Weekly Bookstagram – #8

Can you believe October is almost over? Or that this amazing book came out this month? It feels so long ago already. What was your favorite release this year?

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Thanks for Reading

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September Monthly Shelfie

So this will be my first Monthly Shelfie Post, a little wrap up to the month of books read, favorite books and most anticipated reads for October. I know it’s coming a little late, since it’s now over a week into October but better late than never!

Books Read | September 2016

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

So only 4 books this month but once school gets going I just cannot read as much as I’d like. Hopefully I can read a 5 or 6 this month, but I’m really holding out for Thanksgiving break and Winter Break to really get all my reading  done for the end of this year and hopefully hit my Goodreads Goal (which I am not as close to as I’d like to be).

 

 

 

Favorite Book This Month | Crooked Kingdom

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Check out my review here!

 

Most Anticipated Reads | October 2016

Three Dark Crown by Kendare Blake

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

What was your favorite read this month? What are you most excited for in October?

Thanks for Reading!

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Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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Author: Leigh Bardugo

Type: Duology (Book 2)

Pages: 536

Rating: 5 stars

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Spoilers Ahead!

So. This. Book. Was. Amazing.

Six of Crows was so fabulous, with it’s ruthless characters, high action, twists at every turn and the ultimate heist. And Crooked Kingdom is just as good. The plans were just as daring and exciting, the cast of characters was everything you’d expected them to be after the first book and action and excitement was never ending in this book.

I loved that we really got to see Ketterdam in this book. In the first book we’re there briefly before we’re whisked away to Fjerda for the rest of the story. In this book we really get to see all the various areas of Ketterdam and learn more about the Kerch people.

Now of course this story picks up where we left off, with Inej being taken. And I’m very glad that we didn’t have to spend the entire book getting her back. In fact, the story can really be broken down into 3 heists. 1) Getting Inej back, 2) The Sugar Mill Plan and 3) The Grand Finale. So it was great to see Kaz and the crew succeed in their first plan. It was everything we’d expect from one of Kaz’s plans: everything was planned for, he had backup plans for everything, and when you thought everything was going wrong, it was really all going right.

So it seemed like we were on track to take down Van Eck and Rollins all at once but then plan 2 is not what we expect from a glorious Kaz Brekker plan. Literally everything goes wrong and since we were jumping back and forth between POVs I could not put the book down until everyone was safely in that hotel room after the entire plan fell apart. When Inej fell of the wire I swear my heart stopped.

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Crooked Kingdom is Here!

img_3104I am so excited that the second book the the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo, Cooked Kingdom is finally here! I read Six of Crows last year and was absolutely hooked! I followed it with the Grisha trilogy, which I didn’t like as much so I am extremely excited for Crooked Kingdom.

The first book ended in such a cliffhanger and was so exciting the entire way through that I cannot wait to see what happens in this book. Plus what really makes this book amazing is its strong cast of characters. They are all so different but go together so well and they are definitely squad goals. Not to mention we have a lot of strong OTPs forming in these books and I can’t wait to see their love blossom.

Plus can we just talk about how beautiful this book is? It’s got red pages! RED! Which look phenomenal next to Six of Crows black pages. I’m super excited to get started on this book and I just learned that it’s only a duology so I’m super sad that this is the end of the series because I could read about these characters forever. 

Thanks for Reading

-maggie

Six of Crows Bracelet

Thank you EmiesNook for this fantastic Six of Crows themed bracelet

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With the upcoming release of Crooked Kingdom, the second book in the Six of Crows Duology, I figured it was time to buckled down and read the first book. Although I am only a few chapters in, I absolutely love it! I am a total sucker for heist stories and I can’t wait to see where Kaz takes the team.

By request from Maggie at Massachusetts Novel, I made this lovely “No Mourners. No Funerals” bracelet inspired by the quote found throughout Six of Crows!

If you like what you see, check out my Etsyshop for more bookish bracelets! You can view pictures of my product in the Picture Catalog above, as well as follow the link directly!

As always, thank you for reading!

Emily

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Most Anticipated Books for the Fall

So it’s the end of August which means the Fall line up of new books is about to start. For some reason all the new books you’re waiting for always come out in the Spring and Fall, and of course school breaks are in the Summer and Winter so it’s just not convenient. It’s almost Fall and that means the wait is almost over for some great reads.

  1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

How can you not be excited for this? By now everyone who reads YA has heard of Throne of Glass and I’m so excited that I can finally end my ACOMAF reading slump by getting into and EOS reading slump.

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2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

This is the much anticipated second book in the Six of Crows series. I loved the first book, which I didn’t really know anything about when I picked it up so I am so excited to see where the story goes, especially since we were left with a bit of a cliffhanger.

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3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

This is the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes. I liked the first book and thought it was a solid 4 star read but I think the second book will be even better since our 2 protagonists are finally going to be working together.

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4. Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman

This is actually already out (it came out this summer) but I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet and I’m super excited to. It’s the sequel to Legacy of Kings, the historical fiction book about a young Alexander the Great and his friends.

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Those are my 4 most anticipated releases for the rest of this year. I can’t wait to read them! What books are you guys anxiously awaiting?

Thanks for Reading!

Maggie