Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas | The story of how Sarah never fails to trap my heart and CRUSH IT (no spoilers – as always!)

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You knew this review was coming.

And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.

But either way. Here’s my review!

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Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!

Title: Empire of Storms

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series

Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:   689

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Throne of Glass TV show news : My conflicting thoughts turned into incoherent psychobabble

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This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.

It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.

Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.

And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A nostalgic SCRIPT book about a rather annoying child…and I loved it!

Cursed Child

How I survived to write this, I don’t know.

I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.

While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀

Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.

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So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Cursed Child

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown UK

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays

Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)

Number of Pages: 330

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How could I NOT enjoy reading about old Scottish wars in…Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

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Oh thank goodness, it looks like I’ll manage to get this review up today after all!

I planned to write this up much earlier, but my internet decided to inconveniently stop working so I couldn’t actually write it up. Isn’t that just always the way? *sigh*

But we’re here now.

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Let’s talk about Dragonfly in Amber!

Dragonfly in Amber

Title: Dragonfly in Amber

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Arrow

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Outlander series

Number of Pages:  963

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Let’s Talk:Cursed Child hopes, Fantastic Beasts movie and general wizarding wonders!

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This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…

Harry Potter!!!

Since we’re only a mere few days away from the release of the Cursed Child book (EEEEKKKKKK!) I thought it’d only be fitting for this week’s chat to be about all things Harry Potter.

I didn’t quite know WHAT to write about, since there’s so much of the wizarding world to explore, so I did a poll on twitter…

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…and it basically showed that we can’t miss ANYTHING here today. So this will be a good old ramble about everything Harry Potter related.

Be prepared. 

I’ll warn you now: If you HAVEN’T read all the Harry Potter books, leave now. This will likely contain spoilers, and you probably won’t have a clue what’s going on with magic spells and wand properties etc etc. 

And now…

This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!

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June Wrap Up

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Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.

Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!

As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!

I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.

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May Wrap Up – Complete With Some Major Fangirl Moments

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I know this is coming nearly a week into June. I was going to write it the weekend before and have it up early, but I knew I’d finish one last book in May after this would’ve been uploaded, so I delayed the wrap up a week to include it.

Anyway, the month of May seemed to drag out considerably for me. The books I read at the start of the month feel like a lifetime ago. But I’ve had a decent reading month, and a fair few fangirl moments towards the end of the month.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

May

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May Book Haul – How Do You Manage To Accumulate Books Without Even Realizing?

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Well apparently it’s June.

May did actually drag for me. When I look back at these books, they all feel like I got them a lifetime ago. Well, apart from the last three, which I got a couple of days ago.

About that: The last three books I technically got on June 1st, BUT…I’m hoping not to buy any books in June so they’re being put into this book haul rather than be missed out.

And the title?

That’s because with this month dragging out so much for me, I managed to accumulate nine books in May without even realizing it. Probably because of a combination of me not buying all of them/ I’ve already read some of them/ and I got them over such a wide span…or so I thought.

So that’s enough rambling. Here’s the books!

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A Nerve-Wracking Cover Reveal: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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“Why nerve-wracking?” I hear you ask.

Well, when Samantha Shannon revealed the cover reveal was on it’s way, she also mentioned that THE SERIES DESIGN HAD BEEN CHANGED.

And we all know that while it’s the inside of a book that counts, we bookworms like our series covers to be matching.

And considering this is one of my favourite series, and I already have the first two books in the original covers…oooohhhh I was nervous.

But it’s here, so let’s see …

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The Things I’d Like To See More In Books, Because For Some Reason They All Magically Vanish

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Have you ever had one of those moments where you wish there was something else included in books?

Whether it be something of a magical topic, or something positively mundane, over my years of reading quite a stack of wishful thinking has built up on this topic.

So here are the top 10 things I’d like to see more of in books!

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