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November 2017 Book Haul

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Hi guys,
Today I will be sharing with you guys the books that I bought recently!

1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Im so excited to finally have this book, as you guys may know, I loved the first book so I am so excited! I also got the B&N Exclusive and it has a bonus scene inside!
2. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli  Ever since I saw this cover, I knew that I wanted this book. The image does not capture how beautiful this cover actually is. Even the back cover is just gorgeous. Im not even really sure what this book is about. This was a total impulse buy and I don't think I want to know what this book is about. Im going to go in blind and I hope that goes alright.
3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas I'm also so excited about this book, I've heard of people who didn't really have really high expectations for this book because it was really supposed to be a novella of Chaol, but they said that they actually really enjoyed this book and that it was actually ver…

Nominations for the Second Annual YA Book Awards Show

Hi everybody!
Its that time of year again to nominate your favorite book of this year for my YA Book Awards Show!
It was a huge success last year and I heard some great feedback, so it's back for another year!
INFORMATION!!!!
THE BOOKS THAT YOU ARE NOMINATING NOW ARE JUST THE BOOKS THAT WILL GO INTO THE FINAL VOTING! THIS IS NOT THE FINAL VOTING!
Let's get down to the rules...
The rules are quite simple really:
The books nominated must be of YA genre
The books nominated must have been release in 2017 (and only 2017)
You can nominate however many times you want and you can vote however many times you want.
Enjoy

The categories are...

1. Best Overall Book
2. Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist
3. Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist
4. Best Supporting Character
5. Best Fantasy Book (All Fairy-tale retellings are under this category)
6. Best Sci-Fi Book
7. Best Contemporary Book
8. Book that made you cry the most
9. Book that made you want to throw it acro…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys!
Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading!

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The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye!!!!!
As you guys may or may not know, depending on how long you've been here, I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I am sooooooo excited to finally be reading this next book. Hopefully this book won't take me as long as the other book did as well as I hope it does not have to go through another Great Houndini disaster.
Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine Book Review

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Hi guys!

Today I am going to be reviewing The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine!

Before i actually get into the review let me tell you guys two quick stories.  Firstly, my dog, Maggie, is a rescue from Tennessee and she has separation anxiety. Because of her separation anxiety, she tends to destroy the house when we leave her alone for the day. We keep putting her in a crate but "The Great Houndini" manages to escape even from that. One day when I got home, I see The Wish Granter on the ground shredded to pieces. Maggie... Let's just say that their were some tears. 
Thankfully, my mother went out and bought me another copy. 
Now onto the next, extremely short story. Someway, somehow, my bookstagram was deleted. Im not exactly sure what happened but thankfully I had saved all of my photos to my phone so I didn't lose those, but all of my followers and likes are gone which is very saddening because I just started gaining some following on it and people took notice. So please! …

Young Adult Books Released in Fall 2017

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Hi guys,

I know I have not posted anything really of substance in a while because school has just been so tiring and busy and crew has been so much, so today is my only free day to do anything for this blog.

So without further ado, these are 10 books that came/come out this fall that I have heard a lot about. These books aren't in any real particular order, most of them are in the order of which they came out, but a few are a little out of place so...

1. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
So for the majority of these books, I am going to put the synopsis and talk about how much I wanna read it and shit like that, but I think that when it comes to E. Lockhart books, it is best to go in blind. I really don't think that I'm going to actually end up reading this book (I know, I know, but please put down your pitchforks!) But I have heard some good things about this book so far so if you were a fan of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars, then definitely pick up this next book of hers.  Rel…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys!

Today I will be sharing with you what it is that I am currently reading. Im very sorry that I have not updated in a while, but school has officially began and I am SWAMPED so life happened. I am going to try my hardest to regularly post on here though. Also if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I swear I will be posting soon, give me time!

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The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine

As you probably saw in my birthday book haul, I am very excited for this book and I am only 100 pages in because, once again, life/school happened. But so far I am really enjoying it, although not as much as The Shadow Queen by Redwine, but it is too soon to tell. Keep your eyes peeled for the review soon!
Thanks for reading!
Delaney M.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch!

