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Down the TBR Hole #12

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This meme is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Here is what you do:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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This book is only on my TBR because it was a possible read for a ReadAThon but I never actually chose to read it. It’s also nowhere near what I would choose to read myself. Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance?? No thanks

Verdict: DELETE

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

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This book looks like it has excessive romance in it as it’s mentioned with more than one character in the synopsis. Even though everything else about this book does intrigue me, I’m not a fan of all the romance references. This book has a gorgeous cover though.

Verdict: DELETE

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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Another romance.. This book is also a fantasy historical fiction and sounds really interesting. If you have read this book then please let me know how excessive the romance is in this book. I will keep it on my TBR for now as everything else sounds awesome, but the romance is pushing me away.

Verdict: KEEP

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

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I have a lot of Historical in this list. This one, however, shows no romance, and also sounds awesome! This is a fantasy historical fiction which are both genres I love. This also has a fair bit of high praise and a lot of people love Rae Carson. So I’m keen to get to this book at some point!

Verdict: KEEP

Nemesis by Anna Banks

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So this book is being labeled as a ‘two enemies falling in love’ book and I’m not exactly keen on that. However the rest of this book sounds really interesting and I want to give it a go for that reason. I managed to ignore the general romance in the ACOTAR series, so if the rest of the book is good enough then I will be able to do that with this one too.

Verdict: KEEP

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

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Pretty sure this book is only on here because if the cover, as it is gorgeous. But this is another historical fantasy book. This book does sound really interesting but there is a lot of negative reviews and some of them are from people I trust the opinions of. People have said there is crappy characters, bad world development, and a shitty romance, so for that reason, I think I will leave it.

Verdict: DELETE

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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I have been wanting to give a Neal Shusterman book a go for a while, just haven’t got to it. This book sounds awesome and extremely interesting. Apprentices to a scythe in a world with nothing to kill people except scythes. Yep, I’m intrigued!

Verdict: KEEP

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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I must have been looking for historical fantasy books for a reason because this is yet another. This book sounds really fascinating and it has a lot of praise for it!

Verdict: KEEP

Beast by Brie Spangler

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A Beauty and the Beast retelling with a transgender love interest? I’m interested in this book, it sounds really cool and I’m yet to read about a transgender character.

Verdict: KEEP

Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly

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I have no idea why this is on my TBR, maybe because of the Mustang on the front cover? I don’t know. But this is a YA contemporary and I’m just not interested.

Verdict: DELETE



Deleting 4 books this week and I’m happy with that!

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Draekora by Lynette Noni – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Draekora
Author: 
Lynette Noni
Series Name: The Medoran Chronicles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: March 29th, 2017
Pages: 435 (paperback)
Publishers: Pantera Press
Rating:

5 Star

You can purchase this book HERE on Pantera Press!

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“I swear by the stars that you and the others slain tonight will be the first of many. Of that you have my word.”

With Aven Dalmarta now hiding in the shadows of Meya, Alex is desperate to save Jordan and keep the Rebel Prince from taking more lives.

Training day and night to master the enhanced immortal blood in her veins, Alex undertakes a dangerous Meyarin warrior trial that separates her from those she loves and leaves her stranded in a place where nothing is as it should be.

As friends become enemies and enemies become friends, Alex must decide who to trust as powerful new allies—and adversaries—push her towards a future of either light… or darkness.

One way or another, the world will change…

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You can find my review for Akarnae & Raelia by clicking the title.

*Thank you to Pantera Press & NetGalley for giving me an eGalley of this book in return for an honest review.*

This review will most likely be fairly vague as I am going to try and keep it spoiler free. At the beginning of this book something epic and completely unexpected happens and for that reason, this book is really hard to talk about without spoilers as even mention what characters are present will spoil the plot to some degree. So I am sorry this won’t be the most in depth review I have written! There may be small spoilers for Akarnae & Raelia in this review.



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This is my favourite cover so far! It is so gorgeous and just makes me want to go buy a copy for myself! Which I will do eventually! But this cover is gorgeous! The colours, the floating islands & a fucking DRAGON!! Or should I say Draekon???? I can’t wait to get my hands on the whole set as they are all so gorgeous and I’m so keen to see what the cover of Graevale!

