REVIEW: Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell (Spellslinger #1)

Title: Spellslinger by Sebastien De CastellSpellslinger Pages: 416
Published by: Hot Key Books
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Genre: Fantasy/Magic
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

MAGIC IS A CON GAME.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.

Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope.

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Book Series I Wish Had More Books!

Hey guys! I was scrolling through some old topics for Top 5 Wednesday when I came across this one and it seemed like a lot of fun so here we are! I love reading series and if I could I would happily read about ten books in one series from my favourite authors. I’m sure if you’ve read a lot of my posts in the past then you will easily be able to guess my choices for this post! So lets get into it!

1) Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

This is only a duology and it makes me really sad because these books were amazing. What I really liked about them was that the plot remained the focal point of the story. Both books were entirely driven by Celestine’s actions and her drive to do what’s right despite everything it could cost her. I find that this is quite rare for young adult books because the plot nearly always ends up taking a backseat to the romance at some point. With these books you know there is a romance but it’s always in the background which I liked. It meant that the books were very addicting because there was constantly nail-biting scenes which made it hard to put down. I would have loved for them to be a trilogy because I think there was plenty of room to expand on the story. Or if not a third book then possibly a spin-off about Carrick’s life because he’s such a mysterious character. We learn a lot about him in the second book but I need more. These books were absolutely brilliant and I would recommend them to anyone who likes dystopian!

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! It’s been nearly a month since I last did a WWW Wednesday post so I thought I’d bring it back again. I’m so excited to share with you all some of the books I have been reading recently! Hope you enjoy!

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:

Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell: This was a very spontaneous read! I just grabbed it off my shelf and dived right in. I’m already over halfway through and I’m hoping to finish it by the end of the week. This book has some sassy characters and I like it. I love Kellen so much, he’s such a cute character.

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck: I was approved to read this on NetGalley and honestly I’m kind of struggling with it. I thought the cover looked really intriguing and the synopsis made me immediately want to start reading it. I’m 40% in and it’s not really grabbing me like I wanted it to. I don’t like any of the characters that much and the plot is annoying me, it’s very strange. I’m going to try and push through because so far I have read and reviewed every book this publisher has approved me for. I don’t want to let them down with this one now!

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REVIEW: Warlock Holmes: The Hell-hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning (Warlock Holmes #2)

Warlock HolmesTitle: Warlock Holmes: The Hell-hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning
Pages: 395
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 16th May 2017
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

The game’s afoot once more as the long-suffering Dr. John Watson and a bedridden and somewhat pungent Warlock Holmes (though he’s getting better) face off against Moriaty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a succubus, an overly Canadian aristocrat, a tricycle fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell-hound, one assumes.

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August TBR!

Hey guys! I’m sorry for bringing my TBR to you all so late but I just wanted to get other posts out first. So far this month I am off to a terrible start. I haven’t even read one book yet! We are eleven days in and I still haven’t read a single book. I am not happy with myself and for that reason I am setting a small TBR for this month. Here are the books I will be reading in August:

Strange the Dreamer1) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

This book has been calling to me for a while now and I can’t stop staring at it, stroking it, taking pictures of it. You know, all the weird stuff bookstagrammers like to do. I have heard great things about it but also some bad things. I am hoping I will be saying good things about it and I am so excited to dive right in! It’s quite long but it’s not put me off which is a good sign! If anyone has read it, I’d love to know your thoughts on it? Did you like it Hate it? Let me know it!

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is Best

Hey guys! I was so excited to take part in this weeks topic because I have complained a lot about series that went downhill. I thought it was about time I gave some recognition to those rare second books that are actually pretty damn awesome! I’ve read my fair share of series where the second book has been incredibly boring but these series had kickass second books! I hope you enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

scorch1) The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 

If you guys read a lot of my posts then you will know how obsessed I am with this series and James Dashner. His writing is just amazing and I’d love to be able to write such captivating stories! I adore The Maze Runner series so much, it’s actually one of my favourites! His writing is just fantastic and he completely blew me away in The Scorch Trials. This book was definitely the best in the series because it scared the hell out of me. It was so intense and spooky. It gave me chills and I actually had goosebumps reading it. When he writes about the cranks… it’s so scary! This was definitely one of the most intense books I’ve read and I bloody devoured it.

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ARC REVIEW: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Emma in the NightTitle: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Pages: 319
Published by: HQ
Publication date: 8th August 2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

Two sisters go missing.
Only one returns.

We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe.

When my sister and I disappeared three years ago, they found Emma’s car at the beach. Some people believed she had gone there to find a party or meet a friend who never showed. They believed that she’d gone for a swim. They believed that she’d drowned. Maybe by accident. Maybe a suicide.

Everyone believed Emma was dead.

As for me, well – it was not as simple as that.

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