QUARTERLY WRAP-UP| Jul-Sept '17

I honestly lost track of of everything the last three months, whilst I was back home. The plan was, catch up and get blog posts ready. Not sure how much of my TBR was actually translated. I did try. But that went quickly downhill when I decided to binge Doctor Who and Game of Thrones (AGAIN!?) and being "forced" to watch Big Brother. Yup.

It has been crazy though. YALC happened. Chester Bennington's tragic passing. Another V.E.Schwab signing. Summer colds. All the fun stuff.

Books left over:

  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark
  • The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
July


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)
J.K. Rowling
No rating

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Started this way back in February and it only took six months to pick back up and finish it. It was nice just to reread and relive details that I have long since forgotten.



Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)
Marissa Meyer


Maybe, I shouldn't have taken that year out break from the series. It was a bit slow to begin due to not remembering everything that had happened in Cress. It was a satisfying conclusion, I'll say that.

Out Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2)
V.E.Schwab


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I really like this. Another good conclusion.
The Exact Opposite of Okay
Laura Steven



Release Date: 8th March, 2018
UK Publisher: Egmont

I can't say to much, but a review will be coming closer to the release date. All I will say is this is like Easy A meets MTV's Awkward, just toasted with a sprinkling of feminism and discourse of double standards.





August

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)
J.K. Rowling
No Rating


Another book in my reread down. Just Deathly Hallows to go.

Starborn (The Worldmaker Trilogy #1)
Lucy Hounsom


I had some issues with pacing, but overall I loved the characters, magic and the world's mythology. I'm excited to see how Hounsom progresses in the sequel Heartland.

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)
V.E. Schwab


Will I ever not love a V.E.Schwab book? Her books are my happy place even when everything is burning and going terribly wrong.






A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
⭐⭐⭐⭐


Release Date: 29th September, 2017
UK Publisher: PanMamillan








September

A Shiver of Snow and Sky (Untitled #1)
Lisa Leuddecke
⭐⭐⭐⭐


Release Date: 5th October, 2017
UK Publisher: Scholastic UK
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2)
Jay Kristoff
⭐+


Release Date: 7th September, 2017
UK Publisher: Harper Voyager UK

ER MA GAWD...! Read my review. See how I fangirl, and curse Jay Kristoff's name.

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1)
Kristen Ciccarelli


Release Date:12th October, 2017
UK Publisher: Gollancz

I won't say too much about this one as my review will be going up fairly soon as part of the blog tour with Gollancz.
Moxie
Jennifer Mathieu


A review this won't be making it onto the blog til December, because of how far behind I have got in getting things up. But, just I really loved this book, even if I am not a contemporary reader at all.








Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person
Chloe Seager


I read this within a day. A WHOLE day. This never ever happens to me. I loved it. Review has been written, but it's on my never ending list... so, expect it to be out by sometime in the New Year. 
No. 
Really.




Gena/Finn
Hannah Moskowitz, Kat Helgeson

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This one was weird. There was this weird emphasis on 'love', and didn't make the clear distinction of love you can feel for family, for friends and for your other halves.

Going to write a review and go more into detail. I'll save it for then. I'll just leave it and say it was okay-ish.

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