2015 End of the Year Bookish Survey

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the last day of 2015. It's been a pretty great year and I am excited for you guys to read about my 2015 and I hope you all had a good 2015! Super excited for 2016 and what it brings. Now... to the survey! (This survey was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner)

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Number Of Books You Read: By the time this post goes up, hopefully 81!
Number of Re-Reads: Hah....none...
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary?
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
There are so many of them but one of them has to be Queen of Shadows. I started the Throne of Glass series finally and the lastest book was amazing.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Uhhh that has to be Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid. I loved Let's Get Lost and enjoyed Never Always Sometimes but I did think that it would enjoy it a bit more.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
One of my most recent reads, Joyride! I really enjoyed this book and the plot had definitely taken me by surprise on how different it was to what I expected it to be. Enjoyed it nevertheless!

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Ayyyeee, Let's Get Lost! I have pushed this book on so many people at school and about 3 other people have read it now, pretty good considering not a lot of people are avid readers.

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
There were so many great series I had started this year but one of the best has to be the Six of Crows duology. Ugh such a great read and I cannot wait for Crooked Kingdoms!

One of my favorite sequels this year The Rose Society. It was such a great book and I cannot wait for more Marie Lu and Young Elites.

Best series ender I read this year has to be Forged. I have been such a huge fan of Erin Bowman's Taken trilogy for so long and ending this trilogy was kind of sad because I love it so much. Forged was such a great read and an awesome series ender.

2015 Recap and 2016 Blogging Goals!

I can't believe the day has come, 2015 is coming to an end. I had a great 2015 and I am excited for 2016 and the future. Read some great books, met some great people, did some fun things. I have taken a few new hobbies up and most important, taken another one more seriously. (Hint: You're reading it :D) I am super excited to recap and look back on 2015 and talk about my 2016 goals!

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So I started off 2015 in the middle of a blog move from Wordpress and Blogger. I launched Next Page Please! on Blogger (Next Page Please 2.0 I would call it) in the beginning of February. This truly was the mark of me taking blogging seriously. I started working harder on my reviews, scheduling posts, and being more social on twitter and such.

Here is a recap of what I did in 2015!

I attended signings! In 2015, I was able to meet Amie Kaufman, Jay Kaufman, Colleen Houck, Cammie McGovern, Julie Murphy, Leigh Bardugo, Tamara Ireland Stone, Morgan Matson, Lynne Matson, Lindsay Smith, Marie Rutkoski, and Stacey Lee! Super greatful to be able to meet all these awesome authors and I cannot wait to meet more in 2016!

I read so many great books! I have hopefully finished 81 books by the time this post goes up! I am pretty surprised with myself because I am horrible with managing my time and finding time to read is literally the hardest thing ever. Hopefully I can get more reading done in 2016! If you would like to see what I read this year, click here!

I took up two new hobbies! I started an Instagram in the Spring of this year and since then I am still trying to figure out what I am doing with it. Photography is still pretty new to me so I am looking to improve! Another hobby I just started is hand lettering with a dip pen. I asked for a dip pen for Christmas for and since then, I have had such a fun time doing so and maybe one day I will turn the lettering into something but for now, I am still a young padawan in the art of hand lettering.

I traveled a bit! This summer, I went on a vacation to Jamaica, New York, Canada, and spend an unexpected night in North Carolina! I love going to new places and this was my first time being in Jamaica, New York, and North Carolina. It was my first time in the Ontario area. I hope to visit more places in 2016 and can't wait to see where I will be.


I started my first novel and participated in my first NaNoWriMo. Notice how I said "started" my first novel. Yep, it's been a whole month since NaNo ended and I am still writing away on my novel. It was definitely an experience I needed to go through and I definitely learned a lot. Wonder what my second NaNo will be like...?

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Goals and a Look Ahead into 2016

I'm going to try to manage my time more! I get distracted soo easily and so much time is wasted whenever I get distracted. I am definitely trying to manage my time better and me a more productive person.

