Something Good That Happened Today #1

When I let my dog in today she walked straight up to me and pressed her head against my legs until I patted her, and wouldn’t let me leave until she was satisfied that I loved her enough.


Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Maybe one day I’ll learn to not read books that will cause me this much emotional pain.

Five hundred years ago, war raged across the land between humans and faeries. A Treaty was signed which would ensure that humans and faeries would forever be separated by a wall lest they ever try to battle each other again. Feyre, a young human girl who hunts game for her family’s survival, kills a faerie in the form of a wolf and is later met by another beast. He offers her a choice: either he will kill her for taking the life of his friend or come with him and spend the rest of her life in Prythian, the faerie realm. When she arrives at the Spring Court she enters a world where she is hunted by faeries and protected by the High Lord of Spring. She must face down a powerful Fae queen and conquer her own fears as well. Continue reading “Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses.”

Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

I cannot even begin to explain how awesome this book is. BUT I’m going to do my best because you guys seriously need to know.

Cinder is a cyborg and she has no memory of her life before her surgery. In the Eastern Commonwealth, cyborgs are treated as the properly of their guardians regardless of their human sentience and Cinder is no different. When the gorgeous and kind Prince Kaito, only son of the fatally ill Emperor Rikan, shows up at her market booth with a broken android he says needs to be repaired immediately because of the information it contains, her world is turned upside down. She is thrust into a world of politics and secrecy, forced to keep what she is hidden even when she feels as if it has been hidden from herself. Continue reading “Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)”

Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest.

I cannot even begin to explain just how much I loved this book. My friends have been nagging me for ages to read it and now that I finally have I regret waiting so long.

The people of Fairfold are used to strange things happening. They all know about the faeries that live in the woods surrounding their town, but none of them really know their true nature. To make a deal with the faeries is to open yourself up to be deceived, but their bargains always seem fair and innocent. Hazel Grace made one such bargain, hoping that it would allow her and her brother, Ben, to keep on hunting faeries, to finally slay the monster at the heart of the forest. Now she realises that she has been fulfilling her side of the bargain without knowing it and she must understand herself in order to save her friends and her town. Continue reading “Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest.”

June Book Haul

This is so overdue. I’ve bought so many new books over the last couple of weeks, and I think the total cost of all of them is over $250. Yikes.

  1. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Linger – Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Caroll
  5. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  6. Holding The Man – Timothy Conigrave
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  8. A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
  9. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  10. The Outsiders – S E Hinton
  11. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
  12. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater
  13. Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
  14. The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
  15. Akarnae – Lynnet Noni
  16. The Spiderwick Chronicles – Holly Black
  17. The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
  18. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. Grimm’s Fairy Tales – The Brothers Grimm
  20. Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Rick Riordan

Fun story about my box set of Percy Jackson and the Olympians:

I ordered them online and I was so excited because they were the first thing out of the order to arrive so, like a little kid on Christmas Day, I ran inside and ripped open the box and marvelled at how awesome it was. Then, looking closer a I realised that the picture that all the spines made when you put them next to each other didn’t all match up properly. It took me a while to figure it out but somehow inside a box set sealed in plastic, there had ended up being two copies of The Battle of the Labyrinth, instead of one copy of The Battle of the Labyrinth and one copy of The Last Olympian. So obviously I sent the company a message and rather than pay for postage to send the faulty one back, they are just going to send me a whole new one. What on earth am I going to do with two box sets of Percy Jackson?

Anywho, hope this was a fun little post for you guys and a little respite from book reviews. I’m on holidays at the moment so all I’ve been doing is reading and writing and curling up in bed with a cup of tea to watch Marvel marathons.



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Review: Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3)

Dammit, Cole, why do you have to do this to me? Here come the waterworks.

Roles are reversed. Grace is now a wolf and Sam is human. He struggles with not have Grace around as she struggles to hold onto her human memories enough to find him. An aerial hunt is on for the wolves of Mercy Walls and those who can remain human must find a way to stop the hunt or move the wolves before they are all slaughtered. New alliances must be formed and old ones broken to do what’s best for the people they love. Continue reading “Review: Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3)”

Review: Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls #2)

Okay, yeah, I’m pretty much in love with this series.

The fever saved Sam, but Jack wasn’t so lucky. Sam and Grace have been able to enjoy their winter together without the worries of turning because of the cold. But other dangers await outside of Boundary Wood, not all of which will be as forgiving as the winter.  Continue reading “Review: Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls #2)”

Review: Shiver. (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

Another book that only took me a day to finish. I hope non of my teachers actually said anything important because I was not paying attention in any classes, I was just reading this incredible book.

Grace has always watched her wolf lurking in the shadows of the woods behind her house ever since she was attacked by the pack when she was a little girl. She looks forward to winter because that is the time she knows her wolf will always be there, watching, waiting until he appears at her doorstep in human form. Grace must keep the secret of the wolves safe and make sure the new and volatile wolves do the same.  Continue reading “Review: Shiver. (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)”

Review: Finale. (Hush, Hush Book 4)

I am actually so surprised that I didn’t cry reading this book. I honestly thought there would be waterworks and I am both relieved and disappointed at the lack of tears.

As the new leader of the Black Hand’s army, Nora must fight to avoid war with fallen angels, navigate around archangels and deal with the mounting resistance within the Nephilim as dictated by her oath to Hank Millar. She must come to terms with her newly-made pure-blood Nephilim body and deal with deceit and unrest at every turn.  Continue reading “Review: Finale. (Hush, Hush Book 4)”