September Releases I’m Dying to Get My Hands On (Also Entitled: If My Bank Account Wasn’t Already Dead It Would Be Now)

It’s September. It’s SeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSEPTEMBER.

Why am I chanting this you ask? Well:
1) I’m crazy.
2) I’M TRYING TO CONVINCE MYSELF IT’S NOT CHRISTMAS. BECAUSE WITH ALL THESE NEW RELEASES IT SURE FEELS LIKE IT.

Okay. I think I can believe it’s not Christmas now. I CAN DO IT, YOU DOUBTER.

Now to the point.

This month is kind of one of the best months for books ever.

If anticipation is a pit, I’m like 4,658,709,124 miles deep. (Please help me out. I need help.)

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August (+ July + Maybe June) Wrap-Up Because I’m a Horrible Blogger and I’m Sorry

Wait what? June?!? JUNE?!? 

Wasn’t that like…months ago? Shouldn’t we have had this post before, you whisper?

Well. I ran away from blogging for a month or two and I missed my June wrap-up and I’m should be sent to the book blogger guillotine now. NOW! I missed July and I might have missed June and I don’t even know what’s what anymore. IT’S ALL PAIN.

I only read two books this August, BUT THEY WERE AWESOME. (SIKE, I read three. But the third one isn’t worth remembering and is better suited to burning at a stake. Spoiler: it’s Everything, Everything.)

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Ruin and Rising and Really It’s Just Ruin and There’s No Rising and There’s No Coming Back from This Pain

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

★★★★ — 85%

Can a series kill you??? SOMEONE INVESTIGATE, because I’m filled with more nerd rage than ever and it’s scaring me. Run while you still can.*

I’m going to try to not scream too much at Leigh Bardugo (this is the age of miracles and I can scream at my favorite author’s face), but who knows. I feel like I tripped on a knife.

*Just kidding, please don’t run. If you did, I’d have an emotional meltdown and throw my books at the wall in my rage/sadness…and we don’t want that, because, BOOKS. Please don’t make me hurt them.

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Summer Book Haul Part 1

My failure, numbered:

1. I’ve bought/received sixteen books this past May and June (though I returned two to pick up different editions this month, so do they count???? Yes???)
2. I’VE BOUGHT ALL THOSE BOOKS AND I STILL HAVEN’T SHARED THEM IN A HAUL POST YET. YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.
3. I NEED TO CATCH UP.
4. I’ve been promising a post like this since May. MAY. I need to deliver now.
5. I’m a good girl, so I will.
6. There’s not going to be a smooth transition so just roll with me

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#MidYearFreakout – I’m Freaking Out, You’re Freaking Out, WE’RE TOTALLY PASSING THE SANITY EXAM

Okay, you might.

I’m kind of…too crazy to pass.

(It’s okay, Marie. We love you, Marie.)

But at any rate, I’m allowed to freak out right now (YES, I AM) because the lovely Cassie at Today I’ve Read (if you haven’t checked out her blog or Instagram you totally should) tagged me to do the Mid-Year Freakout book tag, so LET THE THE MADNESS BEGIN. Muahahahaha.

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The Secret Life of the Ravkan Saint: Part 2 (Now with Privateers!!)

It’s been five months since I read Shadow and Bone and I’ve finally read the sequel. I like to be vile and unpredictable and!! I find a lot of joy in waiting as long as I possibly can to read a book WRITTEN BY MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.

Yeah, that was a lie.

The truth is that I’m lazy and irrational and I’d rather fall into a bowl of soup than admit it. MY BAD DECISIONS NEED TO GO AND HAUNT SOMEONE ELSE.

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June Wrap-Up + The Highly Anticipated, Glorious, Mid-Year Recap Remiscing My Favorite Reads of 2017 So Far

It’s the second of July. 2017 IS MORE THAN HALFWAY GONE. That means we’re due for a nostalgic discussion of the best books I’ve read this year. Muahahahaha I FEEL POWERFUL. (Ignore that. You’re gonna be fineeee.)

Before we get into that, though, let’s wrap up June real fast!

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The Young Elites??? More Like “The Young People with Special Powers and Severe Revenge Complexes”

Hahahahah WHAT WAS THIS.

If I wanted a book about a bitter, sadistic, traumatized Revenge Chick, a bitter, less-obviously freaky, just-as-traumatized Revenge Dude, and a REALLY OBVIOUSLY VENGEFUL Dude 2, I probably would’ve been climbing bookcases to get to this book but I would also probably need counseling and a really good doctor/psychiatrist/general HELP.

Oh, and also my favorite character was MURDERED, but as long as I don’t name names, that’s not a spoiler, right????

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Finally a Real Russian Bloke to Obsess Over + Really Cool Space Pirates + Humor Everywhere + Spacial Slosh

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

★★★★★ — 95%

“Oh hey, all your favorite characters aren’t going to be in this one, mate. We’re just going to throw them out the window and WATCH THEM FALL AND LAUGH AND TAKE PICTURES while we shove some new fellows in your way. Pretend to like them, ok?”

Mhm, yeah, that’s every bookworms’ favorite situation. AND THAT’S WHAT MY BRAIN WAS SCREAMING AT ME. SCREAMING!! LIKE THIS!! WHICH IS RUDE!! INVASIVE!! TERRIFYING!! Thank the books above that everything my brain tells me is a lie.

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