Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Dark Artifices #2

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance 

Main themes: Love, Family, Loss

Rating: 5 stars

I was super excited to read this instalment of The Dark Artifices series because I absolutely LOVED Lady Midnight (you can check out my review here). The Blackthorns are my favourite Shadowhunter family and so I couldn’t wait to dive back into their world. Read more

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Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Dark Artifices #1

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Main themes: Love, Family, Betrayal

Rating: 5 stars

Lady Midnight is set 5 years after the Dark War (The Mortal Instruments), and follows the lives of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn, two characters introduced to the series in City of Heavenly Fire. At 12 years of age both became orphans; Emma’s parents were brutally murdered in an obscure manner, and Julian was left with no choice but to kill his father who had been Turned, in order to protect his younger siblings. Not only that, Julian’s older sister Helen had been exiled by the Clave, and his older brother Mark was taken by the fey, and became apart of the Wild Hunt. So now, all grown up, it’s been interesting to see how these characters have coped since the unfortunate events from 5 years ago. Read more

Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

Anticipated 2017 Book Releases

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A new year, new reading challenges, and of course new book releases!

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This is the very much anticipated third instalment of the Red Queen series! With the cliffhanger that left me with so many questions at the end of Glass Sword, I really cannot wait to dive into King’s Cage. I’ve also kind of (really) missed the Silvers and their petty politics back at the palace, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve been handling recent events. Plus, have you seen all the snippets Victoria’s been teasing us with? If not, be sure to check them out by clicking here because they’ve got me even more hyped for the release! There’s just a month to go, so mark 9th February in your calendars! Read more

Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

Top 5 authors I’d love to meet

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Hey guys! I’m really excited to finally be posting something bookish other than my usual reviews. Below I’ve put together a list of the 5 authors I would love to meet and why. I had a lot of fun compiling this list so I hope you have just as much fun reading it!

Victoria Aveyard
Victoria is really active on social media which is such a bonus for the fans because it’s given us the opportunity to learn a lot about what she’s like as a person and I think most can agree that Victoria is brilliant! Apart from writing one of my favourite books, she has a great sense of humour, seems so down to earth, andtumblr_nra0pw93JY1uyxf8fo1_500 spends a lot of her free time answering hundreds of our questions on Tumblr.
One of the things I love most about her though is that she isn’t afraid to speak her mind on a lot of social justice topics. I really admire that as someone who has the ability to reach a larger audience, she is pretty vocal and honest with herself about issues that need to be talked about. She is such a fighter for equality and diversity and so as well as being a great writer, she’s also a thoughtful human being. So I’m glad to support her and of course, it would be a dream to meet her. Read more