Sleeping more! Sleep is such a hard thing for me. I always end up getting such an unhealthy amount of sleep and I am basically always tired during the day because I always get such little sleep. Hoping to maybe get more sleep next year because I am exhausted of waking up exhausted. 

Improve on my hobbies! Like I mentioned above, photography and hand lettering are two of my new hobbies and I am hoping on improving on those in the next year. I am excited to see what happens...

Become more familiar with HTML and CSS! As someone who made her own blog design, I have become pretty comfortable around HTML and CSS and I am looking to maybe learn more about it during the next year.

So tell me: What is one highlight of 2015 and what is a goal you have for 2016?

Waiting on Wednesday #34

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine where we share upcoming releases that we are excited about!

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The Word for Yes

Author: Claire Needell
Pages: 208
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 16th 2016
After their parents’ divorce, Jan, Erika, and Melanie have to get used to the new world order: a father who’s moved to another continent and a mother who throws herself into moving on. Jan, off at her first semester of college, has plenty to worry about, including an outspoken roommate who’s kind of “out there” and an increasingly depressed and troubled long-distance boyfriend. Her younger sisters, left at home in New York City, and dealing with all the pressures of life in high school, aren’t exactly close. Erika is serious and feels awkward and uncomfortable in crowds, though her beauty tends to attract attention. Melanie is socially savvy and just wants to go out—to concerts, to parties, wherever—with her friends. The gap between all three girls widens as each day passes. Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. Starting that night, where there should be words, there is only angry, scared silence. And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika, and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal. At once touching and raw, Claire Needell’s first novel is an honest look at the love and conflicts among sisters and friends, and how these relationships can hold us together—and tear us apart. 

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Why I'm Waiting...

I feel like I don't read enough books that surround a relationship between siblings. Like yes, there are books where characters have siblings, but they never really are about the siblings. (Does that make sense?) I am excited to see how this book turns out. Looking forward to reading about these sisters, their relationships with each other, and also looking forward to seeing how they reconnect with each other after having such different lives and this party. Also, I do love the cover. :D

So tell me: What are your thoughts on this book and have you heard of it?


Blog Tour: What's Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass (Quotes and Giveaway!)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the What's Broken Between Us blog tour! Today, I have a review of the book for you and also a giveaway. I hope you guys enjoy this post and be sure to check out What's Broken Between Us! This blog tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club.

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What's Broken Between Us

Author: Alexis Bass
Pages: 241
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: December 29th 2015
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Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive. Look to the left, look to the right. We’re all going to die. But someone has to do it first. So who’s it going to be? Tragedy struck Amanda Tart’s town a year and a half ago when a sophomore girl was killed in a car accident on graduation night. Amanda’s brother, Jonathan, was behind the wheel and too drunk to drive. He’s spent the past year in prison and has cut off all ties. But now Jonathan is coming home. Just as Amanda’s trying to figure out what that means for her family and herself, she’s paired up for a school project with Henry Crane—a former crush, and brother of Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, who survived the crash with horrible injuries. Everyone is still incredibly damaged by the events of that night. Can Amanda and Henry finally begin to heal what’s broken and find some peace?

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Merry Christmas and Here! A Giveaway! For You!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Hey everyone and Merry Christmas! To anyone that doesn't celebrate Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays! I haven't done many Christmas posts around this time but I wanted to do one quick one saying Happy Holidays to you all and giving everyone a giveaway, just to say thank you. So, here is the giveaway!

There are two options:

  • You could win a book from Amazon up to $15, two bookmarks from the SkinnyHues shop, a magnetic bookmark from BookedYouUp shop, and either a 8oz candle from the NovellyYours shop, or a set of four/two candles worth to $10.

OR

  • You could win a book from Amazon up to $15, 2 bookmarks from the SkinnyHues shop, and a piece of jewelry from the BookishSerendiptyCo shop, worth up to $14.

Both prizes are worth about the same price total. All four shops mentioned here are shops that I personally love from Etsy and I can't wait for one of you to be able to get their products. The giveaway is US only (Sorry!) and it ends on January 6, Wednesday. I hope you enter!

So tell me: What are your holiday plans and which prize pack do you want to win?

