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Five Reasons To Read The Relic Guild Trilogy by Edward Cox

*I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free by Gollancz in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * So a while ago I was asked to review The Relic Guild Trilogy by Edward Cox and although I am a little behind schedule, I am finally going to tell you some reasons why you should pick up the books. So let's get started...

1. Interesting Characters 

Often fantasy series can have very typical characters but I really enjoyed the diverse group of characters that were featured in the book. Although the characters themselves may not be typically likeable, it was interesting to see the journeys that they went on and to see if they would warm to each other. 

2. A Complex World System


I am not the best at reading fantasy series or fantasy books in general but I think that a lot of fantasies have a very stereotypical setting and it was great that this was different. I liked seeing the world of the Labyrinth evolve and grow and serve the plot in different and unique ways…
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10 Bookish Questions Tag

So last week, I was tagged by A Books Neverland to do a tag that she created on her Youtube three years ago but transitioned to her blog. It is the 10 Bookish Questions Tag so let's get started...

Question One: How many books do you currently own?

Honestly, I really don't want to count all of my books but know that I have a lot. I have about 275 on my Kindle, 40 audiobooks and A LOT of physical books probably around 300 books but there are a lot of them. 

Question Two: How many books are you currently reading?

About 4 books but mainly A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin, Rebel, Run by Manjeet Mann, Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ayoade on Top by Richard Ayoade. 

Question Three: Choose a couple books you read but didn't enjoy?

The two that I go on about all the time are The November Criminals by Sam Munson and When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid. Both are really bad and are problematic and just no to both of them. 

Question Four: A cover b…

Reading Experiment: Why I No Longer Decide To Rate Books (and Films)

In the book community, especially on Goodreads, and in the film community seen with sites like Letterboxd, we are asked to give anything a star rating. Something that I have always done, when I got Goodreads in 2013, and in Letterboxd, a couple of years ago. I used rating to judge if something was good or if something was bad and made it lead how I would think. I would press marked as read or list it as watched and would need to rate it straight away and then it would be over. 

But this year it all changed. (It's not as dramatic as it sounds)

I wasn't expecting it to. I started the year off normally, rating the books and then films I  was watching were still rated and I just decided to stop. It was a little bit of a trial at the first but it's March now and I quite like the no rating thing. 

Even though it seems like a sudden thing. It wasn't really. I have gone through phases in my reading and watching life when it often felt like I had no favourites and that nothing fel…

Book Review: One Shot by Tayna Landman

*I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free by Barrington Stoke in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: One Shot
Author: Tayna Landman  Publisher: Barrington Stoke Source: From Publisher Rating: 4/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)

Book Summary:

A powerful and deeply moving coming-of-age drama from Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman, inspired by the life of infamous sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income and no way to live off their poor land, Maggie tries to provide for her family the way her father always had – with his hunting rifle and whatever animals the forest would provide. But when her mother is confronted with her 'unladylike' behaviour, she abandons Maggie to a life of unthinkable cruelty and abuse. With no one to care for her and only the hope of escape, all Maggie can do is survive.


A profoundly intimate and masterful reimaginin…

The Osemanverse Book Tag

So in September, Layla from ReadableLife created a book tag based around the characters of Alice Oseman. As I wasn’t really posting at the time, I kinda missed the opportunity to do it but as a massive fan of her work, I still wanted to do it. Also, check out Layla's blog as she is a great blogger! So let’s get started…  JIMMY KAGA-RICCI
A CHARACTER YOU LOVE THAT OVERCAME SOMETHING HUGE Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: I mean it’s a bit obvious, but Katniss went through a lot. Like a lot and she is one of my favourite characters from one of my favourite series so Katniss who definitely overcame a lot. ROWAN OMONDI
FAVOURITE PROTECTIVE CHARACTER

Iorek  Byrison & Lee Scoresby from His Dark Materials: Lyra doesn't really have the best parents in her life and both characters kind of take her under their wings especially Lee as he is really resistant to at the beginning to the series. LISTER BIRD
CHARACTER THAT OOZES CHARM Magnus Bane from basically any Shadowhunters book: I was…

Book Review: Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

*I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free by Abrams & Chronicle in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Easy Prey
Author: Catherine Lo  Publisher: Abram & Chronicle  Source: From Publisher Rating: 3/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)

Book Summary:

Only three students had access to a teacher’s racy photos before they went viral. There’s Mouse, a brainy overachiever so desperate to escape his father and go to MIT that he would do almost anything, legal or not. Then there’s Drew, the star athlete who can get any girl’s number—and private photos—with his charm but has a history of passing those photos around. And finally there’s Jenna, a good girl turned rebel after her own shocking photos made the rounds at school last year, who is still waiting for justice. All three deny leaking the photos, but someone has to take the fall. This edgy whodunit tackles hot-button issues of sexting and gossip and will have readers tearing through the pages to reach the fi…

A-Z of LGBTQIA+ Books

So almost four years I did a post about A-Z of UKYA LGBTQIA+ books and let's be real so much has changed in that time so it is time for an update! It is also LGBT History Month so it is good a time an any. George Lester has also done this a couple of times so feel free to check out his YouTube. Let's get started...

Alex In Wonderland by Simon James Green 
Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy 
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Fence Volume 1 by P.S. Pacat
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman 
All The Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Lauren Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron 
All The Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green  
On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden 
Proud edited by Juno Dawson 
Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 
Spinning by Tillie Walde…