REVIEW: Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell (Spellslinger #3)

CharmcasterTitle: Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell
Pages: 400
Published by: Hot Key Books
Publication date: 17th May 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

On the run from mages and bounty hunters, Kellen’s life as an outlaw spellslinger is about to get a lot worse. 

At a poker game in a mysterious saloon, Kellen’s mentor Ferius Parfax is handed an unusual card depicting a delicate mechanical bird. To anyone else it would be a curiosity, to an Argosi it means war.

They trace the bird to Gitabria, land of wondrous contraptions, where spies have gathered from all over the continent, willing to kill to get their hands on it. But the device holds an even darker secret – one that will set off a war unless Kellen and his thieving squirrel cat, Reichis, can uncover it first.

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Favourite Books of 2018!

Hey guys! Today I am finally bringing you my favourite books of 2018! This year I managed to read 71 books and I am incredibly happy with that! Out of the 71 I read, I rated 12 of them five stars. Fortunately it beat my least favourite books which is nice to know, I think! In no particular order, these are my favourite books of 2018:

Bird Box by Josh Malerman: It really doesn’t feel like I read Bird Box in 2018! Wow, this year was long! If you are looking for a creepy book to read around Halloween time, I definitely recommend this one. It’s a unique horror story with some very nail-biting scenes. Everyone will know the gist of the story by now and if you’ve watched the film, it’s definitely worth reading the book as it has some interesting scenes that weren’t included in the adaptation.

A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard: This book was unputdownable! I was hooked from start to finish and even though I only read it this year, I already want to reread it! It had some amazing twists and I loved how it focused on mental illness as well as uncovering a serial killer! The author did an amazing job with this one! I love it so much! One of the best psychological crime thrillers for sure.

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

Hey guys! I did this tag last year and I really enjoyed it so thought I’d revisit it this year! It’s crazy how we are in June already, where is this year going?? I’ve already completed my reading challenge of 30 books! I am now hoping to reach 50 and since I have half the year left, I am feeling pretty confident that I can achieve that! Here’s my picks for the mid-year freak out book tag:

Original creators: ReadLikeWildfire & Earl Grey Books

A Breath After Drowning

1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2018

This is a tough one because I have read so many amazing books so far and discovered some, albeit not many, fantastic authors! Alice Blanchard is just one of my newly discovered authors and this book was a rollercoaster from start to finish! One of the most amazing psychological thrillers I have read! I loved all of the characters, the twist at the end was on point and it had me hooked from start to finish. This book had everything I wanted and more! I can’t wait to read more books from her!

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May Wrap Up!

Hey guys! You are going to be so shocked and hopefully impressed with me! I managed to read nine books in May and I am so ecstatic! Of course it helped that I had a week off work and managed to read three books. I don’t know how people manage to read this many books every month, it was such a challenge for me but it was awesome constantly reading and not having a breather in between for work and other things! So without further ado, here it was I read this month:

1) Friend Request by Laura Marshall: I feel like if the publisher has to put “The most addictive thriller you’ll read this year” or similar on the cover, then the chances are that it’s not going to be very good and not addictive at all. Let me tell you that this book was so boring and it felt so ridiculous. It switched between an adult life and high school drama and it was exhausting trying to find reasons to care about these characters. It was such a disappointing story and there’s better thrillers out there for sure.

2) Copycat by Alex Lake: I liked this book, I thought the mystery was really good and I kept me guessing all the way through. It’s a psychological thriller because it twists everything and makes you think the main character is actually going crazy and forgetting what she is doing. The ending left me surprised and it actually strayed into some pretty dark stuff. I didn’t like the last few pages and would have preferred a different ending because it’s left on a cliffhanger and if it’s a standalone book that is annoying.

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May Book Haul!

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s June on Friday, this year is going by way, way too fast! I feel like this year has gone by in such a blur. I feel like my book haul posts are slowing down now and I’m actually reading more books that I am buying. My May haul was small and I am pleased with what I have acquired this month. Three I purchased myself and one was sent to me for review: So without further ado, here is my May haul:

Charmcaster1) Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell

I am actually in love with the covers for this series! They are so bright, so eye-catching and so damn beautiful! I was so excited when this book came out and I’m actually already halfway through it now! Expect to see it on my May wrap up, woop! I ordered a signed copy, but unfortunately it arrived damaged! I’m getting a replacement though so fingers crossed that one arrives in perfect condition! I thought I’d read this now though so I can keep my replacement nice! I’m being sneaky. From how much I have read of this so far, I love how each book has new characters and is in a different setting, it makes it that more exciting! I still love Kellen, he is so adorable.

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