March Wrap-Up

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March wasn’t the best of months for me but it was still alright as far as reading went! I did have a bit of a blogging slump there at the end which was absolutely ZERO fun but I’m back now and will hopefully be getting more posts up. I do apologize for all the posts I’ve missed from you guys and I know there are comments from WEEKS ago I still haven’t replied to but bear with me I’m getting to it all!

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Books Read This Month: 5

The Women in the Walls by Amy LukavicsBad Blood by Demitria LunettaThe Night Circus by Erin MorgensternThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I pretty much enjoyed every book I read in March which is amazing especially since I did not have such good luck in February. Of course I’d have to say “The Night Circus” and “The Hate U Give” were my favorites and both are definitely 5 star books! I’m not sure how the heck I’m going to be able to write reviews for them……


Reviews Finished This Month

The Beast Is An Animal by Peternelle Van Arsdale

The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta

I should have finished a lot more than 3 reviews but…blogging sluuuump!


Tags & Memes Done This Month

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite YA Fantasy & Science Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR


Other Posts Done This Month

February Wrap-Up

Discussion Post: Reviewing Books Long After Finishing Them

My Recipe for the Perfect YA Fantasy Book

Mystery Blogger Award

Unplanned Hiatus/Blogging Slump Update


What I’m Currently Reading:

Living Dead GirlTiger Lily

I’ve been switching books a lot lately trying to find the ones I’m in the mood for so if you follow me on Goodreads I’m sorry! I did finally settle on “Living Dead Girl” which is a super short book and then after that I’ll be going straight into “Tiger Lily”!

I also have a poll on Twitter going right now about which of the following books I should read next: “Red Rising”, “The Song of Achilles”, “Starflight”, or “An Ember in the Ashes”! So if you don’t follow me on Twitter feel free to leave a “vote” in the comments below!

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How was your reading and blogging month this March?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, April?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

February Wrap-Up

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So February was one of my best months ever as far as stats go which is awesome it also wasn’t such a terrible month for reading either. The only thing that happened that I wasn’t happy with was I got sick last week and didn’t get ANYTHING done, no reading or anything. Fortunately I’m feeling better and am looking forward to getting some shit done this month!

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Books Read This Month: 5

Wintersong by S. Jae-JonesTraveler by L.E. DeLanoThe Dragon's Price by Bethany WigginsThe Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoThe Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

These were all ARCs that I read this month and unfortunately none of them were very good with the exception of “The Bone Witch” which I did enjoy even though it did have some problems.


Reviews Finished This Month:

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. DeLano

The Dragon’s Price (Transference #1) by Bethany Wiggins

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco


Tags & Memes Done This Month

The Sims Book Tag

The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite/Least Favorite Slow-Burn & Insta-Love Romances

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved Less Than Everyone Else


Other Posts Done This Month

January Wrap-Up

February TBR

Most Anticipated Releases: First Half of 2017 (Part 2)

Book Recommendations: Underrated Books


What I’m Currently Reading:

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So far this is a pretty decent book and I’m still expecting to love it in the end! Amy Lukavics has yet to disappoint me!

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How was your reading and blogging month this February?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, March?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

January Wrap-Up

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Well I didn’t get as much done this month as I wanted to but it was still pretty decent! I’m trying to finish up some ARCs (which can take a while if I’m not enjoying them) and still trying to catch up on comments and posts, I’m really awful at this sometimes it’s like I’m in a commenting slump if that makes sense? However, I’m trying my best to chat with you all!

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Books Read This Month: 6

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabNight Film by Marisha PesslEverything I Never Told You by Celeste NgExo by Fonda LeeThe Walking Dead, Vol. 02 by Robert KirkmanThe Walking Dead, Vol. 03 by Robert Kirkman

I’m continuing on with The Walking Dead graphic novel series (and boy is it not disappointing) and the only book that really blew me completely away this month was “Night Film” which is honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. I need to get my review up, sorry!


