August wrap up

It’s that time of the month again. The time for a wrap up. This month has been a great reading month for me. I have however been sick and busy whit work, which means I couldn’t read as much as I wanted and even though the books I read were great it was hard to get through them because you know I had a fever. That’s why I had to degrade this month from awesome to great. Anyways Lets move I read ten books this month and all of them were 5 or 4 star reads which I guess makes this an awesome reading month. On to the actual books, I read this month.


Pictures56And I Darken by Kiersten White

This book was amazing and I loved it. It is a retelling of Vlad the impailer, only its gender flipped so that Vlad is actually a girl named Lada. I gave it five stars and if you want to know more, I have a review.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

This book was just WOW. I loved the writing style, the characters and the story. It is about a girl named Mia who is an assassin. She wants to go to the red church, which trains assassins so that she can get revenge on the people that killed her family. The red church may be a school but this is nothing like Hogwarts, this is a school where the teachers give you tasks that may kill you, and all your classmates are all trained killers. It was awesome! There is also magic elements in this story and boy were they fantastic. I gave this 5 stars and it is definitely on my top 10 reads of this year list.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This was another amazing story. I loved how the whole monster thing worked and the characters were great. I also really enjoyed the lack of romance in this book. It was refreshing. I gave this one 5 stars as well.


Pictures59Ruined by Amy Tintera

This book was full of magic and intrigue and I loved it. It was about a girl who impersonates a princess in order to marry the prince of the family that killed her parents and is hunting her people. She is planning to kill this family to get revenge but she develops some feelings for her husband which making her question the plan. It was a captivating story and I gave it 5 stars.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows.

So this book is co-written by two of my favourite authors and a third one that I have been meaning to read a book by so I had to buy it. It was a fun book that used lot of humour and mixed magic into history. The way they did it made it fun but not totally farfetched. It was great and I gave it 5 stars. Are you noticing a theme yet?

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

This is the second book in the miss peregrine’s peculiar children trilogy, and it was just as good as the first book, maybe even better. It picks up right where the first book ended and from that point on it is a crazy ride full of adventure and peculiarity. Can you guess how many stars I gave it? That’s right 5!


Pictures60.jpgThe Fixer and The Long Game By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I found myself being in the mood for a mystery type thing after all the fantasy I read and The fixer sounded perfect. It is a political series about Tess who has to move to D.C to live with her sister who happens to be the most famous Fixer there. What is a fixer you ask? It is a person that fixes things for important people, covers up scandals, makes problems go away etc. Tess does something for one of her classmates and before she knows it, the entire school is coming to her with their problems, because they think she is a fixer like her sister. Both books had lots of action and an intriguing mystery and I really enjoyed them both. I gave them 4.5 stars.

The Conspiracy of Us and Map of Fates by Maggie Hall

This series by Maggie Hall is also full of mystery and intrigue. It is about Avery that finds out that her family is part of an ancient society containing some of the most influential people of the world. Like that isn’t enough of a shock it turns out she is part of a prophecy that the circle believes is the key to defeating their enemies the Order and if they realise who she is they would all want to use her. Then it turns out that the order has kidnapped someone she cares about and in order to save him she has to follow a bunch of clues he left her around the world. So far, I am really enjoying the story and I will definitely be picking up book three when it is released. I gave both of these books 4 stars.


That concludes my wrap up for august. If any of you have a wrap up feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can check it out. 😀  What did you guys read this month? Any of the books I did? 😀

Luna.

 

 

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A late June wrap up

Remember that blogging and reading slump I talked about in my may wrap up? Well it’s still here…

This month I haven’t made a single blog post and I only read five books and one graphic novel. The main reason for this is the fact that I have been super busy at work and not had any energy or time for blogging and reading. I am so thankful that all of you guys are still following me and I will hopefully do better this month.


the books I read

Pictures52The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

This book has been on my TBR forever and has a lot of hype surrounding it. I was almost afraid of reading it because it had so much hype but I finally did, and I am happy to say that I liked it. It didn’t blow me away or anything but it was a good book and I enjoyed it enough to give it 4.5 stars.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

This book was weird. It had weird language that put me off a little bit. I enjoyed the story though and gave it 3,5 stars.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

I kept putting this book of for so long because I was so sure I would dislike it. The reason is the fact that I did not enjoy the Grisha trilogy and thought that since this takes place in the same world I would dislike this as well. I was wrong! This book was great and I loved it. I gave it 5 stars.

Pictures53.jpgThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

I have loved every single one of Morgan Matson’s books and this was no exception. It was cute, fun and full of great relationships. I gave it 5 stars.

The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith.

This book is about a girl who is raped and it was heart breaking. It was so emotional and raw. It was a good book about a terrible thing and I gave it 4.5 stars.

Zodiac Starforce: By the power of Astra by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau.

This is a graphic novel about a group of teen girls with magical powers that fight monsters and I really enjoyed it. The graphics and the story was great and I gave it 4.5 stars.


That concludes my shortest wrap up so far this year and I am crossing my fingers that July is a better blogging and reading month for me.

I would love to see all of your wrap-ups so if you have one leave a link in the comments so I can check it out. 🙂

Luna.

 

 

May wrap up

This month I have been in an incredible slump. Not just when it comes to reading but also blogging. I honestly thought getting in a blogging slump would never happen to me but sadly, it did. I have just been so incredibly busy this month and have lacked motivation to blog. I have also been feeling like I can’t write at all and that everything I post is crap, so I figured I probably shouldn’t write while feeling like that. Hopefully this wrap up will be the end of my slump but I can’t promise anything seeing as how I just started my summer job at the library (so awesome) and will be quite busy there.

I did read 10 books and 2 graphic novels before the slump kicked and ruined everything. My slump is actually so bad that even being at the library, surrounded by YA books all day can’t snap me out of it. I mean when you can’t find one single book you want to read at the library it is BAD!

Anyways I’ll stop complaining now and share the books I did read with you guys. Pictures48.jpgA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas . I absolutely loved this book. It was amazing! It was such an improvement over book one and I just loved every part of it. The night court was amazing and I ended up liking Rhysand, which I didn’t think, would happen because I really disliked him in ACOTAR. Did I mention I loved it? I DID!! I gave this book 5++ stars.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown. This is the second book in the Red Rising trilogy and although I liked it a lot it did not quite meet my expectations. I loved Red Rising so much and I just did not like this book quite as much. This was still an awesome book though and I will definitely read book three really soon. I gave this book 4,5 stars.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead . This book has been getting a lot of hate lately and I can definitely see why because it had some big Problems. Like the plot holes and weird fantasy countries that are obviously supposed to be England and America. I have to admit that I really liked this book though. It was just a fun read when overlooking the faults and I will probably (definitely) buy the companion novels. I gave this book 4 stars.

Pictures49.jpgWhen We Collided by Emery Lord. This book was part cute summer romance and part girl dealing with mental illness. I really liked that this book did not do the typical all it takes for the mental illness to get better is to fall in love trope but instead showed that even if everything is going great the illness is still there. I gave this book 4 stars.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver. Lauren Oliver’s books tend to be a hit or miss for me and sadly, this one was a miss. It’s not that it was a bad story or badly written, it just didn’t grab me. I did not feel invested in the characters or the story. I gave this book 3 stars.

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. This book is one that EVERYBODY seems to love. I have heard so many amazing things about it and my expectations were sky high. I am happy to say I was not disappointed. This book was beautifully written and I really enjoyed it. I may not have loved it quite as much as most people seem to but I did like it A LOT! I gave This book 4.5 stars.

Pictures50Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This is another one of those super popular and hyped books. I mean there is even a movie adaptation of this one that’s hoe popular it is. I went into this with high expectations and although the whole mystery was not as shocking as I expected it to be, it was still an awesome book that is really well written. I gave this book 4.5 stars and I can’t wait to see the movie.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. This book was Hilarious. I laughed so much while reading it and even just thinking back to some of the crazy things that happened in this book makes me crack up. On the surface, this book is about beauty queens that is stranded on a deserted island and has to survive, but really, it is mocking the ridiculous beauty standards in todays society. It was just amazing, unique and really funny. I gave it 5 stars.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This book was not for me. I really disliked all the protagonists and honestly did not care what happened to them at all. I gave this book 2 stars.

Pictures51.jpgThe Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I finally did it, I continued on with the Percy Jackson series. This book was just as good as the first one and I really liked it. I gave it 4.5 stars and hopefully it won’t take me a year to get to book three.

Grimm Fairy Tales Vol 1 by Ralph Tedesco and joe Tyler. I’m not sure if this is a comic or a graphic novel but it was shelved the most times as a graphic novel so I’m going with that. This is the first graphic novel I have read in years and it reminded me how much I enjoy them. I really enjoyed the stories and the art was gorgeous. I gave it 4.5 stars.

Rat Queens Vol 1: Sass and sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. I have been seeing this a lot on booktube lately and decided to try it. It was a fun read and I liked the illustrations a lot and will definitely be picking up vol 2 soon. I gave it 4 stars.

That concludes my may wrap up and I must say I feel like I read some great books this month. What did you guys read in May? Any of the books I did? I would love to know!:)

Luna.

 

 

 

May TBR

This month I have decided to participate in the May book pool hosted by the goodreads group crazy for young adult books. The book pool works by everyone participating contributing three YA books to the pool and whoever reads the most books win. You don’t get a price or anything but it’s fun. Most of my TBR books for May are from this pool but some are not. If you want more information about the book pool click here.

Here is my TBR: Pictures35Wicked lovely by Melissa Maar . This book is part of the book pool so maybe this will be the month I finally move past book two in this series.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown . I read Red Rising in April and I loved it so much I added book two to the book pool myself.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown . When I borrowed Golden Son from the library and saw that they had this one as well, I just had to borrow it. Turns out this was a good decision since someone has now added it to the book pool.


Pictures36.jpgDorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige . This is one of those books that I really want to read but never seem to get to. Hopefully I will this month seeing as how it is in the book pool.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. This book has been on my TBR for ages and I need to read it. It is also in the book pool so I will get a point for reading it.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. I’m not going to lie I mostly want to read this because of the cover and because it’s in the book pool.


Pictures37.jpgCarry On by Rainbow Rowell. I am a bit hesitant about this book but I have enjoyed Rainbow Rowell’s previous books so I will give it a chance. It is also in the book pool so I will get a point for it.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. This book is my most anticipated May release and I am so excited to read it. It is in the book pool to which is a bonus.

The Rose & The Dagger by Renèe Ahdieh. This book was one of my most anticipated April releases and I actually entered this into the book pool myself.


Pictures38.jpgWhen We Collided by Emery Lord. This book was also one of my most anticipated April releases and I can’t wait to read it. The fact that it is in the Book pool is a bonus.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver . This book was my last contribution to the book pool and I want to read it because it sounds really intriguing and good. I am nervous though because Lauren Oliver’s books tend to be a hit or miss for me, hopefully this one is a hit.

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales. I started reading this book months ago and never finished it because other books distracted me. When I saw it in the book pool, it reminded me of the fact that I want to finish it so that’s what I’ll do.


Pictures39.jpgThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I love Morgan Matson’s books and I am pretty sure this one won’t be an exception. It just sound super cute and fun and I can’t wait to read it.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. I picked this one up on a whim when I saw it at the library. It looked beautiful and sounded intriguing so I figured I would read it.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. I am currently on page 98 of this book and so far, I am enjoying it.


There are a lot more books in the book pool that I want to read this month but these 15 are the ones I’m prioritising. I don’t know if I will get to all of them because I am moving into a new apartment this month and that will probably take up a lot of my time, but I can always hope.

What are you planing on reading in May?

Luna.

 

 

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.

February wrap up and March tbr

February is ending so it’s time for my wrap up. This month I lowered my goodreads goal from 350 to 300 so that I don’t feel stressed about it, and am now right on track to achieving it.

I read 21 books this month, which I feel pleased about. I read 10 of the 15 books I had on my February TBR and seeing as how I usually don’t stick to my TBR at all, I feel good about that. Like last month, I have decided not to go into details about the books and instead just link their goodreads page.

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Spirit bound, Blood promise, Last sacrifice, Assassin’s heart, Revenge and the wild, Bloodlines, The golden lily, The indigo spell, Along for the ride, Something like fate, Proof of forever, Jesse’s girl, Rebel of the sands, Alienated, Pull, The dark days club, The shadow queen, Wolf by wolf, Reign of shadows, Starflight.

I wrote reviews for three of them so feel free to check those out. 🙂

Reign of shadows

Assassin’s heart

Wolf by Wolf

That concludes my wrap up. How many books did you guys read this month? Did you read any of the books I did?

March TBR

I have 11 books on my TBR this month, but I suspect I will read a lot more because Easter is coming up.

Here they are:

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The lifeboat clique, Invaded, The forbidden wish, Firstlife, A monster calls, Illuminae, The great hunt, Rebel spring, A drop of night, Into the dim, Burning glass.

That concludes my February TBR. Are any of these books on your TBR?

Luna.

January wrap up and February tbr

January is coming to a close, which means it’s time for my first wrap up. This month has shown me that my goodreads goal of 350 books might be too much seeing as how I am already behind, but I will give it another month to see if I can catch up.

Despite falling behind on my goodreads goal January has been a good reading month for me. I have read 20 books this month. I have decided not to go into detail about the books and instead just link their goodreads page.

Here they areUten navn.pngFrom the left: Passenger, The Impostor Queen, Truthwitch , Falling Kingdoms, The chaos of stars, Harry Potter 1, Sword and Verse, Love and Other Foreign Words, This is where it ends, Need, Thief of lies, Legacy, Night school, What we saw, Shadow kiss, An ember in the ashes , The isle of the lost , Maybe Someday.

Out of these 20 books, I have written reviews for five so feel free to check those out. 🙂

The impostor queen review

Truthwitch review

Passenger review

Thief of lies review

Night school review

That concludes my wrap up. How many books did you guys read this month? Did you read any of the books I did?

February TBR.

I have 15 books on my February TBR, and I really hope I get to all of them this month!

Here they arePictures4.jpgFrom the left: Starflight, Beautiful broken things, Curio, Unhooked, Assassin’s heart, The sadow queen, Revenge and the wild, Reign of shadows , The girl from everywhere, The dark days club , RidersWolf by Wolf , Alienated, The love that split the world, Pull.

That concludes my February TBR. Are any of these books on your TBR?

Luna.