Only a brief intro this week. Alise and I have been so busy these past months with uni (though Alise still managed to read THREE BOOKS IN ONE DAY HOW) so not too much exciting stuff has happened on the blog. But what has happened is still quality posts ;)
What did we post in October (and September)?
- Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios ★★
- ARC Review: Vengeance Road ★★★★½
- ARC Review: Led Astray by Kelley Armstrong ★★★½
- ARC Review: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman ★★½
- Merchant’s Ransom: Of Beast and Beauty ★★★★
- ARC Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith ★★★
- Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas ★★★★★
- Review: When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami by Kendare Blake ★★★
- Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinksi (Review + Playlist + Giveaway) ★★★½
- Review: Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster ★★★★
- Review: Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck ★
- Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus (Review + Favorite Quotes + Giveaway) ★★★
- ARC Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson ★★★★
- ARC Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis ★★★★½
- Review: Lorali by Laura Dockrill ★★★
- Review: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix ★★★½
- ARC Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston ★★★½
- Review: Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken + Giveaway! ★★★★
- The Secret to Finding Time to Read
- 5 Perils of Book Hoarding
- The Evolution of Readers in Wonderland
- #SupervillainSquad: Spoilsport
- When I’m not Reading: Booklr Edition
- Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly (Series Giveaway) #DarkTide
- When Your Alias Takes Over Your Life
- How do you manage your digital shelves?
- October 2015 Wrap Up
I can’t remember much of what happened in September but I’ve pretty much just been working on stuff for college since August, so. I saw a few movies to get a break from studying so I wouldn’t go insane. The Scorch Trials really impressed me, but I haven’t read the book so my opinion might not be worth much haha. I also saw Crimson Peak because
Tom Hiddleston horror movies, and while it wasn’t super scary it was entertaining and I would see it again.
I was so incredibly lucky to get to participate in some great events these past two months!
Thanks to Big Honcho Media, Disney-Hyperion, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins!
Literally all I’ve done the past two months is exams and study. Because of this I’ve probably only finished three books in that time. Much suck. One good thing that happened though was that I GOT TO MEET CASSANDRA CLARE AND HOLLY BLACK! They came to Brisbane Writer’s Festival and were hilarious. They definitely demand respect ;D
This next month is going to be stressful but also exciting. Exciting because Supanova! Meeting Sarah J Maas! So many other fantasy authors! And stressful because final exams are too close.
Speaking of final exams, I’m taking a temporary hiatus until I finish my exams. I might still be making posts that pop up every now and then, but until the 20th of November I won’t be replying to comments because I need to study. As soon as exams are over I’ll make up for it though, I promise!
I actually got a surprising amount of books these last few months! The fabulous peeps at Penguin sent THE FATE OF TEN (which I’m not sure if I’ll read or not yet because I haven’t read the rest of the series) and a finished copy of MAGNUS CHASE AND THE SUMMER SWORD. Allen & Uwin also sent me NEWT’S EMERALD (my review of which is up already!).
And thanks to Kelly @ Diva Booknerd, QUEEN OF SHADOWS IS NOW IN MY HANDS! I’m hoping to start rereading/ marathoning the series again during exams and have QoS done before I meet Sarah at Supanova. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence gave me THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE and LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD.