• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • 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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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Magic Systems

October 3, 2018
Top 5 Wednesday
Top 5 Wednesday

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: Favourite Magic Systems 

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Okay so admittedly there isn't a great deal of 'magic' in the first book of the ACOTAR series buuuut a fae male that can turn into a taloned beast is pretty damn cool. Then it gets even better in ACOMAF... not only because we have Rhys. I adored how his power was described and also the Illyrian Warriors. They don't have magic per se as far as I understand, it's more like a power. One that can only be contained and manipulated via these little Siphons. For reference Rhys can't utilise them as his power overloads them, most Illyrian's wear one...Cassian and Azriel wear around six each if I'm remembering correctly... It's such a vast and interesting world with multiple magic systems that all link seamlessly.

I have a review for A Court of Wings and Ruin here.

I have a review for A Court of Frost and Starlight here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I profess my love for this book and plug it at every opportunity because it's simply that fantastic. Aside from the obvious and heartbreaking message in this novel, the construction of the magic system is second to none. It's so incredibly well fleshed out and my little symbol/map loving heart can't stop squealing over the different Maji tribe emblems. Every single kind of magic has their own symbol, name and also nickname. YES TO ALL THE DETAIL. I also adored how there wasn't just elemental magic, even though I love it. I feel like it's something that we see again and again. COBAB had so many different kinds of magic, life, death, disease, spiritual and more. I'm excited to see how it's developed in the next novel.

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

There's something that never fails to make me happy in how often fantasy and YA fantasy novels pass on types of magic via inheritance. The concept of houses, families any really anything of that ilk immediately makes me want to read more. Red Queen does this wonderfully. Every silver house has an ability of some kind, one that is passed down through generations. House Calore has fire, House Samos can manipulate metal etc. Similarly, to Children of Blood and Bone each vacation of magic has a name. Magnetrons, Burners, Silks, Whisperers and so on. Then we have the new bloods. The anomalies. The ones who shouldn't have magic but do and in a very different way to the Silvers.

I have a review of Kings Cage here.

I have a review of Warstorm* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This one is a little different. I adored this book, and the sequel of this series when I read them. There's something so pure about the folklore magic mentioned within the books. It's very rooted in nature and the elements. At point I actually felt cold reading this novel. Set in medieval Russia this draws on the tale of Vasilisa the Brave (or beautiful depending on which version you go with) who has an affinity with the little spirits and daemons that roam about her home and village. It's such a beautiful story both in setting, plot and also the writing. A lovely one for this time of year too.

I have a review of The Bear and the Nightingale here.

I have a review of The Girl in the Tower here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

Haven't I fangirled enough about this series on here? No? I agree. More is needed. V.E Schwab did something special with the Shades of Magic world. She created parallels of the same place, each with varying degrees of magic and their own perceptions of it. And she made it believable. I sat reading this trilogy nodding along like OF COURSE THE THAMES IS RED, YES THE KING\QUEEN MUST BE CHOSEN BY A DUEL. It works so very well. What I loved in particular , however, were the Antari. The travellers who could visit the different Londons. I want to be one...so very bad.

I have a review for A Gathering of Shadows here.

I have a review for A Conjuring of Light here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What are some of your favourite magic systems

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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