Friday, 28 October 2016

GIF Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas Synopsis:
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Etsy Shop Anniversary & GIVEAWAY

As it turned out, my unplanned-brief-blogging-hiatus after coming back from a family holiday, turned into a looooong hiatus from most of the internet. Life decided to take over and my motivation decided to disappear into an abyss.
     HOWEVER for the first time (in forever *starts singing*) the fact that I miss being in the blogosphere has motivated me to sit down and write this post.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

ARC Review & GIVEAWAY: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess Synopsis:
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she's the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

UKYACX Blog Tour: Victoria Gemmell Guest Post - The Wonderful World of Libraries

Today I have a guest post from Victoria Gemmell author of Follow Me, as part of the UK YA and Children's Extravaganza blog tour. The event is coming back for another year in Newcastle, celebrating all things reading and libraries!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

YA Shot Blog Tour: Author Interview & GIVEAWAY with Michelle Harrison

Today I'm excited to be participating in the YA Shot 2016 Blog Tour!

(Taken from their website) If you didn't know...YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme pairing libraries and schools for free author events to foster a love of reading, inspire a passion for writing, and encourage aspirations to careers in the Arts. We believe in equal access to books and opportunities for all – YA Shot brings UKYA and UKMG authors together to pursue that goal, supporting libraries and young people across the country. At present, we’re a not-for-profit organisation but we’re seeking to become a charity.
          YA Shot is a one-day annual festival based in the centre of Uxbridge (London). The 2016 festival will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Around 70 authors are involved in a programme of workshop, panel and ‘in conversation’ events (plus book-signing sessions) in the Uxbridge Civic Centre, Waterstone’s Uxbridge and Uxbridge Library. There is also a programme of fantastic blogging and vlogging workshops. YA Shot is run in partnership with Hillingdon Borough Libraries and Waterstone’s Uxbridge.

Monday, 5 September 2016

ARC Review: Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake Synopsis:
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

August Wrap Up aka vacation recovery & renewed blogging motivation

I'm sure that I say this every month, but I honestly don't know where August went...

Writing aka I've started a new project
I've wanted to write a retelling for the longest time and now, I finally am! Even better, I'm doing so with my closest writer friend <3 We're still in the brainstorming/planning stages (who knew world building and magic systems could be so complicated?!) so I'm excited to see where it goes.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Holiday Hiatus Announcement !!

I'm writing this post, surrounded by clothes and books strewn around my room as I've been packing (in a very organised fashion obviously) for my holiday. Because exams are OVER and I'M GOING ON HOLIDAY!
For 3 weeks I will be abroad, soaking up the sun and lack of school. Almost immediately after is London Film and Comic Con with YALC.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Unboxing & Review: My Bookish Crate

I'm so thrilled to be bringing you my first subscription unboxing, from a new business that has already become a favourite! My Bookish Crate is a bi-monthly book subscription box based in the UK that's both affordable and amazing <3 (the two best things you could ask for)

Last month I was honoured to have had the chance for necklaces from my shop Enchanted Bottle Craft included in their May box. The theme was 'Make a Wish' and it was actually a hope of mine to be involved in a subscription box, so what better place?!

Friday, 27 May 2016

2nd Blogversary & Giveaway (INT)

Just like last year, I planned a giveaway for weeks and then wrote the actual blogversary post the day of... It worked out in the end!

So, as you might have guessed, today is Enchanted by YA's second anniversary!!

Monday, 16 May 2016

ARC Review: The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

26156203Goodreads Synopsis:
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love... or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear... the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Feature & Follow Friday (5): Blurbs that Hook You

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The goal of this blog hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs, and make new friends! For more details visit their sites.

This Week's Prompt: Ten Book Blurbs That Got You Hooked

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Audiobook Reviews & Discussion

Lately I've been listening to quite a few audiobooks and I've come to the conclusion, that I might just be more of a picky listener than a picky reader.

I gave the last 5 I listened to all 2 stars. I don't even remember the last time I gave such a low rating to a book (though it was probably at the beginning of the year or something... *she says remembering The Graveyard Book in February*)

thumbs down no big bang theory disagree
At first I thought the books simply weren't for me but the more I thought about it, other factors popped up:
·        Sometimes the voice doesn’t fit the character, or other characters when it changes. This includes when they try accents that sound over-exaggerated or obviously false.
·        Tropes, clich├ęs, word choices etc. are more noticeable and while I don’t understand why, it can put me off.
·        Even sped up, they’re loooong. It’s a commitment. So if the other elements don’t work, that’s a lot of time spent on something you’re not loving.

