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Blog Tour & Review: Amber Sky - Claire Warner

Amber Sky by Claire Warner
Series: C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass, #1
My rating: {★★★☆☆}

YA Dystopian Steampunk
Published June 23rd 2017 by Raven Press

Source: YA Bound Book Tours via NetGalley
"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 the growing rebellion. But the court has games beyond anything she has seen before, and Darius' secrets wil…

Review: You Don't Know My Name - Kristen Orlando

You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Series: The Black Angel Chronicles #1
My rating: {★★☆☆☆}

YA Contemporary Thriller
Published January 10th 2017 by Swoon Reads

Source: Borrowed
Fighter. Faker. Student. Spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she’s always wanted? And does she even have a choice? I buddy read this book with my amazing #squad - Amy from A Magical World of Words and Uma from Books.Bags.Burgers. A…

Weekly Round Up #42 : The One Where I was Offline

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.

Well, it's almost the end of yet another month! This year has been just crazy - where has it even gone? Winter in the southern hemisphere has all but gone with only a little crisp air in the mornings to remind me that it isn't quite summer yet! I can tell by October I'm going to be complaining about the heat again.

The last couple of weeks I've been absent from the blogosphere. I went on a family trip and because we were out of our remote corner of the world and in 'the big lights' I tried to send my laptop in for repairs (it broke down a few months ago and although it's functional it still definitely has an issue) but unfortunately the problem is bigger than what was originally hoped and it hasn'…

Review: Prisoner of Ice and Snow - Ruth Lauren

Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
Series: Prisoner of Ice and Snow #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure
Expected publication: September 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Source: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc via NetGalley
VALOR IS UNDER ARREST FOR THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF THE CROWN PRINCE

Her parents were cast out from the royal court. Her sister was banished for theft of a national treasure. Now Valor has been sentenced to life at Demidova, a brutal prison built from stone and ice.

But that’s exactly where she wants to be: her sister was sent there too, and Valor intends to break her out.

From the inside.

No one has escaped Demidova in over three hundred years though, and if Valor is to succeed, she will need all of her strength, courage and love.

If her plan fails, Valor faces a fate worse than any prison . . .

An unforgettably epic story of sisterhood, valour and rebellion. This is a really lovely read. At 288 pages it's a short and quick with a focus on s…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXII

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



Do you binge read series? Or read them as they are released?
That totally depends! Sometimes I find out about some awesome series only after the entire series has been released so depending upon how much I like book 1, I might binge read or get to each book leisurely. Sometimes with some really popular series, you can’t not know about; I end up picking up the book as soon as it releases or requesting for an ARC.

I think both have pros and cons. Sometimes binge reading a series can put me in a reading slump and sometimes reading books right when they release is also a problem as I forget certain events in the prev…

The Blog Squad: Special - How to Write A Book Review Infographic

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

This week we've collaborated to bring you a series of infographics.

Di will be showing you ‘How To Write a Book Review
Amy will be giving you a ‘Checklist for Requesting Review Copies’ Uma will be giving you tips on How to be a 'Social' Blogger

Please take some time to check out the other ladies' posts when you can!






We hope that you've enjoyed this week's special! Are there any other infographics you'd like to see? If you have any specific questions you’d like us to address in the future, please let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned for next week’s post!

Weekly Round Up #41 : The One Where I'm Not Reading Enough

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 missed my roundup last week (again!) but LIFE is busy and does take precedence over my blogging hobby. This week I'll be wrapping up the past two weeks to catch up.

It's not a long one as I'm also away again on a small family trip, but I'll be around the blogosphere as much as I can be.

In the past two weeks I've only managed to read two books. I have no idea how I'm going to catch up on my reading this year!

What I read:
What I am currently reading:




Up Next:
Traitor to the Throne is the sequel I've been meaning to read since I first read Rebe…