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All the Best Deaths

All the Best of the Deaths

Okay, this is a bit morbid perhaps but I was thinking of it in regards to Strange the Dreamer and we’re so close to Halloween so All the Best of the Deaths. By the way this isn’t a good or bad thing some of these absolutely devastated me but they were so well done!

Also there’s some pretty famous deaths in here but just in case spoilers for: The Book Thief, Crooked Kingdom, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Mockingjay, Strange the Dreamer, & The Hate U Give.

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My Favorite Books of 2017!

Favorite Books of 2017

I read a lot this year and below compiled my favorite reads with some runners-ups. These are definitely the books that stayed with me that made me think, “Oh, yes. I would read that again and you should read it to.” Note: A couple of them aren’t actually from this year but I’m counting it because this was the first time I read them.

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The Book Lovers Survival Tag

The Book Lovers Survival Tag

So I don’t often do tags but I saw this one on Youtube specifically Tashapolis’ Channel and I’m a sucker for the what would you take with you on a deserted island question so I jumped. The original tag was sponsored by Penguin Teen for A Map for Wrecked Girls. But I just liked the idea.

Chose 5-8 books you would need to survive on a deserted island:

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Books, Movies, Other

2017 Mid-Year Wrap-Up!

Hela Breaks the Hammer

Prediction for the end of the year: I will own an embarrassing amount of Hela merchandise!

I’m going to keep this round-up of the first part of 2017 super simple and try not to cry about the fact that we’re halfway through because while 2017 might be halfway over, at least entertainment wise, I think the fun stuff is still to come.

Favorites and Recommendations Below:

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Strange the Dreamer

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Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Grade: A

Lazlo Strange, librarian and former orphan, dreams about the lost city of Weep. So lost in fact that Weep isn’t actually the name. The real name disappeared from everyone’s minds, even Lazlo’s, long ago. He believes that research and dreams are all he will ever have despite other librarians telling him to get out there and get a life.

So it’s a wonderful surprise when one day a group of traveler’s appear with a mission- to travel to and save the lost city.

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Best Fairyloot Ever?

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Last time I got Fairyloot was last September and I liked the box a lot but at fifty dollars it was too much for a monthly thing. However I absolutely couldn’t miss the March box- not only did I have a pretty good idea of what the book was going to be it was their one year anniversary hence a special box!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Anticipated Upcoming Releases

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Upcoming Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish & this one is about the books being released in the second half of the year that I am most excited for:

Strange the Dreamer – September 27th

Yeah, the synopsis doesn’t give away much on this one but I like the author and it sounds beautiful.

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily – October 18th

I really love the first one & the cover looks very wintery which is something I’m strangely longing for at the start of summer!

This Savage Song – July 5th

This ones right around the corner!

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Heartless – November 8th

A retelling of the Queen of Hearts story from one of my favorite recent authors. Totally signing up for this one!

Replica – October 4th

This one sounds fascinating. Apparently it’s two POV’s that you can chose how to read depending on how you want to read the book. A little confusing but I heard someone with an ARC say it sounds a little bit like Orphan Black so I’ll hop on this one since the show will be months into hiatus by then!

Furthermore – August 30th

A word which strangely I have a hard time typing! This one is apparently about a colorless child in a world of color who goes looking of her missing parent. I heard it compared to Alice so of course I’m in.

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Blood for Blood – November 1

I loved the first book about a shapeshifter who undertakes a mission to kill Hitler in an alternative universe where he won World War II. Like most sequels I’m crossing my fingers to hope this one remains as good. It’s high on the list for me this Fall.

Gemina – October 18th

Okay, I wasn’t as in love with Illuminae as some but strangely I’m really looking forward to another go round. I’m loving books that are more in the found footage documentary kind of vein.

And finally my most anticipated book of the year:

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Crooked Kingdom – September 27th

Cannot come soon enough! I absolutely loved the first one. The story. The characters. Not to mention this one is going to have red-lined pages. One of the increasingly rare books where I’m not looking forward to the story ending!