Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 18: City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab // Review


Title: City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 6th September 2018

Synopsis:Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself. And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Victoria Schwab is back with a bang – this middle grade novel is not one to miss out on.

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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 17: We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt // Review


Title: We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 8th February 2018

Synopsis: Rob Coates can’t believe his luck. There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. Rob feels like he’s won the lottery of life. Or rather – he did. Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack. Now Rob sleepwalks through his days, unable to bridge the gulf that separates him from his wife, his son and the business of living. But he’s determined to come to terms with what’s happened-and find a way back to life, and forgiveness.divider-2461548_1280Review:

One of the biggest surprises of the year, and a story that will keep you thinking and make you realise to love the ones around you.

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Blogtober 2018 · Book Tags

Blogtober Day 16: Netflix Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Blogtober Day 16 is here – how are we over halfway through? 2018 IS GOING SO FAST GUYS.

How is blogtober going for you? I’m having such a fun time! When I’m not blogging I’m either watching YouTube or watching Netflix, so when I found this book tag on Kristen Kraves Books, I knew I had to do it to celebrate two of my loves – Netflix and books!

Let’s go!divider-2461548_1280

Recently Watched:
The last book you finished reading


A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab – I AM NOT OKAY

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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 15: Renegades by Marissa Meyer // Review


Title: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th April 2018

Synopsis: The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone . . . except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice―and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Doesn’t everyone want to be a superhero? Saving lives and having people shouting your name? Well sometimes the heroes are the bad guys…sometimes it pays to be an Anarchist…

This is the superhero book we’ve all been waiting for.

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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 14: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer // Review


Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 29th January 2019

Synopsis: Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother’s deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with added magic, beautiful writing and characters to make you want to dive right into Emberfall.

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Blogtober 2018 · Book Tags

Blogtober Day 13: Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m back for day 13 of Blogtober with a book tag! I was tagged in this very spooky book tag by my spooky queen Sarah from Book Hooked Nook! Go check out her tag, it’s so good!!

Let’s talk about some books, and some creepy creatures!divider-2461548_1280

Witch: A Magical Character or Book


The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye was such a good magical book! One of my favourite magical systems ever!!

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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 12: Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva // Review


Title: Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 11th February 2018

Synopsis:Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A beautiful and inspirational book focusing on how to take each day at a time, and trying your best to focus on the best parts of life and battle your mental health.

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Blogtober 2018 · Monthly TBR

Blogtober Day 11: SpookAThon TBR!

Hi everyone!

It’s Blogtober Day 11! Today I have ANOTHER TBR for you! The books I’m including are already in my BYOBAThon TBR, but I love the idea of Spookathon and really want to get these read in the week of Spookathon!

Spookathon is a readathon hosted by BooksandLala and I’m super excited to join in! October is my favourite reading month of the year, and I hope I get to all these!divider-2461548_1280

Challenge 1: Read a Thriller


The Confession by Jo Spain – I’m super excited to read this after Sarah’s recommendation!
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Blogtober 2018 · Release Day Posts

Blogtober Day 10: BLOG TOUR – Amber’s Favourite Places to Write!

Hi everyone!

It’s Blogtober Day 10 and I have another SUPER exciting post for you! If you remember, last week I was part of the blog tour for Double Double Toil by Amber Elby (FIND THAT HERE: ). Well today I’m back again on the blog tour with another guest post!

Today Amber is here to talk about her favourite places to write, which I think it such a wonderful thing to share! Let’s get into it! Oh and also if you get to the end of the post there may be a little surprise!divider-2461548_1280Amber’s Favourite Places to Write

I’d like to say that I sit in a fancy café when I write, a steaming cappuccino in one hand and a feathered quill in the other.  But that simply isn’t true.  The reality may be somewhat disappointing, but hopefully it assures people that there is no one right location in which to write.

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Blogtober 2018 · Weekly Book Memes

Blogtober Day 9: Top Ten Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Read!

Hi everyone!

It’s Blogtober Day 9 and I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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This week’s TTT is all about the biggest books we’ve read! It took a while to work out which big books I’d read, and not all of these are probably the longest I’ve ever read because I have the worst memory – but here we go!!!divider-2461548_1280


Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – 676 pages

I adored this book so much, and I didn’t actually realise it was so big! I guess time flies when your faves are dying

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