• Is being the 'prophecised one' really all it's cracked up to be?

    Good afternoon bookworms! (I know, two posts in one day… what is going on here?!) I know what you’re thinking… ‘is this just another discussion post where Meeghan lays into Harry Potter, destroying all my childhood dreams?‘ No. I mean, not really. Ok, well, kind of. But I have other examples too! So. The world is falling apart. There’s a sinister-being™ taking over. We need a hero to save us (or possibly a scape-goat if it all goes wrong). The Nostradamus of the world says “yah, someone is coming, just…

  • Book Review: The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

    Release date: 28 June 2005 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) blurb: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the east of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy…

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    Top 5… tropes I (don’t) want more of

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘tropes I don’t want more of’. 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 am absolutely cheating this week. I had a whole week off the blog last week because I was preparing myself for a job interview, but now it’s time to get stuck in! So, because I very much wanted to do…

  • Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald

    The Crowns of Croswald – D. E. Night

    Release date: 21 July 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Crowns of Croswald (Ivy Lovely, #1) blurb: In Croswald, the only one thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious…

  • The Raven Boys

    The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Normally when I write a book review I wait until I have read the entire book before I start, but there was something about this book that I had to start putting my thoughts down around a third of the way in. Stiefvater’s writing is magical.  It has this lilting prose feeling about it that sweeps you away into the story, but at the same time you find yourself admiring the gust of wind that you’ve been…