Blog Award: One Lovely Blogger

Thanks so much to Georgia-Rae @ ShutterPug for nominating me for this!

I was actually nominated way back at the beginning of August, but because of being away haven’t seen it until just this week, so sorry for the delay!

This award is shared with those bloggers in the community who we think are, well, lovely! There are so many of you out there, so EVERYONE should get this award!


So, the rules of being nominated for this award are as follows:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at most 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award.

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I’ve just got back from singing on a ship for 6 weeks!
  2. I had a cold in the penultimate week of said crusade, which has left me with a cough that I’ll probably have for another 2 weeks at least… such is my immune system.
  3. I’ve just broken through a 2 month long reading slump. It was agony…
  4. When I’m not singing I work in a bookshop in London. It’s a dream.
  5. I studied Musical Theatre at a top drama school for 3 years and lived to tell the tale!
  6. Velaris is currently my favourite fictional place, up there next to Hogwarts, obviously.
  7. I have one of the SCC Luna Lovegood with glasses Funko’s on it’s way to me in the post AND I’M SERIOUSLY NERD EXCITED!!!

Turns out I’m rubbish at writing facts…

See if you guys fare any better!

I nominate the following bloggers:

DelphineTheBabbler

ReadingThroughInfinity

ABookishPeach

ItsLuAgain

BookwormWhoLived

Sorry if you’ve already been tagged, don’t feel like you have to do it again! Feel free to leave your post links below though so I can check them out.


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Review: Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

34397653Synopsis: Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.


Disclaimer: This review probably isn’t going to be very coherent…

Schwab, you did it again. You took my soul and crushed it in your palms with your incredible words…

This was SO good. Like, SOOOO GOOD.

I devoured This Savage Song (see my review here), and the same went for the sequel.

When I went to see what I wrote on Goodreads about this, this is what I found…

“I’m a mess. It hurts. Review will come tomorrow when I’m emotionally stable.”

Needless to say the review didn’t come “tomorrow”, nor the day after, or the day after that… I guess I’ll never be emotionally stable enough to process the trauma that this book put me through!

And I can’t really say much else about it because of my serious no spoiler policy. You just have to take my word for it when I say that you NEED to read this.

If you love Schwab already from A Darker Shade of Magic, great, but read this.

If you haven’t read any of her stuff before, READ THIS.

Schwab’s writing just goes from strength to strength, and everything of hers that I read just seems to get better and better! Is there any stopping this woman?

I’m sad that there will be no more to read of August and Kate. That ending just ripped my heart out and let’s just say, thank god I was at home when I read it.

The Monsters of Verity has officially become my favourite duology.

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View Our Dark Duet on Goodreads

Back On Land at Long Last…

Hello everyone!

I apologise for my absence over the past 2 months; I’ve been performing on a ship doing pantomime and solo signing. But I’m back! Wooooo!

I had a great time and made wonderful memories, but boy am I glad to be back!

I’ve missed this lovely book community.

So, I want to say first off, that I had planned for some blog posts to go live whilst I was away, however, silly me forgot to schedule them… so sorry if it seemed as though I had literally fallen off the face of the earth!

Becuase of this, my reviews for books that I read before I went away will be going up over the course of this week.

I also feel like I’ve missed out on so many great new releases, so please shout out some awesome books that I simply MUST read down in the comments below, because I seriously hate to miss out!

I’m so happy to be back, and guess what guys..? It’s Christmas soon!

My Instagram is starting to get the autumnal vibes…

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Back to books… What have I been reading whilst I’ve been away?

In all honesty, I’ve been in a bit of a slump until just recently, and haven’t read much at all over the past couple of months in comparison to what I had wanted to.

These are the books I’ve read:

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Salt to The Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Currently Reading: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

I am absolutely LOVING Empire of Storms! But I just know that it’s going to break by heart… thankfully I have Tower of Dawn ready to go as soon as I finish it to deepen the wound even more…

Let me know what you guys have been reading, I’d love to know!