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Book Blogger Hop: Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once?

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

21st – 27th – Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once? (submitted by Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next)

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This was a question that ended yesterday but I’m not interested in answering the 9/28-10/4 question so I’m doing a bit of back pedaling 🙂 

I am a bit strange when it comes to reading orders of books. I am not a patient woman, especially when it comes to waiting for books. So in regards to the question, I like to wait for a book series to finish and then I will read all the books in a row. I am definitely the kind of reader that will binge a series all at once if I really like it. For example, I started reading the A Court of Thorns & Roses series July 2017. I picked up the first one and read it without realizing the trilogy just finished. Usually I NEVER do that and instead look up book series to see if it’s completed or not and that will sway my decision when it comes to reading a book because again, I DO NOT like to wait. 

Are you the kind of reader that likes to finish a book and take a break or do you finish a book then continue to next book in the series? Let me know! 

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May 2018 Wrap Up

I can’t believe it’s JUNE! Can you believe it’s June?! It’s officially Summer! I mean technically not until the 21st but still…when it comes to reading, it’s Summer! In this post I’ll be discussing all the books I’ve read last month, my favorites and my disappointments. Happy Reading!
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May started off with lots of hot releases! The first book I read was Bane by LJ Shen which I liked very much but honestly, she needs to put a warning before her books if she’s going to be focusing on triggering topics. It’s an issue and considering I have PTSD myself, I really did not being triggered without warning. But besides that Bane was a solid romance book book. You can check out the blurb, buy links and my review for Bane here <— 

The other hot release for the beginning of May was A Court Of Frost & Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. I am a huge A Court Of Thorns & Roses series fangirl and I really loved this novella. Heck, it was actually pretty long for a novella! Usually novellas (in my reading experience) are shorter than 100 pages, so the fact that Maas gave us a 272 page novella tying up events that happened in A Court Of Wings & Ruin AND set up storylines for the future of this series? A+ from me. You can check out the blurb, buy links & my review here <—

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The next two books I read completely came out of left field for me and really just rocked my ever loving mind, I seriously fell head over heels over these books and I immediately wanted to read more books from the authors. R. Scarlett was such a joy for me, her writing is so well written and her characters just wiggle their way into your heart so quickly! Filthy Gods was a prequel novella and I’m super excited for what’s to come for the Filthy Gods series! You can check out the blurb, buy links and my review here <—

I was pretty much doomed when I borrowed Pestilence by Laura Thalassa from the Kindle Unlimited program and it’s safe to say the woman’s books have taken over my life. This book had me hooked from the first page to the last, I couldn’t put it down and I’m quite put out that I have to wait more books for this series! Pestilence definitely will be high on my list for  best books of the year. You can check out the blurb, buy links and my review here <—

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All of Laura Thalassa’s books are on Kindle Unlimited and I had some time in between ARC’s so I borrowed her Fallen World Series and again I was completely blown away! Holy cow this woman can WRITE A STORY! Post apocalyptic, romance, science fiction, full of action and drama? SIGN ME UP. I currently do not have full out reviews for these books but I plan to soon! 

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I’ve been slowly but surely getting back into reading Young Adult books and I finally read the duet of Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen! Tricia Levenseller is pure magic! She wrote such a great duet full of adventure, romance, well written heroine and overall had a great Pirates of the Caribbean vibe to it! I really loved these two books and I will definitely have my eye on any future Levenseller releases. 

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I love supporting good causes and Cocktales the Cocky Collective is one of the best ones. Each story was specifically written for this anthology. The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio). Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th. You can check out the full list of authors included in Cocktales and buy links here <–

Since I loved Laura Thalassa’s other series so much I read Rhapsodic and I was disappointed by it. I thought it was well written, the characters dynamic and intriguing but it just wasn’t my cup of tea sadly.   
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The last book I read for May was Mogul by Katy Evans. She has been on a standalone kick lately and honestly I think she’s quite fabulous at it. Ian and Sara were a lot different from her usual couples but that’s what made me love them and enjoy Mogul so much! You can check out the full blurb, buy links and my review here <—
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I read 12 books for May 2018 and it was a really exciting, fun and surprising month for reading for me. I’m looking forward to the rest of the Summer bookwise but I definitely think I’m gonna slow down when it comes to ARC’S for June. What were some of your reads for May, comment and tell me! 
katy

 

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Book Blogger Hop: What kind of blog do you have?

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

This week I chose a question from February: do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog? 

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Wow! I honestly feel like this question could be answered in several ways but I honestly think that my blog is eclectic. When I first started book blogging in September 2016 I honestly was just focused on the romance genre. I used to read all different genres of books but something just shifted in the Spring of 2016 and it honestly disappointed me. 

I’ve always been a fan of Young Adult (YA) books but there were two books that I read during the Spring of 2016 that literally made me stop reading YA all together. They were THAT bad. My other issue with Young Adult books is the fact that they take FOREVER to release! By forever I mean a year up to two years. I understand that logically it makes sense to release books that way but I lose interest really fast and I don’t like waiting! I am a very impatient person and even more of an impatient reader. Unless a book or series really captures my heart, I usually lose interest. 

So when I first started blogging I mainly focused on the romance genre which I love! Most books end with happy endings, most releases take a few months and NOT years to release the second book in the series which is huge to me. There’s just something about romance books that I love; ever since I was little I was infuriated with love so I also think that has something to do with it. Another reason I love the romance genre is also because there are SO many different kinds of love and with every book I read I find something new to read about it. It’s also a genre that I feel like that in some shape or form that everyone can find something to relate to. Which is a bit difficult when it comes to YA genre because how we are supposed to relate to things like The Hunger Games or aliens invading our planet? I mean I don’t get right sometimes I do feel like we live in a dystopian world but we aren’t there quite yet

 For the longest time I focused on the romance genre when it came to reading, reviewing and promoting books. I tried to get back into the YA genre lots of times but everything I kept reading just disappointed it. It took a year and a half ,but I finally started reading and reviewing the YA genre again in July 2017, I haven’t stopped since AND I haven’t disappointed so maybe I just needed a break from that genre! 

Overall I would say Amorette Review’s is a eclectic blog. I love romance but this past year I’ve really tried to get back into YA, fantasy, mature adult and I feel like overall I’m slowly but surely achieving that. That’s the best part of loving and reading books is that you can fall in love with any genre type book, at the end of the day no matter what genre is you essentially just adding another genre to your book collection! 

When it comes to blogging, what kind of genres do you focus on when it comes to your blog? Comment and let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts! 

katy