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    Top 5… fantasy

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fantasy (YA or adult)’. 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! Shanah, you are EVIL!!! How can you make me pick only five??? I have…

  • 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.…

  • The Girl Who Fell – Violet Grace

    Release date: 3 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Girl Who Fell (The Chess Raven Chronicles, #1) blurb: I’m an orphan. A hacker. I grew up with nothing and no one. But it turns out my whole life has been a lie. All of a sudden, I’m a hero, a villain, a weapon, a puppet, and…

  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

    The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

    Release date: 19 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Darkest Part of the Forest blurb: In the woods there is a glass coffin. And in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by…

  • 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…

  • Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 21 October 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link This book was probably my least favourite of the series, so I originally gave it 8/10, but then I finished it all and changed them all to 10/10. It’s not often that when I sit down to write a review after finishing a book that I cannot…

  • Valiant

    Valiant – Holly Black

    Release date: October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2) blurb: In the realm of faerie… When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters living in the city’s labyrinthine subway…

  • Tithe

    Tithe – Holly Black

    Release date: 1 October 2002 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) blurb: In the realm of faerie… Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New…

  • The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

    Sinner – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 1 July 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4) blurb: found. Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn’t just want her. He needs her. lost.…

  • Forever – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 12 July 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) blurb: then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives. now. That…

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    Top 5… opening lines

    FYI, I’m not sure why but apparently my scheduled posts aren’t scheduling…? So, here’s four weeks worth of Top 5’s! (But yes, three of them are from May… I mean, I worked so hard on them, and then they just sat here!) This Top 5 Tuesday post is ‘opening/first lines’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at…

  • 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…

  • 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: A Court of Mist and Fury

    A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) blurb: Feyre is immortal. After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae.  But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people…

  • Book review: The Scorpio Races

    The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 18 October 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Scorpio Races blurb: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He…

  • 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.…

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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought…

  • 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…

  • Linger

    Linger – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 13 July 2010 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) blurb: It took me forever to read this book.  So long in fact that I finished three other books while reading this.  Not to say that this book wasn’t engaging — it was.  But there’s something about Maggie’s writing that…

  • Book review: Daughter of the Siren Queen

    Daughter of the Siren Queen – Tricia Levenseller

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2) blurb: Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still…

  • Book review: Daughter of the Pirate King

    Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

    Release date: 28 February 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1) blurb: There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for. Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate…

  • Shiver

    Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) blurb: And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me—nothing anywhere but Grace and me—she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me holding this moment that was as…

  • 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…