March Wrap-up and April TBR

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Hey, guys! It’s time for another Wrap-up! 

This month was quite stressful and I can’t even believe I read so much and so many amazing books! I will try to catch up with remaining comments, tags, etc. in the end of April when I have some free time. But for now, sorry for all the delays!

In March, I read some books that I’ve been wanting to try out for quite some time and overall I really enjoyed them! I started really well following my latest TBR but then I received some ARCs and had to push some books to the side. So like always, it went differently from what I expected (which I really don’t like because I tend to be a freak when it comes to organizing). But anyway, I loved them and I managed to read 11 books and a cookbook, which I’m really happy about!
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ARC Review: But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure

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But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure

Series: Standalone

Publisher: HMH Children’s Book Group

Expected publication: April 4th, 2017

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 288

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Eden Jones, a 17-year-old girl, feels lost after surviving a near fatal accident. Unable to connect with her family and friends, Eden forms an unlikely relationship with Joe, a boy who comes to the hospital to visit Jasmine, a friend who may soon be gone forever. Eden is the only person who can get through to Jasmine, but is she brave enough to face a world that’s bigger and more magical than she ever would have allowed?

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ARC Review: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

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Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

Series: Standalone

Publisher: HMH Children’s Book Group

Expected publication: March 27th, 2017

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister Ivy.  Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy. Uncommonly honest and refreshingly funny, this is a story about sisterhood, autism, and first love. Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan, who form a quirky and lovable circle, will steal readers’ hearts and remind us all that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal.

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Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (spoiler free)

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

First published September 1st, 2015

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, YA

Pages: 310

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.

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The Totally Should Have Book Tag

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I was tagged some time ago by Azia from The Uncharted Word to do The Totally Should Have Book Tag. Sorry, it took me so long, but it’s finally here!

If you haven’t done it yet, go check out her blog and her answers to the Tag here! She has an amazing blog, full of reviews, tags and even some pretty cool short stories!

Also, before I forget, it’s officially spring time! YEY I was so done with cold weather… Hope you guys have a wonderful spring!

And let’s get started.

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ARC Review: The Lost Children by Helen Phifer

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The Lost Children by Helen Phifer

Series: Detective Lucy Harwin #1

Publisher: Bookouture

Expected publication: March 24th 2017

Genres: Adult, Thriller

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Buy: Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realised what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming…

For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney…

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

An absolutely terrifying and gripping thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone.

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Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Series: The Mortal Instruments #1

Publisher: Walker

First published March 27th 2007

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 510

Format: paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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