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I still love the easy flow that these books have! The world building in these books is absolutely amazing and even though it is a high fantasy complex world I found it really well explained and was easy to keep up with. I’m never confused about these books as everything is always explained so well and each book rounds off nicely so that at the end you aren’t sitting with so many questions you don’t even know what to feel. I really love the writing of this book for that reason as there is nothing worse than finishing a book and being more confused than when you started.

In this one, I did really enjoy the incorporation of the Meyarin language in it was really interesting! I also really enjoyed that all of the Meyarin words were translated or, if they couldn’t be translated into English, there meaning it was explained!

I also am still enjoying the very little romance in this series. There is a romance of sorts that plays out in this book but it was directly related to the plot but it wasn’t really a romance as it was completely one sided. Don’t worry that isn’t actually a spoiler as it’s straight out obvious if you know the characters or the plot of the previous books.

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This book is definitely my favourite so far! There is so much that happens in this book and I can’t even begin to explain why I love this so much, it’s just so epic and so unexpected! But just know there is time travel, Dragons, new friendships and so many damn twists and turns that I’m still kinda in shock.

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Okay, so there really isn’t much I can say about the characters in the book without giving away part of the plot, so if you don’t want spoilers then please skip to the ‘overall’ section.

I love Alex, she is such a badass female character that is just trying to do the right thing and save as many people as she can! Her development in this book was really important as we see her interact with the past version of her friends and enemies and allow herself to realise the reasons those people are the way they are in the time she knows.

It was fun meeting Roka, Kyia, Zain, King Astophe & Queen Niida again! It was fun watching Roka & Kia bicker when you knew how they would turn out in the end. I also really enjoyed just seeing everyone’s back story, even if it was only a couple weeks of it. Learning about them and how they developed into the people we know was really interesting.

I also really enjoyed Niyx as a character, he was so passionate and caring in this book and learning the real him and the truth about him was awesome. I’m so keen to see what happens with him in the next book thanks to that abrupt twist we had right at the end there after thinking again that he really was the bad guy.

Aven, this is a hard one to talk about as you know in your head the entire time what he is going to become but you can’t help to kinda like and sympathise with him in this book. But you are still sitting there waiting for whatever it is to click and for all hell to break loose.

The last character I want to talk about is actually our loveable teenage Draekon, Xiraxus. I loved Xira, he was so fun and really showed sometimes that he is in fact only a teenager but also when he needed to be he was serious and caring. I think Xira is my new favourite character and I really hope we see more of him and Draekons in general in the last book.

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I love this book and this series! Definitely a new favourite series! The high fantasy world created in these books is just amazing, the characters are everything and the plot is just straight out epic. I can’t wait for book 4, Graevale to release!



I kinda wish this series was more widely know because I so want a magnetic bookmark of the characters and especially Xira!! I am going to go on a hunt to find a black dragon magnetic bookmark that I can call Xira!

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Tag Sunday – The Happiness Tag

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I was tagged by the awesome Olga @ Olga’s Oddish Obsession to do the Happiness Tag! Make sure you go and check out her answers HERE! And thanks for the tag! It’s fun to get away from tags that are about books sometimes. And for that reason I will not be using books as an answer for the first question as it’s kinda obvious, I wouldn’t have a bookish blog if I didn’t love it.



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1. Food & cooking!

Olga used this same answer, well food, in hers but I can’t not use it when food is amazing! I love cooking and I basically never follow a recipe, I just make things up, don’t use measurements or see a recipe and alter it. Some of my favourite things to cook and eat are creamy garlic prawns, marinated pork & noodles, Mac N Cheese Lasagna & my Mum’s spaghetti and meatballs.

I’ll insert a pic below what I made tonight for dinner.

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It has butter, garlic, cream, chicken stock, garlic powder, onion flakes, curry powder, mushrooms, prawns & rice.

2. Movies & TV Shows

I love watching tv & movies! At the moment I’m rewatching Supernatural Season 10 as I want to continue with Season 11 & 12. I watched up to the send of season 10 last year on Netflix and was waiting for them to get the newer seasons but they never did and now they have removed Supernatural from the Australian & New Zealand Netflix and will soon be removing it from all the rest as well. Which sucks, so instead of using Netflix I am now downloading them from online. Other TV Shows I love are Orange is the New Black, The 100, That 70s Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Mrs Browns Boys & Two Broke Girls.

