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March 2018 Wrap Up

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I’m still on an audiobook high! I listened to 9 audiobooks, read 6 books and read a graphic novel! So that is 16 books in total read in March which I’m completely happy with!

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Well, those are all the books I read in March! Let’s hope next month is just as good! Have you read any of these books?! What did you think of them?

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February 2018 Wrap Up

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So I was on an audiobook high this month! I read 3 books & 9 audiobooks.

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Well, that is my TBR! Hopefully, I can keep going this good for the rest of the year.

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2017 YA Reading Challenge Wrap Up

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So 2017 is over and it’s time to wrap up the 2017 YA Reading Challenge! I don’t know if this is happening again in 2018 as when I clicked the link to the host’s blog, the link no longer works!



1. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
2. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
5. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
7. Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
8. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
9. Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
10. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
11. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
12. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
13. Flame in the Mist Renee Ahdieh
14. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
15. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
16. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
17. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
18. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
19. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
20. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
21. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
22. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
23. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
24. The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
25. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
27. Akarnae by Lynette Noni
28. Raelia by Lynette Noni
29. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
30. Draekora by Lynette Noni
31. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
32. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
33. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
34. The Life Siphon by Kathryn Sommerlot
35. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
36. Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
37. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
38. Furthermore by Taherah Mafi
39. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
40. The Lightning Thief by Percy Jackson
41. Half Bad by Sally Green
42. The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 1 by Kieron Gillen
43. Roar by Cora Carmack
44. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
45. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
46. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
47. Song of the Curren by Sarah Tolcser
48. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
49. The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 2 by Kieron Gillen
50. The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 3 by Kieron Gillen
51. Because You Love To Hate Me
52. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
53. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
54. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
55. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
56. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
57. The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 4 by Kieron Gillen
58. The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
59. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
60. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
61. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
62. Half Wild by Sally Green
63. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
64. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
65. Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
66. Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers
67. A Monster’s Call by Patrick Ness
68. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
69. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
70. The Dead of the Night by John Marsden
71. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang
72. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang
73. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3 by Gene Luen Yang
74. The Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
75. Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
76. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
77. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
78. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
79. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
80. In Time by Alexandra Bracken
81. Paper Girls: Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaugan
82. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
83. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
84. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
85. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
86. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
87. Beastly by Alex Flinn
88. Prodigy Prince by Natasha Sapienza
89. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
90. Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi
91. Warcross by Marie Lu
92. Gemian by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
93. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
94. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
95. Half Lost by Sally Green
96. Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler
97. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
98. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
99. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
100. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
101. Everless by Sara Holland
102. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
103. The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden
104. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
105. Dreadnought by April Daniels



Well that is all the YA books I read this year! I read a total of 152 books so it’s awesome to feel that a fair chunk of them was Middle Grade or Adult seen as I feel like I’m always reading YA!

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November 2017 Wrap Up

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I’m fairly happy with how I went in November! I got into a bit of a slump towards the end of the month, but I read a total of 5 books and 6 audiobooks. So let’s get into what I read!



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You’ll see that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on their twice and that is because I listened to the audiobook but also read along with the illustrated edition! I also read The Graveyard Book via audiobook but couldn’t find an image.



Well, that is it! What did you read in November?!

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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

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The #HouseCupReadingChallenge finished a few days ago and here is my wrap up!



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YEAR LEVEL CHALLENGES (20 POINTS EACH)

Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine

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HUFFLEPUFF: READ A BOOK THAT CONTAINS A STRONG FRIENDSHIP (10 POINTS)

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RAVENCLAW: READ A BOOK THAT REVOLVES AROUND A MYSTERY (10 POINTS)

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Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world

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Astronomy Class: Read a book set in outer space

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Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature

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Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition

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Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers

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Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain

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PLATFORM 9 3/4: READ A BOOK THAT FEATURES TRAVEL (10 POINTS)

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Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past

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Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series

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DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: BUDDY-READ A BOOK WITH A FRIEND OR GROUP (10 POINTS)

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Did you participate? How did you go? How many books did you read?
What’s your Hogwarts House?!

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October 2017 Wrap-Up

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Okay, so I read 16 books! 5 audiobooks, 4 graphic novels & 9 physical books!! I am really happy with what I read, let’s jump in!



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You can find my spoiler free review of The Dead of the Night HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of The Girl from Munich HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Zero Repeat forever HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Before She Ignites HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of In Time & Never Fade HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of In Time & Never Fade HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Queens of Geek HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of One of Us us Lying HERE!

