Mini Reviews: LifeLik3 and Song of The Current

Hey guys! I am back with two mini reviews! I am 110% recommending these to you, so let’s get pumped.

Mini reviews

LifeLik3 by Jay Kristoff was a fantastic book! I generally don’t read science fiction as I prefer fantasy but this book was just great! It captivated me from the start and there was so many plot twist, it had such a great plot. Although I did spot one spelling mistake haha everything else I enjoyed.

The imagery in this book was so realistic and it made me visualise the setting so vividly. I absolutely love when I get a feel of the background and setting as it allows me to connect more to the characters and the setting, making me just completely fall in love with the story! Jay also added so much descriptions that it felt like while I was reading I had a little movie going on in my head which was so GREAT.

I also really loved the characters and the backstory for each one just molded the story to be so realistic and important, which I really appreciated.


Song of The Current by Sarah Tolcser has been my favourite read of the year by far. It is now my second favourite book (after ACOMAF of course) which is super weird as I have never had multiple favourite books before. This book helped me a lot with the development of my own WIP which made me connect with it so much more! It opened my eyes to writing characterisation and the history/worldbuilding.

The character development in this book was really good and Sarah did a great job in making me emotionally connected with each and every character. (I am pretty sure I cried at one point)

I also hate insta-love situations so Sarah did a great job at building romance within the book. (I LOVED MARKOS SO MUCH) *fangirls*

One of my favourite characters would have to be Fee as she was so kind and gentle and I just connected with her and her cute way of communicating. I just loved her ok.

Sorry that this was a short post but I am kind of sick right now so I am trying my best! If you have read either of these books feel free to start a chat with me! I would love to talk about them! :))

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hey guys, I know Monday’s aren’t part of my new blog post schedule thing but I liked the sound of this So I thought why not do a reading update type thing? I am doing the It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date bookish meme. Well, it is going to be short so let’s get started!

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  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (my review is here)
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – 3.5/5 stars because the ending was a bit anti-climatic
  • Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey  – 4/5 stars
  • Assassins Heart by Sarah Ahiers (my review is also here)
  • Everless by Sara Holland – 3.5/5 stars

 

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  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

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  • I am planning to re-read A Court of Mist and Fury (for the third or fourth time?)
  • Flame in the Mist is also on my TBR
  • The Cruel Prince is at the very top of my TBR pile
  • and maybe finish The Young Elites which I started while in a book slump!

 

Thankyou for reading and definitely feel free to do the tag yourself! What are you planning on reading next?

Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Hey guys! I am back with another post! I’d just like to announce that I should be posting a blog post every Saturday and Tuesday from now on (or at least two posts a week if I miss a day) So yay, be prepared from some awesomeness from me!

Today I will be doing a version on the Top Ten Tuesday challenge but I wont be doing 10 books because my brain can’t think of ten books sooooo I’ll just do the books I can’t wait for!

Let’s get into this!

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  1. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi is to be released in March 2019 I think. I really want this early because holy damn I just finished the first one and nearly cried in class. My friend was very very concerned for me. I just can’t wait to dive back into this world and finally see what happens!!
    “After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.”

  2. Cresent City by Sarah J Maas DO I EVEN NEED AN EXPLANATION FOR THIS?? Everyone should know by now that she is my favourite author so no questions should be asked.
    “Set in a world where humans struggle to survive amid intricate hierarchies of demons, shifters, angels, and countless other magical creatures, Crescent City tells the story of half-human, half-Sidhe Bryce Quinlan. After the brutal slaying of her best friend, Bryce joins forces with a powerful warrior-angel to hunt down the killer, leading them toward a treacherous enemy that could destroy the fabric of their world. The series will feature an array of captivating new characters, including a spitfire heroine who will stop at nothing to avenge her friend and protect her vibrant city, an epic world on the brink of war, and Maas’ signature heart-pounding romance.” 
  3. The new Sarah J Maas novel which I think is linked to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series that is coming next year (?) (I am not too sure but I LOVE that series so I am pumped) I don’t really know much about this but anywho.
  4. The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G Drews because her instagram and blog is my life and I love her writing style and I just want to support her!!
    “Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing – each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie. But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.” 
  5. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews is being released in early June and I actually just won a review copy of this so I am just excited to finally see what she’s been working on for so long! (UPDATE: it has been released!)
    “An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?”

and that is all I can currently think of but later this year I will do another follow up with more releases!

