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

July wrap up

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!

July

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Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – So many plot twists it became predictable…wait, what?

Never Fade

*All reviews I write are spoiler free* 

In my attempt to finish some of the series I’ve started, it was time to make some progress with The Darkest Minds series.

I’ve been going through this weird phase lately where I’ve been going off a lot of the books I used to love. So I felt like I needed to read this book as soon as possible, before I lose interest in the series altogether.

Did it work? Ermmm…not really.

But I’ll explain in my review.

Let’s talk about Never Fade!

Never Fade

Title: Never Fade

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Series Status: The 2nd book in The Darkest Minds trilogy

Number of Pages:  507 + a novella excerpt

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May Book Haul – How Do You Manage To Accumulate Books Without Even Realizing?

may book haul

Well apparently it’s June.

May did actually drag for me. When I look back at these books, they all feel like I got them a lifetime ago. Well, apart from the last three, which I got a couple of days ago.

About that: The last three books I technically got on June 1st, BUT…I’m hoping not to buy any books in June so they’re being put into this book haul rather than be missed out.

And the title?

That’s because with this month dragging out so much for me, I managed to accumulate nine books in May without even realizing it. Probably because of a combination of me not buying all of them/ I’ve already read some of them/ and I got them over such a wide span…or so I thought.

So that’s enough rambling. Here’s the books!

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December Book Haul

December Haul

So it’s just been Christmas!

I hope everyone had a really lovely day yesterday ❤ I know I did – mine was amazing actually, I got so many surprises that just blew my mind! The main one being…A LAPTOP!!!! I asked for one for my 18th birthday in February but my dad decided to surprise me by giving me one yesterday! Now it will be easier for me to blog since I won’t have to use my dad’s computer on the rare occasions he’s not on it to schedule loads of posts ahead of time 😀

Anyway – back to the post.

Instead of this being just a Christmas haul, I decided to make it my December Haul, because I bought a few books before Christmas. All together there are 17 BOOKS! (EEEEEEKKKK!)

*side note: I apologize for the low quality photographs. I took them late at night on my phone camera so they aren’t as good as I’d have hoped*

So without further ado, I’ll get on with the haul!

Overall photo


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I recommend… Part 1

I recommend fantasy, complex and scifi

Since Christmas is around the corner, I thought I’d do a post about which books I would recommend. This is part one, with part two coming up the following weekend. In this post, I recommend 6 books for fantasy lovers, lovers of a complex storyline, and SciFi nerds. So read on, and enjoy!

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

This was a reread for me. I’ll be getting the 2nd book soon and felt like I needed to reread it to refresh my memory, since I could only remember the smallest details (those being 2 names and about…3 events).

The Darkest Minds

Title: The Darkest Minds

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Hyperion

Series Status: The 1st in The Darkest Minds trilogy

Number of Pages: 488

My Rating: 4.5//5 stars!

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Series I have yet to finish

Series I have yet to finish

I have this habit of buying books that are completely unrelated to each other, instead of buying the next book in a series I’ve started to continue on. So I have A LOT of series I haven’t yet finished.

This will be split into two different section: Series where the books have all been released and I’ve just not gotten round to continuing yet, and Series that I am up to date with, but need to wait for the next books to be released to finish.

There will be Goodreads links for the 1st books in the series, if you want to check them out.

So…let’s do this!

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