The Tsar’s Guard Parade | Which Game or Reality Show Would the Characters Be On?

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Welcome to my stop on the Tsar’s Guard Parade! This tour is all about celebrating the upcoming book, The Crown’s Game. It’s no secret I’m dying over here waiting for the book–it was my waiting on Wednesday pick all the way back in the beginning of December! That’s why I’m super honored to be on this tour! Before I start with my content, here’s the lovely book all this celebration is for:

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Author: Evelyn Skye
Series: The Crown’s Game #1
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance
Pub Date: May 17, 2016

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Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love… or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear… the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Since it’s the end of the tour, I know that a lot of the same ideas have been recycled. I racked my brain for a new idea and I began thinking about how some of the main characters are trapped in a deadly game. Then I thought, what if it was set in reality? What game shows would the characters be on?

I based my decisions off the character profiles on Evelyn Skye’s website so I could best fit their personalities. They’re in the order the characters were revealed. (Warning: after finishing this, I realized how ridiculous some of my choice are, but #noregrets)

Nikolai Karimov: Project Runway

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One of our main characters likes to tailor clothes, so I imagine him being a contestant on project runway. I absolutely love this show, and I think anyone who loves working with clothes would love to be on this show, so Nikolai gets paired up with this.

Vika Andreyeva: Survivor

I’m not sure why Survivor came to me first, but something about Vika strikes me as a survivor. She was raised on a small island and knows how to keep herself alive…hopefully this means she can survive the crown’s game as well? *fingers crossed*

Pasha Romanov: Face Off

Alright, alright, this one might be an odd choice, but hear me out. Pasha is a master of disguise, as one has to be when you want to sneak out of the palace in the middle of the night. That’s why I think he’d be a great contestant on face off. I wonder what he’d transform some of the models into? Becoming a lion-like creature would probably garner more stares than a prince would, but hey, you never know.

Yuliana Romanov: The amazing race

Yuliana’s favorite pastime is studying maps, so wouldn’t it be fun to travel around the world while competing in challenges against others? Something tells me this princess would be great at the mental challenges portion, plus she knows how to navigate a map!

Renata Galygina: Long Island Medium

I’m sort of cheating with this choice, as I don’t think she should appear on this show, but I think it would be cool if she took over as the head of the show and traveled across the world reading tea leaves for people.

Aizhana: So You think you can dance

I’m really pushing it with this one. Aizhana is supposed to be this mysterious, scary figure, and here I am putting her on a dancing show that is in no way inconspicuous. But hey, can you imagine a scary figure in a black coat suddenly breaking out into dance? You can’t say that wouldn’t be amusing.

Sergei Andreyev: Naked and Afraid

Sergei feels at home, knows how to survive and has an extensive knowledge of magical herbs. I don’t know about you, but I think he’d be able to survive easily on naked and afraid.

Galina Zakrevskaya: Jeopardy

Seeing as she’s mentoring Nikolai because he’s an enchanter, I think it’s safe to say she’s a pretty smart cookie. That’s why I think she’d be a great contestant on Jeopardy–do you think there could be a YA lit category?

Ludmila Fanina: The Great British Bake Off

This one is obvious to me. Ludmila owns a bakery, and would therefore be a perfect match for The Great British Bake Off. I have yet to see this show, but everyone else seems to love it so I’m signing her up for it! Can you just imagine all the delicious treats she’d make?? *sighs*

The Tsar: The Celebrity Apprentice

Okay, but celebrity apprentice is basically the same thing as the crown’s game, minus magic and you know, death if you lose. And I can guarantee he would make a better “host” than Donald Trump, so there’s that.

What do you think of my (ridiculous) choices? Are you as excited for the crown’s game as I am? Let me know in the comments below!

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Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry Blog Tour

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Welcome to the Walk the Edge blog tour! If you read my blog semi-regularly, you know that I am the BIGGEST fan of Katie McGarry. All of her books are spectacular and she’s one of the few contemporary authors I read willingly and enjoy a lot. That’s why I’m super honored and excited to be on this blog tour highlighting the release of her newest book, book 2 in the Thunder Road series, Walk the Edge!

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Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #2
Genre: YA, contemporary, romnace
Pub Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he’ll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she’ll help him seek answers to the mystery that’s haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they’re both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they’re going from here.

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness | body

 

It’s great when the first book of a series knocks your socks off and gets you hooked, but it’s also a little nerve-wracking because you worry if the second book could top it. I really loved Nowhere But Here and I was worried I wouldn’t love Walk the Edge as much, but I can gladly say both books are equally and utterly amazing.

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ARC Review: A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

A Fierce and Subtle Poison
Author: Samantha Mabry
Genre: YA, magic realism
Pub Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Source: ARC received from the publisher

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Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the señoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

 

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness | body

 

We’ve all felt the sting of a book that doesn’t live up to the hype. It’s happened to me quite a few times recently. But on the other end of the spectrum, sometimes you go into a book with zero expectations and find a really spectacular story. That’s exactly how I feel after finishing A Fierce and Subtle Poison.

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Discussion: Why It’s Okay to Take a Break

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on the blog, and an even longer time since I’ve actually written up a post. It’s currently 11:11pm, and I decided to write this discussion on a whim. It’s one I’ve been thinking about for awhile now, and I think that I’m writing this discussion both for myself, and for other people to know that it’s okay to take some time for yourself.

I’ve been having a rough time personally for about two months now. Usually when I’m depressed, I throw myself into my hobbies, whether it be reading or writing or blogging. But this time it was different. I just wanted to do nothing all day, and I had zero desire to work on blog posts.

I counted down the days until my scheduled posts ran out, but I didn’t write anything new. And once the posts ran out, I still did nothing.

The stress of blogging did absolutely nothing to help my depression. It  was just another weight on my shoulders, along with the schoolwork that was piling up because of my absences. The obvious solution to the problem would be to write up a post and fix it, right?

Wrong. I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t even want to get out of bed, much less format a post and write a review and take a title picture and edit it in photoshop….the list goes on and on. For weeks, this was like a dark cloud hanging over me. I love blogging, I really do–I’ve met some amazing people and learned about some equally amazing books. This blogging slump really killed my mood, and I hated it.

But then, I realized something. Something really damn important that I think a lot of people need to hear.

Lots of bloggers deal with personal issues that can get in the way of blogging. Life has a funny way of throwing a wrench in your plans every now and then, and that’s what happened to me when I got depressed when I was at my peak as a blogger. I thought that I had to be this perfect blogger who always had posts ready and was always on twitter and was always reading books and writing reviews.

But the thing is, there’s no such thing as a perfect blogger, and you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time away from your blog and focusing on yourself. It’s okay if you don’t have a post scheduled for a week, or two weeks, or even months. Your worth as a blogger shouldn’t be measured by the amount of posts you have, or the time you spend on social media, or how many books you read in a month. Sometimes you need to take a break, and that’s completely okay.

As much as it seems like it sometimes, your blog isn’t the end all, be all of your life, I promise. It’ll still be there for you when you come back from your break. Sure, your stats might be low–mine are, but do I care? Heck no. I haven’t looked at my stats in a month and it’s felt so nice to not have to worry about them. Some bloggers make a post if they’re going on a hiatus, but I didn’t make one when I was gone for over a week.

It was a weight off my shoulders when I didn’t have to worry about blogging while I was getting back int he swing of things. I’m slowly getting better and taking my depression one day at a time, and I feel like I can handle blogging now. But if I happen to change my mind, if I can’t handle blogging again, I’m going right back on hiatus. Because it’s okay to take a break to focus on yourself. I promise that your followers and your friends will understand.

This discussion isn’t my best one, no, but I feel like it has one of the most important messages: It’s okay to take time for yourself away from blogging. You come first, no matter what, and it’ll make you feel so much freer. Take care of yourself and remember it’s okay to take a break. You deserve it.

Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

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Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #3 (but it’s also a standalone)
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Pub Date: November 26th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Purchased

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The girl with straight A’s and the perfect life—that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker—a guy she has no business even talking to. But after the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

The last thing Isaiah needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks. But when their shared love of street racing puts their lives in jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel will have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

 

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness (severe anxiety) | body

 

I’m sure everyone who knows me knows that I am so in love with Katie McGarry’s books it’s ridiculous. I’ve been called Katie McGarry trash and it’s 100% true. I read Crash Into You when it first came out and promptly forgot everything about it. So, what better to do when I have a huge TBR pile and ARCs to review? This book was even better the second time around.

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Review: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Captive Prince
Author: C.S. Pacat
Series: Captive Prince #1
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Pub Date: February 4, 2012 (Originally)
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Library

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Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…

 

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness | body

 

Captive Prince has really taken the blogging sphere by storm recently. It’s been ALL over my twitter dash, and I constantly see people sharing gorgeous fanart of the two main characters. I’m not going to like, 95% of the reason I read this book was because of the fanart. The other 5% was because of its glowing reviews–especially by the queen, SJ Maas! So I jumped into this relatively short book ready for some ~steamy~ romance. Little did I know I was in for some HUGE disappointment.

