Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

30312891Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 704
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5 stars
Buy the Book: Amazon, Waterstones, The Book Depository
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
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April 2017

This month was a whirlwind of revising, college, Easter holidays in which I did hardly any work, reading, watching movies and so much more. I read quite a lot of books this month since I put off revising for basically the whole two week holiday. Next month, my exams start so that’s going to be fun. But before I think about that, let’s talk about what I did this month.

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Books I Didn’t Like

Yes, today I’m going to talk about books that I didn’t like. Yes, there may be books on this list that you love. But what to do? Everyone has some books that they don’t like and I love reading blog posts about books that they don’t like. So, I just thought screw it, let’s talk about some of the books I don’t like. I’m sorry if some of these are your favourites but everyone has their own opinions I guess. Some people hate some of my favourites and I may hate yours so sorry but here are some of the books that I didn’t like.

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Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined Playlist

Today, I’m back with another blog tour post! This time, I’m hosting Danielle Young-Ullman, author of Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined which is the story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams. Doesn’t that just sound perfect? I can’t wait to get around to this one. Music is a big part of this book so for this blog tour, I asked Danielle to comprise her playlist for this book so without further ado, here is Danielle with her playlist.

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March 2017

This month’s post is probably going to be really short and boring because honestly, I did hardly anything except for college work. This is probably the way that these posts are going to be until June so bear with me guys! I’m the worst with stress so exams really do make me into a boring recluse who just works constantly. However, let’s see what I did end up doing this month.


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Moondust by Gemma Fowler Blog Tour

Today, I am here with my blog tour guest post for Moondust by Gemma Fowler which is a book published by Chicken House that sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to pick it up. Today, Gemma will be talking about her inspiration for the book in terms of space so without giving you  a long winded useless introduction, let’s go on to Gemma’s post.

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The Scarecrow Queen Blog Tour: Silas Vision Board

the-scarecrow-queen-high-res-jacketToday, I’m here for the blog tour of the finale of one of my favourite series of all time, The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury. The Scarecrow Queen is the highly anticipated and captivating finale in the internationally bestselling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter. Published by Scholastic 2 March 2017.Anyone who has been following my blog or twitter for any amount of time, they would know how much I absolutely love this series so when I was asked to be a part of the blog tour, I of course jumped at the chance! When I knew that I had to make a vision board, I considered dropping out because I’ve never done one before. HOW DOES ONE MAKE A VISION BOARD? But I powered through and made it anyway so here I am to present my vision board, Mel’s vision board  and our comparisons for Silas, one of the main characters in the series (particularly in the Sleeping Prince).

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February 2017

2017 is moving too quickly for my liking. Exams are getting closer which scares me. However, university is getting closer which is really exciting for me! I have already been given my uni flat and room and that is both terrifying and exciting. I didn’t get up to much this month because of a level revision but hey, can’t really blame me. I’m trying to really focus on my exams so that I will do well in them. Those are my top priority right now. But I did manage to do some other things this month.

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

32613366Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 432
Publisher: Walker Books
Source: EDPR
Format: Proof
Rating: 5 stars
Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
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Ink Blog Tour: A Day In The Life of Alice Broadway

32827036Today it’s my stop on the Ink blog tour which is a book that everyone has been raving about that I can’t wait to read, especially because of that stunning cover. If you don’t know what it’s about, here’s the blurb:

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.

For my stop on the blog tour, I’m presenting with you a day in the life of Alice Broadway!

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