Barnes and Nobles Haul

So a few days ago I posted my Book off Haul that I collected when I went to the bookstores with my friend Dazmin. We also hit up some Barnes and Nobles nearby the stores so I got a few books from there!

I got most of these from the clearance section so I’ll be saying which ones those were.

Off the clearance section, I got In the Flesh by Sylvia Day. I love her books so I found this one and picked it up. It sounds really good so I hope I like it!

Summary: For five years, Sapphire has been the King of Sari’s most treasured concubine. Independent at last, she refuses to put herself in anyone’s control again. But now another’s meddling has led her into the path of proud, arrogant Wulfric, Crown Prince of the rival kingdom of D’Ashier. . . a man who is dangerous to her in every way.

AND A SEDUCTION THAT COULD
DESTROY THEM BOTH…

The daughter of Wulfric’s fiercest opponent, Sapphire is a prized warrior in her own right and highly skilled in the sensual arts—in short, Wulfric’s perfect match. A lasting union is unthinkable, but the bargain they strike—to spend one night together, and then part—proves impossible in the face of a desire powerful enough to bring two countries to the brink of war, and two hearts to the point of surrender. . . 

Up next I got The Raven by Sylvian Reynard and this one sounded really good! I have two of her other books and decided to pick this up and read it when I get the chance!

Summary: Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…

Next is a book I got full price which is Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin. This author was a Wattpad author and so I decided to support her and check out her book!

Summary: They said she was going to be my ruin…
Then let her ruin me.

Caleb Lockhart has everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until a chance encounter with a siren in a red dress changes everything. Until he meets the woman he dubs Red.

Veronica Strafford’s past makes it hard for her to trust anyone. Now, kicked out of her apartment, she reluctantly accepts Caleb’s offer for a place to stay.

Caleb feels intensely drawn to Veronica. And, for the first time in his life, he really wants something—someone. Too bad Veronica’s heart might just be the one thing Caleb can’t win.

Also in the clearance I got Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. Apparently it’s the second book in the You series(?). I have You and haven’t read it but I decided to just pick it up and read it since it was cheap.

I also got Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski. I have the prequel novellas thing, but this is the first book! I’ve heard really good things about it so I really want to read it and I hope I like it! I won’t leave a summary because I’m hearing really different things about the order so in case it’s not the second/first book I won’t leave the summary!

So I hope you enjoyed this other book haul and keep an eye out for my future posts!

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Book off Book Haul

Hey everyone! I haven’t done a haul in a while! So I’m getting back into the habit of doing them! So I went with my friend Dazmin to some bookstores and I found some really awesome books while there! We went to two different Book Offs, which are used bookstores in our area. So these are the books I got while there!

The first book is Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer! This is one of my all-time favorite books and I have the hardcover and I was looking for this UK paperback and ended up finding it so I snatched it up fast! I love love love this cover so much so I’m glad I can add it to my collection!

Summary: Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

        And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

I also found this UK paperback of The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I have the UK cover for The Cuckoo’s Calling and I’m so happy that I found the second book in the same edition! I won’t leave the summary since it’s the second book but check the first book if you’re interested!

I also found another book to add to my Nora Roberts collection. It’s funny because I’m collecting her books but I haven’t read her books…I’ve read her works as JD Robb though….but I plan to read her books ASAP! I promise!

Summary: Kelsey Byden always believed that her mother was dead. But now, after all this time, she has discovered the truth: Naomi Chadwick is still alive—after spending years in prison for the murder of her lover.

Now, at Naomi’s Virginia horse farm, Kelsey is trying to sort out a lifetime of deception—and her feelings about her mother. The bonds of love can be fragile…as Kelsey learned from her recently ended marriage. But as the two women rebuild their relationship—and Kelsey finds herself swept into an unsettling new romance—she must decide once and for all who she can trust, and who threatens to betray her…

I also found the third book in the Inheritance Trilogy The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin! I want to read her books so badly so I’m really happy I finally get to eventually! This cover is so pretty!

Also got two other Sylvia Day books to add to my collection, and this time I’ve actually read some of her books! The first is Pleasures of the Night and also Don’t Tempt Me. I need to get the other books in the series for Don’t Tempt Me then I can binge read them! I love her writing so much so I can’t wait to dive into them!

Summary (Pleasures of the Night): He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream—a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies—until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!

Lyssa aches for the reality of him, but there is grave danger in surrender. Because Captain Aidan Cross is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them both, body and soul, could have dire consequences in a world of dreams . . . and in the waking one as well. 

I got the second book in the Doon series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, Destined for Doon. I haven’t read this series but I’ve heard different things about them so I really want to read it eventually.

I also got this Sophie Kinsella book for 1$! It’s Remember Me? I have another one of her books that I got recently, so I hope I like them both! I wasn’t interested in her Sophaholic books but I like the sound of some of her standalones so I’ll keep you updated on what I feel!

Summary: When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.

Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby, returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament…

I found some Lora Leigh books and Sherrilyn Kenyon books! I won’t be giving summaries on these since they’re not the first in their series but I’m happy to have them for my library!

Also found another Sherrilyn Kenyon book for my library and also some more historical romance novels for my growing shelf! I can’t give summaries for these books since they’re also not the first books in their series but I’m really excited to read them!

I also got Burn by Maya Banks. I read the first book Rush a few months back and I loved it but I was kind of disappointed that it was a companion series but I do want to read the last two so I can finish it and see how I like them.

I also got Because We Belong. This is the second or third in the series. The series sounded really good so I’m picking up the books when I see them at used bookstores since they’re a bit expensive…but hoping to read them soon!

So I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you in my next post!

Bookish Box Unboxing- September 

Hey everyone! I’m here with my unboxing of the Bookish Box for September! This month the theme was Dystopian and this box had a few really good items!

So the first item in this box is this really pretty Tea Towel! I don’t really konw what you use this for but I love the design and the quote! I’ve never really read Ready Player One but it is on my TBR of books to eventually get to!

The next item is this really cute chocker necklace made by the Bookish Shop and it’s inspired by the Hunger Games and the girl on fire! Isn’t it pretty?! I really hope this fits since I have a bit of a wide neck!

I also got this sleep mask by Audiobooks.com (website link here: Audio Books), so help me read with my eyes closed. It came with a credit and a free audiobook! I love audiobooks, I enjoy listening to them on the drive to and from school, as well as when I’m cleaning, or taking a walk around the neighborhood, so I’m glad they included this!

My next item is an optional upgrade for the box. You can choose to add a shirt and since I love their designs and shirts I kept the option for my box. This month the quote was from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken! I haven’t read that book either so I really need to get on it! This shirt was designed by Dorothy Reads (society6 link here: Society6).

One of the last few items is this Hunger Games notebook created by Bookish Box! I’m honestly not a huge fan of THG but I will be using this notebook! I have things I definitely will be using this for so I can’t wait to use it!

I was also sent this print with a quote from 1984 by George Orwell. I again have never read this book but it’s on my Classics TBR I hope to get to eventually. I hear his works are really well written and I hope I get the chance to pick them up soon!

It’ll be going in my collection of bookish prints!

The last item is the book! It’s All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. I already have an ARC of this book but I am excited to add this hardcover to my shelves! It sounds really good so definitely check it out some time!

Summary: In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.

Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks (“Sorry” is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speech – rather than say anything at all – she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.

Here’s the spoiler card!

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

Own Books October Readathon

Hey everyone! I decided to do another month long readathon like I did in September (which I’m doing really horrible at…). This one will be called Own Books October.

The gist of this will be to encourage you to read books that you have owned for over a year. Maybe even push that to two years! I have a bunch of books that I have owned for years and never read, and I think it’s finally time to get to them! Going along with this, I think I’ll be focusing this readathon on standalones. You can choose to do only standalones or only series, or even mix it up and read both!

So here’s my potential TBR:

The first book I want to read is My Life Next Door by Becca Fitzpatrick. I’ve owned this for about a year and a half or so, so I really need to get to this book! I’ll leave the summary below!

Summary: The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

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The second book I want to read is The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. I’ve never read a book by her but I have a few. This is the one I have owned the longest so I’ll be diving into this one soon hopefully!

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

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Thirdly I want to read Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I’m super nervous to read this mainly because I know it’ll crush me so much since it’s been said to be very very said. I’m scared but I’m ready to finally read it.

Summary: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

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Fourthly, I want to read The House by Christina Lauren. I’ve had this for maybe two years already and haven’t gotten to it yet, but I really want to change that and read it! I love their New Adult romances but I haven’t delved into their YA yet so I figured this month I would change that!

Summary: Gavin tells Delilah he’s hers—completely—but whatever lives inside that house with him disagrees.

After seven years tucked away at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her small Kansas hometown to find that not much has changed. Her parents are still uptight and disinterested, her bedroom is exactly the way she left it, and the outcast Gavin Timothy still looks like he’s crawled out of one of her dark, twisted drawings.

Delilah is instantly smitten.

Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house is an irresistible lure for Delilah, but the tall fence surrounding it exists for good reason, and Gavin urges Delilah to be careful. Whatever lives with him there isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurting her to keep her away.

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Lastly is another Christian Lauren book and that is Sublime by Christina Lauren! Again I’ve had this for maybe two years already and still haven’t read them so I need to fix that and just dive into this book!

Summary: When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

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And those are the Top 5 that I want to get to for this readathon this month that I’m trying to do! Let me know in the comments if you would like to join me and what books you want to try to read for it as I would love to know!