That said, it still falls down to the book. If I wouldn’t have enjoyed reading it, I also wouldn’t enjoy listening to it.

21847057Crystal Magic (Clearwater Witches #1) by Madeline Freeman
If you enjoy being able to predict every plot, character and word before it happens because the book consists of every YA trope you can think of (*ticking off fingers* love triangle, 'the chosen one', new town, dead parents, mysterious boy, mean girl, school dance *runs out of fingers*) then this is the book for you! Me, I'll pass.

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
Did not finish at 10%
I haven't even made it to the apocalyptic event but I can't bring myself to listen to any more.
Somehow I don't remember signing up for an unnecessarily creepy prologue with seemingly nothing to do with the story, which is in fact about a self-obsessed 'everything is about me' girl with a terrible choice of friends that that rubs me up the wrong way.
Perhaps I haven't given it a fair chance, usually I would go longer before putting a book down for good, but unless someone tells me I'm making a huge mistake, I feel no regret over abandoning this book with the statement that it is not for me.

Are you a fan of audiobooks? Have you experienced anything I've mentioned? I'd love to know!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

April Wrap Up aka Regrouping After the Busy Month

So April is over... That happened quick! My days were spent inside different caves:

Writing aka words have taken my soul
Last minute (as everything is with me *looks at how I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo the morning of*) I joined my friend's cabin in Camp NaNo. From there I set a 30K word count goal and proceeded to hit 50K, finishing the first draft of my WIP o.O now that is a feeling I want to bottle up and keep!

Speaking of which... Enchanted Bottle Craft aka people actually like my creations
I should have known that starting up a shop would take up a lot of time but I vastly underestimated how much XD there's the designing, creating, photographing, listing, selling, shipping, promoting... *wipes brow* it's so much fun! Exhausting but rewarding.

Blogging aka the lovely part of the internet
I freely admit that I've neglected the blogosphere a little. It's only when I emerge like a hermit from one of my caves that I can remind people I exist and check in with them. However I did get some posts out there:
Author Interview: Chris Cannon
WWW: Sleep and Book Deprived
Review: Life and Death, Twilight Reimagining by Stephenie Meyer

School aka s***
We'll just skip this one. Perhaps if I ignore it long enough it will go away? ;)

Life aka not social
It was my birthday! I celebrated with cake, naturally, and Game of Thrones. Not at the same time because my weak stomach could not have handled a certain death ahah. Also, I am hosting a giveaway for you! And who doesn't want to win a free signed book?

Reading aka the perfect distraction
With a grand total of 7 books I haven't read this little in a while.
Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner - A rich tale of betrayal and courtly relationships between four Queens from warring countries. I did have some problems with it (which drove me crazy!) but overall a pleasant read. 3 STARS review
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan - This book shot straight to my favourites list. I cried... so much... You need to read it! 5 STARS review
Shade (Shade #1) by Jeri Smith Ready - I actually forgot I read this, it was that memorable. A great concept with kids being able to see ghosts but with a heavy focus on an unremarkable relationship I feel blase about it. 2 STARS
Struck (Struck #1) by Jennifer Bosworth - Another forgettable one. It went in a direction I didn't enjoy with a religious aspect I didn't see coming which took away from another interesting concept of a girl addicted to lightning. 2 STARS
The Island (The Island #1) by S. Usher Evans - Everything I could ask for! A love-to-hate slow-burning romance and characters colliding because of warring nations. Safe to say I'm excited for more. 5 STARS review
Ren: God's Little Monster (Ren Series #2) by Sarah Noffke - Bloody brilliant. If you haven't read any of Noffke's books you really should! 5 STARS
Crystal Magic (Clearwater Witches #1) by Madeline Freeman - A mass of every YA trope you can think of. Not for me. 2 STARS

I hope you all had a great month! I'd love to hear some of things you've been doing/reading :)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Birthday Giveaway! Signed Hardback of The Bone Season

If you hadn't guessed...
Or at least, tomorrow is XD however my family has re-designated it 'Game of Thrones Day' because the new season will be airing over here and we have our priorities!

