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All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

Hey guys! Posts are later and shorter but I’m working on it so just give me a few days to deal with some life stuff. Anyways, this tag was super fun! Taken from Stephanie’s Book Reviews

 

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

Daemon Black would be fine by me.

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

Daemon Black. He’s still my #1 book boyfriend.

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

1. Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh
2. The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
4. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

4) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

Ummm we are going to skip this question……. (yes, I have not completed Harry Potter yet enough to understand this question and idk if I ever plan on finishing)

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

Lame answer but probably a Marvel movie because technically an adaptation.

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

I can’t think of any fictional animal from a novel that I’ve read that I would want to meet so I guess just a unicorn?

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?

1. Daemon Black from Lux
2. Phryne Fisher from Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
3. Jesper from Six of Crows
4. Nina from Six of Crows
5. Molly from The Upside of Unrequited
6. Cath from Fangirl
7. Levi from Fangirl (both needed for emergency dance parties)
8. Katy Swartz from Lux
9. Jacque Pierce from Prince of Wolves
10. Fane from Prince of Wolves

8) What character would make a good santa (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)?

For some reason, Wylan from Six of Crows came to mind. Idk why.

I’m tagging:

Alyssa

Dylan

and everyone else who wants to do this!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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TBR (To be read)

December 2017 TBRM

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by! I still have 25 books to read to meet my goal, so this is a very ambitious TBR.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – I’m currently listening to the audiobook of this and I’m really enjoying it.

Resurgence by S. Usher Evans – Another book I’m currently listening to. I’m really loving it so far!

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Various Authors – I’m currently reading this anthology. The name says it all: It is so cute!

Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by by Amélie Sarn (Y. Maudet was the translator) – I have this from the library and it is due soon.

Falsies by Olivia East – I was approved for this book on Netgalley and I’m super excited to read it since I’ve been wanting more New Adult books lately.

I’m not sure exactly what else I’ll read, but I’ll definitely let you guys know!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

Monthly Wrap Up

November 2017 Wrap Up

I read quite a bit in November which was surprising after months of not reading much. I also enjoyed more books than I thought I did. I’m doing this a little different than normal, so let me know what you think of this format.

**Hot Aliens = Stars**

Novels

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (REREAD)

5 Hot Aliens

Seriously Stupid Criminals by Synova Cantrell

3 Hot Aliens

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Audiobook)

5 Hot Aliens

Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush

4.5 Hot Aliens

Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood (Audiobook)

5 Hot Aliens

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

4.5 Hot Aliens

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

5 Hot Aliens

Graphic Novels/Comics

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 2: A Recipe for Disaster by Natalie Reiss

5 Hot Aliens

Rick and Morty Vol. 1 by Zac Gorman

4 Hot Aliens

Overwatch #11 – 15

3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 3 Hot Aliens

Rat Queens Vol. 4 by Kurtis J. Wiebe

4 Hot Aliens

Share Your Universe: Wolverine 

3.5 Hot Aliens

Grimm #0

2 Hot Aliens

DC Super Hero Girls FCBD 2017 Special Edition (2017-) #1 

2 Hot Aliens

Batman: Gotham Adventures #1 

3 Hot Aliens

Jem: Truly Outrageous Vol. 5 by Kelly Thompson

5 Hot Aliens

Assassin’s Creed Free Comic Book Day 2016

2.5 Hot Aliens

Black Panther: Soul of the Machine

3 Hot Aliens

CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington

3 Hot Aliens

Ouran High Host Club Vol. 6 by Bisco Hatori

5 Hot Aliens

Archie: The New Riverdale Vol. 1

4 Hot Aliens

Top 5 Favorite Reads:

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Why: I loved the world and all of the characters. I actually felt like flinging the book across the room once because of something that happened…. And that feeling can either be a one star or a five star. Thankfully, it was a 5 star feeling.

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Audiobook)

Why: Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is one of my favorite TV shows that I finished earlier this year. I loved being able to listen to the novel.

Ouran High Host Club Vol. 6 by Bisco Hatori

Why: Host Club is always amazing and makes me so happy.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Why: I loved being able to reread this novel and remember why I loved this series so much.

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 2: A Recipe for Disaster by Natalie Reiss

Why: This duology was so cute! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves graphic novels. The art is cute and the plot is intriguing.

What did you guys read in November?

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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Book Blogmas 2017

Hey guys! This month I’ll be posting every day in December. I’m excited to try to catch up on posts that I’ve been meaning to write.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Book reviews that I’ve been needing to write
  • Audiobook Recs
  • Twelve Days of Bloggers (It will be starting on the 12th of December and will continue through the 24th)
  • Surprises/Other Random Posts

I am ready to finally focus a little more on my blog now that some of the stress from applying to colleges is gone. I’m already planning things for 2018 so be ready for a full year of regular blogging!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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Why I Purchase Multiple Copies of the Same Novel

Having multiple copies may seem unnecessary, but it seems to be a normal thing within the bookish community. I have watched so many bookshelf tours filled two or more different editions of a book. And I’m definitely guilty of this myself. Sometimes I like a book so much I buy multiple copies of it. Do I need them? No…… but am I still going to buy them? Yes. So here are my reasons for buying them.

1) They are more ascetically pleasing. Sometimes the U.S. covers are slightly lamer than the international covers, so Book Depository is great for this. So far, I haven’t used Book Depo, but I definitely want to. I’ve purchased cover changes for a series or a book and then decline to get rid of the one I already had for sentimental reasons (kind of a dumb reason right? It’s okay though, I know it is an issue).

