June 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my June TBR. I read quite a lot of crime thriller last month so for June I want to mix it up a bit and read some fantasy! Here’s what I want to read:

Wildcard by Marie Lu: I read Warcross on the weekend and it was actually really good! It was action-packed and had really interesting characters. I became so invested in the story and I loved the massive twist at the end! I ordered Wildcard straight away and I cannot wait to read it now! I’m so, so excited to see what happens and who’ll come out on top since I don’t think Marie follows conventional endings.

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February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I think my reading slump is finally over as I managed to read everything that was on my TBR! The first two books I didn’t enjoy but the last two were incredible and a great way to end the month! Here’s what I read:

 

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: I finally finished this beast and while it wasn’t my favourite or anything like I was expecting, it was still a nice ending to this trilogy. I didn’t enjoy how the fantasy part took a backseat to the romance and how heavily it focused on events that happened in City of Heavenly Fire but I can’t deny that Cassie knows how to make her fans happy. Despite not enjoying this one, I’m still very much looking forward to her three 2019 releases! Also looking forward to seeing more of these characters and hopefully some better plots for them!

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REVIEW: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies

The Instrument of DeathTitle: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Instrument of Death by David Stuart Davies
Pages: 240
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 5th March 2019
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes has just uncovered the truth about the theft of a priceless ruby. The wealthy Lady Damury staged the theft and tried to frame her husband – but just as Holmes reveals the truth, Lady Damury is found murdered. Holmes deduces that this is no crime of passion, but the work of a ruthless killer with no connection to the jewel. With reports of a man in a strange, trance-like state, Holmes finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the sinister Dr Caligari…

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November 2018 Book Haul!

Hey guys! November has flown by and I am so ready for Christmas but before I get in the Christmas spirit, I have to write my wrap up posts! Sad for you but good for me, this is going to be a really quick post as I actually only purchased two (three if you count the same book purchased twice!) books this month and I was sent one for review! I think some of you will be pleased with one of my choices as a lot of people have been telling me to read it!

Also I’m sorry again for my sporadic posting, I’ve not really had a lot of time this month to blog but I’m hoping in December I’ll be feeling a little better and more motivated! So here’s the very small amount of books I purchased/received in November:

A Map of Days1) A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs:

First up, I finally got my hands on, not one, but two copies of A Map of Days and I also got them signed as I went to one of Ransom Riggs’ UK tour events! I wrote a post about it if you want to check it out but here is a spoiler, it was awesome and so much fun! It’s been years since I read Library of Souls and I’m a little hazy on the ending so maybe I will re-read the last few chapters to remind myself of what happened. I do remember the last 100 or so pages was absolutely insane though! I’m really excited to dive back into this world and I cannot wait to see how the peculiars manage in America! I’ve actually missed these characters and the peculiar photographs!

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust by James Lovegrove

The devil's dustTitle: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust by James Lovegrove
Pages: 304
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 12th June 2018
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes.

The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. The companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunger Allan Quartermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of acton will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic…

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August Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my wrap up post and probably unsurprisingly, my August TBR completely went out the window this month. I read two books and then I just didn’t feel like reading the rest so I didn’t! I did, however, manage to read 7 books in total which is what I wanted to read! Here’s what I read:

Weregirl: Typhon by C.D. Bell: I feel like I read a completely different book to everyone else because they seemed to love this but I wasn’t that impressed. I thought the plot was really boring and not a lot was happening. I thought it was ridiculous how everyone just accepted this weird mutant creature who looked like Delphine but not Delphine. I could have a massive rant about this book but I’ll save it for the review. For now I’ll just say I felt disappointed with this considering it was the last book in the trilogy.

Frostblood by Elly Blake: This was another book that I wasn’t very impressed by. I felt like I’d read this same plot so many times before four or five years ago and this book brought nothing new to the table. The world is divided by ice and fire and a cruel Frostblood king rules over everyone while Firebloods are either dead or have been forced into hiding. But wait! All is not over! One sixteen or seventeen year old girl has the power to overthrow the king and save everyone from his reign of terror! She trains with a boy she hates and constantly argues with but they are slowly drawn to one another. Now you tell me if none of this plot doesn’t already sound familiar in hundreds of other YA books? At least in the other books I read I actually liked the characters. The characters in Frostblood aren’t very likeable and don’t do themselves any favours. I felt like this story had so much potential but instead the author decides to follow what many other authors have already done and it’s just very tiresome now.

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REVIEW: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano

Sherlock holmesTitle: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano
Pages: 336
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 7th August 2018
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes’s latest case takes him to Paris in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy: a Frenchwoman who fled her London home in mysterious circumstances. Holmes discovers she left after receiving a mysterious letter, containing an obituary and the words “four for the devil”. Holmes’s investigations will take him and his cousin, Henry Vernier, into a world of seduction and betrayal – and lead them to uncover a secret buried for over twenty years.

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