April Wrap Up and May TBR

Greetings readers!

Life right now is in a lull for me. My university is literally trying to crush my will with anxiety. Even the promise of summer vacation does not cheer me. It’s just a big disaster right now, but I will not bore you with details.

The only silver lining I can really find in this mess right now is that I have had a lot more time to read and blog. I’m still never “ahead” of schedule, but I try. And I am making good progress! I actually made a blog calendar that looks all cutesy to keep me on track for this month, hopefully it does its job, so I can do my job.

Looking back at April, it was pretty good. I got in some good reads and even better buys!

This time around I’m going to add in a little update on my TV life too because PEOPLE. I have been watching some shows.

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THE WRAP-UP

Islandborn by Junot Diaz
So utterly adorable. My Full Review.

I L N D O N

Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby
Quite a fun, light and magical circus read! My Full Review.

SLEIGHT

The Story Girl  by L.M. Montgomery
Not as great as Anne, but still fun! My Full Review.

The Story Girl (2)

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
It’s kind of weird, but in a good way. Plus WITCHES. My Full Review.

The Price Guide to the Occult

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Typical YA fantasy, but like I live for that, so it was cool. My Full Review.

Ash Princess

A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall
Cute and fluffy! My Full Review.

A Prom to Remeber

Legend, Prodigy and Champion: The Graphic Novels by Marie Lu
YEAH I DID THIS TO MYSELF AGAIN. Series review to come!

Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
So gooooood. (I finished it in May, but it counts for April) Review to come!

HOLY MOLY! I READ 10 BOOKS. 10. AND STARTED AN 11TH btw. I know I said that reading more than like 3 books a month is nearly impossible for me, but as my dear Nikolai Lanstov says, “When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.” (BTW did you see the King of Scars Cover Reveal because I am still raving about it.)


THE HAUL

Prodigy and Champion: Graphic Novels by Marie Lu

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

That’s it…..? Huh, I thought I had gotten more books. It’s good that I didn’t though, I have big books coming so I must save up!!!


Posts from April!

Books I Need to Reread in the Near Future

BOOKS I NEED TO REREAD IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Frenzy Presents Event Recap | An Afternoon of Talking About Books

Frenzy Presents

The Book and Music Tag!

The Book and Music Tag

Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal! (Take a look at Kai!)

Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal

Sunshine Blogger Award Pt 5!

Sunshine Blogger Award!


TV/ MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT

I have watched TV and I have watched movies. Lately I have had enough time to do both! So let me tell you about all the great and wonderful things to watch.

On My Block

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10000000000000000000/10 R E C O M M E N D

If you want to laugh, cry and get angry all in one sitting, you need to watch this show. If you hate laughing, crying and getting angry at the same time, you still NEED to watch this show. I HAVE BEEN BLOWN AWAY. It all started in a big Snap Chat group with my friends, they were raving about it and I was there like okay. Soon enough everyone in the chat watched it and I was the only one left. With some added pressure of everyone sending memes and I not getting the jokes, I went forth and watched the show.

I LOVE IT SO MUCH. AND I AM SO THANKFUL IT HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR A SEASON TWO BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE CRIED IF I WAS LEFT WITH THAT ENDING!

GO FORTH AND WATCH IT NOW. If you want a diverse, funny and a m a z i n g show to fill your hearts, WATCH ON MY BLOCK!!!

 

Then I watched Avengers: Infinity War

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I was destroyed.

Then I watched it again.

And was left in anguish.

That ending. It happened. They did that.

I don’t need to tell you to watch it, just do it!


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MAY TBR

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall 1 – 4 series reread

The Penderwicks At Last by Jeanne Birdsall

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga

And anything else I find lying around that I have enough time for!

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I have quite a month plan ahead. I don’t know what life will throw at me next that I will have to go through that might interrupt my plans, but that is alright I guess.

Let me know what you think! What was your favourite read from April? What books did you buy? What shows/movies did you watch? What book are you most looking forward to in May?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

October Wrap-Up & November TBR

Greetings readers!

So, it’s November. How the time flies.

Seriously, what happened to the 24 hours of each day?? They seem to be going by so quickly and amazing books keep getting published and I am still working on debuts from 2015??????

What is this mess, Rendz?

Answer: My life.

