Book Review: Thank You, Next by Sophie Ranald

Book Review: Thank You, Next by Sophie Ranald

I love a good chick-lit novel and you know one with a name matching a recent song from a pop diva it’s definitely going to be a lot of fun. And this one really is. I barely put it down.

Thank You, Next follows Zoe who having only recently settled down in one place. She lives above a pub called The Ginger Cat with her pet cat, Frazzle and works down in the kitchen. She’s only just gotten over her ex Joe and with the help of her friend Robbie, she decides to give online dating a go. The difference being is that she is going to try to date a man of every sign in the zodiac to see if she can find a man compatible for her.

It’s a lot of fun and unsurprisingly Zoe goes on a lot of bad dates but there’s a lot more of that in this book.

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Book Review: Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Book Review: Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

If you’ve looked through my blog you’ve probably seen that I don’t read much contemporary and when I do it’s usually adult and more along the chick-lit and romance lines. But I love me a nerdy contemporary and because of that I’ve been picking up and devouring the Once Upon A Con books by Ashley Poston .

I had bought the first two but when I saw there was a giveaway for the third book on Twitter I entered and was so lucky to win! The book was being sent by the publisher Quirk Books through a book blogger so that’s probably worth adding. It did take a little while to get here but when it did I knew I had to read it pretty much straight away. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairytales ever so obviously Bookish and the Beast was going to be a win

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Author Spotlight: Maria V. Snyder

Author Spotlight: Maria V. Snyder

So this is a new feature I had been debating doing for a while and I’m finally sitting down to write something! So these posts are going to be spotlights for authors that I adore that I maybe don’t see much about or if I do it’s a single series or something. These are all going to be authors I like myself so I’m not being sponsored and these authors aren’t being requested or anything.

I just really love them.

And who better to start with than Maria V. Snyder.

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2020: The Time for a Dystopian Return?

2020: The Time for a Dystopian Return?

Ah dystopia. A sub-genre of sci-fi that was all the rage a few years ago. When I was still a teenager myself actually. But it’s a genre that I still love today and I’m hoping to write my own one day.

But a lot of the dystopian books I love aren’t the ones usually recommended.

So with the world being such a mess now and with a new Hunger Games (a series that will never be on my personal dystopian rec list) having coming out this year and a new Legend book last year (definitely worth a read) I thought maybe now’s the time to bring back dystopian books. Vampires are getting a new lease of life after all!

So all these books are completed series. I have three books that I read when I was younger and another series that were written and released within the last few years. These aren’t the only dystopian books I’ve adored and if you want more recs then I’m always happy to provide! Or accept any you want to give me in return!

So let’s get started.

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BLOG TOUR: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

BLOG TOUR: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

When I first saw this book on NetGalley, I hadn’t seen it anywhere else and was intrigued. Now it’s out I’ve being seeing hints of it everywhere and I’m so honoured to be on this blog tour with Wednesday Books and St Martins Press.

A Golden Fury follows Thea, an alchemist adept living with her mother in France as revolution begins. When her mother successfully makes the philosopher’s stone she goes mad and Thea winds up being sent to Oxford to live with the Father she never knew. But when there she discovers more about this madness and with new and old friends winds up being forced to make the stone or lose those she loves.

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BLOG TOUR: Dread the Harvest Moon by Sarah Glenn Marsh

BLOG TOUR: Dread the Harvest Moon by Sarah Glenn Marsh

So if you’ve seen me talking about books on any social media platform then you probably know that Sarah Glenn Marsh is one of my favourite authors and actually, just one of my favourite people in general. She is an amazing, super sweet person and the Reign of the Fallen duology is one of my favourite series EVER.

I knew her debut was Fear the Drowning Deep but I’m terrible and only recently got around to reading it. But with the companion novel Dread the Harvest Moon coming out I knew I had to read it because I so wanted to be part of this blog tour. And what better timing to talk about these historical fantasies set on the Isle of Man then Faedathon?

Fear the Drowning Deep featured many creatures from Manx folklore, creatures I hadn’t heard much about and I was so excited to learn about. With the new book going to follow the main character of the first book’s sister a few years later and more focused on the fae, I’m super excited for that too.

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Book Review: Shielded by Kaylynn Flanders

Book Review: Shielded by Kaylynn Flanders

It’s been a while since I reviewed any books on this blog that I actually bought – or got in a book box – rather than just the ARCs I’ve received. But I definitely want to be reviewing more books so here we go!

Shielded is the book I got in the July 2020 Fairyloot. It was a book that I didn’t know I was certain that I was going to get but it was one I wanted. I originally started reading it in September but I had to put it down because I just wasn’t in the mood for fantasy. I picked it up again a few days ago and boy, did I enjoy it.

Shielded follows Jennesara a princess with magic and fighting skills who has been told the only way she could help her country is by marrying another country they risk going to war with. Only, when she’s making her way there she gets attacked by people claiming to be from the country she was marrying into and she has to go undercover to find out what was really going on.

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Love to Listen? Audiobook Recommendations

Love to Listen? Audiobook Recommendations

Audiobooks are something that it took me a long time to get into. I didn’t originally like listening to someone reading me something when I could read it myself faster. But I’ve since discovered you can choose the speed yourself on Scribd, Libby and Audible and now I’m hooked.

But some audiobooks are just a stand out from the rest and I want to let you guys know why these audiobooks are so good so you can check them out!

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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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