BOOK REVIEW: Flameout, by Keri Arthur

Flameout is the third book in the Souls of Fire series and it’s just as fast-paced and high impact as the first two books. My love for Keri Arthur’s work just keeps growing. Flameout follows Emberly, a Phoenix living with her fated mate in Melbourne, as she falls further down the psychotic rabbit hole of Melbourne’s changing status quo. PIT’s manpower is spread thin between struggling to control the outbreak of

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BOOK REVIEW: Deja Who, by MaryJanice Davidson

There’s something about Deja Who that I could easily connect to watching a four-car pile-up; you know you should stop watching (or in this case reading) but you just can’t turn away. Now I’m going to preface this review with a disclaimer: I used to love MaryJanice Davidson. In the beginning, I loved Betsy and, despite what some reviewers say about Fred being a carbon copy of Betsy, I loved Fred.

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My Favourite Reads of 2017

This month I bit the bullet and finally filmed and uploaded a video to Booktube. In my second video, I talked about my 2017 favourite reads and explained some of my reasons – as best I could considering I hadn’t written up my thoughts. In this video, I talk about the following books: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne (New Adult Contemporary) Blood Kissed, by Keri Arthur (Urban Fantasy) Wardrobe

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BOOK REVIEW: Practical Magic, By Alice Hoffman

As I’m sure is the case for many, I grew up loving the film adaptation of Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman. It only occurred to me late last year that I really should read the book. My drive to do so stemmed entirely from the release of The Rules of Magic, which is the prologue to Practical Magic.  I wish I could say I was wowed and fell in love with the characters

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2018 Reading Goals

2018 has well and truly started and I finally got around to setting some reading goals for the year ahead. Whether or not they stick is an entirely different matter, however. GOODREADS GOAL Every year I set my Goodreads goal and it’s unusual for me to exceed it by very many books. Last year, I set my goal for 45 books and exceed it by 27 books. Now I partly

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#TBRChallenge: Short Reads January

It’s Short Reads Month! In 2018, I am participating in the TBR Challenge, hosted by Wendy at The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The goal of the TBR Challenge is rather self-explanatory, read one book a month from the TBR pile. To participate, you just have to be on social media and use #TBRChallenge, particularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (today). Each month has been assigned an optional theme. January’s theme is We

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BOOK REVIEW: Firstlife by Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter’s world-building in ‘Firstlife‘ is exquisite. Two sides of the afterlife, or Secondlife, light and dark warring with each other for control. Showalter succeeded in cementing the traits of each side, making them both outwardly appealing to the reader at first. ‘Firstlife’ is the story of Ten, a young girl who refuses to be forced to make her choice for Secondlife for other people. The grandeur of her parents

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BOOK REVIEW: Boys by Ella Hickson

‘Boys’ by Ella Hickson is about accepting change and taking the next step in life. Boys uses a cast of characters graduating (some of them) from university and sets it in their final week of flat sharing. The play explores the grey area between childhood and adulthood and the uncertainties they face. The four new graduates choose to celebrate their impending adulthood with the party to end it all. Tongues loosen

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BOOK REVIEW: Star Witch by Helen Harper

Star Witch is the second book in Helen Harper’s The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series. Still confused and missing her ex-partner Raphael Winter, when the Order asks her to travel to the Scottish Highlands with him and spy on her favourite TV show, Enchantment, Ivy jumps at the chance. Excellent Character Development & World Building This book continued to build on the Lazy Girl world of Magic and their

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BOOK REVIEW: Grave Visions by Kalayna Price

Grave Visions is the fourth book in the Alex Craft urban fantasy series. Originally published in 2010, I discovered this series in September 2016 and knew straight away that I would love it. Recap If you haven’t heard of Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series then here’s a quick recap: Alex Craft is a private investigator and consultant for the police with a twist: she can speak to the dead. Not

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