Showing posts from October, 2015

October Book Haul - 6 Books

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book haul! I haven't done one of these in a while, but since I didn't get a ton of books this month, I thought I would share them with you!

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I got 6 books this month, one for review, as well as 5 that I bought for myself. I have three of the six, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken and A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. The other three, I am hoping to get to soon!

My Second Life by Faye Bird The tagline for this one is "Can you be held responsible now for something you did in a previous life?" and I cannot wait to read this one! It's an ARC, and the final edition comes out January 19, 2016. Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken If you read The Darkest Minds trilogy, you need to read this book! It includes two previously released novellas, along with a third, never before seen story from after book three!…

Monday Reviews - A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Hello everyone!

Sorry it has been a while, but I am back today with a review for a book I just recently read, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis! Lets get to the synopsis!

I'm writing this review a few days after I finished this book, because I really wasn't sure what to say about it. I can't decide if it was a novel about mental illness or a thriller. Maybe both I suppose?

Ok, so I did enjoy this book, that much I know. I found it very entrancing. McGinnis's writing has really stepped up from Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dustand I really enjoyed it. I was hesitant because while I enjoyed NaDtD, I didn't love IaHoD. However, I am very glad that I picked this book up.

This book is set in an asylum based off a real life asylum, located in southeast Ohio, The Athens Lunatic Asylum. Some of you may know it as The Ridges, and I actually just recenetly read a book set there, You Were Here by Cori McCarthy. I find it interesting that I have never heard of …

Monday Reviews - On a Friday! - You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

Hello everyone!

I am very excited to share this weeks review with you! I was sent a copy of You Were Here by Cori McCarthy for review, thanks so much Raincoast Books! All opinions expressed are my own.

This is perhaps the best book I've read this year. And believe me when I say, I don't say things like that lightly!

I cannot even begin to describe how spectacular this book was. I loved every page! The story, the illustrations, everything was amazing.

This story is told from 5 points of view, Jaycee, Mik, Bishop, Natalie and Zach. Let's just do a quick character rundown.
Jaycee: This is the main character. Her brother, Jake, died a few years earlier doing one of his signature dares/stunts. She has been struggling with this loss for many years, and each year, on the anniversary of his death, she goes to one of his favourite spots, the abandoned insane asylum and mets his old friend Mik.
Mik: While he is selectively mute, and rarely speaks throughout the entire book, we get a…

Monday Reviews - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for providing me with an e-ARC to review! All opinions are my own.

When I first saw that this book was coming out, I though to myself "Ok, so this is Leigh Bardugo. How can you go wrong?" and the answer is you can't! This book was just spectacular!

I really and truly loved this book. It took a little bit to get into it, although that might be more because I am on a contemporary kick right now, but once I did get into it, I couldn't stop reading! I stayed up to all hours of the night finishing this book.

This book is set in the same world, the Grishaverse if you will, as the Grisha trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising). You don't really have to read that trilogy before this series, that being said, it's nice to know how the powers work, and that sort of thing. Plus, it's a great trilogy, …

Monday Reviews - On a Friday! - The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews - on a Friday! cuz I am lazy like that! This week, I am reviewing The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle. Since it is now officially October, I thought I would share some more spooky reads, to get into the holiday spirit.

Wow! I don't even know what to say about this book!

It was beautifully written and so very unique but I still find myself a little confused.

Some parts of this book I thought were predictable, like the romance, but other parts, like the Alice and Elsie parts, I never would have guessed.

I want to love this book, and on some level, I did. But I'm still unsure of what the accident season was and why it happened. Was it all a cover up for Christopher? Was it staged? I don't know!

It was a little creepy, but nothing too scary. At one point I thought I was going to have to put it down, I was reading before bed, but I was just so engrossed in the story, I couldn't stop! (and I didn't have any nigh…