• 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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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • 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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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • 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: Hidden Gems in Your Favorite Genre

January 31, 2018

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: Hidden Gems in Your Favorite Genre

My favourite genre is definitely YA Fantasy. 

2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

More people need to read this series. It's absolutely incredible. With every book the world expands tenfold, the characters develop and the plot has you sat thinking what on earth just happened. The Sin Eater's Daughter is full of complex characters, political intrigue and the most incredible lore. I plead with you. Pick this up. 

I have a review of The Scarecrow Queen here

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I feel like this series is starting to get the hype it deserves. I've seen a few people mentioning that they're looking forward to the third instalment but it still needs more. I have never read a novel with this kind of premise, it's completely one on it's own. The characters are so intriguing and you want to look after all of them. With each novel the plot has thickened and the writing has improved, which I hadn't thought possible. I can't wait to see what Hero at the Fall brings. 

I have a review for Traitor to the Throne* here

You can find the Goodreads page here

3. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

I haven't heard anything about this book. I picked it up because I adored (and still do) The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine and decided to read as much of her work as possible. Hence, why I decided to give this a go. And I adored it. I often find that the novels with the most out there plots are the ones that get the least publicity. In this world printed books are banned. Everyone has a kind of e-reader that they can access any book they desire, but they've all been doctored to tell a specific narrative the government wants to promote. There are therefore book smugglers, which are the backbone of the blackmarket. Entire families that pass this down and they're treated almost mafia-esque. It's honestly fantastic. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

5.Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Like Ink and Bone I have never heard anyone talk about this series and I can't fathom why. It's absolutely incredible. Witches likes you've never seen before. In this world witches are known as crucibles an have the ability to change matter. The catch is they have to absorb it either by eating or another way. It's again such a unique premise and I really love how the traditional witch is twisted in this series. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

This novel had me on the edge of me seat and struggling for breath. It's so fast paced with so many twists and turns. In this novel the Kingdom of Winter had been conquered and its citizens enslaved. Their only hope is the eight remaining refugees. One of whom is Meira, a girl orphaned during Winter's defeat and the best friend she's hopelessly in love with. Who happens to be the future King of Winter. This is YA fantasy done to perfection. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

What books in your favourite genre would you consider hidden gems?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

  • Reply
    Camilla @The Reader in the Attic
    January 31, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    I read The Sin Eater’s Daughter! I wasn’t so amazed by the story but I really loved a lot of concept about the worldbuilding, especially the Sin Eater! That was so particular and I never read anything like that in other books.
    Plus there were little details about alchemy, anothere thing that I rarely find in young adult fantasy books

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      February 1, 2018 at 9:01 am

      It’s fantastic right? I loved that part too, such a unique concept. If you haven’t already carry on with the series the lore is expanded so much!

      Katie x

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