• Mageborn
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    Book Review – Mageborn (Book 1 of The Hollow King) by Jessica Thorne

    I was browsing through NetGalley a few weeks ago when I came across Mageborn by Jessica Thorne. The book is the first of The Hollow King series and after reading this I cannot wait for more! About The Book The life of an orphan soldier becomes entwined with that of the mysterious heir to the throne, whose very presence draws out the secret magic living inside her: a magic that breaks every law she is duty-bound to uphold… The room is small and dark. Row upon row of jars line the shelves, each one sealed with blood-red wax. The seal’s mark is a twisted circle of briar with gleaming, gold-tipped…

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    Book Review – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    I don’t really remember when or how I heard about All The Light We Cannot See. I was scrolling through Amazon and the book was on sale which prompted me to buy it. All I knew about the book was that it was set during WW2 and involved a blind girl. Also, the cover intrigued me. About The Book Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them, they carry what…

  • Of Curses And Kisses
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    Book Review – Of Curses And Kisses by Sandhya Menon

    A few weeks ago, I heard about Of Curses And Kisses on Twitter and knew I had to read it. It had been a couple of days since I restarted my blog after my short hiatus and I sent in a request to read this advanced copy. I was over the moon when I got an email from NetGalley saying that I had been accepted. About the Book Will the princess save the beast? For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds…

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    I Cut Up My Credit Card

    I still remember the excitement that went through my body when I signed up for my first credit card over two years ago. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on that little piece of plastic and already had a mental list of things I would buy with it. Little did I know that that small piece of blue plastic was going to be a horrible curse on my life for the next two years. I knew what I was getting into. I wasn’t ignorant about what a credit card is. I knew the temptation that comes along with ever ready cash is hard to ignore but I kept telling…

  • Spinning Silver
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    Book Review – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

    Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay…

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    Let’s Talk About Book Covers

    The saying goes to “never judge a book by its cover” but lets be honest here, I’m sure that is what all of us have done on a number of occasions. I have mentioned in a couple of my blog posts about how I love pretty book covers and that got me thinking, do pretty covers determine what we decide to read? I recently ran a couple of polls on my Twitter account to back me up on this assumption. I had asked my followers the below questions and out of 100 the results were as follows:- Do you judge books by their covers?83% voted Yes and 17% voted No.…

  • 100 Days of Sunlight
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    Book Review – 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons

    When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down. Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smile…and no legs. Tessa spurns Weston’s “obnoxious optimism”, convinced that he has no idea what she’s going through. But Weston knows exactly how…

  • Song of Sacrifice Janell Rhiannon
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    Book Review – Song of Sacrifice by Janell Rhiannon

    The heart of the Trojan War belongs to the women.Mothers and daughters; wives and war prizes, whisper to us across time…..remember our songs alongside the mighty men of myth.As the Age of Heroes wanes, the gods gamble more fiercely with mortals’ lives than they ever have before. Women must rely on their inner strength and cunning to survive the wars men wage for gold and glory.Clytemnestra of Mycenae struggles for control of her life after Agamemnon ruthlessly rips it apart. Leda of Sparta survives a brutal assault by Zeus, shouldering a terrible secret in silence. Penelope raises Ithaka’s sole heir alone, praying for Odysseus’ swift return. Thetis, the sea nymph,…

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    Book Review: The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw

    There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth… Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist. But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe. About the Book No. of Pages :- 448 pagesDate Published :- 20th June 2019Publisher :- AccentPressGenre :- Dark Humor, Contemporary FictionFormat:-…

  • A Darker Shade of Magic VE Schwab
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    Book Review – A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E Schwab

    Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, travelling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes…