Showing posts from August, 2017

August 2017 Owlcrate

Another Owlcrate has come, this month's theme was Something Wicked This Way Comes and I loved its box!

First, we have the pin, which is a raven flying below the moon to show the box's creepy theme. Next, we have a coffee sampler packet that I can't wait to try. It is called The Dark Arts Roast and is inspired by Harry Potter. It has flavor notes of almond, orange, and chocolate, and it is made by Happenstance. We also have a sticker from the Monsters of Verity Duology by Victoria Schwab that says "We are the darkest acts made light". I find these next two items go hand in hand together. The first is the Edgar Allen Poe socks and the second is the inkwell pen, so you can write you horror stories with your classic looking pen and wear socks of a classic author. A Six of Crows bookmark was also included which I'm very excited for because I just got copies Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom so I can use the bookmark while I read. Lastly, we have a copy of Sleepy H…

Birthday Bookhaul

My birthday was on July 15th, and this year all I asked for was books, and I got them! This is really late to be posted because not only did I get books, I also got money, which of course I spent on books. I got single copies and box sets, but in total, I got 33 books! Some of them were preorders so I do not have them know obviously, but still, 33 books! That's so many! Here's a picture of all of them, taking up almost all the space on my bed. Anyway, let's break this down.

The gifts I got from my parents are:
-The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare, which includes Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess.
-The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare, which includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire.
-A preorder for A Court of Thorns and Roses box set by Sarah J. Maas, which includes A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, and A Court of Wings and …

July 2017 Wrap-Up

This past month I was able to finish 12 books, 11 of which I read for the first time and 1 of them was a reread. I'm rereading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas in anticipation for the next book coming out in September, Tower of Dawn. Last month I read Assassins Blade, this month I read Throne of Glass, and I finished rereading Crown of Midnight at the beginning of August but that doesn't count for July! All I have left is Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Empire of Storms, and I'm so excited to read them again. Anyway, enough Throne of Glass, let's get onto the new reads.
The first book I finished this month was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and it is definitely my favorite book of 2017. It's about a librarian looking for a lost city and he is the only one who cares about it, but there's also romance and comedy and action and so much more, it's such a perfect book!
The second one I read was a sequel to a middle-grade graphic novel by Hop…