Until my school term concludes in exactly one week, I have made the executive decision that I am simply to busy with final papers to produce any quality book reviews.
I am, however, still regularly posting to my Bookstagram account @onepageatatimebooks. You can find a sneak peak of some of my most recent photos below!
The Bookstagram Community (which is essentially just a collective of book lovers on Instagram who share their love of books through photos) is a great way to find new books, rediscover old books and connect with like-minded book lovers – so be sure to check it out!
It’s that time of month again (a.k.a. the start of the month) which means another book list, and another pile of books to add to my never ending TBR pile! I’m slowly falling behind on my TBR’s as school consumes more and more of my life (if I’m being honest, I’m spending most of my time reading textbooks nowadays!), but reading, writing and photo taking remain fun hobbies of mine. Basically, writing this is my break from the daily grind!
If you missed my October Reads, be sure to check out my Instagram page (@onepageatatimebooks) or visit my Book Reviews page to see a summary of my most recent posts!
This month, the following books are on my TBR:
- The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby (released October 25th)
- The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (released November 1st)
- Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley (released November 22nd)
- Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosemund Hodge (released September 27th)
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (released October 18th)
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (released January 19th, 2016)
- The Reader by Traci Chee (released September 13th)
In addition, I’ve decided to add a little section to these monthly Reading Lists wherein I list my Top 3 Books from the previous month as recommendations! Please be sure to let me know what you think of these books! Links lead to my reviews of these books – please be aware not all reviews are spoiler free!
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
What’s on your November TBR?
I received Vassa in the Night as part of my September FairyLoot box (featured at the end of this blog post for anyone interested!). While this may not have been a book I would have purchased for myself (likely I would have borrowed it from the library as a light read this summer), I still found myself intrigued enough to pick it up shortly after receiving it. And to be quite frank, I was not overly impressed. I walked into Vassa in the Night blind, and walked out disappointed in the experience, and still slightly confused.
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now-but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters-and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….
Continue reading “MINI MONDAY: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter”
It’s once again that time of month (being the first of a new month, of course), so it’s time for another booklist! I did pretty well on my September booklist (surprisingly), although my blog posting has dropped off (sadly), as work, school and tutoring slowly consume my life.
Throughout October I’m hoping to stick to a posting schedule of “Mini Monday” posts (these posts will have minimum to no spoilers, and be about 500 words long) and Thursday posts, which will be about 1200-1500 words, and have a spoiler free section to start off, but a more in depth, spoiler-loaded section at the end for those who have read the book and are looking for discussion!
And as always, you can keep up to date with my latest and upcoming blog posts by following me on Instagram (@onepageatatimebooks)
Now, onto my To Be Read List for October (personally, I’ve read a couple of these, so I would highly recommend them! *Indicates books I have not read yet.):
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess *
- Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter (I just received this one in my FairyLoot box and I am very excited!)*
- Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (it is Halloween season after all!)*
- The Swan Riders by Erin Bow*
- Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson*
- Gemina by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (releases October 18th)
With school quickly approaching (sigh), I’ve been reeling in quite the impressive book haul to build my TBR stack before I head back to university and no longer have access to a car to go to the bookstore on a regular basis. Plus, school and work take up a LOT of time, so time to go peruse the bookstore is going to become a rarity.
Despite this, I am really excited for September, because the upcoming book releases are FANTASTIC! The wait is finally over for another Throne of Glass book, Jay Kristoff and Sabaa Tahir’s much anticipated books have finally hit shelves, and the later half of the month is simply littered with exciting book releases!
Books currently on my TBR for September include:
In addition, some books I am really looking forward to will be releasing in late September. I’m hoping I have the time to read them, but chances are they’ll be making a reappearance on my October TBR:
What’s on your Back to School Reading List?
(Please note that this review may contain some minor spoilers for those who have not read the book yet – it’s simply too difficult to discuss the characters without divulging some minor details)
I loved this book. I didn’t know what to expect going into it, and yet somehow it met all my expectations, and more. Honestly, Bardugo has produced something incredible here, and I’m still so excited about it. The plot was complex, the story and characters rich with detail and intrigue, and plenty of action littered the pages.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction-if they don’t kill each other first.
Continue reading “Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo”