Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Tour: The Mourning Ring

The Mourning Ring
by Sarah Parke

Publication Date: October 10, 2016
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eBook & Paperback; 350 Pages

Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fantasy







READ AN EXCERPT.

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Bronte lives to tell stories. She longs to improve her fortunes through her writing. Charlotteรญs father expects her to leave behind her childish fantasies in order to set an example for her three younger siblings.

But the Bronte children hold a secret in their veinsรณa smidgen of fairy blood that can bring their words to life.

When Charlotte discovers that the characters from their childish stories exist in an alternate world called Glass Town, she jumps at the opportunity to be the heroine of her own tale.

The city of Angria teeters on the brink of civil war and Charlotte and her siblings must use their magic and their wits to save its people from a tyrant with magic abilities. But entering the fictional world means forfeiting control of their own creations. If they fail, the characters they have come to know and love will be destroyed.

Charlotte is determined to save the city and characters she loves, but when the line between creator and character becomes blurred, will she choose her fantasy or her family?

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 Review: An interesting mix of historical fiction and fantasy. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot in this one. I was surprised at every twist, and the ending was great!

About the Author

Sarah Parke writes fantasy and historical fiction (sometimes at the same time) for young adult readers and those young at heart.

She has a MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program. Her work has been published internationally, most recently in the July 2015 issue of The Writer magazine.

For more information, please visit Sarah Parke's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, April 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Thursday, April 20
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Review, Excerpt & Interview at The Book Junkie Reads

Friday, April 21
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch
Review at Queen of All She Reads
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective
Review & Excerpt at Adventures Thru Wonderland

Saturday, April 22
Interview at T's Stuff
Review at A Book Drunkard

Sunday, April 23
Review, Excerpt, & Interview at Quitterstrip

Monday, April 24
Review & Excerpt at Rainy Day Reviews

Tuesday, April 25
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Wednesday, April 26
Review at Just One More Chapter
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TTT #12: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and The Bookish


April 18: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
This one if a bit of a challenge for me. I've actually never thought of WHY I want to read a book, so this is a bit of a learning experience for me XD Again my answers aren't in any order, they are list listed as I think of them.

10. Written by a favorite author! (I mean come on! This is probably the most popular answer! lol) But really, if I see a book by someone I know, especally if I LOVED the last book I read by them, then it's pretty much an auto buy!

9. Eye catching! If I'm walking through a store, or even looking online and I title or cover catches my eye, I am a lot more likely to want to buy it. I'm very visual, so things that catch my attention are more likely to appeal to me.

8. Recommended and/or reviewed by a favorite author! This goes along with number 10, but if an author I love endorses a book in any way, I'm probably going to instantly want to know more about the book!

7. Series I've read! If it's the next book in a series I love, (and if I haven't already pre-ordered it XD) I often have to get my hands on it as soon as I see it! (I mean come on! It's been a year since the last book came out! The struggle is real!)

6. If the bookish community it talking about it! I've added a TON of books to my TBR for this reason alone! In the last year (I started my blog last April! O.O) alone I've met so many wonderful people and added (and read) so many amazing books that I would have never read/heard of outside of this incredible community! 

5. Retellings! So before last year, I don't believe I had ever read a retelling. Now I can't get enough of them! ACOTAR started my love for retellings, but now I've read quite a few, from Peter Pan retellings to Beauty and the Beast and even some based on lesser know stories. 

4. Fantasy! I LOVE fantasy books! So as my go-to genre I'm always looking for a new favorite! Especially books that involve pirates, knights, ninja, dragons, quests, or adventure! Plus I love superpowers, so that's always a welcome bonus!

3. Sassy/Sarcastic Leads! I LOVE sarcastic characters, and it's even better if it's one of the main characters! 

2. Intelligent Characters! Think Sherlock! I love characters full of cunning and wisdom! Especially if they are matched against an equally intelligent adversary! 

1. Legend/Mythology/fairy-tale! Ok, I'm a sucker for all of the above! Often they have one (or more!) of the other things I have mentioned, and what's not to love!? From the old stories, to modern tales, there is so much potential! 

So that's my Ten, what were some of yours? Did any books come to mind from this list? If so share them! If you also did this TTT share that too! I'd love to see what ten things you picked! 

Happy Reading!

Stephanie

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: A Million Junes

30763950 A Million Junes by Emily Henry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to First to Read by Penguin Publishers for this ARC galley!

Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.

In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.

Eighteen-year-old Jack “June” O’Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O'Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period.

But when Saul Angert, the son of June's father's mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can't seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe.

Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it's finally time for her—and all of the O'Donnells before her—to let go.


Blog Tour: Runes


Runes
Series: Runes Book 1
by
Ednah Walters
Genre:
YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Seventeen-year-old
Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s
disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of
her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St.
James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way
of reading her.
Raine
is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment,
until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is
different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine.
Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not
sure whether to fall into his arms or run.
Scared,
she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to
the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What
Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part
of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a
side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.



Immortals 
(book 2)

Grimnirs 
(book 3)

Seeress 
(book 4)
Goodreads * Amazon






Souls 
(book 5)

Witches 
(book 6)

Goddess 
(book 7)
Review: I loved this book! Fun, exciting, and mysterious. Plus hot guys with strange powers? Um, yes! Well written and impossible to put down. Just the thing I needed to break my latest book-hangover XD I'm so glad I found this series!


USA
Today Bestselling Author Ednah Walters is a multi-published author of
four different series--her Norse-mythology-based bestselling YA
Paranormal romance series, RUNES(YA-Paranormal Romance) and Nephilim
THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-(YA fantasy romance).
She
also writes contemporary romance under E. B. Walters. The Fitzgerald
Family series started with SLOW BURN. There are six books in this
series. Her new USA Today bestselling series, INFINITUS BILLIONAIRES.
Impulse (book 1) was published in January 2015. Indulge (Aug 4th). 





















Saturday, April 15, 2017

A fun Tag: I mustache you some questions!

A fun Tag: I mustache you some questions!


I was glad to notice I've been tagged by Vicki from Lil Miss Vix Reads to participate in this tag. Thanks Vicki!

Four jobs I've had:
1. Home Repair worker;
2. Food/clothing ministry center;
3. Walmart apparel worker;
4. Birthday/holiday card stocker.

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. The Lion Kin
My FAVORITE movies growing up! 



2. Dead Poets Society
Another movie I have loved for years!
 

3. The Sword in the Stone
King Arthur, need I say more? XD



4. Howl's Moving Castle
Ok, so I have a weakness for anything Studio Ghibli but this is my all time favorite movie they made! (My second favorite is Spirited Away) 

 



Four books I would recommend:



The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)1. The Chronicles of Narnia;
This book started my love for reading, and even today it never gets old! 


Rhodi's Light (The Rhodi Saga, #1)2.The Rhodi Saga;
I had the pleasure of finding this trilogy last year, and loved it! (Trigger warning, it does deal with cutting and depression) but I feel it is done in a supportive way, and intended to bring hope and awareness to readers.


Auralia's Colors (The Auralia Thread, #1) 3. Auralia's Colors;
Book one of the The Auralia Thread series, this was a cover buy, but I'm so glad I bought it! As soon as I finished this one, but immediately went out and bought the other three books!


The Book Thief4. The Book Thief;
This one honestly started my love for books involving Jewish characters, and other cultures in general.  




Four places I have visited:
1. Texas;
2. Florida;
3. West Virginia;
4. Illinois;


Four places I would rather be right now:
1. New Zealand
2. Ireland
3. Israel;
4. Hawaii.

Four things I don't eat:
1. Hershy's Chocolate;
2. Clams/muscles/oysters;
3. Squid

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Chocolate covered strawberries!
2. Homemade Ice Cream
3. Most anything made from scratch!
4. Desert Pizza

Four TV shows that I watch:
1. Hawaii Five-O
2. Blue Bloods
3. Code Black
4. Chicago (Fire, PD and Med)

Four things I am looking forward to this year (2017): 
1. Keeping my blog updated;
2. Hopefully getting a job invloving books;
3. A boyfriend? ;D
4. Finally getting a car!

Four things I'm always saying:
1.  Believe in yourself;
2. Be positive;
3. Be the best version of yourself everyday;
4. God's got this!

Four people I tag: 
1. Christine Danielle @ bibliophilic madness
2. Mary @ bookhounds
3. Monique @  Mo books
4. YOU! If you want to, feel free to participate :)

News
I'm trying this new thing, I'm linking everyone who participated in this tag at the end of this post. I think it would be a nice way of sharing the tag and letting more people know about it. I'm planning on doing this with every tag I participate in.

