BOOK HAUL & WRAP-UP: October 2017

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

I’m back with a new blog. I’ve been missing in action because we had troubles with our connection but now it’s okay and I can do some catching up now! This time, I’ll be sharing to you the books I was able to read in the month of October as well as the books I bought or was given to me.

Let’s start of with the books I was able to acquire last month. As a bibliophile with responsibilities, we wish to have books all the time. For me, books are my comfy blanket. I find the greatest comfort in reading books and shopping for books, even just by strolling around the book store and not buying anything. I went to the book store a couple of times last month. From one of the trips, I was able to buy two books for a cheap price.

I got the ninth book of The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison, Bratfest at Tiffany’s. I got it for a cheaper price than buying it somewhere else. I bought it for only Php115 or less than $3 USD from a bargain bookstore at the mall. I’ve been trying to collect and read the entire series and I am glad our bargain bookstore has copies of these books at cheaper prices. So, now I am in search for the rest of the series and it’s companion summer collection series. (Although, I’m a bit too old for these kinds of books but I’m a child at heart, so you can’t prevent me from not reading them! Ha.)

With that book I was also able to get a book with a Christmas theme. Since Christmas is fast approaching, I want to read a book set in the holidays because that would just be perfect for the season. The book is compilation of two novellas written by Colleen Coble. The first novella is Silent Night then the other one is Holy Night. With just the title, I know I would definitely enjoy it in our Christmas break next month.

And on that same very day I bough those books, I received two mails from Book Depository (You might have seen the unboxing blog already). Each package has a book in it and it’s the books I’ve been dying to receive ever since I chose it as my giveaway prize. And those books are A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, both by Sarah J. Maas. I am so in love with these books. Receiving them makes me want to reread them! I do plan to reread it next year or soon as my copy of ACOWAR would arrive.

Days later, I got my very first Sarah Dessen book. I heard a lot of great things about this author and her books, so you can’t imagine how excited I was to own one of her books. This was the Book of the Month of Empire Crates June box. I have this book for months but haven’t decided to actually call it as my own. So the book is Once and For All. I like the premise of this book and I really wish to read it soon, but my increasing TBR Pile doesn’t allow me to do so, for now.

So those are the books I acquired, now for the books I was able to read over the month of October.

First up is The Raven God by Alane Adams. I’m such an awful reviewer that it took me awhile before I was able to read this book fully. But at the end of the day, I loved it and kinds miss the adventures of Sam and his friends.

The next book I was able to read is Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. It’s clear that I’m still in a CoHo marathon over the whole year and I regret nothing because her books are so amazing. I loved the first book but had a few issues but this book is amazing. You can clearly see that raising your siblings and balancing school are not an easy job for someone who just went through the death of both parents in a span of two years. I won’t be able to handle that if I was in her/their shoes. I cannot wait to read the last book soon.

I also was able to read Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon. She was kind enough to give me an Amazon Gift Card to purchase her book and review it for her. I was so glad I accepted it because the book was amazing. I didn’t know that I enjoy reading mystery books before. I was never a kind of person who reads mystery or what, but this book makes me want to read more mystery now. (If you have suggestions, feel free to comment below or hit me on my Instagram account, @wandersbetweenpages).

I have rewatched the two Descendants movie for the 5th time last month and cannot help but fall in love with all the characters over and over again. And I just remembered that the movie was based from a book written by a Filipino author! So I decided to read the first two books, Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost, of the series (or is it a trilogy?). With that, I fell much more in love with the characters as I read the book and as I watch again the movies.

Ratings:

  • The Raven God – ★★★★★
  • Point of Retreat – ★★★★★
  • Nowhere to Run – ★★★★★
  • Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★
  • Return to the Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★

All in all, last month was a productive month, I am close to achieving my GoodReads Reading Challenge goal and I plan to surpass it.

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Thank you for reading and have a great day! Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know your achievements last month.rose

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WRAP-UP AND BOOK HAUL: September 2017

nd of the month once again.  This calls for another monthly wrap-up and book haul. This month was a hectic month for me, especially towards the end of the month because of all the course deadlines. However, that is something we will talk about in another blog post.

It is the end of the month once again. This calls for another monthly wrap-up and book haul. This month was a hectic month for me, especially towards the end of the month because of all the course deadlines. However, that is something we will talk about in another blog post.

With a hectic month, I’ve only read four books. Two of which are electronic books and the other two are physical copies send to me by the author just a few months ago. I have written reviews for the books but since it’s taking me forever to write them and post them, I’ll say a few things of each book.

First up is SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover. Yet again, I’m making myself suffer by reading another heart breaking book by the very awesome CoHo. This book is not that heart breaking just like the rest. I also love how amazing this book is written. I also love that they included poetry in the book. I’m not a huge fan of poetry but reading this makes me want to finish it that fast.

Second is THE RED SUN and KALIFUS RISING both by Alane Adams. These books are just amazing. I love the fact that I get to read a book that has Norse mythology. I have a review of The Red Sun up so read my thoughts now. I highly recommend this series to the fans of mythology.

And the last book I’ve read is Geekerella by Ashley Poston which was such an easy read. I’m glad I read this because it makes me swoon over the fact that Star Wars The Last Jedi will be out in a few months. This book makes me remember the days when I used to write fan fiction for my favorite artists. This book makes me want to continue with the book I’ve written but change it up a bit.

  • Slammed – ★★★★★
  • The Red Sun – ★★★★
  • Kalifus Rising – ★★★★★
  • Geekerella – ★★★★

Now, it’s time for me to share to you the books I got this month. I was able to receive a book and bought one book this month, making it two books for the month of September.

This month I received a box filled with goodies from JKS Communication, a publishing company. I have yet to post my unboxing of the box soon. The box contains an ARC of THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night. The book has an amazing premise and I can’t wait to read it. This book was released last July but I only got my package this month, which kinda sucks to be honest.

Anyway, the second book, which I bought today, is GIRL ONLINE by Zoe Sugg or famously known as Zoella. I found this book in a thrift bookstore. I was so happy when I saw this book just standing with the rest of the books. I didn’t hesitate in buying the book because it was less than 2 dollars, guys! Plus it’s hardback, so STEAL! I also didn’t hesitate because I’ve been planning to treat myself with a book because I’ve worked my brain off with school. So I was gifting myself with a book. So Yehey for that!

That’s about it guys, I hope you enjoyed that little wrap up and book haul. Share to me what you’ve read and bought this month. I want to know about it. Also if you’ve read the same books as I did, lemme know also because I want to have someone to talk about it!

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

BOOK MAIL: Boy Band

Hello bibliophiles!!!

Last month, I got a very last minute package from an author that I’ve been dying to receive. Being a huge fan of a world wide boy band, I just have to review this book and read it for myself.

I was glad that I didn’t have to go to the post office to get this specific package. I was also glad that I didn’t pay for the storage tax. That was a relief and totally a save of my money!

I post an unboxing of this package on my Bookstagram stories. Some of my followers have seen it already.

Before I show you the books, lemme say a few things to the author. Thank you so much for sending a copy or copies of your book my way. You know how much I wanted to review these books. And I am glad that finally I got get to them and savor my love for boy bands! Thank you so much!

Without further adieu, here are books:

  • Boy Band
  • Backstage
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Boy Band and Backstage by Jacqueline E. Smith. They look so pretty together!

These book are so gorgeous and I love that Backstage is dedicated to a member of my favorite boy band in the world, One Direction. As much as they no longer function as one band, I still love them nonetheless.

Here is a synopsis of Boy Band to spite your curiosity with these books.

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.

Now, with the release of the group’s third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to cope with the ridiculous rumors that follow the band everywhere they go and pretending that she isn’t harboring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam.

It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.


You can grab a copy of these books through:

Boy Band

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Backstage

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository


About the Author:

Jacqueline Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Performance in 2010. Two years later, she earned her Master’s Degree in Humanities. Along with writing and publishing, Jacqueline loves photography, traveling, and nature.

For more information, please visit one of the following websites (or all of them!):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CemeteryTour…
Blog: http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/
Pinterest: pinterest.com/windtrailpub/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-E.-S…
Tumblr: http://jacquelinesmithauthor.tumblr.com

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A huge thank you once again to Jacqueline! I really can not wait to read these books soon! You should grab a copy too!