3. Music

I don’t listen to music as much as I used to, mainly because I use most of my spare time to read but I still listen to music at least once a day. I’m currently loving the new Katy Perry album, mainly Swish Swish, Bon Appétit & Power

4. Photography

Photography is in my family and I love it. There are only 2 of my 5 cousins that aren’t into photography, the rest of us are and my Mum, Aunty, Uncle & Grandfather. I mainly photograph landscapes & flowers. I occasionally post my photography on my main Instagram (@duskangel222) if you wanted to check it out, there isn’t a lot on there, but some. Oh and if anyone was wondering I use a Canon 750D for my photography but I need to get more lenses as the one I have is the one that came with it and it doesn’t zoom very far in and I just want more out of it, so I will have to buy new ones for it.

5. Animals

I love basically all animals! I own 3 cats, well one is mine the other two are actually my dads. But yeah I have 3 cats, I really want a dog and so does my dad but we have very different ideas of what type of dog I want compared to what he wants. He wants a chihuahua that he can take in his truck with him, he has had 3 over the years and wants another because when he was with my Mum he wasn’t allowed because she hates dogs. Whereas I want a big dog, preferably a Husky as they are my favourite and so gorgeous.  I also wouldn’t mind a Rottie, Labrador or something similar. Our town’s crime rate has gone through the roof and I want a dog that could also be a guard dog. At the moment our neighbour has a Rottie and if he doesn’t know you, you would not step in that yard and if someone comes in our yard he doesn’t know he goes off and has jumped the fence in the past, so with him around I feel better about being home alone with all the ferals that have moved into town. But once I move out I won’t have him around so that’s also another reason I want a dog now, so by the time I move out it would be old enough. But outside of pets I also love wolfs, horses & pandas. I have a wolf tattoo and already kinda know what the next one will be!

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Yes, there will be Harry Potter involved in this list.

1. Bon Apétit by Katy Perry

2. In the Street (That 70s Show Theme Song) by Cheap Trick

3. Hedwig’s Theme

4. Do the Hippogriff by Patrick Doyle

5. No Diggity by Blackstreet



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 2 people in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest 2 followers! These will also be only followers that I follow back as well as there is no point in tagging someone I don’t follow.

Delphine @ DelphineTheBabbler

Heather @ HeatherLaurenReads



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Raelia by Lynette Noni – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Raelia
Author: 
Lynette Noni
Series Name: The Medoran Chronicles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 454 (paperback)
Publishers: Pantera Press
Rating:
4 and a half Star

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“Life is full of crossroads, Alex. Full of choices.”

Returning for a second year at Akarnae Academy with her gifted friends, Alexandra Jennings steps back through a doorway into Medora, the fantasy world that is full of impossibilities.

Despite the magical wonder of Medora, Alex’s life remains threatened by Aven Dalmarta, the banished prince from the Lost City of Meya who is out for her blood.

To protect the Medorans from Aven’s quest to reclaim his birthright, Alex and her friends seek out the Meyarin city and what remains of its ancient race.

Not sure who—or perhaps what—she is anymore, all Alex knows is that if she fails to keep Aven from reaching Meya, the lives of countless Medorans will be in danger. Can she protect them, or will all be lost?

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You can find my review for Akarnae HERE!

I can’t guarantee there won’t be slight spoilers for Akarane in this review.



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This series has gorgeous book covers! I just received my paperback copy of Akarnae and it is so gorgeous! Even the spine is beautiful and I cant wait to get the whole series on my shelf as hopefully the other books have just as gorgeous spines! If you want to see what it looks like checkout my Insta Story as I just opened the package on there (along with some magnetic bookmarks from Read & Wonder)!!

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I love how at the end of these books majority of things have been explained. It honestly really annoys me when you get to the end of the book and you are just straight up confused and then have to wait a year for the next book. That is one thing I’m really enjoying, everything is just so well wrapped up at the end of the book.

I also really enjoy the lack of romance in these books, I’ve explained this MANY times but I strongly dislike books that the romance overtakes the plot. So far the first two books have only had a hint at a romance! Which I am strongly enjoying!

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The plot of this book was a tad more action packed than book one. In the first book there was tonnes of world building and getting to know the characters whereas in this book there was more action going on. The plot of this book was fairly intense and alot went on throughout it.

I also loved that there was a reference to Harry Potter in this book and I literally laughed out loud when I read it, it was just so good and unexpected!

