My fav reads of 2017 so far.

I know, I know, I probably should’ve posted this in June but everything fell a bit behind with blogging and life, that darn hiatus.
So, let’s pretend for a moment we’re back in June and I’m totally organised yeah?
Much appreciated.

So, we’re (over) halfway through the year, I believe it’s time to round-up my favourite reads of the year so far, we do love ourselves a list!

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A review: Frost Like Night – Sara Raasch

I am finally catching up with all the reviews I did not write whilst I took myself away from the blogosphere. My drafts are the biggest they’ve ever been as I finally have the writing bug again.
Next up on my long-list of books to review is the concluding third of the Snow Like Ashes trilogy; Frost Like Night.

I began reading this trilogy a few years ago now, picking up the first not long after its release on a whim; as it checks off a lot of check boxes of things I like in a fantasy novel;

  • leading lady
  • multiple lands centre around a specific ~something
  • mAgicAl PoWers!!!
  • weather-centric magic to boot
  • there’s so much more but this list is not the review so I’ma stop

So here we are, the last in the trilogy. I was very tentative going into it as I’ve been burned my trilogies in the past; they’ve always started so strongly, the second book is literally either astounding or appalling and the third never ever concludes it fully.

FLNMeira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

So let’s find out just how Frost Like Night held up!
This review, as ever, is spoiler free.

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Series I’ve yet to finish #1 (hint: there’s a lot)

Confession time, I am A-W-F-U-L at finishing series of books. Honestly, awful, I’ll read the first, sometimes the second book, then not continue them. I have so many unfinished series sitting my shelves; incomplete, alone.
It’s just not right.
Some of them I really, really enjoyed too! 4/5 star reads some of them and yet I still don’t carry them on, it’s an awful habit I have, and I don’t see myself breaking it anytime soon.

I am the worst.

So here they are – the top 5 series I’ve yet to finish #1 – because there’s too many for one list!

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October – all wrapped up!

Here we are, the countdown to Christmas! November is here. Winter is blowing in and we’re all getting cosy under blankets, with our books and tea.
Halloween has been and gone and we’ve gone from spooky to wonderland.

October was a great month! It had my birthday in it, so of course it was.

So let’s wrap up October; with a neat little bow and some ribbons and get ready for Christmas!

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The New York Times ‘By The Book’ Tag!

I was happily scrolling through all of your lovely blog posts when I found this tag on Rattle The Stars – initially made by Marie Berg. I thought the questions were great, so I decided as they said to ‘consider yourself tagged’, so here we go!

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A Review: Ice Like Fire – Sara Raasch

I enjoyed this book more than I expected too. Ice Like Fire is the sequel to Snow Like Ashes and the second book of the trilogy. I read Snow Like Ashes late last year and it drew me in to the Season and Rhythm world of Primoria.

Ice Like Fire takes place right after the second book leaves off – following the POV of Meira, occasionally interspersed with Mather chapters. We follow Meira as she struggles with her new reality – the Winterian is still as lost and alone she we found her in the first novel.

Rest assured, there are no spoilers!

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