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    Cover Reveal for Ghosted by Kristine Schwartz

    I am so happy to be one of the persons who can spread the word and be part of the book cover reveal of this book Ghosted, the 1st book in My Shattered Soul Saga which will be released this fall on October 12th.

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    Here it is. Isn’t it beautiful :) I really like the purple and the mystery behind this cover and the book title really is appealing and something that I totally want to read.

    SYNOPSIS

    When Blair is thrust into an unknown realm, she must relearn everything she thought she knew. With a forgotten past, and no hope of unlocking those stolen memories, will Blair be able to discover the truth…before it’s too late?

    Will her emerald-eyed wallflower be able to shield her heart and soul? Or will she be doomed to repeat a past she can’t remember?

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Kristine Schwartz didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer, but what she did know was that she adored books. From a very young age, she would escape her schoolyard bullies by devouring books at an alarming rate, because who could fear a simple bully when you’ve read the perils of an alien race with the hope of using the entire population of the world as their host subjects? A bully can’t really compete with that, can they?

    With a love of books fully developed at such a young age, it would only make sense for that love to grow and blossom into something more. And in her early adult years, Kristine once again would find an escape in reading as she faced many complications due to a depression which seemed to have no end in sight. Using her love of reading, she found a love of reviewing books for indie authors, wanting nothing more than to help those who had made it their purpose to create the works of art she had claimed as her passion.

    Of course from there, it didn’t take long for her passion to grow further, and a love of the very words that created a novel became her passion as she began helping authors polish their words into perfection. But something was still missing as she edited many manuscripts to publication perfection, and she’d only discover what that was as she attempted a feat she thought impossible for so long.

    Kristine realized her dream as she breathed life into her first novel, which eventually took on a life of its own and became the first book within a five book series. Ghosted, the first book in the My Shattered Soul Saga, is due to be published in 2017 and falls neatly into the Paranormal Fantasy genre. With one book finished, and the next in progress, you can expect more amazing stories to come.

    AUTHOR LINKS

    Website: http://kristineschwartz.com

    Twitter: @KSchwartzZ009

    Facebook: My Shattered Soul Saga

     

     

     

     

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    July and August Book Haul

    Happy Friday Bookworms, hope you had a wonderful week so far!

    My week has been okay, the weather has not been that great, unfortunately. We haven’t done anything special so far, it’s been a very calm week :)

    But, today I will share with you a very fun thing. I know I love to read about it and to watch Youtube videos about it, namely a BOOK HAUL…YEY!! 

    I’ve been a little nutty about buying books lately, so now I have to basically ban myself from buying more books for a little while. Well, I just need to try the best I can :)

    Lucky me that I feel very happy with the new books I got and I feel very excited to read them all!

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    8 books are in my new stack:

    The Night Circus:

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hang upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall Closes at Dawn As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des Reves The Circus of Dreams. Now: the circus is open. Now you may enter.

    The Raven Boys:

    Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower – a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favor. Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can’t imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them?

    The Dream Thieves:

    Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Blue and Gansey will be the same. Ronan is falling more and more deeply into his dreams …and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Gansey is needed at home and is struggling to stay in Aglionby. And Adam? He’s made some new friends. Friends that are looking for some of the same pieces of the puzzle that Gansey, Blue, and Ronan are after. Great power is at stake, and someone must be willing to wield it.

    First We Were IV:

    A group of friends starts a secret society in this out-of-control thriller from the author of The Telling and The Creeping that examines the all-consuming love of lifelong friendship–and what someone is capable of when they’re afraid of losing it. Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends, Viv, Graham, and Harry, and the bond the four of them share. And she’s terrified of their friendship falling apart next year when they go off to college. To bind them together, she decides to create something that will belong only to them, a special thing that they’ll always share between the four of them. And so they dream up the Order of IV, a secret society devoted to mischief that rights wrongs and pays back debts. At first, it works like a charm–but when the Order of IV’s escapades gets recognition beyond their wildest expectations, other people start wanting in. And soon, what started as a game of friendship is spiraling into something dangerous and beyond their control–and before it’s over, they’ll pay the ultimate sacrifice.

