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BOOK REVIEW - A Court of Mist and Fury (Sarah J Maas)

Today I'm doing a follow up review for A Court of Thorns and Roses! (You read my review, right? find it here!) Now, as you know, I was FURIOUS with Sarah J Maas for the way she ended ACOTAR, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on A Court of Mist and Fury to see how it all went down. Now, let me tell you something. A Court of Mist and Fury might just been a game changer for the YA genre. I know, right? bold claim - but this book? Just... wow. ****SPOILER ALERT! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!**** ACOMAF opens pretty much where we left off in ACOTAR, with Feyre and Tamlin returned to the Spring Court after the defeat of Amarantha. Feyre is waking from a nightmare, and straight away, the tone of the bo

Shout out to WATTPAD!

I recently took the TRINITY TRILOGY down from Wattpad, and it was such a sad moment that I felt the need to eulogise the company who have done so much for me! I joined Wattpad way back in October 2013, and I can't remember how I discovered it but, looking back, it was probably one of the best things I've done for my writing. Wattpad is an amazing community, filled with amazing people. It's given me goals to work to, has helped with my confidence, and has actually taught me to shape and refine my work so much better. (I find I can see the 'empty' scenes more clearly when I know someone is going to give their time to read them!) It's a fantastic way to make friends with similar interests. I di

BOOK REVIEW - A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J Maas)

Have you ever read a book that resonated with you so much you wish you'd been the one to write it? That's what happened with the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy. I was a little late to the party on this one. I bought ACOTAR because I found it on a list of beauty and the beast re-tellings on Goodreads (I'm a sucker for those!) but I have to admit, it sat on my bookcase for a long time before I picked it up. But when I did, I didn't put it down until I'd finished it - then promptly ordered the other two. *Spoilers ahead. Don't say I didn't warn you!* I'll admit - It wasn't love at first chapter. I struggled to relate to the quiet, ruthless Feyre, despite realising early on that she was that

Books that changed my life

I've always been a BIG reader. I was the child who would read the back of the cereal box at breakfast, who got punished by being sent to her room without her book whenever I misbehaved, who had more books than friends in high school, and who, to this day, finds herself reciting licence-plate numbers in her head as she drives to work. Books are my go-to when I'm stressed, sad, angry, tired. When the real world gets too much for me to deal with, and I need to hide, to decompress, to wind down. My need to collect them borders on obsessive, and the shelves in my home office groan under the weight of all those new worlds, friends, and journeys for me to discover - because there is nothing more co