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!
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
Continue reading Frostblood by Elly Blake | An interesting read, though really quite similar to another popular book series…
November. The month that begins with an onslaught of sporadic fireworks. The month where winter begins to settle in, grabbing the bones of us here in the UK, and lies with us for the long run. Fog and frost become a daily occurrence. We have only 6 hours or so of real daylight. Step outside and instantly your cheeks are flushed, fingers stiff, and you’ll be glad for extra layers of clothing.
But inside is a different matter. Inside is where I (and most bookworms) thrive on these freezing days. November was the month where my bedroom became my cocoon of warmth. At some point every day, you could find me wrapped in 5 layers of blankets, cuddling a hot water bottle and cat simultaneously while reading a book by fairy-light.
And so, November was a true bookworm month for me. Even if I didn’t read any more than usual, every comfort my heart longs for – blankets, hot water bottles, warm drinks while fog smothers the outside world – was available to me once again. Every moment of the day I wanted to get cosy and read. And now here we are – getting closer to Christmas, might I add.
So let’s see what November brought…
There’s also a video version of this post if you’d like to see, combined with my December TBR! Click here if you want to see!
PS. Do you like the new intro? Thought I’d try the scenic route rather than just throwing you all in. Let me know if you like!
Continue reading November Wrap Up – The weird month where I feel like I’m not reading, then end up reading more than usual
As I mentioned in my Wrap Up, July dragged for me. I felt like it went on forever. So when I came to write up this review and saw I had somehow accumulated this many books in July…well, I was quite surprised, because it felt like a lifetime ago.
I’m pretty sure I say that in a lot of hauls though. It just be the common cause of my buying.
I’ll put it simply. I got nine books in July. Though to be fair, I didn’t buy them all, so…I didn’t spend that much money.
AND in July I read 8 books, so I’ve only added to my TBR by one book. That’s pretty good going, if I do say so myself.
Can you guess any of the books from the picture?
Well, you don’t have to, because I’m about to show them all off screaming LOOK AT ALL THESE PRETTIES.
Here are the books I got in the month of July!
Continue reading July book haul – because a long month = a long haul