July 2017 Wrap Up!

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I had such a great reading month, reading 12 books! August is going to be even better because I have an ambitious tbr, which you can check out here!

Let’s get into it!


First up I read some adult romance books by Rachel Van Dyken

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Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be reading her books anymore, I just don’t like the plot or characters. I gave all three a 3 star rating because I kind of liked them but not really.


I also completed up to book 5 in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning with Faefever, Dreamfever, and Shadowfever

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I loved all of these books and gave all three a 5 star rating! I have a review of the first 5 books that is non spoilery right here. I also know there are different covers but these are my favorite because they’re all matching and stuff.


I also read some YA this month!

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I read Emmy and Oliver, Flame in the Mist, When Dimple Met Rishi and Lord of Shadows. I liked both Emmy and Oliver and Flame in the Mist a lot, I have a review for Flame in the Mist right here. I will have a review up for When Dimple Met Rishi and Lord of Shadows soon! I gave them 4 and 5 stars respectively.


I had two lovely books sent to me to review, Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre and Aaru by David Meredith

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I really liked both books, and actually have read and reviewed their books before. You can find my review for Tara’s book Mirror Me here and Tara’s other book, Just a Few Inches here. My review for Aaru will be up soon, and I also have a review for David’s other book The Reflections of Queen Snow White right here


What books did you read in July? Link me up with your July wrap ups!

-Calliope

WWW Wednesday // July 12th, 2017

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Hello! I’m back with a WWW Wednesday!

This is a cool weekly post hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading

The premise is to basically answer these three questions:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?


I’m currently reading Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

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I’m really enjoying the Fever series and each book just keeps getting more thrilling and insane!

Also if I’m being honest with myself, I’m not going to continue reading Lord of Shadows again until all of my e-books from the library are finished, so probably one more week until I can finish this baby up.


I just finished reading the Flame in the Mist

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I really liked this book and how Mulan met Girl of Fire and Thorns. I’m excited to see if the next one lives up to the same expectations! Review coming soon!


Next, I’m going to read When Dimple Met Rishi, Mirror Me, and the Girl Who Fell

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When Dimple Met Rishi has been on my radar for a while now so I’m so glad I finally have it checked out to me!

Mirror Me is an ARC that Tara St. Pierre kindly sent me to review, so watch out for that on July 25th when my review goes up.

Lastly the Girl Who Fell happened to be in my overdrive wishlist so I checked it out because it I put it there, it must have been there for a reason so I can’t wait to read it!


That is all! Thanks for reading!

What are your three W’s? Let’s chat!

-Calliope

My favorite books from the first half of 2017!

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Hey! We’re halfway through the year! I’ve read 56 books so far and I ‘m excited to see what I read later this year!

I just the mid-year book freak out tag, which you can click here to see! In that tag I didn’t think I was able to show what my favs have been so I thought I’d dedicate a post for it!


My favorite YA contemporaries have been:

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My favorite young adult fantasy/fiction/dystopian books have been:

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My favorite Adult/Adultish books have been: 

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My favorite New Adult and Middle Grade books have been:

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And that is all! There haven’t been any books I’ve read that I hated this year so far, I don’t think I rated any book lower than 3 stars this year!

Yay! Some of the 3 and a few 4 star books didn’t make it into this post just because they weren’t memorable enough or cause I thought they were okay.

Which books have you read that you loved so far this year?! Do we share any in common?

-Calliope

Unfathomable Chance by K. T. Munson Book Review

Unfathomable Chance

Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

Publication Date: September 30th, 2016

Publisher: Createspace

Page Number: 194

Format Read: Review Copy

*I was sent a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


Goodreads Synopsis:

When Diana woke up on her 23rd birthday she thought it was going to be a normal day. She thought of donuts, coffee, and laughter. She did not think she was going to become the center in a galactic race to win her heart. None too pleased with the prospect of alien races descending on Earth to try and woo her, Diana does the only reasonable thing she can; she runs. Now she has to try and find a way to get rid of the blasted bracelet that is the cause of all the recent craziness in her life. The problem is this isn’t an ordinary bracelet; it contains the Heart of the Cosmos. Furthermore the Cosmos chose her for a reason and it isn’t keen on letting her go until she finishes what it started over ten years ago. Something tried to destroy it and now Diana isn’t just worried about her heart, she is worried about her life.

My Thoughts: 

I really liked this book!

The main character Diana was so sassy and I loved how strong she was. Diana definitely handled her situation and aliens and outer space much better than I could ever could, that’s for sure!

I felt so bad for Diana’s family, and the pain and confusion they must have went through when Diana suddenly disappeared on them. Diana’s reunion with her father was so sweet and I was so sad that she had to leave.

Kal Zed was definitely one of my favorite characters, because honestly, who doesn’t love a talking cat? His loyalty to Diana was also pretty touching.

I had some theories as to what I thought happened to the last Empress, and I was slightly off from what really happened, but I liked the Empress plotline.

Melanie was such a supportive friend and followed Diana to help her without a thought. I loved how close Diana and Melanie were throughout the book.

I also loved Dimar from the second we met him obviously.

Overall, I liked this book and the pacing was good too.

Verdict:

A fun science fiction book with strong characters and a plot that makes you want to know what happens next!

My Rating:

3.5 stars


Stay awesome peoples. 

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser