Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #27

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an opportunity for everyone to know fellow book bloggers and book lovers, and share bookish lists. Every week is a different theme, and you can join in on any Tuesday.


This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is: Books to Read by the Pool or at the Beach. Am going to use this weeks theme as my Summer TBR list.


  1.  Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  2.  Exile by S.M. Wilson
  3.  Evolution by Teri Terry
  4.  I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan
  5.  The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  6.  To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  7.  Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
  8.  Witchsign by Den Patrick
  9.  Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
  10.  A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #26

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an opportunity for everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers, and book lovers and share bookish lists. Every week is a different themed list, and you can join in on any Tuesday.



This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is: Books I DNF, or in My Case Ten Books Am Struggling With


  1. The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
  2. Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  3. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  4. Ignited by A.M. Deese
  5. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  6. Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
  7. The Fandom by Anna Day
  8. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  9. Hidden by P.C. & Kristen Cast
  10. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #25

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an opportunity for everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers, and book lovers and share bookish lists. Every week is a different themed list, and you can join in on any Tuesday.
 

This Weeks Top Ten is: Bookish Worlds I'd Want To/Never Want To Live In

For this week I am going to split it into Top Ten places I would want to live in, and Top Ten I would consider living in, but am pretty sure I wouldn't survive. What would be your favourite bookish worlds to live in? Which ones would you never want to live in?

Top Ten Bookish Worlds I'd Want to Live In

  1.  Red London: A Darker Shade of Magic
  2.  Ketterdam: Six of Crows
  3.  The Night Court/Court of Dreams: A Court of Mist and Fury
  4.  Village of the Hidden Leaf: Naruto
  5.  Howl's Castle: Howl's Moving Castle
  6.  Narnia: The Chronicles of Narnia
  7.  The Magician's Guild, Imardin: The Black Magician Trilogy
  8.  Outer World/Death Shop: Under the Never Sky
  9.  Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings
  10.  The Wizarding World: Harry Potter

Top Ten Bookish World's I'd Consider Living In

Now some of these worlds I'd be tempted to live in, but doubt very highly I'd survive which is off putting.

  1.  Earthasia/Piloria: The Extinction Trials
  2.  Ireland: The Call
  3.  America: The Darkest Minds
  4.  North East England: Dark Matter
  5.  Verity: Monsters of Verity
  6.  The Old Kingdom: Abhorsen
  7.  Delirium World: Delirium
  8.  Untied Kingdom: Lockwood & Co.
  9.  America: Starters
  10.  Any of the districts: The Hunger Games 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #24

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers, and book lovers and share bookish lists. Every week is a different themed list, and you can join in on any Tuesday.



This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is: Best Character Names


Top Five Female Names:
Amani from Rebel of the Sands
Inej from Six of Crows
Evelina from A Study in Silks

Top Five Male Names:
Leif from The Sin Eater's Daughter
Matthias from Six of Crows
Niccolo from A Study in Ashes

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #23



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers, and book lovers and share bookish lists. Every week is a different themed list, and you can join in on any Tuesday.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is: Books with My Favourite Colour on the Cover (or in the Title).


Now I have a few favourite colours that am drawn to to, red being a big one, but blue, green, teal, or turquoise will turn my head too, so am going to pick some of each. What are your favourite colours, and do you find they effect your book choosing process?


Red

  1. Spark by Alice Broadway. Now this one really shouldn't come as a surprise. Not only is it red, but it's so shiny and gorgeous! 😻
  2. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  3. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  4. Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell
  5. Horizon by Alyson Noel

Blue/Turquoise/Teal/Green 

  1. The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull. Another shiny book which, like Spark, the picture doesn't do it justice at all. 
  2. State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. I've been on an all things teal coloured since reading this book, and absolutely love the colours!
  3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  4. Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
  5. The Waking Land by Callie Bates


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #22


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers, and book lovers and share bookish lists. Every week is a different themed list, and you can join in on any Tuesday.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is: Books I'd Slay a Lion to get Early

With so many fantastic books coming out this year it's extremely hard to pick ten! However I did somehow manage, and I'd love to see what you've picked!

  1. The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken. I geeked out so much when I found out we were going to get another Darkest Minds installment, and even more so as it's centered around Zu, who although one of the main characters in DM we don't know all that much about due to her shy nature. This is a book I'd not only slay a lion for, but also offer up a kidney (my other kidney is for the book below), and walk through fire. I love Darkest Minds!!!
  2. Evolution by Teri Terry. Normally you'd have to wait a year or longer for the final book in a series to come out, but not with the last book in Teri Terry's Dark Matter series. I am dying to get Evolution!! My second kidney is reserved for this book, I am that psyched for it!
  3. These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch. I loved Raasch first series Snow Like Ashes and I can't wait to get my hands on These Rebel Waves. Rumor has it there's gay pirates 😉 with magic and adventure.
  4. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. We've seen quite a rise in Villains getting there own spotlight, and am itching to see if Sea Witch is just as dark and captivating as the retellings already out.
  5. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao. From sea witches to the rise of an evil empress. I can already feel my-self being ensnared, and I love the Asian take on this retelling of the Evil Queen.  
  6. Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh. I am slightly gutted they've changed the cover designs, but it's not enough to stop me from wanting this book now. I need to know how my favourite couple are doing, and what secrets and dangers await them.
  7. Catwoman:Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas. F*** yes! My favourite anti-heroine gets her own book! My copies already pre-ordered from LitJoy who are doing a special box for Catwomn:Soulstealer. August can not come quick enough!
  8. Exile by S.M. Wilson. I feel like it was only yesterday when I read TET, and knowing the second book is due out soon just makes the wait bearable. June is a double whammy for Dinosaur fans as it's also the same month the new Jurassic World film comes out, so you can devour your copy of Exile and then go watch JW.
  9. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. Ever since reading Flame in the Mist last year I've been craving books with themes from different cultures, and Empress of All Seasons sounds like it fits perfectly especially given that there'll be yokai as a main center point.
  10. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.  I could live in Weep regardless of the floating statue, and am at my wits end wanting to know what happens next.

Monday, 30 April 2018

British Book Challenge: Spark by Alice Broadway

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Three Words: Folklore, Segregation, Belonging

"A Walk through the woods is never just a walk through the woods. 
      Not in the stories at least. A brother and sister are abandoned.
A child wearing red takes a wrong turn and meets a wolf. A beautiful 
girl finds a castle and a beast. The forest is where the magic or the 
tragic happens. I wonder which one my tale will be."

I got goosebumps reading the opening, which sets the scene perfectly. I felt like I was there walking through the wood into the unknown, and possibly danger. Spark picks up after Leora has discovered her fathers secret and the truth about her own heritage as a half marked, half blank, and has angered Mayor Longsight by doing the one thing your not supposed to, speaking the names of the forgotten blanks after being marked by Obel with a crow, the mark of the forgotten.

As punishment for what she has done Mayor Longsight sends Leora to Featherstone, home of the blanks, to gather intel on the blank uprising. Not all is as it seems however and as she begins to settle into life at Featherstone she has to choose between what is right and what is expected of her, but there's a price to pay for disobedience, and the number of people Leora wishes to protect is growing.

I love Broadway's writing, and how the main story itself feels like a folklore tale. Spark has been an interesting read as we find out more about the blanks, and there way of life. Their stories are similar to the ones Leora grew up with. The twist at the end has left me dizzy, as I longer have an idea what has happened, or what is going on, and I can't wait for book 3!

Top Ten Tuesday #27

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl  and is an opportunity for everyone to know fellow book bloggers and book lovers, and s...