Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

How’s everyone’s Tuesday looking? Would you say it’s a…ten?

I’m really getting the hang of these Top Ten Tuesday’s and I’m loving it! Sure, it takes work, but blogs are supposed to take work!

This week’s theme is top ten books that surprised me (in a good or bad way) so I split it up into five I liked and five I didn’t like. Enjoy! Continue reading


Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab


Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages:  336 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

A bittersweet end to a beautiful duology, once again Schwab packs action and emotion into a YA series that will be missed by many.

In Our Dark Duet we’re back following our favourite monster hunter Kate and favourite monster August and see just exactly how their lives have changed since Our Savage Song. Kate is still hunting monsters, but this time in Prosperity where she’s found an underground team of vigilantes who want to fight Prosperity’s monsters but don’t know Continue reading

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


Publication: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  624 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Love and loss are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be” (Schwab 371).

There’s so much I want to say about this book. So much I can’t say because it’s new and I don’t want to spoil the magic for anyone. Continue reading

Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab


Publication: February 23th 2016
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  512 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

I’m in love with the Shades of Magic series.

I love Kell, I love Lila, I love Rhy, I love Alucard, I LOVE HOLLAND (please stop hurting him V.E. Schwab, please!), I love the world(s), I love how the book actually makes me laugh out loud (which is very rare). I love everything about this series.

What have you done to me V.E. Schwab?! Continue reading

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


Publication: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  398 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Magic, thieves, and three different London’s (well, four, but we don’t talk about that last one). These are all aspects of the world V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series, but there’s also so much more.

A Darker Shade of Magic follows Kell, one of only two people part of a dying race of magicians, the Antari, magicians who can travel to parallel universes. There’s Grey London, with little to no magic, White London, a world where magic is taken and controlled  by any violent means possible, Red London, Kell’s London, which thrives with magic, and Black London, a myth, a nightmare, a world consumed and lost to magic. Continue reading