Let's Talk!: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Queen of Shadows

Author: Sarah J Maas
Pages: 648
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: September 1st 2015
The queen has returned. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return. The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. 

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I don’t even know where to begin with this review. Queen of Shadows was such a great read oh my lord, definitely a favorite next to Crown of Midnight. It was so awesome seeing old characters, new characters, and being in situations we have never been in before within this series. I loved all the action that took place and how suspenseful this book was. The plot was so addicting; Queen of Shadows was so hard to put down. Another great installment to this great series and I am excited to see what the rest of this series has in store.

Because of the events that had taken place in Heir of Fire, Aelin is definitely now a different person. She is no longer in denial on who she is and really takes her position to do what she has been trying to do ever since Crown of Midnight. I love the character development that has come from Aelin throughout these past 4 books. She has definitely become more mature and her personality has changed compared to the past books (Especially Assassin’s Blade) but she also has become more of a fighter not that she wasn't already. She knows what she is doing, who she is going up against, and also has experience on who to trust and not to trust. She has become smarter in her decisions and more clever in her schemes. Aelin has grown from Celaena and I am so excited to see follow her for the next two books (before this series ends *cries*)

Queen of Shadows definitely brought back and had more of the older characters, whether they had just been introduced in the last book or we have seen them in the series since book 1. But Queen of Shadows also had a few blasts from the past and brought back characters where when I read their name, I sat there for a moment asking myself “Who is the person and why don’t I remember them.” Nevertheless, I loved reading about all these characters and seeing the ways they contributed to the plot. 

Like I said before, this plot was really addicting. There was always one objective throughout this book and along the way, there were so many great twists and turns, it always kept you reading and never let you put the book down. New information being found out, tragic events happening, there was always stuff going on and things to go wrong and it was always so exciting to read. The ending was something I loved to read as well. It was exciting, scary, and jaw dropping the whole entire them. It left us with clues on the happenings of the next book and answered some of the questions I had since Throne of Glass. It was a great ending, reflecting on all the events in Queen of Shadows and may have left me with a little of the feels, but was a satisfying one. 

I gave this book 5 stars because it was a fire breathing bitch queen itself.

Waiting on Wednesday #33

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine where we share upcoming releases that we are excited about!

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Assassin's Heart

Author: Sarah Ahiers
Pages: 400
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 2nd 2016 
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down. Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay. With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance. 

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Why I'm Waiting...

This book sounds so epic. If it's anything I love, it's assassins in fantasy novels. Like yes, give it to me. I want to read and devour this book and enjoy it. Really excited to read about this fantasy world but also about Lea, because she is an assassin, I am excited for the badass character. I am super excited to meet Val and read about his and Lea's relationship. Also, the revenge aspect of this book will definitely be interesting to read. The cover is also absolutely gorgeous as well and screams fantasy and darkness.

So tell me: Have you heard of this book? What are your thoughts on it?



Let's Talk!: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 465
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: September 29th 2015 
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

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Ohhh my god Six of Crows is definitely a read I am glad I rushed to get to. It was epic, basically. I loved all the characters, this wonderful plot and storyline, and the twists and turns that came with the plot. People said I was going to be hung up on this book after I finished it and I admit, I am still not over this book, how it ended, and just it's greatness. It was definitely another great Leigh Bardugo read and I cannot wait for Crooked Kingdom.

One of the things I was super excited about on reading was the characters. I have had the Six of Crows pre-order post up on my wall ever since I got it and have been really wondering what these six characters are like. Glad I got to meet them because each character is awesome. Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Wyland, and Jesper are the six stars of this book and what I love is how they are all so different from each other. They all had their own personalities and backgrounds but all are able to kick ass in their own unique ways. All six of these characters are really great to read from and I enjoyed reading on how they were all able to contribute and work together on the heist. I definitely got my daily dose of Nina, Matthias, Inej, and Kaz but I also really wanted more Wyland and Jesper. They have a great bromance and both have great personalities. I definitely am anticipating more of Wyland and Jesper in the next book due to events that happened in Six of Crows (*cough cough*) and am kind of excited for it. They both seem like great characters I would love to get to know more.

