YES! Another UK candle company!
As some of you might be aware, Meraki Candles ceased trading in January 2018, and it left a big hole to be filled in the UK bookish candle-loving market. Luckily for me, and many others, Night Light Candle jumped right in and has already started filling the hole with amazing scents!
Night Light Candle is run by Jess and her wife Bernice out of Aberystwyth (that’s in Wales for those who don’t know!) and they (just like their candles) are amazing.
I’m so happy to be partnering with Avon books to bring you this guest post on how writer Claire Allan, author of Her Name Was Rose handles the ups and downs of being a writer. So without further ado…
Two years ago I decided to take a massive leap of faith and become a full time writer.
Having combined a career in journalism with writing for ten years, and working full time for seven of those years, I imagined it would be idyllic. Continue reading
Despite liking, not loving, Caraval I was super excited to get my hands on Legendary – and it was the story that intrigued me, but the collectable covers certainly helped! I absolutely sped through this book due to my enthusiasm. General intrigue helped me through the first chapters and the incredible story with twists and turns kept me going!
Ok, I really need to say this – I found Legendary to be far superior than Caraval. I prefer the story, the character focus, the plot, the twists – just everything!
Legendary picks up exactly where Caraval left off, which is a touch I really appreciated, and actually quite clever so that Garber didn’t have to explain what the characters have been up to since Caraval – I mean, it’s not like life can go back to normal desk-job after that, right?! Continue reading
Hey! Guess what?
Well, you probably don’t need to guess if you’ve read the title…but I’m on YouTube now!
Don’t worry! I’m still hanging out here! I’ll be doing both at the same time (and my Bookstagram!) so there’s something for everyone! Continue reading
Here’s your one and only warning: This review/rant contains spoilers for War Storm and pretty much the whole Red Queen series. So if that’s not your thing, then away with you – because I have a lot to say and I can’t say it without spoilers.
As you can also probably tell – this is not going to be a review that shines a positive light on this book, this series or even the author – so if you’re a fangirl/boy I’d highly suggest you leave because you won’t like what I have to say.
As you might know, I’m a massive fan of the Injustice universe. I really enjoyed the video game and the first volume of the graphic novel was no let down either! So naturally I was going to continue the series!
The second installment was every bit as good as the first and the plot thickens in an immensely impressive way! The plot for the second volume of the Injustice saga has us leave Earth and enter deeper space as we explore galactic politics and tensions with Earth and those on it. Continue reading
In all honesty I’ve been looking forward to The Fates Divide for a long time. I’ll be even more honest here in the interest of transparency: I was not Roth’s biggest fan after the Divergent series. This was mostly because I felt that the entire series was pretty derivative of The Hunger Games (yes I know that The Hunger Games isn’t 100% original, calm down Divergent die-hards) to such an extent that I thought Roth was a bit of a hack.
But I was willing to give her another shot as an author as she was branching out into a whole new area of YA with Carve The Mark and boy am I glad I did. I really enjoyed Carve The Mark (plus it has a special place in my heart as it was the very first review I did on my website! ) and whilst it wasn’t perfect, I was excited to continue the series. Continue reading
Nowhere Else But Here by Rachel Cotton is one of those books that I’d imagine, whilst not my usual auto-buy genre, is a go-to for a palette cleanser or lighter book if I’ve read something particularly heavy or dark. So I knew going into this that I likely wouldn’t be discussing the intellectual credentials, theme and moral compass of the narrative, characters and plot with my fellow readers. But I didn’t expect to be left feeling so…disappointed.
Now I feel like I have to say something before I really get into the meat of my review. Rachel Cotton, the author, is only 17 years old. Now don’t get me wrong; she should be extremely happy that she is a published author at such a young age. But her age is not going to be a factor for me in this review. If I like, or dislike, something it won’t be good or bad ‘for the author’s age’ – it’ll just be good or bad. What can I say? I’m an equal opportunities reviewer. If you put a book in front of me I will review it honestly regardless of age, sex, race, religion etc. Continue reading