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ARC Bookhaul

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Recently my coworker brought in some Advance Reader Copies of some books and let me take what I wanted, and admittedly I don't know much about each of them so I'm just going to say what it is and who wrote it, but a book is a book am I right? To start I got three middle-grade books which are Into the Nightfell Wood by Kristin Bailey which I know is a sequel in a series, The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider, and Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya. The next four are fiction books and they are The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, Hangman by Jack Heath, A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, and #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil. The final is a collection of short stories called All That is Left is All That Matters: Stories by Mark Slouka. Overall we have eight interesting sounding books that I can hopefully read before they are published!

Another Mini Bookhaul

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I went to Barnes and Noble yet again and of course, came out with even more books. To start I got another copy of Simon Vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and although I have an ARC copy of this book I couldn't refuse a hardcover exclusive edition of it, I mean would you? I love this book so much and I'm so happy to have a hardcover of it now, I can't wait to reread it! Next, we have The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, and all I know about this is that it has to do with the assassination of a king and his three children try to find the killer, so that's fun. I also got Seraphina by Rachel Hartman which I've been meaning to read for a while and I'm glad I finally got a copy of. It's about a girl who is half dragon I believe and her fight against those who are against her species, which sounds really good to me. Lastly, I got 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami which has a very complicated plot but is basically just like Reality but with a question m…

March & April 2018 Owlcrate

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The March theme for Owlcrate was Across the Galaxy. The items included were a candle inspired by the Illuminae Files, a Guardians of the Galaxy Funko POP figure, a watercolor Star Wars bookmark, a Lunar Chronicles mug, a galaxy infinity scarf, a Red Rising print, the pin of the month, and a poster for the book of the month. This book of the month was Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston which is a retelling of Anastasia but in space!
The theme for the April Owlcrate box was Shadows & Secrets. The items included were a Crooked Kingdom inspired pillowcase, Harry Potter quote pencils, some coffee from Bones Coffee Company, a Shadowhunters inspired soap, a sneak peek at Legendary, the sequel to Caraval, by Stephanie Garber, the pin of the month, and postcards that go with the books. The book of the month was Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody which I've heard is a little alike to Six of Crows which I am all down for!
So there's a quick unboxing of the March and April Owlcrate boxes, and…

March & April 2018 Wrap-Up

I've been very busy recently but I've finally had some time to sit down and update on here. I have more posts on the way that include my March and April Owlcrate unboxings and two bookhauls, but for now, let's get onto my wrap-ups.
So for March, I read a total of 12 books which is really good, my best month this year actually. To start read five graphic novels, Your Name Vol. 2 by Makoto Shinkai, Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen, Lumberjanes Vol. 7: a Bird's-Eye View by Shannon Watters, The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang, and lastly The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag, all of which I gave 5 stars.
Next, I read Opal by Maggie Stiefvater, the Raven Cycle novella that takes place after The Raven King, and I gave this 5 stars. It was so nice to finally get back into this world, I love this series so much and I can't wait to read the sequel series coming soon!
I also finished The Black Witch by Laurie Forest and gave it 5 stars. I really struggled at the beginnin…