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Series September

Hey everyone! I decided to do something fun for the next couple months and kind of have a theme for what I want to read! I don’t really know if someone else has started this or done this before but I’m doing a thing called Series September where I try and reads books to finish off a few series that I’ve started and haven’t finished.

The only rule for this for me is that I want this month to focus on finishing series rather than starting. That’s for another month!

If you want to follow along and do this as well I would love for you to join me!

I mentioned some of the books below in a previous post which I’ll link here for you to check out: Series I Really Want to Finish this Year; but these are the books that I hope to read for Series September:

  1. Frost like Night by Sara Raasch This is to finish up the Snow like Ashes series that I started and haven’t finished! It’s one of those things where it’s like I want to read it but I’m so invested that I’m scared how it’s going to turn out! I do love this series though and I’m excited to see where the ending takes us! img_0023
  2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Another one of those books where I’m so scared to end it but I really want to at the same time. I’m planning on listening this book on audible because I love the audiobook and I feel like since I’ve listened to the first three on audiobook I should do the same for the last one! img_0018
  3. Thunder Road series by Katie McGarry. I’ve read the first one and really loved it so I really want to try to finish the series! It’s a YA featuring motorcycle gangs which I love! The first book was really good so I hope to get to the last two books during this readathon!


4. Captive Prince trilogy by C S Pacat. I’ve read the first book in this series, as seems to be the norm for me, and so I hope I get to binge the last two! I’ve been wanting to but for some reason I just never picked them up. I don’t know why….but I need to fix that!


5. So the next books on my list aren’t all part of the same series, but they are books I want to finish if I want to complete their specific series. They are the the Christina Lauren books! I’ve read most of their books but I somehow got behind on these and I hope this month will give me a chance to catch up because they have a new book coming up in a few weeks! I’ll leave the summary of their next book and the cover below!

I’m still torn about reading their standalones this month so I might save some of them for next month, since they’re not a series or apart of a series but maybe I’ll read them and count them anyways.

Beautiful Series: I only have three of these left before I finish the series! Im super excited and hope I love them as much as I have the previous ones. I will be honest, my favorite couple is Bennett and Chloe so I hope they’re really present in these last few books.

Wild Seasons: I just have one left in this series to read and I hope to get to it as well!


Autoboyography: Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class—one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

6. So this series is a maybe series that I may get to this month but not 100% sure I will yet. I figured I would include it anyways though. I really want to finish the Study series by Maria V Snyder. I loved the first two but I just never got around to picking up the rest of the series. The only issue is that I don’t remember much since I read it over a year ago I believe, so I might have to reread them….Might not read this series this month but we shall see! I’ll update you all at the end of the month of that.

I don’t know what else I’ll be reading this month but I know I have some ARCs to read and reviews to post for them so I’ll also be reading them along with these books I have on this post.

Let me know if you plan on joining me and what series you plan to read and finish this month down in the comments as I would love to know! I’ll see you all in my next post!



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Owlcrate Unboxing-August

Hey everyone! School has started and now I’m running all over trying to do everything at once and still have time for reading! But I’ll talk about all that in another post maybe, so here’s my August Owlcrate unboxing!

Owlcrate link here: Owlcrate


The theme was Something Wicked This Way Comes and I love this artwork! And as usual the spoiler card will be down below!


The first item we got was this double sided bookmark from Treehouseofbooks! They have some stunning bookmarks and this one is no exception. They made this beautiful bookmark with quotes from Six of Crows by the stunning Leigh Bardugo. I’ll leave the link for this shop here: Hey Atlas Creative


We also got this really cute purple fountain pen from Ooly! It’s super cute and I am obsessed with stationary so of course this will be added to my collection! Shop link here: Ooly


This is the usual pin that is included in the box with the theme design on it! Adding this to my small collection of course!


I think one my favorite item in this box this month is this copy of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories by Rock Paper Books! Sleepy Hollow is one of my all time favorite stories and movies (both cartoon and live action) ever so I’m so happy to be able to add this to my collection of classics! Rock Paper Books included a book in a box a while back and that was so cute as well! Link here: Rock Paper Books


We also got this Edgar Allen Poe socks from Out of Print! They’re so so cute! He’s a favorite of mine for his horror works, and I love Out of Print’s products so I’m happy to add these to my sock collection! I highly suggest checking out their shop because they have so many awesome items for sale! Shop link here: Out of Print


I dont normally drink coffee so think this will go to my parents but it’s a Dark Arts coffee brew by Happenstance Coffee! I have quite a few coffee brews from other boxes so I hope this one tastes good for my parentals! Link here: Happenstance Coffee


I also got this This Savage Song sticker created by EvieBookish! I have mentioned her a lot in the past because I love her work! I haven’t read This Savage Song duet so this quote kind of went over my head, but I really do love the design and hope I can get to the series soon! Evie’s society6 shop link: Society6 Redbubble link: Redbubble


Lastly we have the book which I hadn’t heard about before but I hope I like it! It looks interesting and sounds cool from what I gathered about it! This is also an exclusive cover from Owlcrate which is really pretty! They also included a letter, a pin, and a signed bookplate!

