September Wrap-up and October TBR

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Hey guys! October is already starting and with it comes some pretty nice Halloween and Fall books! I’m doing a post with Halloween recommendations tomorrow so keep an eye open for that!

I also ended my Goodreads Challenge for 100 books, which I’m super proud about since October is only starting!

As for my wrap-up, this month I read 14 books. I read pretty much everything I aimed to and I found some favorites this month! I had overall a great reading month, filled with amazing books and I can’t wait for you guys to check my thoughts on them! The only book I’m really sad I didn’t read this month is Wonder Woman: Warbringer that I preordered but it got lost in the mail…
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Series: N/A
Publisher: Pocket Books
First published February 1st, 1999
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, YA
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback
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“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day…or wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why.”

Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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Spinning by Tillie Walden

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Spinning by Tillie Walden
Series: N/A
Publisher: First Second
Published September 12th, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novels, YA, LGBT, 
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
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Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir, Spinning, captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.
Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.

She was good. She won. And she hated it.

For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But over time, as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the figure skating team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. It all led to one question: What was the point?The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion–and she finally needed to find her own voice.

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Book Personality Challenge

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Hey, guys! Sorry for being so inactive but school and work have been taking more time than I initially anticipated! 😫 I swear I’m trying to answer comments whenever I have time and doing the tags I have missing!

So, today I’m doing the Book Personality Challenge Tag, for which I’ve been tagged by Olga @Olgasoddishobsession. Make sure you guys check out her amazing blog and also her answers to this tag here!!

Hope you guys enjoy this tag, and let’s get started!

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First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

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First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

Series: N/A

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published July 25th, 2017

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, YA

Pages: 448

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the author and 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.*

It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published September 5th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 362
Format: Hardback
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“I would say it’s a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness.”

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
Series: Wires and Nerve #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published January 31st, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Sci-fi, YA
Pages: 238
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

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