Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

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What better review to start my blog with than my last read book and possibly favourite read of 2019? Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (If I could marry this book, I would.) What's This Book About? Genre: YA (Young Adult)/High Fantasy Synopsis: Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythical lost city of Weep … Continue reading Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

#5OnMyTBR: LGBTQ+ main characters

Upcoming June prompts: 08/06/2020 — Pride Free Day15/06/2020 — Rainbow (on the cover, made from covers… be creative!)22/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ History (non-fiction or historical novels)29/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ Author These are all books I'm extremely excited for that have been recommended to me one time or several! 'Loveless' by Alice Oseman also makes the list but … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: LGBTQ+ main characters

‘The School for Good and Evil’ Book Tag (original)

You may know that I'm pretty obsessed with 'The School for Good and Evil' series by Soman Chainani (omg Book 6 releases in a day) - so why not create a book tag inspired by it? It's spoiler-free so you don't have to have read them to do the tag, though of course it's more … Continue reading ‘The School for Good and Evil’ Book Tag (original)

Thursday Tunes: Quests For Glory

Welcome to the fourth installment of 'The School of Good and Evil' playlists! The full playlist is linked at the bottom. These songs are all inspired by 'Quests For Glory', book 4 in this fantasy series by Soman Chainani. (This post is spoiler-free!) Order of the Day: A King's Coronation! ('Crown Me King' by Harmony.) … Continue reading Thursday Tunes: Quests For Glory

#WIPWednesday: Tedros of Camelot

Hello again! Today's works-in-progress are both fanarts of Tedros Pendragon (aka Tedros of Camelot, son of Arthur) from the series 'The School for Good and Evil' by Soman Chainani! This fantasy/magic boarding school/fairytale retelling series is one of my all-time favourites, and I'm super hyped for the final book to come out June 2nd! (Well...June … Continue reading #WIPWednesday: Tedros of Camelot

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Memorable Opening Lines

Today's topic: Opening Lines These are all lines that I thought of off the top of my head - so they're definitely memorable! If not word for word, I easily recalled the sense/atmosphere these opening sentences created, and my mind always links them indelibly back to that book, play or poem. 'Strange the Dreamer' by … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Memorable Opening Lines

Review: ‘Yes No Maybe So’ by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

All our actions are little drops that collect into a groundswell for change. It's the only way most change happens. Ordinary people doing everything they can. Rating: 3/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporary (rom-com; activism) Publication: 4th Feb 2020 Synopsis: YESJamie Goldberg's cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate - behind the scenes. … Continue reading Review: ‘Yes No Maybe So’ by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

[Soraya] had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. She had been alone long enough to know which one she was. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (retelling, Persian mythology) Publication date: 7th July 2020 Synopsis: There was and there was not, as all stories begin, … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

Graphics by May @ Forever and Everly I saw this amazing tag over at May's page (Forever and Everly) and as a Riordanverse fan (stan?) of course I had to do it! You don't have to have read any of the books before to do this tag, as May's made all the prompts spoiler-free! Rules: … Continue reading The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’