April ’18 TBR – Historical Fiction

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I’m just winging my TBRs from here on okay guys? I’ve been trying to keep up with my themes and think ahead but I’m just gonna follow my gut and what I want to read and make a theme that way! I can’t wait to share with you all what I hope to read this month.

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March ’18 Wrap Up

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March was an improvement, as you can obviously tell from this early wrap up. I managed to be a bit consistent with reading and posting. Also, I went on vacation for spring break and it was awesome! Also, I’ve been slowly updating my Goodreads with all the books I’ve read since 2015 and the links to all of them are gonna be on my review pages! You can check those out here and here if you’d like. Now onto my wrap up!

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February ’18 TBR – High Fantasy Theme

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I’m here today to talk about my February TBR. I like to start the year off with my favorite genre every year but since I didn’t read a lot of the books I’d planned then I read them in January. So this month I’m back with my favorite genre, high fantasy. It’s a short month but I’m really excited to dive into some books I’ve been dying to read.

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January ’18 Wrap Up

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Look! I’m here, for a wrap up, on time! I’m actually pretty proud of myself to have been able to keep up with one post a week at least. It hasn’t been easy honestly, but I have a lot of love for this blog and I want to do my best to continue to share my passion for books with you guys here. As for this post, I’m here to tell you everything I managed to read in the month of January.

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January ’18 TBR – Steampunk Theme

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I’m still working on getting back into the swing of things. I totally skipped and forgot about my December TBR. The month was so crazy, I only read two books and neither one was part of the TBR I had planned anyway. I almost decided to discontinue doing themed TBRs this year but then I noticed that the theme I had for December was really good and I really wanted to do it so here we go again. I used to be able to prep TBRs for the entire year with themes and everything all ready, but as the year went on, I followed it less and less. So I decided that I’m sticking to my themes but I’ll make them month by month so I’m actually reading what I’m into during that time.

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T5W Jul. 26th – Series That Got Better

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Time for another Top 5 Wednesday. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Series That Got Better. I’m actually really happy to say that I’ve read several series that I feel got better as the books continued. That’s one of my favorite kinds of series to read honestly. When each book gets better and better and the finale manages to blow you away, it’s a great time all around!

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Most Anticipated Spring Releases

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I am back today to talk about my most anticipated releases of the spring season, from March, April and May of 2017. So I totally forgot that this is something that I do at the beginning of each season and obviously spring is halfway through or almost over by the time I’m sharing and most of the books have already been released. In my defense, the month I would’ve been sharing this if I’d remember was the weekend I moved and I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it anyway so there. I have a total of 24books to talk about so make sure to click on the cover if you would like to see their Goodreads page. Let’s look at some books anyway, shall we?

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Sara 101: Favorite Female Characters

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I am back today with my personal feature, Sara 101, where I talk about me and myself and I and anything and everything that I could want to share about my personal life.

When I was thinking about what to share in this feature this month, I started thinking about female characters (mostly because of the discussion post from yesterday) and how I say that a lot of female characters are part of my favorites list but I haven’t actually made a list. So I decided what better way to help myself and to share something with you all, than to make a list of my favorite female characters and turn it into a post!

I usually try to rank these kinds of lists as best I can because I like to keep it that way for myself but this one is just too hard. The top 3 are absolutely my absolute favorites but the rest of this list is just from last read to most recent read.

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March ’17 TBR – Historical Fiction Theme

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As you read this, I’m probably at the airport waiting to get on a plane to take me away from the place I’ve called home for the last four years. I can’t really tell you how that’s going to feel like right now, because I’m doing this a whole week before but I can tell you that at this moment I’m both really sad and really excited. I hope this change brings me a lot of new opportunities and I am planning on taking advantage of everything new that’s comes my way. If you’d like to stay up to date with my trip, you can probably see some updates on Twitter, so follow me :). Anyway, I’m here to talk about the books that I hope to read in March. All of these are very tentative because I have no idea how much time I’ll have to read but hopefully I get at least a few read.

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Book Review – Imprudence by Gail Carriger

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Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2)

Author: Gail Carriger

Publication: July 19th, 2016

Publisher: Orbit

Format: Kindle Edition, 368 pages

Genre: Adult, Steampunk, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

Read: December 2016

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4-5-stars1

Synopsis
London is in chaos.
Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard returned from India with revelations that shook the foundations of the scientific community. There is mass political upheaval, the vampires are tetchy, and something is seriously wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue’s best friend Primrose keeps getting engaged to the most inappropriate military types.
Rue has got personal problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue’s beginning to suspect what they all really are… is frightened.
When the Custard is ordered to Egypt, transporting some highly unusual passengers, Rue’s problems go from personal to impossible. Can she get Percy to stop sulking? Will she find the true cause of Primrose’s lovesickness? And what is Quesnel hiding in the boiler room?

Critically

Plot – 4 out of 5 stars
The plot of this book picks up right where the first one left off. My biggest issue with this series in particular is that the pacing is really slow, when I’m used to Carriger’s books being constantly fast paced and entertaining. This one has specific scenes that are action packed and some that are full of crazy and unexpected situations but its definitely not the entire time. This book in particular deals with a lot more romance and familial relations, from the main character’s perspective as well as others. I definitely liked the story line in this one a lot more than the first book.

Writing Style – 4 out of 5 stars
This is the part that I can always count on when it comes to these books. The writing style is done really well in my opinion. It’s always really descriptive and detailed, though it can get a bit much for some people. While it’s historically accurate and really verbose, it’s easy to read and really freaking funny. As for the narration, there’s a lot more growth in the character from the first to the second book and that is shown in the way she speaks to the reader. It’s still quirky and entertaining but you can see how the adventures she’s had and her current struggles have affected the main character’s thought process and personality.

Characters – 4 out of 5 stars
I’m happy to say that this part has improved, yay! I was not the biggest fan of this cast of characters in the first book but they’ve definitely improved in this one. There’s a lot more character development, a lot more background on most of them and some new editions that I really enjoyed learning about. Rue as a main character has also improved for me. She got on my nerves really easily in the first book and while she’s still kind of arrogant and spoiler, she’s also a lot more mature. She’s not as annoying though still kind of clueless about some things though very smart about others. She’s struggles a bit emotionally in this book, considering the family issues she has, and I enjoyed seeing more depth to her. She’s honest and bold though very guarded with her heart. I really loved the views on sexuality that this book had, specially considering the time this book is set in. Rue is very clear on her wants and desires as a woman, and has a very forward thinking approach to sex. I loved to see a historical romance starting in such an unconventional way for them. The side characters are definitely more developed in this book as well. Each one has their own little things going on as part of the whole plot process. There are always so many different pieces to Carriger’s book and it’s always plausible to expect to see characters from the earlier series show up again. This one has a lot more new and old character show up and I have to say that in this entire cast my favorite is Tasherit.
She’s badass as hell.

Emotionally

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