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Review: The Night Realm - Annette Marie

The Night Realm by Annette Marie
Series: Spell Weaver #1

My rating: {★★★★★}

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Expected publication: October 20th 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Source: ARC Copy received from publisher
Clio is good at all sorts of things. As a nymph, she’s great at outdoorsy nature stuff. As a nymph living in exile, she’s got the “blending in with humans” thing down pat. As a nymph living in exile because she has the rare ability to mimic magic, she’s had to pick up some unique survival skills.

But stealing from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld? Not so much.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she has to do to earn a ticket back home. Conning her way into the night realm may have gone pretty well, but now she’s got a new problem. His name is Lyre and he’s a sinfully alluring incubus, a dangerously skilled spell weaver, and the only thing standing between her and stealing some damn magic.

Maneuvering around him without blowing her cover shouldn’t be that difficul…

Weekly Round Up #46 : The One Where I Got My First Auto Approval!!!

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 totally meant to publish a wrap up yesterday and then I got caught up in a weekend of all things kids so I barely even read or blogged! Hence I'm not linking up again this week but hopefully next week I'll be back on the bandwagon.

Apparently playing with a couple of preschoolers can be absolutely EXHAUSTING.

Even though I've been scrambling to play catch up on my bookish life since the chaos that was September I got my first NetGalley auto-approval last week! So excited :)

I didn't get much reading done but I REALLY enjoyed the book that I did manage to finish. Watch this space for a review coming soon.
What I read: Annette Marie is rapidly become one of my favourite authors; I adored this book. It's the …

Review: Tower of Dawn - Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #6
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Source: Purchased
In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they c…

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Divine Heart - Danielle R. Mani

The Divine Heart
by Danielle R. Mani
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: September 27th 2017
Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…
When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.
Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor—a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart.

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Excerpt She lets out a long sigh. “I heard that you received the heart of a girl about the same age as you.” She looks at me intently. I can tell she’s trying to read my…

Weekly Round Up #45 : The One Where I only read One Book

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm not linking up this week as I'm still catching up on my blog! If you stop by to comment though I will be sure to return the visit. :)
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.

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope that you've had a good couple of weeks! Last weekend was a busy one for me: Our little community was having it's annual cricket fundraising weekend and I was busy both playing cricket and playing DJ with our PA system.

This weekend it's my nephew's christening so I'll be busy all over again! I'm also hoping to be able to take my little one to watch the new My Little Pony movie. With my weekend's filled up it's meant that I haven't had much time to blog but I'm slowly catching up I th…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXVI

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.

I’m a Book Blogger - Where can I get prizes for Giveaways?
There are so many resources from where book bloggers can get prizes to use in giveaways! Like my Squad girls point out, one of the most common resource is having authors sponsor giveaways. I’ve hosted quite a few author sponsored giveaways and it’s a great way for vloggers to get started with holding giveaways. All you’re doing is hosting the giveaway and the author takes care of everything else. Same goes for publishers sponsoring giveaways!The bestest way is though, to giveaway your own books. The best thing is you control many aspects and it’s probably a…

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Adult Fantasy
Published February 24th 2015 by Titan Books

Source: Borrowed
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell t…

Review: Blood and Stars - Jaime Lee Mann

Blood and Stars by Jaime Lee Mann
Series: Legend of Rhyme #5
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Children's Fantasy Fiction
Published September 12th 2017 by Blue Moon Publishers

Source: Blue Moon Publishers via NetGalley
*** To read the first four titles in the Legend of Rhyme series, please email Talia at***

Thirteen-year-old Ariana Caine has woken in Coraira, and is torn between finding her brother Asher and learning how to rule the magic realm while Calla is under a protection spell.

Beneath the sea, Starla the mer-queen is bringing her apprentice, Teagan, to the Chamber of Memories to learn more about her parents. But when Starla is beckoned by one of the Ancients, Teagan is approached by a stranger, who promises to lead her to her mother and father. Meanwhile, the sea witch and her sisters are poised and ready to usurp the queen’s reign, and will stop at nothing to gain her powers.

On top of it all, Elora, the infamous witch who has caused so much heartache, is now as…

Weekly Round Up #44: The One Where I Summarise Three Weeks

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.

Work = crazy. Life = Crazy. Blogging = 0.

That's pretty much where I've been at for the past three weeks. I'm not really sure what else I can add!

I'm still going to gym... Basically everything is hurting and I'm half dead! And yet I will persist. Apparently this pain is not forever and yet it seems to keep coming back each week. I blame my trainer who seems intent on finding new ways to torture her clients every session. It's her passion and I really enjoy working with her and I WILL get better. The great thing is that I'm really enjoying it all…