September Wrap-up and October TBR

wrapupandtbr

Hey guys!! How has your month been?

This month was pretty good for me! I managed to read pretty much all I wanted and a lot more than last month. Also, I’m almost ending the Harry Potter series for the first time, which makes me excited although slightly sad. I believe I will for sure re-read it many times!

I’ve read 12 books and started one more that I intend to end next month!

Check out what I’ve read this month:

Read More »

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

27092018-IMG_8297.jpg

40512862

 

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Series: Cassidy Blake #1
Publisher: Scholastic
Published August 28th, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 285
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

Read More »

Owlcrate September 2018 Unboxing

23092018-IMG_8276.jpg

Hey guys! Time for another Owlcrate unboxing!!

September’s box theme is Masters of Disguise and it’s one I couldn’t pass out on buying!

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…

The main reason I got this box has to be because of the Harry Potter mug designed by Cara Kozik! She designed one previously that was amazing but I couldn’t get it, so I needed this one!

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!

Read More »

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

22092018-IMG_8273.jpg

28954137

 

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman
Series: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1-10
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Published November 15th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Ten illustrated stories following the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Simon has been a human and a vampire, but after the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, he isn’t sure who he is anymore. When the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this Simon might be… Join him on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. The series features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices and the upcoming Last Hours series.

Read More »

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

20092018-IMG_8270.jpg

29414576

 

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Series: N/A
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
First published June 6th, 2017
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty thousand new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr GIFs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

Read More »

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

13092018-IMG_8269.jpg

22841998

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury
First published July 2nd, 1998
Genres: YA/Children, Fantasy, Magic
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

“There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.”

Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

Read More »

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

08092018-IMG_8256.jpg

17185496

 

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Series: N/A
Publisher: Speak
First published June 9th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA
Pages: 398
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

A hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself. Finalist for the Morris Award.

The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

Gorgeously written, breathlessly page-turning and sprinkled with moments of unexpected humor, this harrowing debut is perfect for readers of Emily Murdoch’s If You Find Me and Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us , as well as for fans of Orange is the New Black.

Read More »

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

08092018-IMG_8261.jpg

16303287

 

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
Series: The Bane Chronicles #1-11
Publisher: Walker Books
Published November 11th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories
Pages: 528
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Ever wanted to know why Magnus Bane is banned from Peru? Or what he got up to during the French Revolution? Or what he bought Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood as a birthday present? Read this book and find out! Originally released as individual e-only short stories by bestselling YA authors Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan, this gorgeous hardback brings all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.

Read More »

TTT – Hidden Gems

Captura de ecrã 2018-02-06, às 11.19.18

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:

Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly, that you think deserve some recognition?)

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but one I say the title for this one, I knew I had to find some time to do it!

I’ve been reading some books I really think are worth sharing and I managed to talk about 5 of them! I hope you guys have read or get to read some of them!

What are some of your hidden gems? 

Read More »

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

08092018-IMG_8258.jpg

18525661

 

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha Trilogy #2
Publisher: Square Fish
First published June 4th, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The second book in The Grisha Trilogy by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows.

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Siege and Storm is the second book in The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Book one, Shadow and Bone, is a New York Timesbestseller, and book 3, Ruin and Rising, is an Amazon Best Book of the Year and a USA Today bestseller. This title has Common Core connections, and this deluxe paperback edition features bonus materials like an interview with Leigh Bardugo, a bonus short story, “The Tailor,” and more.

Read More »