As if the characters weren't great enough, the plot was just as great. I mean, the synopsis is already pretty pleasing. "Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist." LIKE YES, GIVE IT TO ME.


I really enjoyed the whole plot of this book because it was awesome. From the pre-stages of the heist, to actually doing the heist then the ending. It all kept me on my toes and I was constantly surprised by the different twists and turns this plot took. With the characters doing a heist, the least I would expect was lots of twists and turns.

There is also one more aspect in this book that I am actually really excited about. The romance. YES OMG, I FULLY LOVED LEIGH'S ROMANCE IN SIX OF CROWS. These people are incredibly complicated, a simple relationship does not run on their books. It was fun (and heartbreaking) to read about there characters want something more with the other person, but it just doesn't happen and it's all so angsty! Leigh was able to write about just enough romance to the point where the book was still about the big heist but the small specks of romance was perfect.

Maybe it's a possibility that Crooked Kingdoms is going to differ from Six of Crows in where romance and relationships do play a pretty big part in the plot compared to Six of Crows where they weren't. I am excited to see how relationships play out in Crooked Kingdoms!

One last thing, for everyone who has finished the Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows definitely brings back so many Grisha feels and nostalgia. Characters from the Grisha trilogy get mentioned a bit and I was reading this and part of me just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry while I hugged my Grisha trilogy because I JUST MISS THEM SO MUCH. (Them= the characters, world, plot, EVERYTHING). I also flipped to the map in the front of the book to see that the Unsea was only an outline on the map and that broke me because that was the tipping point of my Grisha feels and nostalgia. A revisit to that trilogy is very overdue.

I gave this book 5 stars because I loved everything about it! Characters, plot, writing, suspense, touch of romance, everything!

Cover Reveal: Bureau of Time by Brett Michael Orr

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to a super exciting post! I am here to reveal Brett Michael Orr's novel, Bureau of Time, out now! It sounds like such a great read I am super excited to read it. Plus, the cover is pretty cool so I am excited to reveal that to you all! Definitely check of the Bureau of Time and I hope you enjoy.

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Author: Brett Michael Orr
Pages: 289
Publisher: Fontaine Publishing Group
Release Date: December 16th 2015
Amazon purchase links: | American | Australian | British | Canadian |
You can not change fate. Cassandra Wright is a Timewalker – a teenager with a genetic mutation that allows her to manipulate the flow of time. But her inexplicable powers have made her a target for Adjusters – monstrous assassins from a parallel universe. Saved from almost certain death, Cassie is pulled into a secret agency sworn to defend our timeline against these threats: the Bureau of Temporal Integrity, Monitoring, and Execution. Cassie’s life soon becomes entwined with Shaun Briars – a reckless Timewalker with an alluring smile and dark suspicions about the Bureau itself. When Cassie and Shaun cross into the parallel universe, they discover a world in the grips of nuclear winter, with a new war threatening to spill over into our universe. With time running out, they must learn the true history of Timewalkers, confront the unforgivable crimes of their future selves, and defy their own fate to save two worlds.

AND NOWWW, FOR THE COVER!

The Spreadsheets of 2016!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Spreadsheets are a wonderful thing really. They really help with organization and I have made it a goal to myself to be more organized next year and spreadsheets will definitely help me with just that! I don't plan on using too many spreadsheets in 2016, (just 3!) but I wanted to talk about what I will be using and how! I hope you all like this post and if you ever want any of the spreadsheets mentioned, do let me know!

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There are three spreadsheets I plan on using next year, one for ARCs, one for new releases, and one for interviews (Hopefully there will be more author interviews next year! That is definitely what I am striving for). The first one, is ARCs:
This spreadsheet was gotten from the majestic Nori when I mentioned that I had a ton of ARCs and she basically jumped to hand me this spreadsheet and I admit, it has really helped me with organizing everything. Before, I just relied on myself to remember what ARCs I had and had yet to read and this spreadsheet really gives me a great view of what is what and what ARCs I still gotta read.