 

 

Owlcrate Unboxing: September

Hey everyone! I’m here with my September Owlcrate Unboxing for you all! I really love the design for this box this month, because I love the stars and the constellation esthetic so I was excited to see that this one had the design all over!

Anyways here’s the front of the spoiler card for you all! I’ll leave the description down below as usual.

I know in a recent box I got some stuff from the Soap Librarian and Owlcrate added an item from them in this box as well. I really like it and I really want to buy some of their other items in the future, but I have to be careful, mainly because my body is sensitive to this kind of products. Link for the shop is here: The Soap Librarian

This is the usual Owlcrate pin they include in each box! Adding this one to my growing collection of buttons! Isn’t it so pretty?!

Also got another wood bookmark to add to that growing collection as well. This one is from Game of Thrones and features the Mother of Dragons! I have a bunch of their woodworks from their shop, and I always love adding them to my collection. I also want to purchase some of their totes as well, because the designs are so pretty! Link for the shop here: Ink and Wonder

They included in this box a coin purse that was created exclusively by the Owlcrate team! I love dragons, my favorite being Smaug (of course), so of course I love that this is designed with mini red dragons! Isn’t this so cute???!

I am so so excited about this next item! I have been wanting a BookBeau for a while and I just could never get one in time before they always sold out, and I didn’t have much money during their Kickstarted a while back so I’m super excited that this box included a BookBeau!!! My first one!! Look at this lovely design! It has unicorns and mermaids on it! I love it so so much and I’m already using it for school! I’ll leave the link for BookBeau’s website, but as of right now it isn’t live yet: Book Beau

They also included this really cute sticker of Hagrid and Buckbeak from Harry Potter! Im not a huge fan of Harry Potter, but I loved the third movie and this cutie! Buckbeak was so cool and I adored him! The sticker is from Susanne Draws, her redbubble account link is here: Redbubble

And here is the book! It’s an Owlcrate exclusive cover again with the color of the font changed to gold! I’m super excited to read this book and I’ll update you all on when I decide to start it! It also came with a signed bookplate and a note from the author; as well as this booklet in the back talking about the book and the box.

Summary: Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

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Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

This book sounds amazing and I hope that I really enjoy it!

Here’s the spoiler card as well!

 

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

One Dark Throne

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: September 19th, 2017

Rating: 5/5

Summary: The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

I received this copy from Edlewisse for review!

Wow! I really loved this series so much! Every book so far has left me speechless and freaking out about what will happen next! So takes place almost right after the first book ends and continues on with the three queens in their own areas figuring out how they’re going to go about killing each other.

Arsinoe I really liked. I liked reading about her tying to figure out her powers, and reading about her friendship with Jules was so sweet. Jules really cares about her, and takes her safety seriously. It did get a bit annoying though when Jules would be told it’s not her fight because she’s not a queen, but she would rush in and get involved anyways. I mean at the same time it was sweet because it showed her dedication and her love of her friend. I did like that we got to see aspects of her testing her new powers, and learning along the way.

I hated Madrigal, she’s so annoying! And she’s cruel at times as well. She likes to rub certain things in everyone’s faces and gets mad when they don’t react the way she thought they would. Mainly with her condition later in the story.

Mirabella I think is my favorite sister still, mainly because her power is still so cool and powerful. Also her friendships with Elizabeth and Bree. I love their girl friendship, they weren’t fighting over any boys, they were supportive of each others and were there for each other. I was sad that things ended up the way they did for Mirabella, and I wish she would’ve gotten to speak to them before everything happened, because I feel like they would’ve been so helpful. I hope we get more of them in future books because they were some of my favorite characters.

Katharine is so so creepy. Something happened to her in the previous book because of someone she cared about, and it definitely changed her in this book. Mainly because of what happened, and you really weren’t given much of what happened until towards the ending. But wow she was so much stronger then before, which I liked in a weird way. But she was still scary. But I liked how she seemed to come into her own in this one. And we get her interacting with new characters slightly mentioned in the first book.

But I liked seeing a returning character, and his new storyline and what’s going on with him.

But gah the last couple chapters were so intense, and I can’t believe all that happened when it did because woah! I think this was definitely a bit more action packed than the first book, and I really loved that, and loved how things were going and ended. I am sad about a certain character dying but I hope that it leads to something big in the third book!

I’m so sad that the next book is months away because I really need to know what happens and I’m just so desperate for it!

If you really love fantasy novels I think you’ll really like this series and I highly suggest you pick it up and dive into it like I have! I love it so much and it’s one of my favorites from this year!

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

Weekly Reads

Hey ya’ll! So I thought I would get back into the groove of Weekly TBRs again to kind of organize myself and what I want to read.

