First Review of 2018: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

*The drawing of Lucien is not mine, credit goes to the artist*

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Book Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
The Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Edition: Kindle
Number of pages: 432
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


Although the first half of the book was crucial to the plot, I didn’t find it very engaging (it’s kind of a slow-burning romance). However, I absolutely loved the second half of the book — it was full of action, lovable characters, superb relationship development between characters. Basically, all the page-turning goodness you could ask for in a book.

I’m not going to lie to you, the end of the book had me turn into an emotional wreck.

Lucien is my favourite character (although, I do love Rhysand). I was drawn to Lucien from the start, with his hilarious comments, his don’t-act-like-someone-you’re-not attitude and do I have to mention those luscious red locks? I just love Lucien, ok? In addition, I enjoyed Lucien and Feyre’s scenes together, they never failed to make me laugh. Also, Lucien’s eye watering at the end killed me. Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Spice Up a Book Review!

IMG_20180113_071418When browsing blogs, Goodreads or any other bookish platforms, you see all different types of reviews. I absolutely adore seeing all the various ways bloggers write their reviews, reading them is also really fun!

I see many bloggers who dislike writing book reviews as they find it mundane.  Whereas, there are other bloggers who enjoy writing them!  So, I compiled this list to help bloggers who don’t look forward to writing book reviews or just bloggers who want to spice things up a little.

I, myself, am somewhat in the middle — I enjoy both reading and writing book reviews, however, at times I find the writing side somewhat repetitive and unexciting.

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WWW Wednesday: 3rd January 2018

I wasn’t actually planning to take part in WWW Wednesday this week, however, I did want to post a reading update (what have I been reading, what I’m reading now, etc).  So why not take part in WWW Wednesday?

I’ll stop blabbering on and get into it now!

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How I Blog From My Phone + Graphics

Hey! 

One of the main reasons I took a long break from blogging was because I lost access to my computer  (I was unable to get another one).  I do have access to a laptop now but it’s very slow!  I much prefer using my phone/tablet to plan everything out and I just use my laptop to type up the finished post (I’m not a fan of typing on my phone, haha)

Therefore, I thought I’d write this post to help anyone in the same situation or anyone who wants to blog from their phone but is unsure how to.

Let’s get into it!

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Do you Listen to Audiobooks? 

Admittedly, I haven’t listened to many audiobooks. In fact, I really struggle to get into them, I don’t know if this is just me rarely listening to them or maybe they’re just not for me?

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Pros and cons of audiobooks

Pros of audiobooks

  • They allow you read more books when you may not have much time.
  • You can listen to them in the car, in bed if you don’t have the right lighting to read, or even in the bath.
  • They can make reading classics waaay easier.
  • Different voice actors can really help you visualize the character/can be enjoyable to hear what their voice would be like.
  • Sometimes there are different voice actors for each character which I really like.

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Back From a VERY Long Hiatus!

Hey everyone!

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I know, I haven’t posted in

*hangs head in shame*

ABSOLUTELY AGES


I’m very sorry about that.  I don’t want to get into it all now, maybe another time?  However, there were two main reasons for my long, unplanned, hiatus

  1. I had to give up my computer – this obviously really made an impact on my blogging.
  2. I really wasn’t in the head space to blog – I had a lot of things going on at home, things that made my life spiral out of control.

Not to worry, though!

All is well now, and I can’t wait to start blogging again properly! 😀

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Character Showcase Thursday #01

Hey guys, how are you all today? At around 7am yesterday, I had a sudden burst motivation and thought of loads of different blog post ideas.  Due to this burst of motivation, I’ve found that there are many characters I want to discuss, who stand out to me or I just simply like, but I have no way to do so.  That is the whole idea of this post, it’s a way I can share all those awesome characters with you guys, discuss and find out characters who all of you guys love, too. It’s sort of like a character showcase, I guess, where I showcase fortnightly all the characters I love, or who have stood out to me. However, fortnightly is not set in sand, it may be changed to monthly, whichever I find works best for this post.  If you have an opinion on this, please, let me know in the comments.

Anyway, enough of my blabbering on, let’s start the first ever character spotlight!

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Book characters

Recently I’ve been stuck in a stupidly long book slump, meaning I haven’t read a book for far too long.  However, there are still many characters from weeks ago who I can’t seem to forget about.  So, what a perfect time to be able to write and share my thoughts about them.

Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

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Deliah “Lila” Bard, is one of my favourite characters in ADSoM; she’s a female character, from Grey London, and she is a thief/pickpocket, who one day dreams of becoming a pirate.  

Reasons why I like Lila Bard:

  • Delilah Bard is a complete and utter BADASS.
  • I love the fact Lila doesn’t take crap from anyone and she completely stands her ground.
  • Lila is as tough as nails, she has many weapons and she fights for what she believes in.
  • She’s a strong girl. 
  • Lila has always dreamed of her own pirate ship, getting away from Grey London and she fights for this dream.  In other words, Lila never gives up.
  • She finds a friend in Kell and it’s adorable.
  • She’s daring.
  • Her humour cracks me up.  Like, seriously, when she uses the Black Stone and creates an illusion of Kell performing a strip tease I was crying!

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