Thursday, 29 October 2015

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT BOOK TAG

Hi everyone, 
Halloween is almost upon us, and after a day of pumpkin carving and watching Ellen's staff get sent to haunted houses I'm in the mood to do a Halloween-themed book tag! 

I decided to do the CREATURES OF THE NIGHT BOOK TAG, which was actually created last halloween by Kat from Katytastic, but I have seen some people doing it more recently. Basically, there's just a list of paranormal creatures, and you have to pick a favourite book which features each creature. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: HALLOWEEN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

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Halloween is only three days away, so of course today's top 5 Wednesday topic is TOP 5 HALLOWEEN RECOMMENDATIONS! 

Even though I adore Halloween, I'm actually ridiculously easily scared and I really don't read horror/creepy books very often.  Even so, I managed to put together a list of nine (yes, I know it's top 5 WEDNESDAY, but since it's a special occasion I'm letting myself off) books which I think really capture the creepy atmosphere I want at Halloween without being TOO scary...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

THE TOXICITY OF FAILURE - GUEST POST BY C.J SKUSE (MONSTER BLOG TOUR)

Hi everyone,

Today I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for MONSTER by C.J Skuse, and sharing a guest post by the author herself!

You can follow C.J on twitter @CeejaytheAuthor, and add the book on goodreads. More information about the book and the author will be at the end of the post.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

WRITERS WEEKENDS: NANOWRIMO PLANS

There's one week until NaNoWriMo, and I've decided to take part for the FIRST TIME EVER! Woo!

For today's Writers Weekends posts I just want to quickly talk about my plans for November, what I'm going to be writing, and what I've been doing to prepare. Then I need to get back to outlining, because I am REALLY behind right now.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE IRON WARRIOR - JULIE KAGAWA

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
TITLE: The iron warrior
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
RELEASE DATE: 27th October 2015
SERIES: The Iron Fey:Call of the Forgotten, book 3
SOURCE: E-ARC from netgalley

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: AUTHORS I DISCOVERED THIS YEAR

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Hi everyone, 
It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in top 5 Wednesday, but I'm back! 
This week's topic is TOP 5 AUTHORS YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR. This doesn't necessarily mean that they published their debut novel this year, just that I read their books for the first time this year and loved them.

In no particular order, here are the best authors I discovered this year...

Monday, 19 October 2015

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON WRAP UP - OCTOBER 2015

Hi guys,

I took part in Dewey's 24 hour readathon this weekend, and I had a really great time! I managed to get quite a bit of reading done (despite sleeping for nearly 12 hours. Oops) and I'm really happy with how the readathon went.

I ended up reading for about 8 out of the 24 hours and got a total of around 590 pages, including three full books (if you count 50 pages a full book). Here's what I thought of them...

Saturday, 17 October 2015

THE VOGUE BOOK TAG


Hi everyone,

I was tagged by the wonderful Victoria from The Petite Book Blogger to do the VOGUE BOOK TAG, which Victoria herself created!

This is a really fun and original TAG, and I'm super excited to be doing it today. Basically, there are eight questions relating to books based off of your hypothetical superstar life. That made no sense. Whatever, hopefully you'll get it as we go along...

Friday, 16 October 2015

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON TBR

Hi everyone, 

I took part in Dewey's 24 hour readathon back in April (TBRWrap Up) and I had a really great and productive time, so I knew I wanted to take part again this time. 

If you don't know, Dewey's readathon is basically just where you try and read as much as possible in 24 hours. Everybody starts at the same times, and there's a great community to help you be as productive as possible! You can find out all of the information on the website here.

The readathon starts at 1pm tomorrow for me (find out your start time HERE), and even though I do have some plans for the weekend I think I should get quite a bit of time to read. I've set myself a target of reading three (short) books during the readathon, which I think should be achievable.

Without further ado, here are the books I want to read during the 24 hours...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

BOOK REVIEW: DELICATE MONSTERS - STEPHANIE KUEHN

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
TITLE: Delicate monsters
AUTHOR: Stephanie Kuehn
PUBLISHER: St Martin's Griffin
RELEASE DATE: June 9th 2015
PAGE COUNT: 240
GOODREADS: X
SOURCE: E-ARC from netgalley

Monday, 12 October 2015

TRICK OR TREAT BOOK TAG

Hi everyone,

It's October, which means Halloween is almost upon us! Wooo!
If you couldn't tell from all the orange and the spiderwebs on my blog right now, I get really (really, really) into Halloween.

I'm going to be doing as many Halloween-themed posts as possible throughout the month, starting with the TRICK OR TREAT BOOK TAG. This TAG was created by Pucksandpaperbacks on youtube, and basically there's seven bookish questions related to different sweets (most of which I hadn't heard of, because I'm an ignorant British person) that you might get whilst you're trick or treating.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

STACKING THE SHELVES #9

STACKING THE SHELVES IS A WEEKLY MEME CREATED BY TYNGAS REVIEWS
Hi everyone,

It's been three weeks since I did my last stacking the shelves post, and I actually only have two books to show you. I'm doing surprisingly well at this book buying/requesting ban thing!

The two books I have are some of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I am SO excited to finally have them in my life! There are just so many super exciting books coming out this month.

All books in this haul were purchased by me.

Friday, 9 October 2015

MIA REACTS: FIRST SHADOWHUNTERS TRAILER + LADY MIDNIGHT COVER

If you didn't know this yet, I am a HUGE fan of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world, and I'm really excited (and apprehensive and nervous) about the upcoming TV adaptation which is set to premier in January 2016. I'm also ridiculously excited about Cassandra's BRAND NEW series set in the Shadowhunter world, the first book of which is set to be released next March.

Today has been a really exciting day for the Shadowhunters fandom; both the first full length trailer for the TV show and the cover for Lady Midnight, the first book in the Dark Artifices trilogy, were released! Needless today, I am completely freaking out right now, and I have a lot of thoughts I want to share.

Without further ado, here are my quick thoughts on the trailer and cover...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

BOOK REVIEW: ALL OF THE ABOVE - JAMES DAWSON

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
TITLE: All of the above
AUTHOR: James Dawson
PUBLISHER: Hot key books
RELEASE DATE: September 3rd 2015
PAGE COUNT: 319 pages
SOURCE: E-ARC from netgalley
GOODREADS: x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

SEPTEMBER READING WRAP-UP

I'm so glad September is over. September is always the most boring and stressful month of the year for me, and there was really nothing happening aside from school. Ew.

Despite my hatred for the month of September, and my subsequent bad mood for the entire past four weeks, I managed to read seven full books and finish two others that I started in August. I've got quite a lot to talk about, so let's just get into it...