A Thousand Perfect Notes Review

Monday, 23 April 2018

Rating: 5/5
Source: Netgalley

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?


Friday, 20 April 2018

I'm writing this post on the Monday following one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. Saturday the 14th of April was YA Shot, a YA book event with author panels, signings and basically a mass Twitter meet up. This was my first time attending YA Shot so I wasn't really sure what to expect other than lots of hugs and a lot of emotions. It was an amazing day and I hope you enjoy this blog post/diary entry/photo book type thing. 

Cue my ramblings!

Wildest Dreams - April Hocus Pocus Unboxing

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

If you haven't received your Wildest Dreams box yet then turn away now because this post will be full of spoilers and I promise you don't want this box spoiled, it is FANTASTIC. If you aren't a subscriber, (why not? There'll be a discount code at the end of this post for you to make use of) if you've had your box already or just don't care about spoilers, enjoy! 

Onto the post ~

State of Sorrow Review

Monday, 9 April 2018

Rating: 5/5
Source: Waterstones

Sorrow - for that is all she brings us.

A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.

By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she's loved since childhood. But one ghost won't stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she's willing to go to win...

Wildest Dreams - Family Ties March Unboxing

Friday, 6 April 2018

Good morning my loves! Today I have another Wildest Dreams unboxing for you because I'm getting around to catching up on all the things I missed while on accidental hiatus. This is the March's Family Ties box and I say this every time but THIS BOX WAS SO GOOD. I can't wait to share my unboxing photos with you, so without anymore rambling - onto the post!


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hello friends! Today I am sharing my experience at the Northern YA Literary Festival! I'm sure you've seen a lot of photos and blog posts already but I had such a good time at the event that I couldn't not do a write up. 

The Smoke Thieves Review

Monday, 2 April 2018

Rating: 5/5
Source: Proof curtesy of Penguin

A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. 

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize? 

Q&A With Holly Black - The Northern YA Literary Festival

Friday, 16 March 2018

You may remember last month I had Anna Day on my blog in association with The Northern YA Literary Festival, well today I am hosting another Queen and that is Holly Black, author of The Cruel Prince. Her latest novel was released in January and you can read my full review here but to save you time, The Cruel Prince is amazing. 

This post was made possible by The Northern YA Literary Festival which will be taking place next week in Preston on the 24th. More information about the event will be at the end of the post so make sure you read to the end! 

Here we go!

Opinions on opinions in book blogging

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The other day I saw a lot of hate on Twitter for a book series that I really love and for a minute I actually considered not sharing my love because of the sheer number of people I knew I would be going against.

I thought, there must be a blog post in there somewhere, so I put out a Tweet asking for other peoples opinions and within five minutes I got a lot of responses.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play Review

Monday, 5 March 2018

January 2017, I finally got tickets to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I'd already read the script half a dozen times but I was so excited that I'd finally get to see it as it was meant to be, live on the stage.. In a years time. 

Fast forward to February 28th 2018, I could hardly contain how excited I was. I'm sure everyone in the UK can sympathise with how bad the weather was last week, I was so delayed getting my train that I ended up missing the first half hour of the play. The staff were great and got us in to watch on a screen in the bar so we wouldn't miss anymore, and we took our seats after intermission. This post will contain spoilers but I have deliberately not gone into detail about the plot/villain, only characters and scenes. I hope you enjoy!

The Truth About Alice Review

Friday, 2 March 2018

By: Jennifer Mathieu 
Rating: 4/5
Source: Netgalley

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?

It's true. Ask ANYBODY.

Book Box Club - Into Dystopia February Unboxing

Monday, 26 February 2018

Today is a very exciting day because I am unboxing my very first Book Box Club package. I have 
admired from afar for basically a year now but it was last month when I saw that the theme for February was Into Dystopia, I had to buy it. Divergent, The Hunger Games... It's what I live for. 

So without going on too much, lets get into the 

Love, Simon Film Review

Friday, 23 February 2018

Why is straight the default?

