December Wrap Up – The one where I fly through books quicker than usual

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December. The month of festivities. Christmas creeping closer, the streets bustling more as people hurriedly buy gifts for others. Everything is suddenly strung with lights and tinsel, lighting the world up for the final month of the year. There’s a happy atmosphere surrounding the air, gently concealing the stress levels Christmas can bring.

December brings along the Christmas break. A break from work, a break from college, a break to recover from the year. A break…to READ.

Okayy, that’s obviously not the universal reason for the Christmas/End of Year break but it sure as hell is MINE.

So let’s see what December brought!

There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like the see, combined with my January TBR! Click here to see! (though I forgot to mention one of the books – doh!)

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When a psychological thriller just turns way too ridiculous for me…The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Since it’s December, I thought I’d finish off at least just one more series before the end of the year and get that little last boost towards my 2016 resolution to finish some of the series I’d started.

And once again, that feeling seems to have hit where I’m going off SO many series/books this year. If you saw my reviews for the previous two books, you’ll know they have quite generous ratings. This one…well…

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Let’s talk about The Retribution of Mara Dyer!

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Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Mara Dyer trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Psychological Thriller, Supernatural, Mystery

Number of Pages:  470

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August Book Haul – Probably the most random assortment of books I’ve gotten in a long time

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I was considering not doing this haul. I mean, two of the books I was sent for review and have probably never been heard of. Four of them are classics. And only one is popular YA. So I didn’t think anyone would be interested.

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But then I told myself “Stop being ridiculous. I’m excited about having these books, so I’ll share it. I’m not here just to talk about the ‘popular’ books – I’m here for all books.”

So here I am. With probably the most random assortment of books I’ve ever gotten.

Also I apologise in advance for the dodgy lighting in these photos. I had to improvise with …with…unnatural yellow lighting *GASPS* THE HORROR! 

Here are the books I got in the month of August!

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August Wrap Up – The result of a month doing absolutely nothing

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Okayy, this month did actually speed by for once. That’s not happened for a while. But this time it feels like I literally only just wrote my July Wrap Up…so strange.

I had a bit of a weird reading month. I felt like I didn’t read anything? But I very obviously did. I don’t know what August did to me.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | A really strange mix of psychological horror, paranormal, and dystopian?

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Gradually making my way through this series *cough* at last *cough*

I have the last book ready and raring to go, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon (it’s just a matter of how long it’ll take me to pick up that one now)

But that’s not what we’re here for today. 

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Let’s talk about The Evolution of Mara Dyer!

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Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster UK

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Mara Dyer trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Psychological

Number of Pages:  527

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

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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.

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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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Addictive mysteries in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

I’ve finally started this series!

(I feel like I say that in every review)

I had no idea what I was going to find when starting this book. I went into it blind, not knowing anything about it.

So let’s talk about the unbecoming of Mara Dyer!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Series Status: The 1st in the Mara Dyer trilogy

Number of Pages:  452

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February Book Haul! (It’s a big one)

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I got a lot of books this month. A LOT.

But it was my birthday, so I guess it’s excusable?

But I’m not even sorry. My reading material is sorted for a few months now so I’m happy. Plus I’ve been really wanting most of these books for months now, so…yeah.

This post will be long enough on it’s own, so I won’t ramble any longer.

This will be in three sections: books I got before my birthday, ON my birthday, and after.

Let’s jump right in!

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