September Wrap-Up

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So as it’s pretty clear here I didn’t have a very productive September which is usually the case when I try and push myself to read more books in a forceful way. I just fell into a bit of a slump with everything, I only read three books! I’m hoping October will go a little smoother for me.

Hopefully the rest of you had a great reading and blogging month!

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Books Read This Month: 3

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa BashardoustBlack Bird of the Gallows by Meg KasselThe Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan

Overall the books I DID manage to finish this month were enjoyable but my favorite by far was “The Hollow Girl” which was just excellent!


Reviews Finished This Month: 

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan


Tags & Memes Done This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved The Year I Started My Blog

It’s Finally Fall Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Diverse Main Characters

The Cake Book Tag


Other Posts Done This Month:

August Wrap-Up

September Releases I’m Excited For!

(A Very ARC Loaded) September TBR

Discussion Post: Mentioning your Blog “In Real Life”

Authors I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet

Books I’d Like To Finish Before The End of the Year

How To Request (And Hopefully Receive) Physical ARCs


What I’m Currently Reading:

The Hanging Girl

I should have finished this by now and it’s decent but just not enough to grab all of my attention at the moment.

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How was your reading and blogging month this September?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

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

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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August Wrap-Up

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Hello everyone!

Sorry I have been absent pretty much all month so far just a bit of a life update for you guys: I haven’t had the best family or health news these past few weeks so I’ve been trying to handle all of it. I’m fine but just not having a good time of it, I’ve been trying to get my reading and blogging done so please bear with me!

August was a pretty fantastic month for me though as far as reading and blogging go, I did up a ton of posts and got quite a few books on my TBR read! I was supposed to finish and review both “Girls Made of Snow and Glass” and “Black Bird of the Gallows” which didn’t happen due to my personal problems but I am going to try and push through them here soon.

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Books Read This Month: 8

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi LeeMonstress, Vol. 1 by Marjorie M. LiuZero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle PrendergastMask of Shadows by Linsey MillerAsylum by Madeleine RouxAlex + Ada, Vol. 3 by Jonathan LunaAlex + Ada, Vol. 2 by Jonathan LunaBitch Planet, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick

I had an okay reading month this August, I have to say my three favorite reads would have to be “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”, “Monstress Volume 1”, and “Mask of Shadows”. Other than those my books were average to mediocre.


Reviews Finished This Month:

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller


Tags & Memes Done This Month:

The New York Times By The Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recs For People Who Love Fast Pacing

Top Ten Tuesday: Required Reading for SFF Lovers

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems in Fantasy

The Leonardo DiCaprio Book Tag


Other Posts Done This Month:

July Wrap-Up

August TBR

Discussion Post Collab: Handling Blog Comments

August Releases I’m Excited For!

Book Recommendations: Retellings

Books With Romances I Actually Enjoyed

Disappointing Books In Disguise: Part 1

Backlist Books I Need To Read

How To Beat The Dreaded Reading Slump!

A Few Favorite Book Quotes: Part 1


What I’m Currently Reading:

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

I’m actually enjoying this one quite a bit but the pacing is really off so it feels like I’m taking forever to finish it.

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How was your reading and blogging month this August?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

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

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

July Wrap-Up

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Fortunately for once I actually stuck to my July TBR! With the exception of “Daughter of the Pirate King” since I had to return it to the library where someone had a hold on it, so maybe someday I’ll get to it! I definitely didn’t read as much as I wanted to this month, I still did pretty good don’t get me wrong, but I got pretty hung up with “Want” and that put me into a mini reading slump there unfortunately.

Overall July was still a pretty great month and I’m hoping it went well for all of you, my fellow book lovers, as well!

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Books Read This Month: 6

The Disappearances by Emily Bain MurphyDreamfall by Amy PlumAlex + Ada, Vol. 1 by Jonathan LunaPretty Deadly, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnickWant by Cindy PonQueens of Geek by Jen  Wilde

I pretty much enjoyed all of the books I read this July which is pretty awesome! The only book I didn’t really like a ton and was “meh” would be “Want” by Cindy Pon unfortunately. I know it’s had a ton of hype but it was just a little boring for me. My favorites of the month would have to be “Dreamfall”, “Pretty Deadly Volume 1”, and “Queens of Geek” which were all pretty damn awesome!


Reviews Finished This Month:

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Dreamfall by Amy Plum

The Wicked + The Divine Volumes 1-4 by Kieron Gillen

Want by Cindy Pon


Tags &  Memes Done This Month:

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Without Romance (Or Very Little)

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Childhood Books & Series

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Aren’t Set In The Western World

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Better


Other Posts Done This Month:

June Wrap-Up

July Releases I’m Excited For!

July TBR

Books I Just HAD To Have……..& Still Haven’t Read

Retellings I’d Like To See More Of!

Prettiest Covers On My TBR


What I’m Currently Reading:

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and VirtueMonstress, Vol. 1: Awakening

I should have finished “Monstress” by now bu I just haven’t had time to sit down and give that one my full attention but it’s pretty dang good so far and the art is beautiful!

