A Writing Declaration: Irish Faery Tale Edition

A Writing Declaration: Irish Faery Tale Edition

I’m pretty sure I’ve written one of these before.

It might have been on my old blog though. But it was a declaration to my intent to finish my first novel: Dreams of Fire.

I finished it a few years ago with the help of Nanowrimo and I’ve recently started to query it properly.

But that means that I want to be writing something else and I do have two other projects I can work on. But there’s one that owns my heart just a little bit more.

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Overwhelmed By Your TBR? Five Things You Can Do

Overwhelmed By Your TBR? Five Things You Can Do

If you’re anything like me then over lockdown you bought a lot of books and since being able to go back into shops and libraries it’s just getting worse. Whether you’ve got physical books, e-books or audio books; sometimes looking at everything you’ve got to read can be a bit much.

At least it is for me.

So I’ve been trying a few strategies to help me feel a little calmer and I’m hoping they might help you all too!

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Book Review: Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

Book Review: Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

This book! I was so excited to read this book! And when I won it in a giveaway from Harper 360 over the YALC Online weekend I was so hyped. Like, I hadn’t preordered this book but had planned on picking it up as soon as I could.

And now I’ve been able to read it!

This book follows Ash, a girl with fire magic and Madoc, a boy who pretends to had earth magic as they become gladiators and have to fight for their gods. Ash wants to bring her god down and Madoc might wind up being the key to doing that.

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Book Review: May Day by Josie Jaffrey

Book Review: May Day by Josie Jaffrey

One of the best things about being a book blogger is definitely getting to hype up books up. Especially those that may aren’t spoken about so often like indie and self-published books often aren’t. I follow Josie on Twitter after she contacted me about an earlier book when I started blogging and when I saw May Day for offer, I had to request it as it just looked so damn good.

May Day is an adult urban fantasy novel that follows Jack Valentine, a Silver – vampire – who works as a Seeker looking into crimes and things that could accidentally reveal Silvers to humankind. One day a human body is thrown off a tower that smells of Silver violence and when this is connected to similar crimes in London Jack and her team have to try to find out who did it. Jack is pretty certain it can be linked with Killian Drake who she has history with only she winds up having to work with him instead.

I’m not a huge fan of vampires anymore. After binging way too many series when I was younger and doing a vampire fiction class in uni, I now only pick up vampire books when they look really good. So already you can see why I’m telling you that you NEED to read this book.

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Book Review: Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Book Review: Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

I was so damn hyped for this book. Though I only really enjoyed the first half of the second book, I knew my fave was back and was excited to see what would happen this time. The moment I was able to request it on NetGalley I did and I started reading it the day I was granted it.

However…

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would.

Queen of Volts is the final book in the Shadow Game trilogy. We follow Enne, Levi, Lola and Sophia once again as they try to figure out Bryce’s new game with a new narrator in Harvey.

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Choose Your Own TBR Adventure #2

Choose Your Own TBR Adventure #2

This TBR game is a continuation of the ideal ending from #1. This means this month is a little shorter as a continuation but next month’s will be a brand new story.

The video for this will be up on my Youtube Channel on 26th August so please come and watch me play it! If you want to have a go at this yourself then do so and let me know how it goes!

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How to Ace NetGalley!

How to Ace NetGalley!

If you’re a book blogger, booktuber, bookstagrammer or anything like that then you’re most likely familiar with NetGalley. It’s an online service that allows you to request early copies of books in return for a review.

When you first join it’s so amazing! All these early books you could ask to read and review! Not to mention the books you can just click download on and read straight away.

It can get a little bit overwhelming and I know sometimes people can get a little over the top when it comes to requesting.

I’ve been on NetGalley a few years and my score hasn’t gone under the ideal 80%. Right now it’s on 93% with more books than I’d like on my shelf so I thought I’d offer up some advice!

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Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

I always thought that I’d like thriller novels but I always found that a lot of the adult books just had plots that…were kinda meh to me. So the recent influx on YA thrillers have been amazing because I’m absolutely loving it.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this through the publisher and NetGalley!

The Cheerleaders came out a few years ago in the US but will be coming out in September in the UK. It follows a girl called Monica, the younger sister of one of five cheerleaders who died in a single week 5 years before. On the anniversary, Monica stumbles across something that belonged to her sister and now she has begun to wonder if everything that she has been told about that time is true or if someone else was involved.

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Book Review: Fable by Adrienne Young

Book Review: Fable by Adrienne Young

Fable was a book that I’ve been so excited about for a while now even before I really knew what it was about. It was one of my most anticipated reads for later this year – possible even next year here in the UK, I’m not sure – so the moment I saw it was available as a Read Now book on NetGalley? I downloaded it straight away.

Fable follows the titular main character as she fights to escape off the island she was abandoned on and travel back home to prove to her father that she’s strong enough to work for him. Only it’s not that simple with the ship that saved her not wanting her and there being many other dangerous people around.

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Book Tour: The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts

Book Tour: The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts

Wow, I’m on a roll with participation right now!

This review is being posted as part of the Blogger Day for Harper Collins and through them I was lucky enough to recieve an e-book copy of The Wish List to review.⁹

The premise of this book is fairly simple: Florence hasn’t had much luck in her love life so when her step-mum sets her up an appointment with a love coach she goes just to please her. Only this love coach had the idea that if Florence writes a list of what she wants in a guy – this guy will then appear in her life. And low and behold she meets Rory in the book shop where she works. But is he really all she wants or is this only the start of her romantic journey.

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