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Series Review: The Ravens by Kas Morgan & Danielle Paige

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Today I come to you with a review of The Ravens duology by Kas Morgan and Danielle Paige. I’ve been excited to read these books since before even the first book was released. I was super intrigued by the concept of a college sorority that doubles as a witches coven.

It took me a little while but this October, just in time for the spooky season, I binged both books back to back and here are my thoughts 🙂


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My Favourite Quotes & Moments: The Foxhole Court

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All For the Game by Nora Sakavic is my favourite book series. I think if I was only allowed to read one book series for the rest of my life it would be this one. Since I don’t have this “only read one book forever” rule I try and limit myself to one re-read a year so that I can branch out and read new things.

As you may be able to guess, the time for my yearly re-read has arrived! I wasn’t planning on reading this series right now but something miraculous happened: I met a real life person who’s read and loved these books. My friend has been re-reading them and seeing her laugh at the books and point things out made me cave.

Today I come to you sot share some of my favourite quotes and moments from the first book, The Foxhole Court!


Neil Josten let his cigarette burn to the filter without taking a drag.

The opening line of your favourite book just hits different.


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Busy months // August Wrap Up + September TBR

I have been struck with the need for a cup of tea. I never thought I’d give in to such British stereotypes but here I am, limited to two a day and dying. This is going to become a problem soon because the busy months have started.

August was crazy. I was working, I was travelling, I was climatising to being at college in America. And now that classes have started I don’t think life is going to be calming down any time soon which is why I’m combining August TBR and September Wrap Up :))


August Wrap Up

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I’ve arrived in the USA // Study Abroad✈️

Howdy. I’ve been starting my posts by saying “howdy” ever since I started this blog but now it hits different because I’m actually in cowboy land aka the USA.

I’ve been here for a week now and since I spoke about this for months leading up to it, stressing and venting in the introductions to blog posts, I figured I’d share how this first week has been.


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If you like that, you might like this …

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I come to you today with a recommendation post I’ve wanted to do for ages but just forget that I’ve started until I find it buried in my drafts and by that point, I’ve lost the drift of what I was trying to say.

I love watching “If you like that, you might like this” videos on Youtube so I’m excited to be able to do my own :))


If you like “Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco”, you might like “Belladonna by Adalyn Grace”

I read Belladonna by Adalyn Grace recently and immediately got Kingdom of the Wicked vibes. Both stories are set in a historical time period and follow a girl with powers they don’t really know how to use who, while trying to solve a murder, become involved with a powerful and broody man. In Kingdom of the Wicked that’s the Wrath, the demon prince, and in Belladonna it’s Death. Like literally Death.

In my notes I said that I liked Belladonna more but that might just be recency bias on my part. Either way both of these books were a fun time, I really liked the historical setting and the mysteries both kept me intrigued.


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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2022!

It’s that time of year again folks!! The Mid-Year Freak Out tag is a book blogging staple and I love doing it every single year. We’ve officially survived the first six months of the year, only six more to go. In those six months I’ve read 61 books and I’m excited to reflect on those books today!

✨Past Mid-Year Freak Outs!✨ – 2019 // 2020 // 2021


Best book you’ve read so far in 2022.

I did a whole blog post last week talking all about my favourite books of the year so far.

I think I included something like 8 books on that list but my definite favourite of the year so far is still really easy to point out: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This book was so goddamn addictive. I could not put it down and reading it was just one of those experiences where my brain couldn’t get enough.

My life now revolves around waiting for this TV show to premiere.


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Romance & Randomness // July TBR

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It’s July. How the Holy Hell? The passing of time is giving me anxiety right now so we’re not going to focus too much on that and instead we’re going to focus on my TBR.

I wasn’t planning on doing a TBR because the books I want to read this month can be split into two categories: romance & randomness.

The romance books I plan to read I already touched on in my Summer Reading Plans post, and then the random books are just that – random. I’m in a mood where I want to read everything and anything despite not having the time to do so. I tend to get stuck in reading-slumps in the summer so I’m just trying my best to avoid that.

There’s no rhyme or reason and my TBR is definitely subject to change this month. But I like talking about books so I’m here anyways 🙂


The Romance

Beach Read + Book Lovers by Emily Henry – Emily Henry is an internet favourite at the minute. To be honest, she’s been a favourite for the last three years since her debut and I’m now finally joining the hype train. My main focus is going to be Beach Read, just because that’s the one I hear people talk about the most. Also it’s summer, of course I’m going to read a book literally titled “Beach Read” in July.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett contemporaries make me happy and this one especially so, it’s definitely my favourite. I want to revisit this book this month because 1) I have no more new Jenn Bennett contemporaries at my disposal, 2) like Beach Read it’s set in a beach/ocean-side town over the summer. I read the first chapter of this earlier today and it already made me feel smiley.

Terms & Conditions by Lauren Asher – This is gonna be a quick read for me. I know it because I have a special type of intuition when it comes to this stuff … and I because I already started reading this two months ago but had to put it down cause life was crazy. Even though I’ve already started this book I want a clean slate so I’m going to start from the beginning again. This is fake-dating and marriage of convenience with a billionaire main character. As always #EatTheRich but ficitonal characters don’t count and they’re fun to read about.

How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder – While the cover makes it seem like this is gonna be cute and fluffy I’ve heard that’s really not the case. I’m ready to put my heart on the line in the name of Fake-Dating and Hollywood famous main character.


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LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag!

Hey and howdy 👋 We are nearing the end of Pride of Month and of course I have to do a pride related tag at some point this month so today I’m going to be doing the new LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura!


Rules

  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
  • (Optional) Use the graphics and don’t forget to credit the original creator (Text prompts are at the end of the tag if you’d prefer to use those)
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

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My favourite books of the year so far!

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I’m having a really good reading year so far! Not only have I already completed my Goodreads Reading Goal of 40 books but I’ve actually really enjoyed most of the books that I’ve read. Quality is just as important as quantity.

🕯️🕯️Manifesting that the year will continue just as good as it’s start 🕯️🕯️.

Since we’re halfway through the year now though I thought I’d take today to look back at what I’ve read and pick out my absolute favourites!


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

I’m pretty sure I’ve now read all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s published books now and I have to say that The Poet X might just be my favourite of the lot. I started this book and was immediately engrossed. It made me feel so many emotions on Xiomara’s behalf: love, anger, frustration, sadness.

Like some of her other works, this is written in verse and having just finished studying a bunch of poetry at Uni at the time, and also having read more verse over the years since picking up my first Acevedo book, I really connected more with the writing.


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Which popular YA bird-book character am I?

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I’ve just been staring at my laptop for the last hour, wanting to write something but just having one big brain fart. Finally though I’ve had the genius idea of re-visiting a post I’ve done before but with a lil twist.

Today I am once again going to be finding out which popular YA character I am, but specifically from the holy trinity of YA bird-books: Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle and The Foxhole Court (which is classed as a bird book cause of the second novel “The Raven King”)


From Six of Crows I am … Nina Zenik

The Quiz

I had a feeling I was going to get Nina purely because I answered with food to a fair few questions and well know Nina is a foodie and rightly so. I really love Nina, she’s funny, badass and so confident in herself. I haven’t read it yet but she’s one of the main reasons I want to continue on to read King of Scars. Very happy with this one!


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