So today I will be celebrating with cake (naturally) and going to the movies. Also making reading a priority and not doing any work. So basically it's a level up from my regular day ;)

In this post I thought about doing 16 things I learned by 16 but 1, it'll either be coming from a cyborg or sappy person and 2, I might not be able to come up with soooo many things. Really, the one lesson which has stayed with me is that health and happiness is the most important thing, above grades. There have been times where I haven't had either, (I'm definitely still struggling with the latter) and sometimes good grades will help in that regard but in my own, personal, life, I need to stop letting them override and deteriorate the other things. And look at that - I went sappy!

So now I have the real reason you opened this post - the giveaway. It's UK only, however I do have more planned including specials from my etsy shop Enchanted Bottle Craft and lots of swag, so keep an eye out for those :D
Today you can win a signed hardback copy of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Good Luck!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

WWW (6): Sleep and Book Deprived

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by MizB @ Should by Reading and revived by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer three questions:
1) What are you currently reading?
2) What did you recently finish reading?
3) What do you think you'll read next?

Sunday, 17 April 2016

ARC Review & Giveaway: The Island (Madion War Trilogy #1) by S. Usher Evans

27236789Goodreads Synopsis:
Prince Galian is third in line to the throne, but prefers his place as a resident at the Royal Kylaen Hospital. When his father urges him to join the military to help reclaim their colony, Galian is forced to put aside his oath to Do No Harm and fight a war he does not believe in.

Across the great Madion Sea, Captain Theo Kallistrate dreams of a day when she is no longer bound by conscription to fight for her country's independence. But when the Kylaens threaten, honor and duty call her to the front lines to fight off the oppressors.

When an air skirmish goes wrong, both Theo and Galian crash on a remote island hundreds of miles from either nation. Grievously injured, Theo must rely on Galian's medical expertise, and Galian must rely on Theo's survival skills, to live another day in a harsh and unforgiving terrain.

Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive? Or will the war that brought them to the island tear them apart?

Monday, 11 April 2016

Review: Life and Death, Twilight Reimagined (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer Synopsis:
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.

Packaged as an oversize, jacketed hardcover “flip book,” this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Author Interview: Chris Cannon

I am so excited to have teamed up with Chris Cannon, courtesy of the lovely people at her publisher Entangled Teen, to bring you an interview today – the title probably clued you in ;)
If you don’t know, I’m rather in love with all things dragon in YA, which combined with snarky characters and an action packed plot has made Cannon’s books some of my all-time favourites. Did I mention that there were dragons? Because that should have sold you. If not I hope you will be by the end of this post. Enjoy.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

ARC Mini-ish Reviews: Tell the Wind and Fire, Daughters of Ruin & Trial by Fire

The perfect example of my planning going astray is this post.
I had intended it to be many 1 paragraph (mini) reviews and then they turned into 2 paragraphs... and then I realised that featuring more than 3 books would make this a really long post... So instead here are mini-ish reviews of the last 3 books I read.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Beautiful People (1): Introducing Seraphiel

Beautiful People is a blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury & Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Every month they post ten questions to get to know the characters in your novels better.

About... 5 minutes ago? I saw this done by the lovely Cari @ My Addiction: Books and here I am writing my own post because even though I'm going out in half an hour and I already had a post planned (for once I scheduled ahead so of course it's not happening XD) I couldn't resist! Writing has taken over recently (Camp NaNo is also coming up), particularly the character I'm going to talk about today.

Monday, 21 March 2016

ARC Review: Released (The Vagabond Circus #3) by Sarah Noffke

29082255Goodreads Synopsis:
When a threat so brutal it has the force to rip the magic right out of the world takes over Vagabond Circus, everyone seeks refuge away from the big top. Finley knows he has to protect the circus he’s grown to love, and its people. But to do that he’ll have to further scar his soul. Jack is relentless to take back what was stolen from him, but in the process he becomes someone he never expected. And this acrobat, who once stole the hearts of millions, accidentally steals a heart he didn’t expect. But it is Titus who is most changed by the events at Vagabond Circus. He’s always been the fearful coward, but with a new threat bearing down on his best friend’s circus he knows he has to invent the courage to become a new man. Zuma watches from the sidelines as the people she loves grow in an effort to save one of the most important ventures in the world. 

In this final installment to the Vagabond Circus series, deals will be made, futures tampered with, and everyone’s hearts broken. But the question that will keep the troupe of this circus going is precisely the same one that will plague readers. Can Dr. Dave Raydon’s circus be saved? And if it can’t, then is everything around it doomed?

Friday, 18 March 2016

Feature & Follow Friday (5): Favourite Book Covers

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The goal of this blog hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs, and make new friends! For more details visit their sites.

