Book Tag | What’s on My Bookshelf

Passed by this tag on Beach Bookworm. I am not tagged but there’s a strong force that says “do it”. Here we are…

Rules:
1. Link back to the original creator, Naty @ Naty’s Bookshelf
2. Also link back to the person who tagged you!
3. Name one book for each category. Try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
4. Tag at least 5 people.

A Book You Got as a Gift

The Unexpected Everything

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, I really like. It was an unforgettable gift too, I personally got this book signed as well along with my earlier copies.

A Childhood Book

The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #2)

Gots me some Nancy Drew books, to this day I still get on some titles.

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A Blade So Black Blog Tour: L.L. McKinney Discusses Importance of Equality and Inclusion in Publishing Plus a Giveaway!

A Blade So BlackTitle: A Blade So Black

Author: L.L. McKinney

Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult / Retelling

Publisher: Imprint

Release Date: September 25th, 2018

Synopsis:

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

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Book Tag | Unforgettable Bookish Memories

I spotted this intriguing tag at Aurora Librialis‘. And yes, go stop by there too. Check that blog out!

NO. 1: THE FIRST BOOK YOU EVER READ (OR WAS READ TO YOU)

I was a late bloomer when it comes to reading. I even thought of not overcoming it. I even cried about it. My mom bought lots of book for me to read. That kind of books where words are like one or two syllables in it, you know for starters.

This was my first book. The first I’ve ever read. And I kept it. May it hard to believe, it is still with me. And it is called See Oh, See.

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NO. 2: THE FIRST BOOK YOU EVER BOUGHT WITH YOUR OWN MONEY

Nancy Drew: Secret of the Wooden Lady. Y’all, I still remember saving up my money for this and followed by the other volume of this edition.

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Blog Tour | What the Woods Keep – Katya de Beccera: Review, Favorite Quotes, and Giveaway!

What the Woods KeepTitle: What the Woods Keep

Author: Katya de Beccera

Genre: Young Adult,  Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Imprint McMillan

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Synopsis:

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality itself. Continue reading “Blog Tour | What the Woods Keep – Katya de Beccera: Review, Favorite Quotes, and Giveaway!”

Blog Tour | Eight Goodbyes – Christine Brae: Review & Giveaway

Eight Goodbyes

Title: Eight Goodbyes

Author: Christine Brae

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Vesuvian

Release Date: September 5th, 2018

Description:

“One universe, nine planets, 204 countries, 809 islands and 7 seas. And I had the privilege of meeting you.” – Unknown

When Tessa Talman meets Simon Fremont for the first time, not only is she attracted to him, she’s intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded—while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world, while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe.

Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.

Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined.

To move forward, she must let go of the past, and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Eight Goodbyes – Christine Brae: Review & Giveaway”

Signs You’re Not Over a Book & Possible Remedies to Get Over It

Have you ever read a book so amazing? It started to slowly slip into your life and it now feels like it ruined you? Of course, you do, you’re here, right? Okay, maybe not.

After reading a great book we often fall into the pattern of denial. Brushing it off, immediately diving into a new book. Read, when all you ever think was the last one you finished and put it down. Oh, there I saw it in your eyes, you do right? So, you picked up a book and it was freaking glorious like it was written specifically for you. You feel loved. But you’re getting stuck…

I have listed down here some signs to look out for that you’re not truly over it and some possible cures to that reading hangover.

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Blog Tour | Reign of Mist – Helen Scheuerer: Review & Giveaway

Reign of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #2)Title: Reign of Mist

Author:  Helen Scheuerer

Publisher: Talem Press

Publication date:  13th, September 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Description:

The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.

On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.

But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.

Intriguing and action-packed, Reign of Mist is the second installment in Helen Scheuerer’s epic YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles

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7 Book Series I Need to Finish Before the Year Ends!

We all have that book pile to conquer, and I really am getting desperate in conquering mine so here are the books in my TBR that was kept on being bumped down; I now gave myself an ultimatum of getting through them before the year ends. The majority are from a series that I read the first book and enjoyed but never really got on with the sequel. Here are my books to conquer!

1. Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

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I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer years ago and easily fell in love with the eerie tone of the novel but most importantly Noah Shaw… This was back in, what 2015? I kept saying I will be reading this next. It‘s 2018, I really want to finish it so I can clear it from The List.

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August Wrap-Up & Birthday Haul + Granted Bookish Wishes

I think this is the best birthday yet! Despite aforementioned mom traveling, her not around for my birthday and my dad for that matter he’s gone back schooling… Anyways, I have been bonding with my two sets of grandparents (both of my parents, parents.) were there with me and my brother for two weeks. It was back to memory lane, for them I wasn’t even born yet. They told me stories about them around my age even younger and told me about my parents being babies too. It sure feels weird. Continue reading “August Wrap-Up & Birthday Haul + Granted Bookish Wishes”

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