Nori set up so that you could view what month the title was published on and then would continue on with what exact date it was published, the title, author, where I got the ARC from, series, and then I added a few things. She originally had the "Read and Reviewed" columns there and I had added "Rush" and "Put Into Kindle." (I made this back when I had the older kindle and I had to manually take a cord, plug it into my laptop, and move the files to the kindle myself.) "Rush" is basically for ARCs I need to prioritize in reading!

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The next one I have heard are authors I would like to interview! This is one is basically used to give me an overview of what authors I am interested in interviewing on my blog.
This one I made myself and it is basically organized by the month I would like to feature. I had authors filled in for January and blocked them off but left the lovely Ashley Herring Blake (Suffer Love) for an example of how this spreadsheet works. So basically, you enter in the book title, author, publisher, release date, blah blah blah. This gives me an organized overview of what authors I would like to feature for what months!

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And the third and final one is probably the least organized and is still a hot mess basically. Buuut it's basically going to be my one stop place for all the releases in 2016 and based on this list, there are a lot coming out...yeah.
This one I made as well and it is sort by release date (duh!). I just have the basic details on a book but added a "Genre" column, a column telling me whether a book was from a debut author and a little section for me to mark off whether I am interested in an ARC for the book! Going to be fixing this spreadsheet before 2016 because, well it definitely needs it...

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I hope you guys liked getting a glimpse of my life savers next year! Again, if any of you want any of the three spreadsheets I mentioned, contact me and I would happily provide it for you.

So tell me: What do you use to organize your life with?

Look at the Beautiful Cover #9

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hello and welcome to another edition to Look at the Beautiful Cover! I have a huge collection of recent cover reveals going back to October. Yes, a lot of great covers have debuted since then and I am super excited to talk about them. Some books I am in huge anticipation, some books I did not like the cover too that much. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to reading all these books and I hope you find new ones! Now, to the covers and thoughts! (Click the covers to be taken to their Goodreads pages!)

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Gemini

Original Reveal
This cover is absolutely gorgeous and I love love it. The typography is just beautiful and I love the cursive "Gemini" and the beautiful color scheme! Super excited about this book and I cannot wait to read this book and hold it's beautifulness as well.

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The Crown's Game

Original Reveal
Ever since I heard Evelyn was writing a book, it has been on my radar for so long and I am so excited to be talking about her cover. It's seems like such a great read and super excited for the characters. The cover, to be honest, isn't my favorite. I mean, I like the girl walking towards the crown but the Crown itself with it kind of taking shape as the castle/ building (Whatever it is) is not something I am very font of? Also, the title font isn't my favorite as well. Nevertheless, even if I don't agree with the cover, I am still planning to read this book.

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Ivory and Bone

Original Reveal
This is a cover I like. The color scheme? Love! I love how the fonts on this cover are so simple so it doesn't take out from the focus in this cover, the beautiful breaking bone. I love how detailed it is: How you can see the cracks and the pieces coming off of it as well. All against a black background? Love!! Plus, it all goes perfectly with the title!

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Outrun the Moon

Original Reveal
I was so excited about this cover debuting because it's another Stacey Lee novel and I adore her. I am so excited to freaking finally read this book (Yay ARCs!) and experience the greatness. It's not everyday I read a historical fiction and I tend to stay away from those but I am always in a mood for a Stacey Lee novel. Okay, so the cover! I honestly love it. There is such a great balance between how much attention the title has but also the lantern below it. I love how this cover shows the lantern's glass mid-shatter and also, the smoke coming off the candle in the lantern? The black smoke rising from the candle? The lanterns blowing the background? SO DRAMATIC EVERYTHING ON THIS COVER IS SO DRAMATIC!! I love it and it makes me super excited for the book.

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The Star Touched Queen

Original Reveal
Ohhhh I do like this cover. Really excited to read this book and the cover is just great. The placement and layout of the words in the title are a bit awkward but other than that I do love this cover. The dramatic clock as the girl looks over at a castle building thing in the distance. Just beautiful. And I also love how the top of the cover has this orange to it while the girl is kind of standing on the blue stuff (What is that? The sky? Are stars teal?). The border going around the book is really pretty as well and I love the garnishes at the corner.

