Ridiculous October Book Haul!

Hey guys! I am calling this the Ridiculous October Book Haul because I bought a ridiculous amount of books this month! Stating the obvious, much? I honestly think this crazy book obsessed demon possessed me at the start of the month and went on a massive splurge in Waterstones. In our defence, I bought some beautiful books and scored a few signed ones!

1) La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman

I was seriously excited for this book and when I saw Waterstones had a special signed edition limited to 5,000 copies for £35 I had to get one. I had to. So imagine my relief when they’d all sold out and I’d pre-ordered one the day they released them on the website. But imagine my disappointment when I got home and noticed it was damaged. I was heartbroken. I took it back to Waterstones but obviously I couldn’t get another because they’d all sold out. They knocked £10 off so I only ended up paying £25 but it still kind of annoys me. Despite the fault it is a truly beautiful book and they’ve done an amazing job. Alongside this I also got the £10 hardback so these two books were an expensive buy.

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TV shows I’m currently loving!

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be talking about my favourite TV shows and why I love them so much! All book lovers love binge-watching a good TV show and I hardly ever talk about my favourites so thought it was about time I did just that! I hope you enjoy!

Riverdale.jpg1) Riverdale

I got addicted to this show so bloody fast, it’s actually sunk its claws into me and I can’t escape – not that I want to! This show is such a whirlwind of emotions I feel like every episode I’m about to step on to a fairground ride and I’m going to be dizzy as hell when I get off. I watched 10 episodes in one day which is pretty freaking good for me and then I finished the rest of season 1 over the new few days. I’m in utter agony now having to wait a week for every ep – I need the whole season and I need it now! I love the characters so much! I love Cheryl Blossom even though I’m 90% sure she is insane. She is evil to the core but, damn it, I love her and I don’t know why! Everyone needs to watch this show because it’s addicting as hell and so bloody good!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared You

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! Since it’s nearly Halloween I thought I’d discuss some books with spooky scenes and I find that I get scared more by non-scary books than I do scary books, if that makes sense?! I probably feel more prepared with a scary book because I’m expecting it to be scary but if I read a book with some spooky scenes that I wasn’t expecting, it catches me off guard!

In this post we can discuss books you found frightening or just specific scenes from those books that weren’t technically supposed to scare you, but did. 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.

The Scorch Trials1)  The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you probably already know how much this book scared me. The start of it was terrifying and then there are some scenes later on that thoroughly creeped me out. This book gave me chills and I actually had goosebumps when I was reading it. It honestly scared the hell out of me and I really wasn’t expecting it! Definitely one of my favourite non-horror books! Plus the setting is kind of creepy too because it’s an apocalyptic book with cranks/zombies!

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: Chimera by C.D. Bell (Weregirl #2)

ChimeraTitle: Chimera by C. D. Bell
Pages: 400
Published by: Chooseco
Publication date: 1st November 2017
Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

The forest is full of secrets.

Nessa Kurland is adjusting to life as a weregirl—she is transforming with ease and running with a pack she cares for deeply. Her boyfriend Luc is a fellow shifter, and Paravida, the corporation responsible for unethical genetic experiments on the residents of Tether, has pulled out of town, leaving the community safe.

But that’s just how it appears on the surface.

Nessa returns home from a run with the pack to find an FBI raid and the shocking news that her mother Vivian is being held without bail for violations so serious she may be facing life in prison. What did Nessa’s mother, a small-town vet tech, do to threaten Homeland Security? Vivian’s secret past leads Nessa to discover there is more to her own story than she ever imagined.

The wolves that are running through Tether’s woods are not the same pack Nessa knew before. These are not all natural wolves. And they are breeding.

Nessa’s transformation is only just beginning.

In CHIMERA, the second installment in the Weregirl trilogy, Nessa confronts the truth of who she is, where she comes from, and what she has to do to survive.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! It’s been over a month since my last Top 5 Wednesday post and since I’ve been reading quite a bit recently I thought I’d update you all on where I’m up to with my books! Even though I work forty hours a week now I still find time to read on the train journey to work, on my break and then I get in a few hours before I go to bed. I’ve been told by so many people that they quit reading when they got a full time job and I’m determined not to do the same. I love reading and won’t let a job get in the way of that! So let me share my recent reads with you all!

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:

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch: This book is just insane! Insane! I’m sure I’ve already spoken about it but basically the main character is in a coma after he was involved in an accident and his family are debating withdrawing life support. He’s aware of everything that’s going on around him but he can’t move or speak. He can’t do anything, he can only listen. He begins to suspect the accident that put him in hospital wasn’t an accident and that someone actually tried to kill him. So now he has to try and solve his own murder before his family decide to let him go. This is such an amazing and creative idea for a story??? I’m just blown away by it??? I’ve nearly finished this book and I’m so excited to see how it all ends! I have no idea what’s going to happen, I’m completely in the dark and I love it! I’m completely hooked on this story and I can’t wait to write a review for this book!

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden: I read the first Assassin’s Creed book in April which honestly seems like a lifetime ago now! When I started this I hadn’t realised how much I’d actually missed Ezio and how much I’d miss this world. I sat down with this book before bed and when I went to turn my light out I realised I’d already read 100 pages which is just insane. This is just a book you can truly get lost in and I can’t wait to lose myself some more in these pages!

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1)

Wonder WomanTitle: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 384
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 31st August 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

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October TBR!

Hey guys! Since I’ve been working full time I’ve been really struggling to get a lot of books read and as a result my NetGalley books have piled up. So this month I am keen to get that pile down and as such will be reading three books (or trying to) from NetGalley! I am very excited to read these books as they are highly anticipated releases!

Zenith1) Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

When I saw this book was on NetGalley I literally started freaking out because I am super excited to read this! I feel so grateful to have been approved because I honestly thought I’d be rejected! I’ve heard terrible things about this book to be honest but it hasn’t swayed me. I’m just too excited for this book to let anything get in the way of me reading it. I do really like Sasha’s videos but I’m not going to let that influence my opinion of her book. If I like it, yay! If not then that will be a shame but I will still continue to watch her videos!

 

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