• Just about to head down for dinner🤤
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One things for sure, you never go hungry on a @royalcaribbeanuk cruise!😂
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There’s also a new review up of Seraph of the End Volume Twelve (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • 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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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Ideal Mash-Ups

April 24, 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: Ideal Mash-Ups

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Flame in the Mist* by Renee Ahdieh

I adore both of these novels for very different reasons but I think blending them together would create something incredible. Prior to Tower of Dawn Sarah J Maas came under flack for a lack of diversity within her novels. In fact, the only character (that I can currently think of) that was a possibly a POC was killed off. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh is set is feudal Japan, immediately, it is an incredibly diverse fantasy novel but I feel, even though I adored it, it suffered from a slight bit of insta love. It has been a while since I've read it though.. The two together I think would create an incredible balance and also I'd love to see how Chaol dealt with Okami.

I have a review for Flame in the Mist* here.

I have a review for Tower of Dawn here.

Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

When We Collided by Emery Lord

As much as I adore straight Sci-Fi I'd love to read a contemporary novel set in space. Nothing technical goes wrong, there's no murderous AI, nothing. Just a love story set in space. I have no idea why I want this but I think it'd be fab. I love the format of Illuminae, how it was told in IM's and records. It made for a really unique reading experience. Which I think would translate well into a love story set in space. When We Collided is one of my favourite novels because it's realistic in the sense of people struggle every day even though you might not be aware of it. Vivi has an issue with her mental health but doesn't let people know about it, in fact she actively attempted to hide it (from what I remember) and Jonah is dealing with the death of a close family member. However, all of the aforementioned things are handled with such sensitivity whilst still demonstrating the difficulties of both.

I have a review of Illuminae here.

 

2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

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

The Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy is without question one of my absolute favourites. It has an incredible cast of character, lore executed to the point where it could be believable and a phenomenal over arching plot. A Court of Thorns and Roses has all of this and also FAE. I MEAN FAE. A lot of why I want these characters together is to see how the dynamics of them would work. That and I think Azriel would adore Twylla. In comparison to the Throne of Glass series there's definitely a lot more diversity in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, which I greatly appreciate.

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

I have a review for The Scarecrow Queen here.

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

2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

A Darker Shade of Magic has some of the most incredible world building I have ever read. I'm so happy that we're getting another three books set in this world. One of my favourite aspects was the way the magic worked. It remained the same but the emphasis it had on the world changed depending on which London they were in at the time. Similarly, I adored how the 'magic,' for want of a better word, worked in The Bone Season. It was complex as a result of the many different kinds of Voyants there are but it enriched the world so much. Even if we never saw one kind of Voyant across the series. I mean, it's a seven book series and there are only three out so far....there's plenty of time. I'd just love for Samantha and V to work on a series together. I think it'd be phenomenal.

I have a review for The Song Rising* here.

I have a review for A Gathering of Shadows here.

I have a review for A Conjuring of Light here.

2. The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

4. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Game of Thrones is one name I consistently see on the cover of books as 'perfect for fans of' but so far I've yet to find anything that actually matches that criteria. However, when I started reading The Black Magician Trilogy I got the same feeling I did as when I read Game of Thrones. Both have worlds with a ridiculous map, both have morally grey characters and some that you just downright hate. Joffrey I'm looking at you. I'd be really interested to see how the Magic from the Black Magician Trilogy would integrate into the Game of Thrones world. So far the only magic comes from a select few people. Dany's Dragons and Melisandre. I think it could be rather fabulous.

 

What are some of your Ideal Mash-Ups?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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