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Review: A Conjuring of Light - V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #3
My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published February 21st 2017 by Titan Books Ltd

Source: Purchased
Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

Lila Bard, once a commonplace - but never common - thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.


Review: Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Series: Strange The Dreamer #1

My rating: {★★★★★}

YA Fantasy
Published March 28th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers

A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE trilogy, Laini Taylor.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? An…

Review: Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Published July 26th 2005 by Dell Publishing Company (first published June 1st 1991)

Source: Purchased
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. I was forcedasked to read Outlander by a very good friend and readin…

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
My rating: {★★★★☆}

YA Fantasy
Published May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's

Source: Purchased
Feyre is a huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price...

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy's kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor's body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked - but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre's feeling for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she's been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.
To clarify, this is one of my favourite book series ever and since I've just read this one for the fourth time (?I th…

The Wrap-Up: May Edition

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

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 June everyone! Who can believe we're in the 6th month of the year already? It's FLYING past. 
May was (again) a crazy month for me but I managed to be home for at least half of it so that was nice! In that time I've managed to do quite a bit of Bookstagram stuff (which I've been loving!!!) but it has meant that I've neglected the blog more than I should but I've been slowly plugging away at catching up here and there so hopefully little by little I'll catch up and then be able to push on with both.

Does anyone else love Bookstagram? I know I've seen some of you there but I'm always looking for more crossovers betw…