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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 Talia@DigiWriting.com***

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…

Review: The Last Namsara - Kristen Ciccarelli

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Series: Iskari #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Expected publication: October 3rd 2017 by Hachette

Source: Hachette Australia via NetGalley
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be dark—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up hearing in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her na…

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXV

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

After a brief hiatus last week due to ALL of us having insane lives, we're back this week :) 



What’s the strangest thing you’ve done in the name of blogging?
Like the other chicas, the strangest thing I’ve done is learn technology *gasp* If you know me, you probably know that me and technology don’t get along all that well. I break my phones a lot, I am very hesitant about online payments and I just don’t trust technology (hence technology doesn’t trust me either). So having to learn all HTML and CSS stuff for my blog was pretty weird. Like I never thought I’d be learning about this stuff?
My points are very …

The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXIV

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



What’s the one thing that has changed the most about your reading habits since you started blogging?
Many things actually! One, I’ve started to read more responsibly. Two, I’ve started reading with a more critical eye. Three, I spend more time reading than sleeping or even eating :P Four, I spend more time blogging than reading.

By starting to read more responsibly, I mean I strongly feel about representation now and don’t just read for the entertainment factor. Before I started to blog, I wasn’t aware of how minorities are underrepresented in books and all the wrong representation in books. I hadn’t realized it w…

Review: One Dark Throne - Kendare Blake

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns #2
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Harper Teen

Source: HarperTeen via Edelweiss
The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other. Wow. What a rid…

Weekly Round Up #43 : The One Where I Can't Hold Up A Book

Here's my weekly roundup. 
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.

We've had massive power issues since the weekend so hopefully I have managed to catch up on my blogging and blog visiting by the time this post goes live! We had a power sub-station set on fire so the whole town was off for a long while - I think it was about 30 hours or so of continuously no electricity and then on and off for days! SUPER FRUSTRATING, especially when all I wanted to do was get around to all your gorgeous blogs!

I've also returned to exercise... In the form of going to a gym. It was my first week and I'm currently in all sorts of pain and wallowing in the land of regret - but at the end of the day it will be worth it, right? The fact that I can't hold up a book jus…