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Review: Moonbeam - Adrienne Woods

Moonbeam by Adrienne Woods
Series: Beam #1
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Fantasy
Published November 8th 2016 by Fire Quill Publishing

Source: Purchased
Moonbeam takes place 10 years after last novel, Starlight.

What if your 'what if' becomes an option. Would you change the past? I read this book with the fantastic Darque Dreamer of Darque Dreamer Reads! Since we both loved the original Dragonian series we couldn't wait to dive into this book together and we've done our reviews in a bit of an interview style. You should check out her answers here

What did you think of the original Dragonian series overall?

I absolutely adored the original Dragonian series! It is actually one of my most favourite YA dragon fantasies ever! The downfall was editing for me and even that didn't completely detract from my reading experience, which is really saying something for me!

What are your thoughts on the plot and do you think it can be read as a standalone without having read the original s…
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Weekly Round Up #49 : The One Where My House is Full

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.


I'm here... But I'm not really here. This weekend I have my father in law, my sister-in-law and her husband and their three boys all staying with us... In our small house with two spare bedrooms... If you visit I will get back to you! But I'm not going to be getting much spare time over my weekend so I'm not linking up. Just posting an update so I know where I'm at.

Last week was a good one and I managed to finish a couple of books staying on top of my reading goals. I didn't really catch up on my blogging lag but I'm getting there slowly.

Gym was fantastic. I feel like after two months I'm finally finding my groove... Maybe... I hope so!
What I read: Moonbeam was a buddy read with Darque Dreamer …

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXVIII

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.
A MAGICAL WORLD OF WORDS - AmyNikita  BOOKS.BAGS.BURGERS - Uma K  BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett



Does location matter when requesting a print review copy?
ABSOLUTELY! Let me explain this with an example I faced recently. I had requested for “Before She Ignites” from Harper Collins Children UK and a couple days later I got a mail from the publicist. The gist of the mail said - “We aren’t publishing ‘Before She Ignites’ here. I would suggest getting in touch with our US counterparts-. She was also the sweetest person and gave me the contact of the US publicist whom I ought to contact.

My conclusion from this is that sometimes some books aren’t published in a country. They’re published elsewhere and only di…

Review: A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #2
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Adult Fantasy
Published February 23rd 2016 by Titan Books

Source: Borrowed
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

Bu…

Weekly Round Up #48 : The One Where I Had My First Solo Trip

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.


I really thought that I might have time for blogging last week - even though I was going on my very first solo trip away from my three year old for the first time ever! It was a combination of a work trip and a girl's trip and as it turned out I had ZERO time for ANYTHING. I barely had time to check my emails! Next time I'll know!

Books wise I FINALLY caught up to my (reduced) Goodreads goal and I'm on track to finish 80 books again this year. Somehow I managed to read a LOT of books (for me) in the past two weeks, thanks to Annette Marie's Steel and Stone s…

Review: Chase the Dark - Annette Marie

Chase the Dark by Annette Marie
Series: Steel and Stone #1

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Published October 17th 2014 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: Purchased
Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.

The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?

The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.

And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.

Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the c…

Weekly Round Up #47 : The One Where We Had a Fire

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

Please leave a link to your blog (if you have one) in your comment or make sure your Disqus profile has your address so that I can visit you back! 

I try to link all book covers to Goodreads or to my review (if there is one) which is in turn linked to Goodreads.


What a week! Earlier in the week we had a bit of a crazy fire that broke out around our warehouse office and we had to get the fire brigade in to sort it out! Thank goodness they were so efficient and organised.


Gym has been 'Endurance Week' so that's also been pretty tough! I feel good when I can complete the sets that the trainer tasks us with, but oh boy! I'm exhausted!
We've also been having a pretty serious heat wave with temperatures skyrocketing and hitting the mid 40s (Celsius that is!). That's too hot for me. What I read: Unfortunately I did…