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Series I Have to Finish in 2018

In 2017, I finished reading maybe one or two series which is kind of sad when you think about how many opportunities I had to read them. Anyways, I definitely want to find out what the endings are to these stories. Let me know if any of these are your favorites and should be moved up the list!

They are organized by: series title (number of books in series, number unread, whether or not I need to reread the others to remember everything)

The Mortal Instruments (7, 1 unread, reread)

Monsters of Verity (2, 1 unread, reread)

Six of Crows (2, 1 unread, reread)

Reign of Shadows (2, 1 unread, reread)

Gemma Doyle (3, 2 unread, reread)

Snow Like Ashes (3, 2 unread, reread)

Blood of gods and Monsters (4, 3 unread, reread)

The Dark Elements (3, 2 unread, reread)

The Wrath and The Dawn (2, 1 unread, reread)

Dorothy Must Die (4, 2 unread, reread)

Wicked (3, 2 unread, reread)

Covenant (5, 3 unread, reread)

The Remnant Chronicles (3, 2 unread, reread)

Splintered (3, 2 unread, reread)

The Archived (2, 1 unread, reread)

Anna & The French Kiss (3, 1 unread)

The Lone City (3, 2 unread, reread)

Sweet (4, 3 unread, reread)

Shadow Falls (5, 3 unread, reread)

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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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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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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WoW: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

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Release Date: August 17th, 2017
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

Synopsis: “Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

For fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson, THE COLOR PROJECT is a story about the three great loves of life—family, friendship, and romance—and the bonds that withstand tragedy.”

I cannot wait to finally read this novel. I remember hearing about this book on Twitter and realizing “wow, I can’t wait to read this!”. I didn’t know that this was realizing so soon. I figured it was going to realize later on within the year, but I am so happy that I was wrong.

Gifs of Excitement:
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Xx Sincerely,
Anna

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#FemPowerAThon and #BorrowAThon TBR

Hey guys! So these two readathons started today and I’m hoping to participate in both!

FemPowerAThon

I’m looking for recs because I still have spaces to fill. Plus, I’m always up for switching a book I already have listed for another one if you guys tell me that I have to read a certain book now because of how amazing it is

woman in a position of power – Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen possibly?
a woman of color – Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas or possibly another book because I have a ton of books that would fit here
a LGBTQIA+ woman – The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen (?)
prominent sister relationship –
a woman with a mental illness – A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstorm
an own voices novel – Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas
read a book about a woman not set in the western world –
a graphic novel by a female – Bee and Puppycat by Natasha Allegri

BorrowAThon

I’d also love to get recs for this readathon! I haven’t gone to the library yet and I’m planning on going tomorrow to pick some up for this.

a book that you’d like to purchase –
a graphic novel – Bee and Puppycat by Natasha Allegri
an author you’ve never read – Deliah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
a book that’s been recommended –
a book that’s cover is your favourite colour –
a book that features a library –

Are you guys participating in one of these readathons?

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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Read-O-Rama Round 6 TBR

So I’m joining in slightly late for the Read-O-Rama readathon, but I am super excited! I have the week off for break so I will be reading the entire time.

A book with RAMA in the title/author name – American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Book with an animal on the cover – Giant Days Vol. 3 by John Allison

Main character that shares your initials – I honestly have no clue for this one. I can’t think of any book character with the initials AR so we shall see if this challenge gets done.

Book with Irish elements – Soulmated by Shaila Patel

Book about a mental or physical illness – A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

Start a new series – Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Read a book blind – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Read 7 books – And then I’ll pick up another book or two to try to read seven books.

Are you guys participating in Read-O-Rama?

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander

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

*** Spoilers for Love and Other Unknown Variables. I suggest you go read that book quickly then come back to this review because it is a phenomenal book.***

 

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Edition: e-ARC

Pages: 304

Series or Standalone: Standalone/Companion Novel

Published: July 5th, 2016

Publisher: Entangled Teen

 

Goodreads Synopsis: “Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people…

Until she meets Max Herrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.

As it turns out, kissing is a lot better in real life than on a page. But love and life are a lot more complicated in the real world…and happy endings aren’t always guaranteed.