So if you participate in this tag, please let me know in the comments and add your URL, so I can add you to the list (If you already participated because you were tagged by another blogger, you can add the link as well).

Participating Bloggers:
1. Vicki @ Lil Miss Vix Reads
2. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
3. Veronika @ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes
4. Lee and JJ @ Rare Worlds Blog
5. Carrie @ The Book Goddess
6. Who will be number six?


Have a great day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Ultimate Book Tag

 So while I was looking for book tags, I stumbled upon this one, and had to share it! If you have made, or know of any other fun book tags please share them below!

This book tag is called The Ultimate Book Tag and it was created by the lovely ladies at Chapter Chicks.
If you like to participate, please leave your link in the comment below so I can visit and read your answers.
Let’s get started!!
The Ultimate Book Tag
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Sometime. Lately I have been reading more in the car, and find that it doesn't bother me as much, but I still can't read on hills or curves.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Stephanie Perkins. I'm not a rom/com, chick-lit fan, but I love her work! It just feels right, and even makes me laugh out loud in spots! (Unlike most modern romances that bore me!)
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Neither. I read Twilight as a kid, but didn't like it, and never read Harry Potter. (These were the only two books my mom banned me from reading!)
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
I don't carry a 'book bag' exactly, but I use my backpack as a purse/suitcase/book bag/etc! So I always have either a book or my Kindle with me everywhere I go.
5. Do you smell your books?
Haha yes!
 6. Books with or without little illustrations?
While I read a lot of books without, I love the ones that have them! It is just a special touch, and also helps bring the book to life for me.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)
*Cring* Twilight

No actually, (I know it's blaspheme to say about my favorite book,but...) the Inheritance cycle. While I love the first two books, I felt the ending was rushed, and left a lot out, two things I dislike in books now. I feel the story didn't get told as well as it could have been, and that we missed important parts due to things like deadlines (which I know are important, but so is telling the entire story) I also feel that by the end, Paolini had started to get burnt out on Alagaesia while fans still wanted more.
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Not really. Other that the fact that I read A LOT so librarians always knew my name because I spent most of my time reading as a child lol (I think it both amused them, and frightened them at the same time at the number of books I would check out each time!)
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
A children's book called Gaston's Tale by Celeste K. Ramirez
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I do. Openings mostly, and a few scenes, but nothing put together yet. I would love to be an author one day, but I am very hard on myself, and so I often scrap the things I write. Maybe one day...
12. When did you get into reading?
I found my love for reading in the second grade. My second grade teacher always encouraged our love for reading and would read us books every week. The only one I remember, and the one I fell in love with was the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I didn't start reading until the fourth grade, but that one moment planted a seed that has lasted a lifetime, and continues to grow! (My first reading goal was to read the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe myself one day! Something that I am proud of doing to this day!)
13. What is your favorite classic book?
Because of my second grade teacher I have to say the Chronicles of Narnia. It was always have a special place for me, but I can't pick just one book. After reading them all, I feel they loose meaning is not read together, so I have to recommend them all!
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Nope! Science was always my favorite, but I also enjoyed history if I had a good teacher. English(Grammar) and Math were two classes I hated, but always love the literature side of English.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I say thank you and then pass it on to someone else who would enjoy it.
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
Not entirely similar, but one that I feel readers of both might enjoy is one of my favorite. The Rhodi Saga, or book one Rhodi's Light by Megan Linski
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
Since I feel I'm super awkward I don't vlog, but as I'm getting out of my shyness more, maybe one day. In person I tend to talk to much and super fast when talking about things I love (books for instance!)
18. What is your favorite word?
Hmm... I don't really have one favorite. I guess if I had to pick right now it would be: Eloquence
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Um... don't they all mean the same thing? lol
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Can I choose Fae? No? OK then I'll take both! Sensual vampires and magical faeries? Um, yes!
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters. I have never been comfortable with stories about Angels and demons. While I have always loved a good shapeshifter story!
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Again. Both. Why? Well spirits have unfinished business which leads to mysteries and I love mysteries. And werewolves, the are similar to shapeshifters to the whole pack drama brings me in.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires. I can't see myself ever falling for a rotting corpse...sorry
 24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
*grimace* Both? Yes I know tacky, but if it's well written I enjoy a little of both, but forbidden love would be my favorite.
25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action packed. I can stand romance in a fantasy/action book, but don't like books that only deal with romance. (They tend to bore me... haha)
Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

TTT #11: Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I've Read (This year)

So I know I'm a few days late on this :P But I wanted to get back into the swing, (plus Thursday starts with T too XD)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and The Bookish

This weeks topic was: Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I've Read ( I added this year to make it more of a challenge for me, and to limit my list so it's not endless XD Mostly the second reason!)