So if you guys saw a previous post, then you will know that I got this book for my birthday and I was so excited for it. And as I read it, my excitement did not subside. I heard about this book and immediately knew that I was going to love it. It definitely did not disappoint.
This book was amazing. The plot was always interesting and I loved how the story switched between the mother's journal and the real story. The mysterious aspect of the story is something that I really loved because it made me want to keep reading the book, but then again, I never wanted it to end. 
I loved the characters throughout the book. I thought that Welch did really well at looking back into the mindset of a teenage girl and I loved Ren throughout this book. 
Something else that I thought was really interesting that I didn't even notice until finishing this book is that this book took place over the course of less than a we…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys,
Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading. I am so excited to be finally doing this because I haven't been able to read anything new cause I didn't have any books that I hadn't read yet. Thanks to my birthday, now I do!

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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Guys I am so excited to finally be reading this because I have heard so many good reviews on this book and it is the end of summer for me so I definitely wanted to read this summer-set contemporary!
Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

Birthday Book Haul

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Hi guys!
Today I will be sharing with you what books I got for my birthday! As you may or may not know, my birthday was August 21!

I am so happy that I got all of these books, these were all of the ones that I really wanted!
Now lets get into the haul!

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Guys I am so excited to have gotten this! I have heard so many good things about this book and I am so excited to read it and finish it!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas I am so excited to have this book! Again, I have heard so many good things about this book and I love this series so I am so excited to read this! This book also has like bible pages so I am a little worried about that.
The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine I am so happy that I finally have this book because I adored the first book in this series and I mean, look at this beautiful cover! The photo doesn't do it justice. I am so excited to read this book!
Now I Rise by Kiersten White Once again, this is another book that I r…

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Rebel Spring, book 2 of the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
I was slowly making my way through this novel. Its been about a year since I have read the previous book in the series , so it was difficult for me to get back into this series. But I hit page 150 and it all came back to me. Rhodes was able to weave yet another intricate tale filled with romance, heartbreak, death and political intrigue.
For characters, I didn't really like any of them but I loved to hate a lot of them. Rhodes has a gift for making characters thatare so unbearable that you wish for them to have a long and painful death as soon as possible. And I praise her for delivering that for the most part.
This plot had great pacing, not too fast where you weren't sure what was going on and not too slow that it is completely unbearable. The plot points in it were great, whether it be an action put forth by the rebels or one occurring due to the King of Blood. And with th…

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielson Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen.
This is going to be a really short review. I just want to say a littleabout each.
I loved the relationship between Weevil and Ani. I did think that some decisions made by the characters were not exactly well done, in the writing sense. The story want exactly unique, but I thought that the subplots were woven together nicely. To be honest I had no idea what age the characters were. The plot was interesting and it was really easy to read through it. It was a satisfying standalone. The feeling of the book was like the ones that I used to read when I was little. That made me happy. I liked the writing, because it was a pretty simple style, but it was, for the most part, well done.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 yellow roses

Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, book 2 in the An Ember in the Ashes series.
First off, I hit the ground running when I started reading this book. There was never a dull moment that had me bored. And the number of plot twists that happened that I didn't even see coming was unbelievable. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. This story is so coated in blood and hope that it was hard to see the true terrors hidden in the pages (THOSE PLOT TWISTS). I thought the characters were very well rounded and had a lot of depth. The relationship between Laia and Elias was incredible, I loved every bit of it.
Tahir, as always, had beautiful poetic writing that really captured this twisted world in so much detail that you feel like you live there.
I really enjoyed my time reading this book, and it had me flipping pages so quickly just because I wanted to see what would happen next! If you haven't read this series ye…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

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Hi guys, today I will be reviewing Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
This book was no what I was expecting. The plot seemed slow at first but this is a type of story that demands to be read,because humans have a deep desire to know what's going to happen next. Although the plot was on the slower side, I didn't find it very interesting. This book is like none other and the world is very inticing to learn about. I just wish Blake had goneintoa little more detail about the whole Beltane and everything. I also wished the Blake made Natalia a more defined character. But other than that, I thought that Blake created a homerun. It was intriguing to learn about the such different lives that the queens have and how they all tie together. There were multiple well-done plot twists throughout this novel, although a few I saw coming. I wondered the motives of some of the characters throughout the book, since they were not explained, but there is another book coming out soon so hopefully…

The Rose Society by Marie Lu Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Rose Society by Marie Lu, book 2 in the Young Elites trilogy.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I thought of it as a solid middle book. One that didn't suffer from the middle book syndrome, which I have to say, was surprising. I loved Marie Lu's writing in this as always and I think she did really well to create a main character that was evil, but we didn't hate her. I really loved the introduction of Magiano in this book, I found that he brought some balance to the characters. The plot was interesting and solid, although I feel that there weren't as many hard hitting plot points as there were in the first one. But still, there were enough to keep the pages turning. I thought the ending was good, although it makes me wonder what will happen in the last novel.
There isn't much more that I'd like to say about this book. I just thought that it was solid, and fun to read. A very good depiction of what a middle book in the…

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser Review

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Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.

