Kings’ Cage Cover Reveal!

Kings’ Cage Cover Reveal!

The other day when the third book on the Red Queen series was revealed to be King’s Cage I was dying for the cover reveal, and now it’s come!!!

I do have to say, it my least favourite of the three, but the colour is gorgeous. I’m nit a big fan of the crown, it just doesn’t look as glamorous as the other two, which is one of my favourite parts about the other covers. But the series will be so pretty together once it’s complete!

And like Mariana who did a post about the cover reveal (which I’ll link here because her blog is amazing), I can’t say anything about the little tag line “All Will Burn”, because I haven’t actually read the series, but I’m planning on reading Red Queen and Glass Sword next week at the cottage, and I can’t wait!

Let me know in the comments, have you read Red Queen and Glass Sword? What do you think of the King’s Cage cover?

Being Sorted Into My Ilvermorny House!

Being Sorted Into My Ilvermorny House!

When they anounced that you could be sorted into your Ilvermorny house I was beyond ecstatic. I knew it was going to be great and I knew I had to make a blog post about it!

So I took the quiz and…

I was sorted into the Horned Serpent House!!! I’m so excited to read about Ilvermorny and to hear about it in Fantastic Beast, and maybe The Cursed Child if it’s mentioned in there!

How about you guys? Have you taken the Ilvermorny quiz? What house are you in? Let me know in the comments, maybe we are in the same house!

The New Miss Peregrine’s Trailer!

The New Miss Peregrine’s Trailer!

Hey guys! Long time no post! Sorry about that, it’s just the end of the school year and for the past week I’ve been studying for my science exam but I’m glad to say that I had the exam this morning and it was good! Now I’ve just got English and French left but those subject come easily for me and there isn’t as much information to know for them. I’m just happy it’s summer for me now (well after my last exam on Monday). I also need to catch up on reading and commenting on everyone’s posts, I haven’t been able to recently, so if you haven’t seen me in the comments, exams is why!

But on Monday (I think?) a new Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children trailer dropped, and I don’t know if you’ve seen it yet, but guys it’s an actual trailer! Not just a teaser trailer! Click here to see it if you haven’t already, then come back to my post and we can discuss it!

I did a post for the teaser trailer of Miss Peregrine’s before I even read the book (seeing the teaser is what made me want to read the book) but now I’ve obviously read it and I loved it. My review for the book is here if you want to check that out!

Since this was an actual full trailer we got to see more from the movie, and more of the plot line. It’s reassuring to hear about the time loop and all that to know they are staying with the same plot.

We still haven’t heard anything about Jacob’s Grandpa, which I thought was quite a large part of the story, so I’m hoping they keep everything in about the stories he would tell Jacob and the pictures.

We also got character posters for all the main peculiar children, and they are all stunning.

I don’t know about you guys but, I’m really excited for this movie! I’ve still yet to read the rest of the series (I plan to get to them this summer) but I’m excited for the books too!

Let me know below what’s one new thing in the trailer that you are excited to see in the movie and which of the peculiar children is your favourite??

A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Title: A Court Of Mist And Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Pages: 640 (according to goodreads)

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Spoiler Free Thoughts:

I was dying to read this the second I closed A Court Of Thorns And Roses (which I read about a week prior to reading this one) and by dying I mean dyyyyyying. I was seeing it everywhere, hearing phenomenonal thins about it, I just needed to read it for myself and bathe in the wonderfulness. I was a tiny bit nervous about it being over hypes but I can happily report that this book was amazing, what everyone has been saying is true, it’s absolutely amazing.

It was over 600 pages, and it’s a tall hardcover so it’s a gigantic book, but in the end I still wanted more. I can’t believe I have to wait a year for the next one.

Now I can’t say too much without spoiling because this is the second book in the series but if you haven’t picked up A Court Of Thorns And Roses yet… what are you doing? The world these books take place in is absolutely beautiful, Sarah paints vivid pictures in my mind while I read about it and (without all the danger) I’d love to live in one of the brighter courts. I also think it nicely compliments the aspect of Fae in the novel.

The character development throughout the novel, especially in our main character Feyre. With her being in new places and experiencing new things throught the story, she grows stronger and you can clearly see that.

The book was never dull, I never wanted to put it down. Something was always happening but it all felt relevant to the story line, nothing felt like a “filler” in the books just to make something happen or cause drama. It was really entertaining and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time wondering how it would end.

It’s been over a week since I finished this (yes I’m just writing my review now oops) but I still can’t decide if I like acomaf or acotar better! I am going to have to decide before the end of the year thoug because I know these both will be in my ‘Top 16 Books Of 2016’ post, they are that good. Again, I can’t encourage you enough to pick up A Court Of Thorns And Roses (and then A Court Of Mist And Fury). Even if you aren’t the biggest fantasy fan, I promise you will love these books.

Have you read A Court Of Mist And Fury yet? Let me know below what you thought (But please try not to spoil much for other people or note in your comment that there will be spoilers) I’d love to discuss it!

“What to read, what to read ?” How Do You Choose What To Read Next?

“What to read, what to read ?” How Do You Choose What To Read Next?

I don’t know about you guys but sometimes I have a hard time picking what book I should read. I’m having that problem right now actually because I just finished A Court Of Mist And Fury on Saturday but I have so many books to choose from because I got so many books for my birthday! I just don’t know what to read next.

I started the biography of Alexander Hamilton which is great so far but I’m thinking it’ll be a book I read a few chapters from each night before bed, not one that I take to school and dance, because it is incredibly large and very heavy.