Reviews Finished This Month

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

Amulet #1-7 by Kazu Kibuishi

Exo by Fonda Lee


Tags & Memes Done This Month

Ringing In The New Year Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Quotes

Totally Should’ve…..Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Graphic Novel Favorites & TBR


Other Posts Done This Month

Best Books of 2016 Part 2: Backlist Books

2016 End of Year Book Survey

December Wrap-Up

January TBR

HUGE Christmas 2016 Book Haul

Most Anticipated Releases: First Half of 2017 (Part 1)

Discussion Post: Things I Want To See More Of In Books


What I’m Currently Reading

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I was supposed to have finished this already but reading “Exo” took me too long so here I am, but I’m actually really enjoying this book so far! I’ve seen a lot of “meh” and negative reviews for it so I wasn’t expecting something this enjoyable.


How was your reading and blogging month this January?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, February?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

October Wrap-Up

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So after a bit of a hiatus in August and September I came back in full force for October, which may or may not have been due to my love of horror books and Halloween. I got quite a few posts done and a few books read so overall it was a very good month! Hopefully November will be just as great!

Sorry, this is a pretty short post!

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Books Read This Month: 4

One Was Lost by Natalie D. RichardsStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoAnd the Trees Crept In by Dawn KurtagichThe Merciless II by Danielle Vega

So I didn’t finish as many as I would have liked to but this is better than nothing! The only one that I really loved was “And The Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich and the others were just okay.


Reviews Finished This Month

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich


Tags and Memes Done This Month

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took Me The Longest To Finish

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because of Other Bloggers

The Get To Know Me Tag (& 400 Followers)

Fall Activities Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Horror Books On My TBR

Creatures of the Night Book Tag


Other Posts Done This Month

October TBR (aka Lots of Spooky Books)

Terrifying Book Recs for Halloween

Less Terrifying Book Recs for Halloween


What I’m Currently Reading:

Glitter

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How was your reading and blogging month this October?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, November?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

July Wrap-Up

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So this month was great as far as reading went but pretty dang awful as far as posts! In my defense though I’ve been going to the lake where I have absolutely zero reception and summer is always a busy time since there’s loads of fun stuff to go do!

Now that it’s August I’m going to try my hardest to get my posting back on track since it will be my one year blogiversary! I really can’t believe it’s already going to be a year since I started book blogging but there will be separate posts about that for sure so for now let’s get this wrap up started!

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Books Read This Month: 8

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly BlackNevernight by Jay KristoffBeware That Girl by Teresa TotenDaughters Unto Devils by Amy LukavicsThe Crown's Game by Evelyn SkyeWe Were Liars by E. LockhartPaper Princess by Erin WattHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

I have yet to review any of these books ( I know, shame on me) and therefore don’t have an official rating on them because my thoughts aren’t really settled on a few. However, since “Nevernight” will be released in one week my review will be up sometime this week so be on the look out!

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Reviews Finished This Month

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean (Mini Review)

Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea (Between #1) by April Genevieve Tucholke

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

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Tags & Memes Done This Month

The Harry Potter Tag

Top 5 Wednesday: Recent Additions To My Wishlist

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters (NOT Villains)

The Reader Confession Tag

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What I’m Currently Reading

The Outliers (The Outliers, #1)

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)

And I Darken by Kiersten White

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How was your reading and blogging month this July?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

What books are you excited for this coming month, August?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

 

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2016

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Well January wasn’t exactly kind to my reading/blogging schedule. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump, when I finally finished my books I just couldn’t get the reviews written and posted. I apologize for my crappy blogging this month guys, hopefully February I can get back into my groove and post regularly.

I actually read more books than I reviewed and I’m really ashamed of myself, hopefully I can just sit and type them all up this week……

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Books I Read/Reviewed This Month: 11 (6 Were Graphic Novels…..)

I enjoyed most of my reads but a lot of them were just so-so and not super impressive. I’ve been on a graphic novel binge since reading the INCREDIBLE “Nimona”, I’m slowly wading through and finding the hidden little gems in the graphic novel world.

