and I loved how Eli and Victor both set out with the intention of doing good but then they both become so drunk on power they lose themselves completely. It was definitely one of my favourite character driven books and I loved how there was also so many shocking twists throughout as well.

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REVIEW: The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

The Near WitchTitle: The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 354
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 12th March 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

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March 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my March TBR and I’ve said this so many times before but I really need to start posting my TBRs earlier! It seems that I always finish books before I’ve posted about wanting to read them and I still haven’t learned from my mistakes! Oh well! This month I’d like to read five books but since I’ve already finished one I might be able to read more, yay! Here’s what I’ve set myself this month:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: So… I finished this book last night but I guess it was on my TBR anyways so I’m still going to include it. Normally I am terrible for getting to sequels after I’ve finished the first book but I was completely blown away by Caraval and had to pick Legendary up straight away. Now I am miffed I have to wait until May for the last book! I thought it was out sooner than that but after a quick look on Amazon, I have to wait until then. SIGH. I have no idea what to expect from the third one now because this series has been nothing like I was expecting and I’m really intrigued by it all!

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