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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April 2020 TBR

Hey guys! It appears that we will be in lockdown in the UK for a little while longer as people can’t seem to follow the rules, which is frustrating for those of us who have been staying inside the past two weeks but there we go. The upside is that I can continue tackling all the massive books on my TBR. So far I have read Crescent City and Strange the Dreamer, both two very different stories. Here’s some more big books I want to tackle in April:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I might as well mention that I didn’t enjoy Strange the Dreamer, but since I have the second book though I thought I might as well read it. I didn’t like any of the characters and I wasn’t even shocked at the big reveal at the end, so I doubt I’ll enjoy Muse of Nightmares that much. Also, since it’s only a duology *I hope* then I might as well finish the series.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: So this isn’t really a massive book but it’s the last one in the Shatter Me series and I have been waiting a while to read it! I have seen a lot of terrible reviews though so I’m not sure if I will enjoy it. I hope I do though!

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March 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Hope you are all well. Today I am bringing you my March wrap up and I managed to read six books this week, which I think is good but I could have done better. I got off to a great start but then I couldn’t concentrate towards the end of the month with everything that was happening. I’m hoping I can make up for it in April! Here’s what I read:

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs: I enjoyed this collection of short stories but at times I felt like it was trying too hard to impress me, which kept putting me off. The stories were really fun and creative; it was a quick and easy read – something to pass the time with. I wouldn’t read it again though.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: This is the first book by Leigh Bardugo that I really disliked. I found it incredibly slow, not engaging at all and the characters were lifeless. I didn’t care what happened, I didn’t care about the illustrations getting darker as the story progressed and I honestly don’t know how I managed to finish it. Safe to say I won’t be reading it again.

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I haven’t been feeling great this week and I’ve been really busy at work so unfortunately I haven’t had a lot of time to write blog posts. Hopefully this quick reading update will suffice until I can actually sit down and write some more detailed posts! Here’s what I’ve been reading this month:

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: I’m finally reading The Empress by S.J. Kincaid and so far I’m liking it but it’s a bit slow so I’m hoping it picks up later. I definitely prefer the first book up to now but I’m honestly not that far in yet so that could change. 

I keep starting She by HC Warner and then just randomly putting it down! I have no idea why because it’s good, maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it? I’m determined to finish it this time though!

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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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Christmas Book Haul!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and an awesome time with your loved ones. Today I thought I’d share with you all the books I received this month. I said in my TBR post that I took part in a festive book exchange so quite a lot of books came from there.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty: I’ve been loving crime thrillers involving wellness retreats and a bunch of friends or strangers being stuck together in the middle of nowhere with no connection to the outside world. The ones I have read have been really intense and Liane Moriarty is a very popular author so I’m really excited to try this one!

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December 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d finally share with you my December TBR. Unfortunately I was ill for the first week of December and didn’t manage to get any reading or blogging done. Hopefully I can have a pretty strong end to the year and make up for having such a dismal start to the month! Here’s what I want to read:

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley: I am taking part in a festive book exchange where you buy a book off someone’s wishlist and I was super excited to receive The Hunting Party. It’s about a group of close friends who get together for New Year – their yearly tradition – but this time one of them ends up dead and it’s not an accident. I can’t wait to see if I can work out who did it and what their motive was! I’ve heard so many great things about this and I so hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: One of my most anticipated reads! I can’t wait to curl up in a blanket and spend my day reading this. Ronan was definitely the most intriguing character out of them all and I’m so glad he has his wn trilogy. I definitely think we’ve got so much more to see and find out about him.

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