WWW Wednesday #33 | September 14

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Hello hello! Yes, I am late on this post this week. I didn’t update last week because I wasn’t reading anything and today…I just forgot what day it was! OOPS!
anyway, let’s get started shall we?????? 🙂

Now, you know the drill!

the w’s

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you plan on reading next?

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Oh my god. I am still freaking out over Empire of Storms. I can’t stop thinking about it. That ending though!!!!! If you’ve read it and want to talk about it, please feel free to message me on Twitter or something so we can be fangirls together! I rated this book 4 stars.

When in Rome…Find Yourself: 3 stars

[review here]

Play on: 4 stars

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Synops:

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

comingupnextI really need to get a move on. I said I was going tgirlonthetraino read this months ago and never did. I picked this up last month to read and I never did. I really need to stop slacking and just read it before the movie comes out!

Have you read this?

What did you think?

Is it good? Okay? Bad?

I hope I like it?????

 

 

Well that’s all I have for this week!

what is your recent book you read that you loved?
What do you plan on reading next?
let’s chat! xxoo

Until next time
Dee

Stranger Things Book Tag

 

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Hello! Are you obsessed with Stranger Things like I am? Well that’s great because it’s time for an amazing book tag dedicated to our new obsession, Stranger Things! I just finished watching this show recently after I binged it in basically less than 24 hours because it was that addicting! If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to.

This tag was created by A Running Commentary, thank you and Flavia the Bibliophile for tagging me!

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the first book in a series that left you intrigued and slightly confused

startouchedI am choosing The Star-Touched Queen because I remember in the beginning I was so confused! I had no idea what was going on half the time and the world slightly confused me. Even though I ended up really enjoying this book, I was still a little unsure of what exactly was happening while reading. I still wish we were given just a little bit more.

 

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a book with a setting you would never want to live in

Ihungergames am a huge fan of The Hunger Games. It is one of my favorite books ever, but I am sorry but I do not want to live in this whole! Being selected to enter the Hunger Games would definitely frighten me each year. Knowing me, I would last like 2 seconds. So nope. Don’t sign me up!

 

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a book you own that is somewhat damaged, but loved to pieces

I hate to do this, but I am choosing The Hunger Games again because my copy is so worn and torn. There’s a section of pages almost falling out because I’ve read it so many times. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve read it. ❤

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a trilogy you always go to whenever you need a pick-me-up

ACOMAFAfter reading ACOMAF, the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy is now one of my favorite trilogies ever and I will definitely keep going back just so I can visit my boyfriend Rhys ❤ again and again. Every time I miss him, I go back and read some of my favorite parts that I have tabbed.

You really can’t go wrong with Rhys ❤

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a book with a terrifying beast you wouldn’t want to face in a dark alley

asosI had a hard time choosing an answer for this one. So I decided to go with the Whitewalkers in A Song of Ice and Fire series. Those suckers creep me up and every time they show up, I start stressing out! I mean I could literally pick anyone from this series because everyone is terrifying. Even the humans! Am I right?!

 

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a book with a villain who is both manipulative and dedicated

sebmorJonathon Morgenstern takes the cake for this one! I think he is my favorite villain! He was an even better villain than Valentine, in my opinion. I loved how manipulative he was, the lengths he went to get his twisted goals accomplished.

 

 

 

 

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a book you didn’t expect to love

fallingkingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, for sure. I had so many doubts that I would actually enjoy this series because so many people had mixed feelings. I thought the hype would have lessened by interest, but it was so fantastic! Yes, it feels a bit like Game of Thrones but for YA but that doesn’t take away it’s greatness. There are so many interesting characters and story lines that you can’t help, but get invested. I can’t wait for the next couple of books! I need more Magnus Damora!

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a book with a setting that’s just a little bit strange

theravenkingI have to agree with Nisha’s answer. Henrietta from The Raven Cycle just bleeds “strange” that is so intriguing. Plus, ley lines, psychics, and hello the Raven boys! 

 

 

Now it’s your turn! (if you want)

Olivia – Books & Coffee

Cassidy – The Little Book Cottage

Kat – Life and Other Disasters

xxoo! Thanks for reading! Now go watch stranger things, if you haven’t already! 

 

until next time,
Dee

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag | 2016

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Wow I cannot believe this year is almost over. Where has time gone? We are already halfway through July! Thank God too because I cannot wait until summer is over!

With that being said, I am going to do the Mid-Year Freak Out tag. I had planned to do this last month but I am feeling a little unmotivated to write posts. I am trying to get back into the swing of things but with this heat it’s very hard.

Oh well. Here I am.

