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    Blogging

    How To Write an Amazing Book Review in 20 Minutes

    Welcome back to my mini-series for book bloggers or book-related bloggers!!  So you want to write a book review?  When I first started writing reviews, they were terrible. I didn’t really talk ABOUT the book and more so just talked about my feelings (which is okay, but if you want your review to be useful to shaping if someone reads a book, it isn’t the best strategy). If you want to learn how to write awesome book reviews and not start like I did, you are in the right place! Although I am definitely not an expert, I have been doing reviews for quite a while and thought I could share some…

  • ARC Review,  Blogging,  Discussion

    How To Request and Receive an Advanced Reader Copy

    Hello my fellow book nerd, reviewers and bloggers!! As a book blogger, booktuber or bookstagrammer, you may be wondering, “How can I receive an Advanced Reader Copy of a book I love?” Today I will be doing a post that will hopefully help a lot of you!! I have helped a couple people send their first ARC request so I help I can help you too! What is an ARC? Basically, an ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy of a book. This means you receive this book (either in print or in ebook form) before the publication date in order to build hype, promote and review the book. ARC’s can…

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    O.W.L’S MAGICAL READATHON 2020 + APRIL TBR

    LOVE HARRY POTTER? LOVED THE WIZARDING WORLD? LOVE READING? This is the PERFECT Readathon challenge for you!! I have wanted to try doing this challenge since I saw it last year and I am SO SO excited to be participating in the 2020 #magicalreadathon.  WHAT IS HECK IS THE O.W.L’s MAGICAL READATHON? The Magical Readathon hosted by BookRoast is basically a play on Harry Potter’s wizarding exams, the O.W.L’S and the N.E.W.T’S. There are 12 reading prompts for each subject. If you are participating you can choose a career from the Wizarding Careers guide provided by BookRoast and the guide lets you know what exams (reading prompts) you need to…

  • Blogging

    How To Start a Book Blog

    The most common bookstagram question is, should I start a book blog? The answer to that is, DEFINTELY!! I 1010% recommend book blogging, author blogging and basically any type of blogging!! Honestly, starting a bookish blog has changed me so much and in such an awesome way, I would recommend it to anyone that asks. Another question people ask is, why should I start blogging? What is the point?? Firstly, the community is literally the BEST thing ever. The bees knees. Once you start blogging you start to realise that nearly every book blogger/instagrammer is super supportive and chatty, so it’s such great way to meet like minded friends and…

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    Book Reviews

    The Wicked King by Holly Black: a review

      Title: The Wicked King Author: Holly Black Genre: Fantasy, YA   “You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong.”     Hello and Welcome!! 🌹Today I am doing a review on The Wicked King by Holly Black, a heart-wrenching novel that totally and utterly messed me up. Queen of Nothing, COME FASTER!! I recently wrote a review for the previous book, The Cruel Prince and knew I had to review this one as well! To sum up the series quickly; there’s faeries, enemies to lovers, royalty, family feuds, a king who doesn’t want to be…

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    Ten Books I Would Recommend: a tag

    LOVE READING BOOKS BUT NEED SOME NEW RECOMMENDATIONS? THIS IS THE PERFECT POST FOR YOU! Hello my lovelies ✨ how are you? what are you currently reading? I’d love to know!! (I NEED some new recommendations! I keep going into book slumps *cue the sad music*) Today, I am doing a book tag !! I’m not to sure if someone has already done this (most likely) but I thought I’d share my top ten books and thought it would be a fun post for everyone to do ! Therefore, I made it a tag! PLEASE please please if you decide to do this, tag me so I can read it !! a…

  • Blogging,  Book Reviews,  Discussion

    Writing a Good Review on a Book You Didn’t Like

    Hello and welcome fellow book reviewers and readers 🦋 Today’s post is something a little different and something I struggled with for a while, writing a review on a book you didn’t enjoy. Let’s admit it, even though reading is awesome and literally so fun, some books just don’t appeal to you like they do for other readers. How the heck are you supposed to review a book you didn’t like AND be nice about it? Don’t worry, I am here to help! I have lived with this struggle! I have written quite a few reviews, my recent one being The Cruel Prince. Even though I liked this book there was…

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    Discussion

    Books Every Fantasy Lover Should Read

    Hello and Welcome!! 💗 Today I will be doing a little discussion piece on my favourite fantasy books or fantasy books that I feel like every fantasy lover/addict should read!! This is a collection of amazingly written and well constructed novels that are based around fantasy, AKA my favourite genre! A good fantasy book is always great to read! Obviously, the first book that I will be recommending is The Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. I mention this series in about 90% of my blog posts (sorry!) but there is a reason why I do it! It is fantastic! This series was written so beautifully…

  • Book Reviews

    The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: a review

    Title: The Cruel Prince Author: Holly Black Genre: Fantasy, YA “Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.“ hey, hi, hello! today I will be doing a review on the amazing book, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 💗 this book was literally amazing and I can’t thank Faith enough for telling me to read it! (I am reading The Wicked King at the…

  • Book Reviews

    Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: a review

    Title: Aurora Rising Author(s): Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Publication Date: May 7th 2019 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy “From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.” Basically, I loved this book. Jay Kristoff always amazes me with his descriptive story telling and plots. I loved his Lif3Like novel and so I knew I needed to give this book a read! Although I loved this book, I did find it a little confusing at points. I know said I loved his descriptive way of telling the story, but I felt like this book was a little too wordy and descriptive, so much so that…