Book haul!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my first book haul of 2019. In case you didn’t know, I decided this year I would buy 1 book for every 3 I read, excluding gift cards or books I received as presents. So that means I’m probably going to have random book hauls scattered throughout the year while I build up a small pile! Also by doing this, I hope to tackle my TBR and hopefully I will have brought it down quite a bit by the end of the year. Here’s what I’ve acquired so far:

 

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris and The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve

So at the start of the year, WH Smith had an amazing deal where if you bought one book, you got another FREE. Now I would have been pretty crazy not to get anything so of course I bought these two books. I was wanting to buy Bee Larkham anyway because it sounds amazing so I was ecstatic to see that was in the offer. Half Moon Street caught my eye with all the surgical equipment on the cover. It looks pretty chilling and I’m all for a disturbing read. I haven’t read either of these yet but hopefully I will get around to them soon!

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REVIEW: Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena (DC Icons #4)

SupermanTitle: Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena
Pages: 336
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him.

He knows drawing attention to himself could be dangerous but lately it’s difficult to stay in the shadows. A dark secret is lurking in Smallville and he’s not the only one hiding something.

With his best friend, Lana Lang, at his side, Clark is determined to discover what evil lies below the surface of their small town. But there are secrets in Clark’s past that threaten to destroy the future Man of Steel.

Before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

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REVIEW: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Villains #2)

20181223_143830Title: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 575
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 25th September 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions–V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious. Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.

But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought–and will use her newfound power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.

With Marcella’s rise, new enmities create opportunity–and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.

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March 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my March TBR and I’ve said this so many times before but I really need to start posting my TBRs earlier! It seems that I always finish books before I’ve posted about wanting to read them and I still haven’t learned from my mistakes! Oh well! This month I’d like to read five books but since I’ve already finished one I might be able to read more, yay! Here’s what I’ve set myself this month:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: So… I finished this book last night but I guess it was on my TBR anyways so I’m still going to include it. Normally I am terrible for getting to sequels after I’ve finished the first book but I was completely blown away by Caraval and had to pick Legendary up straight away. Now I am miffed I have to wait until May for the last book! I thought it was out sooner than that but after a quick look on Amazon, I have to wait until then. SIGH. I have no idea what to expect from the third one now because this series has been nothing like I was expecting and I’m really intrigued by it all!

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Meeting Cassandra Clare and Holly Black!

Hey guys! Happy first of the month! I recently had one of the happiest moments in my life because I met one of my all-time favourite authors! As you can tell from the title, I met Cassandra Clare and Holly Black! Cassie and Holly recently went on tour in the UK and I managed to bag tickets to one of their stops! I got the ticket that included the books, an exclusive tote bag and a tour print (lots of goodies!!). There was also some posters, bookmarks, pins and a sample for Cassie’s next book.

Advance warning: this will be a really long post as I just blabber on about all my feelings and excitement when meeting Cassie! My heart was so full and looking at the pictures when I met her, I have a ridiculous smile plastered on my face and I’m practically making heart eyes at her. Seriously she is one of my favourite authors and I cannot get over finally being able to meet her.

Now I’ll actually show you what I got and pictures from the event! First up, here’s the double sided tote bag (it’s so pretty!):

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February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I think my reading slump is finally over as I managed to read everything that was on my TBR! The first two books I didn’t enjoy but the last two were incredible and a great way to end the month! Here’s what I read:

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: I finally finished this beast and while it wasn’t my favourite or anything like I was expecting, it was still a nice ending to this trilogy. I didn’t enjoy how the fantasy part took a backseat to the romance and how heavily it focused on events that happened in City of Heavenly Fire but I can’t deny that Cassie knows how to make her fans happy. Despite not enjoying this one, I’m still very much looking forward to her three 2019 releases! Also looking forward to seeing more of these characters and hopefully some better plots for them!

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REVIEW: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies

The Instrument of DeathTitle: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies
Pages: 240
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 5th March 2019
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes has just uncovered the truth about the theft of a priceless ruby. The wealthy Lady Damury staged the theft and tried to frame her husband – but just as Holmes reveals the truth, Lady Damury is found murdered. Holmes deduces that this is no crime of passion, but the work of a ruthless killer with no connection to the jewel. With reports of a man in a strange, trance-like state, Holmes finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the sinister Dr Caligari…

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