Anyways……this is going to be a really sad and pathetic wrap-up. October was not my reading month, it was a month of assignments and midterms. Thankfully, I have a few days off from those, but I’m probably going to go on a longish hiatus at the end of November to the beginning of December…le sigh! What can I do, c’est la vie!

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Wrap-Up

I read one book. BUT it was an AMAZING BOOK!

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This book is still in my mind. Honestly, the characters, the story, the betrayal all of it is still clogging my memory! It was lovely and heart-mushing without being too cheesy! Just do yourself a favour and read it! Full Review Here

Plus…I just finished Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko (so really its an Oct-Nov read).  I should have read this ages ago, but I am that inefficient!

Other Fun Blog Posts!

The New Disney Princess Book Tag

Bandwagon Books I want to Jump On!

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Halloween Creatures Tag


Haul

None-existent.

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No book shopping or library visits. Not even a Netgalley ARC!

THIS IS SO SAD FOR ME. BUT AMAZING FOR MY WALLET. THE AMOUNT OF SELF-CONTROL I HAD THIS MONTH TO NOT SPEND. CHRISTMAS DEALS ARE COMING THOUGH AND I’M READY FOR THEM.


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November TBR

Really it’s the same as October, with a very important addition to the mix!

Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster

Prodigy Prince by Natasha Sapienza

Captain Guinevere by Clara Bennet

RENEGADES BY MARISSA MEYER, MY QUEEN AND THE BOOK I’VE BEEN WAITING OVER A YEAR FOR!

*I’m really hoping I at least read two books from this list!*


Let me know what you think! What was your favourite read of October? How big was your haul from October? What is your most anticipated November read?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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September Wrap Up, Haul & October TBR

Greetings readers!

September went by in such a blur. I can barely recall most of what I did this month…oh wait! Yes I can. School. School and some more……wait for it…..school.

-_-

Yeah, it’s been fun guys….*fake yay* September has been tough on Real-life Rendz and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. Starting university this month has been a roller coaster of emotions. Excitement, self-doubt, fear. These are all things I feel on a daily basis.

My reading month was good. I actually got a lot more done than I thought I would. Things are starting to slow down and I’m trying my best to keep up, but school is a priority and it’s taking over my life. That’s why I’m sporadic a lot of the time on blog, I take some breaks to blog-hop or write but most times I just need to sit and relax and do nothing.

Enough about me, let’s talk about bookish things!

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Wrap-Up

What the heck did I read this month? Seriously I kind of forgot….bless the creators of Goodreads for keeping track for me!

This month I read…

Poison’s Kiss by Breanna Shields

I buddy read this with the amazing Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews. It was so much fun reading with her, even though this book didn’t quite meet our expectations. I ended giving it a 2.5 / 5 stars. You can read Mandy’s amazing review here because I’ll be honest the story is kind of a blur to me now….

Colorless by Rita Stradling

This was a Netgalley and it also turned out to be less than what I hoped for! It had such a cool concept and so much potential but it just fell flat to me. The beautiful cover definitely deceived me. My Full Review

Warcross by Marie Lu

I reviewed my ARC that I won in a Goodreads giveaway and I LOVED it! Hello! It’s by Marie Lu and she is my idol, I expected nothing but an intense and twisty read! She delivered perfectly and I cannot wait for the sequel! My Full Review

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

A long awaited book. A book all about my baby Chaol! I wrote a rather long and ranty review because I had thoughts and I needed to vent! My Full Review

All The Wind In The World by Samantha Mabry

I am read this while I commuting to school, but sometimes I got dizzy reading on the bus so I have to do short reading bursts. Still I am enjoyed it, the ending left me feeling many things though! Review To Come.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is actually a book I’m read for one of my classes. And wow, I loved it. I will be honest, reading this book made me nervous. It is super hyped and deals with such an important topic that sometimes I would get overwhelmed even just by thinking about picking it up. But I’m so glad I did. It’s so important, heart-breaking and inspirational! Review To Come.

*I’m so sad I missed Angie while she was here in Toronto on tour! But SCHOOL is messing with me!!!*

That’s a total of six read books! A success, I would say!

Other Fun Blog Posts!

One Year of Blogging (The Thank You) 

You Asked, I Answered! (Blogoversary Q & A)

A Moment of Fangirling: Winter

Book Series I Want to Give A Second Shot


The Haul

What did I get this month? The Month of Releases! Did I even go to the bookstore? No. Well I did go to my school bookstore, but that doesn’t count!

