I am very excited about today's post. I am working with Bookworm Candles & Crafts on their new and exclusive December candle. This month is a Harry Potter themed candle! And not only have they kindly sent me this candle BUT I also have 20% off code for all of you for their shop!
The candle is called Weasley Sweater which, I'm sure we can all agree on is something we all would love to have in this cold weather. It is such a beautiful candle. It comes in a big tin that is wrapped up so nicely and I love the home made feel to it. You can tell it has been made carefully and with love. I adore the size of this candle. It isn't too big but, it's not on the small size and it's a 3 wick candle.
Look at this beauty! The candle comes in this wonderful tin and it also has a quote on the front of it saying, 'Hey, look Harry's got a Weasley sweater, too!' Which is a lovely touch and I haven't really seen any other candle company do that?! It smells amazing. I am excited to start burning it in the night times this December and have it on while watching Harry Potter. The colours are gorgeous and I love the dash of glitter.
This is such a beautiful candle and you need to get your hands on it asap! And! Don't forget to use the code BLOGGERS20 for 20% off your whole order! They have some other amazing candles on their site and I can't recommend them enough! The candles come nicely packaged and secure and with a cute little thank you sticker on the top.
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~I was sent this product in exchange for an honest review-all opinions are my own. Thank you Donna and Danielle for sending me this candle!~
Can you believe it's almost the end of the year? And, with a new year brings new books! 2018 has been brilliant for books and I am so excited to see what 2019 brings. This is a list of books that I am really excited for and I think you should be too. This list does not include books that I have been lucky enough to receive early. I will say this list will be super long but, I can't cut out any books on this list. I won't be doing books for the whole year just up until the middle of 2019 and then I will do another post for the rest of the year soon!
27/12/18(I know this isn't 2019 but technically it is)
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: She is the Alchemist, and Caro - a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules's first love, Roan, in cold blood - is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Now Jules must piece together the stories of her past lives to save the person who has captured her heart in this one.
Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard, Stephanie Garber and Kendare Blake, Evermore is the high-stakes, star-crossed follow up to Everless that fans have been waiting for.
I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear.
Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed.
Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan. Now a year and a day seems like no time at all . . .
Everyone tells Kat that her online personality - confident, funny, opinionated - isn't her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear.
With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she?
She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat's world. It's different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen - but he's in too far to back out now.
As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.
Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma's cabin and became blind in one eye.
Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor - only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose.
Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .
Fire is like a rumour. You might think you've extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames ...
Social media profiles?
There's nothing to trace Anna back to her old life. Nothing to link her to the `incident'.
At least that's what she thinks ... until the whispers start up again. As time begins to run out on her secrets, Anna finds herself irresistibly drawn to the tale of Maggie, a local girl accused of witchcraft centuries earlier. A girl whose story has terrifying parallels to Anna's own...
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN.
A celebration of LGBTQ+ talent, PROUD is a thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.
Contributors: Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Aziladeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron White.
Sixteen-year-old Izzy, a bright aspiring doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. She feels distanced from her family, especially her increasingly incomprehensible twin brother, as well as her new neighbourhood.
And then she meets Tristan.
Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to his cousin, Marcus, who has watched out for him over the years. When he and Izzy meet one fateful night, together they tumble into a story as old and unstoppable as love itself.
Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun.
She's an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.
So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.
As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human.
Movie star Jessica Stone can't bear to pretend to love Starfield at yet another con?except her contract obligates her to do just that. She never dreamed she'd be playing Princess Amara for life, yet for better or worse, beloved Princess Amara has Jessica Stone's face. But so does someone else . . . Imogen Lovelace is just another Starfield fan hitting up ExcelsiCon?except she happens to look an awful lot like Jessica Stone. So when Jess spots her doppelgänger, a brilliant idea pops into her head: Swap places! Jess can escape the spotlight for a few days, while Imogen can ditch her cruddy job and dodgy hotel room to see life beyond her dull hometown.
