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The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XVI

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.


What is your favourite type of blog post to do and why?
My most favorite type of blog posts to do are DISCUSSION POSTS!! (And I have a couple wonderful ones coming up in July so keep an eye out for those!) I love them the most because discussion brings people together. I love that my discussion posts have the most comments even though I’ve done only 3 discussion posts so far (remedying that soon!) I absolutely love having a lively discussion with you guys and honestly speaking, books prompt THE BEST discussion posts ever. I’m extremely extroverted and basically a chatterbox in real life. I can literally talk for ho…

Review: Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha #2
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Published June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Company

Source: Purchased
Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything …

TTT: The Best Series of 2017 (so far)

It's been a long time since I linked up to TTT but I can never resist giving more love to books that I have read and adored and this week's prompt does exactly that!

I couldn't really narrow it down to just ten books, so I'm highlighting the ten best series or parts of that I have read so far this year (regardless of when they were published). There are five series in which all books have been published and five series that are still in progress.

Completed Series

This series is one of my new favourite series of ALL TIME I absolutely adored the Red Winter Trilogy. An elaborate fantasy world based on Japanese mythology, forbidden romance, a plot that is as action-packed as it is engaging - this should be on everyone's TBR. 

Anyone who's been around me or my blog for any length of time knows that I love SJ Maas and the worlds that she creates. It was bittersweet getting to the end of this trilogy in May and while the second book in this series was undoubtedly the…

Book Blitz: Amber Sky - Claire Warner

I'm so pleased to be able to be a part of this book blitz for Amber Sky! I have previously read the author's Night Flower series and enjoyed it and I cannot wait to try this book!

Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass #1)
by Claire Warner
Genre: Dystopian Steampunk
Release Date: June 2nd 2017


"You thought I did this out of the goodness of my heart?" He gave a short mirthless laugh. "Not a bit of it, this is going to be dangerous for me. What are you offering for my help?"

Beneath the Amber Sky, the nobility control the food, education, and the mysterious C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass. To Tay, struggling to keep her siblings alive, the ideas of rebellion and freedom are distant and unreachable. 

But when her father is arrested, she begs Darius James, the son of the Overseer, to save his life. Darius agrees, but his help costs her a favour, one he can call in at any time. 

Darius' favour will bring her to the Palace, and the perfect position to help th…

Weekly Round Up #37 : The One Where I've Been Buddy Reading Like Mad

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 was away last weekend with some friends (which isn't conducive to getting a lot of reading done but oh well!) and I think we all enjoyed ourselves. A few of us decided to go to watch Wonder Woman on Sunday which I LOVED! I'm so glad that we got to do it and that it was so good. It was a long movie (over two hours) but I can tell you that every second was important - there was nothing that didn't need to be included and I didn't want to miss ANY of it.

My week itself was busy and I found myself back at work yesterday doing some catch up. We have a huge week next week at work so that will probably take up most of my time. I have a few posts lined up ready to go thankful…