THE SHATTERED COURT BY M.J. SCOTT

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Title: The Shattered Court
Author: M.J. Scott
Series or Standalone: Series ‘The Four Arts’ (Book #1)
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Romance & Witches
Publication Date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Roc
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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Full disclosure, I went into this book believing that it was fantasy romance. And I went solely into this book for that fact alone. I am a reader who loves romance in a fantasy context, and was so excited. Unfortunately, I found The Shattered Court to be an underwhelming instalment in the genre.

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GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE BY NATASHA NGAN

34433755.jpg“I know what it means to dream about the past. To dream about things you have loved, and lost.”

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Series or Standalone: Series (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
Publication Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Format: eArc
Source: Netgally
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
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THE SURFACE BREAKS BY LOUISE O’NEILL

35842338.jpgTitle: The Surface Breaks
Author: Louise O’Neill
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Feminism, Romance
Publication Date: May 3rd 2018
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
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“Don’t be afraid, sisters. I hold my hands up, so they will see that I am no threat to them. I want to protect them. We are women. And women are warriors, after all. “

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BOOKS I LOVED WITH TROPES I USUALLY HATE

Some tropes, no matter how annoying, can be absolved if they’re in the hands of a capable author… right?

That might depend on how forgiving the reader is though… you can expect me to be very forgiving.

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FAVOURITES I’D LIKE TO REVISIT

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Top Five Wednesday! This one’s an interesting one, where we get to talk a little bit more about some old favourites that I probably have never mentioned on my blog yet.

I personally don’t make much of a consistent effort to re-read my favourite books. I tend to only revisit books if I’m behind on a series. I definitely tend to re-watch shows all the time (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty most often because they always make me laugh!) But this list will otherwise focus on mostly on books because I actually have a few planned re-reads!

Although, this topic is great because it can cover more than books — movies, tv and games can very much apply to this topic! And if you want to join in on future T5W’s, here’s the link the the goodreads group!

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BOOKS I’VE REMOVED FROM MY TBR

Welcome to the rare instance where I actually manage to easily curate my weekly T5W list.

Why? Because I actually regularly cull my Goodreads TBR pile to ensure the list stays below 50 or safely around it.

Also, I regularly DNF books. I can tell in whether a book is not for me or it might be a put down for now kind of thing. If it’s the former, well it gets kicked off my TBR!

This is one of those T5W’s that is therapeutic to write. Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section what you really need to remove from your TBR pile.

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JURASSIC PARK BY MICHAEL CRICHTON

Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 1.22.59 pmTitle: Jurassic Park
Author: Michael Crichton
Series or Standalone: Jurassic Park #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller and Adventure
Publication Date: November 20th, 1990
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
After a series of strange animal attacks on the (fictional) island of Isla Nublar, paleontologist Alan Grant and his paleobotanist graduate student, Ellie Sattler, are contracted to confirm the identification of the species. But before they can, they are whisked away by billionaire John Hammond for a weekend visit to a “biological preserve” he has established on Isla Nublar, which is revealed to be Jurassic Park on arrival – a theme park showcasing cloned dinosaurs.

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