December 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with December Wrap Up. This month I read a total of 12 books and a total of 4,208 pages.

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Books I’d Like to Get to Before 2018 is Over

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Today I thought I share with you some of the books I would love to get to before the end of this month—side note: I cannot believe 2018 is pretty much done and dusted! Where does the time go!

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Outrun the Wind

Author: Elizabeth Tammi 

Publisher: Flux Books

First Published:  27 November 2018

Rating: 4 stars

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“I sigh as we walk into the hall, maybe for the last time with Kahina. I want to twist time around myself make it bend and grow where I need it most”  

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Flux Books and NetGalley!

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The Silver Queen

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Author: Josie Jaffrey

First Published: 17 October 2018

Rating: 4.5 stars

 
“It was easy to forget what legends meant when they were enshrined in stories, and that was what the King has always been to most of the guards: a story.”  

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Josie for sending a copy my way!

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August 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with August Wrap Up. This month I read a total of 4 books and 1,668 pages.

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The Gilded King

Gilded King

 

Author: Josie Jaffrey

First Published: 25 June 2018

Rating: 5 stars

 

 

“Their folktales had memories long enough to tell them what he was. He might be harmless to them, but he was still strigoi mort.”

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Josie for sending a copy my way!

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April 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with April 2018 Wrap Up and it’s on time and everything! Who knew? Two months in a row!

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Everless

Everless

Author: Sara Holland

Publisher: Orchard Books

Published: 4 January 2018

Rating: 5 stars

 

“I know better than to be afraid of stories.”

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December 2017 Wrap Up

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I am here with my December 2017 Wrap Up! These are the book I read in December.

I read a total of 6 books—2 YA, 3 Historical Fiction, and 1 Fantasy.

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5 Star Book Predictions

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How are you? Tell me all the things you’re reading!

Today I thought I do something a little different and share with you 5 books I have yet to read but think will be 5 star reads. I’ve been wanting to do this since I saw Mercedes from Mercy’s Bookish Musings video. I think it’s a really interesting exercise in seeing just how well you know your own reading tastes.

So the way this works is that I will share with you 5 books I think will be new favourites and why I think so. Then, once I’ve read them all, I will come back and share my thoughts and rating and see if I was right.

Onto the books!

 

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

The Wild Girl

I recently went to the Historical Novel Society of Australasia’s conference and got to hear Kate Forsyth talk — spoiler she was amazing! This book tells the story of Dortchen Wild the wife of Wilhelm Grimm and how she share fairytales with her husband. This sounds like it is going to be a perfect mix of fairytale and history and I can’t wait.

 

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Diviners

I’ve had this book to me recommended so many times by people who I trust so I think I should just get to it. It was everything I love in a book, awesome historical setting, magic, young adult protagonist, with a bit of crime.

 

The Reckoning by Sharon Penman

Reckoning

For me, this might be a safe bet seeing how I have yet to give any Sharon Penman book less than 5 stars. But I thought I’d include it because it is the last in the series and that always worries me a little. This is the third in her Welsh Prince’s trilogy and follows Llewlyn, Prince of Wales who finds himself on a collision course with the feudal realm of Edward I.

 

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is hands down one of my favourite movies, Westley was my first movie crush. I am hoping the book will also become a favourite. I have high hopes because William Goldman also wrote the screenplay. This story has everything; humour, fencing, fighting, true love, giants, revenge and pirates. What else do you need?

 

The Last Days of Leda Grey by Essie Fox

Leda Grey

This is a book I brought because of the cover and I kept hearing about it. It’s not a period of history that I normally read but was one I saw drawn to after seeing it Historia Magazine. I haven’t hear anything else about this books but I’m excited. It follows silent actress, Leda Grey and her volatile love affair that left her recluse for over half a century.

 

That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what books you think will be 5 star reads.
Until next time, happy reading!
Dearna