Bloggers’ Book Club: July – Shadow & Bone.

Hi 🙂 I’ve mentioned this quite a few times, but I am in a book club over on Goodreads called Bloggers’ Book Club with some awesome bloggers. I decided to do small little posts that basically just show you guys the book that we’re reading and how I felt about the book. The book chosen for July was…

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

“If I told you I’m trying to save the world, would you believe me?”

I am so glad that this book was chosen for the July read in the book club! I’ve always wanted to read this book, but I know I probably wouldn’t have picked it up anytime soon with how many books I have on my TBR lol! I rated this book a 4.5 out of 5, because well….it totally deserved it! It was such a great book! There were some minor things that did bug me, like I wanted to know more about these monsters in the dark! In the description it talks about them feasting on human flesh and I wanted some of that!! I mean, well, not the human flesh ( 😉 ), but I wanted to read about it! There really wasn’t much that I didn’t like though, so that was awesome!

I felt like Alina was a great character, she was cool, had me laughing at times and just overall an awesome character. I wasn’t annoyed by her or anything like that and that’s always good. I am always finding myself lately with books where the characters just bug me to death! The Darkling was interesting, but I won’t go too much into him. He plays a big role in the book, so I don’t want to accidentally ruin anything. Mal, I am totally in love with Mal! Hands down my new favorite book boy crush.

A few little surprises throughout the book, which made it even more exciting! I love Leigh’s writing style and the way she explained things; so easy to visually see everything in your head. The Grisha, the world, everything was great. Overall, I really enjoyed this book so much. I highly recommend reading this book and I can’t wait to start the next book in the series!

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Goodreads Description: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Have you read Shadow and Bone? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think you’ll pick it up? Let me know in the comments! And feel free to check out some of my other posts that I’ve recently done linked below!

Friday Finds #25. –  new books I added to my TBR list.
Reading Habits Tag. – a fun tag about my reading habits.
Book Haul Three?. – the last of the books I bought in the month of July.

I am off to go read, of course! Tomorrow I’ll be posting up my July recap and some of my hopes for August, so be on the look out for that! So many awesome books on that list! Bye! ❤

Friday Finds #25.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

*All linked to Goodreads*


Hi 🙂

I will just get straight into showing you some of the books that I added to my TBR and talk about them afterwards. Ahhh, so many awesome sounding books added to my TBR this week! You can see more of my TBR list over on my Goodreads account over here and feel free to add me as a friend! 

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Crane by Stacey Rourke
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison
The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb
This is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet

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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
The Hallowed Ones by Luara Bickle
Rules for 5/50 Chances by Kate McGovern
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

I am pretty much beyond excited about every single one of these. I think my number one that I am most excited to read is Crane! It’s a headless horseman retelling and I LOVE retellings and the headless horseman. I am obsessed with the TV show Sleepy Hallow and that is where my love for it all started, so I am excited! These all sound absolutely wonderful though, for real! 🙂

I got my Kindle in the mail yesterday and that was super exciting…and then I opened it. I was kind of disappointed with it. It was a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be. I guess because I have been reading all my e-books on my iPad mini, I figured it was going to be a little bigger than what it really is; sigh. FYI: the Kindle pictured on the box makes it look like the screen is so much bigger than it really is. I’m sure I’ll get used to it though. I mean, I do read on my little iPhone screen sometimes too and the Kindle is definitely bigger than that.

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In case you missed them, linked below are a few of my other posts that I’ve done this week. I’ll be back sometime over the weekend with my thoughts on Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and also my July recap of the books I read throughout the month! Be on the look out for those! 🙂

Friday Finds #24.
The Reading Habits Book Tag.
Book Haul Three? 😉
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

I hope you all have an awesome Friday! Bye!