Summer Reading Plan

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Guess who’s back?! Gosh how I have missed my blog, reading and talking to you guys. As you know I have been on a hiatus so that I could concentrate on finishing up third year and as of the other day (16th) I am officially done with my undergraduate degree. *Cue Tears* This means this will be my first summer I can read freely without having a big reading list to get done before September. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with my life now. I guess I’ll decide after graduation but I do have a reading plan!

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard | KNEEL OR BLEED

Title: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard glass sword.jpg
Book #2 Red Queen

Synopsis

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Spoiler Free Review

Title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard red queen book cover

Synopsis

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

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Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling | Spoiler Free Book Review.

DH.jpgTitle: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
Author: J.K Rowling

Synopsis

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

 

 

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Fashion for a Slytherin – Hogwarts House Inspired Fashion Series.

Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.

Today’s post is going to be something new!
Firstly I want to clarify that this post is not sponsored or endorsed by Regal Rose or any other brand. I simply loved what I found on the website and found inspiration for a post and wanted to share!

The Story behind the post…

I was recently checking my email when I saw I had one from the Jewellery Site Regal Rose. I adore this website and regularly pour over it to check out their jewellery. The email they sent me is what struck my inspiration bug to make an appearance as it was celebrating St.Patricks Day therefore showcasing their wonderfully green items. When I saw some of them I couldn’t help but think Slytherin so I decided I wanted to do a ‘Book Look’ of sorts by doing a post on ‘Fashion for a Slytherin’.

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Lets Discuss – You read Young Adult? But you’re an adult?!

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Today’s post as you can see by the title is a Discussion post. I feel like it has been a while since I have done a discussion post and yet they are one of my favourite things to do because it gives me the opportunity to rant and it starts up conversations with you guys. I love hearing your opinions.

Today’s topic is ‘Reading YA as an Adult’.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review | Spoiler Free.

Title: Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince (Book 6 in the Harry Potter Series)
Author: J.K Rowling
Page Count: 607 pages

Synopsis: It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine…

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Favourite YA Female Book Characters

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Today I’m coming at you with my Five Favourite Female characters and the books which they are from. This post is inspired by Melissa @booknerdmomo who did a Five Recommendations Based on my Favorite Female Characters so be sure to check out her blog and her recommendations. She was very kind to give me permission to do the post on my blog too.

I’ve got to put out how weird it is to include the two spellings of Favourite/Favorite in that opening paragraph, in the UK we spell it Favourite and I’m guessing in the US it’s Favorite. Weird right?

I really wanted to do this because of course it’s recently just been International Womens Day and I love celebrating women of course but also I love seeing strong female characters and seeing which other characters other readers choose. Each of these women have touched my life in some way, I adored reading the books they are from but these characters have stuck with me and will stick with me forever. There are lessons to be learnt from the characters within our favourite books, whether it is to be never to give up, just stay strong or be yourself. We can find great comfort in the worlds they live and the words they present to us.

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Books I Want to Read in 2017…

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So as you will know from my last post, I’m drowning in university work right now. My dissertation and other essays are taking over my life but I am determined to keep posting as often as I can.

With so much university work, I haven’t been able to read for pleasure and it sucks so bad. I know you will understand the itch I have to grab a book. So I’m going to relive that itch right now by writing about the books I really want to try to read this year and for this list i’m going to be going off the books that are currently sat on my Bookshelf. The ones I bought and still haven’t read.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (SPOILER FREE Review)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo six of crows cover.jpg

Young Adult Fantasy

465 Pages

Synopsis:
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.


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