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November Wrap Up & December TBR

November Wrap Up & December TBR

This month I finished 8 books! This hasn’t been my best reading month every, but I am still happy with the number of books that I was able to complete.

Books that I read this month:

1) Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Series #7)by Sarah J. Maas

Fantasy – Young Adult – Romance

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Series #7)

 

**One of my favorite reads of 2018!

My review: Kingdom of Ash: Book Review

 

2) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter Series #3) by

Fantasy – Middle Grade

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter Series #3)

I started re-reading this series via audiobook because I never watched all of the movies. So I have been listening to the audiobook and then immediately watching the corresponding movie! It has been a super enjoyable experience thus far!

3) The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life

by Joshua Becker

Non-fiction – Self-Help – Minimalism

The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life

★☆

I was sent this book as a member of the launch team! Thank you Waterbrook Multnomah!

4) Dead Sea Rising

by Jerry B. Jenkins

Biblical Fiction

Dead Sea Rising

★☆☆

I was sent this book as a member of the launch team!

5) Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox Series #1)

by Julie Kagawa

Young Adult – Fantasy 

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox Series #1)

★☆

*Actual 3.5 out of 5 stars .

Thank you to Harlequin Teen for sending me an ARC of Shadow of the Fox.

6) Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus

(9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)

Theology – Christian Discipleship

Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus

I read this book for a class at church. If you are looking for a book that argues why joining a church and being a member of a church is so important, than I highly recommend this book!

7) The Diabolic

by S.J. Kincaid

Young Adult – Science Fiction – Fantasy 

The Diabolic

★☆

8) Killing Adam

by Earik Beann

Adult – Science Fiction

Killing Adam

*This book has adult content that I would rate as PG/13 or R (I will cover this more in depth in my book review to come).

 

As many of you know, tomorrow is the first day of Blogmas, and so for the next 31 days I will be posting only Christmas, festive and seasonal content. I won’t be posting any book reviews until the New Year.

While December will be insanely busy with Blogmas and Christmas activities, I plan on scheduling out my posting schedule for the month of January in advance. Therefore, I need to read all of the books that I plan on posting about.

Without further ado here are the books that I would like to get to this month:

1) Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons Series #3)

by Sarah J. Maas

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons Series #3)

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

2) Scarlet

Book 2 in the Lunar Chronicles

Scarlet

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

3) Cress

Book 3 in the Lunar Chronicles

Cress

 

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

 

4) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter Series #4)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter Series #4)

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly

 

5) Children of Blood and Bone (Orisha Legacy Series #1)

Children of Blood and Bone (Or�sha Legacy Series #1)

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

6) Elantris

Elantris

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon’s new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping — based on their correspondence — to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

A rare epic fantasy that doesn’t recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It’s also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy

7) See All the Stars

See All the Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Part love story, part thriller, We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this suspenseful, lyrical debut.

It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

 

8) Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad Series #1)

Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad Series #1)

 

 

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men – of strange lands and events – of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.

But that was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the dark man without a shadow had haunted him for years. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved – but did not know? For a while his dreams of innocence were safe, untroubled by knowledge of his strange heritage. For a little while… THUS BEGINS BOOK ONE OF THE BELGARIAD’


What do you plan on reading this month? What was your favorite November read? Let me know in the comments below!!

 

Come back tomorrow for Blogmas Day 1!

Sneek Peek: 

Blogmas Day 1

 

Thanks for visiting!

xoxo

Sarah June

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