Circe by Madeline Miller | Sass, sorcery and Circe…what’s not to love?

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Guys you have NO IDEA how much I was YELLING when I found out I was actually going to receive an early copy of this book! I adore The Song of Achilles, so I figured I’d try my luck and sent a request through…and here we are!

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Let’s dive right in!

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor |A wonderful story full of details that no other author could create

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We have an exciting one today guys!

I’m pretty sure everyone has been fawning over photos of this book on twitter and instagram. I can’t blame them – 1. because I’m part of that crowd and 2. because this book has such a stunning cover.

But I was surprisingly sent an early copy of this book, so I have the pleasure of telling you guys whether this book is as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside. (Hint: look at the title of the post. Pretty big spoiler for the review there)

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Let’s dive into Strange the Dreamer!

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Title: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series Status: The 1st in a duology

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages: Β 544

Release Date: Β 28th March 2017

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February/Birthday Book Haul! Stocking up my physical TBR once again

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Sooooo it was my birthday on Friday πŸ™‚

And while I don’t make that huge a fuss about my own birthday, it does mean I was treated to some new books, and that alone is exciting for me!

Like with my December Book Haul, my main version of this haul is actually on my booktube channel, since it’s a lot easier to explain which were gifts/which I got before my birthday, along with why I’m interested in them. So the video will be down below, but underneath the books and synopsis’ will be listed for anyone who doesn’t have enough time (or simply don’t want) to watch the video.

So let’s see what books I got in February!

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Sweets, treats, and also things…not so nice in the Queen’s childhood | Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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For some unbeknownst reason, we over here in the UK have to wait until February for Heartless to be released. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC, and so now my review is coming at a strange in between place – where the US readers can relate (if they’ve read it), and the UK lot – as well as anywhere else it’s not released yet – are still waiting eagerly.

I find that kind of interesting, for some reason?

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Let’s talk about Heartless!

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Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

Number of Pages: Β 464

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December Wrap Up – The one where I fly through books quicker than usual

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December. The month of festivities. Christmas creeping closer, the streets bustling more as people hurriedly buy gifts for others. Everything is suddenly strung with lights and tinsel, lighting the world up for the final month of the year. There’s a happy atmosphere surrounding the air, gently concealing the stress levels Christmas can bring.

December brings along the Christmas break. A break from work, a break from college, a break to recover from the year. A break…to READ.

Okayy, that’s obviously not the universal reason for the Christmas/End of Year break but it sure as hell is MINE.

So let’s see what December brought!

There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like the see, combined with my January TBR! Click here to see! (though I forgot to mention one of the books – doh!)

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Revelling in the magical atmosphere of the twisted game in…Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Β All the way back in July, I was lucky enough to receive a stunning ARC of this book. But since it doesn’t come out until January, I restrained myself from reading it until December. I mean, I did want my review sat scheduled in my posts for 5 months now, did I?

And so at last, this book made it’s way onto my monthly TBR, and here we are today.

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Let’s talk about Caraval!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages: Β 416

To Be Released: 26th January 2017

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A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard | The cute way to learn that making a few mistakes sometimes is OK

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So I recently received some very exciting news…I’ve been added to Macmillan’s (@MyKindaBook) YA blogger list! I feel so lucky, and I just thought I’d mention it because you’ll probably be seeing some more books from them over the next few months. Though don’t worry – I definitely won’t be bombarding you with them! Most of my books will still be self bought πŸ™‚

Anyway, this book was one of the first ones to be sent my way. And though I’d not heard much of it beforehand, I’m SO glad it was sent to me because…well, let’s just say this is DEFINITELY a positive review.

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Let’s talk about A Quiet Kind of Thunder!

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Title: A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Author: Sara Barnard

Publisher: Macmillan

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Number of Pages: Β 305

Release Date: 12th January 2017

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Frostblood by Elly Blake | An interesting read, though really quite similar to another popular book series…

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This was a bit of an odd one to go into. Not that the book is odd or anything, just my beforehand thoughts. I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher (thank you!), and while I’d heard of the title SO many times, I didn’t actually know that much about the story itself. So I was very intrigued to see what all the fuss was about.

I did actually want to read this awhile ago, since I received it in June, but the book isn’t released until January next year. I always upload my ARC reviews about a month beforehand, so I didn’t want it sitting in the “scheduled” section for half a year.

But here we are today, at last!

So let’s talk about Frostblood!

Title: Frostblood

Author: Elly Blake

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series Status: The 1st book in the Frostblood series

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages: Approx 384 pages (according to Goodreads)

Release Date: January 12th 2017

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July book haul – because a long month = a long haul

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As I mentioned in my Wrap Up, July dragged for me. I felt like it went on forever. So when I came to write up this review and saw I had somehow accumulated this many books in July…well, I was quite surprised, because it felt like a lifetime ago.

I’m pretty sure I say that in a lot of hauls though. It just be the common cause of my buying.

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I’ll put it simply. I got nine books in July. Though to be fair, I didn’t buy them all, so…I didn’t spend that much money.

AND in July I read 8 books, so I’ve only added to my TBR by one book. That’s pretty good going, if I do say so myself.

Can you guess any of the books from the picture?

Well, you don’t have to, because I’m about to show them all off screaming LOOK AT ALL THESE PRETTIES.Β 

Here are the books I got in the month of July!

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July Wrap Up – Quite a few books along with quite a few changes

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Did anyone else feel like July dragged?

As in, dragged along like a rock tied around a snail shell while the little creature treks it’s way across a mile long field while avoiding circling birds.

Because I sure do.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

PS. It’s really rather difficult to hold this many books. They’re heavy and slide around, you know!

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