BookTube-a-Thon 2017 Wrap Up

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Another year of BookTube-a-Thon passed and so many good books read! I read a total of six books this past week and I loved absolutely all of them. The only challenge I didn’t complete was reading seven books, I was close but just started running out of time. Although I didn’t read a lot of the books in my TBR post, I did get through a couple. I mean come on, when do I ever stick to my TBR?? Without further ado, these are the books I read during BookTube-a-Thon 2017!!

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Non-Spoiler Review)

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Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Non-Spoiler Review)

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One of Us Is Lying
 is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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Warrior Witch by Daniel L. Jensen (The Malediction Trilogy #3)

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Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone.

But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.

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Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)
Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

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Hidden Huntress by Daniel L. Jensen (The Malediction Trilogy #2)

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Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

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Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) Review

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BookTube-a-Thon 2017 TBR

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One of the most highly anticipated bookish events of the year is upon us once again and this will be my third year participating! If you don’t know what BookTube-a-Thon is, it’s a week long read-a-thon hosted by Ariel Bissett (a fantastic youtuber) that is full of challenges, reading sprints, and of course contests! To see what it’s all about visit the website or YouTube page. This year, it will be held from July 24th – 31st and the challenges and hosts have already been announced so definitely check that out over on the YouTube!!

There are seven reading challenges for this upcoming read-a-thon, and although this TBR is crazy and will doubtfully get finished, I hope to read most if not all of the books I have listed. Without further ado, here is my BookTube-a-Thon 2017 TBR!

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Stolen Songbird by Daniel L. Jensen (The Malediction Trilogy #1)

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For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the mountain. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she realises that the trolls are relying on her to break the curse.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind: escape. But the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time…

But the more time she spends with the trolls, the more she understands their plight. There is a rebellion brewing. And she just might be the one the trolls were looking for…

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