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    O.W.L.s read-a-thon TBR 2020

    Good morning book wizards and witches! IT’S O.WL.s TIME AGAIN!!! If you don’t know what O.W.L.s are then… you should read Harry Potter. OR you can watch Gintare’s video on YouTube about it!! But, very basically, Gintare (@BookRoast) runs a bi-annual read-a-thon based on the fifth and seventh year wizarding tests at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. O.W.L.s (Ordinary…

  • 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…

  • Book review: To Kill a Kingdom

    To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

    Release date: 6 March 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: To Kill A Kingdom blurb: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal if them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter,…

  • 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…

  • Book review: The Caged Queen

    The Caged Queen – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 25 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2) blurb: Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that when they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. Roa and Essie called this magic the hum, and it forged them together – until a terrible…

  • Kings Rising

    Kings Rising – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) blurb: His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous…

  • Captive Prince #2: Prince's Gambit by C. S. Pacat

    Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince, #2) With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his master, Prince Laurent, exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they…

  • Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

    Captive Prince – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 April 2015 (originally self-published in February 2013) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Captive Prince (Captive Prince book #1) blurb: Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured,…

  • Ironside

    Ironside – Holly Black

    Release date: 24 April 2007 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3) blurb: In the realm of faerie… The time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing – her love for Roiben. But when Kaye drunkenly declares herself, he sends…

  • King's Cage

    King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 7 February 2017 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) blurb: In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without…

  • Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 9 February 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) blurb: Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes…

  • Book review: The Last Namsara

    The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) blurb: In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight.…

  • The Elite

    The Elite – Kiera Cass

    Release date: 23 April 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Elite (The Selection, #2) blurb: The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it…

  • The Selection

    The Selection – Keira Cass

    Release date: 24 April 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Selection (The Selection #1) blurb: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a…

  • Obsidio

    Obsidio – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 14 March 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (this is the Aussie paperback version with the mirrored cover) Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) blurb: Asha Grant came to Kerenza to escape her past. Too bad he caught up with her. Asha survived BeiTech’s initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever…

  • Illuminae Files #2: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 18 October 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) blurb: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board…

  • Winter

    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……

  • Illuminae

    Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) blurb: The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining…

  • Book review: Crooked Kingdom

    Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 27 September 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) blurb: Jesper tapped his fingers restlessly. “Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us or wants to kill us?” “So?” said Kaz. “Well, usually it’s just half the city.” Kaz Brekker and his crew have just…

  • Silverthorn

    Silverthorn – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 7 May 1985 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Silverthorn (Riftwar Saga #3) blurb: With the Kingdom of the Isles at peace, Prince Arutha can at last look forward to marrying the Princess Anita in the city of Krondor. But the capital in the west harbours many shadows.  When Jimmy the Hand, a young thief in…

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 29 September 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) blurb: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams.  But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached)…

  • Red Queen

    Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 10 February 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Red Queen (Red Queen series #1) blurb: This is a world divided by blood – Red or Silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers.  And to seventeen-year-old Mare, a red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing…

  • Magician

    Magician – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 1 October 1982 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magician (The Riftwar Saga #1-2) blurb: The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the shore below Crydee Castle, but it was the harbinger of the chaos and death that was coming to our door. War had come to the Kingdom of…