And the winner is…

 

So it’s time to reveal the winner of my giveaway! And the person that was lucky enough to get drawn out of the hat (there was no real hat btw) is Lois @My Midnight Musing! Congratulations Lois! 😀 To claim your price send an E-mail to lunireads@outlook.com containing your full name, address, zip code and country. OH and the two books you want of course. 😀Bilderesultat for you won pictures

To all the rest of you I’m sorry you didn’t win. I wish I could give you all books but sadly I don’t have that much money. 😦  All I can say is I appreciate all of you and may luck be with you in future giveaways!

Love Luna!

P.S Concrats again Lois! 😀

Giveaway!

I have decided to host a giveaway because I recently reached 200 followers and wanted a way to thank all of you, and figured a giveaway would be perfect! 😀

The winner of this giveaway gets to choose two books from the list below. In addition, you will also get a surprise item.


The Books Pictures55.jpgP.S I like you by kasie west.

Wanderlost by Jen Malone.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. Pictures56.jpgAnd I Darken by Kiersten White.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Pictures57.jpgThe Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.


How to enter:

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is follow my blog (If you don’t already follow me) and like this post. I will draw a winner at random on August the 30’th and announce it on my blog.


Guidelines:

  • I am hosting this giveaway to thank my followers so you need to follow my blog to enter.
  • You have to be 18 or have parental consent to give me your full name and address in order to enter.
  • This giveaway is international ass long as Bookdepository ships to your country.
  • If your country demands any additional taxes or fees you will have to pay that yourself.
  • After you get your confirmation E-mail from bookdepository they become responsible for getting your package to you safely and in case something happens you’ll have to contact them not me.

That was all the Info and I wish you all the best of luck! 😀

Luna.

 

 

The Wine book tag

I was tagged by Lois@ mymidnightmusing to do this tag. You should check out her blog. 🙂 It is somewhat ironic that I’m doing this tag seeing as how I don’t like wine but I don’t think liking wine is a requirement. (At least I hope not!!)


Box Wine – a book that people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!

Atlantia

 

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

This book gets a lot of hate on booktube and has many bad reviews but I liked it!


Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.

Just Listen

 

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.

This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong.

Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

This book was just so perfectly written and there was nothing unnecessary in there.


 

Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintry read.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

 

Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

I don’t know how spicy this book really is but it’s definitely wintery!


Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down!

Vicious (Vicious, #1)

 

Vicious by V.E Schwab

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

This book is about a villain fighting a worse villain and it is dark, brutal and super addictive.


Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

 

Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Even with all the hype about how amazing this book is I expected to dislike it. It just did not sound like my thing, but I ended up loving it. It was just amazing.


Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super-zesty?

Caribbean Cruising

 

Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.

Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.

But her to-do list isn’t going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it’s impossible to have a fling-when you’re actually falling in love.

 

This book is just super fun and it totally made me wish I were on a cruise in the Caribbean.


Rose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.

Revenge and the Wild

 

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

This book has so many elements that really should not work together but somehow do. It is super unique and weird (in a good way) and I really liked it.


Shiraz – A full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

 

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

I just finished this book yesterday and it was so AMAZING! Just prefect and juicy and dark and all things good.


Merlot – a smooth easy read with a soft finish.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

 

Amy & Roger’s epic detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

 

This book is super fun, easy to read and low on drama.


Champagne – Your Favourite Book.

The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.


I tag anyone that wants to do this tag! 🙂

Luna.

 

My unfinished series part 2

I recently did a post about my unfinished series. Since then I have remembered a lot more series I have not yet read. In my last post I only included completed series but in this one I have decided to include unfinished once that I’m not caught up on yet. I hope you enjoy seeing how awful I am at finishing series and that maybe it makes you feel better about your own huge TBR piles.

The Diviners series by Libba BrayPictures40This series sounds interesting and somewhat scary, which is probably why I have yet to pick it up. I have a very low tolerance for ghosts; they scare the shit out of me. I do really want to read this series though because it takes place in the 20s in New York and has flappers and all that good stuff. This series is not completed yet and it looks like there will be two more books although there is no info about when these will arrive or what they will be called

The Remnant Chronicles Trilogy by Mary E. PearsonPictures42.jpgI read the first book in this series when it was released in 2014 and absolutely loved it. Then for some reason I never got around to picking up the second book and now it is almost time for the third book to be released. I have decided to wait until the third book is out and them marathon the entire trilogy because I don’t really remember much from the first book anymore. The third book comes out August the 2nd for those of you wondering.

The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead Pictures43.jpgI have read four books in this series and plan to read the last two soon. I have no idea why but Richelle Mead series take me ages to finish, not because I don’t like them but because I just can’t marathon them for some reason. I did really enjoy the first four books in this series though. 

The Graceling Realm series by Kristin CashorePictures44.jpgI started reading Graceling about a year ago and then I got distracted by other books and completely forgot about it. I really did like what little I read and I hope to pick this series back up soon.

Snow like Ashes Trilogy by Sara RaaschPictures45.jpgThis is another series where I read the first book when it came out and never got around to reading book two. I have decided to just wait to read it until after September 20th when book three is published so I can just marathon book two and three.

The Malediction trilogy by Danielle L. JensenPictures46.jpgYet another series where I read the first book and then never got around to picking up the second. That really seems to happen a lot! I really liked the first book in this trilogy and I hope I can get around to finishing it soon. 

The 5th Wave Trilogy by Rick YanceyPictures47.jpgThe last book in this trilogy is being published this month and I have yet to start book one. This series has so much hype and the first book has even been made into a movie so yeah I need to get to it. I do plan to read the 5th wave this month and if I like it, I’ll probably read the infinite sea as well.


I’m sure that there is still a ton of series that I’m forgetting but for now, these are the ones I can think of. I would love to know which of these you have finished or are caught up on, and what you thought of them. I would also love to know which series you haven’t finished yet so comment and let me know! 🙂

 

Luna.

The Book Sacrifice Tag

I was tagged by Vivian @ Inked in pages to do this fun tag! Thank you for tagging me! 😀

If you click on the book covers, they will transport you to goodreads where you can learn more about them.

An over-hyped book

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone seems to love this book but personally, I found it a bit boring. It is also a pretty big book so it would hurt the zombies.

A sequel

Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

   Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like divergent but Insurgent was a letdown. I would feel bad about using any book as an umbrella but at least I would not miss this one.

A Classic

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing? 

I have only read a few classics and I liked all of them so I really don’t have an answer for this.

A Least Favourite Book

Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting? Immortal (Immortal, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book was so full of stupid and instalove and I really disliked it. It would still feel bad to burn a book but I would not miss this one.

I tag:

Heather @ thesassygeek

Samantha @ mybooksense

Fadwa @ wordwoonders

And anyone else that wants to do this! 🙂

Luna.

 

 

 

 

My unfinished series

I don’t know about all of you but personally, I am horrible at finishing series. The reason is that I have a tendency to wait too long to pick up the next book and feel like I need to reread the entire thing in order to continue. Then there are the series that I really want to read but never seem to get around to, either because they are so incredibly long or because there are some other book I would rather read. This has led to there being quite a few completed series that I have yet to finish and I figured I would share them with you and see if anyone else has this problem! 🙂

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra clarePictures20.jpgI read the first three book about five years ago and have been meaning to complete the series for years now. I have recently started book four so I will hopefully be caught up on this series soon.

The winner’s trilogy by Marie RutkoskiPictures21.jpgI read the first book in this series when it came out and absolutely loved it! Then I waited so long to read the second book that I now feel like I need to reread the first book and I just don’t have the time.

Rebel Belle trilogy by Rachel HawkinsPictures22.jpgI have not yet started this series and I honestly have no idea why! I absolutely loved the hex hall series and was so, so eager to read Rebel Belle when it came out, and yet here I am two years later and I still haven’t read it.

Percy Jacson and the Olympians series by Rick RiordanPictures23.jpgThis is one of my more shameful ones, because you know Percy Jackson is popular and well known. I did read the first book and then for some reason I just never picked up the second one. I swear I will soon though!

Wicked Lovely series by Melissa MaarPictures24.jpgI have a complicated relationship with this series. I have read book one and half of book two three times. It’s like I have this block in my mind that somehow activates halfway through book two, making me put it down for so long that I have to start all over again. I hope that next time I will get through the entire series.

Red Rising trilogy by Pierce BrownPictures25.jpgI just read book one in this trilogy and loved it. I have no idea why it has taken me so long to pick this trilogy up because it is amazing. Actually, I do know why… I was convinced that I would not like it, silly me!

The Raven Cycle quartet by Maggie StiefvaterPictures26.jpgI have heard so many amazing things about this series and people are constantly telling me to read it so I will read them this year!


There are probably more series I haven’t read yet but at this moment I can’t think of any. I would love to know which series you have yet to complete so coment and let me know or if you have a similar post leave a link so I can check it out. 🙂

Luna.

Burn, Rewrite or Reread book tag

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

Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or five).

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Burn: Finding Paris by Joy Preble. I liked this book a lot but compared to the other two this one would sadly have to burn.

Rewrite: Reign of Shadows by Shopie Jordan. I loved this book but there were some parts that could be improved by a rewrite.

Reread: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This book was so good and doesn’t need to change so I had to put it on reread.

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Burn: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake. I did not like this book much so this was an easy choice.

