Books I want in August!!!

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August is a busy month what with school being off and also I’ll be away on holiday for 2 weeks so I don’t normally get much time to read (and also looking at Septembers releases, I need to get reading what I have!)

Due to the above reasons I am glad there are only 2 books I need want in August!

 

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell – I have never read this author before but the cover and blurb drew me in. And I decided I needed!!!!

Catwoman by Sarah J Maas – Catwoman is my fave villain and Sarah J Maas is one of my fave author = no brainer!

 

What books are you looking forward to in August?

Have you read any of the above? 

Thoughts?

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Goodreads Challenge Update! Halfway through the year……….

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Let me just say that my flabber is gasted!

107 books!

I never thought I would have read that many by this point in the year!

I thought back to what I’ve done differently and I have 2 things….

Beat the Backlist Challenge

This is the first year I’ve ever done this and I am SO determined. I think it had spurred me on!

Book plan

At the beginning of the year I started a book plan  in my calender and wrote out which book I should read on each day to keep me on schedule, and it worked…..until it didn’t!!! I did have a break for a bit and mood read (I so needed it!) but now I am back on it…….for a bit anyways!

I’m lifting my glass of orange juice toasting for another 107 books so join me in raising your glasses!!!!

 

How many books have you read so far?

Feel free to link your update posts in comments

The Weekly Epilogue: 9-15 July

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Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

I started off with such a bad reading week but thankfully it got better!

Firstly, I had to dnf a book and then I picked up another and didn’t like that either! I actually thought I was broken as I never really DNF books.

BOOKS I READ

 Look out for my review post soon!

 

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING


Claiming The Dragon King by Amelia Hutchins

 

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

 

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On the blog this week was…

When is it time to give up on a book?

July – December Book Plan!

Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

Buy on Amazon

Oh wow, really this book is just wow!  I didn’t really know what to expect when I dived in but I am so glad I did!  This was my first book by this author and it won’t be my last!

Here is the blurb:

 

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Two centuries ago, in the small, isolated town, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return from the depths, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them down to their watery deaths.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into or the fact that his arrival will change everything…

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

 

(Note the fancy box!  I am trying a few things out!!!)

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

Oh bloody hell this book was beyond wonderful, I was entranced…..just like the boys who fall under the Swan Sisters spell…

Penny is a Sparrow veteran, well Lumiere anyway and she knows her fate….’Your fate lies at the bottom of a teacup.’

Bo has come to the island for reasons unknown….’He reminds me of someone who has left his past behind.’

And then we have the Swan Sisters. Beautiful, wild killers.

This story captivated me like no other. I read in 1 sitting as there was no way I was putting this down…..and it’s firmly on my reread pile!

I did it! July – December Book Plan!

So I’ve never done this. Hope I haven’t set myself up for failure but I felt I needed to do it!

I wrote a book plan to the end of the year!

 

 

 

 

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In my orderly but in a panic brain I wanted to make sure I could do the challenges I have signed up for this year so this list encompasses my challenges and also read those beautiful new releases coming up (September is going to kill my bank account!) :

  • Beat the Backlist Challenge
  • 20 Books of Summer
  • Throne of Glass Series read

 

July is a hard month but I’ve written it down day by day in my Fairyloot reading journal. I love it. I confess I slept with it on the first night (note: I didn’t do that intentionally, I  forgot to put it away but it felt so good!)
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Have you ever wrote a book plan out this far?

How did it go?

Discussion: When is it time to give up on a book?

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So I have a lot of ebooks on my tbr, I am an impulse buyer when I get paid (it’s a sickness!)

You should also know I get into a panic regularly thinking about how many I have to read! But that’s normal, yes?!

Then I pick up a book and start reading…..sometimes I’m sucked in…and other times not so much…..

So my question is, how long into a book do you give up if your not liking it?

Sometimes if it’s for a book that I have seen people love, I feel I should keep going in case I miss out on something! I mean I bought this book cause I liked the sound of the blurb or I have loved other books by the author.

But then other times I think why am I doing this to myself? Then I think of the money I’ve spent so I think I should keep going.

I know everyone can’t like everything….but when is it time to give up?

The Weekly Epilogue: 2-7 July

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Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

Oh my gosh isn’t it hot here in the UK! The fans in my house have been working overtime, dread to think what my electric bill will be!!!!

Also the countdown is on! 2 weeks and 2 days till school holidays start, can’t wait!

I only read 2 books this week but that’s a-ok!


BOOKS I READ

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Oh this was magical. I loved it! It sang to me like The Swan Sisters! See my review here.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I have been waiting to read this for a while, I wanted to wait for closer to release of book 3, just a weird quirk of mine!  You can see my review here.


 

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING


One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake


 

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT


A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole


 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

A preview of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Fairyloot Unboxing

Review of Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

CJR The Brit Review: Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando

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So this author is one of my faves, Dragons Lair is up there in my all time favourite reads EVER!

Book 1 in this series, Ace of Hearts didn’t quite hit the spot with me but because I love this author I raced to get book 2 and it totally hit the spot!

If you like an MC Romance you should totally check this author out (start with Dragons Lair!)

You can read the blurb (and purchase!) by clicking on the cover:

Here is my review:

Let’s break it down….

Celina: journo, Erins cousin and likes to spew in churches!

Knuckles: Sergeant at arms in Cursed Ravens MC.

Umm….hold up. MC man and a journo together? Oh there’s going to be fireworks!

We met Knuckles in Ace of Hearts, newly appointed bestie of Erin and single Dad. He stole the show for me, the way he loves his daughters and the way he set his sights on Celina and went for her! But he find that Celina is a tough cookie to crack!

Then cue the action……

This is a 2nd chance romance with drama everywhere but it was also very, very sweet in places and steamier in others and the ending was perfection!

I hear that Rogue is next. And I need him. So need him!

Fairyloot Unboxing – June *spoilers*

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I could not have been more happy with this box. I was so happy when I opened it!

June’s theme is REBELS IN BALLGOWNS!

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  • An exclusive ‘Corvere’ candle by Geeky Clean inspired by Nevernight in honour of the Great Tide Gala. Strawberry and pepper scented, which I thought was odd but actually is rather lovely!
  • Cushion cover by Miss Phi featuring a quote from Legendary. My bed is going to be full of cushions soon and I couldn’t be happier!
  • Shatter Me magnetic bookmarks by Taratjah Art. Some of mine are getting a bit dog eared so these couldn’t have come at a better time!
  • A completely fabulous Masquerade Mask Necklace which I am going to wear on nights out.
  • Iron on patch by Ink and Wonder that I’m going to iron on to one of my book sleeves.
  • And the creme de la creme……an exclusive READING JOURNAL designed by Fictiontea Designs and Stella’s Bookish Art. Guys, this is just the best ever. I need something like this in my life and believe I actually screamed when I saw it! In fact I may do a future post on how I get on with it!
  • The book of the month is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart and it’s an exclusive hardcover! Apparently it’s a feminist fantasy that has fierce sisters, rebellion and yes, a ball!