May ’18 book haul

I did it! I got (technically) less than 10 books this month! It's a record! As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book mail, and in-store book purchases. May book boxes OK, so I got my normal quota of book subscription boxes this month. Yay! (PS: if anyone knows... Continue Reading →

Frostbite – Richelle Mead

Release date: 10 April 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) blurb: Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose... It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school... Continue Reading →

King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard

Release date: 7 February 2017 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link King's Cage (Red Queen #3) blurb: In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Mare Barrow... Continue Reading →

Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

Release date: 24 April 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) blurb: Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah... Continue Reading →

Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

Release date: 9 February 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) blurb: Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a... Continue Reading →

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) blurb: Feyre is immortal. After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae.  But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she... Continue Reading →

Top 5… books I’d save from a fire

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I'd save from a fire’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). OMG SHANAH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME??? Full disclosure: I nearly cried when I read this, because, I mean, only... Continue Reading →

The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

Release date: 18 October 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Scorpio Races blurb: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick... Continue Reading →

The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

Release date: 12 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) blurb: In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The... Continue Reading →

April ’18 wrap-up and May TBR

April was a KILLER month for me. I read a bunch of books, some of them were average (mostly the contemporaries), but most of them were great, so it was still good. I also read most of my set TBR, so I am slowly (but surely) getting through it! April wrap-up FYI, I totally killed... Continue Reading →

Top 5… series I won’t be finishing

Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘series that I won't be finishing’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). OK! Umm, honestly? I can't think of any series I've read recently that I wouldn't finish, but I'm also not... Continue Reading →

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