Frostblood by Elly Blake | An interesting read, though really quite similar to another popular book series…

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This was a bit of an odd one to go into. Not that the book is odd or anything, just my beforehand thoughts. I was sent an ARC of this book by the publisher (thank you!), and while I’d heard of the title SO many times, I didn’t actually know that much about the story itself. So I was very intrigued to see what all the fuss was about.

I did actually want to read this awhile ago, since I received it in June, but the book isn’t released until January next year. I always upload my ARC reviews about a month beforehand, so I didn’t want it sitting in the “scheduled” section for half a year.

But here we are today, at last!

So let’s talk about Frostblood!

Title: Frostblood

Author: Elly Blake

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series Status: The 1st book in the Frostblood series

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages: Approx 384 pages (according to Goodreads)

Release Date: January 12th 2017

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After You by Jojo Moyes | Not a bad book, but I wish it had been left at a standalone instead

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I’ve been reluctant about this book ever since I knew it was a thing. I couldn’t even decide whether to buy it or not. I only ended up getting it because it was half price. And I know they’re pretty biased terms to start on, but I couldn’t really help it.

And how did it work out? Well, that’s what we’re here to see, right?

Let’s talk about After You!

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Title: After You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Me Before You duology

Genre: Contemporary

Number of Pages:  407

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Let’s Talk: When are you classed as a “reviewer”? How do you decide which books to review?

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Ready for a two-pronged sort of discussion, everyone?

I personally find these questions really interesting (obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t write an entire post about it). I love knowing how other people go through their reviewing process, but I never thought to much about the process of choosing which books to review. Everyone does it differently.  And how often do you have to review to be classed as a “reviewer”?

Well, let’s talk…

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | A futuristic story full of drama and money, distrust and crime

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Oh, how the premise of thing book intrigued me so. I mean, it’s described as a SciFi novel with a Gossip Girl feel to it – how could I not wonder about that?

I actually didn’t think I’d be able to get this book for a very long while, since I’m on a book buying ban basically until Christmas (pray for me), but then the lovely people at SocialBookCo contacted me through their review programme, asking if I would like to review this for them. So of course, I said yes!

This is the 2nd book I’ve reviewed for them, so you’d think I’d have come up with a better way of explaining the site by now – but basically This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date. So check it out if you’re interested!

But enough with the rambling…

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Let’s talk about The Thousandth Floor!

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Title: The Thousandth Floor

Author: Katharine McGee

Publisher: Harper Collins

Series Status: The 1st book in a series

Genre: Young Adult, SciFi,

Number of Pages:  437

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September Wrap Up – The one where college starts again and my schedule is suddenly a lot more full

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Taking a little break from the blogger tips mini-series, here’s my wrap up of the month!

Don’t worry though, the blogger tips will be back next Sunday. Shh, don’t tell anyone. 

For some strange reason, this entire month I kept thinking we were halfway through October. It’s almost a relief we’ve reached October, just so that I’ll finally be right 😆

Plus, IT’S AUTUMN! *throws orange leaves in the air* Sure, it means from now until June next year I’ll be permanently cold, but oh well. Everything is cosy and pretty.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get cosy and enjoy!

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The Stages Of Loving A Book – The Emotional Turmoil We All Seem To Go Through

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We all know the process.

Those books you can feel yourself falling in love with, page by page.

Well, I’ve decided to write my own process down. Some of you might be able to relate, some of you might have different stages. But this is what goes through my mind when the inevitable happens, and I gradually start to become obsessed with the next book on my shelf.

So here are the stages of loving book!

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Discussion Posts: Writing in books

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Another week, another discussion post!

Though this week’s topic isn’t a “serious” topic, I still think people have a lot to say when it comes to this.

Plus we need a light-hearted topic every so often, right?

So…writing in books. Do you do it?

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