All the way back in July, I was lucky enough to receive a stunning ARC of this book. But since it doesn’t come out until January, I restrained myself from reading it until December. I mean, I did want my review sat scheduled in my posts for 5 months now, did I?
And so at last, this book made it’s way onto my monthly TBR, and here we are today.
Let’s talk about Caraval!
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 416
To Be Released: 26th January 2017
Continue reading Revelling in the magical atmosphere of the twisted game in…Caraval by Stephanie Garber
A folklore story set in the Isle of Man? Count me in!
And that was probably about as far as my thoughts went when considering whether to accept this review or not. And here we are today 🙂
You know the drill by now…
Let’s talk about Blue Sun!
Title: Blue Sun
Author: Tracy Abrey
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series Status: The 1st in a series
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Number of Pages: 360
Continue reading Blue Sun by Tracy Abrey | The story of a stubborn science girl being forced to believe in folklore
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!
Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!
Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 689
Continue reading 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!)
So you might be thinking something along the lines of “Ashleigh…a review…of a COLOURING book? What?”
I know. It’s different. But there’s a story behind it.
But recently I joined the SocialBookCo Reviewing Programme. 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.
That was quite a flimsy summary of the website – I’m not too great at explaining things. But basically, SocialBookCo sent me this colouring book in exchange for a review, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it because I didn’t think I’d get this book for months! So thank you!
Is it even possible to give spoilers for a colouring book?
Let’s talk about the Throne of Glass Colouring Book!
Title: Throne of Glass Colouring Book
Author: Original story by Sarah J Maas, Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert , John Howe & Craig Phillips
Series Status: Companion colouring book to the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Colouring, Young Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 96
Continue reading The Throne of Glass Colouring Book REVIEW – A very different kind of review, but an interesting one to say the least
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…
Continue reading Throne of Glass TV show news : My conflicting thoughts turned into incoherent psychobabble
How long did it take me to pick up this book?
Well, I’ve owned it for many months. Only now have I actually gotten round to reading it. And WOW, am I glad I did!
Let’s talk about Six of Crows!
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Indigo / Orion Children’s Books
Series Status: The 1st book in the Six of Crows duology
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Number of Pages: 491
Continue reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | In which I dangerously tuck every single character into my heart forever
I honestly don’t really want to write this review. I hate it when reviews aren’t good ones…but I’ve got to be honest. Plus it’s not ALL bad, so…yeah.
Let’s just get on with it.
Let’s talk about The Tormented Witch!
Title: The Tormented Witch
Author: J.C. Beckham
Series Status: The 1st book in the Crowded Souls series
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural/Fantasy
Number of Pages: 324
Continue reading The Tormented Witch by J.C. Beckham | A fun read…but for me? It was really quite cringey
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.
So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the 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
Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A nostalgic SCRIPT book about a rather annoying child…and I loved it!
This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…
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…
…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.
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.
This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!
Continue reading Let’s Talk:Cursed Child hopes, Fantastic Beasts movie and general wizarding wonders!
Yay for free books, am I right?
I managed to get this book for free! At Waterstones, you can get these little stamp cards where you get a stamp for every £10 you spend in store, and when you get 10 stamps, the card will basically become a £10 waterstones voucher. So with my book buying being mostly in Waterstones lately rather than online, and with my inability to buy just one book, it didn’t take long for the stamps to build up and for me to get the £10 Waterstones spending reward.
And since I’d been eyeing up this book for so long…well, might as well get it with the voucher!
Little story aside, let’s talk about A Monster Calls!
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series Status: Standalone
Number of Pages: 215
Continue reading Finding out what happens with the truth when unexpectedly…A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness