[Book Review] A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Rating: 3/5
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Goodreads

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Continue reading

What content makes you visit a blog?

When you’re perusing your bloglovin’ or RSS feed reader: What kind of blog posts catch your eye?

For me it’s the posts with a catchy title. Sometimes it may be the image that comes with the post.

I feel like title’s are so important when it comes to blogging, the title is the first thing a reader will read of your post. If it’s something catchy, it’s more than likely the reader will want to click your post to see what you have to say.I always find myself reading posts where the title is a question, or it’s something unique.

I’ve found that I generally ignore posts that look generated, meaning posts that look like everyone posts them. Such as meme’s or reviews. Ironic since I also post reviews right?


PH 20x20 Book Reviews

I feel particularly guilty admitting this, since I also do like to review books I read.

To be honest, I only read book reviews if it’s a review of a book I’ve already read or it’s a book that I want to read. Book reviews of books that I haven’t heard of I don’t usually read, I’m just not interested in them because I know nothing about them.

I suppose this can be seen as closed-minded to books and their content, but I would rather use my time reading blog posts I’m drawn to, and I’m just not drawn to book reviews. Continue reading

How do you relax when you’re stressed?

When I get stressed, I get stressed. For some reason I go over the top, I feel so stressed that I can’t eat or focus on a single thing.

The other day I stated that I was currently reading three books at once. Which is highly unusual for me.

That’s because recently I have been so busy and stressed about things in my life that I just haven’t been able to get into the books I’ve been reading. Which prompted me to start another book, and then another book when I couldn’t concentrate on that one either.

Don’t you hate it when you can’t concentrate on anything like reading a book you thought you were dying to read because you’re so worried about something else? Do you find there are certain things that set this mindset off for you?

For me I’ve noticed there are a few things that will generally be the reason that I can’t get into my book or focus on anything else. And when it comes down to these reasons it usually has nothing to do with the book itself.

PH 20x20 Stress. Anxiety. Worry PH 20x20

Whenever I’m very stressed, anxious or worried about something I can usually never focus on reading a book or getting anything else done. I’ll try to sit down and read my book so I can escape the reasons why I’m so stressed, but they’re always there at the back of my mind, it’s like I can’t escape it until the event that is stressing me out or making me anxious is over. It’s not fair really, I can never fully relax when I get like that.

Solving this problem:

PH 20x20 Get organised PH 20x20

If I’m anxious, worried or stressed then the best way to tackle those feelings is to organise myself best as I can. Focus on the event that’s making me anxious and organise how best to handle it. For example, at the moment, one of the things I’m stressing about (Yes, there’s more than one) is moving back to London in a week. Which I am beyond excited about, but I’m also super stressed about it because there is so much to organise here at home, and then over there in London.

Luckily for me, I have a flat to live in, so that’s one less major worry.

I’ve done a few things to help lessen the stress, which are: Continue reading

[Book Review] Starglass by Phoebe North

Starglass by Phoebe North

Title: Starglass
Author: Phoebe North
Series: Starglass #1
Rating: 3/5
Genre: YA, Sci Fi Dystopia
Goodreads

Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge.

At sixteen, working a job that doesn’t interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he’s yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she’s got.

But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain’s guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship’s idyllic surface. As she’s drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime–one that will determine the fate of her people.

Continue reading

Currently Reading: A Mix of Genre’s

At the moment I just can’t seem to focus or concentrate on one book.

So I’m finding myself flipping between three books. Which actually can get a little confusing because I forget what’s just happened in any of the books I pick up and have to read a few pages back each time. Do you ever get in these moods?

In saying that, here are the three books that I’m currently reading at the moment:

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Continue reading