5/5 Hot Aliens

Okay, so let’s start with the obvious. This review is super late. You want to know why? Because this book caused me to look back on hard events that took place in my life and I was not emotionally ready for that or for this review yet. I had pushed the event out of my mind as soon as it happened many years ago and never let myself process the pain and sorrow. I feel like I am able to talk about it now, at least, mostly talk about it. I’ll be very vague probably about the event that took place in my life.

This book starts after Charlotte dies, continuing to follow the character from Love and Other Unknown Variables. Only this time, we follow Becca, Charlie’s younger sister who had become friends with Charlotte. Becca Hanson is an avid reader, like ourselves. She has counted away from Charlotte’s death by pages, 108,023 pages to be exact from where the book starts. Becca is sort of escaping the world through reading which reminds me of how I was a few years back (not the event that made this such a hard book and review for me, but it was still one of the worst events of my entire life). Anyways, she is trying not the face the death of her friend. Charlie has gone off to college which leaves her  with her parents alone.

I really liked the plot. The play fit in perfectly with the rest of the plot and helped the book move along smoothly. Plus, being a theatre geek, it made me smile to see a book mention a play then actually go ahead and not forget about it.

The rest of the cast were amazing. I enjoyed how each character was well rounded. The plot was also phenomenal.

 

I just wanted to say I cried A LOT during this.

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*Tiny spoiler and emotions*

**Tiny spoiler and emotions*

***Tiny spoiler and emotions***

****Tiny spoiler and emotions****

Don’t say I didn’t warn you

So…. At one point in the novel, they are by a railroad. If I remember correctly, she is with a friend (I forget which character exactly) and they are discussing how one of their friends or siblings walked in front of a moving train. I had a friend die in a car crash with a train. I kind of pushed it away when it happened and refused to think about it. This book kind of forced me to think about it which actually was a good thing. I’m slightly getting better at being okay with showing emotion now.

As for Becca’s loss of her best friend, I relate to that because the girl who died had been my best friend throughout my childhood and died after I hadn’t been able to see her for a year because she went to another country for a year. I don’t want to go into anymore details. Just know this was extremely hard for me to read and write because of the emotions and memories I have.

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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January 2017 Wrap Up

Hey guys! I read 24 books in January! Which is kind of insane. I won’t go into detail about my rating here, but I plan on posting either full reviews or mini reviews of most of the books here.

5/5

Disney Princess #1

The Tiny Curse by Anita Oh

A Very Werey Christmas: A Werewolf High School Short by Anita Oh

The Body Swap by Anita Oh

Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 5 by Bisco Hatori

Lie Down With Dogs by Hailey Edwards

The Enchanted Christmas: A Little Golden Book  by Diane Muldrow

Under A Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Slumber by Christy Sloat

Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley (reread)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley (reread)

4.5/5

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

4/5

The Truth Spell by Anita Oh

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 1 by Kieron Gillen

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

Deadfall by Anna Carey

3.5/5

Spider-Men #1

3/5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

2.5/5

Tiny Titans #1

Superman: War of Supermen #0

Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost #1

Alpha Fight #1

Avengers/Thunderbolts #1

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

*Sorry for the short hiatus

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Series I Want to Start #1

I have so many series that I want to start reading. Here’s just a small

sample of the series I want to start reading.

Game of Thrones – I’m so excited to start this extremely long series that may or may not ever be completed because have you seen these books? It must take George R.R. Martin ages to write them. I finally own them so I’m planning on starting the series soon. This series currently has 5 books, but is rumored to have at least seven books by the end of the series.

Outlander – This is another extremely long series, but this one is by Diana Gabaldon. I bought the first book about two years ago so it’s about time that I start this series. This series currently has seven books out.

Bloodlines – This series is kind of a companion series to Vampire Academy series. I really loved the Vampire Academy series so I can’t believe that I haven’t started this series yet. Bloodlines follows the character of Sydney and another character who I may have fallen in love with in the Vampire Academy series (I feel like saying anymore spoils the Vampire Academy series). The series has six books.

Across the Universe – This is a trilogy by Beth Revis that everyone seems to have enjoyed. I met the author in 2016 at SE-YA. She was really nice and that made me want to read her books even more. This series also has some novellas within it.

Razia – This series was written by S. Usher Evans and sounds really intriguing. The main character sounds really kickbutt! This series consists of four books along with a few novellas.

Again, there are so many other series that I want to start,

but these are the first that come to my mind.

Xx Sincerely,

Anna