REVIEW ✧ THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS

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“This goes to show you that sometimes the unseen is not to be feared and that those meant to love us most are not always ones who do.” 

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Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ SIX OF CROWS

Hello friends and happy Monday!!

Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to the true literary masterpiece of our time, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I don’t think I’m being remotely dramatic or exaggerating when I say that this series is a masterpiece. It has beautiful writing, fantastic characters and relationships, and so much representation that makes all the other YA series jealous. If I could ever unread a book just to experience it again for the first time it’d be this one.

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Until next time,

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MONTH IN REVIEW ✣ SEPTEMBER

Hello friends! We’ve yet again finished another month and the year is starting to wind down. I actually really love this time of year because it’s my favourite season and the weather is finally cooling down and Thanksgiving is just a week away which means that this time next week I’ll be getting ready to eat some delicious turkey. Though I’m also a bit sad because the baseball season is over and my team isn’t making it to the postseason this year. But I still have all these books to help get me through it and keep me happy. So let’s get to all the wonderful books I read this month, shall we?

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CHARACTER OF THE WEEK ♡ SEPTEMBER 29

Hello friends! We’ve made it through another week which means it’s time for another one of our weekly character lovefests. I’m finding it harder and harder to pick characters because there are so many great ones out there and it’s almost impossible to just choose one. But I’ve managed to pick one and it’s a good one. Well, they’re interesting. And definitely unique. There aren’t many characters quite like this one. They’re one of a kind, that’s for sure. And as a pretty generous hint, I’ll say that this week’s character is actually the counterpart of last week’s so if you’ve been paying attention you might know who it is.

Without further ado, this week’s character is…..

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REVIEW ✧ THE WHITE ROSE

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“Surrogates are not just silly girls, to be bought and sold and treated like pets or furniture. We are a force to be reckoned with.”

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Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ BOOK COVERS PT.2

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a good Tuesday. So if you saw my last Top Five Tuesday then you should remember that I already talked about my favourite book covers. You might also remember that I said I’d do a counter-list for that soon, but that’s not what today is for. I’ve decided to continue my book covers list for one more week because only picking 5 is not enough. There are too many pretty book covers out in the world.

Here is a continuation of my Top Five Tuesday: Book Covers!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ THE HATING GAME

Hello friends! I hope everyone’s having a good Monday (or at least one that’s better than mine since I went to the dentist. Ugh.).We’re at the start of the new week once again and hopefully by now you know what that means.

For today’s Moodboard Monday I’ve dedicated it to one of my all time favourite books ever, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne! This is a book that I constantly want to reread at any given moment and it’s also one that I highly recommend. Please read this book. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

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Until next time,

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REVIEW ✧ THE JEWEL

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“Hope is a precious thing, isn’t it. And yet, we don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone.”

☆☆☆1/2

 

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence… and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

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CHARACTER OF THE WEEK ♡ SEPTEMBER 22

Hello friends! First of all happy Friday, but more importantly, happy first day of fall!!! I love fall, it’s my favourite season. Though if you look outside you wouldn’t be able to guess that it’s fall because it’s borderline 30 degrees (Celsius, that is) and I want my cold fall weather. But enough about the weather, let’s talk about today’s character! The person I’ve chosen to shower with love today is pretty special to me. They are someone I’d love to be best friends with for multiple reasons but mainly because they’re so funny and adorable. I’ve read the book this person appears in at least 4 times and it looks like it’s gonna become 5 times very soon because a) I love that book an insane amount and b) it’s been on my mind a lot lately. This character is definitely half the reason why I love this book so much.

This week’s character is…..

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REVIEW ✧ FALLEN HEIR

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“I don’t know why I latched onto the idea of being friends, but it sits right with my gut. I want Hartley in my life and if being friends is the way that happens, then friendship is what we’ll have.
It’s different, but maybe that’s not a bad thing.”

☆☆☆1/2

 

These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

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