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Three Hallows May Post: My Favourite Quotes From Enchantee

This month, the book club, Three Hallows that I have been taking part in with Alex and Rachel have been reading Gina Trelease. In this one, I would like to share my favourite quotes from the book. So let's get started...

Number 5:
To try is to be brave. Be brave.
Number 4:


It's like something from a fairy tale.' 'It is not,' Camille protested. As if good things happened only in stories. 'Lazare is nothing like a prince, and I am nothing like a princess.' 'True,' Sophie mused. 'Maybe it's a different type of tale.
Number 3:


Magicians needed sorrow. And deep sorrow existed only because of love.
Number 2:
This was the Paris of the strivers, of those who dwelt low, not high. This was not the Paris of balloonists. It was her Paris, and it was the same as it had been this morning. But she, perhaps, was not.
Number 1:

Remember – magic is a cheater’s game, and everyone who sees it wants to play.


Here is a summary of the book:
Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twi…

Three Hallows April Blog Post: Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young Book Review

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Simon Pulse in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Girls With Sharp Sticks Author: Suzanne Young Publisher: Simon Pulse Source: Bought Myself/NetGalley  Rating: 5/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)



Book Summary:
The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities, from “Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden” to “Art Appreciation” and “Interior Design.” The girls learn to be the best society has to offer. Absent is the difficult math coursework, or the unnecessary sciences or current events. They are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance or defiance. Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.

As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who…

Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Readers First in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: The Flat Share  Author: Beth O'Leary Publisher: Quercus  Source: Readers First Rating: 4/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)
Book Summary:

Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course...

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes lef…

Blog Tour: Crown Of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto Book Review

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Ink Road/ Black and White Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Crown Of Feathers Author: Nicki Pau Preto Publisher: Ink Road Source: From Publisher Rating: 4/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)

Book Summary:
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And, meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders' return and…