Treat Yo Shelf: August 2018 Recap

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August 2018: Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I highlight the books I read in the last month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received this month.

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I received this book via a bookishwish on Twitter from Stephanie

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August’s Unicorn Crate

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Wonderland Booktique

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I am a Rep for Wonderland Booktique. You can find all their information in my Friday Raves post HERE!

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How did you treat your shelves in August?

If It’s Not A Rant, It’s A Rave: Mood Board of The Wicked King by Holly Black

26032887Title: The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Synopsis:

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.


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Remember how floored I was after reading The Cruel Prince. Well, I’m not going to hold anything back, but you guys, The Wicked King is just as enticing and brutal as the first book. Jude is still badass and fighting tooth and nail to survive in the Faerie folk world; Cardan is slouched on the throne in a state of boredom and drunken bliss; and every character that we encounter throughout the story is just as biting and cutthroat as the other.

And instead of going into a full review of The Wicking King where I talk about how my heart cannot take much more of these twists, turns, and acts of betrayal inked by Holly Black’s storytelling, I decided to dabble in creating an mood board, which I hope gets you more excited for this sequel. Because honestly, right now, I cannot fathom to express my thoughts on the angst and treachery ingrained in this book into words. I just CANNOT! *sobs uncontrollably* . . . I need The Queen of Nothing now. 

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My Rating of The Wicked King:star rating

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Note:   I was not provided a copy of this book by the author or the publisher in exchange for a review. I received an early copy of this book from a friend, and I reviewed the book at my own discretion.  All statements and opinions in this review are mine. Please note that not all pictures/photos used in the mood board are mine, but were found on stock photo sites and Pinterest. 

Treat Yo Shelf: July 2018 Recap

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July 2018: Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I highlight the books I read in the last month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received this month.

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I signed up for Miss Print’s ARC Adoption program and received Bring Me Their Hearts. I meant to read it in July, but I went through a huge reading slump. Hoping to get to it in August. Thank you for the book, Emma. 

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A huge thank you to First Second for this ARC of Check, Please! and all these wonderful goodies.

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July’s Book of the Month

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BOOK EVENT: KERRY WINFREY

I met the sweet and talented Kerry Winfrey at Joseph Beth Booksellers. Look at that lip cookie she made for her event; it was so good. 

Uprooted and The Night Circus prints from Noverantale

New Candles from Canterbury Road Co. 
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How did you treat your shelves in July?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Formerly hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


This week’s topic is…

Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

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Treat Yo Shelf: June 2018 Recap

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June 2018: Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I highlight the books I read in the last month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received this month.

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Thank you to Fierce Reads/Macmillan for these ARCs to review.

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I received Grim Lovlies from Margie for a “books for trade.” I cannot wait to read it.

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I have the greatest book friends. Emma at Miss Print sent me a copy of The Wicked King and she completely made my year.

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Emma also sent me this cute ARC and the pocket mirror for The Wicked King. GAH! She is the best!

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June’s Uppercase Box

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BOOK EVENT

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I got to meet Stephanie Garber again, and this time I got Legendary signed.

PRE-ORDER GOODIES

I won an ARC of Stay Sweet on Instagram, but since I pre-ordered the book too, I received this cute t-shirt, enamel pin, and a book plate signed by the author.

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How did you treat your shelves in June?