Jess doesn't anticipate actually liking Imogen's life or the gorgeous non-famous girl who might be the person she needs to forget about her ex. And Imogen loves being Jess until she's trapped in a paparazzi snafu and realizes fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. With the press poised to reveal their secrets, and an announcement about the sequel looming, both Jess and Imogen will have to stand up for the truth: That there is no such thing as a fake geek girl. That what you love matters. That fandom can, and should, let you be who you really are.
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, he knows he's falling - hard. Soon she's meeting his best friends and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.
But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
Yet Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn't sure if he's losing his mind.
Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate's death, he'll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he's willing to do to save the people he loves.
Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met...
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly-imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window...
He will make me a killer.
Or he will have me killed.
That is my destiny.
Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles. But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake. He's the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne's father. She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves - and perhaps even her life?
A brave heroine. An impossible dilemma. An epic new fantasy trilogy set on the high seas.
New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber takes us once again to the magical world of Caraval, where Scarlett and Tella Dragna must fight for their happy endings after a tragedy sends Tella on a treacherous path for revenge. . .
Ashish Patel didn't know love could be so...sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.
The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl?under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he'll be taking his date on "fun" excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?
Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she's also fat. To Sweetie's traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.
Sweetie loves her parents, but she's so tired of being told she's lacking because she's fat. She decides it's time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she'll show the world (and herself) what she's really made of.
Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there's an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?
I know this isn't book related but, this weekend was Blizzcon and I adore all of Blizzard games. So, we bought a virtual ticket, ordered some food, had beer and played Blizzard games while watching the live stream! We really hope to go one year, (hopefully next year for my fiances 30th!!) but, the live stream is just as good. In this post I want to talk about my top 5 favourite moments from Blizzcon 2018 and the exciting things that they are planning!
Lucio-Oh's & Overwatch partnering with Nerf
So, Blizzcon started of with an advert for Cereal but, not just any cereal. Overwatch have partnered up with Kelloggs to create Lucio-Oh's and I am so excited. I want 10 boxes and I probably wont even eat all of them because I just need them in my life! They also come with a free loot box which is pretty amazing and I cannot wait for them to come out in the UK! Also speaking of Overwatch they have also partnered up with Nerf and ohmygod when they shown all the Overwatch themed nerf guns at Blizzcon I got so excited and I am ready to get all of them!
Not many people know about my big love of Warcraft but, I am obsessed with Azshara and the Naga and when they announced that one of the patches coming up is plotted around the Naga and Azshara I lost it. I am so excited, I am excited to explore, do the raids and just discover Nazjatar. The raid is called Azshara's Eternal Palace and can I just live there? Also, the rewards look amazing! Not only can you get a crab and seahorse mount! You can also get a baby Naga and I want 10 of them.
These where really fun panels to watch and listen too! Both of these panels where hosted by Andrea Toyias who is the senior director of casting and voiceover and she was joined on the Horde Vs Alliance panel with -
Steve Danuser - Lead Narrative Designer
Josh Keaton - Anduin Wrynn
Laura Bailey - Jaina Proudmoore
Indira Varma - Katherine Proudmoore
Patty Mattson - Sylvanas Windrunner
Susan Wokoma - Princess Talanji
Abubakar Salim - Rokhan
Alex Desert - Bwonsamdi
Maryann Strossner - Scrollsage Nola
I really enjoyed this panel when they talked about how they got the roll, there favourite part of being these characters and just hearing them talk and interact and just being their wonderful characters! Also, hearing them do some of their most popular voice lines including, A turtle made it to the water!
On the Overwatch panel Andrea was joined by-
Michael Chu - Lead Writer
Matthew Mercer - Mccree
Jennifer Hale - Ashe
Keith Silverstein - Torbjorn
Matilda Smedius - Brigitte
Dee Bradley Baker & Jon Lipow - Wrecking Ball
Just adored this panel and seeing Dee and Jon doing the Hammond and Wrecking Ball together was amazing and I just love all of these characters.
Speaking of Ashe! She is the 29th character to join Overwatch and I AM SO EXCITED! First, we got a Mccree short Reunion, and then we got introduced to Ashe who we met in the Mccree video. She looks amazing, she has some amazing abilities and her ultimate is her butler Bob and I just want to play her now.
