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Mini Reviews #2

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This post is going to be another couple of mini reviews, even though I only did the first one recently. Hope you enjoy!


The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim Publisher/Year: July 23rd 2014 Text Publishing Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Text Publishing!) Rating: 3 stars out of 5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
I had heard a couple of things about Rebecca's popular series, Mercy, so I decided to try this one out. This book was good, but it didn't have anything special that made me connect to it in any way. I enjoyed the whole astrology aspect of it, but I found Avicenna and Simon's relationship to be quite confusing. It might just be me, but I honestly didn't really know why they got together all of a sudden after disliking each other for so long. Sadly this book was only okay.

Ghosts of Shanghai by Julian Sedgwick
Publisher/Year: July 2nd 2015 Hodder Children's
Series: Ghos…

Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Scariest Book Covers.


1. Asylum by Madeline Roux
To be honest, all the covers in this series are terrifying, not just this one.
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I remember this book really creeping me out when I read this for the first time.
3. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
My edition of this wasn't nearly as creepy as the first one on goodreads.
4. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
I think this cover might actually be scarier than the first one because you get to see Anna's face.
5. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
There's something about the desk on this cover that is really creepy.
6. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
This is the scariest book cover I have ever seen.
7. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
I don't really know what the creature is on the front of this book, but it's creepy.
8. Full Dark, No Stars b…

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue by Iain Reading: Book review and excerpt

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Publisher/Year: April 19th 2013 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Genre: YA Adventure/Mystery Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #3 Pages: 211 Source/Format: Paperback | Publisher (Thanks Book Publicity Services and Iain!) Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off on an epic flight around the world and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik where she finds herself immersed in a beautiful alien world of volcanoes, Vikings, elves and trolls. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure that sweeps her across a rugged landscape where humans and nature exist side-by-side in an uneasy truce and magical realms seem to lie just out of sight beneath the surface.
My review
This is the first Kitty Hawk book I've read that is set outside…

Top Ten Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me.


1. A new book from Erin Morgenstern
You guys know how much I love The Night Circus, but Erin hasn't come out with anything since, and I NEED more of her beautiful writing.
2. For The Raven King to come out sooner
I just can't wait until February. It's too long.
3. Perfect book-to-movie adaptations
It feels like they're turning every YA book into a film nowadays, and most of them aren't that great.
4. A room just for my books
I want to have a room filled floor-to-ceiling with bookcases and books.
5. Meet J.K. Rowling
I think my life would be made if I ever got to meet J.K.
6. Own a first-edition classic
I've really started getting into buying second-hand classics, but nothing as special as this.
7. For all my favourite characters to come to life
I can't pick just one, I want them all!
8. To be able to bu…

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost by Iain Reading: Book review and excerpt

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Publisher/Year: September 11th 2013 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Genre: YA Adventure/Mystery Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2 Pages: 237 Source/Format: Paperback | Publisher (Thanks Book Publicity Services and Iain!) Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second instalment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty's journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the r…

Top Ten Author Duos I'd Love To See Write A Book Together

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Author Duos I'd Love To See Write A Book Together.


1. Jenny Han and Rainbow Rowell
I read my first book from both of these authors quite recently, and loved them.
2. Robyn Schneider and Leila Sales
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts and This Song Will Save Your Life both felt quite similar to me and I think together the authors would create something beautiful.
3. Holly Black and Maggie Stiefvater
Both authors do world-building so well, and just write amazing paranormal books.
4. Adi Alsaid and Nina LaCour
I've read one book from each author, and they were both about roadtrips, which I loved. I think they could write about another classic contemporary theme together.
5. Morgan Matson and Gayle Forman
I think these two would work well together, with Matson bringing the friendship and Forman bringing the romance.
6. Cassandra Clare and Rachel Caine
These authors are both re…

Stacking The Shelves [9]

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual, buying or borrowing. This meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and I'm excited to continue partaking in it!


Bought:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
I managed to find these three for £5 in TK Maxx of all places! What did you guys buy this week?
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Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine: Book review

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Publisher/Year: July 2nd 2015 HarperCollins Children's Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 256 Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/HarperCollins!) Rating: 4 stars out of 5


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
Iris' father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames.
Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas. There are things he wants Iris to know after he's gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light.
My review
I didn't know too much about this book going into it, as that's the way I like it. I had, however, heard a couple of good things about it, so I had quite high expectations, which were definitel…