I really want to make this week my week where I try and get through some of the many Netgalley ARCs I’ve received. So I’ll really be pushing to read those books!

First book I want to try to get to this week is The Fire Queen by Emily R King. I really loved the first book and I got approved for the sequel on Netgalley so I of course want to get to this one and dive into this world again.

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Up next is Zero Repeat Forever by G S Prendergast. I again have wanted to read this but somehow never got around to reading it. So this week that is my plan!

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Next is A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge. I have no idea what this one is about but it looked good so I requested it!

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Lastly if I finish those three I want to finish When I Cast Your Shadow. I started this book but for some reason I just never continued on! So I hope I get the chance to finish it this week if I’m lucky. If not it’ll be part of my next TBR.

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I really haven’t done my Series September books but I’ve been so focused on reading other books I just haven’t gotten around to them. But hopefully that will change the last week or so…hopefully. I don’t know. Im so horrible hahaha!

Let me know your reading plans for the week and I’ll see you all in my next post!

 

Giveaway!

Hello!

I am having a giveaway! I went to a signing at my local Barnes and Nobles for Marie Lu with Kiersten White and got some books signed for you all!

There will be three winners total. One winner will get a signed copy of Warcross by Marie Lu.

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Another winner will get a signed duo of And I Darken and Now I Rise by Kiersten White! It also comes with a print with Lada that she included!

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And the third place winner will get a bag from Penguin and some Batman: Nightwalker swag!

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I’ll be leaving the RaffleCopter link here: Giveaway

 

Good Luck everyone!!

Weekend Reads

Hey everyone! I haven’t don’t a Weekend Reads post in a while but I figured I would try and get that back up again! I have two books I really want to push to finish this weekend so let’s see how I do!

So the first book I really want to complete this weekend is One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake. I finished the first book Monday and have been busy with school so I haven’t gotten much reading of the second one but I do hope to finish it this weekend. I’m about 100 pages in so maybe today or tomorrow morning I’ll be able to finish it.

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The next book I want to read is Wild Beauty by Anne-Marie McLemore. I got an ARC through a trade so I want to read it before it’s released next month. I love love love this cover and Ive heard a lot of good things about this book so I’m excited to check it out!

Summary: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

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Let me know in the comments what books you plan on reading this weekend as I would love to know!

Three Dark Crowns

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: September 20th, 2016

Rating: 5/5

Summary: When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown. 

Sorry I haven’t been posting much! I’m really trying to do my best to get it together but I’ve been so busy lately with school! I’m really working hard on trying to get a lot of posts up!

Anyways…

So this book totally blew me away! I was kinda skeptical going into this book because I’ve heard that it really kind of drags at some parts, and I never felt that while reading this at all! I was hooked from page 1 and I really thought it had so many twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting!

You’re introduced to three young girls, who are queens in their territories and each has a specific power their area is known for. Katharine the poisoner, who is struggling to reach her potential, Arsinoe the naturalist, who’s powers haven’t come in yet, and then Mariabella, who is a very powerful elementatist.

When reading this, you really feel bad for Katharine, who is only looking for approval form her house, and is sadly disappointing them at every turn. She was such a sweet girl and I really liked her and her story line. Her relationship with Pietyr was so cute and gah I can’t spoil anything but that twist in her storyline just! Wow! I didn’t expect that at all. I thought I had figured out what the ulterior motive was, but man I was so so wrong! Now that I’m reading One Dark Throne I think I have something figured out but knowing my luck I’ll be all wrong! Again!

Arsinoe is another interesting character, mainly because she’s a naturalist who’s power hasn’t shown up yet.  You follow her and her struggle to get her power, and find alternative ways to get what she wants. I think I liked her least to be honest, because she was so impulsive, and so willing to do reckless things to show her worth or make herself look better. They always have a way of backfiring as well. Especially towards the end…that was bad…

And with Mirabella, I really did like her. She had a good heart and was trying her best to really get out of the situation. She might have made some bad choices, but in her defense, those choices were a bit out of her control and she didn’t know it would end up being that way. I know I’m being very vague, so definitely read it and you’ll see what I mean! But I really loved her power and I honestly think that power is something I would want to have if I had magic. She is definitely the strongest out of the sisters.

Also Joseph needs to get ahold of himself.

Honestly.

You’ll see what I mean when you all read it. I can’t with him.

But that ending! Wow oh wow! I honestly can’t wait to see how everything turns out in the series because the way it ended, things were going crazy with so many different twists and turns! This book was just a fun ride and I really liked it a lot! It’s my first Kendare Blake book and I definitely will be trying to check her books out more in the future!

Let me know in the comments your thoughts and if you’ve read this book and the sequel that just came out because I would love to know! Once I finish the sequel I’ll be posting a review for it as well!

Thanks for reading!