Blog Tour // Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Blog Tour // Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Hi guys!
Today as part of Hodder’s blog tour for the books UK paperback release, I’m talking about Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Laini is one of my all time favourite authors so I’m really excited to be a part of this tour!

This review is spoiler free for Muse for Nightmares but may contain spoilers for Strange the Dreamer.

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Review // Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

Review // Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

The house at the end of the lane burned down, and Rita Frost and her teenage ward, Bevan, were never seen again. The townspeople never learned what happened.
Only Mae and her brother Rossa know the truth; they spent two summers with Rita and Bevan, two of the strangest summers of their lives…

Because nothing in that house was as it seemed: a cat who was more than a cat, and a dark power called Sweet James that lurked behind the wallpaper, enthralling Bevan with whispers of neon magic and escape. And in the summer heat, Mae became equally as enthralled with Bevan. Desperately in the grips of first love, she’d give the other girl anything.
A dangerous offer when all that Sweet James desired was a taste of new flesh…

Huge thank you to Titan Books for sending me an early review copy.

So I’m currently trying to work out how to write this entire review without gushing or spoiling everything… here we go!

I’ve been so excited to read Other Words for Smoke; I loved Sarah’s first novel, Spare and Found Parts, and since hearing her speak about OWFS at an event last year and reading a sampler, I’ve been hooked. Obviously I went into this book with high expectations but Sarah’s gorgeous writing surpassed them all.
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Bookshelf Swap: Our Picks From Each Other’s Shelves

Hi guys!
So today we’re doing something a bit different. After seeing Lauren and Sarah‘s posts, I thought this would be a perfect joint post for us to do. So the basic idea is to send each other a photo of our bookshelves, and below we’ve commented on what we love, what we want to read, and what we don’t recommend from the other persons bookshelves.

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Review // The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab

Review // The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. 

There are no strangers in the town of Near. 

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. 

But when an actual stranger-a boy who seems to fade like smoke-appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. 

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. 

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know- about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy. 

Thanks to Titan Books for sending me an early copy in exchange for an honest review!

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International Women’s Day 2019 // Favourite Fictional Females

It’s that time of year again! Becky and I always make sure to post on this day and this year, we have decided to share some of our favourite female characters in books and games.

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| Lara Croft,
Tomb Raider |

If you talk to me for longer than ten minutes, then I will probably bring Lara Croft up at least once. I grew up with this character and she really changed the game (har har) for female characters in video games. The Tomb Raider games have always focussed around Lara and her abilities, rather than introducing love interests and having other people save the day. She’s flawed but she’s excellent and there’s a reason she’s still as popular today as she was 20 years ago.

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ARC Review // After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott

ARC Review // After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott

Two solar eclipses. Two missing girls.

Sixteen years ago a little girl was abducted during the darkness of a solar eclipse while her older sister Cassie was supposed to be watching her. She was never seen again. When a local girl goes missing just before the next big eclipse, Cassie – who has returned to her home town to care for her ailing grandmother – suspects the disappearance is connected to her sister: that whoever took Olive is still out there. But she needs to find a way to prove it, and time is running out.

I was sent an ARC of After the Eclipse from Titan Books in exchange for an honest review. 

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