August Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I’m happy with what I managed to read this month but also a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to fit a couple more books in. I had a pretty busy month so lost a lot of reading time but I read four books in total which I am still pleased with. Without further ado, here are the books I read this month:

Warlock Holmes1) Warlock Holmes: The Hell-hound of the Baskervilles by G.S. Denning

I’ve mentioned this a lot on my blog recently and I finally finished it! Just like the first one, it was very entertaining and had a lot of silly moments! It’s basically Sherlock Holmes but with the supernatural and it made a nice change from all the dark crime thrillers I’d been reading. It took me a while to read it because I really didn’t want it to end. It consists of five short stories and they were so ridiculous. There is a third book out next year and I am so excited to see what silly other adventures they go on to have!

 

 

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August Book Haul!

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s nearly September already, it’s going by so fast this year. I hope you have all had a great month and bought lots of awesome books. I bought a lot of crime thrillers this month. I called in a bargain bookshop and they had 3 books for £5 so I had a good hunt and found some decent looking crime thrillers! I’ve also been sent two copies for review which is exciting! So lets get into it!

Tracer1) Tracer by Rob Boffard

I was so excited to read this book but then I read the reviews and they aren’t that great, dammit! The cover and the synopsis really drew me in because they are trapped on a space station with a madman. To me it sounded really interesting because is he murdering people? You can’t exactly run from a murderer on a space station. I will still read it but I’m a little disappointed now and worried I won’t like it. It sounded too good to be true!

 

 

 

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REVIEW: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning CityTitle: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Pages: 384
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: 25th July 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that–illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca. Their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books from Before You Joined Blogs/Bookstagram

Hey guys! I was honestly so excited when I saw this topic for Top 5 Wednesday! I have found so many fantastic books through the blogging community and bookstagram. I have so many favourite authors that I discovered from seeing their books getting amazing reviews or pictures being all over my Instagram feed. I rave about them all the time on my blog and my bookstgram but I forget to give my old favourites some love. So, without further ado, I am now going to give some much deserved love to my old favourites! 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.

1) The Immortals by Alyson Noël

I freaking love these books! I’d never heard anything about them when I first picked them up because I wasn’t using bookstagram yet. I bought them purely for the covers because they really drew me in and made me want to read the books. I really loved them! The plot is really interesting because the main character can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. I was hooked throughout and devoured all six books in about a week. I loved the writing, the story, and the characters. Everything about these books was perfect for me. I feel like they’re really underrated and they definitely deserve more love! I highly recommend them for anyone who loves fantasy or paranormal books like me!

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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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