Rewrite: Looking for Alaska by John Green. It was hard for me to choose which book to rewrite because I don’t feel like any of them need it, but I settled for looking for Alaska because I really want to Reread Need.

Reread: Need by Carrie Jones. This book was one of my favourites when I was 14 and it would be fun to reread it and see if I still love it.

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 Burn: Rumors by Anna Godbersen. I only thought this book was ok when I read it so it will have to burn.

Rewrite: Paperweight by Meg Haston. I’m going to rewrite this because I want to reread Uglies.

Reread: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I remember that I really liked this one and I would like to reread it to see if I still do.


I Tag:

Nathasya @ Sweaterweatherxo

Ashley @ constantlywithabook

Ashwaq Alharbi @ silentseasons

And anyone else that wants to do this tag! 😀

Luna.

The bff tag

I was tagged to do this tag by ozbooksnail. Thank you so much for tagging me! 😀

1 A Pair/Group of Book BFFs That You Loveharry potterHarry, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

These three have such a great friendship and I love them all so much.

2 Childhood Bestie: Which Book Character Would You Have Liked to Grow Up With?Pictures13.jpgLara Jean from the To all the boys I’ve loved before duology by Jenny Han. 

I feel like Lara Jean would be an awesome person to grow up with, not just, because she seems like a good friend but also because I would get to be a part of her amazing family.

3 Frenemy: Which Book Character Would Bring out Your Competitive Side?Pictures14.jpgRose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

Rose is the best dampir her age and I feel like I would constantly try to best her if I went to St. Vladimir

4 Fashion Guru: Who Would Be the Bestie Whose Closet You’d Want to Raid or You Would Want to Go On a Shopping Spree With?Pictures15.jpgIsabelle Lightwood from the mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare

I would love to raid Isabelle’s closet because I feel like she has many awesome clothes in there.

5 The Bad Influence: Which Character Would You Want to Commit a Small Act of Rebellion With?Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. 

If I had Celaena by my side, I feel like we wouldn’t be caught and even if we did she would just knock out or kill however discovered us because she is badass.

6 Blood Brothers: Which Character Would You Want to Be Your Surrogate Big Brother/Sister?Poison Study (Study, #1)Valek from The Poison study series by Maria V. Snyder

I would love to be Valek’s sister. He is so cool and badass and would do anything for the people he cares about.

7 Mother Hen: Which Character Would You Want to  Be By Your Side When You’re Having a Bad Day to Cheer You Up?Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. 

Fred and George are super funny and would be able to cheer me up quickly.

8 The Counsellor: Which Character Would You Go to For Relationship Advice or Confide a Secret To?Along for the RideHeidi West from Along for the ride by Sarah Dessen.

Heidi is a nice person and she seems easy to talk to. If I told her a secret, I would be confident she would keep it.

9 More Than Friends: Who Would Be Your Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

I don’t really have any book boyfriends but if I had to choose, I would pick Roth from White hot kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout because he is hot.


I tag: Anyone that wants to do this tag. 😀

Luna.

Real neat blogger award

I was nominated for this award by Giovanna @Bookcomablog. Thank you for the nomination! 😀

RULES:

Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.

Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.

Create 7 questions for your nominees.

Nominate 7 other bloggers.


 

Giovanna’s questions:

1 Who are your top two favorite authors?

My favourite author is J.K Rowling simply because she wrote Harry Potter. My second favourite author would have to be Sarah J. Maas because her books are amazing.

2 What is your favorite book genre?

Can I just go with anything YA for this one? If not I will have to say YA Fantasy because that is the genre I read the most of.

3 If you could live anywhere in the world, other than where you live now, where would it be?

London. I visit this city as often as I can and I never get tired of it.

4 Cake or Pie?

Cake.

5 What is your favorite movie?

This question is so hard for me because I can never ever pick just one movie. I guess the movie I have watched the most is probably Mean Girls so I will just go with that one.

6 What is your favorite book you’ve read so far this year?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I just adored everything about this book, from the time traveling to the pirates. It was just amazing.

7 What is your favorite color?

Another hard question! Like with movies I just can’t pick one colour. I guess maybe purple.


My questions:

1 What was the last book you finished?

2 Pasta or Pizza?

3 Gold or silver?

4 What is your favourite book?

5 What is the beat place you have travelled to?

6 What is your favourite TV show?

7 What is your favourite book to movie adaptation?


 

I nominate:

Vivian@linkedinpages

Aria@snowwhitehatesapples

Clemence@booksxorxmisery

thebookcubbyblog

Kirstie@ozbooksnail

Yasmin & Paige@thewildreaders

Lauren@wonderlessreviews

If you have already done this tag or don’t want to do it, feel free to ignore the nomination. 🙂

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.