I’m Back (kinda)

Hello everyone! 😀

It’s been ages since I posted anything on this blog and to be honest I probably won’t go back to posting regularly because I have switched platforms to Instagram. I discovered that I love taking pictures of books and sharing them, so I have been doing that! If you want to see what I’m up to, you can follow me on @lunireads where I post pictures every day!

I do however want to start using this blog on occasion, to write reviews and wrap upps and other things that are a bit too long to put in a caption on my Instagram posts!

The reason that I’ve been gone for so long is that I wasn’t enjoying blogging anymore. I felt like all my content was unoriginal and my writing was crap, and then I discovered bookstagram and realized that I loved it so much more than blogging and actually felt good at it, so I just stuck to that….

I still kinda feel that way but now that my bookstagram has given me confidence I’m able to relax and not care so much about the number of followers, likes and comments I get, I can just enjoy writing! 🙂

I hope you all will read my future posts and I’m looking forward to posting again! 😀

Love Luna.

Waiting on Three Dark Crowns

waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Three Dark Crowns (Untitled, #1)

Three Dark Crowns

By: Kendare Blake

Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by HarperTeen

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Goodreads

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Why I’m Waiting

  1. I love the concept of three queens fighting to take control of the crown.
  2. It sounds like it will be full of intrigue and magic and I love those things in a story.
  3. It is a fantasy book, and I’m a fantasy addict so it fits me perfectly.

What are you guys waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

 

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.

 

 

I’m Back!

Hello everyone. I finally have my computer back and I’m feeling pumped about getting back to this blog. The past two months I have only posted twice mainly because of my reading and blogging slump, but being without my computer for weeks and unable to write anything has really reminded me of why I love this blog so much. I am excited to share my love for books with you guys again and figured that my first post after such a long absence should be about what I have been doing since my last post, which was my June wrap up.

Reading news:

I am happy to report that my reading slump ended early in July and that I have read about 25 books since then. I won’t go into all of them but I will mention the highlights.

First off, I finally finished the mortal instrument series by Casandra Clare, which I have been unable to get through for 6 years now. Once I finally made it through book four I enjoyed the last to so much that I read the Magnus bane chronicles and the tales from the shadowhunter academy novella bind up’s. I am so happy to have finally finished this series and proud of myself for making it through book four (which actually wasn’t that bad.)

Next, I read lady midnight by Casandra Clare and loved it. Personally, I enjoyed this book a lot more than the mortal instruments but not quite as much as the infernal devices, which is one of my favourite series. I did give this book 5 stars, which means it joins my favourite reads of 2016 list.

The last reading highlight since my last wrap up is that I read this lullaby by Sarah Dessen, which means I have officially read all her published books. On the one hand, I am proud of this since she has published many books, but on the other, I’m sad because there are no more Sarah Dessen books for me to read.

The Other 5 star books I have read since my last wrap up is:Pictures54.jpgI loved all of these and have planned rewiews for And I Darken, Salt to the Sea and Wanderlost.

Other news

I made a bookstagram. It’s called lunireads and I have only posted 5 pictures so I’m not that active but if you have a bookstagram account let me know the name bellow so I can follow you. 😀

I have watched a lot of TV shows, but the only one related to books is the shadowhunters from freeform. I thought the first couple of episodes were cringe worthy but once I got into it, I was hooked.

I have also been obsessively watching the Gilmore Girls a year in the life trailer and I watched all 7 seasons of the show for the fifth time. I know this has nothing to do with books but I just had to mention it because I love Gilmore Girls SOO much!!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I love Harry Potter and may be wondering why I have not mentioned Harry Potter and the cursed child. The answer is simple, I have not read it because I am actually going to see the play in December and don’t want to be spoiled. In addition, I just mentioned it so yeah…

That is really everything even remotely interesting that has happened since my last post and therefor the end of this post. 🙂

I will be posting again soon, I promise!

Luna.

I’m not dead just missing my computer!

First of I just want to apollogise for the awful spelling this post will contain. I don’t have my computer right now and no spell check so yeah. Second I want to apollogise for my lack of blogging These past two months and thank all of you for sticking with me. 😊

I just reached 200 followers and just had to say thank you to all the amazing people that are following me! You rock😀

I wil hopefully get my computer back this weekend and begin posting regularly again. Also I will be hosting a giveaway for reaching 200 followers so Stay tuned for that. 😀

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.

 

 

 

April wrap up

This month I read 19 books, which I am really pleased with. In terms of sticking to my TBR, I did not do to well… I only read two out of five which is not great. I did manage to write more reviews than I normally do this month though so April has been a great reading month overall.

Here are the books I read this month:

Pictures27.jpgRed Rising by Pierce Brown. This is one of the books I wrote a review for so if you want to check that out just click on this link .

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury. I have a review for this one as well so feel free to check it out. My review.

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs. This book was amazing and if you want to know more about my thoughts I do have a Review. My review.


Pictures28.jpgLove and other Theories by Alexis Bass. I have a review for this one so feel free to check it out here.

A study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. You can check out my review for this book here.

Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud. This is the last book I have a review for this month and you can check it out here.


Pictures29.jpgRebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes . This book was even better than the first book in the series and it really got me hooked.

Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes . This book is probably my favourite book in this series so far. It was just so good!

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. This book was just as good as the rest of the series and I am now all caught up on it. Unfortunately, this means I have to wait a long time for the fifth book…

A book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes. This is the first book in a Falling kingdoms spin off series and personally I like this one more. I just connected more to the characters in this one and I found it more interesting, but I still love both series!


Pictures30.jpgBirthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien. This is a dystopian and unfortunately, I did not like it much. I felt like I had read the story before and it just fell a bit flat.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This book was amazing! Heart breaking but great. You should definitely read it.

Lying out loud by Kody Keplinger. This was a fun contemporary and we get to see Bianca and Wes from the DUFF so that was nice. It was a good book and I enjoyed it.


Pictures31.jpgSuicide notes from beautiful girls by Lynn Weingarten. I have no idea how to explain this book without spoiling anything so I won’t try. I can say that it was an interesting read that I liked.

My heart and other black holes by Jasmine Warga. This book is about depression and suicide so it is not a light, fluffy contemporary. It was good though and I enjoyed it.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold. This book deals with some serious topics as well and is definitely a heavy read. I don’t know quite how I feel about this story because it was a bit weird. I guess I liked it though.


Pictures32.jpgThe Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. This is the forth book in the bloodlines series and I enjoyed it. I did like the first three books more but I still found this really good.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth. This book was sadly not for me. It wasn’t bad but I didn’t connect with any of the characters or the plot.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins. This book was great and I am so glad that it lived up to my high expectations. I just wish I could have the second book right now!


That concludes my wrap up for April. What did you guys read this month?

Luna.

 

 

Book Fangirling Award

blogawardbuttonI was nominated for this by Carrianne @ cuppacritiques. You should go check out her blog because it is awesome!

Rules:

  • Create a post to accept your reward.
  • Answer the questions at the end.
  • Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

The questions:

1) If you could steal a character’s clothes, whose would you steal?

I would steal Celaena Sardothien’s clothes because she has a lot of pretty dresses and I really want her assassin suit.

2) If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

I would just die if I could only read one book ever again! Seriously, I don’t think I could handle it. #myworstnightmare!!

3) What trope would you like to see more in books?

Platonic male/female friendships. I feel like this trope is almost non-existent in YA and it is ridiculous because boys and girls can be just friends.

4) Favorite bookish loot? If you don’t have any, then favorite book cover?

My platform 9 3/4 cup. It is beautiful and has an incorporated spoon. I would include a picture but it is currently in a box somewhere since I am moving at the moment.

5) Which scene would you like to be apart of and in what book?

The jule ball at Hogwarts or a transfiguration class. Anything ordinary at Hogwarts really. The jule ball is in Harry potter and the goblet of fire so let’s go with that one.

My Questions:

  1. What new release are you most exited to read in May?
  2. Do you prefer hardbacks, paperbacks or eBooks?
  3. Do you own any signed books?
  4. What was the last book you read?
  5. What is your favourite book cover?

I nominate:

Mosope and Hannah @ Ourreadsblog

Raven and Beez @ Ravenandbeez

Cat @ theyusedtodance

Yasaman @ followingmusesblog

Luna.

 

The Friday 56X8

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Fredasvoice.

Rules:

Grab a book, any book.

Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader

Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

Post it.

Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.’


The book: Vanishing GirlsVanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.


The 56:

We don’t talk about the accident, or Dara, or about the past at all. And suddenly it’s three o’clock and the first  shift of my new job is over, and it didn’t totally suck. 
Luna.