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”

Posted in 2017, April, Books, Fantasy, Harry Potter, Play Script

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Book Review

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Along with a lot of books I’ve reviewed previously, I got this book a year and have only just now read it. This play script was popular, as well as the play, last year, but I ‘decided’ to read the book a year later. Okay, I didn’t actually make that decision; it wasn’t like I thought to myself, “You know what, I bought this book just a second ago and I might as well read it now…But nah, I’mma read it later ‘cause YOLO”.

Anyway enough about me and my book-related, sporadic YOLO tendencies, here is what I thought of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two). Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Book Series, Books, Fantasy, March, Reviews, Thrillers, Young Adult

This Savage Song – Book Review

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Well, yet again, here’s a book I bought a year ago and have only recently read. It was one of the books I bought myself for surviving University. I was in the mood for something different – something fantasy but different. After I read the blurb, I thought it wasn’t like anything I has previously read.

So is This Savage Song that different sort of fantasy I had hoped for? Continue reading “This Savage Song – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Contemporary, Fantasy, March, My Friday Thoughts, Mystery, Romance, Short Stories, Thrillers, Young Adult

My Friday Thoughts – Books I Aim To Read This Month (March 2017)

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Since my last ‘Books I Aim To Read This Month’ went well, I’ll try again this month. I have picked four books, three of which I bought a while ago and the other is part of a book club I have recently joined. I am excited to read these books, so here are the books I aim to read this March! Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – Books I Aim To Read This Month (March 2017)”