Monthly Wrap-Up: November

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Well I’ve been slacking off as a book blogger since I’ve been doing this since August and this is my first time doing a monthly wrap up, but hey now I’m starting!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and for all of you who don’t celebrate it I hope you had a wonderful month!

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Books I Reviewed This Month: 8 (Wow, I Don’t Know If This Is Good or Bad)

Well I can’t really say how productive I was reading this month since I only read 8 books. Now to some of you that may mean I’m slow and to others it might be a lot, I guess it depends.

For the most part I loved every book I read which is pretty dang good if you think about it. I’ll leave links to my reviews so you can check them out and hopefully add to your TBR’s!

 

A Monster Calls

“A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness

5/5

This book was amazing, plain and simple. Everything about it was perfect, it’s definitely a tear-jerker though so be prepared!

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The Sleeper and the Spindle

“The Sleeper & The Spindle” by Neil Gaiman

2.5/5

Slightly disappointing since it was so short and not exactly what I was expecting. I figured this would be a lesbian retelling but it wasn’t at all, plus the story took a turn I didn’t enjoy either. Still great to read if you love Gaiman and the illustrations are gorgeous.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

“The Knife of Never Letting Go” (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

5/5

My second Ness book ever and just as good as “A Monster Calls” if not better. This book is seriously….just perfect and I can’t gush about it enough. You’ll have to read my review to truely understand all of my feels. I want to take this book and shove it into your hands and make you read it!

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Coraline

“Coraline” by Neil Gaiman

4/5

I think it’s safe to say that Gaiman never truly lets me down, this is one magical and entertaining book. It’s a great book to start with if you’re just getting into Gaiman’s works.

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Worlds of Ink and Shadow

“Worlds of Ink and Shadow” by Lena Coakley

4/5

It’s all about the Brontes, reading, and imagination. It’s definitely a very creative and fun book and one that we can all relate to as readers and book lovers I think.

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The Grownup

“The Grownup” by Gillian Flynn

4/5

Gillian Flynn never disappoints me and this was no exception. If you’re a fan of hers, like me, I recommend reading this short story. It’s as twisted and gritty as any of her other works.

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These Shallow Graves

“These Shallow Graves” by Jennifer Donnelly

2/5

Not my favorite book, pretty disappointing for me. It drug on way too much and was more romance focused than I would have liked. This is pretty much a case of “It’s me not you”.

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Alice

“Alice” (Alice #1) by Christina Henry

5/5

One of my new all time favorite books, I love Alice in Wonderland and I love retellings. This one is about as dark as you can get though, still worth checking out if you’re a fan. Such a great book though, I could sing and dance all day about my love for this book!

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That wraps up my book reviews for the month of November! I also did a ton of other posts and features this last month as well as book tags and memes, so be sure to check any of those out if you’re interested!

Did you read any of these books this month or before? Do you have any of these on your TBR? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you guys!

 

 

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2016 Releases I’m Looking Forward To

 

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Well the title of the post is pretty self-explanatory. It’s all about 2016 book releases I can’t wait for, these are what I have SO FAR. Emphasis on the so far. There’s plenty and there’s bound to be far more coming!

Trust me when I tell you I really narrowed down my selection for this post, I had at least 20 to pick from. I chose to do a solid ten, for now.

Hopefully I can help you guys find some books to add to your every growing TBR piles!

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Why I’m Excited:

I’m a HUGE fan of the fantasy genre, seriously I will read anything and everything I can get my hands on if it’s fantasy. This sounds like one hell of a fantasy novel too so it’s not surprising I’m super excited for it.

 

After the Woods

After the Woods by Kim Savage

Release Date: February 23rd, 2016

Description From Goodreads

Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

Why I’m Excited:

I requested an ARC on Netgalley for this baby and *fingers crossed* hopefully I get it because it sounds pretty great, right? This isn’t my usual reading material but if a mystery/thriller is done right then I’ll love it.

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A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

Release Date: February 23rd, 2016

Description From Goodreads

***Spoilers From A Darker Shade of Magic #1***

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

Why I’m Excited:

Did any of you read the first book? It was amazing! Of course I’m excited for the sequel! I can’t wait to read more about Kell and Lila and we finally get to see some more of Black London! Bring it on!

I also have a preview excerpt from Netgalley and as soon as I finish it I will post a mini review of it!

 

Revenge and the Wild

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Release Date: February 2nd, 2016

Description From Goodreads

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

Why I’m Excited:

Well firstly do you see how gorgeous that cover is? Besides I’m 100% all for a western with magic and monsters, a western fantasy sounds sooooo sweet. I was pretty disappointed with the other YA western I read this year “Vengeance Road” so hopefully this one is better.

 

Blackhearts

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Release Date: February 9th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Why I’m Excited:

Pirates. That’s it. I’m a big fan of pirates and there aren’t enough YA pirate books in the world! I’m not a big fan of romance but if they do the pirate aspect well then I don’t care!

 

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Release Date: March 8th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Why I’m Excited:

It’s based on a Grimm fairy tale called “The Singing Bone” so it’s basically a fairy tale retelling and it sounds a little dark, so I’m in.

 

Riders (Riders, #1)

Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi

Release Date: February 16th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

Why I’m Excited:

Well I think the fact that it’s about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is super interesting, I can’t wait to see how well it’s executed in this book.

I have a preview excerpt of this book from Netgalley right now as well so as soon as I finish it I’ll post a mini review!

 

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

The Rose & The Dagger (The Wrath & The Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Description From Goodreads

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

Why I’m Excited:

I read the first book “The Wrath & The Dawn” and I freaking loved it, this is a romance based series and it really says something that I enjoyed it. So I’m DYING to get my hands on the last book in this duology.

 

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: January 5th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

Why I’m Excited:

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book FOR AN ETERNITY. Not only does the blurb sound absolutely fascinating but I also heard there were pirates….as you already know I’m a sucker for pirates.

 

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman

Release Date: January 26th, 2016

Description From Goodreads

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

Why I’m Excited:

It’s a fantasy, historical fiction, and maybe even a bit of mystery/thriller. I need that mix up in my life, needless to say I hear nothing but good things about Alison Goodman’s works. Yes I started reading “Eon” and loved it but alas I didn’t get to finish it yet. YET.

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That wraps up my first post about book releases in 2016 that I need in my life, there’s definitely more to come!

I hope you guys found some interesting books to add to your TBR’s as well, that way we can all fangirl together! Woohoo!

The Sassy

 

Book Review: Alice by Christina Henry

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In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.

Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.

And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

review

“Beware the jaws that bite, the claws that snatch….”

This is one hell of a book and it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever read before. If I could rate it and give it a thousand starts I would do it in a heartbeat, that’s how amazing it was.

Although I will say it’s not a book for the faint of heart, there is much disturbing content such as torture and rape and overall violence. It gets pretty hard to swallow so if you’re strongly against reading about any of those things I would skip this book.

Honestly this whole review will be me gushing over how great of a read this was because I don’t have a single bad thing to say about it.

PLOT

This is a very dark retelling of “Alice in Wonderland” but it’s also an extremely entertaining one. Even the mildest of fans will love how Christina Henry tied the many familiar faces into her story.

I have only seen movies based on the adventures of Alice and I wasn’t lost for a second, so if you’re worried that you haven’t read the original book, don’t be.

So the story revolves around Alice (obviously) and Hatcher who reside in an asylum together in the New City. One night destiny presents to them an opportunity to escape the asylum and disappear into the Old City, but this opportunity also releases an ancient and terrible evil, the Jabberwock. It is now Alice and Hatcher’s job to destroy the Jabberwock and to do so they must travel through the streets of the Old City where they encounter many of our favorite “Wonderland” characters – Cheshire, the Caterpillar, the Walrus, & the Rabbit.

There isn’t really a cliffhanger ending, but you will be left craving the next (and last) book in this duology. That ending was damn perfect and it was completely satisfying, but I really need to read the continuing adventures of Alice and Hatcher. Now…please.

The world building is superb throughout the story, it makes you feel dirty and gritty whilst reading and that’s exactly how you’re supposed to feel. The Old City is a dirty and gritty place after all, full of atrocious crimes and people. Bad things happen in the world, but fortunately we don’t get that messaged shoved into our faces and forced down our throats. Yes, bad things happen in this book but there’s also some sort of justice in it as well….or vengeance whichever you prefer.

The pacing is fast as well, I predict that you’ll have a hard time putting this one down just like I did. Also the writing is perfect, it makes you FEEL everything and trust me with this kind of story you’re going to feel all sorts of emotions .To me, that’s a perfect book when it makes you emotional.

characters

How do I even do the characters justice? They were all so well written, even the villains were well portrayed. You will hate the villains but you will admit that they’re damn good at being VERY bad.

Alice and Hatcher are the definition of a dynamic duo. Together they can pretty much do ANYTHING and I put emphasis on the together part. It’s true one wouldn’t succeed without the other. They’re so different yet they fit together so well. They’re both completely mad but also clever and they’re on the path of vengeance. Who doesn’t love some badass, vengeance-driven, crazy people?

Cheshire, of course, is and always will be my absolute favorite character in ANY Wonderland retelling. This book was no exception either, he’s exceedingly clever and very helpful while also not so helpful at the same time. I can’t help but love him though, such a little shit…..

Of course as mentioned all of our villains are exceptionally…villainous. Trust me they are bad, bad, and worse. They’re absolutely sickening but they’re as well written as any of the other characters. They’re monumental to the story, without characters like the Walrus, Caterpillar, and Rabbit, it would be very dull indeed.

in conclusion

I absolutely adored this book and to me it was perfection, I haven’t a single complaint about anything. I will be (not so patiently) waiting for the next book “Red Queen”.

This is a fantastic piece of work and I raise my teacup and salute you Christina Henry you mad, mad genius!

In the mean time I think I’ll go have a tea party…or maybe just watch the Tim Burton movie…probably safer….

RECOMMEND

Hells to the yes!

I recommend this to any “Alice in Wonderland” fan and to anyone who loves dark retellings.

However as I mentioned earlier there’s a lot of sexual violence in this book so if you can’t stomach this then I don’t recommend reading it.

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

The Sassy

Waiting On Wednesday: Rebel of the Sands

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

This meme is all about letting us know what we’re excited for in upcoming releases and also letting us rant and rave about them!

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What I’m Waiting For:

Rebel of the Sands

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

Publish Date: March 8th, 2016

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I’m a little wary of this one just because of the whole “she never predicted she’d fall in love with him” bit. It’s no secret I’m not a fan of romance unless it’s done REALLY well. But I’m also a terrible sucker for anything in the fantasy genre, especially YA fantasy.

Promises of mythical beasts and magic? Yes, I’m definitely in.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you also excited for “Rebel of the Sands”? Feel free to leave comments or link to your Waiting on Wednesday!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books/Series I’m Thankful For

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So with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s theme is things we’re thankful for, whether they’re bookish or not.

I’ve decided just to do books and series I’m thankful for, so basically my all time favorites!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

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10.) The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

I’m definitely thankful for this book (not the whole series, I haven’t finished it yet) because it really restored my faith in the dystopian series. I can’t say I’ve really read a lot of super awesome dystopian books but this one is a game changer. Not to mention how well written it is, period.

I really, really LOVE this book. I can’t gush about it enough. I wrote a review for it so if you want more gushing then head on over there and read it, haha.

9.) The Gone Series by Michael Grant

I’m thankful for this series because it was lent to me by my friend Stephanie so we could both fangirl about it together. Who isn’t thankful for things that bring friends closer together? It’s a very entertaining and sometimes emotional series, I read all of them but I haven’t reviewed any.

8.) The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Who isn’t thankful for the Hunger Games series? I am and that’s pretty much because it’s rare for me to devour a book series so quickly. I read at least the first two in two days, it was so bad that I was hiding the book and reading during band class. I just hid it behind my sheet music….

7.) The Jasper Dent Series by Barry Lyga

I absolutely love this whole series, it’s definitely one that I couldn’t put down. It’s also a pretty underrated series and therefore I’m thankful I get to fangirl about it and shout at people to read it.

6.) The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

 

I’m thankful for this one just because it’s so perfect, I read through this whole series like it was nothing.

5.) The Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

I read this when I was semi-younger and it was such a magical and beautiful series. I can’t help but be thankful my grandma bought me the second one for my birthday therefore forcing me to find and read the first one as well.

4.) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I’m actually thankful for all of Flynn’s books but especially this one since it was my gateway book into reading everything she writes. Flynn is one of my all time favorite authors. I read this one and HAD to read every single one of her other books as well.

3.) A Song of Fire and Ice Series by George R.R. Martin

 

I am a complete sucker for intricate fantasy worlds and I am in love with this series. *shouts and shakes fists at the sky* “You hear that Martin? I said I love your work! Now give me Winds of Winter!”

2.) The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

I don’t think I need to tell any of you again how in love I am with Middle Earth. I don’t even know what I would DO if it didn’t exist.

1.) The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Do I even need to explain why I’m thankful for this? Do I? It’s pretty much my entire childhood.

 

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Do you see any books you’re thankful for on my list? Any books that you’re thankful for that didn’t make my list? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday!

The Sassy

Blog Awards: Beautiful Blogger Award Nomination

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Thank you to Alysyn over at Rein Reads for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Make sure you guys head over there and check out her awesome blog.

