On My TBR: Female Fantasy

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It’s time for my second “On My TBR” post! Today’s post will cover a category that’s far from uncommon on my shelves – fantasy books written by women! It’s always a fab thing to read more female fantasy books when the genre has been dominated by white men for so long, but honestly it’s just a force of habit at the point. Without thinking about it, the majority of my read books are written by women, and I’ve no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Now, I will say this post doesn’t include any greek myth retellings – I have a separate post for that. But since I’m planning on joining the FemmeFanTale readathon in August, I’ve been casting my eyes over my bookshelves and scouting out which books to choose for my TBR.

So which ones do I have that are at the top on my TBR? Well, let’s see…

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June Favourites & Wrap Up // Fantasy Still Wins

Another month comes and goes, and with it new favourites! I feel like my June favourites are dominated by experiences rather than specific things, which is an interesting change! I guess that’s what summer brings…

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Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019

Anticipated releases for the rest of 2019

Ahh, the mid-year mark! The one where I look through the bookish goals I set myself, evaluate how much I’m failing them, judge my reading progress so far, and complete the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. Now one question that threw me was the one asking “your most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019?” A few came to mind, but looking through all the books on my wishlist afterwards made me realise there’s so many I’m waiting (im)patiently for. So why not talk about them some more?

I could’ve been helpful and listed these in chronological order, but by the time I realised that would be a good idea I’d kind of already yelled by way through half of them so…enjoy? I have listed the release date next to the Goodreads link though, so at least I’m giving you something, right?

Let me know if any of these are on your wishlist, or if there are any you think I should add!

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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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Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas | The story of how Sarah never fails to trap my heart and CRUSH IT (no spoilers – as always!)

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You knew this review was coming.

And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.

But either way. Here’s my review!

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Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!

Title: Empire of Storms

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series

Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:   689

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Throne of Glass TV show news : My conflicting thoughts turned into incoherent psychobabble

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This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.

It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.

Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.

And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A nostalgic SCRIPT book about a rather annoying child…and I loved it!

Cursed Child

How I survived to write this, I don’t know.

I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.

While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀

Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.

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#KeepThe Secrets

So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Cursed Child

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown UK

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays

Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)

Number of Pages: 330

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How could I NOT enjoy reading about old Scottish wars in…Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

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Oh thank goodness, it looks like I’ll manage to get this review up today after all!

I planned to write this up much earlier, but my internet decided to inconveniently stop working so I couldn’t actually write it up. Isn’t that just always the way? *sigh*

But we’re here now.

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Let’s talk about Dragonfly in Amber!

Dragonfly in Amber

Title: Dragonfly in Amber

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Arrow

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Outlander series

Number of Pages:  963

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Let’s Talk:Cursed Child hopes, Fantastic Beasts movie and general wizarding wonders!

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This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…

Harry Potter!!!

Since we’re only a mere few days away from the release of the Cursed Child book (EEEEKKKKKK!) I thought it’d only be fitting for this week’s chat to be about all things Harry Potter.

I didn’t quite know WHAT to write about, since there’s so much of the wizarding world to explore, so I did a poll on twitter…

harry potter topics

…and it basically showed that we can’t miss ANYTHING here today. So this will be a good old ramble about everything Harry Potter related.

Be prepared. 

I’ll warn you now: If you HAVEN’T read all the Harry Potter books, leave now. This will likely contain spoilers, and you probably won’t have a clue what’s going on with magic spells and wand properties etc etc. 

And now…

This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!

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June Wrap Up

June wrap up

Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.

Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!

As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!

I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.

June

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