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Review: Shadow of The Fox - Julie Kagawa

Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
Series: Shadow of the Fox #1

My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Fantasy Fiction
Published October 2nd 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Source: ARC sent by Publisher
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under or…

Review: The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - Mackenzi Lee

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Series: Montague Siblings #2

My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Historical Fantasy Fiction
Published October 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Source: ARC sent by Publisher
In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it. A must-have for fans of Mackenzi Lee’s extraordinary and Stonewall Honor-winning novel.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor …

The Wrap Up: September Edition

Welcome to my monthly wrap-up! I hope that you've had a great month.

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

Gosh, less than three months left until the end of the year!? Seriously?

I've just got back from a few weeks with my family in Australia - we holidayed at my old childhood holiday retreat by the beach and I was thrilled to be able to share that with my own daughter. I also met my new baby cousin (who is so freaking CUTE!!!) and just pretty much chilled out. It meant that I did no blogging, no reading and barely any bookstagramming, but #WORTHIT. We all need to take the time off when we need it!

What I read: I managed to tick off three books from my Throne of Glass reread (and OMG I'm still so in love with this series and so hooked on these chracter…