Posted in 2017, Books, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Horror, October, Reviews

Coraline (The Graphic Novel) – Book Review

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Since Halloween is nearly among us, I have been preparing myself for spooky films, pumpkin carving and, of course, scary books. I have decided to reread a classic of mine, but this time, instead of book or film form – I have read it in the form of a graphic novel! Continue reading “Coraline (The Graphic Novel) – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Fantasy, October, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

Winters’ Snow – Book Review

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As it’s nearly Halloween…and I haven’t got any scary stories to read, I decided to read Carrie Hope Fletcher’s novella, based on her novel On The Other Side, instead. It is only a tiny novella and I read it within an hour, yet it certainly didn’t feel as long as I was reading it.

As Winters’ Snow is a part of On The Other Side, I will have to discuss some spoilers (as some are told in the novella’s blurb), so for anyone who hasn’t read On The Other Side and wish to, you have been warned. Continue reading “Winters’ Snow – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, August, Authors, Book Series, Books, Discussion, Fantasy

V. E. Schwab in Manchester – Book Event

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This year, I’ve been going to my first book events, which is now something I really enjoy doing and it allows me to go out and see authors and learn more about their books, the characters as well as the authors themselves. The latest book event I’ve attended was on 2nd August to see V. E. Schwab (or Victoria Schwab).

Here is what happened at the event! Continue reading “V. E. Schwab in Manchester – Book Event”

Posted in 2017, Books, Fantasy, July, Magic, Reviews

A Darker Shade of Magic – Book Review

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I’ve seen this book in almost every book shop I go and a lot of people on Twitter have talked about this book a lot – and I mean a lot! I’ve seen loads of great fan art and people tweeting about how the last book in series got them in the feels via gifs.

So, as my blog name would suggest, I got very curious about this book. So I got myself the first book in the series.

(P.S. This review will be spoiler-free, so don’t worry about it!) Continue reading “A Darker Shade of Magic – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Fantasy, Horror, May

Books That Have Stayed: Coraline

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This is my series discussing books that I read years ago that are not only books I love, but have something(s) about them that make them stand out, memorable and have taught me important lessons.

So when I was thinking about books that have stayed with me, one popped into my head not only suddenly, but stayed there as if waiting for me to write this post.

And as I was planning this, I realised why it has stayed with me. It was for two reasons: it was the first horror to actually scare me; and it taught me an important lessons about bravery.

Spoiler alert: I will be talking about the plot to Coraline in great detail. You have been warned!

Continue reading “Books That Have Stayed: Coraline”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Fantasy, May, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

On The Other Side – Book Review

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So I have been keeping to my New Year’s resolution of reading more romances as I have finished reading this book. What I haven’t been keeping to, however, is just to read a little everyday. Why?

To put it simply, I just couldn’t put it down!

(Before I begin my review, I will put a spoiler alert right…here! You have been warned.) Continue reading “On The Other Side – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, April, Books, Books That Have Stayed, Fantasy, Magic

Books That Have Stayed – The Night Circus

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I haven’t done a “Books That Have Stayed” post for a while, even though there are quite a few books that do stay with me – and it’s not (just) because I do have a really good memory and remember all sorts of weird things. There are books that have taught me important lessons about life like how hope still lives after a huge tragedy and how people aren’t always how they appear.

But, with this book, it didn’t teach me anything new about the world: it resurrected my love for fantasy and magic. Continue reading “Books That Have Stayed – The Night Circus”