I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this book, but after a really positive experience with another fairy series I decided to give it a go… & as usual, when I “give things a go” I was not disappointed! Fairy Keeper has wonderful world-building, clever character development & an exciting plot.
I was sent this book by the author & publisher in return for an honest review.
⚠️ This book contains death, mild violence & child abuse
(father/daughter violence; mainly off-page) ⚠️
Maybe the Moon is a beautifully illustrated book about change – it tells the story of a young boy who, in the summer lives in the woods, but when winter comes, he must move to the city.
I was sent this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.
My darling boyfriend has been nagging me for nearly 3 years to pick up a Terry Pratchett book, & after a friend got me a Waterstones voucher for Christmas I decided I would do just that – out of the selection Waterstones had in store that day I decided that Mort was the one for me & it turned out that it really, really was.
Down the TBR Hole is a tag that involves bloggers whittling down their TBR lists – or in my case, my to-buy list. I first did this tag in March 2018 & in 10 months I only actually completed it 7 times; however, I did manage to clear a lot of books off of my to-buy shelf during that time & that’s great – but I won’t be doing it any longer.
This post is weeks overdue, but it’s coming with my brand new Sum-Up Sundays banner so I really don’t care! December was so long ago now that I’m not even sure what to say about it… I got some books for my birthday & Christmas, I spent New Years Eve reading at home & I managed a good amount of books!
The fact that this book even exists is magnificent! Rogue is the sequel to Chevalier, a sequel that was never even supposed to exist! I was obsessed with the first book & was part of the reason this book was written, so I’m so pleased I loved this one as much as its predecessor! Rogue is a romance, but it’s also has a great plot line & some wonderfully settings!
You can read my review of
the first book in the series here.
I was sent this book by the author in return for an honest review!
⚠️ This book contains, hints at self harm mild violence
& detailed scenes of a sexual nature ⚠️
Now, you may have noticed something a little different about my blog today… do you like it? Because I love it! I’ve been umm’ing & err’ing over when to post my blog’s new look & considered waiting until the start of February to make it live, but I just couldn’t wait so it’s going up today!
My gorgeous new banner, headers & logo were designed by Lacuna Candle Co, who you can find on Twitter here & elsewhere here. B has genuinely made my dreams come true with the new design & was soo lovely to work with; even when I was being overly fussy she was polite & her replies were always super quick!
I’ve had a book giveaway going on my Twitter for a few days to celebrate so if you’ve not entered yet, please head over & do!
It’s not just my header & layout that’s new though…
I’ve added my Twitter feed over here 👉 I’ve updated my About Me page (which is long over due), you’ll also find a new menu option up there ☝️ called Authors React; this new feature is just a page full of the wonderful responses I’ve got from authors for my reviews – maybe it’s a tad big headed to put them on here, but I’m proud of these replies & it’s good publicity 🤷♀️
I’ve also set up a Facebook page & an Instagram as well, so please give those a follow!
I’m also adding a new feature to my reviews which involves having emojis at the start of the review, which each represent a quality that the book has, check out the key below 👇
👑 Royalty | 😍 Romance | 😂 Humour | 🤓 Educational | 😢 Sad | 🤒 Medical
👻 Paranormal | 👊🏻 Violence | 💋 Sex | 🗣 Political | 🏜 Dystopian
✨ Magical | 👶 Nursery Age | 👧 Middle Grade | 👩 Young Adult | 🧑 Adult
🦖 Dinosaurs | ⚽️ Sport | 🎪 Circus | 🎡 Fairground | 📝 Biography | 📕 Classic
🏰 Disney | 👩🏼 Doctor Who | 🧚🏼♀️ Fairytale | 🧜♀️ Fantasy | 💛 Favourite
📜 Historical | 🧟♀️ Horror | 🔬 Science Fiction | ⚙️ Steam Punk
♀️ Feminist | 🏳️🌈 LGBT+ | ✡️ Jewish Rep | 🧕 Muslim Rep | ♿ Disability
👩🏽 Racially Diverse | 💬 Own Voices
So I think that’s it for today… thank you so much for taking the time to read my post & thank you for supporting my blog – I hope you continue to do so for a long time.
I’ve never read a book like this before; I came for the circus, but stayed for the politics & emotions. Hidden Colours is a circus book set in Berlin about a group of refugees that are in a fight against their government & their neighbours; it’s super engaging, with heartfelt writing & important themes & I loved it.
I was sent this book by the author in return for an honest review.
This book contains discussions of war, death, violence &
details about life as a refugee how has had to flee their country for safety. The book also shows racism, Islamophobia & describes hate-crimes
So I am massively behind on reviews (like, seriously, I’m a mess right now) & as I have a grand total of three Doctor Who reviews to throw together I thought I’d do them in one post to relieve some of my own stress. This post will cover reviews for The Women Who Lived by Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier, Molten Heart by Una McCormack & Combat Magicks by Steve Cole! Two of these books I loved, but one… not so much…
When I heard about this book I knew I had to read it – Ollie Locke is fabulous & I love him on Made in Chelsea, so throw in some fantasy & I just had to have his book. And it absolutely did not disappoint! I loved this story, it was beyond magical & I can’t wait for the rest of the series… I just hope the next book is longer!
This book contains very mild violence & some death