June 2018 Unicorn Crate unboxing “Potions & Poisons”


I tried out Unicorn Crate for the first time in June.  I really liked the box.  The theme was Potions & Poisons.


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June 2018 Book Haul


As I’m sure you’re now expecting, I got a lot of books in June.  I didn’t take a picture of everything together again this month.  Maybe for July?   I just didn’t feel like pulling them all off the shelves.


*a book I’ve read


I’m going to start with digital books I received from publishers.




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June 2018 FairyLoot unboxing “Rebels In Ballgowns”


Time for my June 2018 FairyLoot unboxing!  The theme for this box was Rebels In Ballgowns.


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June 2018 Wrap Up


I did pretty well on my reading in June.  I read a lot of books that I loved, so I’m thrilled for that.  I read 7 arcs, 4 hardcovers that I own, 4 graphic novels, and 1 audiobook.  16 total books.



Blood Will Out (physical arc)  271 pages  3  1/2 stars

Undead Girl Gang (physical hardcover)  305 pages  5 stars

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June 2018 Bookish Box unboxing


Time for another new box.  I picked Bookish Box this time because I wanted the book that was included.  But I was not impressed by the box.  There was one item I loved, but it felt very cheap.  Even the packaging wasn’t good.  There was very little stuffing and everything was moving all over inside.   So I don’t think I’ll get this one again.  I’m not having very good luck with new boxes lately.


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Review of A Thousand Beginnings and Ending edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (digital arc)




A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman


Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.


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Review of Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak (digital arc)




Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak


There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.


Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen

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Anticipated June 2018 YA Releases


There are a lot of young adult books coming out in June.  I won’t be able to share them all, but I’m going to post the ones I’m most looking forward to along with some others that are highly anticipated by other bloggers/reviewers.


*A book I’ve already read.


The publishers obviously don’t like us because most of the books come out on the same date.  Prepare to be broke that week!


June 5th:



Bruja Born* by Zoraida Cordova

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

Fat Girl on a Plane* by Kelly deVos

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