REVIEW: Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (DC Icons #3)

CatwomanTitle: Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 384
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 9th August 2018
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

When the bat’s away, the cat will play.

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. Batman is off on a vital mission and Gotham is at the mercy of the new thief on the prowl. Joined by the cunning Poison Ivy and notorious Harley Quinn, she wreaks havoc across the city.

Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the ultimate heist?

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August Favourites! (Bookish and non-bookish!)

Hey guys! I’ve never done a monthly favourites post before but I thought I’d finally do one as I’ve had a lot of August favourites that have made me really excited, so I thought it’d be good to share them with you! Let me know what you think!

IMG_20180724_184107_2301) Black Panther book sleeve

This was in Illumicrate’s May box and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a YA subscription box similar to FairyLoot. I don’t buy these boxes because I’ve just never properly looked into them but they seem to have some really nice items. Black Panther is one of my favourite Marvel characters, I freaking loved the film! I absolutely fell in love with this book sleeve as soon as I saw it and my heart broke a little when I realised it was in a subscription box. Luckily, this wonderful person on Facebook who was in this buy, sell and trade group was selling hers as she didn’t want it. So of course, I snapped it right up and I’ve been using it non-stop ever since. I love it so much, I love it, I love it, I love it! It’s so cute and I’m going to cherish this now.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You’ve Removed From Your TBR

Hello everyone! Thought I’d take part in this weeks Top 5 Wednesday because I liked the idea of discussing books you’ve removed from your TBR for various reasons. I mostly removed mine due to poor reviews and lack of interest! Hope you 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.

Frost and Starlight1) A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

I thought about buying this book mainly for the fan art because I haven’t even read A Court of Mist and Fury yet but then I read some reviews and they were… not great. Obviously I haven’t read it so I can’t agree or dispute this but from what I have heard, this book is very much money-grabbing and it’s not really needed. I’ve heard some terrible things about it and I’m just not going to waste my money on something I know I won’t enjoy. So for that reason, I am removing this from my TBR. I’d rather spend my £8 on a book I know I will enjoy.

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2017 Goals Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Bit of a spontaneous post for you all! Since we are very nearly in 2018, I thought it would be good to look back on the goals I made for 2017 and see how many of them I actually managed to complete (probably not many)! These were my goals for 2017:

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 3.37.54 pm1) Read fifty books

I can’t believe it but I actually managed to do this, yay me! It was super hard and I’m definitely not setting such a big target for 2018. It’s just going to be too much of a struggle now with my full time job! But I am super happy I can say that I read fifty books in 2017! This is honestly a very big accomplishment for me and I am so happy with myself.

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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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June Book Haul & Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I’ve decided to do my book haul and wrap up post a little earlier this month because I have quite a few posts planned for next week and didn’t want to end up posting my wrap up really late. The reason I have combined these two posts is because I only purchased three books this month! I am very happy with that and I did really well with it because I bought one from the clearance section in Waterstones and then another I bought pretty cheap from The Works using a voucher I had. The last one came with my June FairyLoot box so there is an unboxing for that coming your way! This means that I am having to combine my book haul and wrap up post otherwise my book haul post will be super short!

Book haul:

A Court of Wings and Ruin

1) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I am so excited to have this!!!!!! I won it in a giveaway and I rarely win them so I was completely flabbergasted! I was dancing around my room, I was so happy! The images of the UK cover online do not do it any justice! It is absolutely beautiful in real life and I’m just ecstatic to hold it in my hands… ah, it made me so happy. I’m in awe of the dress on the cover, the girl who designed this has some serious talent!

 

 

 

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Book Covers: UK vs US (#2)

Hey guys! I did a post on this a while back which you can find here! Recently I have been really wanting to do another because I have noticed a lot of books with two different covers for the US and the UK.

One of the things I find increasingly frustrating in the UK is that a lot of newly released books tend to come out in paperback straightaway and they aren’t made very well, either. A lot of them are quite flimsy so I then have to go out of my way to purchase the hardback copy. Thankfully we have places like Book Depository to get all those beautiful US hardbacks!

For this post the UK covers will be on the left and the US covers will be on the right!

1) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Even though these covers aren’t that drastically different I still had problems with the UK cover compared to the US one. I was expecting the colour of the cover to be purple so was surprised to see this turquoise colour. I saw the UK cover and immediately felt disappointed because the colour literally looks like something you’d use on Microsoft Paint. It looks really boring and dull. The US cover looks absolutely gorgeous in comparison! I love how it looks darker because I think this book will be quite dark in terms of the story and I love how it also has smoke curling around her and drifting upwards. It just looks so much better than the UK cover even though it only has small differences. I think the UK one shows the dress off more because it seems brighter and it looks more detailed but I’m definitely going with the US cover for this.

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Most Anticipated 2017 Releases! (#1)

This is a really short list because all of these are released in early 2017 and I don’t really know of any others in late 2017 yet so I’ll probably do another anticipated releases later on in the year. I’m very excited for these books and they are all released quite close together, yay!

carve-the-mark1) Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I was so excited to read this when I first heard she was writing it! It feels like I have been waiting forever for it! It sounds like it’s going to be really good and it’s out the 17th January so not that much longer to wait! I really hope it’s worth the wait! It sounds a bit like An Ember in the Ashes – two people from two different worlds coming together to help one another survive. It will probably be a lot different but they sound a bit alike and I really enjoyed Ember so hopefully I will enjoy this one, too. The cover looks amazing, so eye-catching!

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: 2017 Goals

Hello everyone! This is my first Top 5 Wednesday post of 2017! I have really enjoyed taking part in this the last few months and have decided to carry on taking part this year, too! I can’t wait to see other topics we can do over the coming months.

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 topic this week focuses on 2017 goals and it can be anything from reading goals to blog/channel/Instagram goals and personal goals! Pretty much anything you want! My goals will mainly be focused on my blog and reading challenges. I’m pretty active on Instagram since I post everyday, if I set a goal for that it would probably be to take more pictures!

img_20161017_1414591) Read fifty books 

I set a goal of fifty books in 2016 but I only managed to read 40/50 which isn’t bad but still ten off my goal! I have set the same target again this year because I know I can easily hit 40 again so my goal this year is to try and hit 50 books!

2) Post more reviews

The past couple months I have posted very little reviews so my goal this year is to try and post a lot more. I have been reading books I haven’t felt like reviewing so I might split it more fairly this year. For example, instead of reading a chunk of books I know I’m not going to review, I’ll read a couple ones I am interested in reviewing and then switch to ones I know I definitely won’t review. Hopefully this will work!

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