Fireblood – Elly Blake – Review


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Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax–which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

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A thrilling sequel to Frostblood, a love triangle, a family secret and rising demons.

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So I read Frostblood earlier in the year and I fell completely in love with the world that Elly has created. I was super excited when I received Fireblood early and couldn’t wait to continue Ruby’s story!

I absolutely adore Ruby, after all of the heartbreak that she went through in Frostblood, she has grown so much as a person. I really felt that her character changed from ‘not so sure about herself’ into a fiery young woman. She has uneathered a part of herself that she didn’t know she had, which has made her powers easier to wield. She made a tough emotional decision regarding Arcus and the good of the kingdom and discovered a family secret that I did NOT see coming!

Arcus, ah lovely Arcus is on my list of book crushes! We learnt so much of his past in Frostblood and how utterly harrowing it must have been. He was left crushed, yet he stood tall and pulled the strength out of himself to take his position as the rightful king of the icy kingdom. I feel so sorry for him, he loves Ruby and he loves his kingdom, so how can he rule with a Fireblood by his side, in a place where she is hated?

Ruby has to choose to leave Arcus behind and trust blindly in fellow Fireblood Kai. Trust and loyalty plays a big part in this story, who should she trust? Who is her ally? Elly made Ruby face these problems head on and it was all very emotional and heartbreaking to read!

I have to say that I absolutely HATE love triangles with a passion! I’m a very loyal person and just do not like reading about tangled love. That being said, I think there was only a minor discrepancy and Ruby is pushed right into making a decision and proving where her loyalties really lie.

I do love Kai though, he’s very sure of himself and knows what he wants. He’s like the class clown, always cracking jokes and teasing Ruby to no end. But he’s no match for Arcus no.

I profusely enjoyed Fireblood and applaud Elly for making me want MORE yet again! I cannot wait for the sequel Nightblood to be released next year.


*I want to thank Netgalley for sending the book my way in return for an honest review*

Elly Blake


IRL – Book Tag

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Hey guys!

Have you ever wondered – ‘what would this character be like in real life’ – I certainly have. That’s why I’m so happy that Dorka over at Berries&Books decided to tag me in this one! If you haven’t already then go give her blog some love!

The tag was originally created by TheRainyReader over on Youtube. The basic idea is to answer the questions by choosing which character you think would be the best fit.

Q1: Most likely to stand up for the little guy?
Roran from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini – he’s the big brother type of character with an extremely good heart, he’d protect anyone with his life, including a small village.

Q2. Most romantically oblivious?
I think I have to choose Ron Weasley from Harry Potter for this question too. He’s just so oblivious to all girls feelings, including the fact that Hermione likes him. He doesn’t handle his relationship with Lavender very well either.

Q3: Most likely person who I’d turn to for advice?
Has to be Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter – he’s a very wise man and would give you one of his whimsical answers – ‘happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light‘.

Q4: Most likely person to make Youtube videos?
The Gobling King from Wintersong by S.Jae Jones – He’d play his violin and maybe Liesl would join him and help write the music.

Q5: Most likely person to grab a beer with?
Morrigan from A Court Of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas – If you’ve read the books then you will know that Mor loves a good party, I think she’d be fun to go out for a drink with.

Q6: Most likely person to apply for a reality show?
Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets – Gilderoy thinks VERY highly of himself, he can write, he can act, he can probably produce pink fluffy unicorns from his bottom if you asked him! He’d LOVE to be on a reality show because ‘of course’ everyone would want to see him.

Q7: Character that I’d want to run into on a beach? 
Oooh – there are many! I’m feeling Legolas from The Lord Of The Rings series by J.R.R Tolkein. Running along the beach with his pointy ears, blue eyes and gorgeous blonde hair swaying in the breeze. I’d also like it to be Orlando Bloom too!

Q8: Character that I’d like to work for?
Odette from Odd & True by Cat Winters – I recently read an arc of this book ( I reviewed it here) and I love Od! She’s ballsy and says it how it is, but she loves fiercely and would be quite fair as a boss.