I did, however, send Kez to buy me Tower of Dawn from Indigo because they had a special edition!!! Oh and Strange the Dreamer came in the mail earlier in the month, which I won in a lovely giveaway hosted by Laura @ TheBookCorps

And I also pre-ordered Marissa Meyer’s Renegades and Wires & Nerve Vol 2. because I had a gift card to spend and I of course spent it on the Queen! Le duh!

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The TBR

Well it’s going to be a long one, but I will definitely not make it to all of these reads. *Sad face*

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko
Captain Guinevere by Clara Bennet
Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (This will hopefully happen, as I want to buddy read it with Mandy @ BookPrincessReviews!)

I still have Gemina from the library…oh gosh I think it expires soon?? I will have to either return it or renew it…but it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting to it any time soon. *sad face*

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So that’s my October. It looks like it is going to be quite busy for me in terms of school and blogging responsibilities, but I rather enjoy blogging so it’s not too much of a hastle (yet).

Let me know what you think! What was your favourite read from September? What did you buy during September: The Month of Releases!? What book are you most looking forward to this October (Another month of insane releases!)?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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August Wrap Up & September TBR

Greetings readers!

August. What. A. Month.

I cannot even correctly recall the beginning of the month! It seems as if the end of July and beginning of August just fused together! So many things were going on, that before I realized it, it was mid-August.

Yikes!

I told myself this month was going to be full of awesome reading and slow on the book buying.

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Yeah…that sooooooo did not happen! At all. I was supposed to be saving up for September because we all know that September is going to be huge with the releases. Thus, needing to save my money. But no. I didn’t do that at all.

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Wrap Up

Reading this month was okay, nothing really stood out to me. I had a couple okay reads, so I feel like it could have gone much better.

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil
This was a very cute contemporary read! Full of formulas and romance! My Mini Review

Bridges: A Daphne White Novel by Maria Murnane
This was the first Women’s Fiction book I’ve read in a while and it turned out to be a very sweet and happy read! My Full Review

The Reader by Traci Chee
A fun fantasy read that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while! 3.75 / 5 Stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
This was a really fun and fast sci-fi read! I really enjoyed it! 4 / 5 Stars

House of Ash by Hope Cook
This was a very intriguing read, plus it’s Candian YA! Woot! Woot! My Full Review

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is a super duper popular Adult Fantasy novel that I wanted to try and while I really enjoyed it, I also found it to be very slow! 4 / 5 Stars

Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
This was a big anticipated read of mine, however it turned out to be okay rather than mind-blowing amazing! Still it was very fun! My Full Review

Winter by Marissa Meyer
This was a reread and I loved it (obviously!) My fangirling post for this will be up soon hopefully! But let’s just say I might have gotten choked up…..just a little bit. All the stars!

Fairest by Marissa Meyer
I decided to reread it despite how many feels and moments of second hand embarrassment I went through! Levana is one crazy witch! (Should I do a post for this too? The answer is yes!)

The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson
This was the sequel to Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault which I read a while ago. I really enjoyed this one, though not as much as the first I believe! My Full Review

10 Books! I think that is pretty awesome!

 

Fun Posts of the Month! 

The Princess Bride Book Tag (A whole lot of TLC answers…)
Unique Blogger Award Pt 2
My Hierarchy of Fictional Love Interests (I had so much fun writing this!)
The Happiness Tag 

I had a lot of TLC related content on my blog this month. I beg of thee, fellow Lunartics to go check them out! 

A Moment of Fangirling: Scarlet 
A Moment of Fangirling: Cress (The book of my life!!)

I entered the #WinRenegades Bookstagram challenge hosted by Queen Meyer. I didn’t win, but I had a whole lot of fun entering! And since I was in the midst of my TLC Reread, all the books were at hand!


The Haul…

Lordy, lord. I spent too much money this month! By now everyone should know how big September is going to be in terms of new releases. Basically a whole bunch of magical and super intriguing reads are headed our way. Some of these books I have been anticipating for months on end! So my plan was to save! Save money!!! But the heart wants what the heart wants and my heart wanted books this August.

This month I bought:

Book Outlet:
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (Because I had to own it!)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Because I never hear the end of its epicness)
Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Merry Christmas, Maz)

BMV (Cheap bookstore)
Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshabugh (Because it was there and I was like “gimmegimme”)
Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers (By recommendation of Mandy @BookPrincessReviews)

Chapters Indigo (Not cheap, but my home-away-from-home bookstore)
Wonder Woman: Warbringer  by Leigh Bardugo (Because I needed that pull-out poster!)

 

And then I got super lucky and won two ARCs!

Warcross by Marie Lu (My first Goodreads giveaway I entered and won!! Plus it’s by my Idol!!!)
Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster (I actually won this through a twitter giveaway. The object was to write a Haiku and the best one won! *Thank you to all my twitter peeps who voted for me….I love you!)

 

My winning Haiku!

And a NetGalley Haul! 

Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (My first granted wish!)
Colorless by Rita Stradling

So yeah….A lot of hauled books this month! All the more to read!


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On to more pressing matters. My TBR. September, unfortunately means the start of school, which unfortunately means these large reading wrap ups start to dwindle in numbers. It also means I’m slower to post and write so I’m trying to get as much as I can done before school begins (tomorrow for me)!

Did I reach my summer goal, absolutely not. I didn’t read Truthwitch (sorry Maz) or ACOTAR (sorry everyone else) but I’ll get to them……eventually.

Not this month though. THIS MONTH I HAVE PLANS!

This month I plan on reading:

Poison’s Kiss  by Breanna Shields (Buddy read with Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews)✅
Warcoss by Marie Lu (in progress)
Colorless by Rita Stradling (in progress)
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Library book, so my time is limited)
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Chaol boo, I’m coming for you!)

 

I’m not going to set myself up for anything higher, but if I’m lucky enough and the school year starts off slow (unlikely), I hope to squeeze in Last Star Burning, Wonder Woman: Warbringer and All the Wind in the World…..all very unlikely!


I also may have a little secret project going on……it might have something to do with fanart….it might have something to do with the Lunar Chronicles…….😉😉

It’s nowhere near finished but…maybe I’ll share a little taste with you sometime….!

Let me know what you guys think! What was your favourite read from August? What was your favourite buy from August? What release are you most looking forward to in this September of Releases? Can’t wait to see your thoughts!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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July Wrap-Up/ Haul & August TBR

Greetings readers!

For some reason, July and August got a little hectic when the months transitioned over. I feel like I have been a very lazy blogger and my reading pace kind of deteriorated towards the end of July! To say the least, I’ve been quite busy these past two weeks. But I am glad to be blogging again and I have some fun things planned so hopefully I can get to them!

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Wrap Up

So as promised way back in the Spring, I would be getting to a lot more books in July than any other month in the year. It’s summer, so I am on vacation and my library visits usually end up with me leaving with many, many books.

So this month I read:

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson

I really enjoyed this one. It is a Great Gatsby retelling with a Debate team twist. So I definitely recommend you to check it out! My Mini Review

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

It was an enjoyable read. I definitely wished there was a bit more mythology, but I am looking forward to the next one (even though I have my worries about it.) My Full Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This was a reread for the Ya Book Bloggers Club on Goodreads! I still loved it, and I am so looking forward to continuing my re-read of the series!!! I wrote a special post for this book. A Moment of Fangirling: Cinder If you are a fan of this series, I definitely hope you check it out!

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

This is Canadian YA! (super YAY) It is a sci-fi, apocalyptic story with elements of Beauty & the Beast and I really liked it! It releases this month, so I definitely would recommend you check it out. My Full Review

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The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

This was a fun and cute read. If you want a little adventure in the time of the crusades, this one is good. My Full Review

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The temptation was too strong so I re-read this before any other books! I still loved it! How could I not? So much epicness!!!!! My fangirling post went up so please check it out! A Moment of Fangilring: Scarlet

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

AKA the book Rendz forced herself to read so that she can read Tower of Dawn (A book all about Chaol!) I didn’t like it, despite enjoying some parts of it. You can read all about my unpopular opinions in my review. Lots of funny gifs were used XP My Full Review

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

This is the sequel to A Study in Charlotte which I really loved! I enjoyed this one as well and I am looking forward to the next one!!!  My Full Review

The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Not my favourite book of the month. I was expecting so much more from the pretty cover! My Mini Review

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

I enjoyed this one too. It didn’t blow me away  but I liked the cheesiness that came with it! Still I NEED MORE STREET RACING!!! My Full Review

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

Once again, I couldn’t tamper my temptation so I gave in and read one of the best books in existence! My fangirling post will be long and gify for this one.