As for “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” it is immediately addicting and I’m actually having a ton of fun reading it!

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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

June Wrap-Up

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June was a fantastic month for me! Honestly it’s been really amazing to see my blog being supported so much by all of you it blows my mind and I’m extremely grateful for each and every one of you!

It’s also pretty great that I managed to read so many books as well although I have to say my June TBR did NOT go as planned at all and I’m so sorry…..

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Hopefully I’ll stay a little more on track this month with my reading!

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Books Read This Month: 9

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. VaughanThe Hundredth Queen by Emily R. KingOne of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManusThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 by Kieron GillenThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2 by Kieron GillenThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3 by Kieron GillenThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 4 by Kieron GillenLost Boy by Christina HenryDare Me by Megan Abbott

Overall I had really mixed feelings about the books I read this month, it seemed I either really liked them or really disliked them. My favorite read would be “Lost Boy” and I really did not like “One of Us is Lying” and “Dare Me”.


Reviews Finished This Month:

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Tags & Memes Done This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: Fantasy Books Recently Added to My TBR

Top 5 Wednesday: Books for Ravenclaws!

The Goodreads Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2017 So Far! 

The New Disney Princess Book Tag


Other Posts Done This Month:

May Wrap -Up

June Releases I’m Excited For!

June TBR

Discussion Post: Physical ARCs vs E-Galleys

Books I Forget To Recommend

Discussion Post: Reviewing New Releases vs. Backlist Books


What I’m Currently Reading: 

The DisappearancesDreamfall (Dreamfall #1)

Currently enjoying “The Disappearances” a lot and hopefully will have a review up by Wednesday! Then I’ll be moving on to “Dreamfall” which sounds super amazing!

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How was your reading and blogging month this June?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

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

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

May Wrap-Up

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I think I’m the MOST proud of this month considering…well just everything! I read more books than usual (well not that many more but shhhhhh), got more posts up, and even got a pretty good spike in my stats and such! So I think it’s safe to say I had a really great May!

I’m definitely looking forward to June with all of the great new releases coming up and hopefully more time to read!

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Books Read This Month: 7

The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia EmberAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuireRuthless by Carolyn Lee AdamsAlice by J.M.  SullivanYou Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

I pretty much enjoyed every single book I read this month, really the only ones that were okay were “The Seafarer’s Kiss” and “Ruthless” but the rest were amazing! That’s actually a pretty good month, now that I think about it, where I didn’t hate at least one book. I was definitely the most impressed with “An Ember in the Ashes”, “Every Heart A Doorway”, and “You Will Know Me”.


Reviews Finished This Month:

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire


Tags & Memes Done This Month:

Top Ten Tuesday: Creepiest YA Covers

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things on my YA Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday: Quick Reads for the Beach

The Cookie Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2017


Other Posts Done This Month:

April Wrap-Up

May Releases

May TBR

10 Signs You’re A Book Lover…..or Addict, I Don’t Judge!

U.S. Versus U.K. Book Covers

Discussion Post: Self-Promoting Blog Comments


What I’m Currently Reading:

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)

I know, I know I was supposed to read this in May but I’m working on it! So far it’s a pretty decent story but nothing mind blowing yet!

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How was your reading and blogging month this May?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

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

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

April Wrap-Up

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So this month was pretty great for me as far as both reading and posting! I’ve finally caught up with many old comments and posts since having a slump at the end of March, so I’m happy to be back! I also had a decent month for books as well I read 4 even though the average has been 5 for me per month I still read some great books!

I’m definitely looking forward to May because it’s going to be an AMAZING month for releases, I think I’ll be doing up a post about those this week too so keep an eye out!

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Books Read This Month: 4

The Roanoke Girls by Amy EngelLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth ScottTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonRed Rising by Pierce Brown

The only book I really disliked out of the ones I read this month was “The Roanoke Girls” which I just found to be very disappointing. However, the rest of these books were really great! I still have to collect my thoughts on “Living Dead Girl” since it’s a very short book and one that’s also pretty disturbing. I also don’t know how in the world I am going to write a review for the AMAZING “Red Rising” yet either!


Reviews Finished This Month

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson


Tags & Memes Done This Month

The Makeup Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Turn Offs


Other Posts Done This Month

Not All Fun & Games: The Pressures of Book Blogging

March Wrap-Up

Discussion Post: Unwanted Review Requests

Book Recs: YA Standalones


What I’m Currently Reading:

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

So far this book is VERY good, I thought it was going to be another cookie-cutter YA Fantasy book but it’s actually pretty unique and I’m loving it!

Also as soon as I’m finished I’m going to start my ARC of “The Seafarer’s Kiss” which is a retelling of The Little Mermaid with a F/F romance!

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How was your reading and blogging month this April?

What were your best or worst reads?

What are you currently reading?

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

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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