This post is not a book review or a nail art post, or anything like I normally write; it’s something that I am writing without planning and from my heart, after watching last night’s two episodes of Coronation Street, in which the murder of Sophie Lancaster, and the brutal attack on Rob Maltby, was recreated with characters Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin. I am ‘glad’ (if that’s the right word) that the country is being reminded of Sophie and Rob’s story; but I am also angry and devastated that 14 years later, a show as big as Coronation Street feel that there is need of a reminder. We should not need reminding that hate crime is completely inexcusable and that the events of August 11th 2007 should never, ever have happened. We should not need reminding, especially right now, of the damage hate crime can cause.
September – November
So, university deadlines stole me away from my blog over the last couple of months, but I am back – at least between now and February, when the second year of my MA starts! I’m actually really proud of myself for finally completing the first year of my MA, as I had to pause my progress due to my mental health, and I even managed to get a couple of Firsts on my assignments and finished the year with 2:1 as my overall average. So, now it’s time to catch up on the 31 reviews I have outstanding, whilst also trying to finish His Dark Materials before the end of 2020… wish me luck!
August was a pretty good reading month – I got to read a book that I’ve been waiting on for two years & it was absolutely amazing & you ALL need to read it right now! However, two books did let me down, but other than those two I was really pleased with my chosen August reads so I can’t really complain!
In July I had a university deadline so I didn’t read quite as much as I did in June; the books I did get through though, were all brilliant & I managed to read a variety of stories as well. July was also the month my blog came back to life & I think it’s done quite well considering it was dormant for almost six months (even if I’ve not stuck to my schedule quite as well as I wanted to, oops). Whether you’re someone who has been following me for a while, or you’re new here, thank you for taking the time to support my writing.
Cloth of Grace is the fourth book in the Choices & Consequences series by Rachel J. Bonner; I have been following this series since the first book & the story has travelled so far since it’s first few pages – I’m eager to find out what happens next. For the first time we get to clearly see the whole of Leonie’s faces, & it’s so nice to see her so happy, considering all she has been through.
Keep reading for more about Cloth of Grace!
Today I’m helping Snowy Wings Publishing to show the world the cover to the third instalment in The Chronicles of the Bat, a MG fantasy series by Janina Franck. The book will be released on April 21st & the gorgeous cover has been destined by Eerilyfairdesign.
Keep reading to find out more!
November was an exceptional reading month; I finished 10 books & with an average 4.4 star rating so I got to explore some fantastic stories. As the year is coming to an end, I can firmly say this year has been one of the, if not the, worst year of my life, however I have read some amazing books & for that I am very grateful.
A vengeful dark god determined
to end the world.
The soldiers of the shadow army are on the rise. The ancient deity Kashmeru has the Lotus empress under his control. It’s up to the elite mages of the Empire of the Lotus to put an end to the dark god’s course of death and destruction. But mage powers have been outlawed, and not all mages are free. As Mayhara evades the Imperial Police on her quest to gather the elite mages, Shiro must do what is necessary to escape the prison camp he’s been trapped in for years.
The collapse of the universe is at hand, and the pieces
of the puzzle must be put together before it’s too late.
I read Star Child a while ago now but due to personal circumstances I had to pull out of the blog tour in September, which was organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. At last, I am finally getting back on top of my reviews & that includes this one!
I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
September & October
No, you did not read the title of this post wrong – I’m just very, very behind on my Sum-Up Sunday posts & have made the decision to be easier on myself by doubling up for this post. September was an average reading month for me but October was bloody brilliant.