Naughty or Nice Blogmas Tag: See If I was Naugty or Nice this year. :P

Happy holiday season, fellow bloggers

Thank you to Isabelle for tagging me.

This year, have you …

Received an ARC and not reviewed it? 
100% Yes. I did not do well with keeping up with my ARCs this year. Just so much happened and I slumped a lot. 2019 is my goal to catch up.

Had less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley? 
I don’t think I have ever had over 60%. O.o Not good I know. But I just joined this year in Feb so I’ll give myself a break. Next year I’m getting that 80% badge!!

Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)? 
No. I’m new to blogging and still figuring how many reviews I should post and stuff. Mostly I’m posting ARC books and as we now know I didn’t do well with ARCs this year.

Folded down the page of a book? 
This actually made me shudder.

Now to be fair I used to do this a lot. But now it’s like dunking a book in the bath. (Which I have also done but not on purpose!) It just ruins it for me.

Accidentally spilled on a book? 
Not really spilled but splashed? Definitely. I read in the tub and sometimes get water droplets on the book. Always upsets me. But doesn’t stop me from reading in the bath. lol.

DNF’d a book this year?
I can’t really DNF. I hate doing it. I just put a book down for another time and re-read it if it’s been too long to remember it.

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it? 
I would never buy a book and not read it intentionally. I would end up not reading it because I just have too many. 😛

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)?
I have a very boring life so no. :/

Skim read a book?  
I am really trying to break this habit of mine. But I just don’t like a lot of worldbuilding. Give me action! Give me steamy! I don’t want to know how many bricks a wall has! 😦

Completely missed your Goodreads Goal?
Yes. I actually don’t remember what my original goal was. I think it was 365. I’m at 209. Not good. But again I had a bad year so I’m cutting myself a break.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library? 
I don’t get physical books from the library anymore. Just ebooks. For this reason specifically lol.

Broken a book buying ban?
Yes and No. I don’t really ban myself. My budget does. 😛

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about? 
Yup. Done this a lot. That’s when I kind of bullshit or skim a book. I re-read a lot so usually skimming works quite well.

Written in a book you were reading?
OMG NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads?
Once in a while but usually I don’t add it because Goodreads doesn’t have it.
Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?
I don’t have IRL friends to borrow a book from. :/

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book? 
Again no friends to dodge.

Broken the spine of someone else’s book? 
Just going to put a sad face here.

Taken the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged? 
I use to take my jackets off a lot. But now I don’t so they don’t get damaged as much. lol.

Sat on a book accidentally? 

Uh no. How do you sit on a book accidentally? O.o

 

8 of 20? Is that good or bad? lol

Wishes do come true!

Wishes do in fact come true. For the first time since I joined Netgalley back in February/March I have never gotten a wish. I don’t know how often they give them out but it’s nice it’s just in time for the holidays! ^-^

 

Wish #1

***drum roll***

 

the everlasting rose

The Everlasting Rose

(The Belles #2)

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia’s Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider’s Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.
Thank you Netgalley and in particular, Disney Book Group for this Wish it ARC. I can’t wait to dive into it!

Wish #2

 

*** drum roll ***

 

mirror, mirror

Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale

(Twisted Tales #6)

What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?

Following her beloved mother’s death, the kingdom falls into the hands of Snow White’s stepmother, commonly referred to as “the Evil Queen” by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.

But when new information about her parents resurfaces and a plot to kill her goes haywire, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she’d never see again, and a mysterious stranger from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will stop at nothing to retain her power… including going after the ones Snow loves?

Thank you Netgalley and in particular, Disney Book Group for this Wish it ARC. I can’t wait to dive into it!

TAG: END OF THE YEAR BOOK TAG 2018

This is my first time doing a tag post so I hope I do it right. I was tagged by The Book Prescription – https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/50268277/posts/2101726124

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Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

 

Two that I remember I’m in a slump stygianmarked in flesh

 

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I had to google autumnal. Had no idea what it was. Don’t have a book for it either I don’t think. Still slightly foggy on the meaning.

 

Is there a new release that you’re still waiting for?

In December no. For 2019. I have a crap ton. I will be doing a highly anticipated 2019 releases soon. 🙂

 

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

I have way to many to list to post. I can’t narrow it down. Although I think I actually can. Hold on.

 

*thinks*

 

etched in bone

lake silence

AND IF I CAN GET AN ARC COPY WHICH I HONESTLY BELIEVE I WOULD GIVE A LEG FOR 

wild country

 

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become a favorite of the year?

Don’t think so.

 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

OMG YES!  I have been making plans since like September! I keep changing them but I think I’m happy with it now. The only deciding factors will be ARCs.

 

I’m tagging…

I have no clue. Amanda did you do this one?

 

 

 

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

OMG! So good so good so good!

I loved this book! I love fantasy and I love Japanese inspired books and this had both!!!!

I really liked Yumeko. She was a strong girl and I loved her! She was rarely outed as a Kitsune so I guess she was really good a hiding her true self. I can’t quite imagine what she really looks like. How weird would it be to have fox ears and a tail?

Tatsumi was also really good. I felt really bad for him though.

He seems a lot older than he is because of it.

There were a lot of twists in this book. It started off very confusing and then got so much better.

The things I disliked was that it was very confusing for the first 5 chapters or so. You really have to pay attention to the synopsis or you can really easily get lost those first few chapters.

Also I’m not sure if it was an issue with my copy or it hasn’t been created yet but why are there two pages that simply say MAP TK in brackets? I’m assuming since the dedication is also missing that it means to come???

Also I really wish there had been a glossary and maybe some history about the creatures. This is only a personal wish not something I’m critiquing on.

I’m also a bit mad that in general Netgalley is biased towards Kindle. I own a kobo and quite often I have to deal with what I call wasted space issues that make it very difficult to read because of the small font. Rant done. Love this book. Hope I get accepted for the next one!!!

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

***I receive this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I was going to give this a 4 star until I realized that this is clearly not YA despite being labelled YA. There were some detailed sex scenes in this book that are not appropriate for YA books.

As an adult book I enjoyed this though. I had some issues at the beginning with so much information being thrown at me but it all came together at the end.

I liked Eliana’s POV the most. Although towards the end I did start to not like her as much. Just too reckless for me.

I loved that she was bisexual. This is the first time I’m reading a book about a Bi MC.

I found Rielle to be a bit whiny so I didn’t like her as much but I she was still a decent character.

I both liked and disliked the angel element.

I am looking forward to the next book.. 🙂

ACE OF SHADES BY AMANDA FOODY

***I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

NON SPOILER REVIEW (FIRST TIME TRYING A TO WRITE A NON SPOILER REVIEW.)

This book started out as a 1 or 2 star for me but gradually at about 50% or so it moved up to a 3 star. It still wasn’t great but it wasn’t a, ‘I would DNF this if it wasn’t an ARC/BR.’

I liked Enne more towards the end of the book when she grew a spine. I’m very interested in her powers.

I liked Levi alright. I appreciated that he was Bi. That seems to be a trend with the ARCs I’ve received this year and I think it’s going to be the trend of 2018. LGBT with a emphasis on B.

I had a hard time picturing him as young and black though. Particularly at the beginning. I though he would be 40 or so. About Enne’s mother’s age. I even though we might be her father until I learned he is the same age as her!

I was sad that they didn’t end up together. I have a feeling this will be a slow romance.

I’m not sure how I feel about Lola or Jac. I’m glad that Jac is loyal but he seems to have a lot of issues. Same with Lola. It doesn’t seem like the book took place over 10 days! O.o

The truth about Enne’s talents and parents was a shock!

Overall not bad. Could definitely have been improved though. I felt like I was thrown into an interesting series but started at the second or third book. A lot needs explaining.