• 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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#blog #blogger #book #bookblogger #bookish #bookreview #blogtour #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bloggersofinstagram #davidmogogodhunter #suyidaviesokingbowa
  • 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 Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Felt Betrayed By

September 8, 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 You Felt Betrayed By

Sadly, this is a topic that by nature will contain spoilers as the books that I feel most betrayed by are those that kill off my favourite characters. Yes, Mr R R Martin I'm looking at you...

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I think anyone who has read the Red Queen series will understand why this is on my list.

MAVEN. 

The hatred I felt towards him at that start of the series was nearly indescribable, I empathised with Mare so much when she found out the kind of person he was. However, as we found out more about his upbringing I did start to feel more pity than anything for him.  

I still think theres a seat in hell reserved for him...

Goodreads page here.

2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Sin Eater's Daughter made me feel very similar to Red Queen.  Betrayal really does sting. Only this time the vast majority of the characters had something to hide and/or were trying to trick Twylla, our main character. She was a little naive though, she'd been told she was the Daunen Embodied (super cool goddess incarnate) and that her touch was certain death. Yet she never questioned it. No-one wanted to be near her for fear of this and the only person who seemed to want her to be happy then betrayed her too!

Every turn of the page brought a slew of fresh anger...not to say that I didn't love the series but it definitely focuses heavily on politics and trickery.

Goodreads page here.

1. Pierce Brown

In all honesty I feel betrayed by this entire series because Pierce Brown kills characters almost as often as George R.R. Martin (don't worry he's gonna get his own section too.) Now, I wouldn't have as much of a problem with it IF I DIDN'T LIKE THEM ALL SO MUCH. In my own work I take great satisfaction in writing a death scene but why oh why did he have to kill two of my favourite characters... 

I was not okay reading this series, I feared for all my little violent and vulgar children.

That is all. 

Goodreads page here.

5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

**Trigger warning for suicide and grief in this novel**

All the Bright Places has a spot as one of my favourite books. Its also a novel that redefined the term ugly cry for me (think Kim Kardashian ugly cry and you're pretty close.) For a lot of people this probably seems like a strange pick for a book I felt betrayed by, its pretty easy to guess how the novel is going to end but I still felt heartbroken reading it. Nothing could've prepared me for what I was about to read. 

Goodreads page here.

4. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

This betrayal applies to both the books and the TV show. A Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire has to win first place not only for most character deaths but most main character deaths. Yo become attached to any character in the GOT universe is to set yourself up for ultimate heartbreak. No-one is safe.

For me personally the notable scenes that I cursed Mr. Martin were;

The Red Wedding

Jojen Reed

Hold the door

Ollie's revenge 

Those who've watched or read know exactly who Ollie is and why we hate him... 

Goodreads page here.

That's it for my Top 5 Wednesday post. 

What books/films/shows/games did you feel betrayed by? 

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x

  • Reply
    Finja
    September 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Hi dear Katie,
    Oh these sound really interesting, you can never learn enough about books!!💗
    X finja – http://www.effcaa.com

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      September 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      I completely agree. Every story has something different to offer!

      Katie x

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