Monthly Roundup ↪ Dec🕎🎁

As per usual with my shitty luck, my chronic illness flared up over the break when I was AT HOME. Which meant I couldn’t really concentrate on anything or have enough energy to do much for more than half of it. AND I EVEN FORGOT TO DO MY HANUKKAH BOOK TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m most upset about that to be honest…

Also upset that I only managed to read one book the whole month… ☹ I was hoping to fit in at least 3 or so more since it was the last month of 2016, but oh well.


ALPHABET OF THORN
by Patricia A. McKillip 👸🏻⏳📜

I wanted to read this in the first place because of the beautiful cover. What can I say? I’m a slut for beautiful covers… BUT ALSO because it was a book about books! Sort of!!! Well it’s really more about an orphaned girl who was adopted by librarians who also double as translators, who now works under this grand castle spending her days amid books and unknown languages. The blurb is great because it doesn’t give too much away, but gives just enough away to get you interested…!! It’s not normally the kind of book I read to be quite honest, but once in a while I’ll pick some high fantasy up and be whisked away by the prose. This is deffo one of those cases. I’ve only given it 3 out of 5 because I felt the ending was a bit rushed and simple, and I kinda wished there was more exploration with the floating school!!! It reminded me at times of the Arrows of the Queen trilogy, which I was OBSESSED with earlier this year. That series exceeded where this one failed simply in terms of the world building. Which is fine considering this was a stand alone book that was under 300 pages. OH WELL.

📘📘📘 3 Books!

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Monthly Roundup ↪ Nov😴

I HAVE READ SO LITTLE THIS MONTH. WOW. SURPRISE SURPRISE… To be fair on myself, this month has been incredibly busy – I’ve been travelling out of town on the weekends to see friends, going to concerts, finishing assignments, classes have been long, I’ve been tired, etc etc.

LYF IS TUFF.


MONSTERS
by Emerald Fennell 🌊💀🏖

I had a ‘Talented Mr Ripley’ moment with this book. That means I did not expect it to get as disturbing and creepy as it did. I don’t wanna say anymore at risk of giving anything away. I gave it 3 out of 5 not because I didn’t enjoy it that much, but mostly because it weirded me out so much….!!! I’m not really into these kinds of creepy books. ANYWAY, if you enjoy reading about disturbing murders and creepy small towns, this is for you.

📘📘📘 3 Books!

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AND I DARKEN
[THE CONQUERERS SAGA #1]
by Kiersten White ⚔☪🏰

So this book was a lot of fun!!! Long story short: if Vlad the Impaler was actually a girl and this is her ‘origin’ story of sorts. The book blurb basically explains it all so I’m not gonna repeat what’s there already, but what I WILL say is that it is a very fun and addicting read, especially if you love historical fiction. But maybe don’t expect it to be entirely accurate. I mean, it IS an alternate history novel, and also it’s complete fiction but “inspired” by real history. I initially picked it up because anything related to Vlad the Impaler and the ‘myth of Dracula’ or rather the Dracul’s of Romania, is right up my alley. Well enough that I’ll take a look at it. I didn’t know this was going to be a series when I picked it up and on finishing it I don’t think I’ll read the rest. I’m content with what I got from this one and I’m not invested enough in the characters to want to read more.

📘📘📘 3 Books!

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Monthly Roundup ↪ Aug💂💷

Oh August. What a weird month you’ve been.

I landed in the UK on the 3rd and then got sick like a day later from ye olde Travellers Flu/Cold. Which then lasted something around 2 weeks. But I powered through that and even went to the Nine Worlds convention, in which I also was part of a Star Trek roundtable!!!

And when I FINALLY RECOVERED, I spent the weekend up in Edinburgh visiting some friends! Which was of course super gr8, but as soon as I got back to England I got sick. AGAIN. And that has taken me about a week to recover from. Which of course was SUPER.

Did I mention I also got my phone stolen OUT OF MY HAND within the first week of being back in the UK? Thanks August. That was… Interesting.

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Monthly Roundup ↪ July👌

So this is late and I know that. BUT I HAVE SOME VERY GOOD EXCUSES!!!

  1. I was packing a lot and doing last minute things because my flight to the UK was first on the 31st of July and then moved to the 3rd of August.
  2. I got sick almost as soon as I landed in London.
  3. My phone got stolen on like my 6th day in the city while I was looking at flats.
  4. Now it’s the 2nd week of August and I went to the Nine Worlds convention.

4 EXCUSES IS GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!!!!

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Graphic Novels via NetGalley + Diamond Books PART 1 [Picture Break + Review]

NET GALLEY MAN. What a wonderful website.

YOU LIKE READING?? YOU CAN WRITE HOW YOU FELT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ?!

HERE’S THE BOOK BEFORE IT COMES OUT!

JUST TELL US HOW YOU FELT AFTER YOU READ IT!!!!

And yes, they do have comics too. Which makes my heart sing. So here is the first part of a bunch of comics from Diamond Books had released on NetGalley for review!!

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