Q9: Most likely person to have a mental breakdown in public? 
Besides me? I think Jasper from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – Jasper is the one out of the group who can’t control his hunger for blood very well. I think amongst a crowd in public he would totally lose it!

Q10: HR’s worst nightmare? 
Another one from Harry Potter, but it has to be Fred and George Weasley. They would make jokes, pull inappropriate pranks and probably try to sell something to the staff. They’d be able to babble on and on with excuses that would leave you confused and worst of all there’s two of them! 😉

How woud you answer? Let me know in the comments!

I tag my girls:


Sarah xo

How I Choose My Books – Tag

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Hey guys! I’m back with another tag – yay! I was tagged by my lovely friend Megs over at BetweenThePages – her blog is awesome guys, go check her out!

Let’s dive in shall we?!

Q1: Find a book on your bookshelves with a blue cover. What made you want to pick this book?
Other than the cover being utterly stunning! – It was beautifully written and I adored it. Nothing left to be said.


Q2: Think of a book that you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
Uprooted is a long-winded book and has quite a lot of hate – I read it to see what all the hate was about – but I loved it! It was like a Brother’s Grimm tale and so dark!


Q3: Stand in front of your bookshelves with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
I heard a lot about this book on social media, so on my next trip to Waterstones I picked it up – needless to say I did not regret it! I went back for the sequel the week after!


Q4: Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
I was recommended Skin Deep by a relative and I just so happened to spot it in Tesco – It was such a lovely story. There were sections where I cringed a little but I do love cheese! I’ve read it about five times since.


Q5: Pick a book that you discovered through booktube/bookstagram/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
I saw ACOTAR a while back on a book blog (I can’t remember who) and it sounded interesting. I read it this January and it took four days I believe, so yes it lived up to the hype! I bought and read the sequel within days.


Q6: Find a book on your shelves with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
I was drawn to Caraval because the description was intriguing. When I received it in a Fairyloot box I was ecstatic! I’d planned to go out and buy it on it’s release. It’s one of my favourite reads this year!


Q7: What book did you discover through a film/TV adaption? 
I watched Twilight when it came to the cinema’s and when I found out it was a book series about vampires, I obviously had to buy it!


Q8: Think of your all time favourite book(s), when did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
Ok so my all time favourite book series is Harry Potter! I fell in love with them when I was a little girl and my mum introduced them to me, so they hold a very special memory for me.


I loved this tag! It was very nostalgic – I hope you enjoyed!

I tag a few of my girls:



Go give them some love!

Sarah xo

Odd & True – Cat Winters – Arc Review


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Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

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A heartwarming tale of two sisters, full of love, darkness and fairytales. You don’t want to miss this tale!

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I am an avid lover of all things supernatural, add YA into the mix and you have my heart! This book wasn’t what I expected it to be – it’s not all action packed monster killing like you might think – but what I got is so much more with so much feeling.

Od and Tru have an extraordinary sisterly bond – one that I am in awe of. Even though they’ve been separate for some time, they deeply care for each other and their love has a huge impact in the story. Sisterhood plays a massive part in this story, one that Cat portrayed wonderfully.

Both characters have such individuality. Od is this vibrant, ballsy young woman, a storyteller and protector of the ones she loves, especially Tru – but she has her own demons and I felt such a connection with her and really sympathized for her story. Tru is quite different, she’s young and sweet and has been sheltered from the world due to her disability – but she doesn’t let it stop her when it comes to joining with her sister again and searching for answers.

I love how Cat constructed the chapters – they switch from Tru’s point of view in the present day, to Od’s point of view in the past. I really got a feel for both characters this way and learnt some much-needed information for the plot.

Cat explored some really harrowing situations – ones that can be found in real life – which is not often seen in a YA book. But I think younger readers need to know some of these things and how these situations can unfold and exploring them in a book that you feel a connection to is a good way of doing so. Darker themes are rooted in this book and they certainly brought plenty a tear to my eye!

I had so many emotions swimming around once I’d finished the book – I truly adore the ending and applaud Cat for how she concluded it! I definitely cried – happy tears.

