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    Bookending Autumn: Loving the Monster

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Loving the Monster” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s post! Prompt Explanation: Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations…

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    The NOPE. book tag

    Good morning bookworms! So today my schedule (that I try and hold myself to) says I should be posting a book review. But I’m super cranky and I think if I do post a review, it won’t be very nice… and that’s not how I want to do reviews!! LUCKILY the super lovely J R Lynn at Eternity Books has tagged me in what is probably the best ever tag to do in my current frame of mind! The NOPE. book tag!! (I’m surprisingly happy to be doing this right now…)…

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    Top 5… Ravenclaws

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Ravenclaws’ (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… science fiction!

    This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘science fiction’, 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). Also, I know this is the third post today; however, my scheduled posts didn’t post when they were supposed to, so now you’re being inundated (and you can also learn that I had a stupid crazy month because I didn’t actually check my blog in between to notice that this happened… I just assumed no one liked my posts……

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    Winter – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 10 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) blurb: This is not the fairy tale you remember, but it’s one you won’t forget. Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breathtaking than her step-mother, Queen Levana… When Winter develops feelings for the handsome palace guard, Jacin, she fears the evil Queen will crush their romance before it has a chance to begin. But there are stirrings…

  • Cress – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 4 February 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link These books are getting serious (and long)!  I just pulled Winter off my shelf and it’s over 800 pages.  There’s something about a crazy long book that I equally dread and love.  I have this “it’s going to take me forever to read” conversation in my head, but equally “this is going to be epic otherwise it would have been edited down to nothing”. Anyway, back to Cress. So we pick up pretty much exactly at the…

  • Scarlet

    Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 5 February 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Scarlet is the fairytale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and is book two of the Lunar Chronicles series.  I definitely enjoyed this book more than Cinder.  Don’t get me wrong, Cinder was a good adaptation, but (just in case you missed my review) REALLY predictable.  This one less so, which was nice. The storyline was well crafted, again better than in Cinder, with more plot twists.  We start the book hours after the end of Cinder, with…

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    Cinder – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) blurb: Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.  She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness.  But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal.  Now she must uncover secrets…