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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’,…

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • My 2016 vote in the Top 101 best books at Dymocks

    My favourite store in the world is Dymocks.  If you’ve never heard of them, they are a book chain store in Australia (to be completely honest, you can get better pricing and a bigger range from the Book Depository online, but I love the smell of a bookstore, and being able to browse all the titles).  But this isn’t what…