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Recom-Monday-tions! The Diviners by Libba Bray

As I am currently reading the sequel to the amazing The Diviners by Libba Bray, Lair of Dreams, I thought this might be a nice time to recommend the first book in the series to everyone. The Diviners is a story of many stories, but our main protagonist, Miss Evie O’Neil, is a young, and rather mischievous, psychic girl from Ohio, who wants nothing more than to see her name in lights. After she uses her gifts to reveal a few too many secrets of powerful men, her parents send her to New York to live with her strange, occult expert uncle (because that’s the way to sort out a troubled teen, right, guys?). Evie sees her new life in 1920’s New York as a dream come true… until she gets tangled up in the web of a supernatural serial killer. This rather hefty book (weighing in at 592 pages) is absolutely brilliant! It’s just as full of laughs as it is full of feels. There are so many amazing characters in this and the …

Books they need to make colouring books for.

Yeah. I love colouring books. I am not someone who can just sit an watch TV, I need to be doing something at the same time, and colouring books are the perfect amount of doing something without being so distracting that your not paying attention to the show you’re watching. They are also great for when you’re listening to audiobooks. At the moment, I’m loving the ACOTAR colouring book (although HOW DARE IT not include a picture of the foxes from winter that wear vests! Rude!), I also love the Throne of Glass books, and I’ve recently ordered the lunar chronicles one. And all that got me thinking about books that I just need colouring books for. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern This book is like reading a dream. There is very little plot at all, because it’s just not needed. The visuals of this book are what it is all about, and while I love the images of this in my head from reading it, I would really, really love to see their …

Book Reviews – by Genre

YA Fiction: Contemporary Paper Towns by John Green The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes Sci-Fi Illuminae (The Illuminae Files I) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gemina (The Illuminae Files II) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Only Ever Yours by Evie O’Neill Fantasy Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass II) by Sarah J. Maas Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass III) by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass IV) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass V) by Sarah J. Maas The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Red Queen (Red Queen I) by Victoria Aveyard  Sabriel (The Old Kingdom I) by Garth Nix Lirael (The Old Kingdom II) by Garth Nix Silvermay (Silvermay I) by James Moloney Six of Crows (Six of Crows I) by Leigh Bardugo Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes I) by Sarah Raasch Lair of Dreams (The Diviners II) by Libba Bray The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn I) by Renee Ahdieh Horror The Hallowed Ones (The …

Book Reviews – By Title

A And I Darken (And I Darken I) by Kiersten White Annihilation (The Southern Reach Trilogy I) by Jeff Vandermeer B Birdbox by Josh Malerman C A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses I) by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses II) by Sarah J. Maas Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass II) by Sarah J. Maas Cypulchre by Joe McKinnon  D A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic I) by V. E. Schwab Dark Places by Gillian Flynn E Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass V) by Sarah J. Maas F G A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire I) by George R. R. Martin Gemina (The Illuminae Files II) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Graveyard Book  by Neil Gaiman  H The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones I) by Laura Bickle Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass III) by Sarah J. Maas Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix I …

August Wrap Up and Book Haul

I had a pretty good reading month this month. I read 7 books, almost half of that being the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Including the amazing Queen of Shadows which comes out on September 1st! In other interesting news, earlier this month I was featured by Hazel from Stay Bookish for her Novel Portraits feature. So that was super exciting! I also got a new lens for my camera, the Lensbaby Spark which takes awesome crazy photos. So you can look forward to some of those next month. Read and Reviewed this month: The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait – 3/5 stars – Review. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes – 5/5 stars – Review. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners II) by Libba Bray – 4.5/5 stars (I actually read this last month bu only posted my review this month) – Review. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass II) by Sarah J. Maas 5/5 stars Review. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass III) by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars – Review. Queen of …

Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

I had been waiting so so so long for this installment of this series! Thank you to Allen and Unwin for providing me with a copy of this book! As this is the sequel to The Diviners, I don’t want to give any spoilers of either book so this review will be fairly brief. Firstly, The Diviners is about a young psychic flapper, Evie, from Ohio who after revealing a few too many secrets, ends up being sent to live with her occult-researcher uncle in New York, where they team up to help catch a supernatural serial killer. Lair of Dreams picks up several months after The Diviners finishes. What’s it about: Something is unleashed in New York’s underground which seems to be invading people’s dreams. Henry teams up with another Dreamwalker to investigate the dreamworld. Also, Mable and Theta spend some time just basically being awesome, and Evie gets drunk… a lot. What I thought: Well first up, this book was not what I expected, mainly in that it’s not really about Evie at all. …

July Wrap Up and Book Haul(s)

I’ve had a pretty good reading month in July. Better than I’ve had in a long time. Read and Reviewed I read six books this month: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 4.5/5 Review The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman 5/5  Review (This was easily my standout read for the month!) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Audiobook) 4/5 Review Papertowns by John Green 3/5 Review The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 4.5/5 Review  Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray – Review to come closer to release (but I can tell you now that it was awesome!) I also reviewed two books which I read ages ago but only just got around to transferring the reviews over from Tumblr. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 3.5/5 stars Review Cypulchre by Joe McKinnon 3/5 stars Review. Book Hauls So, earlier in the month I posted my July Book Haul Part One: Yeah that’s a lot of books for just the first half of July, isn’t it? Like an utterly crazy amount …

Book Reviews – By Author

A Renee Ahdieh – The Wrath & The Dawn Victoria Aveyard – Red Queen (Red Queen I) B Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows Laura Bickle – The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones I) Libba Bray – Lair of Dreams (The Diviners II) Pierce Brown – Red Rising (Red Rising I) Pierce Brown – Morning Star (Red Rising III) Christopher Buehlman – The Lesser Dead C Trudi Canavan – Thief’s Magic (Millenium’s Rule I) D E F Gillian Flynn – Dark Places Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl G Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book John Green – Paper Towns H Scott Hawkins – The Library at Mount Char Grady Hendrix – Horrorstor I J Erika Johansen – The Queen of the Tearling (The Tearling I) Erika Johansen – The Invasion of the Tearling (The Tearling II) Sarah Jude – The May Queen Murders K Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files I) Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Gemina (The Illuminae Files II) Caroline Kepnes – You Jay Kristoff – Nevernight (The …

Friday Photographer Feature – The Book Castle

Guys, guys! I am so so so excited today because today is Friday and that means it’s photographer day and I have another amazing photographer to feature today. Her photos are just so beautiful and I am in love with every single one of them. There are no words to describe their gorgeousness. This will be pretty photo heavy because not choosing to feature every single photo was pretty hard. It’s Alice from The Book Castle Okay, enough drooling. Onto the questions! Name: Alice Location: Oslo, Norway Favourite book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Diviners by Libba Bray, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (plus so many others) Favourite classic: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Far from The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Favourite book to photograph: Generally, any beautiful classics are my favourite models. Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw! Which four authors would make up your ultimate book club: J. K. Rowling (mostly so I could be in the presence of Her Highness), Chimamanda …