• Book review: Serpent and Dove

    Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Serpent and Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) blurb: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s,…

  • Book review: Going Off Script

    Going Off Script – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 21 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Going Off Script blurb: Sometimes you’ve got to live outside the lines. Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks…

  • Book Review: American Royals

    American Royals – Katharine McGee

    Release date: 5 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating American Royals (American Royals, #1) blurb: The Washingtons have ruled America for almost 250 years. They’re gorgeous, fiercely famous and the beating heart of the most glorious court in the world. But behind the glittering ballrooms, elegant gowns and perfect public personas lie forbidden romances and scandalous secrets that could cost them the throne. THE HEIR is Princess Beatrice who knows duty to the crown comes before all else. Right? THE SPARE is Princess Samantha, whose only duty is…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award #7

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by Ruqs @ Many Things Bookish to for the Sunshine Blogger Award in April. OMG Ruqs, I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you!! 💕 Let’s get down to it! Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award…

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    Bookending Summer: Bookcation

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Summer 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! My prompt for today, “Bookcation” is hosted by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction! (And you SHOULD go check out Charvi’s blogs because I feel like maybe I don’t scream about that enough every fortnight when I do Off Tangent Thoughts…) If you aren’t sure what a ‘bookcation’ is, then I’ll let Charvi explain it here: You’re off to the beach for a nice time and you can take 10 other fictional characters with you. Whom would…

  • Rowling is appeasing fans by shoehorning diversity into HP

    Good morning bookworms! I thought that I would bring you all another sunshine and rainbows discussion post this month since the last one was so well received! If you haven’t read last month’s instalment, and are looking for a fun post as bright and happy as bunnies, probably don’t click this link: Main character deaths are necessary. This month, I thought that I would destroy all the remaining hopes and dreams from your childhood, and talk about why I think J. K. Rowling is trying to appease fans by including…

  • Book review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

    Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Anna and the French Kiss Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) blurb: I have three wishes. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette. The second is for my parents to approve of my boyfriend. And my third wish? To never ever ever see the Bell twins ever again. Ever. Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit –…

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    Emergency Contact – Mary H. K. Choi

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Emergency Contact blurb: For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light-years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café…

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    Top 5… Hufflepuffs

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Hufflepuffs’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute). Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works: For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits…

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    Top 5… characters I want as a best friend

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘characters I want as a best friend’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! *** I cannot start this without Karou and Zuze from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I love them both so much! I love their sarcasm and witty comments, the way they look out for each other (particularly that…

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    Mid-year freak out! (2018)

    OK, so I know most people have already done this, but did you know, that the actual mid-year day is the 2nd of July? So I’m not really that far off! Also, I know I keep saying it, but work is killing me at the moment!! Anyway, without further ado, let’s see what I have thought of the 41 books I have read this year. Best book you’ve read so far The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater has to be the best book I have read so far this year.…

  • Book review: Daughter of the Siren Queen

    Daughter of the Siren Queen – Tricia Levenseller

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2) blurb: Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will…

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    Top 5… characters that would win the show Survivor

    Woo-hoooo! I made it! A whole month of Top 5 posts (yes, I am still counting this even though today was a double-post because I missed last week)! If you’re interested in joining, you can contact Shanah over here. OMG, Survivor… I haven’t seen that show in forever, but I remember how it goes. Stranded on an island, you need to work with your team to make it off. There would be weekly votes where your team mates could kick you out of they felt you were a threat or…