Wrap-Up: October & November 2017

October &NovemberWrap-UpI am finally here with my October & November wrap-up! I got a new job in September and am still trying to find the best way to manage my time so that I can read, bookstagram and blog so bear with me! I read three books in October and four in November, and completed my Goodreads goal of 50 books!

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – Review

This evening I have a very exciting spoiler-free review to share with you. At YALC 2017 I managed to grab an ARC of The Hazel Wood and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely loved this book and think anyone who enjoys dark fairy tales will love it as well!image1 (9)The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

  • UK ARC – 357 pages
  • Release date: 8th of February 2018
  • Published by Penguin
  • ISBN: 0141388668
  • Goodreads page for The Hazel Wood here! 

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Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson – Review

I am very excited to be sharing my review of Cloaked in Shadow with you all today. Ben is one of my closest friends and I was over the moon to be able to read an early copy of his debut novel. It’s always a little daunting reading a friend’s book, but luckily I LOVED this one!!image2 (13)Cloaked in Shadow by Benjamin Alderson – The Dragori, #1

  • ARC – pages TBC
  • Release date: 18th of December 2017
  • Published by Of Tomes
  • Goodreads page for Cloaked in Shadow here! 

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A New Job Book Haul!

Today I have a book haul for you and, as you can see from the title, it’s because I started a new job! My TBR is out of control and I definitely shouldn’t be buying new books… but I got paid and the next thing I knew I’d bought quite a few new books. Let me know if you’ve read any of these!image1 (7)

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Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman – Review

This evening I have a spoiler free review of Call Me By Your Name for you. I must admit that the film trailer for this book is what made me want to read it, as well as my friend Nicole (@colecordium) loving it.  This book follows the summer romance of two bisexual Jewish guys in the Italian Riviera and, for the most part, I absolutely loved this book.image2 (11)Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

  • US paperback – 248 pages
  • Release date: 3rd of October 2007
  • Published by Picador USA
  • ISBN: 1250169445
  • Goodreads page for Call Me By Your Name here! 

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Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi – Review

Today I have a review of an exciting October release for you. Beasts Made of Night is a Nigerian inspired fantasy following Taj, an aki who can kill sin-beasts and eat sins. This was such a unique read and I definitely recommend to fans of YA fantasy!image1 (37)

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

  • UK ARC – 296 pages
  • Release date: 31st of October 2017
  • Published by Razorbill
  • ISBN: 044849390X
  • Goodreads page for Beasts Made of Night here!

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Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie – Review

My first read of October was Because You Love To Hate Me, a book with 13 tales about villains. I thought it was the perfect book for October and Halloween. As with all short story anthologies, there were some stories I loved and some that I really did not. Overall though my ratings averaged out at 4.07 stars, so I can definitely say I liked this book.image1 (36)

Because You Love To Hate Me edited by Ameriie

  • UK paperback – 368 pages
  • Release date: 24th of July 2017
  • Published by Bloomsbury Childrens
  • ISBN: 1408882760
  • Goodreads page for Because You Love To Hate Me here!

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Warcross by Marie Lu – Review

Today I have a spoiler-free review of another September release, this time it’s Warcross. I was sent a copy of this book by Penguin and I can’t thank them enough! I absolutely love this book and definitely reccomend, whether you’re a gamer or not!image2 (10)Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, #1)

  • UK hardcover – 368 pages
  • Release date: 14th of September 2017
  • Published by Penguin
  • ISBN: 0241321425
  • Goodreads page for Warcross here!

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin – Review

Today I finished Invictus, a time-travel novel following Faraway McCarthy and his wonderful crew. This book is definitely one of my favourite books of 2017 and I can’t recommend it enough. Here is my spoiler-free review!image1 (34)Invictus by Ryan Graudin

  • UK arc – 458 pages
  • Release date: 21st of September 2017
  • Published by Orion Children’s Books
  • ISBN: 1510102868
  • Goodreads page for Invictus here!

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