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That is all for my wrap up!

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#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up

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#TheReadingQuest is over in about an hour and I won’t be finishing any more books in that time so I may as well post my Wrap Up now.

You can find my TBR HERE & my mid-way update HERE!



First, here is the Challenge card.

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And here is the challenge board with the book I’ve completed.

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XP points are in blue next to each completed books!



Knight Challenges:

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The First Book of a Series – This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (10)

A book with a verb in its title – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (20)

A book with a weapon on its cover – Graceling by Kristin Cashore (10)

A book with a red cover – Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (10)

A book that has a TV/Movie adaptation – Coraline by Neil Gaiman (10)



Mage Challenges:

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A book set in a different world – The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (20)

A book that contains magic – Half Wild by Sally Green (10)

A book with a one word title – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (20)



MINI QUEST CHALLENGES:

Potions – A book concocted by 2+ authors – The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black (10)

Multiplayer – Buddy read a book – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (10)

Grind – A book with 500+ pages – The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (10)

Time Warp – A book set in either the past or the future – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (10)

Open World – Read whatever you want – Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (20)

Expansion – Read a companion novel or short story – Because You Love to Hate Me (20)

Mini-Game – Read a graphic novel, novella or poem collection – The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 4 by Kieron Gillen (10)



The Points:

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Have you participated in #TheReadingQuest? How much did you read during the ReadAthon? What books did you read during the ReadAThon!? Let me know in the comments!

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August 2017 Wrap Up

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August is over! I told myself at the end of July that I was going to have a chill month! But that didn’t last at all! This month I participated in Duodecathon, Rainbow ReadAThon & #TheReadingQuest and all of those definitely helped in how much I read this month! I promise to myself that all I am going to participate in next month is the end of #TheReadingQuest & the Duodecathon! That is all!

So let’s get into what I read!



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You can find my review for Roar HERE!

You can find my review for The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue HERE!

You can find my review for Song of the Current HERE!

You can find my review for The Upside of Unrequited HERE!

You can find my review for Because You Love To Hate Me HERE!

You can find my review for Passenger HERE!

You can find my review for This Savage Song HERE!

You can find my review for Graceling HERE!

You can find my review for When Dimple Met Rishi HERE!

You can find my review for Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda HERE!

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And that is all! I read 12 books, 3 graphic novels and 7 audiobooks in August which I am really impressed with!

How much did you read this month? What was your favourite read? Let me know in the comments!

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July 2017 Wrap Up

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Holy crap I read so much this month! I have been having some great reading month in the last couple months and this month was even better thanks to BookTubeAThon & Summer Biannual Bibliothon on top of the monthly ReadAThon I participate in, duodecathon!

I want to do something a little different on my wrap ups from now on! I am going to give a little bit of a mini review for all of the books that I read! I have a lot of books to talk about so I’m going to jump straight in!



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This is a new favourite series for me! I absolutely loved reading this series! It is an amazing fantasy world, with awesome characters and amazing friendships! I highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers!

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So, firstly I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Daughter of the Burning City! This world is so crazy and unique! You get dragged into this world and you can’t get out. Also, there are so many twists in the book that was so unexpected! I also really enjoy that this is a standalone fantasy which is really rare!
Cinder was a good read. I really enjoyed the world building in this book. This book is fairly action packed and I felt like there was always something going on! Cinder as a character was a little annoying at times but overall enjoyable. Kai annoyed me, if you want to know why then head to my review as I’m not going into it again. I did find this book a little predictable but overall enjoyable.
Since You’ve Been Gone was a really easy and fun read. I love that in all the Morgan Matson books I have read there is extra things added to the book, like in this one there were the list and also playlists! I really enjoyed most of the characters including Emily, Frank, Collins & Dawn!

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So The Ocean at the End of the Lane was kinda meh for me. The swapping back and forward from the past to present was a tad confusing. I felt like at the end of this book I was still just as confused as when reading it, nothing was rounded off and explained. The characters were very mysterious and so was the world.
So I’m not going to say much about The Hobbit, like it’s The Hobbit! It’s bloody amazing! I also didn’t review this book as I couldn’t see the point.
The Life Siphon I enjoyed but I had a few issues with. First, it was a little predictable at times. Also, there were a fair few words that I had no idea how to pronounce in this book and it was a little confusing. The world building was alright but I needed more of it! I did enjoy the POV as it is kinda rare to read YA fantasy books from a male POV! I really enjoyed Tatsu’s character!