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Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

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The Forbidden Wish
Author: Jessica Khoury
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance, retelling
Pub Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Purchased

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She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

 

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change (from the original ARC) | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness | body

 

Retellings are my jam, guys. I absolutely love them, especially if they’re based off my favorite fairytales. I recently read Cruel Beauty and loved it, so I think that’s why I was so excited for The Forbidden Wish. Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies, and the idea of making the genie a girl sounded like a recipe for some great angsty romance. Goodreads reviews have misled me before, so I didn’t look at them before I jumped into the book. So, did I love it as much as I’d hoped? Absolutely.

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Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Starflight
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Starflight #1
Genre: YA, sci-fi, romance
Pub Date: February 2nd, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Purchased

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Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

 

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TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ | racial | religion | disabled | mental illness | body

 

This book was a no-brainer for me. Everyone I’m friends with on goodreads rated it 4+ stars (and this is like 10+ people) so I had little doubt I would love it. Ever since I read Illuminae, I’ve been itching for some more sci-fi goodness, so I dove into this book as soon as I could. Remember that doubt? Well, I should really stop assuming all my friends giving it 5 stars = me giving it 5 stars.

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February Wrap Up + March TBR!

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February is a short month, but it feels like just another regular old month. This month was filled with a bunch of highs and lows to be honest. I felt pretty good the first half of the month, what with all the fun posts on the blog and my life in general, but the second half of the month was harder for me, both personally and blog wise. I feel like I haven’t really been on my game and I want to change that in March. So, let’s get this show on the road so we can get into March already!
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February is a short month, but it was filled with a bunch of different posts! The second half of the month has been pretty rough for me in many aspects, blogging included. However, I’m really proud of all the posts I put out, especially the number of reviews (I post at least 3 a week now, up from 2!):

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  • ARC Review: Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate – This book took a bold move and tried 7 different POVs! Did it work out? Check out my review and see what I thought 😉
  • Disney Princess Book Tag – I had almost 2 full weeks with just reviews, so I decided to post this fun tag! I mean, who doesn’t like Disney princesses?
  • Discussion: Can You Love a Book but Hate the Ending? – Lots of people knock down books a star or two if they dislike the ending, but what if the book was amazing? What do you do then? Let’s discuss!
  • Reviews: Blackhearts and The Girl From Everywhere – For my last post, I grouped two pirate-y books I read recently into one post. Which one did I like more? Come see for yourself!

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I read the same amount of books this month as I did last month, so I call this a success! Plus, I read some hella long books *cough* Winter *cough*. This month, I read a total of 14 books and 6,079 pages (holy hell that’s a lot of pages). I read all the books I had on my February TBR.

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Reviewed: The Impostor Queen, Titans, Burning Glass, Into the Dim, Assassin’s Heart, Reign of Shadows, Seven Ways We Lie, Blackhearts and The Girl From Everywhere

Rereads: None!

Total books read so far this year: 28/100

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Reading 14 books definitely does help out with the challenges! I pretty much stuck to new releases for the most part, and I want to try and get to some backlist titles next month, but here’s how I did for my challenges in February:

Rock My TBR: 4/15 books (Cress, Fairest and Winter)

Debut Authors 2016: 9/15+ (Burning Glass, Into the Dim, Assassin’s Heart, Blackhearts, The Girl From Everywhere and Seven Ways We Lie)

Flights of Fantasy: 13/20 (Burning Glass, Cress, Assassin’s Heart, Reign of Shadows, Fairest, Winter, The Girl From Everywhere, The Forbidden Wish and A Gathering of Shadows)

Re-Read Challenge: 5/8 (None this month)

Retelling Challenge: 1/9 (Cress, Assassin’s Heart, Reign of Shadows, Fairest, Winter and The Forbidden Wish)

Series-a-Month: 1/12 (None this month)

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I want to focus on some of my “older” books on my TBR–Captive Prince is a new addition to my TBR because I heard so many great things about it, and Falling Kingdoms because my friend Joel loves it so I have to see what it’s all about! Of course, I have to finish the Winner’s Curse series and hope to god that Kestrel and Arin find their way back to each other before the end! *crosses fingers*

What books did you read in February? Did you have a favorite post from this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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