2) I love the author and want to support them. For example, do I need to own three copies (arc, hardback, and paperback) of Zoraida Cordóva’s novel, Labyrinth Lost? Not necessarily….. but I love it so much and she’s such a kind and generous person. I also have multiple copies of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Leigh Bardugo’s books.

3) ……… I don’t have anymore reasons.

I hope you enjoyed this short post! I’m beginning to get back into blogging regularly, so be excited!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

Book Reviews

The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin

*****I received an e-arc of the book from the Netgalley. All thoughts are my own*******

Trigger Warning(s): Abuse

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Edition: e-ARC

Pages: 325

Series or Standalone: Standalone/Companion Novel

Published: July 5th, 2016

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis: “Bad Luck Benny is a fella from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he’ll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from.

Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free from the politics and manipulation of her father. A pawn in her family’s fight for control of the city, and with a killer hot on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to burn them both.

Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York.

4.5/5 Hot Aliens

Where do I even begin? This novel captured my attention when I wasn’t even in the mood for this kind of book (I was in the mood for a werewolf novel). But oh my gosh, this had so many twists and turns! The plot kept thickening and I was honestly was glued to the pages. Basically, this novel is about a boy who can’t seem to get a break and a girl who is unhappy with the life she was forced into.

I loved being able to learn parts of the character’s past/being able to learn why they were the way were. Masie was definitely one of my favorite characters. I loved how she was such a strong character. She was able to show that you can be vulnerable and be strong, showing that neither are bad. I’ve never read about a character with that kind of characteristic. Now, I want to see that in every character, in all genders. It’s NORMAL to be vulnerable days and it’s NORMAL to be strong some days. Benny was such a sweet character. My heart felt for him soooo much. I also loved him as a character. I did strongly dislike a character who I cannot name…… so………. just know that they are literally the worst.

I know that this was a quick review, so if you have any questions, let me know below! I’d love to talk about it more!

 

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

Cover Reveals

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal!

Ahhhh!!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout’s third book in the Wicked trilogy finally has a cover (and it is GORGEOUS!). I can’t believe that the trilogy is coming to an end *sniffles*. I really loved the first book and I’m excited to binge this series.

 

Are you sure that you’re ready for this beautiful cover??????

 

 

 

 

Here it is!!!!

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SYNOPSIS:

Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine… and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves–and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Series: The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book
PRE-ORDER LINK:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fwiarG

VIRTUAL SIGNING INFORMATION:

To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!
And best of all — This is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

http://www.apollyconevent.com/jla-brave-virtualsigning/

– Virtual Signing opens 9/21/17 at 11AM ET
– Virtual Signing ends 11/17/17
– Open Internationally

*Prompt your followers to click the direct link for more info and to submit their order.

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BIO:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Website: https://jenniferlarmentrout.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_l_armentrout/

GIVEAWAY INFO

PRIZE: SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag)
OPEN INTERNATIONAL
ENDS 10/2/17

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Blog and Promo Tours

If There’s No Tomorrow Trailer Reveal!

34225450SYNOPSIS:

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

INFO:

RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Page Count: 384 pages

Available Formats: Hardcover (U.S./Canada), Ebook, Audiobook

Links:

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AUTHOR BLURBS & TRADE REVIEWS

“Thought provoking and powerful.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling authors Erin Watt

“Beautiful, real, and devastating, If There’s No Tomorrow grabbed me by the heart from the first lines and didn’t let go until the very end. Teeming with toe-curling romance, fully-realized friendships, and nuanced portrayals of grief and healing, this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf. Absolutely brilliant and unforgettable.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

“Moving and necessary, essential and powerful, IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW belongs in everyone’s hands. You won’t be able to put it down.”

–Brigid Kemmerer, author of LETTERS TO THE LOST and ELEMENTAL SERIES

“This nuanced portrayal of guilt and redemption is a great pick for fans of Cynthia Hand’s The Last Time We Say Goodbye (2015).”

–Booklist

“With a powerful message about the destructive effects of drunk driving and the far-reaching consequences of small decisions, Armentrout (The Problem with Forever) presents an effective story of raw grief and gradual acceptance.”

–Publishers Weekly

“The romantic tension is portrayed especially well. The narrative’s true strength is its portrayal of Lena’s mind and her process of working through guilt”

–School Library Journal

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT AUTHOR INFO

BIO:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

You guys ready for the trailer?!?! Here it is:
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GIVEAWAY INFO

  • PRIZE: SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag)
  • OPEN INTERNATIONAL
  • ENDS 9/14

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Indiana Author Month '17

Katelyn from @thefearlessreader

Hey guys! Today, I wanted to tell you about my favorite Indiana bookstagrammer, @thefearlessreader!

Why I love her photos:

  • Her photos are always so crisp. I don’t know how she does it, but Katelyn’s photos are never blurry.
  • The effort she puts behind her photos is phenomenal. I’ve watched some of her livestreams on Instagram when she’s taking taking photos and wow. The way she sets up her photos with all of those props is *insert heart eyes emojis*
  • Her photos usually have the base color of white. I don’t know what it is about that, but her photos always stick out to me just because they look so clean and nice. If I tried to take photos with a white background other than my desk, it would be stained within seconds.

Some of my favorite photos she’s taken:

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Yes, before you ask, Katelyn is my friend, but I truly feel that her bookstagram is one of the best ones out there. Please go check it out and comment “@unquenchablereads sent me!”.

Xx Sincerely,

Anna