    Flame in the Mist:

    Mariko has always known that being a woman means she’s not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan en route to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden – the emperor’s son – Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued… or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead.Disguising herself as a peasant boy, Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan’s hideout and befriends their leader, the rebel ronin Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami. Ranmaru and Okami warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. But as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

    Det du inte vet: (This book is a Swedish Copy and I won it from a Instagram giveaway)

    The late summer heat is still on Gotland. Maria Wern is at a party with her new neighbors in Åminne when an explosive fire breaks out in a nearby house. The decrease is associated with a series of burglary breaks.

    The next morning, Tomas Hartman’s daughter Sofi disappears from the beach in Åminne. On behalf of the region of Gotland, she investigated the consequences of oil drilling on the island. The disappearance takes place the day before the results are presented. Both environmentalists and venture capitalists in the oil industry are eagerly waiting for her response. Demonstration against oil drilling is run by Rasmus Flöjel, Sofi’s boyfriend during high school. More and more join the protest.

    Tomas Hartman for a desperate battle against time to find his daughter. He knows how anxious and vulnerable she really is and how hard she is to fight her own demons.

    Tiggaren: (Also a Swedish Copy)

    Memory time is emotional. A young woman is dead, under unimaginable circumstances. But in the background there is a person who intimately considers the mourning, not to be seen.

    At the same time, Stockholm’s beggars fall victim to what appears to be a psychopathic serial killer. The police are getting into the darkness, and the only person who can stop the murder must do everything to stay in the veiled.

    Strange the Dreamer:

    The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, a war orphan, and junior librarian have always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of God? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries – including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

    I guess you now understand why I am excited to read all of these books. Hopefully, they all are good :)

    Now I am very curious to hear about your books purchase lately :) Have you purchased any book lately?

     

     

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    Bookish Bloggers

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    In the beginning of the week, I realized that there is no supportive group on Goodreads for book bloggers. Yes, you can find groups where you are able to share your latest book reviews or posts, but not a support group.

    So I decided to start one myself, Bookish Bloggers.

    This is a supportive group for book bloggers where we share our latest book posts, discuss books and about book blogging related things. 
    The goal for the group is that the members are active book bloggers, members having fun and are supportive!

    We are 18 members so far and I wanted to highlight the group for my readers as well, cause if you are an active book blogger and you use Goodreads you really should considering of joining. I’ll hope to see you there :)

    If you don’t have a blog, but you are active on Goodreads I totally would like us to be friends. So leave your account name in the comment section and I will send a friend request.

     

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    July Wrap-Up

    Good morning. Hope you all are doing great and that you have had an awesome start this month. Yesterday it was my birthday so now I am one year older, 33 years old to me exactly :)

    Time for a wrap-up post, or like it’s my first honestly as you can’t find a pos t like it in the archive, but bookworms love post like this, well I don’t think I’m the only one though.

    9 books did I complete in July and it feels pretty good as I didn’t read anything in the beginning of the month, cause as you may already know I was in a small reading slump before. But since I started to read I have been reading every day, so I am so over the slump :)

    Three of these are actual books, The Shining, A Court of Mist and Fury and Eliza and her Monsters and the other ones are audio books. The Shining and A Court of Mist and Fury did I finish as I already had started to read them earlier.

    My favorite of these was I see London, I see France and I have already written the review, so you are welcome to read that it if you’ll like :)

    Another great thing is that I completed my Reading Challange that I created on Goodreads in January, so I will read way over the number of books that I thought I would. Thumb up for that!

    What was your favorite book from July?

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    Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2017

    I saw this fun book tag at sarahthomasbooks.blogspot.com and as I think it’s fun to read lists like that I thought I would do one myself :)

    Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

    I believe the favorite one so far this year must be I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski. I listen to it as an audio book and I really loved it. A great book to read in the summer.

    Best sequel you’ve read so far

    Honestly I haven’t read so many book series this year, I have started two book series though. But the one I like the best is City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare from The Mortal Instruments series. 3 star rate from me and that is pretty good right?! :)

    New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

    Roar by Cora Carmack was released in the middle of July and it’s a book I really want to read. Reviews of this book sound very appealing and the cover is so gorgeous.

    Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

    On September 26th the book The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo releases and I really looking forward to it. I mean, just read the blurb:

    Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

    Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

    Biggest disappointment

    I am so sad to say this, but the biggest disappointment is A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. After I was finished with A Court of Thorns and Roses I was so eager to jump to the next one and I had high hopes and good expectations for the next one. But I was really struggling to get into this book :( Feel very bad about it cause I really wanted to like it as most other reading fans of this series says that this is their favorite.

