• Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • 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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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Ghosts

November 26, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: Books Featuring Ghosts 

1. Glass House by Rachel Caine

There are very few books that manage to include so many supernatural creatures and still make it feel cohesive. The  Morganville Vampires series manages to do this incredibly well. A mix of alchemy, ghosts and of course vampires... Without question, one of, if not my favourite character in the series is Michael Glass. At the start of the series he's a bit of an enigma, we don't know all that much about him aside from the fact he's never around during the day...nor has he ever left the house. Quite simply, he's a ghost! Well, ish...There's a little more to it than that. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

1. Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan

Technically, Magnus Chase is a ghost. Well, he becomes one about three chapters in. But this isn't a spoiler! It's on the back of the book and the first page he ruminates on how and why he died. This remains one of the most hilarious series I've ever read and for the most part it's down to Magnus. He's incredibly sarcastic which is something I never thought I'd see in a middle grade novel but I'm so happy I have. Sarcasm and sass is my bread and butter, wonderfully this novel (and I'm hoping series) is rife with both!

You can find the Goodreads page here

3. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

In this particular novel ghosts aren't the main protagonists, instead they're a hinderance to the main character, Violet. For years she had been a reluctant participant to her mother's fake seances. She'd never believed in ghosts, not until one that had died a particularly violent death started to haunt her. It wants her to find out who killed them and stop it, because he's still on the loose. I loved Haunting Violet (admittedly it's been an awful long time since I read it) because it was the ability of communicating with ghosts that was focused on. Not the ghosts themselves. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

3. The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney

This series has featured on my blog so often that its becoming a little redundant...but I love it for a reason. Similarly to Morganville Vampires this series blends the different supernatural creatures effortlessly. The Wardstone Chronicles has an awful lot of ghosts of varying degrees of danger. Some are harmless and simply need to be sent on their way, others are violent spirits that can cause the living harm. It is the job of the Spook to deal with all these ghosts and many other different creatures besides. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

This series is phenomenal. I adore it. I met the author. Go read it. Any type of clairvoyance you can think of is prevalent in this novel...and also forbidden. To be a 'voyant' is a death sentence. One of the most common types of clairvoyants are those with the abilities to communicate/be possessed by/control spirits, these being Mediums and Guardians. A few of our main characters posses such abilities. One can allow a spirit of a painter to enter her and then she creates art as a result. It's such a unique series. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

I have a review for The Song Rising* here.

What are some of your favourite supernatural books featuring ghosts? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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