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September 2017 Wrap-Up

Overall, the month of September was a pretty successful month and I read a total of 10 books. To start I read the first two books in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, which are Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm, and I really liked them. They were just a nice little fantasy. I also read The Demon in the Wood and The Tailor, which are both short stories that are a part of the Grisha Trilogy.
The next two I have I was highly anticipating. The first is Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, which is the seventh book in the Throne of Glass series, and I loved it! The second was Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, which is the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles. Both of them were so amazing and definitely were worth the wait!
I also read Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna, which is a poetry book by the Youtuber Gabbie Hanna/The Gabbie Show, and I enjoyed it very much. I read two graphic novels, the first being Through the Woods by Emily Carroll which was short illustrated horror stories and I loved…

Tower of Dawn Review (SPOILER WARNING)

So just recently I finished reading Tower of Dawn, the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass, and OH MY GOD. I will admit at first I didn't know how to feel about this book. I knew it would be good because Sarah is amazing at writing, but I just thought it wouldn't be the same without Aelin and the rest of the group. I felt this way for a while until halfway through the book when I was so hooked. It was slow at first but once the Valg and Fae came into play it got a lot more interesting.
So at first, I was so not interested in Nesryn's point of view, but once she left with Sartaq it got a lot better. I found when she was in Antica there was no point for her to have her own storyline because all she really did was visit her family. When she leaves with Sartaq is when it really gets interesting because of Falken. At first, I was just thought it was going to be another shapeshifter, which is cool, and then when he started talking about his family I realiz…

September 2017 Owlcrate

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This month's Owlcrate theme was Mythical Creatures and the box was great!
There was a lot of awesome things in this box! To start off we have a dragon coin purse to properly guard you change. Next, we have a wooden bookmark with the Mother of Dragons herself on it. For the Percy Jackson fans, a Son of Poseidon bath salt was included that smells absolutely amazing! A book sleeve from Book Beau was given to us to keep all your paperbacks safe when traveling. The Harry Potter item in this box is an adorable sticker of Hagrid and Buckbeak, everyone's favorite Care of Magical Creatures teacher and Hippogriff. The pin of this month features a Gryphon constellation in a starry sky.
Now time for the book! This months book is Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows, which basically about a dragon activist who is thrown into jail. Of course, there are a ton of dragon in this book so I'm totally into it! As always a signed bookplate and a letter from the author were included along with a…

Infernal Devices Review

I've been reading Cassandra Clare's books recently and read them in the recommended order which is the first three Mortal Instruments books, The Infernal Devices, and the last three Mortal Instruments books. This series consists of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess.
The series takes place in 1878 and follows Tessa Gray, who lives in New York and is going to live with her brother Nate in England after their aunt passes away. When she arrives though, she's kidnapped and is trained to control a power she didn't know she had, the ability to change into another person if she's holding one of the person's possessions. From there she finds herself entangled in the Downworld, the world that humans can't see. It's filled with werewolves, vampires, faeries, warlocks, demons, and shadowhunters. The series follows Tessa dealing with her newfound ability and with now being caught up in the Downworld.
This series was hard to get into after re…

Mortal Instruments Review

So just recently I finished reading the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare which consists of City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. I went in knowing the essentials thanks to the Shadowhunters Codex, but other than that I didn't know much about the series. I read the books in the recommended order so I read the first three of this series, then The Infernal Devices, and then the last three of this series. I have to admit that after reading TID it took me a bit to get back into TMI but by the 5th book I was into it again.
The first three books and last three books are basically their own trilogies because the second trilogy was written to expand upon the first, but together the story they tell is amazing.
The series is about Clary Fray who is a shadowhunter, which is a human angle hybrid that hunts demons. The series begins with her mom being kidnapped by demons, but the series expands into so much more.

Godsgrave Review (SPOILER WARNING)

So I just recently finished reading Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, which is the second book in the Nevernight Chronicle. This book left me not okay and I was basically ruined at the end but in a good way. I absolutely loved the first one and it's one of my favorite books of all time now. I read the first book in August, so once I finished it and heard the second was coming out the next month I was so excited, but now that I need to wait a year for the next one is killing me! Anyway, let's get onto the review!
I'm gonna start off with one thing that's huge, our main character being Bi! And not only that, might I add that her dad was gay which is equally awesome! I love the way Jay could just casually slide it in and not make a big deal about it but still give representation to the LGBTQ+ community. 
In the first book, I loved how the storyline jumped back and forth from past to present and the scenes went together and I'm really glad that it was brought back again in t…

August 2017 Wrap-Up

This month I read 20 books, 3 of which were rereads and 17 of which I read for the first time. The books I reread were Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows in anticipation for the next Throne of Glass book called Tower of Dawn. 
The first book I read this month was a new middle-grade book by James Patterson in the Middle School series, and as much as I hate James Patterson, I just had to read it because the Middle School series was one of my favorites when I was little(er). It's about the main character going to Australia after winning a contest, it wasn't the best in the series because you can tell that a different ghostwriter did this one, but it was alright.
The second book I read was a literary fiction book about a dystopian Earth where a pandemic wipes out 99% of the population. It is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and even though I was required to read it for school, I enjoyed it. It's actually the first book that I've read for school …