Thankyou so much and comment the releases you want early down below!!

#NowWeRise Book Tag

Hey guys! I thought I would mix it up a bit and make today’s post a book tag thing. This tag is briefly based on Children of Blood and Bone and the Maji clans involved! Although I wasn’t tagged to do this, I saw this tag originally on WrittenWordWorlds and I thought it’d be perfect to do!

Doing a CoBaB tag was such a perfect idea because I just finished the book and IT WAS A FANTASTIC BOOK (seriously, go check this beauty out!)

Anywho I’ll just get into it!

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What’s a trope you’d love to see die, and one you’d love to see live, or flourish more often?

  • Okay don’t get me started on this but I HATE when characters fall in love too quickly, it isn’t realistic and just makes it sound like amateur writing – like it doesn’t take a day to fall in love so why do people write about it like that?
  • So a trope I absolutely love is kinda same to what i just said – I’d love to see more realistic love – when love needs to be built, when it needs to be fought for. It just builds such a creative story line and the realism enables me to build a great connection with the novel and the characters.

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What do you immediately connect with when it comes to a book?

  • I definitely connect with books that are realistic! I know I know, you’re probably thinking what about fantasy? Well, by realistic I mean, the love or romance is built up realistically (doesn’t happen in a day), if there is a war people you love die and that’s just how war goes. I hate when authors sugar coat real life topics so realistic books always grab my attention quickly.

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If you could push a book on someone, what would you immediately recommend?

  • Ummm, is this even a question? A COURT OF MIST AND FURY but obviously they have to read A Court of Thorns and Roses first to truly love this book. It is my all-time favourite book and I have read it twice and annotated most of it. At the moment I don’t have my copy because my friend has been reading it for maybe over 6 months now (probably longer to be honest) but I am nagging her to finish so I can re-read it again (definitely not sorry, I love it so much).

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If your house was on fire and you could only save one book, what would it be?

It would have to be my hardcover copy of A Court of Mist and Fury because it is 1) my favourite book and 2) my friend has my lovely annotated copy so it is already safe (ha ha I beat the system) But I also have an original set of the Narnia books so that would most likely be shoved in a bag and taken as well no matter what. This makes me really sad though because I’d hate to leave ALL my other books, they are just so precious.

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What’s a book that had you floating on air out of happiness?

  • It would have to be any Stephanie Perkins books (especially Anna and the French Kiss) because they make so happy on the inside and they give me faith in the world! They are just so cute and no matter what they always make me smile with their cheesiness and cute cliques.

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A book that’s made an impact (on you, or the world)?

  • Can I do a poetry book? Oh well I will anyways. The Poetry books my Rupi Kaur definitely widened my eyes to the world. Reading them gave me a wider sense of what is happening and how people feel throughout personal situations. I nearly cried in some of her poems and they just hit me real hard, I would definitely recommend these to anyone but they are quite graphic so be warned!

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What are your favourite morally grey characters, who do you love that walks between darkness and light?

  • I actually don’t have an answer to this so feel free to answer for me in the comments (I am actually so boring sorry guys)

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Which book had a plot twist you DID NOT SEE COMING and it made you sick with feels?

  • Oh my lord, all I am going to say is ALLEGIANT KILLED ME IMMENSELY AND OMG. Be warned if you read the divergent series – it will kill you.

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Name your most anticipated releases for 2018!

