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    ABC Book Challenge: V

    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 | P | Q | R | S #1 | S #2 | T | U 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 A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. So, without any further ado, let’s continue with the letter V. * We had…

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    The Sims book tag

    🎶 A long, long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile… 🎶 Jokes. I mean, it was a while ago, but not like American Pie time length! Back in September LAST YEAR (ok, maybe that is American Pie length of time), the lovely Hanna at Hanna Reads tagged me in The Sims book tag! Which I not-very-secretly loved, because I am one of those people who still actually play The Sims! Although we’re up to The Sims 4 now, with like 25 expansion and…

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    Top 5… U, V, W, X, Y and Z

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘U, V, W, X, Y and Z’! This is the final post in the mini alphabet spree! My A-E post is HERE, the F-J post is HERE, the K-O post is HERE, and the P-T 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 for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! We’re getting to the obscure books now…

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    Top 5… fictional friendships

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fictional friendships’. 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! BEST FRIENDS are the greatest things in fiction today. I might even like them more than slow-burn, enemies to lovers tropes. (NAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!) But they are great – and we should totally see more supportive friendships in fiction because friends is what we are…

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    The 80's Movie tag

    Good morning bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties to do the 80’s Movie tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley at Infinite Library and she created the cutest graphics to go along with it (that I’m pretty sure everyone has borrowed as well)! I’m pretty excited about this tag! However, despite being a child of the 80’s, my parents weren’t really into television and movies, instead preferring music and books, so I’ve actually not seen the majority of these films!…

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    Top 5… Gryffindors

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Gryffindor’ (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…

  • Book review: Last Sacrifice

    Last Sacrifice – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 7 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) blurb: Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust… But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all? Each other. This is the FINAL…

  • Book review: Spirit Bound

    Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 18 May 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) blurb: After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere. Before we get started, I just want to reiterate that I hate cliffhangers. This…

  • Book review: Blood Promise

    Blood Promise – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating:★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) blurb: The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters… Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honouring her life’s vow to protect Lissa —…

  • Shadow Kiss

    Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 2 January 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) blurb: WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER? Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose…

  • Book review: Frost Bite

    Frostbite – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 10 April 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) blurb: Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her…

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    Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 2 January 2007 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) blurb: Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies… Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is…

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    Top 5 … books that lived up to the hype!

    As you may (or may not) remember, we (that is, I) do Top 5 Tuesdays now, in an effort to blog more consistently. If you’re interested in joining, you can go check out Shanah’s post here! This week’s theme is… top 5 books that lived up to the HYPE! We all know what hyped books are, and I’ve read my share, so this is my top 5 (not in any particular order). Also, I totally didn’t intend on them all being fantasy books… there is a bonus contemporary down the…

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    January ’18 wrap-up and February TBR

    Due to travel, I read a much larger number of ebooks than I normally do, but I also think I must have read them faster, because I seemed to tear through them, which was good as it gave me a pretty good head start on my 70 book aim for the year. Although Goodreads has been classifying each issue of Fence as an additional book, so I’m gonna need to amend my aim number before the end of the year! January wrap-up OK, so I managed to finish 10 books…