Cassandra Clare does it again!!! Let’s be honest I didn’t doubt that she would deliver the goods with Queen Of Air And Darkness, but at nearly 900 pages long I wondered how she was going to finish off The Dark Artifices series without going off on a tangent.
At the end of Lord Of Shadows the two main points that needed to be covered is that our hero’s needed to take down Annabelle after she killed the Inquisitor (RIP Robert Lightwood) and Livvy Blackthorn (RIP – also, why don’t you just take my heart out now C.C?) and sort out that pesky Parabati bond. Oh and figure out what was going on with Jace and Clary. I know that’s a very brief summary of it but it’s the highlights that I remembered and in hindsight I really should have found the time to re-read both Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows. Well, Queen of Air and Darkness does not disappoint in the least, there are multiple plot twists and surprises right up until literally the last page which had me squealing with joy and excitement in anticipation of how epic the next book will be.
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New for 2019 – a monthly wrap up – we LOVE reading other people’s round ups of their month of reading, so we thought we’d share what we’ve loved and not-so-loved this month in our bookish world.
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So this one has been on my Netflix queue for a while but as with all book to tv/film adaptations I prefer to read the book first, I wasn’t supposed to be buying books while in Waterstones the other week but hey ho I was in a bookstore so it was inevitable. While I was in the YA section staring longingly at the hard cover edition of Kingdom of Ash (I already have a normal paperback edition and a signed paperback edition – I CAN NOT buy the hardback edition as well) I saw a trio of teenage girls browsing the books when one of them spotted ‘The Kissing Booth’ and they all fangirled in a ‘OMG, I didn’t know it was a book’ kinda way, so clearly they had seen the movie and their reaction to it was enough for me to pick it up and head to the till (along with a copy of Dumplin’ – my next book to film read).Read More »
Every so often we like to do a book swap. Kate likes YA mainly and Becca enjoys thrillers. It’s good to try something different, so we came up with a book swap where we each give each other one of our reads and see what the other thinks.
This month we did ‘The Single Girl’s To Do List’ by Lindsey Kelk (being Kate’s chic lit choice) and ‘Pretty Girls’ by Karin Slaughter (being Becca’s thriller choice). Here’s what we each thought of our respective swaps!Read More »
Gone by Midnight, is the third in the Crimson Lake series by Candice Fox.
Thank you to Century publishing for sending me a shiny hardback copy of this to review. And also NetGalley for letting me have a kindle version, all in the same week!
This was fantastic. I have recently read the second in the series, and I thoroughly enjoyed that. So when I knew this was coming, I was very excited.Read More »
One of my all time favourite books, is Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante. I read it such a long time ago and I absolutely loved it as soon as I started it. The Red Dahlia is the second book in the Anna Travis series, and I’ve wanted to read it for ages.
This year, Kate and I tried out the Icelandic tradition of Jokabokaflod – where we exchanged books on Christmas eve to be read throughout the day/night. Now, while I didn’t get much reading done on Christmas eve, I have made up for it since and this was just such a fantastic read. I’m super thankful that I got it from Kate, so thank you 🙂Read More »
This is a gorgeously illustrated ‘how to’ for dressing and taking care of your clothes written by Alicia Healy who trained at Buckingham Palace, before travelling the world, taking care of her wealthy clients’ wardrobes – in summary I couldn’t have been more excited about this book when I saw it on the shelves in Waterstones. The part where it has been published by The National Trust also greatly excited me as I spent a summer volunteering with The National Trust in their historical fashion collection and loved every minute of it.Read More »