  • Mine was actually A Court of Frost and Starlight but I haven’t read it yet as I have seen so many bad reviews and I want this book to be awesome and ALSO because I don’t want to wait until May next year for another book. Sooo I am kind of just holding it back as far as I can *cries at the year long wait*.

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Your favourite underrated or side character?

  • Probably Amari in CoBaB! She was so precious at the start but developed into such a strong woman and I AM SO PROUD OF HER.

Thanks so much for reading this book tag thing and feel free to tag yourself! (Btw these graphics are from the blog I mentioned before, she said they can be used for the tag – just credit her :)) I also just posted a review earlier for Children of Blood and Bone so please go and check it out (it’s spoiler-free) (I hope).

Comment below if you are doing the tag!

10 Popular Books I Haven’t Read (yet)

Hey guys, I am back with a book tag-like thing. I saw it on another blog and thought I’d like to do this too! It’s pretty self-explanatory but I’ll explain anyway (because you know, why not?) Basically I’m just saying 10 different books that are popular and awesome that I haven’t read yet (whoops)

I’ll just get started! (There will be a quick collage of them down below!)

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  1. Six of Crows: Man I know people rave about this but I have read the first few chapters a couple of times but just put it back down because I couldn’t be bothered soooo I should probably give that ago again considering I’ve been in a reading mood recently.
  2. A Darker Shade of Magic: I have the whole series on my shelf (I got them for Christmas) but I still haven’t read them, I did open ADSOM once but put it back down because my slump was overwhelming (man, it was so bad) But I will also give this one another try!
  3. Flame in the Mist: I bought this two weeks ago but I was reading CoBaB (I just finished reading this actually – there’s a spoiler-free review on my blog too!) But I have yet to pick it up as I just haven’t been in the mood. I’ve been to busy planning other special things (which you’ll hear about soon enough).
  4. Wolf by Wolf: Although it isn’t as popular as other books here I have seen a far amount of it posted throughout my feed so I did buy it but I haven’t read it yet (so many books bought but are unread, oopsie-daisy. It looks really interesting though so it is on my TBR!
  5. Leah on the Offbeat: SO MANY PEOPLE RAVE ABOUT THIS but yet I actually am not that interested? I’ve been in such a fantasy mood since being out of the slump that I can’t be bothered to read anything other than fantasy (it’s so bad, I know, I know) Eventually I will read it but not in this point of time.
  6. Illuminae: I did start this book and I think I might of made it past the half way mark (?) but it just didn’t click to much so I set it down. I’m sure I will pick it up again because it does have so many reviews and the I do want to buy the rest of the series for their covers (I can’t help it) so I know it will be read soon enough!!
  7. Warcross: I really really want to read this but I haven’t picked it up yet (I’ve been too caught with my actual TBR) But I am planning to buy it next time I am shopping so it won’t be on this list for long!
  8. The Cruel Prince: I actually have this featured on my bookshelf with some merch as I got it in the Fairyloot box but I haven’t read it yet (sadly) I plan on reading it soon but I just find hardcovers hard to read (pun intended) and I don’t want to damage this beauty while bringing it to and from school, you get me? So hopefully I find a way around this, wish me luck.
  9. Nevernight: I haven’t seen it in bookshops near me so I just haven’t really been to bothered to read it with SO MANY BOOKS on my neverending TBR. But now when I come to think of it, I am adding it on there, it sounds pretty cool.
  10. Strange the Dreamer: I have no idea what it’s about and I haven’t read any reviews so it hasn’t been on my TBR – that sounds so cruel oh lord, sorry.

(A quick reference of the above books!)

Thankyou for reading and feel free to tag my in any book tags – I need more things to write!! Comment a popular book you haven’t read yet!

Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Publication Date: 6 March 2018

Genre: Fantasy

Hey guys, I’m finally posting another review, it takes me a while to get motivation. But anyway, I am doing a review on Children of Blood and Bone and let me tell you, i LOVED this book although I felt a bit disconnected from it to begin with, I totally ended up loving it and wish CoVaV was coming out sooner (I can’t last until next March?? What were you thinking Tomi??)

