Summer Holiday TBR!

I go away on holiday to Turkey this weekend, and I thought I’d share with you what I plan to read. I have five physical copies of books, that I plan to read, which are This Savage Song, A Darker Shade of Magic, and a Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and No Safe House by Linwood Barclay. I’m super excited to read all of these books, I am also taking my Kindle with me which is filled with books, but I haven’t picked which of those I’d read as of yet. But There you go these are the five books that I plan to read whilst on holiday for two weeks. Review of these books will still be posted, so keep an eye out!

What do you plan to read for the summer? (: 13840478_10210235688277377_1568647136_o

The Mime Order! Review

The Mime order is the second instalment of The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon. I loved this books, it’s a fantastic second novel to the series, and I cannot wait to see where it goes.

This book started where the first one left off, which I really liked, it allowed the reader to get straight back into the world of the book within the first pages.  This second book in the series allowed for the world to further expand along with the characters personalities. I loved how this book was split into three different parts because it allowed for the reader to understand the time period this novel is set over. It allowed for the audience to feel as though they were part of the strategic plans that were created throughout this book, which resulted in the last few chapters being so gripping and intense I couldn’t put the book down until I knew the ending. The ending to this book was not something I had prepared myself for, it was a complete shock that I re-read the last few pages in the hope that the ending would change. In all honesty, it has only driven my need for the third book even more!  Paige still remains my favourite character, her strength as a female character is fantastic, I don’t usually feel connected to female characters but Paige is just everything you want from a leading female protagonist.

The premise of The Mime order is that Paige is now the most wanted person in the whole of scion London, which results in her having no choice but to return to her Mime-Lord and continue to work as his Mollisher. Throughout the story  there are sudden twists and turns, which were unpredictable and left you needing to know more.  The world building of this novel continued to grow, and Samantha’s writing style is just amazing, so descriptive it allows for a vivid imagination to run wild. Throughout this book as a reader you learn more about Scion London, and also the hierarchy of the syndicate and voyants, which I found fascinating. This book had me gripped from the first pages until the end. As a reader the love/hate relationships continued in this book just like the first, one minute you like a character and then the next you won’t and that I just thought was perfect. Along with the side characters backgrounds being developed a little more which allows the audience a new perspective on those characters, which was a lovely touch. In all honesty, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next instalment. I haven’t been this gripped to a series in a long time.

I found throughout reading this book that readers who loved Red Queen by Victoria Aveyad would love this book, as it is similar to the hierarchy portrayed in that book.

Overall this was a fantastic gripping second instalment to The Bone season and I am so excited to read the third book when it’s released in 2017! I gave this book 5*

Book Haul!!

Today’s post is a book haul. Over this past month, I have brought six new books. All of which I’m excited to read and thought I’d share them with you. The information given to you about these books all come from the synopsis.

The first book is The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon, I’m going to say much about this book as this is the one that I am currently reading, and absolutely loving, a full review of the book will be posted once I have finished it. But I will say one thing if you haven’t read this 13823241_10210209519103164_1000039385_nseries you should! It’s so magical and fantastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The second book in this book haul is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. The book follows eighteen -year-old Nella Oortman, who arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam  to begin her new life as the wife of wealthy merchant Johannas Brandit. She receives a replica of their house, later to discover that the secrets of her new household she13820545_10210209487942385_1875098144_n realizes the escalating dangers that face. The miniaturist seems to hold their fate in her hands – but does she plan to save or destroy them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third book is the Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. focused around a criminal prodigy Kaz Breaker who has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it he will have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. This book has been raved about by so many I thought I just had to buy it so that I can see what all the hype is about, however, to do love books with criminal elements so I’ll no doubt absolutely love this book.
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The Fourth book in this haul is Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, I’ve heard so many positive opinions about Alexandra Bracken’s work and her previous novels, I have yet to have read anything by her, but Passenger really caught my attention, I might be a little late to the bandwagon but I’m sure ill enjoy it.  This book focuses on the main character Etta Spencer who is wrenched from everything she knows and loves, thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home. I am so excited to delve into this world and unravel what else the story has to offer. 13817215_10210209487902384_1520415960_n

 

The fifth and sixth book of this haul are by an author I fell in love with from just reading one of her books, and is V. E. Schwab. I read Vicious earlier in this year (before I started this blog) but I absolutely fell in love with her writing style and couldn’t wait to read more! The two books are A gathering of Shadows, the second book to A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy based on Kell who is a time travelling magician, which I haven’t started yet but intend to do so over this summer holiday. The Second book is her most anticipated book of this year and that is This Savage Song, focused on two main characters Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters. Kate wants to be as ruthless as her father, whilst August wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father. Both of these books fascinate me and I cannot wait to be sucked into the world.  13819310_10210209487982386_1859626698_n

The Bone Season Review!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is the first novel in the Bone Season series. And also Samantha Shannon’s first novel.

I enjoyed The Bone Season a lot more than I had originally anticipated. The overall story read as Young Adult novel, however without all the teenage angst that you see a lot within the young adult genre. In my opinion, The Bone Season would be perfect for a reader who wants to adjust from young adult to adult books.

The Bone Season is based around London in 2059, controlled by a government agency called Scion. their aim is to ride the world of ‘unnaturals’ and by that I mean Clairvoyance. Paige Mahoney is the leading protagonist, working for an underground gang illegally. Until something happens which leads her to end up in Sheol I, where her identity is taken and taught to use and control her power.

Samantha Shannon achieved so much from this first instalment of the Bone Season series, the world in which the reader is introduced to is fantastically built and described beautifully, the visuals I got whilst reading this first book was as if I was a fly on the wall witnessing everything. There were times when I thought I was able to predict what was going to happen next, although I was pleasantly surprised when my predictions were proven wrong.  There were times when reading I had to put the book down to take a moment due to certain events that occur, however, I didn’t put it down for long because I was hungry for more.  The character building was fantastic the audience knows who to love and who to hate, however, I found myself drawn to certain characters despite previous encounters with them. Maps of the difference types of Clairvoyance have been presented within the book as well as a map of Sheol I, which is helpful as the story can get a little complex at times.  3b45786dd5cd774e9f275fd6c9149cf7

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Throughout this whole first book, I just wanted to know more, I cannot wait to delve into the next instalment and continue within this world that is so beautifully written.

Overall I’d recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of fantasy, and anyone who enjoys reading, it was truly fantastic. I gave this book 5*

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