May Book Haul!

Hey guys! So excited to share my book haul with you this month! I purchased seven books this month but technically it was only four books because I bought multiple copies of two of them. I’m sure you can guess one of them since I made a post on it recently! I was also sent two books for review by the lovely people at Titan Books! Sending lots of love to them! I have a lot of crime thrillers to read now and I can already feel my blood pumping because they sound so thrilling and scary!

He Said:She Said1) He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I fell head over heels in love with this cover. Just look at it! I’d never heard of this book but when I saw that cover I immediately raced out to buy it. Cover goals right there. It’s so captivating and stunning. I have heard so many great things about this book and a lot of people said it is full of so many awesome twists and turns that you won’t see coming. This sounds amazing! I am so excited to read it!

 

 

 

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REVIEW: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons WhyTitle: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Pages: 352 pages
Published by: Penguin Random House UK Children’s
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Genre: Social Issues/Realistic Fiction
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it, outside his front door. Inside he discovers a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush. Only, she committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the first tape, Hannah explains that there are 13 reasons why she did what she did – and Clay is one of them.

If he listens, Clay will find out how he made the list – what he hears will change his life forever.

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare Book Haul!

Hey guys! This is a really random, fun and definitely spontaneous post! I had no post planned for today but since Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare was published Tuesday I thought I would share my copies with you! I bought three copies because excitement and who doesn’t need three copies of the same book. Book worm problems! Like Lady Midnight I purchased the WHSmith edition, the Waterstones blue sprayed edges edition and the Waterstones limited edition hardback! Unfortunately not signed like the first one was, just a stamp, but I’m so happy I have one signed book by Cassie! She’s one of my favourite authors, I love her! So lets get into this post and see these three gorgeous editions!

First up is the Waterstones exclusive editions:20170525_155941

So this is the gorgeous hardback that goes along side the Lady Midnight one which was dark blue and gold. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it and I am already excited to see what the third one looks like! On the back is a quote from a character in the book which I won’t share just incase it’s considered a spoiler! It’s just so gorgeous and in the back is an exclusive deleted scene from Lord of Shadows! I checked the WHSmith edition and they do not have this but they have something else which is really quite awesome! Below is a picture of the stamp that was in this hardback!

 

 

 

 

 

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! Before I get into this post I just want to celebrate my blog being a year old today! On 24th May 2016 I created this blog and published my first post and my first review which was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare! Looking back that review is really terrible and my reviews have vastly improved since then as I’ve grown more confident sharing my writing online. When I first started this blog I only thought I’d last a few months before I quit but I can happily say I am still here and don’t plan on going anywhere! I love blogging so much! It’s so fun and I love talking to other bloggers who are passionate about reading! Thank you so much for sticking with me and I hope you continue to do so!

Today I am sharing with you all another WWW Wednesday post! WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: I recently finished the TV show and I was surprised to find that I actually really liked it. The acting was superb and it was a very addicting show to watch. It gripped me from start to finish and it was heartbreaking watching it all unfold. I wasn’t planning on reading the book mainly because I heard it romanticises and glorifies suicide. But then NetGalley had ebooks for request so I thought why not give it a try and if I don’t like it, it doesn’t really matter since I didn’t pay for it. So far it’s good but not very gripping, everything is going by really fast but the characters, especially Clay, aren’t as interesting as they are in the TV show. I definitely prefer the TV show but I will finish this book because it’s really easy to read and isn’t very long.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare: I finally have this beautiful and glorious book in my hands! Make that THREE copies in my hand! I pre-ordered the Waterstone’s paperback and hardback and then popped into WHSmith yesterday and purchased their edition! So three copies of Lady Midnight and three copies of Lord of Shadows. No regrets! Guys, this book is so BEAUTIFUL! It’s just mind-blowingly gorgeous. The spine is so pretty, spine beauty right there. I’m not very far in yet because I’m trying to finish Thirteen Reasons Why first but I’m so excited to get fully invested in the story! How have we waited over a year for this?! Its been torture at times.

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Totally Should’ve Book Tag!

Since I did the Totally Didn’t book tag on Friday I thought I would do the Totally Should’ve tag today! You can probably tell from the title that this tag is the complete opposite of the Totally Didn’t tag. Again I had to think really hard about my answers and spend the afternoon sitting on my bed frowning at all my books. Some of these questions were actually quite hard! I feel like I’ve used a lot of choices from the last one. I tried to use others but I really couldn’t think of any.

Original video: emmmabooks

The Host

1) Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

Definitely The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I’m pretty sure the majority of people who read this wanted there to be a sequel and the ending to me implied that there would be a sequel and that their story wasn’t over. But, unfortunately, it’s been like eight years almost and we still don’t have a sequel. I just think there is so much more that can be said about this world and the characters. The Host was such a captivating book once you got past the slow start. I’d read a second book if she ever decided to publish one.

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Totally Didn’t Book Tag!

Hey guys! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this I just saw it on Youtube and thought it was a really fun tag to do! You just basically have a little rant about things that have already happened in books. I had to think really hard about some of the questions because sometimes a book didn’t always come to mind straight away. Anyway, lets get into it!

Original video: ReadLikeWildFire

1) Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels

I didn’t have to think too hard about this because I really, really, really didn’t enjoy the last two books in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. The first one was amazing! The world building was spot on, the characters were great and it had a solid plot throughout. But I feel like in the next two books it kind of fell apart because the plot was terrible in Ice Like Fire and the characters were so annoying. Frost Like Night was just as bad because that was putting me to sleep. I really think that Snow Like Ashes would have been a lot better as a standalone and it really didn’t need to be a trilogy.

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REVIEW: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed #2)

perfectTitle: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
Pages: 432
Published by: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Publication date: 6 April 2017
Genre: Dystopian
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed, Celestine’s life has fractured completely –  all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan declared her the number-one threat to the public, she has been on the run with the complicated, powerfully attractive Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret – one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, she must make a choice: save only herself, or risk her life to save all the Flawed…

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