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I did it last year and liked it so I thought I’d do it again!

Best book you’ve read in 2016 so far

ACOMAFI cannot say ACOMAF. I feel like I am still in a hangover over this beautiful book. I have read other books, yes, but I keep thinking about these characters and this story. It was just so wonderful and beautifully written. I loved the character development and twists SJM gave us. I am so excited we are getting more books in this wonderful series. It’s definitely become my favorite! Plus, my fae bae Rhys ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016

agosDefinitely AGOS. I have fallen for this series completely. Head over hills. The magic system, the different Londons, the amazing characters! Everything is so fantastic and just beautiful that I can never seem to want to put my book down whilst reading. If you haven’t started this series, you really need to. It’s so fantastic and the writing and world that Victoria created is breathtaking.

 

New release that you haven’t read yet but want to

startouchedThis was on my list of most anticipated debut novels and I regret that it is still unreadBut my birthday was over the weekend and I got some B&N cash to spend now and this was the first book that I ordered! Once it arrives I am going to devour it!

 

Most anticipated releases for the second half of the year 

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I have many more but these are just some of them. Oh my gosh and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu. I am litterally itching to get my hands on that book!

Biggest disappointment

thecrownThe more I think about this book the more I get upset. While I loved her choice in the end because that was who I was rooting for I am still upset that this book was so short. It felt so underwhelming and I wanted a more of a BANG for a conclusion to one of my most beloved guilty pleasure reads. I really think she should have stopped writing books after The One because that had a great conclusion and this was just meh. Oh well, it was still nice to see America and Maxon together once more 😀

Biggest surprise

frozentidesThis series has quickly become one of my favorites. I chose this as my surprise because I didn’t know how much I was going to like it going into the books when I have seen so many mixed reviews from people I follow on GR. However, from book one, chapter one I was hooked. I marathoned the current four books quickly. I cannot wait for book 5! Let’s not forget about my bby Magnus Damora ❤ I fall more and more in love with him. Can I have Crystal Storm now?

Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

victoriaVictoria Schwab! I follow her on Twitter and I don’t even know why I never read her books until this year but I am so glad I picked up ADSOM because holy guacamole! Those books ❤

I can’t wait to get to This Savage Song because it sounds fantastic and so many people have said nothing but amazing things.

Newest fictional crush 

magnusdamoraazrielI could say Rhysand because my love for him is so strong, but my crush on his isn’t new. I fell in love with him in ACOTAR so! I am choosing Azriel the Shadowsing (ACOMAF) and Magnus Damora.  I just couldn’t choose between the two so both they go. 😉 I almost put the entire inner circle of the Night Court so I guess be thankful that I didn’t turn this whole post into ACOMAF 😉 hehehamil

 

Azriel photo cred: PhantomRin | idk the artist for Magnus

Newest favorite character

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I am choosing Prince Rhy Maresh because he is such a precious cinnamon roll. And if I mention Rhy I just can’t not mention Alucard. These two will be the death of me.

 

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Also I am going to choose Emma Carstairs because she is such a bad@ss. I fell in love with Lady Midnight and The Dark Artifices. I love Jules and all the Blackthorn kids. Especially Mark. I can’t believe i didn’t mention this book sooner!

If you haven’t read Lady Midnight yet please drop what you’re doing and read it now! It’s glorious. Well only if you’re caught up in the Shadowhunters Chronicles because it’s better experience if you are.

Book that made you cry

asosRed Wedding. I am still not over it.  I hate this book because of it. That is all I am saying.

 

 

Book that made you happy

roseanddaggerI am a puddle of feels just thinking about this book. I am so happy for my ship and everything that happened. I loved this book so much and this is my favorite duology and retelling! Seriously, if you haven’t read this duology yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

 

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far (or received)

hamiltomeHAMILTOME! HAMILTOME! HAMILTOME!

Seriously guys, this book is beautiful. It has one of the best spines I have ever seen! Plus the deckled pages and pages themselves are just gorgeous! Everything about this book is wonderful. I probably could have chosen is as a book that made me cry because I was an emotional mess reading this book. Seeing so much of Lin’s heart going into Hamilton was so inspiring and beautiful. If you’re a fan of Hamilton then you really need this book in your life. Plus all of Lin’s footnotes are just great. I love this man.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year 2016?

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Okay I really need to get my act together and read these. Especially Fangirl. I have had Fangirl on my shelf forever and still haven’t read it. Help convince me to read it right now???? JK I know, I know. I am working on it….


Well there you have it! My Mid-Year Freak Out. See any of your favorites on my list too?