Sarah xo

*I want to thank Amulet Books for sending the book my way in return for an honest review* Odd & True by Cat Winters (Abrams, £12.99).

Cat Winters


Hogwarts Tag

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You guys should know by now that I LOVE a good tag! I was tagged in the Hogwarts Tag by my lovely bookish friend Vrinda over at A Bookish Human. Vrinda is a great gal and her blog is as cute as a button, go give her some love!

So if you’ve read my previous posts, you will know that I adore J.K Rowling and the Harry Potter universe! The book series will forever have a place in my heart – so I HAD to do this tag – it was a real NEED guys!

I hope you enjoy!

Q1: Are you a pure-blood, half-blood or muggle born?
It was my mum who got me into reading like herself and we started reading the HP books together. My dad isn’t in my life much, so I would say half-blood. It was good enough for Snape!

Q2: Which wand chose me?
Wood: Cheery wood – This very rare wand wood creates a wand of strange power, most highly prized by the wizarding students of the school of Mahoutokoro in Japan, where those who own cherry wands have special prestige. The Western wand-purchaser should dispel from their minds any notion that the pink blossom of the living tree makes for a frivolous or merely ornamental wand, for cherry wood often makes a wand that possesses truly lethal power, whatever the core, but if teamed with dragon heartstring, the wand ought never to be teamed with a wizard without exceptional self-control and strength of mind.

Core: Dragon Heartstring – As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner. The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.

Length: 12 1/2 inches – long enough for me!

Flexibility: Slightly yielding.

Q3: Did you take an owl, cat, toad or rat with you?
I love Hedwig and owls, but I would take my cat Pebbles – she’d curl up with me whilst I’m studying.

Q4: Where did the sorting hat put you?
I am a Hufflepuff through and through! Loyal, patient, fair, hard-working, true –  I honestly think that was the correct choice for me 🙂

Q5: What house did you want to be placed in? 
I honestly didn’t have a preference. I mean everyone always says Gryffindor because it’s Harry’s house – A true Potterhead would let the hat decide.

Q6: What lessons are your favourite and least favourite?
Potions – because who doesn’t want to make potions? Please tell me who?!
Flying – you don’t want to fly a broomstick? We can’t be friends.
Care Of Magical Creatures – I love animals and Buckbeak!

Least Favourite:
Ancient Runes – Boring, I don’t enjoy languages and I was never good at spanish!

Q7: What is your patronus?
My patronus form is a Chestnut Stallion – horses are beautiful.

Q8: What does your boggart look like?
Clowns, clowns everywhere! I will NOT be watching the new IT film.

Q9: Do you partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?
I wouldn’t mind creating some ‘special’ sweets with Fred & George 😉

Q10: Where would you spend your spare time? 
Most likely in the library reading or taking a trip into Hogsmeade for that sweet butter beer.

Q11: What would you most likely get detention for? 
Selling illegal sweets to kids? Or sneaking into the Forbidden Forest – I really want to meet Grawp!

Q12: What career do you want after graduating Hogwarts?
Oooh – it would be cool to be a Dragonologist and work in Romania!

So that’s my Hogwarts – let me know what some of your answers would be!

I tag my girls:


These guys are amazing – go give them some love!

Sarah xo

Daughter Of The Burning City – Amanda Foody – Book Review

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Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how life like they may seem, her illusions are still just that – illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed – until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

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Wickedly dark and heart wrenching. I loved every word of it. Be prepared, you will weep, you will burn, you will fall and fall hard!

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The first thing I want to note is the utterly stunning cover of the book! It is beyond beautiful – it’s a practically perfect book cover for me! I am a sucker for all things purple! Be it violet, plum, amethyst, fuchsia – I adore them all! The cover is several shades of purple and the smoked lettering is the cherry on top – Perfection.

If the cover isn’t enough then the description certainly will be. I only had to read ‘Darkly Irresistible Fantasy’ and ‘Carnival Of Debauchery’ to know that I wanted this book – I needed this book in my life.

