• All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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  • After a lovely little night out eating lots of cheese, drinking and even ending up in a pub quiz I’m now I’m my lazy clothes having laptop time💕
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Alllll the prep is being done for before I go on holiday😂
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There’s a new review up of Norroway Volume One (Link in my bio✌🏻)
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’ve spent most of my night binge watching Titans. I think I’ve found a new favourite show😍
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It’s everything I love about the Titans but soooo much darker!
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There’s also a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I didn’t think I could get so emotional over a children’s book😂
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Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Twisted Tree* by Rachel Burge

January 12, 2019

Firstly, a huge thank-you to Hot Key Books for sending this amazing book over. It arrived a few days later than I expected so this review should've gone up yesterday...better late than never. The book was certainly worth the wait.

I adored this book. I read it in an evening and didn't know what to do when I'd finished it.

The Twisted Tree is wonderfully creepy whilst still somehow remaining warm and homey. Set in a Norwegian Island called Skjebne, a place that had been a home away from home for Martha. That is until she's returned after loosing the sight in one of her eyes, only to find the one person that understood her isn't there anymore. Instead, she meets a boy called Stig who isn't exactly the most normal of guys...but that's what draws Martha to him.

This book is full of Norse Myth, folklore and tales....my favourite things. They're woven into this story effortlessly making it even more mystical. I thought I knew Norse Myth but this novel taught me so much more, and left me wanting to find out more. I'd never heard about the Norns, didn't know why Odin was one eyed and so many other things.

The plot in general was so captivating. A snowy island was the perfect place to set such a surprisingly dark story. I hadn't anticipated just how bleak this would become but my god it was incredible. There was one particular moment where I audibly shouted and had to flick forward to check and see what happened. I've never had to do that with a book before but I was so scared. When a book makes me feel like that, I know it's a new favourite.

INFO

Name: The Twisted Tree

Author(s): Rachel Burge

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Pages: 242

ISBN: 978-1-4714-0776-5

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you read The Twisted Tree?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    Jessica at Booked J
    January 12, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    THAT COVER??? Swoon. It is everything. And it sounds brilliant. I’m stoked to look into this one some more.

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 13, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Honestly, the book is as beautiful inside as it is outside! Highly highly recommend.

      Katie x

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