Blogtober 2019 · Book Tags

BLOGTOBER DAY 18: Top 5 Stephen King Books I Want to Read ASAP!

Hi everyone!

For today’s post I wanted to share some books I’m super excited to read – specifically books by the King of Horror himself! I absolutely love Stephen King and his books, and I finally have a finished collection of all his books so it’s about time I started reading more of them!

Here are five that I’m particularly excited about – let me know if there’s any I need to get to!divider-2461548_1280

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This just sounds so fascinating, the idea of an institute itself is so creepy even without knowing much of the story but I know it’s his latest book and I can’t wait!

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Book Tags

Easter Book Tag!

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It’s Easter Monday which is absolutely PERFECT for the Easter Book Tag! My two favourite gals Sarah from Book Hooked Nook and Dani from The Introverted Book Nerd tagged me in this one – go and check out their blogs!

This tag was originally created by Rosie @ Rosie the Reader over on YouTube!divider-2461548_1280

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A book you wish you could multiply

I need 1000000 more books in this series because I just can’t cope without anymore books about the love of  my life and the loves of his life!

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Book Tags

Top Stephen King Book Adaptations!

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So if you’ve been on my blog for longer than 10 minutes you’ll know that I absolutely ADORE Stephen King and everything he does, and although I’ve not seen a lot of the adaptations he’s created, I have seen some brilliant ones so I thought I’d share some of my favourites!divider-2461548_1280
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I saw this movie (the original!) quite a while back, and for someone who is absolutely terrified of clowns, I’m impressed I managed to get through it! I did however absolutely love it, and it’s terrifying Pennywise – Tim Curry is so brilliant! I loved the book, and could watch this film so much, it’s brilliant!

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Surprised Me!

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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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Today’s TTT is focused on books that surprised me in either a good or a bad way, and I can’t wait to talk about them! Let’s go!divider-2461548_1280

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

This book surprised me in the best possible way, I never expected to love it as much as I did! It was so emotional, powerful, and just completely wonderful overall – it was my favourite surprise read of 2017!

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Anticipated Releases

Blogmas Day 23: Top 10 Anticipated Releases of 2018!

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I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the year! There have been so many amazing books released this year, and I can’t wait to move into the new year!

2018 has so many amazing releases too, so I thought that for Day 23 of Blogmas I’d discuss 10 of my most anticipated ones!

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Throne of Glass #7 by Sarah J. Maas

I need this book NOW! I am not even slightly ready for this series to be over, so I have no idea how I’m going to cope when this series ends!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

October Wrap Up!

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IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED! It’s the end of October and I’m actually posting my wrap up – IT’S ON TIME! Can we all just appreciate this moment, because I am so proud of myself for finally being on time again!

I also read some very brilliant books this month, and a few more ARC’s! October is the month of Halloween so I tried to keep all my reads very spooky related, and I think I did well! I love spooky books so this is always my favourite reading month! Anyway let’s get to it:

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ARC Reads:


Title: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: This book is one of my highly anticipated releases of the year, so when I got approved on Edelweiss for a copy I was obviously ECSTATIC! I loved this book so much from start to finish, each short story got better and better! I love Joe Hill’s writing so much. My review will be up on the 31st of this month!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

A Very Overdue Wrap Up! (June & July!)

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Oh my gosh is it happening? Am I FINALLY back with a wrap up? YES IT IS! I have been so slack with doing my monthly wrap ups, I always forget to recently but I just need to share the amazing books I read!

This is probably going to be a long post so I’m sorry, but it’s going to have 2 months of wrap up in, and I read a lot of books haha!

Anyway let’s just get straight into it!

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June Wrap Up!

I read some brilliant books, and also re-read a couple favourites this month – AND I FINALLY FINISHED THE RAVEN CYCLE AND I’M STILL NOT OVER IT!


Title: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: This is one of my favourite books of all time, and I got the boxset of Roald Dahl books for Christmas so I just felt like it deserved a re-read! I still adore it just as much as I did the first time!

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Recommendations · Reviews

Horns by Joe Hill // Review


Title: Horns by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2

Release: 2nd June 2011

A story about the morals of telling the truth and how just one night can ruin peoples lives, the son of the King of horror is back with a tale of murder, revenge and the Devil himself of course.

I absolutely adore Joe Hill’s writing style and was desperate to read this as soon as I first read NOS4R2 (my review for that can be found here!). I’d heard really great things about it, and knew I had to read it. The writing style throughout the book was so good that I couldn’t help but carry on reading it, and when I wasn’t reading it I was desperate to know what was happening next.

The introduction of Ig is one of my favourite things in the book, as straight away we deal with Ig whilst he is growing his horns and getting used to their power of making people tell him their inner truths. The truths that get revealed right at the start of the book instantly make you relate to Ig and feel sympathy with him, meaning you automatically become immersed in the story.