    I couldn’t focus and I had problem to follow these new names and characters. I had to put this book down for 2 months until I picked it up again :-/ I wish I could like it more, but I hope the third book is better!

    Biggest surprise

    Easy choice, my answer is Eliza and her Monster by Francesca Zappia. I got this book in the OwlCrate box that I decided to try in May and because of the theme of comics, I wasn’t sure that this is a book I will enjoy. But I was wrong. I truly liked it, so I was positively surprised.

    Favorite new author (Debut or new to you)

    I started in January to find the joy of reading again, from not been reading a book for a few years. So I haven’t been so focused on authors honestly. I pick books that I may enjoy and which are recommended by other reviewers. So right now this is a very hard question for me to answer. But to give you some kind of answer I will say, V.E Schwab.

    I have just picked up A Darker Shade of Magic and I really enjoy the book and her writing.

    Newest fictional crush

    It is Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses :) I was hooked on that character from the beginning and maybe that is why I didn’t like the second book that much, cause he was away too much. Who knows! I have a small crush on him :)

    Newest favorite character

    The short answer is Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments. A brave and strong young woman!

    Book that made you cry

    No book has made me cry this year. I haven’t read any sad stories.

    Book that made you happy

    For this the book I see London, I see France fit in good as well :) A truly nice summer book where you follow the characters in different travel spots.

    Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

    I actually haven’t seen any yet, but I’ve seen The Great Gatsby movie and loved it and plan to read the book this year as well :) Have you read the book? What is your thought of it?

    Favorite review you’ve written this year

    My review of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

    Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

    Love beautiful covers and my favorite that I have bought this year so far is Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh.

    What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

    I plan to have a Harry Potter fall/winter, so I am going to hopefully manage to listen to all 7 books before this year ends :) I also have a goal to read 1 or 2 Jane Austen books as I haven’t read any book from her and people highly recommend me to do it and The Great Gatsby I want to read this year as well.

     

     

     

     

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    New Releases in August 2017

    August is here and that means not only that it’s my birthday on Wednesday, August 2th but also a new month with awesome book releases…YEY!!

    As a book lover, you know it is so fun to find out what is coming next, excited every time. I know there are bloggers and booktubers that get the advantage of getting ARC’s to read and review before the book release, and I’m honestly is so jealous of that. But that is not my goal for being a book blogger of course, cause I just love to discuss books and share reviews and all other book related stuff :) But it would have been awesome to actually share reviews of upcoming books.

    Anyway, let’s dig into releases for August books.

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    The Color Project / Wicked Like a Wildfire / The Forbidden / A Beautiful Poison / The Good Daughter

    In Some Other Life / Just Friends / Shimmer and Burn / If the Creek Don’t Rise / The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

    This is 10 books from the new releases for August and you can read the blurb on Goodreads where the link for every title gets you.

    The ones I personally would like to read and are curious about is A Beautiful Poison and The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, so these are put on my TBR list.

    Which book/books would you like to add to your TBR?

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    Make Me Read It Readathon 2017

    Happy Friday my dear readers. Hope you had a great week this far :)

    Yesterday when I hang out on Twitter I saw a blog post about this Readathon called Make Me Read It Readathon and I clicked the link, so glad I did cause this one will be from August 6th to the 13th. The hosts are Val – The innocent Smiley and Ely – Tea & Titles

    I really like the last Readathon I joined as it was my first, but it only took place for 2 days so this one is for a whole week and I’m so up for it and totally want to participate!

    For this Readathon I’m going to need help from YOU, further down will you be able to vote on the book you think I should read. So much fun and I’m very curious on which book you will choose for me. These picks are the ones I want to read and I do own all of them, Final Girls and The Dry do I have as audio books.

    If this sounds like much fun and you also like Readathon’s, then you have the information about it here:

    Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
    Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
    When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

    Time to Vote.

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    WHICH BOOK SHOULD I READ?

    Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

    Heartless by Merissa Meyer

    Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdeih

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Final Girls by Riley Sager

    The Dry by Jane Harper

    A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    Comment with the title you vote for. I would really appreciate anyone who reads this post can vote, cause I’m looking to receive as many votes as possible ♥

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