Mid-Month Check In June 2018

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome to another mid-month check in! I almost forgot to do it this time but luckily I remembered! Gonna keep the introduction short because I’m working on a million things today and don’t want to waste too much time. So without further ado here’s what’s going on in my bookish life lately!

Currently reading

I’m once again way too busy too focus on reading too much so I’m not having the best reading month, but I’m currently reading two books! The first one is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which I’ve been trying to finish for at least a week. I say trying because I always end up being interrupted somehow which is a shame because I’m absolutely loving the book! Other than Simon, I’ve also started Beyond a Darkened Shore which I’m super excited about! I mean Vikings and magic! What else to ask for?

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Mid-Month Check In May 2018

Happy Tuesday everyone! We’re halfway through the month which means each time for another check in! I really enjoy doing them and they’re fairly easy to type which is perfect seeing as I rarely have time to blog properly! Hoping to change that soon because I have so many awesome ideas for blog posts but for now a check in it is!

Currently Reading

This month I decided to be a multi reader and am currently reading three books! Yes three! I totally blame this on the fact that I’m a mood reader and feel inspired to read random books all the time but I’ve also set a TBR for this month so I’m trying to balance both! Now to get to the actual books! I’m almost finished with Furyborn (I’m reading an ARC I got in a Fairyloot box and am determined to finish it before the book comes out on the 22nd so I can write a review for it too!), I’m halfway through Blackhearts (my pirate obsession is still going strong) and I just started Caraval like… literally an hour ago. Why? Because I figured it’s time for me to finally read it now that Legendary is almost out and because I finally watched The Greatest Showman last night and am currently obsessed with anything that has to do with the circus and men wearing top hats! So I figured Caraval is the perfect book to feed the obsession!

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Most Anticipated Releases of May 2018

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic day full of sun, joy and relaxation! April is coming to the end (another month that went by way too fast!) so it’s once again time for me to share my most anticipated book releases for the month of May! I’m sure you’ve guessed some of these already, but let’s get to the actual list!

A Court of Frost and Starlight

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The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

Expected publication: May 1st

My thoughts: It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that this book is one of my most anticipated May releases and that it’s also on the top of the list! You all know how much love I have for Rhysand, don’t you? Aside from Will Herondale (Will has always been the one) he’s probably my number one book boyfriend and I know that that’s also the case for many of you out there! I mean he’s truly swoon worthy, isn’t he? I remember my exact reaction when I found out Sarah was writing this book and my reaction to its release in only two days from now is pretty much the same! You guessed it, there was a lot of fangirling involved! But how can I say no to more Night Court adventures with all my favorite characters? Though I have a small confession to make and that confession is that I haven’t read ACOWAR yet. But it’s definitely going to happen this month, I promise you!

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Mid-Month Check In April 2018

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m interrupting my daily nap schedule (just kidding, I don’t do naps, I simply procrastinate on the couch!) to bring you another monthly check in! I forgot to do this last month (apparently March turned into a black hole that swallowed any motivation I had to blog) but I was determined not to forget this time because these monthly updates are really fun to write! So without further ado, here’s how this month has been going for me!

Currently Reading

April has been a pretty relaxing month for me because of Easter holidays which means I had more days off work than usual. Because of that I also managed to do more reading than I usually do which I’m really happy about! Right now, I’m reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I am completely hooked! I really wanted to read more historical fiction this year and novels set during World War II have always interested me so I’m really excited to be finally reading the Nightingale! I’m only halfway through and I’m already sure it’s going to be a five star read for me! Apart from reading The Nightingale, I’m also rereading Legend by Marie Lu for the O.W.L.s readathon which I’m participating in this month (more on that later). It’s been way too long since I read this trilogy and since it has always been one of my favorites, I decided it was finally time for a reread!

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A Year of Owlcrate Awesomeness

Happy Monday everyone! As promised I’m back today with another post! This one is a special one so I’m pretty excited to share it with you and as you might have already guessed, it’s all about my favorite subscription box which is of course Owlcrate! Exactly a year ago from today, on April 2nd 2017, I woke up to a direct message on Instagram letting me know that I had been chosen as an Owlcrate rep! And you may call it an exaggeration but this box has been making me happy ever since!

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If you know me even a little, then you know how much I love subscription boxes! I just love the idea of getting a box full of bookish surprises every month and opening up these boxes for the first time can be super thrilling, especially when you have no idea what you’re going to find inside!

Before being chosen as a rep, I had bought two Owlcrate boxes for myself and had loved both of them but I had been a huge fan of Owlcrate long before that! So being able to rep for them was truly a dream come true! And when they asked me to stay on for a longer time when my first rep term came to an end I could only say yes because seriously? Who would say no to repping for something as awesome as Owlcrate? And again, you might call it an exaggeration, but getting my Owlcrate is easily one of the best parts of every month and seeing it on my front porch never fails to put a smile on my face and make for an awesome day!

