🔔 Jingle Bell Tag 🔔

I was in the mood for a nice Christmassy tag and I did this one around this time last year so I figured why not redo it again! See the original post HERE!

1What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree?

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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2What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

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3Which book has the most festive look to it?

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

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4What book unleashes your inner child?

Morrigan Crow reminds me so much of myself at her age I have to go with Hollow Pox by Jessica Townsend.

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5Your favourite villain…

From what I’ve read recently it would have to be Azad from Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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6Name your favourite TWO couples…

Ryann & Alexandria and Zayneb & Adam

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What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour – it’s short, impactful & this cover is beautiful!

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October Wrap Up

Didn’t read as much as I was planning to this month. It was a little stressful and I had no motivation to read for a good chunk of the month so I am pleased with what I was able to finish. I was able to get to three of my TBR vets though so I am going to count this month as a success!

The Power of Hades by Eliza Raine⭐️3/5 stars

The Passion of Hades by Eliza Raine⭐️3/5 stars

The Promise of Hades by Eliza Raine⭐️3/5 stars

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh⭐️3/5 stars

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour⭐️3/5 stars

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi⭐️3/5 stars

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas⭐️3/5 stars

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik⭐️4/5 stars

No Exit by Taylor Adams ⭐️4/5 stars

Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend⭐️4/5 stars

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Hollowpox Review

Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her.

Jupiter is definitely one of my favourite characters in this series. He is just super supportive of Morrigan and lets her express her opinions whilst also giving her boundaries. He actually listens to her and wants to know how she is feeling and always has her best interest at heart.

 Morrigan has a bit of a rebellious phase in this instalment. She has a period of self-isolation from her friends and focuses on the shadow classes and really starts to become obsessive with becoming a better Wundersmith. There were little instances, like when she tries to steal the book and gets her friend to cover up for her, or when she ruins away to become Ezra’s apprentice and ends up getting manipulated by the president. But I really appreciated how she took into account all of the advice she has been given and listens to those in authority and sees the error of her ways and apologises for the things she’s done.

The mystery surrounding the Hollowpox was interesting and again gave us more of an insight to Nevermoor and the people living there. It was a little predictable how it was created and the way the storyline progressed it seemed inevitable that the ending would turn out the way it did.

For some reason this didn’t quite keep me as engaged as the previous books in this series. I can usually get through one of these in a day or so and I ended up only getting around 20 pages in and then put it down for nearly a week. I just didn’t have that urge to pick it up and finish it until I forced myself to.

⭐️4/5 Still such a fun, action packed, entertaining read!

Anticipated Releases 2020 Update

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. These are all books that are either sequels or continuations of series that I am loving or it has a blurb that has sucked me in and I can’t wait to read it!

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh (expected publication: July 7th 2020)

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Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power (expected publication: July 7th 2020)

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townshend (expected publication: August 18th 2020)

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Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (expected publication: September 1st 2020)

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The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos (expected publication: September 8th 2020)

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (expected publication: September 29th 2020)

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (expected publication: October 6th 2020)

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Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson (expected publication: November 17th 2020)

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A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (expected publication: December 1st 2020)

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