January Reading Update!

Hey guys!

So yesterday was the first time in a month that I’ve blogged – a whole month! I’ve had a lot going on, but life is kind of slowing down again for a little while, and I definitely want to try and get back into the swing of blogging.

Here’s what I recently finished reading:


The 100 by Kass Morgan

I love the TV adaptation of this book, and had to give the book ago – I enjoyed it, but I do think I preferred the TV show! You can check out my review of this book here.

Here’s what I’m currently reading:


Replica by Lauren Oliver

I’m really enjoying this book, it’s just finding the time to read it! The story line is like nothing I’ve ever read before. I’ve never read a book in this manner either: having two complete stories that mirror each other from different characters. It’s an incredibly smart set-up, and I’m intrigued as to what this book is going to throw at me next.

Here’s what I’m hoping to read next:


Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

I started reading this one before the new year, but was quickly distracted by The 100, so didn’t make it that far in. I’d like to re-start this one soon – I looked up reviews of it after buying it, and they didn’t seem overly positive, so I’m interested to see if I’ll like it.

Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading?


– Emma

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Christmas Wish List!


Bookworms make friends and family crazy when it comes to Christmas. It’s hard for people to believe that all we want for Christmas really is just books – or gifts that are related to books.

I’m here to tell all the disbelieving people the real truth:

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Bookworms really do just want books.

All. Year. Long.

This year I thought I’d try and avoid asking for books. It drives my parents insane, because that’s what they always get me – but I failed. I just want books, books, and more books.

Here are a few books I’m wishing for this Christmas:

Night of Cake and PuppetsDays of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)  Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

A Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

I read the first book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy last week, and I loved it. I can’t wait to continue on with this series, and find out what happens next!

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

I love the world of the Grisha, so I’ve been keeping an eye on this book since it was published. And just look how beautiful it is! I’m excited to read it, and I’m looking forward to taking pictures of it too, haha!

The Last Magician

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

I discovered this book when I was just casually scrolling through Amazon (I definitely wasn’t getting lost in a whirlwind of new books that I now desperately want to read or anything). This is one I’d definitely like to try!

And that’s my list! I actually know I’m receiving some of these books this Christmas (I ordered them myself for my parents to give to me haha!), and I’m really looking forward to reading them!

What books are you hoping to receive this Christmas?


– Emma

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December Reading Update!

Hey guys!

It’s been over a month since I last posted on here, so I’m sorry for the sudden disappearance. I’ve been super busy these past few weeks (so many assignment deadlines for college), and I just haven’t had the time to sit down and blog, and I haven’t found the motivation.

But since I’ve broken up for the holidays now, I thought I’d use my spare time wisely and get back to blogging!

Here’s what I recently finished reading:

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han

I’ve been in a rereading mood recently, and decided to reread The Summer series by Jenny Han, and I’m so happy that I did. I really enjoyed it, and I loved revisiting the story and the characters. I’m working on a review which should be up soon-ish!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I finished reading this book today, and I really enjoyed it. I’m going to save all of my raving for my review, but I will say it kept me hooked from page one, and I can’t wait to continue with the series.

I’m still very much stuck in the world of the last book I read, so I’m not sure what I’m going to tackle next. Do you guys have any recommendations of books that you’ve read recently and loved?


– Emma

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It’s Going To Be A Long Month | Nanowrimo + Reading Update!


So I think I mentioned this in a previous blog post, but I’ve decided to do Nanowrimo this year! Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place every November. You can find out more about it by visiting the website here!

I’m very surprised to say it’s actually going really well for me this year…or at least it was, until I sort of changed my story idea completely and am now having a slight breakdown over how to fix the mess I have created.

But on a positive note, I’m just slightly ahead of my word goal, so yay! I just sort of need to rewrite is all so it actually fits with the new plot, but I’m staying positive – I haven’t felt so inspired to write in a long time, so I’m just going to go with it and see what I end up with at the end of the month!

Are you participating in Nanowrimo this month? Have you joined in during previous years?


I’m really happy to say that I’ve nearly complete my Goodreads goal for the year! I’ve read twenty-nine books so far, and I’m just starting the thirtieth.

Here’s what I’ve recently finished reading:

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This book was absolutely wonderful! I loved it so much, I’m sort of struggling to find the words to talk about its magnificence at the moment. I do have a review coming soon, I’m just a bit busy at the moment thanks to Nanowrimo and college work haha!

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I just finished rereading this book today, and I really enjoyed it! I reread it so I could finish the rest of the series (due to recently discovering I have way too many unfinished series going on), and I’m so glad I did. Leigh Bardugo is such a clever author, and I once again was awed by the way she weaved the world of the Grisha!

