• top 5 tuesday

    Top 5 books I wish had TV adaptations

    Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 books I wish had TV adaptations. We finally finished watching the Netflix adaptation of Shadow and Bone on the weekend, and I loved it!! Seriously, I didn’t even mind the things that they changed – it only added to the story. Besides, don’t we all…

  • top 5 tuesday

    Top 5 characters U-Z

    Happy Tuesday bookworms!! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is top 5 characters whose names start with the letters U-Z. We are finally at the end of the alphabet!! *Genuinely down to “some” now!! Yes, I’d like to say that this list is much smaller than other weeks (but still over the 5 that it should be…)!! Please don’t forget to…

  • Book Challenges Banner with grey book spines

    ABC Book Challenge: P

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M N | O Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the…

  • Top 5 Tuesday banner with green spine books and a succulent

    Top 5… P, Q, R, S, T

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘P, Q, R, S, T’! Yes, we are making our way through the alphabet. My A-E post is HERE, the F-J post is HERE, and the K-O post is HERE. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in…

  • Night Study

    Night Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 26 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Night Study (Study series #5; Soulfinder series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #8) blurb: Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril.  But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before.  As…

  • Shadow Study

    Shadow Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: December 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shadow Study (Study series #4; Soulfinder series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #7) blurb: Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler.  But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia.  Now she uses her…

  • Fire Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 19 February 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Fire Study (Study series #3; Chronicles of Ixia #3) blurb: The apprenticeship is over – now the real test has begun When word that Yelena is a soulfinder – able to capture and release souls – spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy.  Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and…

  • Magic Study

    Magic Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magic Study (Study series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #2) blurb: You know your life is complicated when you miss your days as a poison taster… With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be united with the family she’d been stolen from long ago, Yelena…

  • Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

    Poison Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2005 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Poison Study (Study series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #1) blurb: On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve – on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose. Avoiding poison is the…