May 2018 Illumicrate Unboxing

 

I decided to give Illumicrate a chance for May.  The box was a bit late, but I finally got it in.  It was a nice box.  Not my favorite, but still really good.  I forgot to take a picture of everything together, but I have all the individual pics to share.

 

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May 2018 Bookie Box unboxing

 

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This was my first time getting The Bookie Box.  I’m not going to lie.  I’m not a fan of this box at all.  I was very disappointed.  The shipping date changed multiple times (I didn’t get it in until June 4th), the box was overstuffed and all bent, and I’m very bummed about the book.  I picked based off what The Book Box Sherlocks thought the book was and that was not it.  It is also a self published paperback book.  I’m sure some people will love it, but I can’t even get through all the books I really want to read.  So getting a book I’ve never heard of was pretty upsetting.  I also wasn’t happy with the quality of the items in the box.  Maybe this was just a one time bad box.

 

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May 2018 Book Haul

 

May was a big release month for books, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that my haul is really big again.  I actually took a picture of all the physical books together this time.

 

But first we’ll start with digital books.

 

Netgalley:

 

 

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Nothing Happened (for a blog tour)

The Brightsiders

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May 2018 Wrap Up

 

Thanks to a readathon and challenge, I had a pretty great reading month!  I read 16 full books, half of another (a dnf), and listened to one audiobook for a total of 18 (really, 17  1/2).

 

 

Bruja Born (digital arc)  352 pages   4  1/2 stars

The Stonekeeper’s Curse Amulet Volume 2  220 pages  4 stars

The Wizard’s of Once  377 pages  4  1/2 stars

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Netgalley and Edelweiss Challenge Update for May 2018

 

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I joined the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge hosted by Bookish Things and More.  This is my update for May.  I have a review or two that are scheduled, but not up yet.

 

Edelweiss:

 

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May 2018 Shelflove Crate Unboxing

 

Time for another unboxing.  Shelflove Crate is a box I decided to try out for a couple months.  The theme for May was “Written in the Stars”.

 

Please stop reading here if you don’t want to see what is in the box.  There will be pictures of everything below.

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May 2018 FairyLoot Unboxing

 

Time for my May FairyLoot unboxing.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to get another FL for awhile, but I wanted this book and the special sprayed edges.  Luckily I liked the box and they had some nice items.

 

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Most anticipated May 2018 YA Releases

 

There are so many books coming out in May!  I will not be able to share them all, but I made a list of ones I’m excited for and others that are popular.

If you see a *, that means I have already read the book.   Also, if the date has changed and I missed it, please comment and let me know.  I wrote these down awhile ago and I know things can change.

 

May 1st:

 

 

Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas  (I need to read all of these asap.)

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

Ship It by Britta Lundin   (I just got an arc of this, so I’m hoping to read it soon.)

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