June Wrap-up and July TBR

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Hey guys!!

How has your month been? June was the best month so far for me! I’m so happy!!

I read pretty much all the books I wanted to read with little change and found amazing books!

I’ve read 13 books and I am totally caught up with The Count of Monte Cristo‘s marathon that ends next month, and the Shadowhunter’s marathon that I’m enjoying it a bit more now. I ended up re-reading one book to continue with the series and re-read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban but this time I went for the illustrated edition, which made it not feel like a re-read at all!

Check out what I’ve read this month:

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1
Publisher: HarperVoyager
First published April 28th, 2015
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia
Pages: 450
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.

But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk . . . Laia’s very life is at stake.

There, she meets Elias, the academy’s finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined – and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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Owlcrate June 2018 Unboxing

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Hey guys! It’s time for another Owlcrate unboxing!! I’m so excited >.<

June’s box theme is Summer Lovin’ and it couldn’t have been more summery!

Owlcrate is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting. Plus, if you live in Europe like me, it still arrives incredibly fast and somehow  (for me) it doesn’t get more expensive than any other box coming from Europe – although obviously, it changes from country to country…

I was sure of the book coming in this box and that’s what made me go for it, but I never imagined this box was going to be this cute! It’s so incredibly summery and beautiful! Full of color and useful items!

If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of all the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!

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TTT: Series I’d Like to Finish Someday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Series I’ve Given Up On/Don’t Plan to Finish OR Series I’d Like to Finish Someday (Submitted by A Book and a Cup).

I don’t have many series I’ve started that I wouldn’t like to continue, and the ones I do, I’ve talked about already in other posts. Since the topic mentions that we can also choose to talk about series we would like to finish, I decided to go for that.

I’ll be talking about some series I recently started and want to continue ASAP, others that I’m not sure when I will be getting to but want to, and finally some series I have yet to start but feel that I really want to try out!

Do you have any series you’ve given up on? Also, what series would you like to continue but haven’t done so yet?

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Birthday Haul 2018 + more

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Hey guys!

So… I haven’t done a book haul in a while, but I haven’t bought enough books to do a proper one in the past months other than some pre-orders so I waited to do one more near my birthday…

This is a book haul from both May and June (my Birthday).

This is my first book haul of the year! I have been pretty good in terms of buying books and have controlled myself, with the exception of May and some on my birthday, because why not, right?!

Wanna see what I got? Just keep reading!

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #1
Publisher: Scholastic
First published September 18th, 2012
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 419
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.

But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.

This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.

This is the year she will fall in love.

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TTT: Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR)

Normally the type of books I read by the pool/at the beach tend to be easy reads. Generally, they are either tiny books, contemporary books, graphic novels/manga or in the rare occasion, poetry. But to be honest, nowadays I go more towards audiobooks when I read at the beach.

I will talk about some books I think are good to read outside during the summer (pool/beach). Some I’ve read, some I’ll be reading this summer.

Do you read by the pool/at the beach? What type of books?

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Dracula by Bram Stoker
Series: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
First published in 1897
Genres: Classic, Gothic Horror, Fantasy
Pages: 439
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the ‘Master’ and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

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