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Elementals

Original Reveal
Uhhhh okay so this cover definitely isn't a favorite of mine. I mean I just am not a fan of the girl in the background and the magical particles that floating around her. I just find the girl really awkward in the background of the cover as well. Also, not very keen of the font used for "Elementals." Overall, this cover wasn't the best I have ever seen but I definitely hope to read Elementals soon as I do enjoy reading Michelle's works!

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Stars Above

Original Reveal
I love how consistent they have kept the Lunar Chronicles with their covers and this is another I really like. This book is a collection of novellas and I am pretty excited for this book. Have yet to read Winter but I definitely will be soon! I love how they used a crown as it's main object for this cover because, well all the characters are really basically all fighting for the crown! The crown is actually really pretty and I am very happy with this cover!

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Ever the Haunted

Original Reveal
Ugghhh this cover is sooo pretty. The beautiful swirls going on around in the background are just beautiful. The font used for the title and how it is all arranged is just beautiful and I love it's gold touch to it as well. The banners going behind "Erin Summerill" and "Ever the Outcast. Ever the Brave" give the cover such an elegant and kingdom like touch I love it. The bow and arrow going under the title and how the arrow points right towards the antlers? Love! So much going on but it definitely is a controlled beautiful chaos.

So tell me: What books have you heard of out of the covers I showcased and which covers are your favorites?

Mid-Month Reading Update #10

Can you believe it? Half a month gone already and here we are, two weeks shy of 2016. Kind of excited and overwhelmed? Going on winter break soon so I am super excited for that because I can finally get sleep and reading done! Hope everyone is doing well. Now, onto the update!

Queen of Shadows

Author: Sarah J Maas
Pages: 648
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release Date: September 1st 2015 
The queen has returned. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return. The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. 

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What I Have Read...

  • Winter
  • Transerral
  • What's Broken Between Us
  • The Harvest
  • Six of Crows
  • Queen of Shadows
  • Joyride by Anna Banks
  • Inherit the Stars 
  • Landry Park 
  • Firsts 
  • Illuminae 
*coughs* *runs away* OKAY so I may have only read one book so far and only about 200 pages into Queen of Shadows but I do have two weeks off from school next week so I will be doing some reading then! I honestly don't know what took me so long with all this reading. I spent about 3 days reading NOTHING because I was trying to read a book but had no motivation to do it, so I just moved on to Six of Crows...which took me a week to complete. Queen of Shadows will probably take me awhile to finish as well because it is MASSIVE. There are only 3 books maybe that I need to absolutely read but everything else it's just "if I ever have time, I will get to you." Yeah, definitely won't finish all the books I aimed to but I will finish hopefully a good amount?

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What's Been Happening

it's so cold. i kind of love it but at the same time i cannot get out of bed in the morning and it SUCKS. Plus, my skin is acting up and I am basically applying two layers of lotion because if I don't then I'm going to be an itchy mess the next day. Yeah! I like winter and the cold but at the same time, I want fall and summer and spring again. Give me what ever season that brings rain because California is still in that three year (and still going) drought.

So my shows are on a hiatus and I don't know what to do. Well, just know that when they come back (Arrow and the Flash) I will get three more shows! (Shadowhunters, The 100, and Legends of Tomorrow) Goodie! *nervously laughs* The 100 and Legends of Tomorrow are both on Thursday and Shadowhunters is on Tuesday. I will probably end up watching those three shows on the weekend because I do not have time during the week to take the time out for three more shows. I can barely manage the two I am currently watching!

Now that Christmas is rolling around, gift giving is as well! I'm not a huge person on giving gifts, I usually get them for my friends. (If you're asking: No, my parents usually don't want anything so I don't get them anything.) Also, I never actually open gifts on Christmas so I have just been opening gifts as they come and I am so grateful for the fact that my friends buy online items :D (Don't worry, I always get them something as well! :D)

So tell me: How has your month been going so far? Well? Not well? I wanna know!