I enjoy a good carnival/circus themed book and this has to be one of my favourite’s to date. The world that Amanda had created is so colorful and vivid – I could almost feel myself falling into the pages and joining the Gomorrah festival. Every element was captured – in no mere snapshot – but an intricate portrait to grasp in your mind. From the candy coloured stripes of each tent, to the glittering gems on a mask, nothing was left out.

The story had me hooked from the word go. That’s always a sign of a good book – you have to be grabbed and thirsty for more and DOTBC definitely does that to a person! I didn’t want to put it down (although I had to because – kids). What had me was Sorina’s character, she’s very interesting – eyeless orphan girl adopted by the circus as a young child and thrown into such a wild world. But she is no normal girl – Sorina is a jynx-worker – ‘The Girl Who See’s Without Eyes’ – and she creates illusions for all to see.

Even her ‘Family’ were crafted inside her mind. The Family felt like my own, I felt their pain, I felt their loss each time and grieved with them! I even shed a few tears – or a lot – damn you Amanda for provoking my over-active emotions!

The family members are all very individual and each have their own unique talent – which they use in their ‘Freak Show’ at the festival. I think my favourite has to be Tree – he’s huge like a bodyguard, but he tantrums like a child which is so cute and he has a gentle side that I adore! Amanda included sketches of each of the family members, so you can get a real idea of what they are like and can picture it.

Luca – ah Luca, I love him is all – he’s my new fictional crush! He’s cocky and sure of himself and incredibly self-absorbed – and although he and Sorina do not prosper at the start, their relationship flourishes and they genuinely care for each other. Luca isn’t all as he seems – that’s all I’m saying – mouth zipped!

Gomorrah has a dark side – the down hill – which caters to the more ‘wild’ activities that their customers crave. The downhill makes quite a promiscuous reputation for the festival – one which many of the religious cities they visit strongly disapprove of – but the up-mountain residents are always enticed by the festival of burning desires!

I love how she came to a conclusion – I mean I’m broken inside, shattered in fact – but it wasn’t rushed and everything tied together nicely. I didn’t get my ‘aha’ moment because I guessed who the murderer was quite early on – I didn’t like the character one bit – but it still shocked me that I was right!

Every twist and every turn, I was sucked deeper and deeper into the festivals wicked delights. I almost didn’t want to come up for air.

Sarah xo

‘Wicked wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore’Amanda Foody.

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Get To Know Me – Tag


Hello fellow bookworms 🙂

I hope you’re having a good weekend!

Since I have quite a few followers now, I thought it would be a good idea to hop on the ‘Get To Know Me’ tag. For all of you who’d like to dip your toe into my personal life, this one is for you.

Why don’t you tell me a few things about you in the comments? I’d love to get to know you all a bit better!

Thank you to my bookish friend Ash at ForTheLoveOfBooks for tagging me! You should go check her out, she’s lovely!


Can you stop reading at any time, or does is have to be a certain page or chapter?
I definitely HAVE to stop at the end of a chapter. I can’t leave the book until I’ve finished a section (stop here now Sarah – starts the next chapter).

Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?
I don’t always, but I am partial to a hot chocolate and cookie.

Can you read listening to music or watching TV? 
Hmm – not really. I read a lot when my husband is playing on his console, but I’m not watching it.

One book at a time or several at once?
One at a time mostly, sometimes I start a book and then a NEW shiny one releases and I HAVE to buy it and read it (sorry not sorry).

Reading at home or everywhere? 
Generally at home, but if I’m on holiday I read by the pool or on the beach etc.

Reading out loud or in your head?
Absolutely in my head, I couldn’t concentrate reading out loud.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Nope nope nope! But my husband always looks at the end of a book and grins to tease me!

Breaking the spine or keeping it new? 
I’m a spine breaker, I love a worn well loved book. I don’t know how people read properly without breaking it in a bit.

Do you write books or just read them?
I have always been an avid reader,  but I do write. I’ve been working on a YA book for the last few years.

Five favourite books:
Harry Potter series – J.k Rowling (I can’t choose just one!)
A Court Of Thorns And Roses – Sarah J.Maas
Darkside – Tom Becker
The Wrath And The Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
Wintersong – S.Jae Jones

The last book that you read?
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.McManus. I posted a small review of this if you want to check that out!

