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    Top 5… red, orange and yellow covers!

    FINALLY! We are caught up. And not a moment too soon. I apologise to all my subscribers for the spam email you received today. I promise not to do the same with all the book reviews that also didn’t schedule during May! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘red, orange and yellow covers’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm.You can visit her here! Let’s get started! Let’s start with a cover that is actually all three (there is yellow on the spine). Illuminae by…

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    Top 5… books I LOVED that others DIDN’T

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I loved that others didn’t’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Shanah, you’re killing me with this topic! This is kind of interesting because different people like all sorts of different things, and when we say ‘others’, I’m probably going to reference the people on Goodreads that I am friends with, because I’m sure there are ‘others’ in the world who did love these books, otherwise they…

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    Top 5… books that need a prequel

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that need a prequel’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Blegh. I adamantly believe that most series do not require prequels. 99% of the time it feels like the author is just trying to cash in on the success of the series. List below for many examples. However, if you can pull it off Maas-style (The Assassin’s Blade is that unique 1% where the author killed it),…

  • Book review: Night of Cake and Puppets

    Night of Cake and Puppets – Laini Taylor

    Release date: 12 September 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (white cover) Book Depository link (blue cover) Night of Cake and Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5) blurb: It’s a treasure map. And the treasure? There she is, In the centre of the page, The X-marks-the-spot. Zuzana is the treasure. Life doesn’t need magic to be magical. (But a little bit sure doesn’t hurt.) Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for her timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy”, her…

  • Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

    Release date: 27 September 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DOSAB trilogy #1) blurb: ERRAND REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.  COME. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it.  Karou read the message.  “He never says please”, she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance.  On the one hand, she’s a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other,…