As most of you will know by now, I had extra motivation to read A Court of Thorns and Roses because I was lucky enough to have my copy signed by the author herself back in May. It also helped that I was already familiar with the writing style and had really enjoyed Throne of Glass earlier this year. Then there was the beautiful bright red cover with its eye catching design, all of which culminated in me giving in to temptation and picking this book up. Continue reading
… in which our plucky young heroine experiences her first ever book signing and waits in a pretty long queue to meet an amazing author with the same name as herself!
Monday 25th May was a very exciting day for me because I was invited by Bee and Maddie to attend a book signing with them for none other than Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series! Sarah was promoting the release of her new novel A Court of Thorns and Roses at our local Waterstones book shop and as someone who has never been to a signing before this was such a huge deal! The event took place from 4 – 6 pm that afternoon and omigod I was so excited you have no idea! Here’s what happened… Continue reading
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was a seven-part British historical fantasy drama series adapted from Susanna Clarke’s best-selling novel of the same name. It is set during the Napoleonic wars at the beginning of the 19th century and presents an alternative history of the period where magic is widely acknowledged but rarely practiced. I do like my entertainment to be an escape from reality – a diversion, because I already know what reality feels like! I want to experience the impossible. And I LOVED this series! This is all my way of saying that the show was suitably magical, a touch weird, and proof that style and substance don’t necessarily have to be exclusive. Continue reading
Hello lovely readers!
Thank you so much to everyone for visiting my blog and liking my posts despite my absence! May and June were rather hectic months for me as I was revising for exams, taking said exams and trying to prepare for life after the aforementioned exams. As a result my posting has been somewhat sporadic as of late, as you may have noticed…
Over the next few weeks I’m off on holiday not once but TWICE; once with Bee and Maddie and their family to Devon and once with my parents (+ Bee and Maddie again!) to Norfolk. This means posts will continue to be less regular than normal because of a possible lack of internet connection and less time in general to write. Of course that won’t stop me reading, but I shan’t really be keeping to a schedule.
So, I just wanted to say thanks for your continued support – and indeed your patience – while I’ve been on a small hiatus. I look forward to returning soon with plenty more reviews, as well as other content I’m very excited to share with you! Have a great summer guys!
Love Sarah xxx
I genuinely feel so guilty about having put off reading Allegiant. I think I’m probably one of the last people ever to have read this novel which is bad considering I powered through Divergent in one sitting. But in my defence it is a hefty sized book so I needed time to commit to it and with exams over the opportunity finally arose. Now I’m not saying I didn’t like the conclusion to Veronica Roth’s trilogy but I couldn’t help feeling let down by some elements of the story.
On the off chance that you still haven’t read this book and have miraculously managed to remain unspoiled I will warn you now that this review contains huge spoilers, so best check back later if that’s something you want to avoid. Continue reading