About Me:

Name: Sarah Elizabeth Campbell (my friends call me Saz)
Name Meaning: Princess
Hair Colour: Naturally blonde, in between brown and blonde at the moment.
Eye Colour: Hazel
My Birthday: 2nd January
Height: A perfectly acceptable 5ft 4in
Place Of Birth: England, UK
Star Sign: Capricorn (yes I’m a goat)
Best Feature: Probably lips
Piercings: Ears and I had my nose done twice but it kept popping out :/
Tattoos: My son’s initial, I plan to get my daughters too.
Righty or Lefty: Righty
Pets: I have had plenty throughout my childhood, we have a cat named pebbles, she’s 5.
Siblings: Brother and two half sisters.
Kids: Two, almost 7 year old boy named Kai and a 10 month baby girl named Arya (she was named after Christopher Paolini’s character in the Inheritance Cycle books).
Are You Married: Yes, we were married on May 5th 2016, been together for 8 years!
Dream Job: I’ve always wrote stories, so I would LOVE to publish my own book and become an author.
Hobbies: Reading (obviously) writing, watching films, playing games, meals out.


Films: The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Harry Potter Series, Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Songs: Scream It Out – Ellie Goulding. Black Parade – My Chemical Romance. Skyscraper – Demi Lovato.
Tv Shows: Friends, Rosemary & Thyme, Gilmore Girls, Charmed.
Youtubers: Makiplier, Ohmwrecker, MissBudgetBeauty, GraveyardGirl.
Food: Chinese, Big Mac, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Roast Dinner.
Drinks: Pepsi (from a machine), Rose Wine, Hot Chocolate.
Restaurants: Chinese Buffet, Barburrito, Mcdonald’s, Flaming Grill.
Shops: Primark, New Look, H&M, Superdrug, Waterstones.
Animals: Dogs, Cats, Dolphins.
Perfume: Britney Spears Curious.
Colours: Purple, Turquoise.
Music Genre: I like a bit of everything.

Do You:

Believe in love at first sight?
I think I do, when I met my now husband when I was 14 , I definitely felt something I’d never felt before and he’s told me that he loved me from the start.

Believe in ghosts?

Yes I do, spirits/ghosts.

Believe in aliens?

I think there definitely has to be something else out there! The universe is too big and the majority of it is unexplored.

Believe in soulmates?

I believe my husband is my soulmate, he definitely wouldn’t have put up with me all this time!

Believe in heaven and hell?

No but I do think there is an afterlife.

Believe in yourself?

I haven’t for many years, but I am beginning to!


If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
A good sized house for my family with a huge garden. A cottage for my mum to grow old in. A bunch of villa’s in different countries.

Your favourite/worst subject at high school?
Fav – English Literature & History.
Worst – P.E & Drama.

Something you wish you were talented at?
Singing and playing the piano.

First thing you notice about people? 
Probably their eyes as it’s the first thing I look at and their personality.

On top of your bucket list? 
To publish a book.

Your biggest accomplishment? 
Moving into my own house at 17 and raising my family.

Something you look for in a partner?
Trust, loyalty, can make me laugh, kindness. (I’ve already found it)

Something you dislike? 
Two faced people and bullies.

Favourite fairytale? 
Beauty & the beast for sure.

Random Final Questions:

Autumn and winter. I love the cold and wrapping up warm.

Furthest you’ve ever been from home? 
The Isle Of Man, seeing my dad.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where? 
I’ve been obsessed with Alaska for so long! I’d love to live surrounded by mountains in a small town.

Sweet or savoury? 
Savoury for the most part, but I do love a good chocolate cake!

Last time you cried? 
A few days ago? I’m an emotional wreck 24/7.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I’d hope so! I think I’m a pretty decent friend.

Scary movie or happy ending?
Hmm, both? I do like a happy ending but I LOVE horror!

How you would you describe your fashion sense?
Um – I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal. I wear what I like, don’t follow fashion.

Are you competitive?
Not overly.

