The Lies of Locke Lamora // Review

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I love a fantasy book about missing royalty and princesses and dragons and politics and wars between countries, but the fantasy books I love even more are the ones about small groups of thieves/criminals/rebels who pull off incredible heists and run rings around the people who are trying to stop them. The Lies of Locke Lamora is definitely the second type of book.

I’ve had it on my shelf since forever, and finally got around to reading it recently. If it’s on your TBR, please bump it up to the top because it’s FANTASTIC. As in one of my favourite reads of 2017 fantastic. And I’ve read some fab books this year.

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A Conjuring of Light // Review

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This book was made of pure magic.

If that’s all the reason you need to go and read it, then please do. But, if reading a book made of magic isn’t quite enough for you, then I’ll do a proper review.

Or I’ll at least try – I have no clue how I’m going to express my love for this book in words.

Let’s just say that I would give this all the stars if that was possible – five just doesn’t seem like enough!

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Home // Collabro’s new album is FANTASTIC

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COLLABRO’S NEWEST ALBUM IS OUT TODAY.

I’m only a little bit excited.

And by that, I mean super excited because I’ve been waiting for this album since they released Act Two back in 2015. And FINALLY, I’ve been able to listen to it.

What do I think of it? It’s perfect. And possibly my favourite album of the three?

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Gemina // Review

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This book was total genius. I’m struggling to find words right now because I enjoyed it so much. Genuinely, I’m just staring at a computer screen and am speechless.

I don’t think I’ve ever been so lost for words when it comes to reviewing a book.

I guess I should try and tell you something about this book though. Firstly, it’s a sequel to Illuminae, which was released last year (and which was also one of my favourite books last year). The format of Gemina is pretty similar to Illuminae: it’s full of instant messaging, journal entries, dossiers, schematics etc. Using this unique format, Gemina tells the story of Hanna and Nik, who are aboard the Heimdall Space Station when it gets invaded by a BeiTech strike team.

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This Savage Song // Review

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How on earth does V. E. Schwab do it? Seriously, I am in love with everything she writes. Yet again, she had me addicted to a book, completely unable to put it down. This time it was This Savage Song, a story of monsters and humans where monsters are humans and humans are monsters. Have I used those words too much yet?

I’ve already read a few books by Schwab, and I’m in love with her A Darker Shade of Magic series. So I’ll admit, I was kind of scared that This Savage Song wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Honestly, I shouldn’t have worried. It was fantastic.

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My Lady Jane // Review

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This is officially the best thing I’ve read all year.

Seriously, My Lady Jane has rocketed to the top of my favourites list because a.) it was so much fun, b.) it was genius retelling of history, and c.) it was about the Tudors and Lady Jane Grey! (which is pretty much my favourite period of history). It was an instant five stars from me.

Why was it so good?

Firstly, the characters were fabulous. We have multiple PoV’s in this book, and it worked so well. You know how in some books, there is literally no difference between the characters’ voices? That wasn’t an issue here. They were all so unique and I could always tell straight away who was talking.

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The Unexpected Everything // Review

If I were to pick up a book, it would usually be fantasy of some sort, or maybe a dystopian. Sometimes I even branch out to historical fiction. However, the one genre I don’t read as much is contemporary.

Well, unless it’s Morgan Matson.

I can’t get enough of the friendships, the romances, and the ridiculous amounts of fun that appear in her books. (Along with the really sad parts, and the parts which leave you screaming at the main character because they’re being an idiot).

So I had to pick up The Unexpected Everything the moment it was released, and it definitely did not disappoint. This book is possibly the best book I’ve read this year, and right now I’m wishing I had the time to reread it.

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