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Mid Year Freak Out Tag

OK so the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag has been doing the rounds and I thought that I would add mine to the world. This tag was originally created by ReadLikeWildfire and I have linked her original video here.

So let's get started...

1. Best book you've read this year so far?


Street Song by Sheena Wilkinson- This book was definitely a raw YA story that touched on issues that are not often mentioned in YA so it was therefore quite special to me and will probably make my favourites list. 














2. Best sequel you've read this year so far

For this, I have chosen Hollow City by Ransom Riggs because there was so much character development in this book that it made it very special.

















3. New releases you haven't read yet but want to.

Release by Patrick Ness- I love Patrick Ness and have had it since it was released (no pun intended) but I haven't had time so hopefully, I will read it soon.















4. Most anticipated release f
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Book Review: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

*I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.*
Title: Roseblood Author: A.G. Howard Publisher: Abram and Chronicle Books
Rating: 4/5 stars













Summary of Roseblood from Goodreads:
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. 
At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a d…

Thoughts I had while rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

So for most of us, we grew up reading the Harry Potter series but what do people (especially me) think while rereading it. Well, you are about to find out. But first, see Pottermore's similar blog post about this subject although this subject is similar all thoughts are my own.

So let's get started...

1. McGonagall has the sass even as a cat.
2. He has Sirius' motorbike. Can we just pause so I can sob?
3. A birthmark of the London underground- helpful. What will he do if new stations get added though?
4. Harry's "dream" about the flying motorbike.
5. Does Harry's hair magically grow? (Yes, Yes it does- me in writing this)
6. Also magic jumper? (I don't know either)
7. Also the jump and the fact that he was found on the top of his school roof (Think I got this one)
8. The unknown relative to take him away. I wonder who that is?
9. "Who'd be writing to you"- someone. Harry must have some friends- the Dursley's are so mean.
10. The power of names.…

2nd Year Blogging Anniversary and GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

So if you see by the title of the blog post, it has been over two years, on the 15th June 2015, since my first blog post. I said in my last blog post that a lot has changed in a year but I feel like the thing that has changed most is the layout because let's face it I haven't really been consistent this year. (I blame university.) Although my posts are inconsistent I still love blogging and come up with so many ideas that I want to write about and would love to become more consistent over the next year but we will see how that goes. Blogging comes with a great community of people and Twitter chats have made me find so many books that I love and interact with great people so I am happy to be part of this community. 

So last year I completed a mini-survey which spoke about books that I like and want to read to see if I might have changed in a year so I thought that this was something I will do again...

Q1) Favourite Book

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- OK so this one hasn't cha…

Blog Tour: Book Review, Street Song by Sheena Wilkinson

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *


Title: Street Song
Author: Sheena Wilkinson
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: InkRoad
Rating: 5/5 stars

Book Summary from Goodreads

When life goes off-key, change your tune.
RyLee’s career is over. After winning a national TV talent show and becoming a teen pop sensation, his fame and success has quickly been followed by addiction, media scrutiny, and career suicide. After a brief spell in rehab, 18-year-old Ryan has some rethinking to do.
His stepdad – music promoter and self-appointed creator of ‘RyLee’ – wants him at home and in school, and under his thumb. But after an argument descends into violence, Ryan decides to run away from his old life, his failed career, and his dysfunctional family.
When he meets the stunningly witty but distinctly average guitar-player Toni almost directly outside his front door, the opportunity to start afresh seems too good to pass up. Before long, he has arrived …

Under 200 words, Book Review: The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Iron Warrior
Author: Julie Kagawa
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: MiraInk
Rating: 5/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. 
He killed me. 
Then, I woke up. 
Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder have renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. 
Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must di…

Blog Tour: The Jungle by Pooja Puri Book Review

* I have received this book for review from the publisher as part of the blog tour but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Jungle
Author: Pooja Puri
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: Ink Road
Rating: 3.5/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?

Mico has left his family, his home, his future. Setting out in search of a better life, he instead finds himself navigating one of the world's most inhospitable environments the Jungle. For Mico, just one of many 'unaccompanied children', the Calais refugee camp has a wildness, a brutality all of its own.

A melting pot of characters, cultures, and stories, the Jungle often seems like its own strange world. But despite his ambitions to escape, Mico is unable to buy his way out from the 'Ghost Men' the dangerous men with mag…