As before, the books are ordered only in the number I think of them. They are not ordered by favorite, most unique, or other and are in fact completely random in order! 

10. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - This book! Wow where to start? Well since this topic is the most unique, I'll stick with that XD I love how this story starts out more like a medieval/middle eastern war story, but wait! Is that magic I hear, and are those jinn and wraiths I see? Yep! I love how the real world is seamlessly mixed with fantasy elements is this exciting tale!

9. A Million Junes by Emily Henry - This book! The whole thing was unique! (At least for me!) I have honestly never read anything remotely like this, and I loved that! A little bit romance, a dash of paranormal, and the threat of death? Yep!

8. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas - Ok, so I'll just make this easy. SJ Maas is the QUEEN of foreshadowing, and I feel her style and characters, while similar to many fantasy stories, have that little something extra that drives the fans wild, so I'd have to say, after reading all of her current works, her stories are definitely unique.

7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber - This book blew my mind! I loved it! And the fact that it was strange, and dangerous made it doubly exciting! Definitely a unique story!

6. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander - While I'll admit this is a classic fantasy, there is something special about the Black Cauldron series that keeps me coming back. So for the fact that it stands out (and I wanted to mention it because it's so good!) I'm saying it's unique.

5. Golden Riders (Part 1) E.H. Everdene - This book, I need more! In parts it gave me chills, others it made me smile. I loved the story about sick children stepping into a magical painting. (Who wouldn't love that?!)

4. Ruby in the Water by J. P. Sterling - This is another read from this year that was unlike anything I have ever read. The story is about a young man that has a debilitating illness that causes him to slip into a coma. While his family stays by his side, they recount memories from their past involving him. Mostly told by his mother, this is a story about the bond between a boy and his mother.

3. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco - I loved how this book takes a well known historical figure, and makes a crime novel of him! Mixing gruesome details of reality and fiction, this one surprised my by how much I enjoyed it!

2. Red Winter by Annette Marie - This book reminded me so much of InuYasha (anyone else? It was my first anime, AKA my first love XD) I loved how easy I pictured the story and how much I loved the characters. As it reads like a manga yet is an actual book, I'm sticking this in the unique group. (If you know more books like this, or any others mentioned, please share!)

1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - Where to start? The Darkling! While I have loved villains before, none have ever won me to quite so fully as the Darkling did. Bardugo has a way with villains, especially the tall, dark, and handsome sort!

Bouns!: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - OK so this story is your average rom/com, chick-lit right? Well not so much. While I normally grow bored and uninterested with 'women's fiction' this one not only held my attention, but I couldn't get enough! While I'm not sure what makes it unique, the fact that I enjoyed a romance novel, and more so that it actually made me laugh out loud in places, it definitely has something special going for it!


Feel free to share your thought on these, or other books you would add to the list! Also if you did this TTT feel free to share a link to your post below!

Review: Paper and Fire

25890355 Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let the world burn.

With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion and, in the name of the greater good, forbidding the personal ownership of books.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower, doomed to a life apart from everything she knows.

After embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, and the Library, which is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…


Review: An Ember in the Ashes

27774758 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.


Review: Anna and the French Kiss

18741152 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere... Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?

Magical…really captures the feeling of being in love.” – CASSANDRA CLARE

“Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.” - MAUREEN JOHNSON




Review: Prisoner of Ice and Snow

26836186 Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received an eGalley from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

In a thrilling fantasy that’s equal parts Prison Break and Frozen, Valor attempts the impossible—breaking her sister out of prison.

When Valor is arrested, she couldn’t be happier. Demidova’s prison for criminal children is exactly where she wants to be. Valor’s sister Sasha is already serving a life sentence for stealing from the royal family and Valor is going to help her escape . . . from the inside.

Never mind that no one has escaped in three hundred years. Valor has a plan and resources most could only dream about. But she didn't count on having to outsmart both the guards and her fellow prisoners. If Valor’s plan is to succeed, she’ll need to make unlikely allies. And if the plan fails, she and Sasha could end up with fates worse than prison.

