2017 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!!

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1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2015?
This was really hard to answer because even though I haven’t read a ton of books so far, the ones I have read have been soooooo good. But ultimately Heartless by Marissa Meyer blew me away at the beginning of the year and continues to do so everytime I think about it!!
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2015?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas OH MY GOD WHAT A BOOK!! I’m sad to see these characters go but that fanale had me going through every stage of grief after I read it and I loved it.
3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
Caraval by Stephanie Garber is one I’ve had basically since it’s release but I just haven’t gotten around to yet. Booktube-a-thon is coming up though so who knows.

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Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Non-Spoiler Review)

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Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Non Spoiler Review)

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Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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My Favorite Books of 2016

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2016 is finally over and so brings the end to another year of reading. I will admit that this year was definitely not the best year I’ve had reading but I did read a few books that were absolutely amazing. I read a total of 30 books which met my reading goal of 30 books (how convenient) but hopefully I can get that goal back to 50 in 2017. I didn’t get to a lot of the books I was anticipating this year because of school and such but those will of course be some of the first ones I read in the upcoming year.  You can check out my Goodreads Reading challenge here if you want to see all the books I read this year. So without further ado, here are my favorite books of 2016.

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

DO NOT READ THE SUMMARY OF EMPIRE OF STORMS BY SARAH J. MAAS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES. NO ONE LIKES SPOILERS.

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The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

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Harry Christmas To You 2016

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 Hello everyone and welcome to my little Harry Christmas To You shout out-ish. This year will be my third year participating in this lovely event created by the even lovelier Maureen Keavy  over on YouTube. This post is basically a little information about Harry Christmas To You just because I love it and I want to spread the word. Enjoy! And I hope to see you around the Wizarding World next month.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review (Spoiler Free + Spoilers)

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Hello Potterheads! It is currently 12:14 am on November 18th as I am writing this and I just got home from seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them about half an hour ago. I have many many MANY thoughts about this movie and since this is my first movie review, I will be doing it the same way as I do my book reviews. There will be a spoiler free section first, followed by a clearly marked spoilery section after that. I will be writing this over the next day or since I will need sleep at some point, hopefully my thoughts will clear up and I wont be such a blubbering mess by the end of this review.

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