February Wrap Up!

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February was another good month for reading, but for blogging not so much. I’ve been overwhelmed by work and life in general and haven’t dedicated a lot of time to the blog. Basically, most of what’s been posted has been scheduled. I am hoping to turn things around this month, especially with commenting on other blogs.

March is going to be an amazing month! I’m heading to New York next week with my students to attend the National High School Model United Nations simulation and tour around. We are also going to spend a day in Washington, DC. I’ve been to NY loads of times but it never fails to amaze me. Also, spring holidays are getting closer and closer. I need them badly. So, stuff to work towards. I hope you all have a wonderful March! ❤


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

Traveler by L.E. DeLano | ♥♥♥
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | ♥♥♥♥
Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta | ♥♥♥♥
Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone | ♥♥♥
I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached | ♥♥♥♥
A Voice on The Radio by Cassandra Rose Clarke | ♥♥♥♥
Double Blind by Max Gladstone | ♥♥♥♥
Stasis by Lindsay Smith | ♥♥♥♥
The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale | ♥♥♥♥½
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson | ♥♥


March TBR


POSTS

Reviews:

The Princess Saves Herself in this One · Santa Muerte · Island of Exiles · Shadow Run · A Stolen Crown · Bad Blood · The Witch Who Came in From the Cold · Desert Jewel · Gilded Cage · Binti · Assassin’s Creed: Heresy · Home

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags/Other Posts:

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 · Book Blitz: The Piper’s Price by Audrey Greathouse · The Happiness Tag · Blog Tour: The Broken One by Christine H. Bailey (Guest Post) · Blog Tour: Finding Paradise by V.P. Ortiz (Guest Post) · Rapid Fire Book Tag · Starfall Launch Blitz & Giveaway!

January Wrap Up!

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SOME THOUGHTS

Rattle the Stars is officially one! I can’t believe that Gina, Lindsay and I have been blogging for a year. When I started this blog I thought I would post once in a while and maybe get a comment or two. The love you all have given this blog has been more than I ever expected. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for all of your likes, comments and follows. ❤

To celebrate our one year anniversary, we are giving away a $25 gift card to The Melting Library on Twitter. The contest is open to everyone, you just need to follow and retweet my original post by February 10th. Good luck!


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole | ♥♥♥♥♥
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed | ♥♥♥♥
The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh | ♥♥♥♥♥
The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho | ♥♥♥♥♥
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai | ♥♥♥♥
A Stolen Crown by Kelsey Keating | ♥♥♥
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor | ♥♥♥♥
Cut by Patricia McCormick | ♥♥
El Deafo by Cece Bell | ♥♥♥♥♥
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | ♥♥♥♥
Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden | ♥♥♥♥
Weregirl by C.D. Bell | ♥♥♥♥
Traitor to the Throne by  Alwyn Hamilton | ♥♥♥


POSTS

Reviews:

The Princess Saves Herself in this One · I Am Malala · The Terracotta Bride · The Bone Witch · Queen of Chaos · Weregirl · A Monster Calls ·  Cut · El Deafo · Definitions of Indefinable Things · Wintersong

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags/Other Posts:

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 · The Black Cat Blue Sea Award · Bookish Bingo: Winter Edition · Book Blitz: Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan · December Wrap Up! · True North Cover Reveal!

December Wrap Up!

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SOME THOUGHTS

I totally meant to have this up earlier, but due to the holidays I have kind of fallen behind on everything involving the blog. December was a fantastic month for reading (and buying books that were on sale)! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I went home to Canada to visit with family and friends. The holidays in my house is always busy, we celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah, which means a lot of big dinners and presents. 🙂

Rattle the Stars now has 565 followers and I am blown away by the support for this blog. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You can also follow us on Facebook and Tumblr. If you have a Tumblr please leave your link in the comments. I would like to follow more bookish accounts. I’ve also become absolutely obsessed with creating book and character aesthetics on Pinterest. It’s so much fun!

