The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | A dark mystery encased in a love for books

The Shadow of the Wind

This book was a reread for me – in the form of a buddy read. Both myself and Amy @ ShoutAme felt we needed to read this book, with it being a favourite of ours, and so June brought that reread along. I was slightly paranoid that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as the original time I read it, since I couldn’t remember a thing and my tastes have changed a lot, but…well, you’ll see from this review how it went.

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Let’s dive right in!

The Shadow of the Wind

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Discovering a book all over again when rereading and loving a second time…The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season

It’s been a long time coming.

With the wait for The Song Rising – the 3rd book in this series – being so long, I knew I needed to reread this book and the second one. Admittedly, I should have started my rereads sooner, since I still need to read the 2nd book and the 3rd book is now released. But still. Here we are at last.

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Let’s dive into The Bone Season!

The Bone Season

Title: The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 1st book in the Bone Season series

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia

Number of Pages: Β 560 (this edition includes a novella)

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Let’s Talk: Can you rate a favourite book 5/5 stars if you find a problem with it?

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With me always scheduling blog posts beforehand, this one is a bit odd because the thing that inspired it was the book review coming on Friday, which you’ve obviously not seen yet.

But, the topic is all about how we rate our favourite books. Because really…

Can we rate our favourite books 5/5 stars if we find a problem in them?

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Not Daring To Trust Anyone In The Creeper Man By Dawn Kurtagich

The creeper man

*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

How happy I am to finally be writing this review!

Ever since reading The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, I’ve been obsessed. I talk about it all the time. If you have me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Dawn offered to send me an ARC to review of her new book, The Creeper Man! πŸ˜€

Seriously, I ran downstairs and started jumping up and down practically screaming at my dad in incoherent nonsense.

So let’s talk about The Creeper Man!

(though maybe you don’t want to…talking about him can summon terrible things…DUN DUN DUNNNNN)

The Creeper Man

Title: The Creeper Man (UK) / And The Trees Crept In (US)

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Publisher: Indigo/Orion (this edition)

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages: Β 371

Release date: July 14th 2016 (UK)Β / September 6th 2016 (US)

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Wanting To Find The End In Isla And The Happily Ever After By Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the happily ever after

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I did it! I finished the series!

It only took me two years and a reread. But still.

So instead of rambling on, it’s about time this review made its appearance on my blog.

Let’s talk about Isla and the Happily Ever After!

Isla and the happily ever after

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages: Β 375

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Falling In Love With Anna And The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins All Over Again (A Reread)

anna and the french kiss

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This was a REREAD for me!

I’m on a mission to finally continue this series! And that meant I needed to reread the first book, since I read it I think over two years ago and could hardly remember anything that happened. I know I didn’t HAVE to, since each book follows a different character, but I wanted to sort of kickstart my interest again. So the reread happened πŸ˜€

Let’s talk about Anna and the French Kiss!

Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Series Status: The 1st book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages: Β 401

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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 Stages Of Loving A Book – The Emotional Turmoil We All Seem To Go Through

stages of loving a book

We all know the process.

Those books you can feel yourself falling in love with, page by page.

Well, I’ve decided to write my own process down. Some of you might be able to relate, some of you might have different stages. But this is what goes through my mind when the inevitable happens, and I gradually start to become obsessed with the next book on my shelf.

So here are the stages of loving book!

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A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

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My life is just overtaken by Victoria Schwab lately. Early February I reread A Darker Shade of Magic, while eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book. The cover reveal of This Savage Song was yesterday. And now I’ve finished this beauty of a book, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

So let’s talk about A Gathering of Shadows!

A Gathering of Shadows

Title: A Gathering of Shadows

Author: VE Schwab (otherwise known as Victoria Schwab)

Publisher: Titan Books

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Shades of Magic series

Number of Pages: 508

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me before you

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I feel like everyone is reading this book lately thanks to the movie trailer being released, and while I don’t usually like contemporary books, I had to jump on the bandwagon with this one. I watched the trailer more times than I cared to admit, so I ordered the book as soon as I could and dove into it the very same day it arrived at my door.

So let’s talk about Me Before You!

Me Before You

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin

Series Status: The 1st book in a duology

Number of Pages: 481

My Rating: 5/5 stars!

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