June Book Haul (self control prevails)

Hello! Posting a classic end-of-the-month post y’all. Can I just say, it’s been an absolute struggle not to buy every book that was published in between 2016 to 2019. I can’t believe how many fantastic books I’ve missed out on! However despite feeling like I need to buy every single book ever, I showed an extreme amount of restraint and actually bought only three books. THREE BOOKS?! Lets check them out! Continue reading

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


Title: Crooked Kingdom

Author: Leigh Bardugo

My rating: 5/5

Goodreads rating: 4.62/5

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher:  Orion Children’s Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives.
Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties.
A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets – a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

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Desert Island Book Tag!

I guess Sunday is just becoming my tag day!

Hey guys and happy Sunday! Today I am tackling the Desert Book Tag which I was tagged to do by the brilliant Grace @ Quirky and Perculiar. I think books are life anyway, so catergorising them into water, food and ect will be fun!

Onto the tag!
Water: A book that you found refreshingly different.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This book was so refreshingly awesome! I think Ari was such a great protagonist because he felt saw raw and intense. Also Ari and Dante’s families were so warm and supportive of their friendship.

Food: An essential book you can’t live without.


The Harry Potter Series

I think I should get another favourite book/series because this must be getting so repeitive for you lot. But I love HP and I can certainly say that my life would be different without it.

Weapons: A book that is massive and could be used a weapon.


The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by  Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm,

Andrea Dezsö (Illustrator), Jack Zipes (Translator)

I got this book for Christmas because I thought it would be cool to have the original folk tales and fairy tales on my shelf. This book is a heavy one! But I would be reluctant to use it because of the illustrations.

Companion: A Book Characters That You Would Want To Be Stuck On A Desert Island With


Six of Crows- Kaz Brekker

Kaz would be able to hold himself good in this situation and he seems like he has trouble with killing so food wouldn’t be a problem. I bet he could be a laugh when he’s not being so intense.

Map: A book with an amazing map inside.


An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This book has not one but two maps! And they are both beautiful! You can tell a lot of effort has been made to make them great.

Threat: A book you were afraid to read but ended up conquering.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I wasn’t really afraid of reading this book, just cautious about crying but I was right about being cautious because this book is so tragic and sad!

Compass: A book that you would give a new reader to get them interested in reading.


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This book is so lighthearted and fun, I think a new reader would enjoy this contemporary, fantasy clash! Not to mention it’s hilarious!

SOS: A book that is under hyped but you want everyone to read.


Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

I love this middle grade historical fiction! I think most people have read this book, but I think it should get lots more hype to make sure over people read this book as well.

Rescued: A book you are anticipating to be released.


Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

I know there are loads of great YA book being released but I think this book should be hyped up a bit as well. I think this book is going to be magical realism but I’m not sure. But the summary sounds great so I’m sold.

Tagging Time!

I tag…

Gabby @ Gabby The Dauntless Warlock

Cinderzena @ Cinderzenablogs

Chelsie @ Chelsie’s Book Addiction

Jonas @ Other Things

Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek

This tag was so fun to do and if you want to do it and your not tagged you can do it too!

I’ll write soon!





The Emoji Book Tag!

A fun post today as I have a book tag to complete! This tag is really fun to read and I was thankfully tagged by Kat @ Life and Other Disasters! Her blog is amazing so check it out!

For this tag you basically pick out five emojis and then pick five books to fit each of the emojis. Simple!



Laughing Tear Face Emoji- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I picked this book to go with the laughing emoji because there are so many funny moments especially between Baz and..well everyone because he is such an authentically honest character.



Whale Emoji- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I think I remember Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much  daring me to use this emoji in this tag and I did! I few days ago I still would be kind of lost of what book to use for this emoji, but I recently purchased Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and gosh that book is humungous! Over 800 pages! You can say it’s a whale of a book…I’m bad at jokes.



Heart Emoji- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A recent read here, but I had to add it because I fell in love with Austen’s prose. It was so much simpler than I thought it would be, but still very captivating.



Monkey See No Evil Emoji- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

The trio in the last installment of the Harry Potter series put themselves into so many tight corners! Sometimes I had to look away for a minute and internally berate a character for doing something so life-threatening.



Party Emoji- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

I picked the part emoji for this book because this once standalone contemporary is getting a sequel! I cannot wait to read it because this book was just beautiful!

Tagging Time…

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Vicky @ Books and Strips

Alyssa @ Alyssa Is Reading

Chelsie @ Chelsie’s Bookshelf

and anybody who wants to do this tag!

I’ll write soon!





Top Ten Tuesday- Middle Grade Books That Have Caught My Attention

Hello, happy Tuesday! Well it actually hasn’t been very happy in the UK as the weather has been horrible. Windy, rainy, cold. This is the side of winter I hate!

Anyway, this weeks TTT is a freebie week! I love this idea as there is such a variety of posts today, so you don’t see the same book coming up five or six times. I was pretty blank of what to cover this week because the field of bookish lists is enormous! But then I realised that I have never talked about middle grade books on this blog. This is probably because I just don’t read MG, but I need to widen my reading field a bit, even if it means reading these ten MG books. Harry Potter is basically half MG and half YA because of how the main character goes from 11-17. Anyway, I want to read some MG during this year and here are some that catch my eye. A reminder that some of these books can possibly fall into YA, but I personally view all of these books as middle grade.

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A month ago…

…I didn’t have a blog. I didn’t have a way to communicate with other booklovers, I couldn’t fangirl with a another booknerd, discuss with a bookaholic.

Thank God I took the plunge into this friendly and simply magical world of book blogging!

It’s nice to curl up with my phone at the end of the day and comment on all of the wonderful reviews, wrap ups, hauls, TBRs and tags.

I don’t know where I’m really going with this post, but what I really wanted to say is THANK YOU for following this blog, commenting, liking. Every little helps and when I see a comment on one of my posts or a like it really just makes my day.

I still feel like I’m a newbie, but it’s okay because I know I am in this book blog for the long haul and I can’t wait to discover new book bloggers and new book blogs.

Umm I was planning to make this post really long and full of thanks but it’s surprising how little (hopefully) you need to say to get your point across.

To kind of celebrate this day I am going to try (keyword try here) to post three posts today (a review, a tag and a discussion) and maybe treat myself to an extra chocolate bar than normally.

I’ll write soon and THANK YOU!