I hope everyone has a fantastic January! Happy 2017! ❤


BOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | ♥♥♥♥
Desert Jewel by Natalina Reis | ♥♥♥
Ruined by Amy Tintera | ♥♥♥♥½
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness | ♥♥♥♥♥
The Invisible Hand: Shakespeare’s Moon, Act I by James Hartley | ♥♥♥
The Blazing Star by Imani Josey | ♥♥♥♥
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace | ♥♥♥♥♥
A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris | ♥♥♥
Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross | ♥♥♥♥½
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith | ♥♥♥♥


POSTS

Reviews:

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century · Ever the Hunted · Thanks a Lot, John LeClair · I’m a Lot of Sometimes · The Blazing Star · That Burning Summer · The Alchemists of Loom ·  Maresi

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags/Other Posts:

Bookish Bingo: Fall Edition Wrap Up · Guest Post: “Things Every Girl Must Pack for the Sixteenth Century” by Rachel Harris · Dumbledore’s Army Readathon Signup/TBR · A to Z Bookish Survey Tag · Book Blitz: Seasons Within · Unpopular Opinions Book Tag · End of Year Survey: 2016 Edition!!

November Wrap Up!

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SOME THOUGHTS

The year is almost over and the holidays are upon us! I can’t believe how quickly time flies. I started this blog last January and the love and support that it has received has been overwhelming. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Gina, Lindsay and I are unbelievably grateful for all of your likes, views and comments. We now have 501 followers. You are ALL AMAZING!!

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A bunch of posts have been queued for December but please forgive us if we don’t get back to you right away. Lindsay and I will be heading home to Canada for the Christmas break. I’m not sure how I feel about the extremely cold weather and snow as I managed to avoid it last year. I guess we’ll see…I hate snow. Argh!

Finally, we hope all of you have a wonderful, fun and love filled holiday season! Enjoy the time with family, friends, pets or whoever makes you happy. You DESERVE IT! *hugs*


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh | ★★★★★
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | ★★★★★
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill | ★★★★★
The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova | ★★★★
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson | ★★★★
Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor | ★★★★
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder | ★★★★★
Assassin Study by Maria V. Snyder | ★★★★
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris | ★★★★½
Thanks a Lot, John LeClair by Johanna Parkhurst | ★★★★


POSTS

Reviews:

Forest Secrets · Haven · The Bone Sparrow · Fear the Drowning Deep · A Study in Scarlet Women

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags/Other Posts:

Book Blitz: Shadow Fall · My Bookish History Tag · 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge: Signup · The Miranda Sings Award · The Music Tag! · Bookish Bingo: Fall Edition Update II ·  The Goodreads Book Tag II · Cover Reveal: Queen of Chaos · The TBR Book Tag

I hope you have a wonderful December! Happy holidays! ❤

October Wrap Up!

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Goodbye October and hello November! This past month has been wonderful for the blog. Lindsay joined the Rattle the Stars family and has started reviewing children’s books. I’m so happy that she’s finally started blogging. We’ve been talking about it for a while now. If you want to learn more about Lindsay, hop on over to our about us page. 🙂

It’s been a difficult month to find time to read. I’m involved in a lot of activities at work – I’m Student Government and Model United Nations advisor – so I’m pleasantly surprised to see how much I actually read. I also received book mail from Sky Pony Press (❤) which totally made my month because who doesn’t love book mail? There are so many books that need to be read in November but I couldn’t be happier! It’s going to be such a great month.

