Evenfall by Gaja and Boris Kos

I was very kindly sent this book to review and talk about! I fell in love with the cover the first time I saw it and then when I read the blurb I couldn’t wait to receive it and read all about Ember!

This book is full of magic. From the writing style, the descriptive explanations and the incredible characters. I was blown away by the world that was weaves into my mind. I felt for Ember and the way she has never been able to stick up for herself and has always let people use her for their own purpose.

Ember – the main character is a high masters daughter who finds herself in a new land by accident and has to survive being searched for by The Crescent Prince. She meets another young girl called Ada and the adventure begins.

I won’t say much more to avoid spoiling it for you, but it is going to be part of a series so bare that in mind when you read it.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5. I really hope you give it a try and enjoy it!

The blurb :

A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name

As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior.

Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good in her power, Ember discovers something else.

An icy darkness, designed to take lives, not save them.

The only thing worse than not being able to rely on her senses—or the reality she had once believed to be true—is knowing that she cannot trust her heart. Especially as it seems to draw her to the one person in whose hands she can never fall…

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Lastly thank you Gaja! I look forward to seeing what’s next!

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Salt for Air by M.C. Frank

Hello bookworms! Today I’m bringing you exciting book news! This is the cover for M.C. Franks new book! I am so excited for this one! It looks and sounds amazing!

The blurb :

Seventeen-year-old Ellie dreams of mermen. She writes fanfiction about them and spends time in underwater kingdoms in her imagination, trying to escape the sad reality: she is an orphan. And not only that, but she’s bullied every day at school -she’s a nerd, she hates sports, she loves books and she used to be overweight. What’s not to bully?

One day, the bullies go too far. They try to drown her, but at the last minute an otherworldly creature shows up in the water. He keeps her breathing and tells her to live: “How will you be able to save anyone if you can’t even save yourself?”

She thinks it was a dream, but the emerald-eyed merman boy who rescued her appears in her school the next day. Is he really the exiled prince of an ancient kingdom that’s on the brink of utter destruction? And is he asking her to save him? Or is something far more sinister and deadly lurking in the water that surrounds her little Greek town?

When myth and reality collide, can love save their lives?

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I’m so excited for this book! It has all my favourite things in it! Greek mythology, mermaids!

Catwoman: Soulstealer

Today I ventured into my local town to collect my signed hardback edition of Catwoman by Sarah J Maas. Whilst I was there I saw the paperback version and had to get both 😂

This is the third book in the DC Icons series following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker–Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?

The highly anticipated coming-of-age story of kick-ass super hero: CATWOMAN by international bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

Are you picking it up? Have you read the others?

PS I have a giveaway over on my twitter to win a copy! 💜

July Wrap Up

Yes it’s that time! July wrap up! I can’t believe how quick this month has flown past me!

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Now this month I did really well until I got a new job and I’ve read literelly one book since 😂 so most of these were read at the beginning of the month! There was actually 12 books this month. These are just the ones I’ve kept! As if I don’t enjoy a book I’ll sell it on and make room for newer ones. I don’t have a lot of space and just don’t want to keep okay or rubbish books. So now let’s get down to the books I read this month:

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Lola and the boy next door ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed when I first read Stephanie’s other books and never got round to reading this one. So I picked it up and read it within a few days! I couldn’t put it down! I know her books (especially Anna) get a bit of stick for being problematic with cheating etc but I thoroughly love her writing and her characters. This one may have been my favourite actually.

-Shadow and Bone ★★★★★

Now I picked this up after owning it literally at least 6 months. I’ve had it on my bookshelves because it was so hyped up and I was scared to read it incase it was a let down and it wasn’t! It was a really exciting dark fantasy story and it’s probably going to end up one of my favourite series once I’ve read the rest. I adored Alina.

-ACOTAR ★★★★★

How do I talk about this book without screaming from the roof how much I adore the world. People have talked about this series pretty much every day to me on bookstagram. It’s another hyped up series that I’ve been scared to delve into incase I hated it! I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time being nervous to read it. The world, the characters, the plot – everything was spot on perfection.

– Throne of Glass ★★★★

Like the previous two books I was anxious to read this book. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other two hyped books mainly because I was reading it when I started my job and just couldn’t get through it very quickly. It took me 9! days to get through it. I did however enjoy the characters and can’t wait to see what the rest of the series brings!

– Grace and Fury ★★★★

I received this book in a June fairyloot box. Wow! It was everything I needed and I didn’t even know! It’s so dark and the twists and turns really shocked me which I’ve never found in a book before. I liked the two POV of the sisters and the two very different lives they are leading apart. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone!

-Starfish ★★★★★

I picked up this book because it was recommended to me as a good YA book featuring mental health issues. So many of the themes of this book resonated with me. Not feeling good enough for my parents. This book was an emotional read for me, not just from the way her anxiety feels so suffocatingly real but some of the subjects covered really hit home and many times did I feel ready to shed a tear. I loved watching Kiko grow, and find her voice and her courage. I want everyone to read this book, to love Kiko as much as I have and take away the many messages in this book, like the one i really loved – that beauty doesn’t come in one mould. Akemi is an incredible writer. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

My favourite read this month was Grace and Fury. I received it in June’s fairyloot box and it was amazing. I haven’t heard anyone say it was bad! can’t wait for what’s next 😍

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What was your favourite read this month?!

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Holiday reads

Hands up if you take loads of books on holiday and only read one?! 🙌🏻

I usually take about 3/4 books with me and try and read as much as possible. This weekend me and my boyfriend are going to Devon for a wedding on Saturday however there will be a lot of time for reading hopefully. Reading makes me happy. It relaxes me and takes my mind off social events which I never enjoy. I picked these 4 books to cover whatever mood I’m feeling.

Which of these have you read and what did you think of them?

Litjoy Giveaway Prize

So today I came home from work to find the most exciting bookish Mail I’ve received in a long long time! I kind of knew what it would be from the package!

A few weeks ago I won one of the best giveaways – a print from the incredible artist Gabriella Bujdoso!

The winners got to choose between a Harry Potter, To Whatever End or Grisha print and I picked this gorgeous ‘To Whatever End’ one because it’s just so stunning.

The colours used and the attention to detail blow my mind. It also came with a cool litjoy bookmark!

Just want to say thankyou to the amazing litjoy and Gabriella for her incredible art!

The Stormkeepers Island by Catherine Doyle

The amazing team at bloomsburypublishing sent me this gorgeous book to feature on my blog!

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This is the best children’s book I’ve read this year. Beautifully written, it’s incredibly well paced and it has so much heart within it. The location it’s set in and the magic intertwined with Irish mythology made the story unique and thrilling. It’s the kind of book I can imagine becoming a classic and read in school. It’s the kind of book I would have adored when I was a child!