Sorry for rambling, lets get straight into it!

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  • i absolutely loved the characters! Their emotions leaked through perfectly, captivating me as a reader and they totally made my connection to the book and story run deeper
  • The way Tomi described the settlements and landscape seemed really beautiful to me. I always enjoy reading when I can imagine the beauty of the world straight away. It made me feel like I knew what each place would look AND feel like and I loved it
  • The diversity and individuality of each character made it seem realistic in a way and made me much more interested to see how things would turn out. I also loved the mixture of personalities as it’s always so funny to see polar opposites communicate with each other (especially when there is sassy comments being made)
  • Although the start kind of felt a bit slow (maybe I was in a slump??), it picked up really quickly and left me dangling with each turn of the page, especially the last page IT COMPLETELY KILLED ME AAHH
  • The different powers each Maji could wield was created so perfectly and was really interesting and it definitely peaked my interest as I love anything with MAGIC

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  • The deaths of some characters made my heart rip out and it left me nearly in tears at some points – WHY DO AUTHORS KILL ME LIKE THIS
  • One character really annoyed me with their changing attitudes and beliefs, like c’mon man PICK A SIDE
  • THE CLIFFHANGER ON THE LAST PAGE RIPPED ME TO THREADS – fun story: I actually finished this book in class and threw it on my desk and screamed at my friend “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS, WHY?? I NEED THE OTHER BOOK” then we both searched when CoVaV comes out and I nearly cried when it said March 2019 so yeah – I loved it a lot
  • One thing i really like seeing in books is the creatures which inhabit the world, so I would’ve liked to see a few more other than fish and the ryders but i still loved it anyway so that’s just a minor thing and will hopefully be amended in the second book!

Just because the ending killed me so badly I’d have to give it a 4.5/5 star rating, when I get the second book maybe it’ll change to a 5, I guess we’ll just have to see.

Well there is my review! I hoped you enjoyed this and it fueled your need to buy and rEaD this beauty!! I totally recommend (like 110% recommend)

Thankyou! Tag your review (non-spoiler of course) in the comments so people find all the more reason to read it!

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

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Publication Date: 2nd February 2016

Genre: Fantasy

I received this lovely book for my birthday and couldn’t be happier! Although my birthday was in March, I only just got out of the book slump in late April with a big thanks to this novel!!

I really enjoyed this book and I really need to buy the other two books as soon as possible. I am in love with this world (and all the characters included in it – ESPECIALLY LES) This book was the perfect blend of fantasy and I felt really connected with the characters, it felt like I was actually joining them throughout their adventure!

But let’s just get into the review!

what i loved

  • I really really loved Lea’s character development and how she changes to adapt to the new eye-opener of a world. The way her character changed definitely made me connect with her, especially when she went through her roughest times after the incident.
  • I JUST LOVE LES IN GENERAL GUYS – he is a one of a kind soul and needs to be treated with upmost care. I loved him so much and his way of looking at the world definitely enabled me to love this world even more.
  • THE ENDING WAS GREAT, it made my heart burst and I just really need to buy the other books so I can survive.
  • Also, whoever designed the cover of my copy was an absolute genius, it was so GORGEOUS

what killed me

    • (I don’t want to spoil it so I won’t name names but…) THE BETRAYAL OF SOME CHARACTERS MADE ME SO DAMN UPSET HOLY HECK – aka the reason my heart either burst or shrivelled
    • The lack of support of some characters – especially for their own family – killed me immensely

 

I really loved this book overall (obviously) and I need to go to dymocks or QBD so I can buy these books (I’m actually so poor right now) I 110% recommend this novel for anyone who loved Throne of Glass or anyone who enjoys assassin stories similar to that!

I would definitely give this book – 5/5 STARS for it’s pure awesomeness and lovability!

Thankyou for reading!! Tell me if you enjoyed this book or you are planning to read it below!