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Finding Wonders was an amazing book! This is 3 short stories and they are non-fiction! This was also written in verse which I really enjoyed! I really enjoyed learning about these young girls from the 1800s that changed science! It was such an awesome, easy, fun and educational read!
Okay, so I didn’t review The Great Gatsby as I was just kinda confused. And I still don’t really know what to say about this book. It was okay, I didn’t love it and I was a little confused as to the point of this book.
Furthermore was such a fun and easy read! I really enjoyed the world building in this book, it’s such an interesting world and it was so fun learning about it. I do think the ending was really quick and kinda felt like it was just thrown together real quick and was kinda forced.

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I really enjoyed The Bone Season. The first couple chapters were a little confusing before everything was starting to be explained. It does have a glossary in the back though which is handy if you know it’s there! This book was pretty action packed and the pacing was really good. The world is also really interesting and all the abilities are really unique.
Another one that I don’t think I need to talk about as everyone loves this book. But I do want to say that I didn’t feel like the characters acted their age. Both Percy & Annabeth are meant to be 12 years old but acted and spoke like they were a lot older!
So The Wicked + The Divine was my second ever graphic novel and I’m really enjoying it! The art work is gorgeous! It was a little hard to understand right at the start but once I got into it I was really enjoying it. The only thing I don’t like it this is only volume 1 and it’s short so there wasn’t a tonne that went on because the book isn’t that big. But I have ordered the next 3 volumes! I wish there was an option to buy the full set in one because it would make life a lot easier haha. But that’s just a personal thing that I think will annoy me about graphic novels that are on the shorter size per volume.

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This was a reread for me so I’m not going to go into detail but I absolutely love this series! However, I will talk about the audiobook itself a little as a lot of people have asked me. The narrator’s voice takes a little to get used to. He really can’t do female voices, but you get used to it. His voice for Kavinsky was absolutely hilarious and I laughed at so much that he said that I didn’t think was funny in the actual book! Do not have your headphones in and turned right up during Blue Lily,  Lily Blue & The Raven King because when a certain character starts singing you will regret it!! But I do recommend the audiobook once you get used to it!

More Happy Than Not was a kinda meh book for me. The audiobook itself I didn’t love. For one the narrator sounded like he was saying Erin instead of Aaron, so the entire time I thought the MCs name is Erin! Also, his voice for Aaron and his voice for Thomas sounded exactly the same and it was confusing when they had a direct conversation! Now as for the actual book, I strongly disliked that there was cheating in this book and everyone acted like it was fine and not a big deal.. I also hated how Aaron acted towards Thomas and was convinced he was lying to himself and wouldn’t take Thomas’s word for it! That absolutely drove me insane. I did really enjoy Thomas though!
Half Bad was an interesting book and I really enjoyed the audiobook. I just felt like the accent of the narrator just felt right for the book and the story! I didn’t love at the start when it kinda went from the present to the past and back to the present. It was kinda confusing until I figured out what was going on. But besides that, I really enjoyed the book. I loved the theme of the ‘good guys’ aren’t always good. I liked Nathan’s character a lot too.

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I have since finished this and you can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I have also finished The Raven King today too (1st August).

 



Okay, so that is all I think!

Have you read any of these?! What did you think? Please warn of spoilers so you don’t spoil other commenters! Also, what did you read in July?!

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July Duodecathon Wrap Up

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So one of the ReadAThons is over! Still got 2 still going! Let’s get straight into what I read! I will split this up into what I read & what I partially read!



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The Hobbit completed the challenge ‘A book that has been on your TBR FOR 2+ years’

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The Life Siphon didn’t complete any challenges for the Duodecathon

You can find my spoiler free review HERE

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Finding Wonders completed the challenge ‘A short story’. This book is 3 short stories in one book!

You can find my spoiler free review HERE

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The Great Gatsby didn’t complete any challenges for the Duodecathon

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Furthermore completed the challenge ‘A book you picked because of the cover’.

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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More Happy Than Not doesn’t complete any challenge for the Duodecathon.

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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Fantastic Beasts doesn’t complete any challenge for the Duodecathon.

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I read about 15% of this before the ReadAThon ended.

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I listened to the last couple chapters of Goblet of Fire during the Duodecathon.

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I listened to the last half of Blue Lily, Lily Blue during the Duodecathon.

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I listened to the first 40% of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix during the Duodecathon.

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I listened to the first 45% of The Raven King during the Duodecathon.



Well that is everything I read during the Duodecathon

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