October 2018 FairyLoot Unboxing


The theme for October’s FairyLoot was “Beautiful Deceptions”.  I’ve already read this book and loved it.  I have the US one ordered, so I’m giving this copy to my daughter for Christmas.


Please stop reading now if you don’t want spoilers.  I will have pictures of every item in the box.

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October 2018 Wrap Up


October wasn’t my best month for reading, but I was able to squeeze in a couple graphic novels to help a bit.



Girls of Paper and Fire (physical arc)  5 stars

Little White Lies (digital arc)  4 stars

Small Spaces (physical book)  5 stars

What You Hide (digital arc)  4 stars

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October 2018 Book Haul


October was a crazy month for book releases.  I also went to the YA Lit Conference, so we bought a ton of books there.  Hopefully I won’t buy as much in November.  I need a couple slower months after September and October.


I’ll start with digital books this time since there aren’t too many of those.




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My October TBR and Beyond Challenge (wrap up)


I finished up my challenge early for the Halloween Choose Your Own Adventure.  I ended up changing my path to make it harder and add more books.  So I’m pretty happy that I got it all done.


In case you missed the original post, the game can be found on facebook here.


This is my finished board.



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October 2018 Ink and Wonder unboxing




My newest Wonder Crate from Ink & Wonder came in and I am thrilled with everything.  This really is my favorite sub box now.  The theme is Halloween and I was so afraid they would sell out before I could get one.  I missed the first batch, but managed to get one the second day.


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Can’t Wait Wednesday 9/26/18




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.




The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

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Anticipated October 2018 YA Releases (the month we will all be broke)


October is going to be a crazy month for books.  Just October 2nd alone is insane!  I know this isn’t all the books coming out, but I tried to find a lot of the more anticipated ones.  Always double check the release dates, too.  I get most from Goodreads and I’ve found they’re not always 100% correct.  There are a couple that are releasing on weird dates (October 1 and October 4). I just added those to October 2nd to make it easier.


*arc I have

&book I’ve read

+book I have preordered already (I will be adding more)


October 2nd:


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Review of Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (digital arc)




Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand


Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

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Review of The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins (digital arc)




The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins


Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters — and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.

On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can’t make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn’t act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it’s a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught — between the island’s sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom — to sing, to change, to live — is precisely what’s at stake.

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