I’m currently reading…

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

I started this book today after finishing the first novel, and I’m looking forward to reading it! I’m intrigued by what could happen (and by intrigued I definitely mean I’m sitting on the edge of my seat in suspense). I hope it lives up to the high standards the first book set!

What are you currently reading?


– Emma

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Spooktober | Freaky Reads!


It’s finally Halloween, and I’m celebrating by eating junk food and watching movies with my friends! You guys probably know by now that I’m not a big fan of horror anymore, but that doesn’t mean I have read some creepy books in my time!

Here’s are some of my ‘fave’ freaky reads (fave, of course, meaning the ones that freaked me out the most haha!):

Messenger of Fear

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

There’s only one way to describe this book: gross. It’s also clever and intriguing, but undeniably gruesome. If gore doesn’t bother you and you want to read a unique YA/NA novel, you should try this one!

The Dead House

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

This book is so creepy. It properly freaked me out, but it was amazing. Very psychological and scary and ah – if you like being scared, read it (just prepare yourself for the fear haha).

Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

This book was really good. It’s less freaky than the other books on this list, and is definitely more of a thriller. I really enjoyed it, so if you like creepy thrillers, this is the book for you!

Don't Look Back

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It’s no secret that I love Jennifer L. Arementrout – she could literally write anything, and I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy it. This thriller is so good, because it’s full of suspense and kept me hooked the whole time. It’s probably the best YA thriller I’ve read, so I definitely recommend it to fans of the genre!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The more I think about the Mara Dyer series, the more I realise how psychologically freaky it was. I really enjoyed it – it’s probably my favourite book on this list! I can’t recommend this series enough! The first book in the spin-off Noah Shaw trilogy is actually being published next month, so I’m thinking of rereading Mara in preparation for it!

Have you read any of these books?


– Emma

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Spooktober | Fantasy Reads


Halloween is tomorrow, and I’m doing a series of three posts where I’m sharing some of my favourite ‘spooky’ reads! In case you missed it, you can check out the first post here, where I share my fave paranormal books.

Here are some fantasy books that I love:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

This is one of my favourite series of all time; it’s right up there with Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vamps series! I think of City of Bones as being the book that made me the avid bookworm I am today, and I will always hold it close to my heart for that. Cassandra Clare has created a magical world hidden within our own, and it’s spectacular.

Carry On

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This novel is just beautiful. I adore Rainbow Rowell, particularly because she brings a wonderful sense of realism to everything she writes – even this fantasy novel. If you read this book, prepare yourself for the feels!

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

This series is just wonderful. I love it so much – the characters, the plot, everything is amazing in these books. I love mythology, particularly Greek, and wish there were more YA books featuring elements of it. Josephine Angelini is a very talented author, so if you like Greek mythology, you should definitely read this!


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series is amazing, but it has nothing on the stunning sequel. I struggle to find the words to talk about this book, so here is a helpful gif:

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All I can say about this book is read it. You won’t regret it, trust me.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is one ace author – to not only create the world of the Grisha, but to then pull off a plot like this one? Amazing. I’m in awe! Six of Crows was a great read, and I hope to read the sequel to it soon!

Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favourite fantasy reads?


– Emma

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Spooktober | Paranormal Reads


Since it’s October and Halloween is only a few days away, I felt the need to do something that fits with this spooky month! Over three posts, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite ‘spooky’ reads, and I’m starting with paranormal books today.

Here are some of my favourite paranormal reads:

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I read this book a few years back, and I remember really enjoying it (and Patch is the ultimate book boyfriend, just saying). I’d love to reread it soon! If you like YA books with angels, you’ll love this book.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

This series is possibly suffering from a slight case of insta-love, but I still like it. I think the thing is this: I read this series ages ago and fell in love, and that love will always be there. If you like werewolves and handsome guys who like reading, you should check out this series!

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

When I went through my vampire fanatic stage a few years back, this book was amongst the top of my faves list – and it still is. I’ve read a bunch of vamp books, but I’ve never read anything quite like this. Holly Black brings originality to a genre plagued with cliches in this book, so if you’re looking for a fresh view of vamps, this is the novel you should try!

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

This is one of my favourite series of all time, so I’m a little a lot biased when it comes to it. I truly adore The Morganville Vampires series – from the characters to the story line, it’s absolutely ace! Rachel Caine is an amazing author, and if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for?!

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

The Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I love this series! I recently reread it (you can check out my review of the first book here!), and fell in love all over again. Fancy yourself a hot alien? Read this book!

What are some of your favourite paranormal books? Have you read any of these?


– Emma

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