Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Language of Flowers

★★★★★ I’ve had The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on my Kindle since a colleague at the first school I worked in (so about 7 years) recommended it to me. I think I’ve just been so distracted by fantasy and dystopian that I haven’t thought to read it until now. However, as I’m in… Continue reading The Language of Flowers

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Down the TBR Hole #13

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can’t find the original. Time for part thirteen! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #13

Books, reviews

A Touch of Death

★★★★ I was kindly given a copy of an e-book ARC from the author Rebecca Crunden in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in The Outlands Pentalogy. As soon as Crunden said it was dystopian, I was very keen to read it, dystopian being one of my favourite genres. A Touch… Continue reading A Touch of Death

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Down the TBR Hole #12

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can’t find the original. Time for part twelve! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #12

Books, five star, reviews

Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

★★★★★ I was lucky enough to get a free ARC of this from Book Sirens. This was one that I chose to read as the blurb sounded interesting. I’d never heard of the author, Johan Twiss, before but I’ll be keeping an eye out on his other books! As the title suggests, the main character,… Continue reading Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

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Down The TBR Hole #11

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. I still can't find the original blog. Time for part eleven! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books.… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #11

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July Book Box Club Unboxing

The theme for July’s box was Magical Talents! I love any magical themes so I was excited to get this. The book featured was Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy. I haven’t read this yet but it has been all over bookstagram and seems to have a lot of love. Set in 19th Century Denmark,… Continue reading July Book Box Club Unboxing

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Down The TBR Hole #10

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part ten! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #10

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Down The TBR Hole #9

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part nine! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole #9

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Down the TBR Hole Part 8

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part eight! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole Part 8

Books, five star, reviews

Queen of Shadows

★★★★★ Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series. If you haven’t read them, I reviewed the first, Throne of Glass, here. This one starts with Aelin (formally Celaena) return from Wendlyn back to Rifthold to find that everything has changed since she left. Dorian has been possessed by a… Continue reading Queen of Shadows

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Down The TBR Hole Part 7

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part seven! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hole Part 7

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Down the TBR Hole #6

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part six! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #6

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Spearcraft Lord Of The Rings Unboxing

Through bookstagram, you suddenly become aware of all these small companies offering amazing bookish subscriptions. One of these is Spearcraft. Unfortunately, I would never subscribe to the monthly box just because I can’t afford it (damn my rubbish wage!) However, when I saw that they were offering a one off Lord of the Rings box… Continue reading Spearcraft Lord Of The Rings Unboxing

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Down The TBR Hold #5

I started playing along with this meme after I saw it on Amanda’s blog Literary Weaponry. Time for part five! The idea is: You go on to your Goodreads want to read shelf.Order the books so the date ascends.Take the first 5 or however many you want books. If you’re already doing this you start… Continue reading Down The TBR Hold #5

Books, reviews

A World Through Sapphire Eyes Review

★★★★ This is the first book from Marie Mackay, born in England but now living in Canada. The author sent me a free ARC of A World Through Sapphire Eyes in return for an honest review. I’ve kept this as spoiler free as I can!   A World through Sapphire Eyes revolves mainly around Vason… Continue reading A World Through Sapphire Eyes Review

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May Book Box Club Unboxing

I was looking forward to this box all month as the theme was Dangers and Dragons! Anything fantasy related I love. The featured book was Burn by Patrick Ness. I’d seen this around bookstagram so was happy to receive it in this box. The blurb says On a family farm in1950s America, Sarah discovers her… Continue reading May Book Box Club Unboxing

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

Crown of Midnight

★★★★★ After finishing the buddy read of Wolf Hall, I quickly came back to the Throne of Glass series. I don’t know whether to read a different book between each one just to make it last longer! I don’t want it to end! Crown of Midnight leads on from after Celaena has been crowned the… Continue reading Crown of Midnight

Bookcase, Books, tour

Bookcase tour

I love seeing how other people organise their bookcases. As much as I love seeing rainbow and pastel bookcases on bookstagram, mine just don’t work like that. For one, I don’t have enough colours, all mine seem to be black. I think that might be a dystopian/fantasy thing. And for two, it stresses me out… Continue reading Bookcase tour

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April Book Box Club unboxing

The theme for April’s box was Cursed Kingdoms! The books: Thorn by Intisar Khananai Princess Alyrra is grateful to escape her own kingdom when she is sough as the bride for a powerful prince. But when she arrives at the new palace she finds herself transformed and trapped inside the body of a cruel maid.… Continue reading April Book Box Club unboxing

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

Throne of Glass review

★★★★★ Sarah J. Mass is the author of the Throne of Glass series, A Court of Thorns and Roses series and most recently the adult series, Crescent City. She wrote the first draft of Throne of Glass when she was just sixteen. This is actually the first book I’ve read of hers but I can’t… Continue reading Throne of Glass review

Books, Monthly wrap up, reviews

April wrap up

I think partly helped by lockdown, I’ve read more books this month than I had in total for January, February and March put together! Eight books read in total (although that's now nine as I finished Throne of Glass on the very last day of April!) and one I DNF. The books I finished were:… Continue reading April wrap up

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Hold Back The Tide review

★★★★★ Hold Back The Tide is written by Melinda Salisbury. She also wrote The Sin Eater’s Daughter series which was nominated for many awards including the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award 2015. I haven’t read anything by her before but I’ll be sure to look out for her other books! Hold Back The Tide is about… Continue reading Hold Back The Tide review

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Book Box Club March Unboxing

The theme of this box was Mythical Monsters which may possibly be my favourite theme, although May’s sounds pretty awesome! Being a fan of all things fantasy, I love anything featuring dragons, mermaids, krakens, unicorns etc. The featured book is Hold back The Tide by Melinda Salisbury. The blurb for this one is: Alva is… Continue reading Book Box Club March Unboxing