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I won’t say too much about the characters as I don’t want to give anything away, but we do meet a few new characters in this book that I really enjoyed including Zain, Kyia & Roka.
I still feel the same about Alex, Jordan & Bear as I did in my first review. They are all very enjoyable characters and I loved the development of Jordan & Alex’s friendship grew even stronger in this book. So did Alex & Bears and I really enjoy how most of the time they think the same thing and only have to give eachother a lot to know that the other is thinking the same thing. I also really enjoy D.C.s character and her connection that has grown with Alex, Bear & Jordan.
I also really enjoy Darrius, Fletcher, Kaiden, Declan & Hunter and I hope to see more of them in the next book! Especially Kaiden and I’m interested to see what happens next and whether Kaiden will be more involved in the next book and whether Alex will eventually trust him.
Kaiden is probably one of my favourite characters besides Alex, along with Bear. I also like Jordan, but I think I like Bear a bit more.

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Overall I’m really enjoying this series and it’s becoming one of my favourites! Can’t wait to start Draekora tonight and find out what happens next! More people need to read this series!



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Down the TBR Hole #11

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This meme is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Here is what you do:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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So I have wanted to get into some middle grade books as I’ve only ever read two and I want to read more. This book sounds like an awesome fantasy book. I actually purchased it a couple days ago with the money Mum gave me for my birthday. It’s not breaking my book buying ban if the money was a gift right? haha

Verdict: KEEP

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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This is a diverse book that is also about family. I mainly read diverse books that focus on the LGBTQIA+ side of diversity and I want to read more. I have read a few but not enough and this one sounds really interesting as it is told in the 2 POVs at different times in their life. This book definitely sounds like something I want to try.

Verdict: KEEP

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

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So on the front cover this book is said to be a thriller but the description shouts romance in a dystopian setting. As you may no I’m not a huge fan of romance concentrated books and this screams that it is one.

Verdict: DELETE

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

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It’s so uncommon to find diverse characters in fantasy books. It’s happening more often but there still isn’t enough out there! This book and magic world sounds really interesting and the diversity is just a plus. I’m keen to get to this book!

Verdict: KEEP

Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen

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There is a lot of diverse books in this post. This one is a Sci-Fi Mystery with a GLBT character. This book sounds really interesting and I have never read a mystery besides Agatha Christie so it would be interesting to read a mystery by another author.

Verdict: KEEP

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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So this is mainly on my TBR because of the cover. I do have a copy of this book on my Scribd app. So this book is said to be a crossover of Orphan Black & Cloud Atlas which I don’t know what either is, I have heard of the Orphan Black show but never actually watched it. So from that I don’t know what to expect from that. But the synopsis does sound really interesting. A multi dimensional hunt for a murder? I’m intrigued.

Verdict: KEEP

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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This is such a popular book that I want to read it just for that. It does seem to have a strong romance theme but hopefully it won’t be too overpowering to the story. This is a book that I want to give a chance even though it is romance focused as there is so much praise that I want to see for myself if the hype is worth it.

Verdict: KEEP

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

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So I do want to give a horror book ago and everyone has recommended Neil Gaiman for that! Also this book is really short so it seems like a good place to start in horror. I do already own a copy of this book that I purchased last year but just haven’t got to. The synopsis just makes me so curious to found out what happened to our MC when he was a kid!

Verdict: KEEP

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

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I love Historical Fiction books, especially ones set during WWII. This book’s MC is the niece of none other than Adolf Hitler and that is such an interesting POV to come from in a WWII book! There is obviously going to be a romance as a main part of this book but I still want to give this book a go because of everything else! So hopefully it won’t be too much and at least the romance seems to play a legit part in the plot of the story.

Verdict: KEEP

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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I honestly don’t know why this book is on my TBR at all. New Adult Contemporary Romance? Why did I put this on there?! This is so not something I want to read.

Verdict: DELETE



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Akarnae by Lynette Noni – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Akarnae
Author: 
Lynette Noni
Series Name: The Medoran Chronicles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: February 1st, 2015
Pages: 436 (paperback)
Publishers: Pantera Press
Rating:

4 and a half Star

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With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’s world changes—literally.

Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.

While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.

An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?

Will Alex risk her entire world—and maybe even her life—to save Medora?

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This book gives me both Harry Potter & Narnia vibes but also amazingly different.



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These covers are gorgeous. I generally don’t like book covers with real people on them but this cover is really pretty but Draekora, the third book would definitely have to be my favourite so far!

