Book Tags

A – Z Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

A while ago I found this tag on Darque Dreamer Reads, and thought it seemed like so much fun! Go and check out her blog too, it’s wonderful!

The tag originated from The Perpetual Page Turner, so check out her blog and show some blogger love too! Here we go:

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A – Author you’ve read the most books from:

Probably Cassandra Clare because the Shadowhunter Chronicles!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

The first month of 2018 is over and I’ve kicked off the year with quite a few amazing reads! I feel like this month has gone on FOREVER and now I’m back at university for my final semester I know I’m going to wish January was even longer! Let’s see what I got to read this month!
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ARC Reads:


Title: I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was definitely a standout book for the year already. It was eye opening, honest and so raw at times. I loved how genuine the characters were and the passion you could feel in the writing! I’ll have a review up soon!

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Hauls

HUGE January Book Haul – 30+ Books!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that the first month of the year is ALREADY over?? How crazy is that? Anyway I did a lot of fun things this month, including going to two blog events! I got probably the most books I’ve ever hauled in a month, and I only actually bought like 9 of them so YAY ME! Now to fit them on my shelf…..divider-2461548_1280

ARCs:

I received the first 5 ARC’s from a blogger event in Manchester set up by Headline Publishing! You can find more information on this here! – New Voices 2018 – Manchester Event! The rest I was sent by the lovely authors themselves!

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Reviews

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor // Review


Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 27th September 2011

Synopsis: Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’, she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she’s a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in ‘Elsewhere’, she has never understood Brimstone’s dark work – buying teeth from hunters and murderers – nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn’t whole. Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.divider-2461548_1280Review:

If you’re looking to start a series that will keep you addicted for weeks on end, look no further because this is the answer!

First off, the cover of this book is absolutely stunning! It caught my attention as soon as I saw it, and the inside definitely lives up to the outside! I was caught up from the start, and was instantly impressed at how wonderful the writing was. It felt so poetic and everything was so beautifully written and described I felt as though I could feel and see everything that Karou was seeing.

I loved the characters, and in particular how strong minded Karou is. She is so dedicated to her little family and her friends, and it was so nice to see a character so brilliantly written. This book is set in Prague and that is definitely something that stood out for me. Not only did it allow for some beautifully written world building, but also it’s such a rare country for books to be set in, that it was a brilliant breath of fresh air to the genre.

The overall idea behind the book was so well thought out. I’ve always loved books about angels, but the way that angels are portrayed in this book is so unique. They have their own sense of right and wrong, and it’s nothing like I’ve read before.

The relationship between Karou and Brimstone is perfect. It brought a tear to my eye many times, because of how their father/daughter relationship felt so unbelievably real. It can be rare to have such a strong bond in such a short number of pages, and Laini did it with such finesse. The use of Karou’s wishes was also so unique, and the idea that they are used as a gift exchange for Karou’s birthdays is so wonderful.

The ending left me completely shocked. I felt every single emotion and immediately dived into the next book because I was so desperate to see what happens next!

A beautifully written, magical book filled with wishes, heartbreak and a world you’d love to live in. This is definitely one of the best books I have read, and I wish I had gotten to it sooner!

You can buy Daughter of Smoke and Bone on Amazon UK here!

Book Tags

The Currently Reading Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another tag, this one I found on An Introverts Inkling, and thought I’d go and give it a go! Go and check Laura out too! This is a tag was originally created by BookTuber: Charly Reynhorse.

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How many books do you usually read at once?

I usually read a couple at once because I can never decide what to read! At the moment I’m only reading one though, so yay for me!

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Reviews

Caraval by Stephanie Garber // Review


Title: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 31st January 2017

Synopsis: Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A magical and mystical novel that makes you consider just how far you’d go to escape the past, protect your family, and save your future.

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Reviews

The Feed by Nick Clark Windo // ARC Review


Title: The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 25th January 2018

Synopsis: Tom and Kate’s daughter turns six tomorrow, and they have to tell her about sleep. If you sleep unwatched, you could be Taken. If you are Taken, then watching won’t save you. Nothing saves you. Your knowledge. Your memories. Your dreams.
If all you are is on the Feed, what will you become when the Feed goes down? For Tom and Kate, in the six years since the world collapsed, every day has been a fight for survival. And when their daughter, Bea, goes missing, they will question whether they can even trust each other anymore. The threat is closer than they realise…divider-2461548_1280

Review:

An intense and gripping novel that shows the potential consequences of becoming so dependent on technology.

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Anticipated Releases

COVER REVEAL: Rafferty Lincoln Loves by Emily Williams!

Hi everyone!

Today I have something VERY special to share with you, and something that I have been waiting to reveal!!!! As you know I absolutely adore Emily Williams, especially after reading her wonderful book Letters to Eloise. Not only is she one of the best authors of our time, but her writing is absolutely exceptional. Well today I have the cover reveal for her next book she has written for charity – Rafferty Lincoln Loves!divider-2461548_1280

Cover Reveal

I have already read this book so I can tell you it is WONDERFUL, and the cover is just perfect! Without further ado – are you ready?? Here it is:

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Anticipated Releases

New Voices 2018 – Manchester Event!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with a new post today and one that I’ve been SO excited to write for so long! For a while I’ve wanted to go to more blogger events, but never thought I’d get the opportunity to. That is until I was invited to the New Voices Event 2018 in Manchester by Headline Publishing! It was one of the biggest honours I’ve ever had, and I still can’t believe I got to go!

It was one of the best nights I’ve ever had, and was filled with laughter, friends and many many books and authors! I definitely thought I needed to share the night with you, and the wonderful books I received!

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Reviews

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo // Review


Title: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th June 2012

Synopsis: Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold-a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite – and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.

As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.

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An exciting and immersive book that left me falling in love with the villain!

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