Treat Yo Shelf: December 2018 Recap

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December 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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This is a very cute and charming holiday story. I loved that the authors carry us through the wonders of New York City and a very famous bookstore as two strangers build a relationship based on dares, happenstances, and a notebook of clues.

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I just recently finished this book and I’m processing all my thoughts, so look forward to a full review soon.

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This is a reread of The Cruel Prince for Miss Print’s readalong, and you guys I love this book/series so much. The betrayal and the angst…GAH!

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I received When the Sky Fell on Splendor, one of my most anticipated 2019 books, from one of my favorite bloggers, Miss Print. Thank you so much, Emma. I wanted to read this book once I received it, but I’m going to wait for the new year before diving into it.

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I received a copy of Sherwood by Meagan Spooner through a books for trade on Twitter. I cannot wait to read it. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: I was selected to be a 3-month Rep for Uppercase Box. As more details roll in, I will keep you updated on an news, deals, and discount codes from Uppercase. I am blown away with all the support and congratulations from everyone. I have been an Uppercase subscriber since early 2015, and I cannot believe I get to rep for them. AHHH!

December’s Uppercase Box

December’s Owlcrate Box

Alchemy and Ink’s December’s Mini-Box

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I was selected to be a #YAWRC2019 Ambassador. I’m so excited to share all the love and raves of Young Adult books coming out in the winter of 2019. And a huge thank you to BookSparks for this opportunity. 

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Treat Yo Shelf: November 2018 Recap

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November 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 finished The Raven King, which completed my binge reading of the Raven Cycle series. And you guys, it was so good. I don’t know why I put it off for so long. I loved all the characters and their development throughout the books. And of course, the supernatural elements had me hooked. 

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When I found out there was going to be a novella for the Hidden Legacy series, I dropped everything and read it. I love Ilona Andrew’s writing and the paranormal worlds they create are so flippin’ fantastic. Of course, this novella was filled with mystery and swoony romance, but most of all, it provided me with the greatest news of all: THERE’S GOING TO BE A SPIN-OFF LINKED TO THE SERIES…AHHH!  

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So I didn’t read any of the comfort books that I planned to read in my November TBR. November is a hard month for me process for personal reasons, and I decided to delve into some happy romance books. Clipped was short, sweet, and entertaining.

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I took a hiatus from reviewing books during the month of November for personal reasons. However, I did read three books and gave them a short review, which you can read above.

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November’s Uppercase Box

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Treat Yo Shelf: October 2018 Recap

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October 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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This is my second time reading The Raven Boys, and I loved it even more this time around. I love the friendships that are created in this book. And ahhh…the magic, the history, the setting, and even the side characters are perfect. 

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This is my second time reading The Dream Thieves and once again this series keeps blowing me away. I enjoyed diving back into story and the lore. I wasn’t crazy about Ronan at first, but now he’s one of my favorite characters.

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I have finally read Blue Lily, Lily Blue (it’s taken me years), but WHOA! Maggie is such a an amazing and atmospheric writer. Her characters are so real and drive this these books with so much force. 

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I really enjoy Paranormal Romance books and this one did not disappoint. The characters are funny and strong-headed, and the romance is so swoony.

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Synopisis: 
I’ve been chased my whole life. As an illegal immigrant in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.

When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.

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Thank you to Delacorte for an early copy of The Waking Forest.

Synopsis:
The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more—until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.

The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

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copy of Anna and the Apocalypse to review.

Synopsis:
School’s out for the end of the world.

Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends.

Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation–but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain.

To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain…high school.

This novel is inspired by the musical feature film, Anna and the Apocalypse.

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White Stag by Kara Barbieri

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Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes

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Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

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October’s Uppercase Box

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October’s OwlCrate Box

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October’s ShelfLoveCrate

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October’s Whimsify

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October’s Fox and Wit Box

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Octobers’s Fairyloot

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Treat Yo Shelf: September 2018 Recap

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September 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 galley from Henry Holt publishing company in exchange for a review. Look out for my review before the end of the year (closer to publishing day).

I won this ARC from the author Lori Lee on Twitter. It sounds like the perfect fall read. 

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September’s Uppercase Box

September’s OwlCrate Box

September’s ShelfLoveCrate

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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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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. 

img_8062.jpgI received an early copy of Escaping from Houdini from Jimmy Patterson Books. I also received an extra copy from an awesome bookseller a few days before I received my publisher copy, so I gifted that one to a huge Kerri fan. Thank you, Jimmy Patterson Books, I cannot wait to read it. 

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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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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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