Rules:

  1. Link to the blogger who nominated you
  2. List seven random facts about you
  3. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. My favorite Disney movie is “Peter Pan”.
  2. When I was little I had this unusually, obsessive interest with Ancient Egypt. I seriously read random stuff about it for the longest time, why? I have no idea, I just thought it was cool.
  3. I am in love with watching horror movies and my favorite classic is “Friday the 13th”.
  4. I’ve been to 6 concerts: AC/DC, Motley Crue, and Jason Aldean. Also I’ve seen a local(ish) classic rock tribute band called Hairball 3 times, they dress up and do songs from every major rock band. *whispers* I really like rock music.
  5. If I had unlimited amounts of time or I could freeze time, I would just use it to read more and play more video games. Most people think that’s a waste of time but really that’s all I’d want to do
  6. I say “Uff Da” a lot more than I probably should (wanna know what Uff Da means? Here’s a link)
  7. I don’t really watch any TV at all, if I wanna watch a TV show I either wait for it to come out on DVD/Bluray or Netflix.

My Nominees:

Alahna @ The Charmed Reader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide To Novels

Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

Nika @ Nika’s Reading List

Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Addiction

The Bookish Alphabet Tag

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I was tagged by Ashleigh over at A Frolic Through Fiction to do this new tag! Thanks Ashleigh and make sure you guys go over and check out her awesome blog!

This tag was originally created by Mariana over at Fire Heart Books.

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What You Have To Do:

See if you own books beginning with every letter of the alphabet. The only rule is that you have to own it, or you’ve read it but don’t own it anymore.

The doesn’t count when you’re picking books so for example Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction used “The Bone Season” for the letter B.

So let’s get started!

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A – “Anna Dressed in Blood” by Kendare Blake

(Read & Reviewed. I own a paperback of this baby.)

B – “Bliss” by Lauren Myracle

(Read & Not Reviewed. I hated this book a lot and I own a hardcover.)

C – “Carnival of Souls” by Melissa Marr

(Read & Not Reviewed. I liked this one and I own it on my Nook.)

D – “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn

(Read & Reviewed. I own a paperback copy.)

E – “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini

(Not Yet Read. I have a paperback of it lying around in the TBR.)

F – “Falling Kingdoms” by Morgan Rhodes

(Not Yet Read. I own a hardcover though.)

G – “The Girl from the Well” by Rin Chupeco

(Read & Reviewed. I own a paperback copy.)

H – “Half a King” by Joe Abercrombie

(Read & ‘Badly’ Reviewed. I own a copy on my Kindle.)

I – “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke

(Read & Not Reviewed. One of my all time favorite series, I own a paperback copy of it as well.)

J- I have nothing for “J” isn’t that weird? I was surprised.

K- I also own nothing for “K” that I could find, which is also odd.

L – “The Lies of Locke Lamora”  by Scott Lynch

(Not Yet Read. I own a pocket sized paperback of it.)

M – “The Merciless” by Danielle Vega

(Read & Reviewed. I own a gorgeous hardcover of it.)

N – “The Name of the Star” by Maureen Johnson

(Not Yet Read. It’s waiting around on my Nook.)

O – “Othello” by William Shakespeare

(Read & Not Reviewed. I own a copy because it’s my favorite Shakespeare play.)

P – “Petals on the Wind” by V.C. Andrews

(Read & Not Reviewed. It’s the second book in the Dollanganger series and I own all of those because they formerly belonged to my mom.)

Q – Nothing for “Q” which I expected.

R – “Rot & Ruin” by Jonathan Maberry

(Read & ‘Mini’ Reviewed. I own a paperback copy.)

S – “The Shining” by Stephen King

(Read & Not Reviewed. One of my favorite King books and I own a little dinky paperback copy.)

T – “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner

(Not Yet Read. It awaits reading on my Nook.)

U – “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman

(Not Yet Read. A fairly recent purchase I got it for $4.00 at a bookstore.)

V – “Vengeance Road” by Erin Bowman

(Read & Reviewed. I received this hardcover as a birthday gift this year.)

W – “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen

(Read & Not Reviewed. I really liked this one and I own a paperback copy with stupid Pattinson’s face on it.)

X- Does this surprise anyone? If you have a book for “X” let me know because I can’t think of any at all.

Y – “You” by Caroline Kepnes

(Read & Reviewed. I own a paperback copy.)

Z – “Zom-B” by Darren Shan

(Not Yet Read. I own a hardcover that I got on sale for $4.00.)

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I Tag:

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Nika @ Nika’s Reading List

Alahna @ The Charmed Reader

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