On Monday I got to see one of my most anticipated films of the year; Love, Simon. I wouldn't normally review a film on this blog but since it's an adaptation of one of my favourite books, I couldn't not. After reading Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda last year I have been absolutely obsessed with Becky Albertalli's work. Simon, Blue, Leah, Abby, Nick -they all feel like my friends at this point. When I found out there was going to be a film my heart could hardly take the joy.

So please read on if you want to get hyped with with me!

BLOG TOUR: The Devil's Poetry Review

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.

Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book, it seems an easy solution - too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as the paranormal Cadaveri.

Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And
they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?
Dare she read this book? What’s the price - and who pays it?

Wildest Dreams - Truth and Lies February Unboxing

Monday, 19 February 2018

Hello everyone! Today we have another Wildest Dreams unboxing. As always this post will be full of spoilers so if you are reading this before you have opened your own box then I recommend leaving now and coming back later. If you didn't order yourself a box and now need to see if you missed out (spoiler: you did sorry) then keep on reading! 

The theme of this box was Truth and Lies, so lets see what we got this month. 

The Bachelorette - Boys of YA 2

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

So as it's Valentines Day and I'm still a singleton, I thought I would write a post about the only men in my life - some more YA boys. I did a post like this a while ago on Zoe's blog (check that out here) and thought I'd do a part two here on my blog!

This time instead of giving you a dating sheet I have done the pros and cons of dating each suitor, I suppose this post will contain spoilers if you haven't read the books associated with the character, and you don't like spoilers, then maybe skip over them.


Q&A With Anna Day - The Northern YA Literary Festival

Monday, 12 February 2018

Today I have a very exciting post because I have the fabulous Anna Day on my blog and if you don't know her then you're about to get to know her very well! Anna is the genius behind The Fandom which was released in January, and is beyond amazing -you can check out my full review here

This post was made possible by The Northern YA Literary Festival which will be taking place March 24th and The Northern Book Bloggers (featured in the above photo) will be taking over... More information about the event will be at the end of the post so make sure you read to the end! 

Here we go!

Second Best Friend Review

Monday, 5 February 2018

Rating: 5/5
Source: Amazon

Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky. 

So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of her school’s General Election only to find herself standing against Becky, Jade sees it as a chance to prove herself. If there’s one thing she can win, it’s this election – even if it means losing her best friend.

Wildest Dreams - Into The Jungle January Unboxing

Friday, 26 January 2018

It's that time again! By now I hope that everyone has received their Wildest Dreams box and if you haven't opened it yet I recommend you look away now because this box is going to be full of spoilers.

What blogging means to me - UKYABA nomination

Monday, 22 January 2018

Hello everyone, bit of a soppy post coming today so I hope you don't mind! This post is part big thank you and part link drop, I thought the best way to share my blog in an awards nomination post is to share my journey. So here it is. 

The Cruel Prince Review

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Rating: 5/5
Source: Waterstones

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself. 

Bookshelf Tour

Friday, 12 January 2018

Welcome welcome to my bookshelves! Disclaimer - I own a lot of books that unfortunately have to live under my bed, so I will not be showing those because it isn't dignified or cute. I also fill my shelves with non-booky things in the places that books don't fit, I hope you'll enjoy seeing those too! 

To the post!

Everless Review

Monday, 8 January 2018

Rating: 5/5
By: Sara Holland 
Source: Waterstones

In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.

Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself. 

The Fandom Review

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Rating: 5/5
By Anna Day
Source: ARC from YALC

Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.

They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands.

Launching My Own Etsy shop (1 Year Blogiversary)

Monday, 1 January 2018

So has you probably saw, yesterday I suddenly dropped the news that I'm opening my own candle store called Taken Moons. I only told a couple of people and my family so for everyone else, surprise!

Since it was quite out of the blue, I thought I would put together a little post to give you all of the information you might need. The support yesterday was really amazing and I couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you.
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