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The ancient stories are always male dominated, with women’s voices being pushed aside in favour of those “heroes” instead. Although let’s be real, my idea of what defines a hero definitely isn’t the type you find in many Greek myths. So imagine my excitement when finding out this book exists, giving another perspective – the women’s perspective – of the stories I’d read and loved before. Combining Homer’s The Iliad and The Trojan Women by Euripides, my anticipation for this book was REAL.
Probably more real than some of these guys’ “heroic” status.
Ohhh she said it. Continue reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker |Telling a tale long lost in time
Guys you have NO IDEA how much I was YELLING when I found out I was actually going to receive an early copy of this book! I adore The Song of Achilles, so I figured I’d try my luck and sent a request through…and here we are!
Let’s dive right in!
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Well here’s one I didn’t think I’d ever get round to reading until suddenly everybody started raving about it again and my interest was newly peaked.
I hardly knew what this was about going into it, so I didn’t really have any expectations. I was very intrigued to see how it went.
Let’s dive into The Song of Achilles!
Title: The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: LGBT, Retelling
Number of Pages: 352
Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The art of loving a book while absolutely hating the title character
For some unbeknownst reason, we over here in the UK have to wait until February for Heartless to be released. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC, and so now my review is coming at a strange in between place – where the US readers can relate (if they’ve read it), and the UK lot – as well as anywhere else it’s not released yet – are still waiting eagerly.
I find that kind of interesting, for some reason?
Let’s talk about Heartless!
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
Number of Pages: 464
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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!
GUYS. THERE’S BEEN A COVER REVEAL FOR ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS FOR THIS YEAR.
AND IT’S EXCITING.
AND I ACTUALLY DID KNOW THIS WAS HAPPENING WHICH IS WHY THE CAPS LOCK ARE IN ORDER.
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!
Continue reading Cover Reveal: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
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!
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!
Continue reading The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
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!
Continue reading December Book Haul