Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #35

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


This weeks Top Ten is: Villain's

Who is your favourite villain? 
  1. The Darkling from Shadow & Bone 
  2. Naughty John from The Diviner's
  3. Astrid & Athos Dane from A Darker Shade of Magic 
  4. Madara Uchiha from Naruto
  5.  The Sleeping Prince from /the Sin Eaters Daughter
  6.  Neferet from House of Night
  7. Xifeng from Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
  8. Clancy from The Darkest Minds
  9. Xander from Contagion
  10. Angra from Snow like Ashes

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

I was tagged by Cora at Tea Party Princess to do The Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag, which  was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward (who also created the original version).

Witch

A Magical Character or Book
A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Halloway
Evelina Cooper is one of my favourite fictional witches. Although the series is hard to find, I'd recommend it to anyone looking for Victorian Era steampunk, with a twist of magic.

Werewolf

The Perfect Book to Read at Night
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
So probably not the best book to read at night, especially if you live in an old creaky house. There is definitely a Scooby Doo vibe to this book, but it's a lot more creepy & spooky. I couldn't get enough of it though, I loved it so much I refused to go to bed till I'd finished it.

Frankenstein

A Book that Truly Shocked You
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
I was not expecting anything like this for a Robin Hood retelling! I'd love to find out how the trilogy ends.

The Devil

A Dark, Evil Character
Father John from After the Fire by Will Hill
This was a tough choice, but I decided on Father John because one of the worst things a person can do is take someones faith & brainwash them into doing things to suit their own agenda, whilst harming others. What makes this character even more evil, is that this really does happen & Will Hill's After the Fire portrays this amazingly!

Grim Reaper

*Spoiler!*

A Character that Should Never Have Died
Matthias from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Just why?! Had Nina not gone through enough already? Honestly no reason other than to break our hearts </3

Zombie

A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
I am beyond soul destroyed that I re-homed this series. My mum would get me the books even though she was terrified of the covers, & I loved them so much! Full of blood & gruesomeness!

Gargoyle

A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost
Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E, Schwab
This should come as no surprise to anyone. I absolutely love Lila! Highly doubt she needs protecting though.

Vampire

A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You
The Court of Air by Stephen Hunt
Although I enjoyed reading TCoA, it is quite long & written with a style that at times made it hard to follow.

Ghost

A Book that Still Haunts You
Lucas by Kevin Brooks
Ever since reading this book for the North East Teenage Book Awards, I've never been able to re-read it without crying my eyes out half way through cos I know how it's going to end.

Demon

A Book that Really Scared You
The Diviners by Libba Bray
I strongly debated putting this further up for Werewolf, but it REALLY isn't!! Do not ever read this book at night, or in the dark. Find somewhere nice & sunny with lot's of people.


Skeleton

A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With
All of them! I don't think a book would work if there's wasn't characters we wanted to boop on the head for doing something stupid, like entering the obviously haunted house where they know an ax murderer is skulking.

Mummy

A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time
The Glass Mountain by Martina Evans
This is one of my favourite modern classics. Set in Cork Ireland during the 80's it follows Meave who is trying to figure out who she is, & what she'd like to do with her life. It captures the uncertainty of choosing a life path perfectly, & is beautifully written.

Creepy Doll

A Cover too Scary to Look At
The Vanished by Celia Rees

The Vanished

I don't think I need to say anything...

The Monster Mash

It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
Tag Your Friends!
Charlotte at Charlotte, Somewhere
Amy at Amiiie's Books
Hannah at A Cup of Wonderland
Lucy-May at Writing With Wolves

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #34

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


This weeks Top Ten is: Authors I'd Love to Meet


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #33

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

This weeks Top Ten is: Books on My Fall TBR

  1. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  2. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J.Maas
  3. A Pixie's Promise by Dianna Sanchez
  4. Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi
  5. The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault
  6. Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles
  7. The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick
  8. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  9. Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis
  10. Rule by Ellen Goodlett

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #32

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an opportunity everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers and 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: Bingeworthy TV Shows/Movies

With the new TV fall season starting up again, I'd love to know what shows or movies you love watching when you're not reading. Here are my top ten favourite.

Top Ten TV Shows/Series

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #31

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an opportunity everyone to get to know fellow book bloggers and 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 Pull You Out of a Reading Slump

Here is my list of top ten books that have helped pull me out of a reading slump, whether it's been reading them for the first time, or re-reading them again. What are your favourite books to get out you out a reading slump?
  1. Meddling Kids by Edgar Catero
  2. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
  3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  4. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
  5. A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
  6. Slated by Teri Terry
  7. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  8. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  9. The Glass Mountain by Martina Evans
  10. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Saturday, 11 August 2018

The NetGalley Book Tag

Thank you for the tag Cora at Tea Party Princess! I get pretty much all my review copies from NetGalley, although I have to admit am super slow at getting my reviews up, if at all. Hopefully this will be changing!



NetGalley Member Professional Reader - The NetGalley Book Tag


Auto-Approved: Who is one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?
There's a few, but my two favourite are V.E. Schwab & Teri Terry.

Request: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?
The cover, blurb or author. Am quite picky in my reading, but have found NetGalley a great tool for giving new authors, & genres a go.

Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
Am a bit behind with my reading & reviews, however I do always try to put a few words in the review box. If it's a book I've really liked, or have been waiting to get hold of I'll do my best to review it on my blog. For books I wasn't that keen on, I simply say it wasn't for me.

Badges: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Wish For It: What’s one book you’re absolutely dying to read?
There's two that I am still waiting for my wish to be granted. The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken, and Evolution by Teri Terry. I'd love for The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab to find it's way onto NetGalley too.

2018 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?
The last ARC I reviewed on my blog was The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven, and Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh.

I am Tagging
Charlotte, Somewhere
A Cup of Wonderland
Amiiie's Books


Do you get review copies from NetGalley?

Top Ten Tuesday #35

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