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The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty / New Favorite Book?

Spoiler-free!

Title: The City of Brass
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
My Rating: 5 stars! ⭐️
Description: 
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.
But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

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Summer Book Haul! 🌸

Hello everyone! It’s been a few months since my last book haul, and I’ve accumulated a few more books since then! Surprisingly, I’ve actually been reading these! With every book I buy, I’m becoming more accustomed to reading them straight away rather than letting them sit on my shelf forever.


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I’ve been lucky enough to receive two advanced reader copies in the mail in the recent months, and I cannot be more excited for both of them! Expect to see some reviews for them closer to their release date! 😉

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Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Unfortunately I couldn’t really get on the bandwagon for Kiss of Deception because I got spoiled for the whole mystery aspect of the book. The spoiler really ruined my whole reading experience, but I cannot wait to read Mary’s newest series, which is based in the same amazing world as The Kiss of Deception! The book is coming out August 7th!
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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Spoiler-free!

Title: The Bone Witch
Author: Rin Chupeco
My Rating: 3.5 stars! ⭐️
Description:
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
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July TBR! [2018]

Hello everyone! I’m pretty excited about this months TBR since I finally have time to read without any interruptions! No school or exams,  just time to read and watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Sounds like a pretty legit summer to me. 😂


TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo

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I’m a little too excited for this one especially since everyone in the blogging community has been telling me how awesome this book is! It’s a standalone book loosely based on The Little Mermaid, and I think it’ll be a great summer read! Now I’m just waiting for it to arrive in the mail!

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Books that have been on my TBR FOREVER!

Hello everyone! I thought it would be a fun idea to share with you guys some of the books that have been on my TBR for AGES, in hopes that it will encourage me to pick them up sooner rather than later!

There are probably a whole lot on here that will shock you too 😂  Just as a side note (so you guys don’t hate me too much 😉) I’m definitely a mood reader, so my interests in certain books switch around very quickly! So I’ve probably started some of these, but I won’t force myself to finish reading it if I don’t feel like it!


THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan 91vcdxkm3dl

I have tried reading this a bajillion times…but I ALWAYS MISS PERCY. I can’t help it, it just feels so weird reading a Rick Riordan book that’s not told by his perspective. I have also heard that not everyone likes this particular book, which I wish would give me the incentive to push through it, but I can’t bring myself to! Maybe I’ll try the audiobook next. Continue reading “Books that have been on my TBR FOREVER!”

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

Hello everyone! Apologies again for not being active! 8 more days of studying for finals and I’m finally free! I honestly cannot wait for my summer to begin, and can you believe it…I haven’t read one book in June 🙈 It’s been a crazy month.

I thought it would be fun to do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag since I’m halfway through my reading goal of 40 books, so it’s a perfect spot to reflect back on the books I have read so far this year!


1.The best book you’ve read so far in 2018

Hands down Circe by Madeline Miller! I’m constantly raving about this book and it’s a story that will stick with me for a very long time!

2. The best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton! Even though it was a reread for me this year, I still had a blast reading it! I knew all the twists and surprises, but it was still nice to reread a favorite book from last year!

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Books I Read Super Fast!

I’m 98% positive this was a Top 5 Wednesday topic a few weeks back, BUT I LOVE THE TOPIC SO MUCH, that I still had to do it, even though it’s waaaay past the date. 😂

As a side note, (which is something I feel like I mention on every single wrap up of mine when I always fail to reach my reading goal) I am 100% the slowest reader in this community. So the books that I am actually able to read super fast, I LOVE THEM! They make me feel so accomplished and it’s a great feeling, especially if you’re like me and always feel behind on your reading goals.


The Books I Read in One Sitting

Now as rare as this is for me, it sometimes happens! The thing about reading a book in one sitting, is that although as I said before it makes me feel super accomplished, I tend to forget everything I read in a couple of days. So it’s not the best technique for me 😂

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian 13406425

I genuinely, genuinely, GENUINELY, do not remember one single thing about this book. I think it has something to do with 3 girls in high school, but that’s honestly all I know. Right when I got this book in the mail (years ago) I read it in less than an hour. It was pretty insane, but the font was huge and it was like a 300 page book anyways. Overall, since this is actually a series, I think it’s a great option to read during a read-a-thon!

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June TBR! [2018]

Hi guys! Since I have loaaads of finals this month, I thought it would be fair for me to make a significantly smaller TBR than I usually do. Just to keep my stress at bay A LITTLE BIT. 😂

Exams also explain the reason as to why I’ve been more inactive lately…it’s a lot harder to keep up with all your wonderful blog posts on top of all the studying I’ve been doing, so I apologize! I try to keep up the best I can!


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E Schwab
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I’m so happy this finally came in the mail! I have to read it before I forget what happened in the first book, but I can definitely say for sure that I’m loving Victoria’s writing style and the worlds she creates! I’m also looking into picking up Vicious…especially since there’s news of her sequel to it!

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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Believe it or not, I’ve been in a contemporary mood lately! (which rarely happens) but I have to take advantage of it while I can! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is definitely the cause for it, but I can’t complain! I’ve been reading a little too much fantasy lately, and I feel like it’s been hard for me to find a fantasy book that doesn’t feel like it’s been done before.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
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I’m SO excited to read this! I’ve been hearing amazing things before, but after watching the movie trailer for it, it just made me 110% more stoked to finally dive into the hype! It just sounds like a fun read to fly through, and that really is something I need this month!


That’s all the books I’m going to attempt to read in June, and I know it’s a crazy small number to some of you, but it’ll feel like an accomplishment to me this month! 😂

Let me know what books you’re planning to read in June, or some that you’ve already finished!

-Ashley

 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Can this book pleaaaase be adapted into a movie? 🙏🏻

Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
My Rating: 4.5 stars! ⭐️
Description:
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

My Review:
WOW! This book has definitely got to be my new favorite romance/contemporary book...of all time! I had such a blast reading it, to the point where I was compulsively flipping the pages because every chapter had me totally invested in the story and the characters!

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