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BOOK HAUL AND WRAP-UP: August 2017

Hello Bibliophiles!

It’s the end of the month once again and it’s time for me to share to you the books I got over the past month and also the books I got to read and loved.


BOOK HAUL

Just yesterday, I received a book mail from the author, Jacqueline E. Smith. I’ve been waiting for these babies to arrive for a month now, and I’m so glad it’s here! (I’ll do a proper book mail blog post of these books soon.)

  • BOY BAND by Jacqueline E. SmithIMG_20170830_182930_751
  • BACKSTAGE by Jacqueline E. Smith

Here is a synopsis of Boy Band:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.

Now, with the release of the group’s third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to cope with the ridiculous rumors that follow the band everywhere they go and pretending that she isn’t harboring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam.

It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.

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Get a copy here:


BOOK WRAP-UP

This month I was able to read around  five books, which I could say is a very big achievement for me.

I got reviews up on both my blog and goodreads now, check it out to know my full thoughts of the books.


That’s about it! I’ll have my TBR up soon!

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HAUL & WRAP-UP: July 2017

It’s the time of the month again!

Hello bibliophiles!!!

It’s the time of the month again!

BOOK HAUL

First, I’ll be sharing to you the books I got or received for the month of July. Compared to last month, I only got one book this month.

I went to Book Sale, a bargain bookstore in my country, just two weeks ago. I came across Shadowland in the pile and decided to get it because, why not?

It was for less than 3 USD and it is a hardcover copy! And it looks so new!!

WRAP UP

This month I was able to read 5 books. Most of it on ebook because I was so into reading at night than day because of school.

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Dream Me by Kathryn Berla – ★★★★★
  • Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★

I have some reviews of some of the books up right now. Check them out by clicking the titles.

And you would notice that I was in a Colleen Hoover kind of month. I was just so into her books that I wasn’t able to read other books than CoHo’s books.

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That ends my haul and wrap up for the month of July. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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BOOK HAUL: June 2017

Hello bibliophiles!

This month is probably the biggest book haul I ever had!

I have 8 books in this book haul. Let’s start with the books send to me by the authors in exchang for an honest review.

  1. Under Ground by Alice Rachel
  2. Losing Ground by Alice Rachel
  3. Terrence Short Story by Alice Rachel
  4. Enchantment: Moonstone by Evelyne Contant
  5. The Raven God by Alane Adams
  6. Three Little Words by J.M. Robson

I am so thankful that I am given this opportunity to read their books and get to review them. I’n excited to read all books and I’m looking forward to a month filled with reading next month.

Now for the books I purchased myself, with my own money of course.

  1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  2. Dylan by Lisi Harrison

I for City of Lost Souls for a bargain price. It was originally at ₱649 or around 13 USD and it’s in Hardback. I got it for only ₱249 or 5 USD. Such a stea right? And I also got Dylan for a bargain price. From it’s original price of 9 USD, it was sold for ₱75 or around 2 USD. Definitely a money saver!

Now tell me the books you bought or received in the comments below. And let’s talk!

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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BOOK MAIL: Another Packages Filled with Goodies

Two additional packages arrive a few days later. Each package contains a book. But the other one contained so much more.

Let’s start with the package with just the book in it. 

I requested a review copy for author J.M. Robson regarding her book entitled Three Little Words.

I requested it at the end of May and it arrived two weeks later. That’s a first. Usually the packages would take months before it would arrive. But I guess the change of personnel in charge made things a little faster.

So about that book, this book is about something thrilling and creepy. And this probably would be the first book I’ll be reading that is horror. There’s always a first time for everything, right?

The next packages is from Ms. Alane Adams. She sent me her new release books The Raven God together with a lot of goodies! There are like 5 goodies in it. 

  • An art print
  • Notepad

  • Bookmarks

  • Book Club Journal

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  • 2 ball pens (one of which arrived broken!)

    Then of course the gorgeous book, The Raven God.

    Now that I have the third book, I can now binge read all three books!!! I’ll get to it next month, maybe.

    That’s it folks. That’s all the packages I received for now.

    Keep an eye open for more mails in the coming months!

    Thank you and have a great day. Please do check out those books when you have the time.

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