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November 2019 – Monthly Book Wrap Up

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Welcome to the November Book Wrap Up!

I can’t believe it’s December already! I am so excited for Christmas, and the New Year, and all the bright and shiny lights! Everyone is in a happy spirit, and I think that November and December are my favourite months in the year.ย 

November was busy for me. I was off for a week, but didn’t manage to read too much. Hopefully, I am going to read more books in December.

I read 5 books in total. I ended up giving two 5-star ratings and three 4-star ratings. Quite a positive month, it seems ๐Ÿ™‚

Books I read in November:

~ To read my review – click on the book titles! ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Abbey Clancy – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

I was so lucky to be able to be part of the blog tour for I’ll Be Home for Christmas. It is amazing for a start of the Christmas mood. Be prepared for some drama, a bit of romance and get ready to choose sides.

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2. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitanoย –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Dear Edward byย Ann Napolitanoย is one of the few books that instantly captures your heart, then shatters it into hundred pieces and teaches you many life lessons at the same time. This is now a favorite of mine and I will keep it in my heart forever!

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3. The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without trace…

The Temple House Vanishing left me with a tiny scar in my soul after reading it. It is intriguing and mysterious, it is real and delusional. The next time when I mention a special mystery, with a cruel end – this will be the first book that pops in my mind.

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4. Death in the Dojo by Sue Leather – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

I remember reading The Death in the Dojo a few years ago. I still remember the story and the feelings it brought me. This is a story about a mystery, about karate and the love between a daughter and her dad. I need to just say that this book has and always will have a special place in my heart.ย 

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5. Her Crown of Fire (Molten Crown, #1) by Renee April – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Her Crown of Fire is the first book of the Molten Crown series.

Rose Evermore is a girl trying to survive high-school. But she suddenly has dreams that can predict the future and she seems to be able to control fire.

Curious about the power she possesses, she finds herself in the fantasy realm of Lotheria with her best friend Tyson. When she arrives, she is welcomed as a fire mage at the academy, while Tyson is forced to hide in order to survive.

With a lot of plot twists and new power discoveries, Rose and Tyson are in trouble and have to find a way back home.

I enjoyed this book, and I loved the characters.

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And that is my November Wrap up! How did your November go? How many books did you read? Let me know! I love reading your comments!ย 

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October 2019 – Monthly Book Wrap Up

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Welcome to the October Book Wrap Up!

I can’t believe it’s November already! It’s also my Birthday Month and I am so excited about it!ย 

This was a very fun October, I was reading a lot of books I wanted to read, and most of them were spooky, which matched my Spooky October Theme. I read 7 books in total, of which 4 were on my Spinning Wheel list. Sometimes, I have a tendency to ignore my list and pick up other books, and I hope November is a bit different.ย 

I ended up giving three 5-star ratings. zero 4-stars, two 3-stars, zero 2-stars and two 1-stars.ย 

Books I read in October:

~ To read my review – click on the book titles! ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. The Awakening by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries #1) –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The first book from the Vampire Diaries series. I have watched and loved the TV Show, so wanted to read the series as well. It’s a story about a popular girl Elena, who meets the mysterious boy Stefan, and the adventures and dangers she is yet to have.ย ย I really loved the first book!

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2. The Struggle by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries #1) –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The second book of the Vampire Series. A continuation of Elena and Stefan’s adventures, but with a little twist – Stefan’s brother Damon appears. And he wants Elena as well. I loved this book too, and cannot wait to read the rest of the series. BTW, team Damon all the way!

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3. Blood Shadow by Dianna Hardy (Blood Never Lies #1) –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Blood Shadow (Blood Never Lies #1) is a companion novel for An Eye of The Storm Series.

This book can be read without reading the previous books. At the beginning, the author has included a recap of everything you need to know about the main character, before you start reading this book. It is a story about a woman, who is a werewolf, but then has an accident and anonymous person gives her a new life, but she is also strangely human now. But there is a danger coming, and the anonymous person has to reveal himself to her…

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4. Reverieย by Ryan La Sala –ย โ˜…

I wanted to love Reverie byย Ryan La Salaย so much!

Reverie has a wonderful cover that draws you in immediately. The plot mentions a boy and a fantasy world that revolves around dreams. Everything I hoped this book would be โ€“ it wasnโ€™t.

Kane is a gay teenager who is trying to pick up the pieces of his life back together after an attack leaves him with no memories of the past. He is in the search of who he is and who he was, and he discovers an alternate reality that he was involved in.

Reveries are worlds born from a personโ€™s private fantasies, and once they manifest they can only be unraveled by bringing their conflicts to a resolution. Reveries have rules and plots, magic and monsters โ€“ anything you could wish for. And one wrong step can twist the entire thing into a lethal nightmare maze.

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5. The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The Devil Aspect byย Craig Russellย was a very pleasant read for me for many reasons! I am so glad I got the chance to read it!

The Plot

A terrifying novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmatesโ€“the countryโ€™s most depraved murderersโ€“while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum.

Psychiatrist Victor is starting a new job in the Asylum where the Devilโ€™s Six are โ€“ Czech Republicโ€™s most dangerous murderers. Victor has a theory by the name of the Devil Aspect, where he believes that is manifested in these six murderers. He believes it comes out in certain circumstances, making these people commit crimes, but not being aware they have done it. Something similar to a split personality, but in this case, the murderers think that the Devil is next to them, and he is making them do all these things.

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6. Close to Home by Cara Hunter (DI Adam Fawley #1) –ย โ˜…

Close To Home is, I believe, the first mystery/thriller book I have given one star to. I had very high hopes for this one. And it crashed my hopes quite hard.ย 

Close To Home is the first book in a series calledย DI Adam Fawley.