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So I really enjoyed the writing of this book, it flowed well and was easy to keep up with. The world building was my favourite part of this book as there is definitely a lot of it in this first book and it was done really well. Everything was explained, so I wasn’t left confused at any point. This book isn’t exactly the most fast paced book I have read but I enjoyed it anyway as the world building and learning about the characters was really well done.

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This book, like I said isn’t fast paced and it’s also not extremely action packed. There is a few major points that happen throughout the book that have a lot of action but mostly this book is word building except for those bits and the last 20% of the book. Like I said I really enjoyed the world building so this didn’t bother me at all. I know this book is the first in a series so I didn’t mind the extensive world building, especially in a book that is based in a high fantasy world. I prefer it done this way in a series than jumping straight in and being confused and everything not being explained until the last book. This way, we know all the basics by the end of the first book and the rest of the series will be less confusing.

This next paragraph may be a little spoiler, so beware and if you don’t want any spoilers just skip to the characters section.
Like I said above this book gives me both Narnia & Harry Potter vibes. In Narnia they go through a wardrobe and end up in narnia, in this one Alex goes through a door and ends up in Medora. There is a school for people with ‘gifts’ which is like Harry going to Hogwarts where their gift is magic. And also, there being an arsehole who just wants to murder everyone he can’t use? I mean Lord Voldemort vibes!

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Alex or Alexandra is a really enjoyable character and I enjoyed seeing her go into this new world and develop. I just love Jordan & Bear, they are such good friends and great guys and one thing I loved about this book is there was no romance! Jordan always teases and jokes around with Alex but there isn’t anything more than friendship there and I kinda hope it stays that way between Bear, Jordan & Alex. There is a slight hint at an attractiveness with another character but as yet it’s not clear as to whether that is only a physical attraction to his looks or more. But that certain person I enjoy as a character and I would like to see more of him in the next book hopefully. Along with a few other including, Declan, Connor & his cousin, I’m pretty sure her name is Mel? She is only mentioned a couple times and I couldn’t find it in the book to double check it. But yeah, Connor’s cousin.
I also really enjoyed Alex’s teachers, well most of them. Finn is a bit of a jackass but that can’t be helped. Karter is an interesting characters and a little mysterious as to why he acts the way he does and I’m interested to see more.
Also D.C. is another interesting and mysterious character  that I’m interested to see more of in the next book, I’m hoping.

And of course I have already mentioned the arsehole who gives my Voldemort vibes.. I don’t think I need to say more.

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I really enjoyed this book and I’m keen to find out what is next. I loved the world building and the slower pace for the most part. I really enjoy most of the characters and I’m interested to see them even more.



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July 2017 TBR

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Okay it’s the middle of the year and also my birthday today already! So I had a pretty good reading month in June and I hope that continues this month! I have a couple eGalleys that I have to get to this month and my second ever goodreads group read! And luckily the two groups I’m in chose the same book this month! So let’s get into what I will be reading!



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So I got a copy of Draekora on NetGalley so I’m reading the first two books as Draekora is the third in The Medoran Chronicles!

Cinder is the book that is for the Goodreads group reads I’m participating in! And btw if you wanted to know which Goodreads groups I’m in they are Forgotten YA Gems & YA Book Bloggers

Song of the Current I received in The YA Chronicles box last month and it sounds really awesome so I’m keen to get to it.

These two are possible reads for the Duodecathon  for July as I’m choosing to do the following challenges:

– A book that has been on your TBR FOR 2+ years
– A book with multiple authors

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I don’t know if I will actually get to these, it will just depend on how long it takes me to get through The Dream Thieves! The Raven Boys was the book of the month for a goodreads group in June and they were thinking about continuing a buddy read and discussion going with the next books, so I have kept going with my reread of the series via audiobook!



And I think that is all! I will hopefully read more than this and I will also be participating in 2 ReadAThons this month, so I will add books in that fit the challenges for the BooktubeAThon but as they havn’t released their challenges yet I can’t really add them to this TBR pile at the moment.

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June 2017 Wrap Up

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I read 11 books and finished 2 audiobooks this month and I’m really happy with that! So here is all the books I read!



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And that is all for this months wrap up! Hopefully I will have another great reading month in July!

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June 2017 Haul

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I didn’t buy too much this month but here is what I did buy!



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The May GeekGear box came late last month, so it didn’t actually arrive till June and that’s why it is in this post. It is the one on the bottom right!



And that is all the things I got in the month of June. There were things in this post that were purchased in May, but only arrived in June and also there is things that I have purchased but haven’t arrived yet that will go in next months!

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June Duodecathon Wrap Up

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So for me the Duodecathon finished 12 hours ago at midnight last night. I will do updates day by day and then an overall at the end. I was updating daily on my instagram story but not all of you saw that, so here is what happened!

I was aiming for the challenge Read 1,200 pages but I also completed the Start OR finish a series challenge too.



Firstly you can find my full TBR/Possible reads for this HERE. And if you have looked at that post you will notice The Darkest Minds was on my TBR, however I actually got to reading that before the ReadAThon started.



Day 1:

So before the ReadAThon I had already started The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater on Audiobook. For pages for that book I just grabbed my hardcover and put little sticky tabs in it at what chapter I was up to so I could keep track.

Then on Day 1 I started the 20th Anniversary Gryffindor Hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with it’s extra pages of info at the start and back!

The Raven Boys: 24 Pages

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 264 Pages



Day 2:

On Day 2 I finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and started the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 91 Pages

The Raven Boys: 40 Pages

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 120 Pages



Day 3:

Day 3 I finished the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 139 Pages

The Raven Boys: 45 Pages



Day 4:

I started The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil but because I was busy most of the day and not at home I didn’t read any of The Raven Boys audiobook.

The Secret Science of Magic: 176 Pages



Day 5:

On Day 5 I finished The Secret Science of Magic!

The Secret Science of Magic: 137 Pages

The Raven Boys: 53 Pages



Day 6:

On Day 6 I started Akarnae by Lynette Noni & also finished The Raven Boys audiobook!

With Akarnae I am reading it on the Kindle App and it gives you how many ‘Loc’ you’re up to which is like pages numbers but as I’m reading it on my iPad there is 5901 Loc. So obviously I’m not going to use that number for this challenge otherwise I would have finished the 1,200 page challenges just by reading a quarter of this book. So what I did was use the percentages and figure out about what page number I read using the page count of the Hardcover edition on GoodReads. So for Akarnae the pages are an estimate not exact but I read plenty over my goal so it’s fine if the count is a little off.

Akranae: 109 Pages

The Raven Boys: 36 Pages



Day 7:

So on Day 7 I was pretty busy so I didn’t get too much done. The pages I read of Akarnae were done between 12 & 2am but then I didn’t read anymore of it after that I started The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater on Audiobook when I was writing my Unboxing post yesterday. I had intended to read more of Akarnae last night but I went out for dinner with my Dad and our neighbour as it is my birthday on the 2nd of July and I was intending to come home with them and then read some more before the midnight end of the ReadAThon but I ended up staying at the pub as I met up with a few friends up there and I didn’t get home till about 2:30 in the morning after the Pub closed haha. So yeah I didn’t get anymore reading done yesterday.. But I had a good night so I’m not complaining in the slightest!

Akarnae: 74 Pages

The Dream Thieves: 27 Pages



Overall:

So overall I finished 3 books from start to finish. I finished 1 book that was already part way through & I started 2 books.

Total Pages Read: 1,335

Start OR finish a series: Both The Raven Boys & Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone are the start of a series. So they could both go towards that challenge!



Next month:

July 19-25

As this month was only my first month participating I want to catch up. If you don’t know this ReadAThon works a bit different to most. At the start of the year they release 12 challenges and each month you pick a different challenge so then by the end of the 12 months you have completed all 12 of the challenges.

So here are all the challenges!

Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you have read

The ones in bold I have completed. So for next month I am going to try and get at least 2 done and if I do it that way I will get them all done by the end of the year!

So for next month I want to try and use books I already have to finish 2 challenges. I will do a proper TBR closer to the ReadAThon but as I’m look at my shelves I could do the A book with multiple authors challenge with These Broke Starts by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman. Also for the on your TBR for 2+ years challenge I will be choosing a book that wasn’t actually on my physical TBR for 2+ years as I do have 4 books that match that but 3 of them I never intend to read and the last is actually the third or something book in a series and I bought it years ago and didn’t realise as there is nothing on the cover to indicate that. So I instead I want to read The Hobbit for that one as even though it’s not on my physical TBR I have wanted to read it since the first movie came out a few years ago.



Well that is all for my Wrap Up and also some extra info about next months ReadAThon!

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