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)

“The Monstrumologist” by Rick Yancey – 5/5

I really enjoyed this book I don’t have any complaints about it, it blends historical fiction and horror excellently. It’s the perfect amount of gore and slow, suspenseful scares. If you’re looking for a horror book that has a ton more to offer other than scares, this is definitely worth a look.

Review here.

 

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

“The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket – 3/3

No I never got the chance to read this series when I was a kid and I really should have, because it really isn’t enjoyable for me as an adult. The writing is very simple because after all it is a children’s series and overall that’s what it read like. While Harry Potter is an enjoyable “children’s series” for all ages, A Series of Unfortunate Events is not.

It was interesting enough but I really should have read it when I was younger, it would have been so much better I’m sure.

Review here.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo – 4/5

All aboard the hype train! Choo-choo! This book definitely lives up to all expectations, usually you can’t trust overly hyped books but this one is definitely the exception. It’s fast paced and full of action.

I have a lot of love for this book, even though I really didn’t like “Shadow and Bone” that much. So if you have a similar problem “Six of Crows” is still worth a look.

Review here.

Nimona

“Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson – 5/5

My first and favorite graphic novel! I’ve just started reading graphic novels and from the few I’ve read “Nimona” is still the best in my opinion. It’s hilarious, quirky, and beautiful. I have zero complaints about it at all, it really is perfect.

If you’ve never read a graphic novel before this is the perfect one to get you started and hooked.

Review here.

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)

“Ice Like Fire” by Sara Raasch – 3/5

This is the sequel to “Snow Like Ashes”, which I loved. A lot of people did not enjoy this book as much as the first one so I had very low expectations for it when I started. Honestly it was not as good as the first book but it still had the world and characters I love so I still found myself enjoyed this book.

I haven’t written a review for this yet….I’m such a slacker. Sorry.

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“Saga, Vol. 1” & “Saga, Vol. 2” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – 3/5

These are HUGELY popular graphic novels, seriously the whole series has nothing but five star ratings. So my expectations were ridiculously high and thus I was a little disappointed. I have some complaints but the volumes I read were moderately enjoyable. I liked them but it wasn’t anything I was crazy about.

Combined review here.

Through the Woods

“Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll – 4/5

This is a graphic novel composed of five short stories, the artwork was gorgeous and the stories were creepy. That is a perfect recap of this book pretty much. In my review I rated each story separately if you want some more information.

Review here.

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

“Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – 3/5

I like Joe Hill so I had to check out his graphic novel series, plus it is pretty popular. Overall there was some creepy stuff and some disturbing stuff, so I don’t really know how I feel about the book as whole. I liked how interesting the plot was but I also really HATED the artwork, not a fan at all.

I’m kind of meh about it, I might have to read the next volume before I really determine that or not though.

I haven’t written a review for this one yet……awkward.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

“Truthwitch” by Susan Dennard – 3/5

Everyone has been talking about this non-stop for at least half a year. At least. Seriously, this book has a CRAZY amount of hype. It fell a little flat too. That’s all I’ll say on this for now since I DO still have a review to write.

Review to come soon, sorry guys!

 

 

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery

“Rat Queens, Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery” by Kurt J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch – 4/5

A very awesome graphic novel, plenty of great humor and fantasy elements. I love fantasy and this was a fun fantasy to read. I LOVED the Queens, they were hilarious and badass all at once. Definitely going to invest in more of the series!

I just finished this yesterday so my full review will be later, I have other reviewing priorities. Like books I read a few weeks ago…….

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So that wraps up my books for January! There’s definitely quite a few so I’m pretty happy with it, even though most were graphic novels.

Sorry I’ve been such a crappy poster lately though, I’m definitely hoping to get a bunch of reviews up soon though!

How was your January for blogging and reading? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Click Here For Review

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.

Click Here For Review

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.

Click Here For Review

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”.

Click Here For Review

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!

Click Here For Review

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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!