This month I also hosted a Twitter giveaway for the fantastic book Timekeeper by Tara Sim. Congratulations to @Netherreads. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn | ★★★★
Songs of Exile by Bänoo Zan | ★★★
Timekeeper by Tara Sim | ★★★★★
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith | ★★★
Before Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn | ★★★★
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon | ★★★★★
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas | DNF
Dreaming of Mocha by An Swerts & Illustrated by Eline Van Lindenhuizen | ★★★★
Kalico Jack by Mike Nahorniak | ★★
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch | ★★★★★
The Reader by M.K. Hawkins | ★★★★½


POSTS

Reviews:

Iron Cast · And Then the Sky Exploded · Spindle · The Universe of Us · Blood Red Snow White · The Reader · Forget Me Always · The Infinity of You & Me · Kalico Jack · Bitter Sweet Love · A Darkly Beating Heart · Remember Yesterday · Dreaming of Mocha · Before Tomorrow

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags:

The Entertainer Blogger Award · The New York Times ‘By the Book’ Tag · Rainbow Book Tag

Cheers to a great November! 🙂

August Wrap Up!

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Gina and I survived our first month back to work. We’re both in new positions so it’s been a lot of adjusting to new people, students and expectations. For me, this hasn’t slowed down my reading at all, which was super surprising. ARC August and Bout of Books really pushed me to read A LOT of the eARCs I’ve had building up on NetGalley. It’s the first time in months that I have less than four books waiting for review. It’s seriously such a relief! Unfortunately, Gina hasn’t had much time to read. With work and wedding plans she’s been super busy, but there is always next month!

Our first blog giveaway has been a success! Congratulations to Jacklin B. Updegraft for winning a pre-order of the fantastic Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West! 🙂 Also, THANK YOU to everyone who follows, likes and comments on this little blog. We now have 351 followers!!! *happy dance* WE LOVE YOU ALL!!


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross | ★★★★½
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda | ★★★★½
The Graces by Laure Eve | ★★
The Dream Protocol by Adara Quick | ★★★½
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan | ★★★★
Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross | ★★★★½
Before the Snow by Danielle Paige | ★★★
A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe | ★★★★
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore | ★★★★★
And Then the Sky Exploded by David A. Poulsen | ★★★


POSTS

Reviews:

The Midnight Sea · The Form of Things Unknown · Labyrinth Lost · Kingdom of Ash and Briars · These Dark Wings · Monstress

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags:

My Name in Books · Four Facts Survey · The Diverse Reads Tag · MAC Lipstick Book Tag · The Alphabet Book Tag

Other:

ARC August · 20 Books of Summer · Bout of Books 17 · Blog Tour: Stalking Jack the Ripper · The Neverland Wars Sale + Sequel Info · Book Blitz: Under A Million Stars · August TBR

Have a wonderful September!! 🙂  

July Wrap Up!

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Is July seriously over? How did that happen? July was another fantastic month for reading and some fun downtime with family and friends. August unfortunately means Gina and I are heading back to work. *sobs* We need more time!

I know we’ve been slow in responding to comments. I haven’t had consistent internet access most of the summer. Lots of the posts were queued before the break started, which helped a lot! So what’s my goal for August? I want to comment more on other blogs. In other news, we now have 290 amazing followers. Thank you so much for supporting our little blog! ❤

Also, look out for an upcoming giveaway on the blog! 🙂 You will have a chance to win a copy of a book I loved, Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West.


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray | ★★
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti | ★★★★
Rook by Sharon Cameron | ★★★★
The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts | ★★★★
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria | ★★★★
These Dark Wings by John Owen Theobald | ★★★★
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows | ★★★★½
Nemesis by Anna Banks | ★★★★½
The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges | ★★★★
The Infinity of You & Me by J.Q. Coyle | ★★★★
Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss | ★★★
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova | ★★★★★


POSTS

Reviews:

Huntress · My Lady Jane · The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett · The Gilded Cage · Mata Hari’s Last Dance · Nemesis by Anna Banks · Girl in the Shadows · Life After Juliet  · The House Between Tides

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday · Book Traveling Thursdays

Tags:

The Music Tag · Infinity Dreams Award · The Goodreads Book Tag · Liebster Award · Intimidating TBR Tag · Versatile Blogger Award 

Other:

November Rain Book Blitz · ARC August TBR · #AYEARATHON · Bookish Bingo · Cover Reveal · Twitter & Blogging

Have a great August! 🙂