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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Review: Unhinged by A.G Howard


Book: Unhinged, A.G Howard
Series: Splintered #2
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 7th, 2014

 Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Top 10 Books of 2016

I wrote a post last year about my top 10 books of 2015, and I thought I'd do the same again this year. Unfortunately, I didn't have such a great reading year in 2016 as I did in 2015. I re-read a lot of books and there weren't a lot of new books that completely astounted me or gave me a book hangover. So these books mightn't necessarily be released this year, but I read them this year.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Bookish Gifts You'd Love To Give (Or Get) for Christmas!

"Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them." - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


Well, almost. We're on the countdown though, and that means it's everyone's favourite time of year - stressing over the perfect present for your loved one. With so many great options out there, it's nearly impossible to choose! Especially for those people that don't know what they want (don't you just love them?)

 Well, I'm here to help you choose some bookish presents to get someone you love into reading, or that one person you know that loves reading almost as much as you do, or even just to treat yourself this Christmas!  

Don't worry, they aren't all books (except one).$a15-pdp-detail-shot$&hei=900&fit=constrain

How cute are these? A perfect way to keep your books from falling down.,204,203,200_.jpg

For that person who loves learning new words!

This was voted the best Young Adult book of 2016, and I heard it got great reviews! It could be just the book to get that one person into reading.

Just post a picture of this mug whenever someone asks you if you have any plans for the weekend!

Need I say more? It's so adorable!

For all those Potterheads that are late for everything!

Banned Books socks

Be cosy this winter with these socks!

Old Books Soy Candle
It's a universal fact that all book lovers love the smell of old books. So keep that smell in your house 24/7 with this candle!

Hogwarts iPhone Case

I adore this phone case, and if I had an iPhone, I'd definitely get one of these!

I hope I've inspired some people with their Christmas shopping with this post! Have you your Christmas shopping done? Let me know in the comments!

*I got my inspiration for this post from Buzzfeed, who have loads of articles on the perfect Christmas gifts!*

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer


Book: Cinder, Marissa Meyer 
Series: Stand-Alone
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: November 8th, 2016

 Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.