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Most Anticipated Releases of April 2018

Happy Sunday and happy 1st of April everyone! Spring is here for good and I couldn’t be happier about it especially since I won’t have to work as much this month because of Easter holidays which means I’ll have more time to write, read and procrastinate! I have no joke for you today but I do have a small blog post and it’s all about my most anticipated YA releases of this month! I sadly forgot to do a blog post for my most anticipated March releases (which is a shame because so many amazing books came out last month) but I was determined not to forget this time! So here are the four books that I’m most excited about this month!

Ace of Shades

30238163Goodreads summary:

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

Expected publication: April 10th

A book that is promising dark mysteries, secrets hiding in the shadows and morally grey characters? Yes please! This one keeps being compared to Six of Crows and as you all know I absolutely loved Six of Crows so of course I have to give it a shot! I only hope I won’t be disappointed because let’s face it: Leigh Bardugo has set the bar really high with complicated young criminals and impossible heists so I’m not very confident I will find Levi as incredible as I found Kaz and the rest of the Dregs. Still really excited about this though and I can’t wait to read it and find out if it’s going to prove me wrong!

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Bookstagram Tips and Tricks

Hello and happy 1st day of Spring! I know I disappeared again the past few weeks (I’ve once again been super busy) but the sun is shining outside today and I’m in a rather good mood so I’m finally back with a new blog post! And this one is all about bookstagram! I’ve had so many people ask me for advice on how to start a bookstagram or how to improve their accounts and photography so I figured it would be a good idea to write a blog post and give you all some tips on bookstagramming! Keep in mind that I’m in no way an expert, nor do I consider myself one, but I’ve been a bookstagrammer for almost three years now so I’ve a learned a thing or two! 🙂

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Getting Started

Theme

The first thing you need to establish before you start your bookstagram is your theme. Not all your photos have to look the same but it’s nice to have some consistency and the easiest way to achieve that is through editing. Editing is a bookstagrammer’s best friend. You might wanna take a photo outside but also take a photo on your shelves. You know that they’re going to be completely different but editing them the same way or adding the same filter can go a long way into making them match! I personally love seeing bookstagram feeds that have a certain style or theme and always find them more aesthetically pleasing!

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Mid-month Check In February 2018

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Hope you’re all having a very relaxing day! We’re a little over halfway through the month, which means it’s time for another mid-month check in! I’ve decided to make those a regular thing because I have so much fun writing them! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this month!

Currently Reading

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I’m almost finished with The Cruel Prince and I’ve really enjoyed it so far, even though I have to admit I found it a bit slow for my taste. Still, Holly Black’s fairie world is fascinating and I had so much fun reading about all the different aspects of it! I’m hoping to finish this one tonight because it’s taken me longer to read than I was planning to and hopefully I will be able to write a review too!

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Most Anticipated Releases of February 2018

Happy 1st of February everyone! Can you believe January is already over? It was a so so month for me because I was super busy with college exams but I’m looking forward to them ending next week so I can finally devote myself to reading! I’m determined to make February a successful reading month and there are a few February releases that I’m hoping will help me with that! So here’s a small list of the books coming out this month that I’m most excited about!

Shadowsong

30694168Goodreads summary:

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. 

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

Expected publication: February 6th

I have to admit that I haven’t read Wintersong yet. I didn’t manage to get to it last year and since I wanted to read it in winter I decided to wait for this year. But since its sequel is coming out this month, I figured this is the best opportunity for me to get to it and if I do read it, it will also give me the perfect excuse to buy a copy of Shadowsong! Though let’s face it, I’ll probably buy it either way! I need that book on my shelves! We all have to admit it has such a stunning cover!

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Most Anticipated Releases of January 2018

Hello lovelies! It’s Fri-yay today which means relaxing day so I figured it was as good a time as any to finally write this blog post! I say finally because I’ve been planning to post it since last week but alas! Life (a.k.a college exams) got in the way! So here we are today! I was originally going to do a post about all of my most anticipated releases of 2018 but since there are way too many amazing books coming out this year to all fit in one blog post, I decided to feature them separately each month!

The Cruel Prince

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Expected publication: January 2nd

One of my most anticipated releases of  this year! I’ve wanted this book ever since it was announced (I was immediately sold on the whole Fairie Prince thing) and I’m super excited to read it! Technically it’s already out but I don’t have my copy yet so I’m still waiting for it! And I think it’s safe to say I will start it as soon as I get my hands on it!

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