This fresh and exciting middle-grade debut effortlessly melds an unforgettable protagonist, a breathless plot, and stunning world-building—and is impossible to put down.


Review: Joint Investigation

24452091 Joint Investigation by Terri Reed
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

LONE AGENT

Under other circumstances, FBI agent Samantha Bennett might welcome a bit of backup—but not from an overprotective Mountie. She's been on the trail of a serial killer for six months and no one has ever taken the case seriously…until now. When Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Drew Kelley saves her life, he decides that the hunt for "Birdman" is his problem, too. Together they begin a cross-continent chase to stop the madman before he strikes again. However, Samantha fears her growing feelings for the lawman may weaken her focus, or worse—put Drew directly in the killer's sights…

Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the U.S.–Canadian border safe





March Book Haul and Reads



I got my very first OwlCrate subscription in march! (I got a Past Box before, but this was the first one the was a complete surprise as to what it contained!) And I loved it!

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I have always had a fascination with pirates and the sea, so this box was a must have for me! Can't wait for my next book box!



My complete book haul for March! O.O I racked up! (Again sorry about the photo quality, my room is dark, as in it's been referred to as a cave it's so dark, and I didn't want to risk dropping something if I carried it outside, so flash it is :( I'll work on these as I go and hopefully will have more natural light soon!) The books on the right all came together from a PNR(Paranormal romance) giveaway I entered on Instagram! Those on the left are a combination of books I am to review, and library buys. (From Saint up are library buys, below that are review copies!) So I've been busy getting to the books I gained last month.

As I am hoping to move next month, I have also put myself on a book ban, only allowing myself a handful of books until the move :P (We'll see how that goes) I did already pre-order my copy of ACOWAR (can't wait!) So that's one book that will be reviewed soon! (I plan to drop everything to read it as soon a I get it XD)



Another look at the PNR books! Thanks again to Megan Linski and all the other authors involved! <3

This book! *le gasp!* Its A-MAZ-ING! LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT! Oh my goodness this one is my top favorite read this year, (though I'm still holding out for ACOWAR ๐Ÿ˜‰) I loved the characters, the plot, the magic, this BOOK! I was worried after seeing so many rave reviews that I wouldn't like it (that's how it often goes) but NOPE! I was shocked by how many recent reads this brought to mind! The plot, and Legend made me think of Stalking Jack the Ripper. Julian made me think of Arin from Winner's Curse. And... There was another but it escapes me at the moment (I will add it when I remember it!) Did it remind anyone else of other books or characters? I loved how it brought to mind some of my favorite books, while remaining deliciously original! I also just had to share these bookmarks I got from @bookmarks_for_kindness aren't they gorgeous?! (I so need Caraval merch now! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜‚) #caraval #legend #julian #tella #crimson #scarlett #dreams #nightmares #stephaniegarber @stephanie_garber

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As for my favorite March read...? I have to say Caraval, hands down! It was so good! I've been meaning to read it since I came out, as I won a pre-order in January (also where my ACOWAR pre-order came from!) but was kind of affraid to lol. With so many rave reviews I was worried I would be 'that one' that didn't like it. I'm so glad that wasn't the case, far from it in fact! I loved it so much I ran out and instantly had to order a bookmark for it! (That just arrived last week *eek! fan-girls*



This was a custom order from the wonderful @thebookishfey's shop! (Link to her shop)Since I don't really see many Caraval bookmarks, (or items in general) I had to get something to share my love of this book! (The bookmark also says Caraval on the back, I'll have to share that soon XD) 'Welcome, welcome to Caraval' really stood out to me, and so that's what decided I wanted on the bookmark. I am so happy with how it turned out, you she defiantly check out her shop! (Plus each bookmark is hand painted and ships free internationally!)



Here is another book I read in March that I loved! This one is unlike any I have read before. A family drama about a young man with a debilitating disease and his relationship with his mother. With a Catholic perspective, follow this family as they seek to save their son, and to help him with his dream of becoming a famous piano player.

How did your March go? Read any fun books, get any exciting bookish items, or books? Hear about a new book you can't wait to read? Feel free to share down below! I love hearing from my readers!

(Also I plan to make this a monthly thing, as well as get more active and start posting interviews, promo and spotlights, guest posts, and more soon!)