• Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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  • I’m back after a semi unplanned little hiatus😂
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Halfway through my holiday I just started to enjoy the slight disconnect from socials...then I had to unpack.
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Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t travel light😂
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Anywaaay, I have returned with a review of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry...WHAT A BOOK.
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QOTD: Are you an over-packer, under-packer or just right?🙊
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Books Wrap Ups

May Wrap Up

June 13, 2019

What an amazing reading month. I think it stemmed from finally finishing my second year of University. I wanted to read all the things and read all the things I did. I had so many 5* reads and June seems to be shaping up just as well. I found a new favourite author in May too...

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

I'm always shocked when I end up really enjoying a 'classic' book. I shouldn't be at this point. It's happening more and more. Lady Audley's Secret is full of mystery, murder and scandal. At least, what was considered a scandal in the Victorian period. Lady Audley is such a complex character you spend most of the book wondering what she's capable of and if she's even aware of it herself. The plot kept me hooked and itching to carrying on reading. I loved it.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

THIS. IS. NOT. A NOVELLA. THIS. IS. BOOK. THREE.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk. Seriously though, this is vital reading for the Witchlands series. It feeds directly into the next book Bloodwitch and contains reveals for the entire series and plot going forward. It's full of not only amazing prose but diagrams, drawings and so much extra content. It reminded me of Illuminae in that way. Ryber's history was fascinating and to read that along one of the first Sightwitches Eridysi. What an increible book.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

This series has all the elements of fantasy that I adore. A huge cast of characters, a complex magic system and sprawling world. Every element is created with such care and attention across the series and when you think that the books couldn't possibly get any better...they do. This book primarily followed Aeduan, the Bloodwitch, and the most intriguing character in my opinion. His background has been a big question throughout the series and we finally got a glimpse into it in this book. All I can say omg. I need the next book.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Finale* by Stephanie Garber

Finale* by Stephanie Garber

**I was sent a copy of this in exchange for an honest review**

This was the most amazing ending to a wonderful series and I'm so sad that everything is over. However, I feel like the ending was left open enough that one day we could get more books from this world. It's the sort that never really leaves you satisfied because you will always crave more, like Pringles or jaffa cakes. This series is a tube of Pringles, one is never enough and before you know it you're up to your forearm and your hand is stuck...I think I got carried away with this metaphor. Regardless, what an atmospheric series with a captivating set of characters.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This series, and by proxy Ashley Poston, has my heart. It's equal parts adorable and heartwrenching. It emphasises how you can find not only your people in fandom but also yourself which is perhaps the hardest thing to do. Elle and Darien are two characters you tend to find yourself in the shoes of. Part of fandom that no one really knows, or assumed you know nothing about something you truly love because of who you are. It's amazing.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

I loved The Princess and the Fangirl just as much as I loved Geekerella for all the same reasons. And for the cameos characters from the previous book had in this one. It was wonderful, utterly wonderful. What I think The Princess and the Fangirl really exposed was how women playing a character are in such a precarious position. They are either adored or viciously hated and very rarely are they viewed with a benevolent indifference. It's so scary and something that should be talked about. A series of equal parts fluffy and hard hitting.

Rating:4.5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

This Stolen Life* by Jeevani Charika

This Stolen Life* by Jeevani CharikaThis Stolen Life* by Jeevani CharikaThis Stolen Life* by Jeevani Charika

**I was sent a copy of this book as part of the blog tour**

What a lovely book. It made me smile even whilst touching base on a lot of difficult topics such as displacement, Post Natal Depression and sexual assault. It was grounded but made you sit up and pay attention. I won't be forgetting this book, or it's characters who felt like such fully formed people. It felt like they could be your next door neighbour and you'd never really know.

Rating: 4.5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the books I read in May!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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