I’m feeling in a big fantasy mood but I also have some new contemporaries I want to read! I just don’t know what to do! And usually when I’m struggling with what to read I will reread a book, but I have so many new books (and ones that have been on my shelf for a bit too) calling my name!

Maybe you guys can help me out, how do you choose what book to read next? Do you just go with what you kind of want to read or do you have a set tbr for each month?

My Top 8 Favourite Hamilton Songs!

My Top 8 Favourite Hamilton Songs!

Hey guys! When I’m not reading (and when I’m reading too actually), throughout the school day and even in the shower, you’ll catch me listening to the wonderful, Hamilton. I know, I know, this is a book blog but I just wanted to share with you guys, my top eight favourite songs from Hamilton.

Also, if you haven’t listened to Hamilton, what ????? It’s in Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, basically everywhere. Drop everything and go listen to it!!!!!! And if you don’t know what Hamilton even is, it’s a rap/hip hop musical currently on Broadway that is about on of America’s founding father’s, Alexander Hamilton. Yeah I know it sounds kinda weird, I’m not even from America! But it’s brilliant, 46 songs or perfectness and even if you don’t like rap in particular, there’s a bit of everything in Hamilton, trust me, give it a listen.

I’m also going to put one of my favourite lyrics from the sing at the end of each thing okie dokie!!

#8: Cabinet Battles #1 & #2

Oops this is two songs but THE BANTER BEWEEN THOMAS JEFFERSON AND ALEXANDER makes me laugh every single time, the battles are so funny. “Thomas, that was a real nice declaration.. Welcome to the present, we’re running a real nation.”

#7: Washington On Your Side

I mostly just love rapping Thomas Jefferson’s fast rap in this but it’s an all around good song. “If Washington isn’t gon’ listen to disciplined dissidents, this is the difference: This kid is out!”

#6: Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

Ah the melody of this, the lyrics, I love it all, especially the comedic beginning with Lafayette and Hamilton. “Immigrants. We get the job done.”

#5: It’s Quiet Uptown

After a tragic loss why not stick It’s Quiet Uptown in there to make more tears fall down my face. “Forgiveness, can you imagine?”

#4: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

The finale, the heartbreaking end. How could this not be on my list. Eliza’s whole part makes me cry, the end couldn’t have been more beautifully done. “I established the first private orphanage in New York City.”

#3: The Reynolds Pamphlet 

THIS SONG GETS ME SO PUMPED even thoug Hamilton did a bad thing I LOVE THIS SONG. “Never gonna be president now!”

#2: Satisfied

This song is so empowering, Angelica’s rap is spot on perfect (I also am proud to say I know it all, although at this point I know practically the whole musical) and the heartbreaking truth of her and Alex being soul mates but not together makes it even better. “If I tell her that I love him she’d be silently resigned, he’d be mine, she would say “I’m fine” She’d be lying.”

#1: Non-Stop

End of act one, this song has it all. It has reoccurring themes from songs all throught act one, which is mainly why I think I love it so much, there’s a little bit of everyone and everything. It’s also non-stop, like the name implies, being almost 7 minutes long. I just love Non-Stop so much. “Why do you write like your running out of time?”

There’s my top eight songs from Hamilton! It was hard narrowing down the 46 so here’s some honourable mentions:

Guns & Ships (oh man I love rapping this one, ask my friends, I’m not too bad at it either)

Burn (I feel for Eliza when I sing along to this, it’s like Alexander broke my heart too)

You’ll Be Back (Gotta love King Geaorge III)

Wait For It

History Has Its Eyes On You (the first lyrics make me tear up)

Dear Theodosia 

Take A Break

We Know (Reminds me of the fave, The Reynolds Pamphlet hehe)

Have you listened to Hmailton? Wha did you think? Do you listen to any other musicals? And if you aren’t a musical person at all, what kind of music do you listen to?

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Title: A Court Of Thorns And Roses (ACOTAR)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Fantasy

Pages: 416

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: 

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Spoiler Free Thoughts: 

I don’t really reach for fantasy much (well I do now because of this book) unless I have heard amazing things, and I had heard amazing things about acotar, so last year about a month after it came out I bought it, and it sat on my shelf for about a year. FINALLY I picked it up at the end of May and, well you could say I’m in love. 

Even though in the past year I haven’t been reading a ton of fantasy, before that I read mostly fantasy. I got sucked into the world of contemporaries in 2015, but now having read more diverse genres this year I feel like acotar has got me back into fantasy and I’m so happy about that. Also this was my first Sarah J. Maas book and I follow her on Instagram and everything so I knew she was such chill and nice but now I understand why everyone loves her books!

It’s a loose Beauty and Beast retelling and I loooooooveeeeeeeeee that fairytale so that was one aspect that I loved. But it didn’t feel like she was copying that story, acotar still had its own story, the premis was just like B&TB.

The world building was so good. Everything was explained in a easy to understand way but the world wasn’t too simple or boring. There is a map at the front too so if I was every a bit confused I just looked at the map and I was like ah yes. 

I really like Feyre, the main character which is good because if you don’t like the main character then that hinders your reading experience. She’s likeable and not annoying.

The overall plot is fast paced and interesting, I read acotar in less than two days, I literally couldn’t put it down. And once I finished I was dying to get my hands on acomaf.

If you haven’t read acotar yet, and you like fantasy, I highly encourage you pick this up, you will not be disappointed.