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    State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury || Book Review

    I am terrible when it comes to book competitions, I’ll pretty much enter anything if there’s a book to be won. Enter Scholastic’s competition for Song of Sorrow. I really loved reading Melinda Salisbury’s first series of books ‘The Sin Eaters Daughter’ – although saying that I still haven’t read the final book ‘The Scarecrow Queen’. And when I won Song of Sorrow I knew it was time to pick up the first in the series: ‘State of Sorrow’ and get my reading on. ‘By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the…

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    The Binding by Bridget Collins || Book Review

    Sometimes you really can’t help but judge a book by it’s cover and this book is absolutely stunning. Both inside and out. When I first saw The Binding in Waterstones, I knew I just had to have it for my book shelf. I’m so glad that not only is the book beautiful, but so is the story within. The Binding follows the story of Emmett, a farmer’s son as he embarks, rather dispassionately, on his apprenticeship to become a Book Binder. But books in this world aren’t your standard stories, books are memories bound and trapped inside pages and leather. Forgotten to the owner and stored for safe keeping in…

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    City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab || Book Review

    I’ve been in a bit of a book slump recently after reading two mediocre books followed by a DNF. So in the need of a good book, I turned towards City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspecters head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living…

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    Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye || Book Review

    Circle of Shadows was this month’s Unbreakable Bond Mystery Book in January’s Fairyloot box . It just so happens it’s one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. So you can imagine I was pretty pleased to find it at the bottom of my subscription box. Circle of Shadows follows two apprentice Warriors of the Society of Taigas, Sora and Daemon who, live in a kingdom of peace. As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy, But in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. The pair are sent out on a…

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    The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

    It’s January so that means we have a whole year of new releases ahead of us, yay ! One new release that I have been really really looking forward to comes out this month, and it just so happens to be the sequel today’s Book Review – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. With that release so close, I knew I just had to re-read where the story begins, so let’s get going with: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. “Because you’re like a story that hasn’t happened yet. Because I want to see what you will do. I want to be part of the unfolding of the tale.” Holly…

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    King of Scars: Book Review

    King of Scars has been one of my most anticipated reads for 2019, to the point that I even bought 2 copies, the standard edition and the fancy pants Illumicrate edition. I honestly couldn’t tell you how excited I was to receive my copy and read it, kid in a candy shop does not even cover it. The Monster is me, and I am the Monster. King of Scars is the first book in Leigh Bardugo’s new duology set in the Grishaverse. The same universe that Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom and the original Grisha trilogy takes place in. If you haven’t read them, I recommend reading the other Grisha…

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    Empire of Storms (ToG) – Book of the Month

    You may remember me mentioning an author called Sarah J Maas previously in my Top 5 YA Fantasy series to escape reality post, well she’s got another fantastic series for you to explore: Throne of Glass. I’m currently on Empire of Storms, Book Six of the series and I love it. I’m actually re-reading the series in preparation for the final book release tomorrow, and I honestly can’t wait to finish it.

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    Six of Crows – Book of the Month

    I am so clearly in love with this book its not even funny, so much so I’ve started making fan art for it. I’d loved sharing my books with you in my Top 5 YA Fantasy books post, so I thought I’d start sharing my current reading books every month. Depending on how life is shitting all over my plans, I try reading at least one book a month. This month I’ve been obsessing over the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. You can grab yourself a copy here. Six of Crows follows Kaz Brekker, a criminal mastermind, leading a group of gang members from the Dregs on a heist.…