Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier // It Needs A Revival

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - review image. Read for the book club Myth-Take Reads, The Six Swans retelling and Irish folklore


A retelling of the fairy tale The Six Swans (alternatively known as The Twelve Brothers or other titles), Daughter of the Forest follows Sorcha and her six brothers. As close-knit as siblings can be, their lives are infused with a deep undercurrent of magic, and the small oddities of their childhood seem natural as anything. But things soon change when an enchantress enters their lives, and Sorcha’s brothers are transformed into swans. To break the curse, Sorcha must undertake a seemingly impossible task…and stay silent the entire time. make one noise, and all her work will be for nothing; the curse shall remain…


Announcing Myth-Take!

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Soooo this announcement is coming late. And if you have me on any other social media platform then you’ve probably heard about it already, so apologies for the bombardment. But in case some of you folks missed out on it or haven’t seen a full run down of what it is…let me introduce to you, Myth-Take!

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Wondering what’s going on with Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

Now with this book, you’d think it’d be proof that I’m catching up on the books I got for Christmas. But I can assure you, I’m not even close yet. I have wayyyyy too many books to catch up on over the past few months.

But at least this is a step in the right direction!

I didn’t actually expect to pick this one up anytime soon, but I’m in a weird book mood. I don’t feel like reading anything, but I still want to read. I’m just finding it really difficult to choose books, because I’m not in the mood for anything. I wouldn’t call it a reading slump, but it’s as close to an explanation I’ll get. But anyway, this caught my eye for the longest while choosing, so this one I have to review today.

So let’s talk about Cruel Beauty!

*sorry for the poor quality photo. It was taken late at night rather than in one of my usual photoshoots.*

Cruel Beauty

Title: Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Series Status: The 1st book in the Cruel Beauty Universe (though books aren’t related)

Number of Pages:  342

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Winter by Marissa Meyer


*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

I finally read the last book in The Lunar Chronicles!

Well, sort of. If you don’t count the novellas in Stars Above.

But I’ll get round to those at some point.

As always, my review will be spoiler free, but since this is the 4th book in a series, the synopsis may contain spoilers for the previous books. There will be a warning just before the synopsis, so if you haven’t read the previous books, just skip ahead to my review.

So let’s talk about Winter!


Title: Winter

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Puffin

Series Status: The 4th book in The Lunar Chronicles

Number of Pages:  823

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer


*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

Another bonus review for this week!

I started and finished this on Friday – well, technically I finished it on Saturday morning because I unintentionally stayed up until 1:30am reading it. Which means I can actually read Winter next month! *happy dance*

So let’s talk about Fairest!


Title: Fairest

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Square Fish – Imprint of Macmillan)

Series Status: Book 3.5 of The Lunar Chronicles (novella between the 3rd and 4th book)

Number of Pages: 220

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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Cover Reveal: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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So again this week there’s another spontaneous sort-of-late-night post!

Once again, I didn’t know until yesterday that a cover reveal for ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR was being released today, so now that it has, I’m here to share the cover and hear your opinions!

So…drumrolls please….




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Cover Reveal: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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No but seriously, I somehow missed that there would be a cover reveal for Heartless today, so when I saw Marissa Meyer’s tweet about it, I sort of freaked out slightly.

So here’s a spontaneous completely-not-planned-on-my-schedule blog post with the cover, and my thoughts!

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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So here we are…my first book review of 2016! I started this one just before the new year and finished it yesterday, and I don’t think I could’ve chosen a better book to lead the new year in.

Plus can I just say I LOVE the cover ❤

The story reminds me of this pendant I have hanging on my wall of a woman smelling a rose (people who have read it will probably know why) so I decided to add it to the photo below.

So now that I’ve rambled on, here’s the review!

The Wrath and the Dawn

Title: The Wrath and The Dawn

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Group/A Penguin Random House Company

Series Status: The 1st in a series (others yet to be released)

Number of Pages: 388

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars!

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December Book Haul Part 2…I bought more with a gift card!

December Haul

Guys…I know I just did a pretty big book haul yesterday…but I went out earlier today and got three more with a gift card I was given for Christmas!

You can never have too many books, right?

And at least I will actually read all the books I’ve gotten this month 😀

If you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of my December Book Haul, where I show you the books I bought before Christmas, and the ones I received on Christmas Day!

So here is my December book haul…part 2!


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December Book Haul

December Haul

So it’s just been Christmas!

I hope everyone had a really lovely day yesterday ❤ I know I did – mine was amazing actually, I got so many surprises that just blew my mind! The main one being…A LAPTOP!!!! I asked for one for my 18th birthday in February but my dad decided to surprise me by giving me one yesterday! Now it will be easier for me to blog since I won’t have to use my dad’s computer on the rare occasions he’s not on it to schedule loads of posts ahead of time 😀

Anyway – back to the post.

Instead of this being just a Christmas haul, I decided to make it my December Haul, because I bought a few books before Christmas. All together there are 17 BOOKS! (EEEEEEKKKK!)

*side note: I apologize for the low quality photographs. I took them late at night on my phone camera so they aren’t as good as I’d have hoped*

So without further ado, I’ll get on with the haul!

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