Hinder by Kristin Ping

I had some issues with this book, but I guess it was an alright read after everything. My Full Review

Sabriel by Garth Nix

A classic fantasy I have been meaning to get too and I finally have! While it was a little tough to get into, I really enjoyed it! Review to come!

Other Fun Posts from July

Special Canada 150 Post!

The Emoji Book Tag

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

The Get To Know Me Tag

The Goodreads Tag

Haul

I don’t think I bought many books this month, but I did go to the library twice and had quite the adventure there.

From the library I collected…

The Last of August by Brittany Callavaro
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Sabriel by Garth Nix
I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil
The Reader by Traci Chee
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I didn’t buy anything this month……so I feel like that is quite the accomplishment.

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Well basically my TBR is my library haul since I have a due date for them. I’ve already managed to get some of them down, but I still have quite a lot of things to get through.

Plus, I really really really really want to read Winter by the end of the month! Not to mention I have a whole bunch of ebooks to get to as well!

Plus, I have to read the ACOTAR series and Truthwitch (before Maz kills me).

For a short section, it is a rather long list.

But when are TBRs ever short?


Well that basically has been my life for the past couple weeks. There is so much blogging I want to get done, but also so much reading. Yet, I feel like I’m not managing my time good, which makes me crazy!

But I will get to it!

I must!

Wish me luck!!!

Let me know what your favourite book of last month was! Or what your most anticipated read is this month! I cannot wait to hear about all your choices!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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June Wrap Up/ Haul & July TBR

Greetings readers!

June. June. June.

June was….alright I guess. I mean it held a lot of stress and work, but it was also marked the start of my summer vacation! *cheers*

Reading-wise I did fairly well.

Book buying wise…I did exceptionally well and ummmmm let’s just say…..

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I bought some books.


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Wrap Up

I read a total of 4 books in June! Three from my scheduled TBR and one from the library that I picked up!

Bentwhistle in A Threat from the Past by Paul Cude

Not my favourite book of the month, but it was okay. You can read my full review for more!

The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

A fun adventure story with Hawaiian folklore! I even have a giveaway running where you can win a copy! Check out my full review for more!

Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson.

What a whirl-wind of emotions this book took me through! I really enjoyed it! Full Review!

Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

A really fun, edge-of-your-seat fantasy/adventure. I have been eyeing this book for a while and I really enjoyed it. It had its problems, but it was a solid read! Review to come!

Other Fun Posts from June

The Ultimate Vacation Book Tag

Tower of Dawn Cover & My Thoughts (a longish..but entertaining rant.)

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

Haul

Well, as mentioned I have a lot…and I mean a lot of books to haul this month. After a disappointing month for buying books in May, I splurged. I. Splurged.

Commencing massive haul in 3…2…1…

The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas.

I still  bought these books, even though I was bitter for not getting to meet her when she came. *Rendz is still very bitter*  Really hoping I do not regret this buy. Hopefully they are as good as people say. *Rendz kind of regrets buying these books already…*

Then I went on a BookOutlet binge!

I bought the Snow like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch. Yes I have already read them, but I wanted to OWN them!

I read this trilogy as borrowed books from the library, but when I saw the whole series on @bookoutlet I just had to get them!  The Snow Like Ashes series by @sara_raasch is definitely on my top fantasy series list!  The final paragraphs of Frost Like Night made me CRY!  That's a good sign!  What book has made you cry?  #youngadultbooks #summerreading #bookstagram #sararaasch #snowlikeashes #icelikefire #frostlikenight #reader #books #bookbuying #bookoutlethaul #epicreads

PLUS I GOT THE LUNAR CHRONICLES COLOURING BOOK! I was screaming when I flipped through it and realized I finally owned my own copy!

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This is the snap I sent my friends. Accurately depicts my reaction.

That’s enough of me buying books…

For some reason I got super lucky this month and won a couple of giveaways!

