‘Waiting on’ Wednesday: May Releases!

So…I thought I did one of these for April, but I was quite wrong. LOL Anyway, instead of making these weekly, I figured a monthly post was better. 🙂 I know it’s not quite May yet but next week, it’ll already be the 2nd!

Prepare yourself!

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ARC Review: “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand

Well, this was rather…underwhelming. This book has received so much hype, so I was excited to be approved for an eARC. But alas… This didn’t at all meet my expectations. Not saying it was bad, but rather… Well, read my review below and maybe you’ll see.

Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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FairyLoot’s March 2018 Unboxing!

Huzzah! It’s been a while since I’ve done an unboxing post simply because… Well, besides not really having the money to spend on subscription boxes, I was highly disappointed in my last book box (all the way back in July!). Regardless, as FairyLoot celebrated their 2nd anniversary this past March and since I loved last year’s anniversary box, I couldn’t miss out!

Well, I think I overestimated by joy for this box.

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Review: “A Court of Wings and Ruin” by Sarah J. Maas

I’m a little late to “finishing” this series, but with the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight, releasing on May 1, I figured the time was nigh, lol. Truthfully, I was a bit hesitant. ACoTaR isn’t my favorite series by Sarah, ToG has that spot, and due to the sexual content of this book, I always want to make sure a solid storyline exists outside of the sex. Fortunately, I see that more in ACoWaR than with the first two.

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March Wrap-Up and Book Haul!

Will there ever be a time I stop saying “Better late than never”? Maybe…but today is not that day! 🙂

March was quite a surprise. I was on spring break, so I reread one of my favorite series. I also did a reread (re-listen via the audiobook?) of the first book in the Shatter Me series in prep for the release of Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. I only recently started listening to Unravel Me so…my reread is going quite well… Haha. 😅

So far April isn’t looking bad either, but I’ve already DNFed a book, the first this year. I’ve got a bunch of eARCs to read, too, and I’m trying to focus on reading books from my own shelves instead of the library. Um, right.

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2018 Houston Teen Book Con (& more)!

Hey, all! I meant to write this post earlier but then got…distracted. 😅

For the first time I attended the Teen Book Con in the greater Houston area during my spring break. It was a 7+ hour trip in the car, so kudos to my husband for driving the entire time and dealing with all that traffic! 🙃 Besides being a spring break trip, this was actually my husband’s birthday gift to me. I had such a great time, too, so I’m really glad I had the chance to attend.

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Review: “Linger” by Maggie Stiefvater

Well, I think I’m going to set this series aside for the time being. Linger was a bit harder to swallow than Shiver, so I’m unsure how to approach the third book, Forever.

While I enjoyed the new PoVs, I think there was handful of…questionable content and heavy topics, too. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but I’m glad I’m reading it now than say…12 years ago. With that being said, this book deserves at least two trigger warnings, 1) talk of suicide and 2) is a bit harder to define without spoilers, but as a fully recovered self-harmer, I’m going to tag this with self-harm content, despite the said injuries not being self-inflicted, but rather an area of the body self-harmers may use.

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DNF ARC Review: “My Name Is Victoria” by Lucy Worsley

First off, thanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Initially, I was very excited for this book. I like historical fictional, especially Regency and Victorian, and Queen Victoria is one of my favorite British monarchs. So when I read the synopsis for this book, I was intrigued. If you’ve read anything about Queen Victoria, you know how controlling John Conroy was when she was younger. But not one biography I’ve read (or maybe I just don’t remember reading?) mentions Conroy’s daughter, also named Victoria, and how she became the future queen’s childhood companion.

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