Challenges, Updates

I finished my Goodreads Goal in February…

goodreads goal finI finished my Goodreads Goal in February

In 2018 I set my goal for 30 books, this is the first time I’ve set it low on purpose. I knew from previous years reading I would read more than this and in the back of my head I had my own alternate goal. However throughout my years blogging I’ve seen much discourse on Goodreads goal being a cause of stress and reading slumps should we ever get behind.

Setting it to something I knew I could achieve took all that away, but I still kept it to 30 as in 2016 I read 37 books so I’m very aware how my own mood and life can affect my reading in multiple ways.

I set it to 30 again this year and well… as the title suggests, I completed this is in February. Keep reading to find out what I read and my thoughts on the books.

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Haul Posts

Januarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

jan book haulJanuarys Book Haul | 40+ books to add to your TBR

Remember in December when I made a post about my reading goals for 2019 in which I said “I’d also like to seriously cut down on the amount of books I get“? *cackles uncontrollably* Yeah me either apparently.

So I suggest you keep reading to see what a mess I put myself in with my TBR pile and yes I got more books than there are days in January.

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Haul Posts

Unboxing The Wicked King Limited Edition Box from OwlCrate

TWCWKBLook no one should be surprised when I say I finished work early the day the OwlCrate Limited Edition Wicked King box went on sale! The cost was more than I’d like to admit for shipping to the UK but its honestly one of the best boxes I’ve purchased.

Honestly we can all blame Toasty for gifting me her OwlCrate copy of The Cruel Prince as that pretty much solidified a purchase of The Wicked King cover to match. At this point if they don’t do one for The Queen of Nothing then I might, I dunno, do something inspired by Jude’s antics.

I know this is a pretty late unboxing but I wanted to make sure enough time had passed that this wouldn’t be a spoiler for anyone! Keep reading to find out what was inside and what I thought of the items. Continue reading “Unboxing The Wicked King Limited Edition Box from OwlCrate”

Book Reviews, Received for Review

ARC Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Series: The Folk of the Air #1
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Length: 370 pages
Published on 28th March 2015 by Hot Key Books
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Holly Black: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received from Publisher via NetGalley, physical copy bought via FairyLoot and B&N

Synopsis:
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Book Reviews

Anthology Review: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Holidays | Young Adult
Length: 355 pages
Published on 9th October by Pan MacMillan
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Stephanie Perkins: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Copy won from a Twitter giveaway

Synopsis:
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

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