The books are not related to themselves and can be read as standalones. They all feature the detective Fawley, therefore the series solution. Something similar to Dan Brownโ€™s series. I listened to the audio book, and I think that the format might have a little blame on my rating.

In this book, the 8-year-old girl Daisy Mason disappears from her parentsโ€™s summer party. No one in the neighbourhood saw anything, not even the parents, and the detective is trying to keep an open mind in this whole situation, as someone is clearly lying.

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7.ย  Love, Heather by Laurie Petrouย –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Love, Heather is one of the most disturbing YA novels related to bullying I have read!ย Please be aware that this book has bullying and assault triggers.ย 

Stevie and Lottie have been friends since theyโ€™ve known about each other. And when Lottie starts to hang out with the popular kids, Stevie wants to fit in too. One thing leads to another, and Stevie gets bullied by them, which quickly leads to the whole school avoiding her.

Then Stevie becomes friends with Dee, and they start plotting a revenge on the popular kids, which very quickly gets out of hand. The โ€ Love, Heather โ€ pranks are now spreading without anyone being able to stop them.

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And that is my October Wrap up! How did your October go? How many books did you read? Let me know! I love reading your comments!ย 

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September 2019 – Monthly Book Wrap Up

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Welcome to the September Book Wrap Up!

I can’t believe it’s October already!

Last month I changed the way I choose my monthly reads, (see my September TBR Update if you haven’t seen it yet) and I struggled to read the books in order. I even read a few books that weren’t on my list… But I think that I am now fine and have gotten used to the routine. I have read 7 books in total, and I truly hope my October Wrap Up will contain more books ๐Ÿ™‚

Books I read in September:

~ To read my review – click on the book titles! ๐Ÿ™‚

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1. The Tether by Julia Ash –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The Tether is the second book from the ELI Chronicles, that features a woman who saves the world from a zombie apocalypse. I really enjoyed The Tether and it ended perfectly, getting us ready for the third book and Rubyโ€™s next challenge. I highly recommend it โ€“ it is a real page-turner with incredible plot twists!

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2. One in A Million by Lindsey Kelk –ย โ˜…โ˜…

Contemporary romance in a world of social media. One in a Million is a nice addition to a library, for those of you who enjoy this genre. If this genre is something that you usually read and enjoy โ€“ please pick it up, you are probably going to enjoy it! This book just wasnโ€™t for me, thatโ€™s all.

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3. The Swords Of Silence by Shaun Curry –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The Swords of Silence is a great book, and I love the fact that the author captured moments in history that were true and brutal, and not many people in the world know about.ย A story that will make people aware of what was happening in the past.

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4. Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Geek Girl: All Wrapped Up is a Christmas special and a spin-off from theย Geek Girlย Series, written byย Holly Smale. It is cute and full of Christmas spirit and I only have one regret โ€“ I wish I read it in December.

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5. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Mooncakes is a cute paranormal story, filled with magic, love, familyโ€ฆ In a paranormal city, Nova, a teen witch goes to the woods and follows a white wolf. It turns out that the wolf is her high-school crush, Tam. It would all be lovely, but Tam is in life danger and needs help. The two girls help each other and their connection grows throughout the book.

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6. Scythe by Neal Shusterman –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

Scythe byย Neal Shustermanย is my favourite read for 2019 so far! I had this book on my TBR shelf since last Christmas, I donโ€™t even know why I waited so long to read it! In a perfect world, where immortality exists, the only way to die is to be gleaned by a scythe. Citra and Rowan are both living different normal lives, when they both have separate encounters with Scythe Faraday that will change their lives. They are both chosen to be his apprentice, a role neither of them wants to have.

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7. The Die of Death by Kenneth B. Andersen –ย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

The Die of Death is the second book fromย The Great Devil War Series,ย written byย Kenneth B. Andersen. I loved this book. I cherish it. And I canโ€™t wait to see what happens next and I highly recommend it to you โ€“ especially this month, as itโ€™s Spooky October already!

How did your September go? How many books did you read? Let me know! I love reading your comments!ย 

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December Book Wrap Up

December was an interesting month for me. I had some time to catch up on books, and make some great progress with ending the year and completing my reading goal.

I have also managed to clear a lot of books from my TBR, with the Down The TBR Hole Tag. Below are all four posts I did this month:

๐ŸŒŸTBR Hole #8 ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #9 ย ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #10 ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #11 ๐ŸŒŸTBR Hole #12 ๐ŸŒŸ

Books I read:

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

All These Beautiful Strangers – Elizabeth Klehfoth – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer – โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸย 

I managed to read 9 books this month. Success!ย 

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November Book Wrap Up

This November was the best month in the year. I read 10 books guys! Yes – 10!

It was also my birthday on the 18th, and I got some amazing books! Check out my Birthday Book Wrap up.

I have also managed to clear a lot of books from my TBR, with the Down The TBR Hole Tag. Below are all four posts I did this month:

๐ŸŒŸ ย TBR Hole #4ย  ๐ŸŒŸย  TBR Hole #5ย  ๐ŸŒŸ ย TBR Hole #6ย  ๐ŸŒŸ ย ย TBR Hole #7ย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Books I read:

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The Rumour by Lesley Karaโ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย ย ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreads
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My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Carrie by Stephen King – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1) by K.S. Marsden – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Hippie by Paulo Coelho – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Some Sunny Day by Madge Lambert – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield – โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Day of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

I will soon share my December TBR with you guys, and also my plans for my 2019 TBR. If you have any recommendations of books you think I MUST read in 2019, please let me know! I would be happy to do some buddy reads!

If you have made a post with your November Book Wrap Up – share your link below! I would love to see what you have all been reading!

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