Plus, me and my fiance where freaking out as his name is Ash and my initials are Bob. I know what we are cosplaying next year. We also got a backstory video on Ashe and I just need her in my life. I am ready to buy all the Ashe merch.
This has to be one of my favourite parts of Blizzcon. Community night is a competition for Cosplayers, Singers, Artists and video makers. This year entries where all amazing. So many amazing talented people out there. This night was also hosted by Overwatch's Reinhardt, Darin De Paul who is just the cutest and can he host it every year? A big well done to Have No Fear who won the Music contest as they are just amazing and their song last year, Payload is still stuck in my head with their newest song which is about the Horde Vs Alliance and I am waiting for their album drop.
And for extra, are we all excited for Warcraft 3 Reforged?! I am super excited and cannot wait for it to be out!
Did you watch Blizzcon? What where some of your favourite moments?!
Can you believe we are almost in November?!
Where has this year gone?
It has been filled with so many amazing books and I thought I would talk about some of the best books I've read so far this year. These are books that I cannot stop talking or thinking about and if you haven't had the chance to pick them up then I recommend that you do!
Nova is 32 years old and she is about to see the world for the very first time.
Jillian Safinova, Nova to her friends, can do many things. She can speak five languages. She can always find a silver lining. And she can even tell when someone is lying just from the sound of their voice.
But there’s one thing Nova can’t do. She can’t see.
When her brother convinces her to have an operation that will restore her sight, Nova wakes up to a world she no longer understands. Until she meets Kate.
As Kate comes into focus, her past threatens to throw them into a different kind of darkness. Can they each learn to see the world in a different … and open their eyes to the lives they could have been living all along?
A captivating, beautiful read! - review -
I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me.
Sometimes I think-
No. I won't write about that.
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.
Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.
And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?
Not out till next year and it is one of the best thrillers I've ever read - review -
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference.
A place offering a shot at "normality" for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for her new friends, who are all dealing with their own battles.
But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder - maybe it's this messed up world that needs fixing, and not them. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches...
One of the best books I've ever read from Holly. It talks about mental health and it is just wonderful - review -
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the
hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the
sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it's his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she's more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind's greatest enemy?
Fab, fantastic, amazing, wonderful just love it - review -
Two centuries ago, in the small, isolated town, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return from the depths, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them down to their watery deaths.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into or the fact that his arrival will change everything...
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
A book that isn't talked about enough imo - review -
Twelve years ago Finn's girlfriend disappeared.
He told the police the truth about that night.Just not quite the whole truth.
Now Finn has moved on.But his past won't stay buried...
So gripping and so amazing! - review -
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family. There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.
So ready for the sequel - review -
When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother. Although her biological mum proves elusive, her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed.
Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb.
Older brother Joaquin hasn’t been so lucky. At 18, he’s shuffled between foster home after foster home, always careful never to get attached to anyone or anything, because it always gets taken away.
When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode... BUY HERE
A beautiful story about finding your family as tough times are ahead and I just love it - review -
Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.
Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.
It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about …
Bloody brilliant - review -
To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.
Another book I think isn't talked about enough! - review -
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . .
bloody brilliant - review -
FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE.
When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband Bram have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years and have no intention of selling. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most?
FOR RICHER, FOR POORER.
Bram has made a catastrophic mistake and now he is paying. Unable to see his wife, his children or his home, he has nothing left but to settle scores. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime. What has he hidden from her – and what has she hidden from him? And will either survive the chilling truth – that there are far worse things you can lose than your house?
TILL DEATH US DO PART.
So gripping! - review -
I got tagged by Lydia over at SilverWolfReads who worked with Alexandra Christo on creating this book tag! If you follow me on social media you know how much I ADORE To Kill A Kingdom and it is one of my favourite books I've read this year so, I was really excited to be tagged in this. Check out the original post by Lydia here!
You’re going on a vacation on a cruise boat for a week. Which book(s) would you pack to keep you entertained as you explore the seven seas?
I've never been on a cruise but, I feel I would take about 10 books and only read 2 because, I always do that on holiday. I feel I would take Mirage by Somaiya Daud and Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan as these are two books I have been dying to read and I think just chilling on the ship with these books would be amazing and probably some of my old favourites like Poison Study and ofc To Kill a Kingdom just because.
You’re on the boat, and you start to hear your favourite song being played out from a nearby island. Which song would this be? What book do you associate with this song?
My favourite songs always change but one song I always love is I'm Still Here from the movie Treasure Planet (which is fitting since it's a movie about a ship in space!) It is a song about trying to move on, being who you want to be and feeling like you belong. A book I would put with this song is A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. A book about a girl who doesn't speak and a boy who can't hear. I feel this song fits in perfectly as these characters go through a lot and they just want to belong and it is just amazing.
You go to the side of the boat and notice a mermaid sat on the rocks. She seems pretty bored. And you know of loads of awesome books. Which one book do you always recommend to people without fail?
Anything by Holly Bourne. Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes is her recent book and it is amazing and has the topic of mental health and Holly does it amazingly. For an amazing fantasy read I would recommend Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! And some other recommendations include, Fangirl, When Dimple Met Rishi and S.T.A.G.S.
The mermaid seems pretty happy with your suggestion, and swims off. You hear the song from a moment a go has stopped. And there doesn’t seem to many people about. Creepy, huh? What book gave you the chills whilst you were reading it?
The Call by Peadar O'Guilin. It is super creepy, gave me chills when reading it and I just adored it so much.
The song picks up again. But this time, it doesn’t sound like the normal version you’re used to. It sounds eery, and you can feel yourself walking towards the sound. You’re in a trance. Which book hooked you in from the very first page?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. The writing is beautiful, the story is wonderful and you are just instantly compelled. Filled with amazing characters and the first page takes you of on an amazing adventure.
You’re climbing over the rails of the ocean, moving towards the sound of the singing. You jump into the ocean and a rush of cold hits you. What book has the biggest plot twist that you weren’t expecting?
I recently read The Silent Patient, which isn't out till next year but, had a really good plot twist! I was reading it when I was on holiday and I remember gasping really loudly around the pool when it happened. It was just so unexpected!
You begin swimming on instinct, nothing has come to get you yet. You feel like you’ve been swimming for hours. What’s the biggest book you’ve ever read? (Or the one that’s taken you the longest time to read).
Big books some times scare me but, I currently have Kingdom of Ash to read which is a massive book! And, I'm probably cheating with this one as it was 3 books in 1 but the first 3 books in the Order of Darkness series. I don't mind big books as long as they are gripping and have something that keeps them going as sometimes I just can't keep reading it aha.
Something grabs your leg. You start kicking. Which book deals with heavy/underdiscussed that always makes you want to put up a fight for righteousness?
I am Thunder and Love, Hate & Other Filters. It tackles themes such as Islamophobia and religion. It is a book that is perfect for people who may not understand what other people go through daily and how everyone can do something to stop it. These books pull at the heartstrings of the readers and hopefully these books get the readers to talk more about it and use their voices to make a difference. Just like these characters do and another book is Moxie. A fab story about fighting for your rights. Fighting against the sexism in the world.
They’re pulling you under the water. Which book had you on the edge of your seat, unable to breathe as you turned to the next page?
Final Girls! One of my all time favourite thrillers that just had me so gripped I was almost in the book.
You notice a glimpse of red. You notice a fish-like tail. It’s a siren. Which book would you recommend for people who love the ocean’s mythical creatures?
Well first, To Kill A Kingdom and another book that needs to be talked about more is The Wicked Deep. It kind is centred around the ocean/lake and has a mythical story. Each year 3 witches that died hundreds of years ago take the bodies of young girls and lure men to their deaths in the sea. It is amazing.
There is an enormous screeching sound. The siren lets go. You float to the top of the ocean surface, gasping for air. You’re alive. You get onboard the boat, dry off and clutch your books to your chest.
Which bookish-friends would you call to share your experience with? Who would you believe you? Who should do this tag?
If you've been following any of my social medias you will know that I went to Orlando on the 4th September for two weeks. I use to go quite a bit when I was little but the last time was 9 years ago and this was my boyfriends first time. It was one of the best holidays we have been on and I thought I would share some of my favourite parts of this holiday.