This is the ultimate book for booklovers. We, who love books, have all wished that we could enter into the world of books to escape our own. But the closest we can ever get to that is reading them. That dream becomes reality in this book.
The relationships between the characters in this book were excellent. One relationship that I really enjoyed reading about was the one between Alexis and Amy, it reminded me of Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. The plot kept interesting and picked up even more near the end of the book. I read this book on vacation and while on vacation I went to this shop and was buying a T-shirt. Well, the girl at the counter saw that I was carrying this book and said, "I loved that book, I read it just last week." We got to talking about it and she said "yeah the last one-hundred pages were spectacular". I just thought I'd give the girl in the T-shirt shop a shoutout …

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.


Overall I thought this was a really good book. I really enjoyed the characters and their dynamics, although sometimes the relationships between them felt fake which is disappointing. Roth has a way of writing that has a way of explaining things really well and not boring you in the process. There were one or two times when I want sure exactly what was going on but that could've been a fault of my own when I didn't read close enough. Roth is also the master of evil brothers as seen in her other novels (tehehe). The plot was captivating and refreshing, I haven't read a real sci-fi in a while so this was nice. I thought that the ending wasnt completely satisfying but it worked well enough. Now lets get down to the controversy. So if you didn't know, there is a big controversy around this book. And don't feel bad about it, I didn't know about while I was reading it, it just showed up in a review I w…

Currently Reading...

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Hey guys,
Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading.

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I am so excited to be reading this book, I have had it since it came out and I am finally getting to read it! I have heard a lot of things about it and I am excited for this new sci-fi read! 
I should be finishing it and getting a review up soon because I am going to the beach tomorrow and I always get a lot of reading done at the beach! Hopefully that will happen again!
Thanks for reading! Delaney M.


Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Review

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Hey guys,

Today I will finally be reviewing Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves!

Let me just start off by saying that this review is skewed because of my book hangover from Caraval. I did think that the idea of this book is incredible and unique. I really enjoy history so the fact that where and when it was set was Hungary in the mid-1800's was refreshing, and in that Eves has created a pretty unique setting. I thought that the magic system was intriguing, although at times it was a little confusing. For the characters, I really only saw one character really evolve throughout this novel and that is Matayas, but I highly enjoyed that. My problem with this book was just that it never grabbed me in, and I blame Caraval for that. I didn't have that moment in this book where I just couldn't set it down because I saw plot points happening, but it felt as though nothing was happening (if that makes any sense). I didn't feel attached to any of the characters minus Matayas nea…

Currently Reading...

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Hi guys,

Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading.
I know, this is unlike me in a reading slump, but I think I am finally out of it (knock on wood) because the last three books that I read I have gotten through very smoothly and quickly so I am very excited to read more. I'm back to my normal self with reading loads of books! That is why I am very excited to share with you guys what I am now reading after finishing the magnificent, Caraval.

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(PS Yes, I know my new format kinda makes how I do these reveals obsolete, but why change tradition?)
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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Yes I am very excited to be reading this one next especially since this was such an impulse buy. I didn't know anything about it and hadn't heard anything about it but I bought it anyways.

I haven't heard much of anything about this book. I read a review on someone else's book blog about it and they only had a review because th…

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Rant Review

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Hi guys,

Today I am so excited to be reviewing Caraval by Stephanie Garber!

OH. MY. GOD. Those are the words that I can muster from just finishing this fantastic book just minutes ago. Not only has Garber created a world unlike any other, but she has created characters that you feel invested in. Just the idea of this book is extraordinary and unique. I can't even decide if this is a plot or character driven novel because both aspects were just so intricate and amazingly well done. Garber's writing allowed me for to lose all sights of reality and enter the world of Caraval. The amount of plot twists scattered throughout this book was maddening yet magical. I thought that my mouth was never going to close with the amount of times that I dropped my jaw at the plot twists.
You would think you know that a plot twist was about to happen. You would think that you have everything figured out, until it gets to a part of the story where everything changes and all you can do it put down …