Describe yourself in a single sentence:
Caring, emotional, loyal, protective.

Who is your role model? 
J.K Rowling for sure. She had a tough time and look at her now!

If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be? 
Stop caring what people think of you! You are unique and don’t need to justify yourself to anyone or fit it to their cliche. Don’t let the bullies win. Shine like the star you are!

So there’s my snippet into my personal life. I hope you enjoyed!

I tag by book buddies:


Take a look at their blogs, they rock!

Sarah xo



Mid-Year Book Freak Out – Tag

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Hey guys!

So I think I have a slight – teeny weeny – obsession with these Tags! I’ve seen the ‘Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag’ everywhere recently and I wanted to give it a go. So let’s free my mind of this half of the year’s book hits and book misses so far!

Q1: Best book that you’ve read so far in 2017? 
This is a toss up between two – but it HAS to be Wintersong by S.Jae-Jones. I simply adored this book, the cover is stunning and it’s just written so beautifully, I was so sad when I finished it and I desperately need Shadowsong!


Q2: Best sequel that you’ve read so far in 2017? 
Got to be – The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh. I love love loved The Wrath & The Dawn to death! I finished it so quick and went and picked up the sequel the same weekend. The story is unlike anything I’ve read before, it really pulled on my heart strings, I was very sad to see the series end!

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Q3: New release that you haven’t read yet but want to?
Guys – don’t be mad! I cannot express how much I love the ACOTAR series. I bought the last installment ACOWAR when it came out and I haven’t read it yet! – I know – I’M SO SORRY!! It’s just so intimidating and I’m not ready for it to end!


Q4: Most anticipated release for the next half of 2017?
Ok – I can’t choose just one! That would be insanity – INSANITY I TELL YOU!!

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Q5: Biggest disappointment in 2017? 
This book wasn’t released this year – but I read it back in February. I saw Fledgling by Natasha Brown on the Kindle store and thought ‘this looks like my cup of tea’ – it wasn’t – it was a luke warm cup of tea. I gave it three stars because I was very mixed about my feelings. The story was sweet but it was too slow paced, too much pointless detail that didn’t progress the story – just a bit ‘meh’.


Q6: Biggest surprise in 2017? 
Everyone was going on about When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and I was just like ‘ok I’ll try it’ – boy was I glad I did! I really really enjoyed it, it was so sweet and light hearted and I adore Rishi. I did ask Sandhya if I could keep him, but she said I’d have to fight Dimple – I’ll pass thanks!

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Q7: Favorite new author (debut or new to you)? 
Without a doubt it’s Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval! I received Caraval in the January fairyloot box for my birthday. It was the UK edition which is so beautiful! There are five in total and I got the clock. It’s safe to say that I love Stephanie – I met her at a book signing and she is the loveliest person! I hope she comes back for Caraval 2!


Q8: Newest fictional crush?
Oh there’s so many! I do love Rishi, also Khalid from The Wrath & The Dawn. Both please?!

Q9: Newest favorite character?
Bronwyn from One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. I see so much of myself in Bronwyn and that made me like her all the more.

Q10: A book that made you cry? 
ACOMAF – I only read this in January after reading ACOTAR last year. So many times I was crying and definitely at the end! Why do this Tamlin? Why?!


Q11: A book that made you happy?
I know this is a sad book – but by the end of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, I was so happy for Maddy (I won’t say why because – spoilers) I couldn’t stop smiling.


Q12: The most beautiful book you’ve bought or received in 2017? 
This one is easy – my currently reading book – The Daughter Of A Burning City by Amanda Foody. This book cover is PERFECTION! I am an avid lover of purple so for me this is the epitome of perfection. I mean – JUST LOOK AT IT!!


Q13: What books do you need to read by the end of 2017? 
Too many!! Haalp! Some of these are sitting in my bedroom just waiting and some I need to pick up – like City Of Bones, I really need to read it already!

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So that’s all of my dirty book laundry aired! What haven’t you read or have really loved so far this year? – Let me know in the comments!

Of course I tag my wonderful blogging friends to join me:


Sarah xo