BookCase.Club June 2017 Review

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Juneโ€™s BookCase.Club box included three books! Read on for a list of the books and each of their synopses โค๏ธ And be sure to check out the BookCase.Club website and use my rep coupon code Bedtime15 for 15% off your purchase (on any theme!)! One thing I love about this particular book subscription service is the price ๐Ÿ™Œ Depending on the theme, you get 2-3 books each month for only $9.99 + shipping! SCORE!ย  Continue reading

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The Darkest Part of the Forest (Spoiler-Free)

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The Darkest Part of the Forest is my first Holly Black novel and I do believe I will be reading more of her books. Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts!ย  Continue reading

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The Rains (Spoiler-Free)

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I first heard about The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz earlier this month at BookCon while attending the YA/Adult Crossover Panel, for which Hurwitz was one of the speakers. Sci-Fi and Zombies arenโ€™t really my go-to book topics, but thatโ€™s not to say I donโ€™t enjoy them every once in a while; which is why, after hearing Hurwitz talk about his book, I decided to give it a go. And wow – what a ride!

The Rains put an interesting spin on the traditional and stereotypical zombie theme and I very quickly realized that it was way more sci-fi than I had anticipated – which was A-Okay! (Yes, yes, the synopsis makes it glaringly evident that sci-fi is a big component of the story, BUT – and this may come as a shocker, so brace yourselves – I donโ€™t actually always read the synopses of books before I read the books themselves. โ€œ*gasp!* whaaaat?!โ€ Thatโ€™s right, you heard read correctly. Sometimes, if Iโ€™ve heard a bit about a particular book and have liked what I heard and have therefore already made up my mind to read it, then Iโ€™ll just jump right in – synopsis be damned. And Iโ€™ll tell you why! โ€ฆ.Later. In a separate blog post.) Okay! Enough talk. Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts of The Rains, Book 1!ย  Continue reading

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Lord of Shadows (Spoiler-Free)

IMG_1309I finished Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (Book 2 in the Dark Artifices series) earlier today and it left me feeling exhausted. Emotionally exhausted, that is. Or maybe numb? Don’t worry – the emotions caught up to me soon enough. …Does that sound ominous? Because it was meant to. The question is: is it the good sort of ominous or the bad sort? Spoiler alert, it’s the good sort! Okay, that was the only LoS spoiler here. Read on for my spoiler-free review! (Note: while this is spoiler-free for LoS, there may be spoilers from Book 1, Lady Midnight, specifically in the Overview Section).ย  Continue reading

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BookCon 2017 Recap

IMG_1279As you may (or may not) know, my husband Ian and I went to BookCon last week. So! Without further ado – here’s our BookCon 2017 recap! This post includes an overview of our experience as well as some tips and suggestions in case you’d like to go to BookCon one day (and, of course, photos!). It’s a long post (and is by no means comprehensive as it only relates to what we’ve experienced), so if you’d like to skim through it, just look for the bold font throughout – those are the takeaways.ย  Continue reading

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (Spoiler-Free)

IMG_1266Here it is! Last, but most certainly not least, my spoiler-free review for the third and final book in the ACOTAR series, A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. (Note: This review, specifically the synopsis below, has spoilers from the previous two books, A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. If you haven’t read ACOTAR and ACOMAF yet, I recommend you turn back now and come back once you’ve read them ๐Ÿ‘)ย  Continue reading

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A Court of Mist and Fury (Spoiler-Free)

IMG_1265Alrighty! Spoiler-free review for A Court of Mist and Fury (Book 2) by Sarah J. Maas – let’s go! (Note: This review, specifically the synopsis below, might have spoilers from A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1; so if you haven’t read that yet, you might want to hold off on reading this review. But! It’ll be here waiting for you when your’e done with ACOTAR ๐Ÿ‘).ย  Continue reading

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (Spoiler-Free)

IMG_1264I read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas in April for the first time and LOVED it โค๏ธ Yes, I’m late to the party, but that’s okay! This series had been on my TBR list for forever and when I found out that the last book in the trilogy was being published in early May, I decided it would be the perfect time to finally binge the first two books. And, I gotta say, it worked out splendidly ๐Ÿ™Œ Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts!ย  Continue reading

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BookCase.Club May 2017 Review

IMG_1196I received three books in this month’s BookCase.Club box and I’m totally lovin’ these illustrative styles – not surprising considering this particular cadre of artists ๐Ÿ˜ โค๏ธ Check out the synopses below and be sure to use my rep coupon code Bedtime15 for 15% off your purchase!ย  Continue reading

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In a Dark, Dark Wood (Spoiler-Free)

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What do you do when you’re facing a three-hour flight and you’ve just finished a book? Start another one! ๐Ÿ˜† I bought In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware for said three-hour flight; it was very much an airport impulse buy, but I’m not complaining – especially because my husband and I read this together! The first and only (so far!). It was a fantastic reading experience! Every now and then we’d take short breaks to discuss and trade theories on characters and events ๐Ÿ˜

Read on for my spoiler-free thoughts! (On the book, not the reading experience ๐Ÿ˜…) ((Also, these are my opinions – not my husband’s. He can write his own review if he wants ๐Ÿ˜œ))ย  Continue reading

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