Hello again my fellow bookworms! I doubt anyone would remember at this point, but at the very beginning of the year (when I first started this blog), I posted the first half of my long list of 2017 book releases that I’m looking forward to. Well, I’m a bit late posting this, but today I’m bringing you a list of all the books releasing in the second half of 2017 that I’m excited for!
Which, if you think about it, means that I should be celebrating my 6th month blogiversary! I’m so proud of how far my little blog has already come, I haven’t always been able to post as frequently as I would like to, but I truly appreciate everyone that has taken time out of their day to read my silly posts and talk to me about books. I’ve already made some great friends, and that alone is something to be thankful for!
Anyways, on to the books! Clicking on a book’s title will take you to its Goodreads page.
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Hello my bookworm friends! Today I’m doing an unboxing of the January Owlcrate! I’m assuming everyone that purchased a box has seen it already (since Owlcrate has already sent out their February box), so I don’t think spoilers are an issue. But if you’re by chance still waiting for a January box, then I don’t recommend reading this post! 😅
Last month’s theme was “Classic Remix,” so it was all about modern reinventions of classic literature. Before purchasing it, I already had a good idea of what the book was, and I was definitely thrilled to see it included in this box! In addition to a beautiful hardcover book, there were all sorts of gorgeous items that I was really satisfied with.
Disclaimer: I’m not a rep for Owlcrate or a reviewer, so all my thoughts are those of an average consumer.
Here we go!
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Author: Stephanie Garber
Series: Caraval duology #1
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy
Format: physical ARC; won in a giveaway
Published: January 31st, 2017 by Flatiron Books
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 + 1/2
Synopsis: Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems. Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Trigger Warnings for this book: domestic violence/abuse, sexual assault, suicide.
Wow. I’m not even sure where to start with this review. I finished Caraval a few days ago, and I’m still trying to process all of the crazy, insane things that happen in this book. But, since the book releases today, I figured I would do my best in writing a coherent review!
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Hello bookworms! I’m about a week late in creating this post, thanks to school, but I really wanted to start off my year of blogging by mentioning some of the 2017 book releases that I’m looking forward to! A few of the books have already been released, but I since I haven’t actually read most of them yet, I’m gonna include them anyways.
After compiling a list of all the books on my to-buy list for the year, I realized that there were kiiiind of a lot. Like, “30-more-books-than-I-was-expecting” a lot. So I’ve decided to make this a two-part venture! This post (Part 1), is all the book releases in the first half of 2017 (January – June) that I’m excited for! Part 2 of the list (book releases from July-December) will be posted later in the year
if I haven’t become totally broke and homeless yet. Also as the year goes on, more book releases for the fall/winter season will be announced, so I’m sure my list wouldn’t be fully complete if I posted it all now.
Without further ado, here is The List (or half of it, at least):
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