Blogtober // 2019: The Year of the (Fictional) Witch Part II

Blogtober // 2019: The Year of the (Fictional) Witch Part II

Near the start of the year, I put together a list of witchy upcoming releases that were high on my TBR. I really loved putting this list together, so decided to do a second part! View part one here.

Some of these books are already released and a couple were actually released closer to the beginning of the year – however, I wanted to include them since I wasn’t aware of them when I wrote part I!

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Blogtober ARC Review // The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Blogtober ARC Review // The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

ARC provided by Hodderscape at YALC. This is a spoiler free review!

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Blogtober // Book Line Poetry

Blogtober // Book Line Poetry

Hi guys!
I’m doing a bit of a different post today – a while back I read Jemma’s blog post where she created a little song or poem using lines from a book, and I loved the idea so much that I just had to make some of my own. Sticking with the theme, of course, they’re all on the spooky or atmospheric side! Here’s how to play:
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Blogtober // Favourite Villains Part II

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We love a good villain. A few years back when our blog had a completely different look, we picked five of our favourite villains – so for today’s Blogtober post, we thought it’d be interesting to look at some more favourite villains/anti heroes and see if there’s any we’re still rooting for after all this time!
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Blogtober ARC Review // Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Blogtober ARC Review // Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Huge thanks to Gollancz for sending me a review copy of Ninth House!

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

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