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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? ~ July Wrap Up


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! Like I said last month, I’ll primarily be using this type of post for a Monthly Book/Review Wrap Up. Not sure if I’ll make this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, like I’ve said I would. But ya never know.

Sooo, like I said, I’m going to share the books I’ve read in the past month/two weeks, or whenever. As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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~Read/Reviewed~

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~To Read Read~

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    • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  | Goodreads
    • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Goodreads
    • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare |Goodreads
    • Intended Bondmates by D. Lieber | Goodreads
    • The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth | Goodreads

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~Currently Reading~

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    • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken | Goodreads
    • The Gigolo by Rocky Wyatt | Goodreads

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} Heartless by Marissa Meyer


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Paperback, 480 pages

Published May 1st 2018 by Square Fish (first published November 8th 2016)

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~Rating: 4.5/5 stars~

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland–the infamous Queen of Hearts–she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. 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 an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

~Review~

I loved this one so much. Omg. Marissa Meyer has become one of my favourite authors and after reading this one, oh my! I’m excited to read more of her books.

I have to admit, I have never read Alice in Wonderland in its entirety. I’ve watched the movies, of course. The beginning of this book surprised me with its frothiness. There is a lot of baking in this book, and the beginning was the equivalent of a strawberry cream puff, it was so lighthearted that the gradual darkening and the development of Catherine almost sneaks up on you.

“She stared at the girl in the mirror, the one who looked as though she had never known a smile. Even as she had the thought, her reflection’s lips curled upward, revealing a delirious grin beneath her sullen eyes.”

Heartless is a well-done and well-written retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

Catherine was on many levels, one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever read about. All she wants is to open up a bakery with her best friend Mary Anne. Baking pastries and delicacies is where her heart belongs. However, her parents want her to seize such silly dreams and focus on other acts for young women such as herself. That includes marrying the King of Hearts. Even though that is not what she wants, Catherine wants her parents disappointment even less. Catherine’s parents are infuriating people. Not once do they stop to ask her if she is happy. Not once do they stop and consider that this might not be what she wants. Her mother, is biggest nightmare of them all. Refusing to speak of anything other than her future wedding and queenly status, she hurts Catherine with her words. She often chastised her for eating too much or even considering having another bite.

“Her husband? Her one and only? Her partner through life’s trials and joys?
She would be queen, and queens … queens did not open bakeries with their best friends. Queens did not gossip with half-invisible cats. Queens did not have dreams of yellow-eyed boys and wake up with lemon trees over their beds.”

I loved Heartless! I liked that it was a retelling of the Queen of Hearts and not about Alice. What made me love this more was that Marissa included so many characters and aspects of the original retelling.

I highly recommend it!

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Marissa Meyer

~Author Bio~

Marissa Meyer lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and three cats. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, color-coordinating her bookshelf…), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a kid, something she doesn’t intend  to grow out of. She may or may not be a cyborg. Cinder, her first novel debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers list

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Happy Reading!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? ~ June Wrap Up


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! Like I said last month, I’ll primarily be using this type of post for a Monthly Book/Review Wrap Up. Not sure if I’ll make this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, like I’ve said I would. But ya never know.

Sooo, like I said, I’m going to share the books I’ve read in the past month/two weeks, or whenever. As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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~Read/Reviewed Recently~

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~To Read Read~

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~Currently Reading~

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The last month-ish I’ve honestly been sooo freaking busy, I haven’t read at all.  😦 

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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Teaser Tuesday (#64)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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#1:

“These things do not happen in dreams, dear girl,’ he said, vanishing up to his neck. ‘They happen only in nightmares.’
His head spiraled and he was gone.”

#2:

“Mind my words, Cheshire, I will have you banished from this kingdom if you tempt me.”
“An empty threat from an empty girl.”
She rounded on him, teeth flashing. “I am not empty. I am full to the brim with murder and revenge. I am overflowing and I do not think you wish for me to overflow on to you.”
“There was a time” – Cheshire yawned – “when you overflowed with whimsy and icing sugar. I liked that Catherine better.”

#3:

“This was why she enjoyed baking. A good dessert could make her feel like she’d created joy at the tips of her fingers. Suddenly, the people around the table were no longer strangers. They were friends and confidantes, and she was sharing with them her magic.”

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In My Mailbox (#39)


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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. The purpose of this meme is to share books purchased/received with readers. These can be ARCs, books purchased, books requested for review by authors and publishers, eBooks, free reads stumbled upon and audiobooks. Posted randomly and sometimes twice a week.

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~Recent Purchases~

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~ARCs Received~

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I’m excited to read them all!

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I often post pictures of the books I purchase/ARC received/am currently reading on my bookstagram ~ Instagram! Be sure to follow to see what books I get!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? ~ April/May Wrap Up


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! I didn’t post last month, so this is kinda a combination of what I’ve read/reviewed in April/May. I haven’t been posting as much, I’ve taken somewhat of a Hiatus. But I should be posting more often! But we’ll see!

Sooo, like I said, I’m going to share the books I’ve read in the past month/two weeks, or whenever. As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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~Read/Reviewed Recently~

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~To Read Read~

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    • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  | Goodreads
    • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Goodreads
    • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare |Goodreads

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~Currently Reading~

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The last month-ish I’ve honestly been sooo freaking busy, I haven’t read at all.  😦 

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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