March wrap up and April TBR

This month I have been in a bit of a reading slump. I just keep picking up books and putting them back down. I have also been in the middle of moving house and it’s been stressing me out and affecting my reading. Despite all this, I managed to read 15 books this month, which I am pleased with. In terms of sticking to my March TBR, I did poorly. I ended up only reading two of my TBR books, which is bad.

Here are the books I read this month: Pictures11.jpgA Drop of Night by stefan Bachmann, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor, Stray by Elissa Sussman, Arranged by Julia Crane, Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas, Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Podium Finish by Beth Pond, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Crewel by Gennifer Albin, Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols.

I wrote reviews for three of these books (I need to get better at writing reviews!!) so feel free to check those out.

White Hot Kiss review

Stray review

Arranged review

How many books did you read in March? 🙂

APRIL TBR

Seeing as how I am still in the middle of moving I have decided to keep my April TBR short and sweet. There are only five books I plan to read this month. Here they are: Pictures12.jpgThe Forbidden Wish , The Great Hunt , The Glittering Court, Tell the Wind and Fire, The Reflections of Queen Snow White.

Tell the Wind and Fire and The Reflections of Queen Snow White are both books I received in exchange for review in the beginning of march and I am already halfway through both of them and liking them. The other three are fairly new releases that I am dying to get to.

What books are on your TBR this month? 🙂

Luna.

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Waiting on the problem with forever

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Goodreads

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Why I’m Waiting

  1. It’s written by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  2. The cover is gorgeous
  3. It sounds like a good story

What are you guys curently waiting on? :)

Luna.

Most anticipated April releases

I have realized that I have to win the lottery in order to buy all the books I want in April because there are just SO many!! Seriously, there are 15 books I NEED this month. 15!!

As I do every month, I have decided to share them all with you so here is my incredible long list of April releases I am eagerly anticipating.


The Glittering Court by Richelle mead The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)Goodreads

This comes out April 5th

I am so excited about this book!


The Rose and the Dagger by Renèe AhdiehThe Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)Goodreads

This comes out April 26th

I loved the wrath and the dawn and can’t wait to see what happens in this book.


The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiThe Star-Touched QueenGoodreads

This comes out April 26th

I think this is a retelling of Persephone and Hades and it sounds interesting.


When we colided by Emery LordWhen We CollidedGoodreads

This comes out April 5th

I have enjoyed all of Emery Lord’s books and hopefully this won’t be an exception.


The Mirror King by Jodi MeadowsThe Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)Goodreads

This comes out April 5th

I can’t wait to read this one seeing as how I loved the Orphan queen.


Heir to the sky by Amanda SunHeir to the SkyGoodreads

This comes out April 26th

This book intrigues me a lot; also, the cover is so pretty.


Love, Lies and spies by Cindy AnsteyLove, Lies and SpiesGoodreads

This comes out April 19th

This sounds like a good historical fiction.


Dreamology by Lucy KeatingDreamologyGoodreads

This comes out April 12th

I love the concept of this one and can’t wait to read it.


A Fierce and subtle poison by Samantha MabryA Fierce and Subtle PoisonGoodreads

This comes out April 12th

This one sounds so different from anything I have read before and I like that.


Down with the shine by Kate Karyus QuinnDown With the ShineGoodreads

This comes out April 26th

This one just sounds like fun.


Forest of ruin by Kelley ArmstrongForest of Ruin (Age of Legends, #3)Goodreads

This comes out April 5th

Kelley Armstrong is an auto buy author for me and this series is so good.


Eleven things i promised by Catherine ClarkEleven Things I PromisedGoodreads

This comes out April 5th

Catherine Clark is another auto buy author for me. Her books are always fun and sweet.


Soldier by Julie KagawaSoldier (Talon, #3)Goodreads

This comes out April 26th

I really like the talon series and am looking forward to read this.


Scarlett Epstein hates it here by Anna BreslawScarlett Epstein Hates It HereGoodreads

This comes out April 19th

This sounds like a fun contemporary.


Once was a time by Leila SalesOnce Was a TimeGoodreads

This comes out April 5th

This is a time travel story so I need it.


Are there any books you are anticipating that I did not mention? Are you excited for any of the books on my list?

Luna.

Arranged by Julia Crane Review

Arranged (Arranged Trilogy Book 1)

Arranged (Arranged book 1) by Julia Crane

Publisher: Valknut Press

Publication date: September 3rd 2015

My rating: 3 stars

Magick’s been restored on earth but it comes at a crippling price. With the planet on the brink of destruction, an unlikely pair must work together to try to bridge together a lifetime of hatred. Will their forbidden romance bring their worlds together or tear them apart?

I received an ARC of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you are looking for a great fantasy story, about fairies this novel is not for you. If you are looking for a light, fun read, on the other hand this book is perfect.

This book is a mix of fantasy and dystopia. It is about Tulupea who is the princess of the dark fairies. The novel begins when she has to go to earth and mate with a human boy in order to help repopulate the planet after the devastating loss of life during the magic wars. Tulupea understands why she has to go but she still feels quite resentful about it, and reluctant about leaving her home and all her friends. When she gets to earth however, she realizes exactly why she had to go because the earth is dying and only fairies whit healing magic can save it. We don’t get a lot of information on the magic wars, but we do get to know that the magic creatures and humans fought about bringing magic to earth and that the war lasted for centuries. Now there is supposed to be peace between the creatures and humans but in reality, there is still a lot of animosity. There is a group dedicated to killing creatures and they are making it hard for the fairies to help.

I find it hard to write a review for this book because if I am being honest it is pretty bad. The characters never really have any issues because everything is so easy for them. Tulupea defeats bad guys whit a single flick of her wrist, she makes herself look perfect with another flick and the guy she likes falls for her the moment their eyes meet. There are many things happening throughout the book but at the same time, it feels like nothing much happens at all. The reason I don’t like writing all this bad stuff about the book is that in spite of it all I really liked it. I can’t quite but my finger on why, but it was just fun reading this book.

I gave this book 3 stars because I liked it despite the lack of character development or depth.

In conclusion, I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for a substantial read because this is not that book. I would however recommend it to people who like fun reads and don’t care too much about depth.

Have any of you read this book? What did you think?

Luna.

 

 

 

 

 

Musing mondays 8

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme created by booksandabeat that asks you to answer one of the following questions as well as a bonus question that changes every week.

Questions:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

Bonus Question:

Make a plea for you’r favorite book.


 

I’m Currently reading…  

Burning Glass (Burning Glass, #1)

 

Burning glass by Kathryn Purdie

I’m about halfway through this book and so far it is ok.

 

 

 


 

Up next I think i’ll read….

A Drop of Night

 

A drop of night by Stefan Bachmann

I am so excited to start this one!

 

 

 


What are your answers to these questions? 🙂

Luna.

 

 

The Desert island book tag

I was tagged by Jackie @fallinlovewiththesoundofwords to do this tag. Thank you for tagging me Jackie! 😀


 

1) Water: a book you simply cannot live withoutHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Goodreads

I guess that this doesn’t really count as one book but my answer is the entire Harry Potter series because I love it so much!! ❤


2) Food: a book that is a close second on your favorites listThrone of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Goodreads

I am apparently terrible at picking one single book because my answer for this question is all the books in the Throne of Glass series. I think this series is awesome and I love all the characters.


3) Shelter: a book that makes you feel at home and safeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Goodreads

I know I already mentioned Harry Potter but for this question, I am specifically talking about Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone. This book is where you are introduced to Hogwarts and magic and every time I read it, I feel incredibly happy.


4) Flare gun: a book that you would recommend to a person who doesn’t read

In all honesty, I would probably recommend Harry Potter to them, but seeing as how I have mentioned that twice already, I will try for a different answer. I guess it would depend on the person. For teens I would say the mortal instruments series, for younger readers I would say Percy Jackson and for adults I honestly have no clue what to recommend.


5) Fire-matches: book that warms your heartAlong for the RideGoodreads

This story is just so heart-warming. It is sweet and light but at the same time it deals with some serious issues.


6) Compass: book that directed you towards your love for readingTwilight (Twilight, #1)Goodreads

I can’t really remember a specific book that made me love reading seeing as how books have just always been a part of my life, so I decided to modify this question and mention the book that started my love for YA. I know Twilight isn’t the best story and I don’t enjoy it anymore, but it was the book that opened my eyes to YA and for that, it will always have a place in my heart.


I will just do what I normally do and tag any of my followers that has not yet done this tag. 😀

Luna.

waiting on the crown’s game

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)

The Crown’s Game

By: Evelyn Skye

Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Goodreads

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love… or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear… the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Why i’m waiting

  1. It revolves around a magical duel.
  2. It is set in a magical Russia.
  3. The cover just sucked me in.

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

Heads upp!

I am going to my family’s cabin for 5 days and won’t be posting anything because of the lack of internet.  I will see you in 5 days! 😀 😀

Musing mondays 7

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme created by booksandabeat that asks you to answer one of the following questions as well as a bonus question that changes every week.

Questions:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

Bonus Question:

Have you ever read a book after watching the movie/television version only to find that you don’t like the book as much as the adaptation?


 

I can’t wait to get a copy of…  

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

 

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas.

This is the fifth book in the throne of glass series and I seriously need it right now!! I am so, so, so excited, like REALLY excited!!!

Unfortunately, I have to wait until September. 😦 😦

If you want to read the synopsis head to Goodreads.

 

 

 

 

Have you ever read a book after watching the movie/television version only to find that you don’t like the book as much as the adaptation?

Yes! I watched vampire diaries on TV before I even knew it was based off a book series. I loved the show, but only found the books to be ok when I picked them up.


 

What are your answers to these questions? 🙂

Luna.

Book haul March

This month I have not been able to purchase any physical books because I am in the middle of moving and currently living out of my suitcase in different houses. I have however purchased quite a few Kindle books and figured I would show them to you.


For review

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I received The Reflections of Queen Snow White from the author David Meredith in exchange for a review. I plan on reading it during Easter and posting my review right after. Tell the wind and fire by sarah Rees Brennan and Arranged by Julia Crane are from netgalley, and I will be reading those during Easter as well.

Free from Amazon kindle store

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I usually buy way too many free kindle books and end up not reading them. This month I manged to contain myself and only got four. The changelings by Elle Casey, Hidden deep by Amy Patrick, Underneath by Heather Marie Adkins and Katie’s hellion by Lizzy Ford. They all sound interesting and I am looking forward to reading them.

Bought from amazon kindle storePictures10.jpg

I bought six books this month. Into the dim by Janet B. Taylor, Burning glass by Kathryn Purdie and A drop of night by Stefan Bachmann are all new releases that I am super excited about, while The naturals and Killer instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes are books I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I bought the last book, Burn by Elissa Sussman because I just needed it after finishing the first book in the series; Stray.


In total, I have acquired 13 books so far this month, which is quite a few. I won’t say I’m not going to purchase any more books in March, because I might. ^_^

How many books have you guys bought this month? Have you bought any of the books I did? 🙂

Luna.