Summary: When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give? 



Here’s the spoiler card as well if you’re interested!


Let me know your thoughts below and I’ll see you in my next post!


The Duchess Deal


The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Publisher: Avon

Published: August 22, 2017

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

So I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was so cute though and I loved the romance and the characters! I actually got super attached to them and the story and it make me kind of sad that the next book will be about other characters most likely.

It’s about a guy who has scars from war and he is super self conscious about them and he has the ability to scare people away but Emma, while being shocked at first, isn’t scared of them. She was super sweet and saw him for who he was beneath the scars and the rude personality.

I think that’s why I liked her so much. She really was doing things for him and to him that he didn’t expect; and after keeping to himself for so long, he didn’t know how to handle it all.

I think the best example is when she gives him a new wardrobe and he was shocked because he asked her to get one for herself, but instead she got one for him and he was so surprised about it and it kind of hit him right in the feels for a bit.

I just thought it was so so cute of her to do that, and how she was really breaking down his walls. Their banter was so fun to read about as well. Emma never took his shit, and so when he would say something, she would say things back. She just was able to keep up with him and his mouth, which made this so much fun to read because they had such witty banter.

Also Emma had such fun friends, and they were sweet, supportive friends and I loved their girl banter and group. Female friendships are always my favorite and I love when authors include them in their novels because I think it’s so important to highlight that, especially healthy supportive friendships.

Ash was so deep and sad, and he had such realistic fears. He was worried that his future children would be afraid of him because of his scars, and Emma really helped him come to accept who he is.

Gah I just adore them so so much. I think that the way she was with him was very realistic and relevant, and I think they’re one of my all time favorite romance couples ever written. This is the second book of her’s I’ve read, I definitely plan to read more her works!

If you have recommendations for me to check out for Mass market romance I would love for you to leave some in the comments below because I am just loving these type of romances. I have so many I need to get to but I could always get more recommendations!

Let me know your thoughts as I would love to know and I’ll see you in my next post!

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House of Chaos


House of Chaos by Sarai Henderson

Publisher: House of Chaos Publishing

Published: September 13th, 2016

Rating: 3/5

Summary: Sixteen years ago, Tabri showed up in the mountains an orphaned child with the magic of the Chaotics running through her veins. She survived the bitter winter, the wrath of a yeti, and mutinied on the flying pirate ship Stallings, but then the Madnesi came.

Nell’s Furyon bloodline and elemental magic make her the perfect warrior. Perfect to revenge her sister’s death at the hand of a Madnesi Lord, to defend the Chaotic until her magic fully emerges and to defeat the masses of rotting undead who threaten the survival of the Wilders. If only there was more time in the day.

The Earth Stone has given the two companions a path to safety, but Tabri’s magic is on the fritz and Nell has completely lost her mind with grief. Can they hold it together long enough to allow Chaos to shine a light in the darkness, or will the Madnesi destroy all magic in the world along with the prophecy?

Thanks to Netgalley for approving me this eArc to read and review!

So this book was okay. Not my favorite but was decent enough. I enjoyed some parts and some parts I just didn’t connect with. I just think that some things could have been done better.

During some parts of the novel, I felt that things just happened and were resolved way to fast. I feel like I can’t describe it well but I’ll try my best.

It was like something would happen; like she and Arsan were traveling to find out about her past, and suddenly this old woman was able to perfectly tell her everything she needed to know. Like she had a question about herself and the answer was just instantly given to her. It was like wow that was convenient that suddenly all your answers are there for you.

And when she was in trouble suddenly she had the strength and the magic power to defeat everything when she was about to be defeated. This happened a few times during the story. Especially during some important battles I felt like it happened and suddenly the day was saved.

I did enjoy reading about her relationship with Arsan and how it developed during the novel. He was a good character and I liked seeing him throughout the story. Tabri was also a good character, even though the plot line had some flaws in it. But the adventure and journey with them to find what the other Chaotics was very fun and I think if it continues as a series I will continue with it.

While it has some flaws it was still a good story overall.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve read this book and your thoughts as I would love to know, and I’ll see you in my next post!

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The Cabin


The Cabin by Natasha Preston

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Published: September 6th, 2016

Rating: 2/5

Summary: They think they’re invincible.

They think they can do and say whatever they want. They think there are no consequences. They’ve left me no choice. It’s time for them to pay for their sins.

A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can’t wait to let loose with her friends. But a crazy night of fun leaves two of them dead—murdered.

With no signs of a forced entry or struggle, suspicion turns to the five survivors. Someone isn’t telling the truth. And Mackenzie’s first mistake? Assuming the killing is over…

So I DNF’ed this book after like 62%. I hate doing that, and this year I’ve been doing that a lot, but I really just wasn’t interested in this book. I would go a couple weeks or even some months without even opening it up on my kindle. When I would actually open it to read it, I would get bored a few pages in.

I think it was just a lot of hunting down the killer without even anything happening. I was just over it and wanted things to move along. It was just a lot of them trying to figure it out without anything new popping out.

