Tag: recommended reads

Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: Ink (Skin Books #1) Author: Alice Broadway Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Scholastic Release date: February 2017 Genre: YA dystopian No.pages: 366  Synopsis   Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos […]


Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

  Title: Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) Author: Laini Taylor Edition: UK Hardcover Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton  Release date: March 28th 2017 Genre: YA Fantasy No.pages: 536       Synopsis The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of […]


Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Release date: September 2012 Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy No.pages: 409 Synopsis Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that […]


2015 End of the Year Book Survey

2015 End of the Year Book Survey

I always enjoy completing the annual end of year book survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner. It’s a good chance to reflect on the books I’ve read throughout the year and see which books other bloggers are raving about. This year is the 6th edition. If you’d like to take part, visit the sign up post to add your link. Keep reading to see my response to the survey. 2015 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 9Number of Re-Reads: 0Genre You Read The Most From: YA dystopian Best in Books 1. Best Book You Read In 2015?  […]


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Harry Potter Month: HP Spells Tag

Harry Potter Month: HP Spells Tag

Harry Potter Month is a yearly event taking place throughout the month of July, to coincide with Harry Potter’s birthday. Hosted by Faith at GeekyZooGirl and Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews, the aim is to fill the month with all things Potter. There are themed posts, discussions, art and fans rereading the books and rewatching the movies, all of which will earn the participants House-Points towards the House Cup at the end of the month. For more information or to sign up, click here. Harry Potter Spells Tag Soudha over at Of Stacks and Cups tagged those of us participating in […]


S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

S is for Scarlet #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘S’ I have chosen the colour Scarlet-a very bright shade of red. It’s a colour often used in uniforms, royal dress and religious clothing. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and discover my recommended reads based on the colour scarlet! Symbolism Scarlet symbolises excitement, courage, force, passion, heat and joy. It’s sometimes linked with […]


P is for Purple #AtoZChallenge

P is for Purple #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘P’ I have chosen the colour Purple. Purple is the colour you get when you mix red and blue, but it can describe many different shades, including violet, heliotrope, lavender and lilac. One of it’s main claims to fame is that it doesn’t have any true rhymes. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, read about the novel The Color […]


E is for Emerald Green #AtoZChallenge

E is for Emerald Green #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘E’ I have chosen the colour Emerald Green. Emerald is a gorgeous deep green colour with a faint bluish cast, named after the precious stone. Check out these Pinterest boards for a lovely selection of examples of emerald in nature and fashion.  Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and learn more about the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. […]