August 2017 Wrap Up

Another great reading month! I’ve had a lot of time but that lots of time to read will be gone for the next ten months. Which is completely ok because I’m excited for what’s in store for me 🙂 24 books … that’s almost one every day of the month! I’m even more excited about it because at the beginning of summer I had set out to read all the books I had bought and stored at home. I had a huge list of 65 books! I can say that at the end of this month I officially have only 8 left! Now I guess it’s really 11 because during this month I may have broken my no buying book ban and treated myself to three books … but those are a reward for myself I swear! hahah. I was also sent some amazing books from Berkley Publishing! See anything you’ve read? You want to read? thoughts?


Books I read this month:

The Rome Affair  Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me  Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book  Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8)  The Museum of Intangible Things  Caramel Crush (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #9)  Dreamology  Olive and Let Die (Greek to Me Mystery #2)  Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)  Tea for Three (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1-3)  If You Find Me  On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness #11)  Off Balance: A Memoir  Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #13)  Knit to Be Tied (A Knitting Mystery, #14)  Scorched Eggs (Cackleberry Club, #6)  Murder, Plainly Read (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #4)  A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1)  The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us, #1)  A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)  Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1)  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World  Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)  Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Mystery #2)


Favourite Books This Month: *there were a lot this month*

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)  Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #13)  Off Balance: A Memoir  On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness #11)  If You Find Me  Dreamology


Books I bought this month:

Daughter of the Burning City  I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France, #1)  A Grave Prediction (A Psychic Eye Mystery, #14)


Books I recieved this month from Berkley:

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness #11)  Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1)  A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)  A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)  The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1)


Books I plan to read in September (I rarely stick to TBR lists …. and I won’t have as much time):

Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)  Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen, #12)  Apple Turnover Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13)  Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14)  Cinnamon Roll Murder (Hannah Swensen, #15)  A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)  The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1)  Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale  Beauty and the Beast Novelization (Disney)  These Shallow Graves

 

 

July 2017 Wrap Up

errr I know I know but still better late than never! and right after this one I’ll do my August wrap up so that its up tomorrow! I had a really good reading month though! 15 books in one month! Not bad at all


Books I read this month:

Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #10)  Death al Dente (Food Lovers' Village Mystery, #1)  See How They Run (Embassy Row, #2)  A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)  They All Fall Down A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories, #3)  Perfect Timing  Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11)  Cinderella's Dress (Cinderella's Dress, #1)  Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3) Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries #2)    The Love That Split the World  The Crowns of Croswald (The Croswald Series)  Out of the Easy  The Flip Side


Favourite book this month:

The Flip Side  The Crowns of Croswald (The Croswald Series)  The Love That Split the World

 

 

Crowns of Croswald Review

The Crowns of Croswald (The Croswald Series)

Title: The Crowns of Croswald

Author: D.E. Night

Release Date: July 21, 2017

Publisher: Stories Untold Press

Pages: 320 pages

Genre: YA/Children’s Lit

My Rating: 5star


goodreadssynopsis

In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret…

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic––and her life––is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.”


my review

I recieved this book from the author in exchange to post on my IG and an honest review!

I am so happy to have recieved this because the book did not disappoint!

The story follows Ivy through a journey. Without saying too much about it because you should all definitely go read it, it has a very Cinderellay vibe to it! Which is fantastic because I love Cinderella stories. But it also has a lot of Harry Potter elements in the sense of a magic school and magical elements. Absolutely fantastic.

The main characters are all likeable especially Ivy and her adorable pet. The setting and story telling is all fantastic. I honestly read this book in one sitting, it was that good.

Absolutely loved it.