Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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Title: The Dream Thieves

Author:  Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 5/5

Goodreads rating: 4.27/5

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher:  Scholastic Press

Summary (Goodreads):

If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys—a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface—changing everything in its wake.

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Intimidating TBR Book Tag!

Hello guys! I hope you are doing really well! Sorry for not posting yesturday and just being generally not on WordPress for the last couple of days. I’ve been working on my WIP after getting a sudden burst of inspiration and the will to write. It’s so unfair that if I focus too much on writing it hurts my blogging, but if I focus too much blogging my writing hurts. You can never win!

Anyway, I think it’s time I do a tag, because it feels like I haven’t did one in aaaaages. As you can tell by the title of the post I’m doing the intimidating TBR tag! I was tagged by the lovely Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. Check out her blog because it’s amazing!

I was pretty sure I did this tag already, but apparently not so I’m excited as I’ve seen this tag everywhere!

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Quick Reviews: How Hard Can Love Be?, The Moth and the Flame, The Crown and the Arrow

Hello guys! I’m introducing a new thing on the review aspect of my blog. I already have my normal reviews which are broken down into four parts- plot, writing, characters, what I liked/What could be improved. I have my informal reviews which are a lot shorter and I normally do these for graphic novels and short stories. And now I’m introducing quick  reviews. These reviews will short, sweet and simple! These reviews will be for books that I have not a lot of thoughts about, or for a collection of short stories. These won’t be too frequent, but I guess they will faster to read for you and faster to write for me!

Let’s get to the reviews then!

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Top Ten Tuesday- Characters I Would Like To Read About Before/After Their Book!

WOAH long title I know!

Hey guys! I hope you are doing very well and you are getting a lot of reading done while the month is still young!

The theme for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is very wide- Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love. 

SO there was lots I could do with this theme, but I decided to keep it simple and try to split it half and half, one half I would like to read about before their book and the other half  I would like to read as after their book. You might see characters from the same book in this post as well. The time frame might vary but I will state it in the explanations.

Let’s just get straight into the list then!

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I’m Wittier In Writing- Chapter 6: My Muse’s Music!

Hello everyone! It’s May! LET’S JEJOICE THAT IT’S ALMOST SUMMER (not that it would mean much in the UK anyway hahaha)!  It’s a new month, which means a clean reading slate, but also a clear writing slate! I’ am determined to keep my writing top priority along with reading but WHERE IS THE TIME?

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For anybody who don’t know, I’m Wittier In Writing is a post fortnightly meme created by me, Astra, so that I could share my trials and tribulations that might have happened over the past two weeks connected to my writings. I just this might be a good place to express my feelings over my writing experience and hopefully these might be a little bit relatable.

Here are my past ‘chapters’ if you want to check them out:

Chapter 1: Suffocation, Frustration and Inspiration?

Chapter 2: Poems and Plagarism

Chapter 3: Fifteen Minuets of Not Procrastinating

Chapter 4: Outlining + Pinterest= Drake Dancing GIF

Chapter 5: Adult Fiction…But I’m a Teen!

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May 2016 TBR!

Hello guys! I hope everyone is doing fabulously well and you are enjoying your Sunday and your getting some reading done because it is now May and May is going to be EPIC! I CAN JUST FEEL IT!

During April my reading drive has been like this:

High Reading Drive – Stress for exams = Medium to Low Reading Drive

But now May is:

High Reading Dive + No heavy exams till June/July= I WANT TO READ EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE!

So without further ado, here are the books I’m hoping to read this May!

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April Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and I hope everyone with the extra Monday off IS PARTYING LIKE A MANIAC!

SOO April….it wasn’t too bad hahaha! I read 9 books- one being a graphic novel and another two being novels and the rest being full length novels. It felt like this month was soooo loooong and I certainly could of read more but I got into a reading slump after the first book I read so that damaged my progress. But let’s just get to the wrap up!

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April 2016 Book Haul!

‘I’m going to try to half the amount next month’

Those were my naive words from my March Book Haul and that was when I got thirteen books that month. Do you know how many books I got this month?….Twelve. One less. Gosh I’m such a bibliophile it’s unbelievable.

ANYWAY, yes yes I got twelve, but they are twelve beautiful books which I love that I have now! So enough blabbering and let’s get on with the books! By the way these books are in no particular order!

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Title: The Raven Boys

Author:  Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 4.75/5

Goodreads rating: 4.05/5

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher:  Scholastic Press

Summary (Goodreads):

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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