I expected more from it and it just didn’t meet my expectations.

The whole idea of the plot was so great and it got me so interesting, and when everything was happening in the beginning was good and got me hooked, but the middle was just so boring I didn’t want to read anymore.

I ended up just deciding to put it down for good. I have so many other books that I really want to read so I just felt there was no reason to keep reading a book I didn’t really care much about.

Will I read this again? I honestly don’t think so.

Will I read more of Natasha’s books in the future? Probably. I just hope that I like those more than this one.

When I read mystery books like this, I need things to keep flowing, and honestly the plot in this book wasn’t moving it felt like.

Overall not a huge fan of this book.

Let me know in the comments your thoughts and if you’ve read her books and what you thought about them! Did you feel the same about this book or did you like it???

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July Owlcrate Unboxing

Hey guys! Here is my Owlcrate Unboxing for the month of July! There were some really good goodies in this month’s box and I loved it! I think I loved one item in particular and if you know you know which item was my favorite!


So the theme for the month of July for Owlcrate was Wanderlust! Here’s the front of the card for it, and on the back it has the spoilers for the box, which will be at the bottom of the post.


The first item is the Bag Tag which is an Owl! It’s so cute and it’s from Mudpuppy which I will leave the link here for the shop: Mudpuppy


Now this is a really beautiful art print by Shailey Ann Designs and I’ll be linking the website here: Shailey Ann Designs

I really love this quote though I think it’s beautiful!


There’s also this really cute journal from Ooly and I have way too many journals but I love to have them because they’re really pretty and I just love randomly writing in them when I’m in the mood! I think this cover is so fun and pretty and I can’t wait to use it for something!

Link: Ooly


And here is the item that I was head over heels in love with! It’s a Lord of the Rings drawstring bag!!!!

Isn’t it so pretty?! I love it so much! I want to use it so much but then again I want to keep it pretty and clean! I’m so torn!

But it has one of my favorite quotes from the books and movies ever: “Home is behind, the world ahead. And there are many paths to tread through shadows to the edge of night. Until the stars are all alight.”

But this will be hanging out with my other collector bags that I love too much to use!


This item I’m not too crazy about because I’m not really a fan of Fantastic Beasts but I really do like Eddie Redmayne though so I do like this keychain in that aspect.


Now this quote on this pocket mirror is not really familiar to me but I know once I read those books it will be! I think it’s so pretty though and I love the colors on it! It was made by Miss Phi who is on society6 and red bubble so I’ll leave her links here: Society6 Redbubble


The next items relate to the book for the box but I’ll wait for you to scroll down to see what book it is even though you can probably guess it anyways…


The book is the Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee! I’ll leave the summary under but it is the Owlcrate exclusive edition and they changed the colors on the spine and front from green to blue! I actually like this one better, since blue is my favorite color! I’m super excited to start this book hopefully soon!

Summary: Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Hope to have my thoughts and review posted soon!


Lastly heres the spoiler card!


Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this box and I’ll see you in my next post!

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Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

Publisher: Margret K. McElderry Books

Published: August 8th, 2017

Rating: 4/5

Summary: To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

So just side note that this book is really late in being posted! I’m so sorry about that! I’ve been so lazy and just busy with friends going back to school, but also working more hours, and now family visiting. But better late than never right????

So I actually had so many emotions while reading this book; mainly anger if I’m being honesty! I was actually really angry at a certain character during the duration of this book. I mean the book was really good! I did thoroughly enjoy it while reading it, but one character really made me so angry!

I really think though that was why I enjoyed this book so much, because it made me feel so many things while reading it! I ended up having a unique experience while reading this. I don’t think I ever really experienced this many angry emotions while reading a book…

I literally finished this book and I wished I had saved it for when the next book comes out, because once it was over I was in desperate need of the next.

The main reason I was so angry was because of Bryn. I hated her the whole duration of the book. And I think that’s why she’s one of my favorites for this book. I mean don’t get me wrong I really hate her, but she made me feel so many things during my reading. Mainly anger and hatred. She’s so vicious and cruel and I hate how she just got away with things.

Also her fiancé is really a piece of work. He’s so complicated but I hate him a bit too because of his role in the story. But I do sympathize with him on some aspects.

But wow did this book have so many twists and turns. You think one thing is happening and then the direction changes, and things are revealed while you’re reading and it just blows your mind. And it wasn’t like it was all revealed at once. Little things were slowly shown, and you had to figure them out and wow I loved it! I thought it was very well thought out! So much fun and it really took you on a ride.

But Faris is such a good character. She was very realistic and complex. She wanted to save her sister, but it was wearing her down being tied to the one person she really hated. Plus her kindling relationship with North was so cute I loved it. I did enjoy reading about them getting to know each other as people and not just jumping into anything. It was refreshing.

And again that ending just killed me.



I was so angry that I sat and pouted for a bit. It was pretty funny. But overall I really did enjoy this book and I can’t wait for the next book to come out which will hopefully be soon!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts and if you’ve read this book and I’ll see you in my next post!