This Week's Prompt: Top Ten Favourite Book Covers

Sunday, 13 March 2016

ARC Review: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae Synopsis:
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

March 2016 Currently... Once Upon A Time, Candles, Tea and the Joy of Technology Not Working

It's been 2 weeks since I last posted so it's time for some catchup (and apologies!) as well as plans for the weeks ahead.


Reading: Life and Death, Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer and I honestly have no idea what I think just yet O.o a review/ discussion will definitely be on the way
Watching: Once Upon A Time which has returned! *chair dancing* Hook, my love <3 please don't break my heart any more than the last half of season 5 did *dies at thought*
Stalking: Another brilliant writing blog. Writerology from Faye the wonderful host of the #storycrafter Twitter chat never fails to keep me inspired while also informing of new perspectives/ways to look at my writing.
Planning: To finally get my act together and start/keep to routines XD
Making: Yet more bottle designs for for my etsy shop Enchanted Bottle Craft and I have OUAT to thank for these! (Which you can also get 10% off with coupon code 'ONCE10' until 14th March to celebrate the new episodes)

Friday, 26 February 2016

Feature & Follow Friday (4): Why I love YA

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The goal of this blog hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs, and make new friends!

This Week's Prompt: Ten Reasons Why You Read Your Favourite Genre

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Review & Giveaway: Eerie by C.M. McCoy
Goodreads Synopsis:
Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

ARC Review: Paralyzed (The Vagabond Circus #2) by Sarah Noffke Synopsis:
When the worst case scenario befalls the Vagabond Circus, Zuma knows she must ensure it doesn’t fall to doom. Titus’s job is to guarantee the show goes on, while the acrobats seek to avenge and rescue. Jack has no idea that he’s about to levitate himself into a deadly situation, and only Zuma and Finley can save him from a threat unlike what most have ever encountered. In this second whimsical and dark installment of the Vagabond Circus tale, the reader learns just how the ringmaster, Dr. Dave Raydon, rescued everyone in his troupe and also brought love and treasures into their lives. The unveiling of this history only brings more mystery as the true enemy to Vagabond Circus is unveiled. Charles Knight isn’t an evil man with a deadly agenda. He’s the worst kind of human being and he won’t stop until he’s ruined everyone and everything that the ringmaster loves. Paralyzed is an episodic ride that unravels the pieces of this fantasy circus one act at a time.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Review: Curio (Curio #1) by Evangeline Denmark Synopsis:
Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Character Tour: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake - Arik

ThiefOfLies_CharacterTour Welcome to Brenda Drake’s THIEF OF LIES Character Tour! Each stop will feature a character profile from book one of the Library Jumpers Series! There is a tour wide giveaway so be sure to check out all the characters for chances to win. You can find a list of the tour dates here. Today, we’re getting to know Arik.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Series Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

First Book’s Synopsis:
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (5): OTPs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish with a new topic each week.

In honour of Valentine's day, I've decided to write about my Top Ten OTPs aka One True Pairings

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

13206900Goodreads Synopsis:
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February 2016 Currently...

I haven't done this type of post before but lately I've loved reading them so here we are!

I'M CURRENTLY. . . Curio by Evangeline Denmark (I just started today).
Watching: So many TV shows! I have about 8 on the go right now as I wait for episodes to air, including Supernatural, The 100 and Black Sails <3
Stalking: Jenna Moreci's Youtube channel. I only discovered it a couple weeks ago and have binge-watched many of her writing videos since because they're so great! Informative and funny is the perfect mix.
Planning: What on earth to do about my overflowing bookshelves. I have no more shelf space free or room to build new ones, hence the dilemma! So perhaps an unhaul is on the way.
Making: Bottle necklaces left right and center for my etsy shop Enchanted Bottle Craft. Turning ideas into actual items is so much fun! The latest being inspired by Valentine's Day (where you can get 10% off with coupon code 'VALENTINES10' before prices rise)

Saturday, 30 January 2016

ARC Review: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater's Daughter #2) by Melinda Salisbury Synopsis:
Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (4): Book Siblings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish with a new topic each week.

Since this week is a freebie I decided to go with my Top Ten Book Siblings. I did the topic waaaaay back when I first started this blog as part of Top Five Friday (now privated) and thought it would be fun to expand on/compare :D as always they're not in a particular order because that's just too hard ahah

Saturday, 23 January 2016

ARC Gif Review: Night Study (Soulfinders #2) by Maria V. Snyder Synopsis:
Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear. 

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.