I am not tagging anyone specific but if you want to do this tag, please feel free to do so! It’s fun 🙂

What book is your favorite of 2016 so far?? Send me some recs! xxoo

until next time xxxxooooo

Dee

May’s Goodbye Spring Wrap Up

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Wow I can’t believe it is already June and SUMMER TIME. Ugh I hate the summer and I already know I am going to be miserable. 😦

Well May was a pretty good read month for me. I read some pretty amazing books this month and suffered a bit of a book hangover. How I managed to keep pushing through books, I have no idea but at least I avoided a little reading slump!

THE BOOKS

The Raven King | 3 stars

I didn’t really like this as much as I thought I would. I think the hyped killed this series for me and even though I absolutely love the characters, I just found this series okay. As a finale, this book was lacking, in my opinion. I am pretty disappointed.

You can read my review here.

A Thousand Pieces of You |4 stars

I loved this book! I thought it was so much fun and cute to read. I am itching to pick up the sequel. This book was a pleasant surprise and I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, but oh I loved it!

A Darker Shade of Magic | 4 stars

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I am in love with Kell and Prince Rhy is my precious little cupcake! The magic, the different Londons, oh my gosh so much fun!

The Unexpected Everything | 4 stars

So much fun. This book made me giggle and swoon and it’s rainbows and cupcakes.

My full review

A Clash of Kings | 4 stars

So long. So exhausting, but still so good. I think I liked aGoT a little bit more, but I still enjoyed it. I am really loving these audiobooks because Roy Dotrice is just amazing.

A Court of Mist and Fury | 10/5 stars ALL THE STARS

Seriously this is my favorite book of 2016 and it has just set a ridiculous high bar for books to come! SO MUCH RHYS SO MUCH FEYSAND OMG MY HEART IS SWIMMING IN FEELS. You guys seriously need to read this book like yesterday!

Check out my review for more fangirling?

Golden Son |  5 stars

Pierce Brown can do no wrong in my eyes. This book destroyed my heart.

Review

Royal Bond & Royal Obsession by Megan Maldonado | 3 stars ea

These books were fun. I kind of wanted a little bit more from each book but I definitely loved Royal Bond more than Obsession. Thank you to the author for being king and sending these my way.

Royal Bond review | Royal Obsession review

The Crown | 3 stars

Bleh. I am now disappointed. It was way too short for the last book in the series. Everything I wanted to happen happened so I was happy about that, but I just wish it was longer. The more I think about it the more mad I get. The Selection is such a guilty pleasure series for me and even if they aren’t the best of books, I have a ball reading them. I am just happy my choice won! ❤

Review of The Crown

A Gathering of Shadows | 4 stars

Sigh. The most cruel cliffhanger I have read so far this year. Totally thought my book must have been missing pages because that was so abrupt and hmph! Now I can be in pain until February 😥


FAVORITE OF THE MONTH

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Surprise surprise right?
If you follow me on Twitter, you wouldn’t be surprised as I am a little ACOMAF obsessed ❤


Well that’s a wrap on May!

What was your favorite book you read this month??!

Thanks for reading! xxoo

Until next time,

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WWW Wednesday #31 | May 11

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Hi hi! I am here for another WWW Wednesday and reading update!

So without further ado…

THE W’S

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


#ThatsAWrap

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THIS! THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK! *le sigh* it was so gorgeous and wonderful and perfect. Seriously all I want to do is read this book.

No doubt 5 stars! I GIVE ALL THE STARS!!

If you’d like to read my review, check it out here


#CurrentlyReading

theravenking Synopsis:

Nothing living is safe. Nothing dead is to be trusted.

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a lie; and Blue, who loves Gansey…and is certain she is destined to kill him.

Now the endgame has begun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.


#ComingUpNext

30138179 Synopsis:

They are forever…

Sydney Field’s life is a rollercoaster on steroids with one constant—Ryan Edwardson.

Best friends since a projectile crayon incident in kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have stuck it out together through thick and thin, pranks and rants, and anything in between.

One kiss changes everything…

As Sydney does her best to sort through her new found feelings for Ryan and mend what she broke in their friendship, the rollercoaster makes a complete one-eighty, unveiling Ryan’s lifelong secrets.

Thrust into a world chalk full of royalty and kingdoms and wielders, Sydney starts to wonder what’s up or down, right or wrong, reality or fantasy.

In a twist of events, Sydney finds herself enveloped in a world she never knew she belonged to. Friends become enemies, strangers become her survival, and love becomes the ultimate price.

*THIS IS AUTHOR REQUESTED*

What are you reading?! xxoo

Until next time,
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