Another subscription box this week! The theme for this month's YA Chronicles was Electric Stories, and if I'm being honest, the only reason I got the box was because one of the items would be ACOTAR related - but I'm really happy with the whole box and I'm excited for the book!
The YA Chronicles is a monthly subscription box that sends you a new release, Australian paperback edition of a YA book, with some bookish swag, as well as other little goodies that go with the theme of the box.
This week I received my August Owlcrate box and it's honestly felt forever since I've bought a box! The theme was 'Something Wicked This Way Comes...' which was one of the reasons why I got the box, plus some of the hints had be making sure I was getting a box. While I hadn't heard of this month's book, it's one that sounds super intriguing and the items are super fun!
For those who don't know, Owlcrate is a monthly subscription box that sends you a new release US hardcover edition of a book, plus some bookish swag and other goodies that relate to the theme of the box. Past themes have included fantasy, diversity, mystery and friendship, just to name a few.
Author: Jennifer Honeybourn
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Released: 18 July 2016
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.
So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.
But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.
I was kindly sent a copy of this book for review from Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Author: Lauren Kate
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Corgi Books
Released: 8 December 2009
Series: Fallen #1
SOME ANGELS ARE DESTINED TO FALL.
Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . .
The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on.
Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her?
Author: Eileen Power
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book on women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into her popular lectures on medieval women. These lectures were brought together and edited by M.M. Postan. They reveal the world in which women lived, were educated, worked and worshiped. Power gives a vivid account of the worlds of the lady, the peasant, the townswoman and the nun. The result is a historical yet intimate picture of a period gone by yet with resonances for today. An intimate portrait of the writer and social historian, by Maxine Berg, is also included.
Author: Connor Franta
Released: 18 April 2017
Publisher: Keywords Press
In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube—and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers.
Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he’s rarely shown on or off camera. In this diary-like look at his life since A Work In Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment—with others and himself.
Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry, and original photography, Note to Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.
I thought I'd give you all a little writing update, since I don't really talk about the things that I'm working on, only on Twitter, and even then, it's not much of an update. And since writing has been on the brain a lot recently, it only seemed natural to let you guys know what I'm doing!
I'm currently working on three different writing projects, with one nearing completion, and the other two still in the process of completing a first draft.
Can you believe we are officially halfway through 2017?! Like seriously, where on earth have the last six months gone?
Since we are halfway through the year, it was only natural to do the mid-year book freak out and look back at what I've read so far this year!
Books Read: 9
Pages Read: 3,216
2017 Releases: 3
New Authors: 4
Series Completed: 0
Average Rating: 4
Author: Jessica Roe
Genre: NA Contemporary
Released: 15 December 2014
Series: Fortunate #1
Blair Ackerman is a girl with crazy hair and a bad attitude. She's a girl who doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She's a girl with only a duffel bag and a car named Nancy to her name, and that's okay by her. She's tough because she has to be. Nobody gets inside her head, nobody gets inside her heart.
Silver is everything she's never wanted. He's a good guy, a smart guy, a guy who's never met a girl like her before. He's the kind of guy who loves history, who laughs at his own jokes, who kisses like a sinful dream. He's the kind of guy who might just break down her walls and get inside her heart and make her feel.
Too bad he's forbidden.
Because when Blair's mom dies and she's sent to live with the father she's never met and a family that doesn't want her, Blair and Silver cross paths in ways they never could have imagined, and they discover that even though they know they should, they can't quite bring themselves to stay apart.
Opposites really do attract.
Hello Booklovers & Potterheads!
For the longest time now I've wanted to share with you all my Harry Potter collection, but just never gotten around to doing it. But I've finally organised my collection enough to show it to you!
Ever since I became a fan for the series, I've been collecting different types of merchandise, and have managed to collect quiet a lot over the past nine or so years. Some of it is official merchandise, some is fan-made, and some is el-cheapo replicas.
June marks 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released! To celebrate, Bloomsbury released EIGHT new editions of the book - Hogwarts house editions in paperback and hardback - and they are so beautiful!
Author: Anna Daniels
Released: 26 April 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Lucy Crighton has just moved in with some gregarious housemates called Brian and Denise… who are her parents. She's also the proud mother of Glenda, her beloved 10-year-old… kelpie. And she has absolutely no interest in the dashing son of her parents' new next-door neighbour… well, maybe just a little.
When you're the girl in between relationships, careers and cities, you sometimes have to face some uncomfortable truths… like your Mum's obsession with Cher, your father's unsolicited advice, and the fact there's probably more cash on the floor of your parents' car than in your own bank account.
Thank goodness Lucy's crazy but wonderful best friend, Rosie, is around to cushion reality, with wild nights at the local Whipcrack hotel, escapades in Japanese mud baths, and double dating under the Christmas lights in London.
But will Lucy work out what she really wants to do in life and who she wants to share it with?
Girl in Between is a warm, upbeat and often hilarious story about life at the crossroads. Featuring an endearing and irrepressible cast of characters, it will have you chuckling from start to finish.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Released: 2 May 2017
Series: A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3
Feyre will bring vengeance.
She had left the Night Court - and her High Lord - and is playing a deadly game of deceit. In the Spring Court, Tamlin is making deals with the invading king threatening to bring Prythians to its knees and Feyre is determined to uncover his plans. But to do so she must weave a web of lies, and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As mighty armies grapple for power, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords - and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
But while war rages, it is her heart that will face the greatest battle.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Released: 3 May 2016
Series: A Court Of Mist And Fury #2
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.