The plot throughout this book is such a hard hitting story but the way it is developed and with Ig’s new ‘power’ it has been so carefully thought out and I love it. The backstory of Ig’s friendship with Lee is such a brilliant insight into the overarching plot between them, that leaves you with both sympathy to Lee but also growing hatred. The announcement of the plot twist within the book is one of the most shocking parts of any book that I was left devastated.

The introduction of the backstory of Merrin and Ig was also so cleverly written into the main story that it gave you the perfect insight into their romance, before cruelly bringing the story back to present day and realising the story you have just fallen in love with has already been taken away. The writing style is so clever, and the development of Ig’s character and relationship with his horns as the book continues and he finds out more and more about the death of Merrin is brilliant.

I love how you can see the humanity within him leave bit by bit as the story continues and the ending fits the rest of the story so well.

This book has such a brilliant balance of the hard hitting emotions, brilliant writing style, and a brilliantly unexpected conclusion. Joe Hill is still the Prince of Horror/Thriller, and seems like this will be his title for a while.

Have you read Horns? What did you think? What is your favourite book by Joe Hill? Leave a comment below!

Until next time,

Keep Reading!

Meggan x

Monthly Wrap Ups

January 2017 Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I’m so sorry I’ve been so absent recently! I’ve been in such a blogging slump, and then university became hectic and I just kind of put writing on the back of my priority list! However I’m slowly coming out of my slump, so should hopefully be more productive this year!

Anyway – it’s 2017! I can’t believe January is over already, but I had such a productive reading month! I read a mix of amazing, and not so great books this month (and probably those ones come with unpopular opinions too!) so this should be a fun wrap up! Here we go:


Title: Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: This book was so much fun to read, such a wonderful twist on such classic and well known stories! The characters were brilliant, the new addition of a warlock version of Sherlock Holmes was such a genius idea, it was just the perfect way to start my reading year! Check out my full review here!


Title: The Forgotten Federation by A.J. Grea

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I was sent this by the author (MY FIRST EVER PHYSICAL REVIEW COPY – HOW EXCITING!) and I absolutely loved it! It was so exciting and perfectly paced with some of the best characters I’ve ever read about! I was hooked from the first chapter and never wanted to put it down! My full review is here!


Title: Carrie by Stephen King

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I LOVE Stephen King with all my heart, he’s on the top of my auto-buy authors, so I was so excited to finally read his first ever book! I really liked this, Carrie White is such a unique character and the first ‘evil’ character to truly make me want to empathise with her! A read for any Stephen King fan!

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Reviews

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill // Review


Title: NOS4R2 by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 9th October 2014

Joe Hill teaches the world how to write horror, and that Christmas isn’t always the happiest time of the year in this atmospheric thriller.

NOS4R2 tells the story of Victoria McQueen, a young girl who when she rides her bike has the ability to ‘find’ things. No matter where they are, if she thinks of them, she can find them. Until she finds herself in the place called Christmasland. The home of Charlie Manx, who kidnaps young children in his Wraith and takes them far away, to where they’ll celebrate Christmas forever. NOS4R2 explains how Victoria got away…and why she’s on the run from Manx once again.

I’ve never read anything by Joe Hill before and all I knew him for was writing Horns. When I saw this in the shop I picked it up out of curiosity and I am incredibly glad I did. This was hands down the best horror book I’ve read other than the ones by the King himself. It was exactly what a horror book needs to be. It has suspense, it had creepiness, and it just had me on the edge of my seat.

The chapters were extremely cleverly written. For a majority of the chapters, the title of them was the location of where the chapter would be set, and the title of the chapter would finish the last sentence previous. I’ll put an example below! It was so clever how this was done and really added something to the story.

I loved the split narrative in the book, the beginning starts out with the young Victoria and then carries on into her older life, along with Manx’s journey too. This was such a brilliant way to create the narrative as it really helped you to include yourself and understand every part and reason behind each other characters actions.

My favourite thing in the entire book though was Charlie Manx’s character. He was such a great villain and Joe Hill wrote him perfectly. You can tell the Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son, because he has the King talent at writing perfectly created villains and Manx was no different. He was creepy and constantly puts you on edge, rather than being over the top with the horror and violence.

A lot of horror books recently have a tendency to overuse the gore and violent aspect to help increase the horror. This book definitely doesn’t need that and it was such a breath of fresh air to have a truly scary and creepy book in the traditional way it used to be.

I just loved this book, and it was the best book to read if you’re in the mood for a good atmospheric horror. It’s made me a true fan of Joe Hill now, he definitely takes after his father.

If you want a good horror, or a new author that writes just as amazing as Stephen King, then this is the book for you!