I received an ARC of Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast! (Technically Maz won this for me because I asked her to enter the giveaway for me…since I was on an internet ban *exam required ban*)

Hello all! I'm back and am officially on summer vacation! Woohoo!  I also received this lovely piece of book mail today!  My sister won it in a giveaway and she handed it to me as a "you're finally done school and I want to congratulate you" gift!  I couldn't have asked for something better!  Well maybe 2 books...or 3!  Anyways, I'd love to heard about your summer plans!  What kind of books will you be reading?  #books #bookstagram #zerorepeatforever #gsprendergast #arcs #youngadultbooks #summersun #reading #summerreading

I also won a finished copy of Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane. I read an eARC but I am so in love with the finished copy! It is beautiful!

Thank you so much @melanie_fishbane !! This is such a beautiful book inside and out!  I can finally add it to my CANLit shelf!  I hope you all consider reading this, it is truly a gem!  #youngadult #maud #lmmontgomery #melaniejfishbane #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaddict #canlit

I also won a copy of The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson but it has yet to arrive!

Finally, I took a trip to the library. I checked out The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson and Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins! Reviews for both of these books will be up at some point in July!

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End of haul!

So yeah…lots of awesome books bought this month and I don’t feel guilty one bit! Well maybe a little…

*not really*


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Since it is summer time, the length of these TBRs are going to be super long! I want to get to several books on my shelves, plus I’ll be making frequent trips to the library so….be prepared for a long list!

This month I plan on reading…

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
(I finished it…but like I started and finished it in July so it technicaly was on the TBR)

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Yup a reread for the #YABloggersReadalong! I’m already in the middle of it and my love/feels are giving me life!!

The Book of Whispers  by Kimberley Starr
I need to get through my Net Galley reads!

The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland
Still trying to get through these Net Galley reads!

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
This comes out in August so I want to have my ARC read by then!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I really hope I don’t regret buying this series. Seriously.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Maz will yell at me forever if I don’t read this soon.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
The probably won’t happen because I have been avoiding it practically all year, but the time has come to get myself together in preparation for Tower of Dawn.

End of TBR!

BUT WAIT!

If I’m a good girl and finish my Net Galleys….I’ll be getting to Scarlet!

Alright my loves, this is the end of my long wrap up and TBR! Let me know which books you are reading this month! Or the book release you are most anticipating this month. There are so many good books coming in July and my birthday may also, probably fall in this month.

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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May Wrap Up/Haul and June TBR

Greetings readers!

May was one heck of a month, both in terms of reading and real-life. A lot of things happened this month, including a lot of reading do I am very happy with the amount of books I’ve read!

In terms of blogging, I got a fair amount of posts in there is still one thing that I am setting up, but it probably won’t get published until the summer! This summer is going to hopefully include a lot of blogging because I plan on reading A LOT.

In May I read:

Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi

This was a stunning novella and the perfect prequel to The Star-Touched Queen. If you want more from Maya and Amar you should definitely give this a read. My Full Review.

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

This was a fun and dramatic contemporary set in the Bronx. If your are looking for another book to diversify your shelves I would recommend this! My Full Review.

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

This was a creepy and fun story filled with re-tellings in forms you may not have read before.  My Full Review.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I buddy read this with my sisters! It was an intense dark fantasy with some great action, twists and suspense! My review is up and you can look forward to reviews from Kez and Maz soon! My Full Review.

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

A long awaited sequel to The Crown’s Game which I read last year and loved! I haven’t posted my review yet but you can look forward to that soon!

Four full books and one novella in total, I would call that a successful month!

May Haul

Now I was planning to spend some big bucks on May but that didn’t happen! Instead I went on a NetGalley binge!

I was approved four requests this month:

Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko

The Ninth Circle, Book One: Fire by C.A. Harland

I also got supremely lucky and I won a signed copy of Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh!

Then I went to the library and picked up The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye!

No money spent BUT heads up its only a few days into June and I’ve already bought three books!

June TBR

This is is going to be a very slow month in terms of blogging and reading! I will be sporadic in my posts and interactions with you all so try not to miss (or forget) me.

This month I’ll be reading: 

The Kingdom of Oceana
via Goodreads

Bentwhistle in A Threat From The Past by Paul Cude

The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles

Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

Three is a small goal, hopefully I can make it to all three!!

 

 

 

 


Alright that is it for me! I have a busy month up ahead but I still look forward to posting (and reading) as much as I can! Let me know what was your favourite book from last month. Your favourite buy/borrow from last month. And your most anticipated read of this month!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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