Meeting Cassandra Clare and Holly Black!

Hey guys! Happy first of the month! I recently had one of the happiest moments in my life because I met one of my all-time favourite authors! As you can tell from the title, I met Cassandra Clare and Holly Black! Cassie and Holly recently went on tour in the UK and I managed to bag tickets to one of their stops! I got the ticket that included the books, an exclusive tote bag and a tour print (lots of goodies!!). There was also some posters, bookmarks, pins and a sample for Cassie’s next book.

Advance warning: this will be a really long post as I just blabber on about all my feelings and excitement when meeting Cassie! My heart was so full and looking at the pictures when I met her, I have a ridiculous smile plastered on my face and I’m practically making heart eyes at her. Seriously she is one of my favourite authors and I cannot get over finally being able to meet her.

Now I’ll actually show you what I got and pictures from the event! First up, here’s the double sided tote bag (it’s so pretty!):

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Tiny January 2019 Wrap Up

Hey guys! This month has been disastrous reading wise as I’ve read very little. I was struggling in the last few months of 2018 not to fall in a reading slump and I don’t know if it was going back to work after Christmas or the freezing weather that sent me spiralling and unfortunately gave me that final shove I was trying to avoid. I’ve just not cared to read anything at all and instead just spent my time staring at my phone or playing Spider-Man (which is awesome, by the way). So this is why my posts have been somewhat lacking this month and haven’t been very interesting, at least to me. I’m going to try and pull myself out of this slump in February as I seriously need to finish QOAAD!

The only positive thing I can say is that I’ve actually already ticked one of my reading goals off my list as I managed to listen to my first ever audiobook this month (more on that later). I was so bored in work and that desperate to read SOMETHING that I purchased an audiobook to listen to when work was slow. So that’s one thing done already, yay! Anyway, lets get into the two books I managed to read this month:

delirium1) Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I read this over one weekend and whilst it was easy to read, I didn’t find it particularly interesting. I felt like nothing was happening and I didn’t really care for the characters. Pretty much the whole plot is the main character (I forgot her name already) constantly sneaking out and never getting caught despite saying countless times people always get caught. Amazingly convenient how she didn’t! She meets up with Alex (I actually remembered his name) and starts to fall in love with him. Then we get to the ending! The ending didn’t make any sense to me and it seemed like the author pulled it out of nowhere just so she’d have a reason to write another two books in this series. I’m not interested in continuing and will just pretend that the ending I originally thought was going to happen, happened. Maybe I would have liked this series if I read it when it first came out but 23 year old me says no thank you, next!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top of Your TBR

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you a TBR post for Top 5 Wednesday and I guess it is just your priority reads for 2019! There’s lots of books I’m itching to read all of a sudden and some of them with good reason, so let’s get into it!

Caraval & Legendary by Stephanie Garber: So FairyLoot announced that they will be doing a collector’s edition box for Finale by Stephanie Garber and even though I haven’t read the first two books (yet!), I am very interested in this. I really love the merch for these books and I’ve seen some really awesome quotes from Legendary. I think it goes on sale in March so that gives me a month to read the first two. If I don’t like them, I’ll probably pass on the box but maybe still buy odd bits of the merch if I like it! But finally I’m motivated to read these books that have been sat on my shelf for months!

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Book Series I’ve Quit!

Hey guys! I always talk about series I bloody adore and have become attached to but I don’t really talk about ones I haven’t got on with! I thought it’d be interesting for you guys to see what series I have recently quit reading. I have nothing against these authors, I just didn’t like these particular series. If you guys like them, that’s great! Plenty of people do as these are popular series but they just weren’t for me! So without further ado, lets get into it!

1) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This is one of those rare hyped series where I’ve read it and just hated everything about it. I noticed a lot of spelling mistakes and errors in the first book and it completely put me off. I hate seeing books with errors. I don’t mind the odd one or two but this one had so many. I didn’t like the plot. I thought it was very boring and whenever anything exciting happened it was conveniently solved a couple paragraphs later. I didn’t like the characters at all and I just couldn’t connect with any of them. When the second book came out I read a few reviews and they all said if they didn’t like the first book then you won’t like this one. So instead of possibly wasting my money I decided to just quit this series. I have no regrets and I donated the first book to a charity shop because I didn’t see the point in keeping it.

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