My most read authors!

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be sharing with you some of my most read authors and I bet most of you will already know who the majority of them are. I’m going to start from the lowest and work my way up to the author with the most books that I’ve read. There’s a lot of sixes and sevens, according to my read shelf on Goodreads, so I’ve picked my favourite ones. If I include them all this post will be way too long!

Marie Lu (six books)

First up we have Marie Lu with six books and these include The Young Elites trilogy, Batman: Nightwalker and her Warcross duology. Lu has been hit-and-miss author for me unfortunately, but I do still really want to read her other published books, especially The Kingdom of Back. I enjoyed the concept of The Young Elites but I don’t think it was executed very well, whereas I loved Nightwalker and Warcross. I wished the latter one was a trilogy but it worked really well as a duology so I’m happy.

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Book Covers: Old vs New

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be talking about book cover changes! Most books will eventually go through a cover change and sometimes, unfortunately, it happens right in the middle of a series. Often I am incredibly happy that I finally have a beautiful copy of my favourite books. Other times, however, I wonder what the hell they were thinking. I am going to share with you some of my favourite cover changes and some of the most frustrating changes.

The Eldest Curses by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

So first up is the cover change for The Eldest Curses trilogy! The original cover is the one on the left and I’m not sure why they decided to completely revamp the cover but it’s happened before the release of the The Lost Book of the White, which is the second book in the trilogy. I personally love the new cover and think it’s a lot more appealing than the first one. I have nothing against the first cover; I really like that one too but compared to the new one, it’s a little plain. I do hope the third book has Alec and Magnus on the cover together but I doubt that will happen. Also, I like how the publisher is offering a reversible dust jacket for the second book so you can either stick with the old cover or showcase the new one.

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Book haul – 2020

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing with you some more books I’ve purchased this year with my own money and I’m actually surprised by how many I’ve bought in 2020. I’ve managed to acquire 16 books so far this year (this doesn’t include multiple copies) and I’m really excited to share my most recent buys with you. I’ve also decided to include some of my own pictures! They’re not very good, but since I wanted to talk about the multiple copies I thought it would be best to take my own.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: I had to share pictures of my stunning copies of House of Earth and Blood. I ordered both Waterstones editions – the hardback with exclusive red sprayed edges and the tour edition. I love both these editions so much and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of the tour edition. I read this book when it came out and I loved it so much. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

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Books Releases I’m Excited For!

Hey guys! So when I did my most anticipated 2020 books back in January, I didn’t realise until now just how many books I missed off that list. Since there’s tons more I’m excited about (one I only found out about recently), I decided to post a second one! Hope you enjoy!

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer: I cannot tell you how much I was freaking out when this was announced. I have been waiting so long for this and I’m so happy it’s finally here. I honestly never thought this day would come! My favourite thing about this announcement though has been all the Twitter memes, they were hilarious. I’m so excited to dive back into this world and it’s also really cool being able to get caught up in all the excitement on Twitter as well. The only thing I’m not a fan of is the cover. I don’t think it’s that nice compared to the others.

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban: I have been seeing this book everywhere and even more so after I followed the author on Twitter. She’s so lovely and seems so down to earth and has me seriously hyped up for her novel. It reminds me of One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus and I loved that book so much! All Your Twisted Secrets sounds exactly that – twisted. Six teens have to choose which of them to kill within 60 minutes or else they will all die. I can’t wait to read this!

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FairyLoot Unboxing: Chain of Gold Collector’s Edition

Hey guys! My FairyLoot Chain of Gold Collector’s Edition box arrived yesterday evening so I thought I’d post an unboxing for it today! Unfortunately I was not a huge fan of the items in the box or the book itself, so I will be selling the entire box at some point.

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My main thoughts were that the items were nice but impractical, I already have lots of similar items and I don’t have the storage space anymore. The book was nice but I much prefer the Waterstone’s exclusive edition, which was purple and gold, so that’s why I’ve decided to sell the book too. Anyway, here’s what came in the box:

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REVIEW: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (The Last Hours #1)

00a04bed-84c8-4ed9-9b82-207929e26230Title: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When she travels to London, she encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms and supernatural salons. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when demon attacks devastate London. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers – and a brutal choice will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

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January 2020 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! January, which always seems to be a struggle to get through, is finally over so that means I’m posting my wrap up. Last January I only managed two books which was super disappointing; however, I am very pleased to say that this year I managed to read seven books!

Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare: I finally read this giant book and it was actually everything I was hoping for. Admittedly, some stories were confusing as they had a lot of characters and I was struggling to remember who was who and who was related to the characters I already knew. I don’t know how Cassie manages to keep up with this world! My favourite stories were the ones with Jem and Tessa and the brief moments they manage to have together. Then the stories at the end when they’re finally together, that was super emotional. I loved this and I can’t wait for Chain of Gold now!

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REVIEW: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

9751119d-e99a-4945-b562-2f3ec2fb45d2Title: Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link and Robin Wasserman
Pages: 617
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 4th June 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. It’s no place for Shadowhunters, but through two centuries a Silent Brother has visited. Brother Zachariah was once a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. Now he is searching for a relic from his past.

Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Market’s dark dealings, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul and a young Jace Wayland’s finds safety.

In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost. But no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.

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