🎧 Review: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Title: Darkdawn

Series: Nevernight Chronicle #3

Author: Jay Kristoff

A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.

The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.

Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?

21 and a half hours.

21 and a half hours of Mia Corvere.

I think that’s the longest book I’ve ever listened to!!!

And I loved it.

Jaw dropping.

Fascinating.

Emotional.

Gawd the emotions.

Again I am in total awe of this authors writing style, just the right amount of everything.

But….

‘She’ was still in it.

It’s no secret I hated and still hate Ashlinn so I was rooting for the lovely T. Omg I love him.

Let me just tell you a bit more about how I despise Ashlinn. I’m the sort of person who doesn’t hate many people but when I do I HATE. There is nothing they can do to redeem themselves and every time she opened her mouth I wanted to slap her with a dead fish.

Omg that felt good!

Anyways…..Holter Graham delivers another fab narration and I thought this was an amazing conclusion to the series. I’m really sad it’s all over.

Closing the Chapter: March (and where I’ve been)….

Welcome to Closing the Chapter! I hope you had a great reading month?

Firstly, sorry for disappearing!

I just felt completely overwhelmed with all that’s going on on regards to COVID19.

My son and I are classed as high risk, my parents are both over 70 and I found myself being in a constant state of not knowing if I was under or over reacting and it just took it’s toll! I’m sure many others felt and are feeling the same way. My heart goes out to you all.

Schools are closed here and my employer has sent us to work from home and I’m tired. Emotionally and physically tired!

My apologies for not posting much, reading your posts and commenting as I normally do. I really want to get back to ‘normal’ life, I need it!

My reading has also suffered this month. I actually don’t know why I’m even posting this as frankly, its pathetic!!!

My only book listened to this month was 21 hours though, so that makes me feel a bit better!

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

I’ll post my review soon!


What did you read in March?

Check In……

How are you?

Yes, this is new and not book-ish but with what is going on in the world, I wanted to reach out and see how we are all doing, make sure you are ok.

I know I’ve been feeling anxious, worried and so tired. Trying to juggle working from home and home schooling my son along with all the uncertainty has affected my reading and blogging. Then I feel guilty and sort of unsettled as I haven’t been doing these!!!

I’m sure I’m not alone.

Tell me how you are, tell me something good that’s happened or just have a vent.

💜🌈💜🌈

Top 5 Tuesday: Authors from A to Z (K to O)

OMG I have realised some of my scheduled posts haven’t auto posted!

Who am I to deprive you of my ramblings?!!!

Better late than never eh!


Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Authors from A to Z

This week = K to O

Actually this exercise is really hard I’ve discovered!

I dont actually have an N or an O so to make up for it I’ve put in 2 M’s as I couldn’t choose!

Anyway, these are my well loved authors, K to O.

Jay Kristoff

I only discovered the joys of this author last year. I know, shame on me. But he has bought me total and utter joy with his stories.

Marie Lu

Oh jeez I had forgotten how much I loved this series!

Marissa Meyer

I don’t need to explain do I?!!

Sarah J Maas

Oh god, words cannot explain how much I love this series!

That’s my well loved authors, what’s yours?

International Happiness Day: A series that makes me happy

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Firstly, Happy International Happiness Day!!!

I saw that it was International Happiness Day and I really wanted to be involved. And how better to be involved than sharing my love and happiness about a favourite series?!!

Now I know this is going to be a bit cliché but Harry Potter makes me happy. It’s as simple as that! So I thought I would share my love of this series……but in pictures!

 

 

What book or series makes you happy?

Books I #NEED releasing in April!!!

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This is a moment in history.

Dramatic pause for effect….

Please note this day down in your diary because……

THERE IS ONLY 1 BOOK I WANT IN APRIL!!!!!

As I targeted myself to only buy 3 books a month this means I can get 2 from my Wishlist!

Disclaimer – I haven’t actually read the other books in this series, they are on my tbr but it would be rude not to jump on this when it comes out…gotta have the complete series!

The Serpents Curse by Lisa Maxwell

 

What books do you want that are releasing in April (please don’t tempt me to want more!!)

Top 5 Tuesday: Authors from A to Z (F – J)

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Authors from A to Z

This week = F to J

This weeks authors were easy to think of compared to last week!

Anyway, these are my well loved authors, F to J.

 

F = Chantal Fernando

This is one of the best MC series reads out there in my opinion.  I loved her previous books but this one blew me away.

 


 

G = Stephanie Garber

Well what can I say that I haven’t already said about this series?!!  Legend made my life!


 

H = Helena Hunting

Waaaah, this series has bought me so much joy……and of course gave me Randy Balls!!!!

 


 

I = Mick Inkpen

The Kipper the dog guy! Yes this is a bit of a cop out! My son loved Kipper so we had many hours of reading and watching so I’m thankful to the author for those memories!


 

J = Amo Jones

This is the first book I read by this author and immediately fell in love!


 

That’s my of well loved authors, what’s yours?

Review: The Rich Boy by Kylie Scott

Title: The Rich Boy

Author: Kylie Scott

I’m the type of girl who’s given up on fairy tales. So when Beck – the hot new busboy at work – starts flirting with me, I know better than to get my hopes up. Happily ever afters aren’t for the average. I learned that the hard way.

But how can I be expected to resist a man who can quote Austen, loves making me laugh, and seems to be everything hot and good in this world?

Only there’s so much more to him than that.
Billionaire playboy? Check.
Troubled soul? Check.
The owner of my heart, the man I’ve moved halfway across the country to be with, who’s laying the world at my feet in order to convince me to never leave? Check. Check. Check.

But nobody does complicated like the one percent.

This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier.

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‘This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier.’

I read that and was like, oh yes please!

Then the opening scene. OH.MY.GOD. Yes please x 2!

Beck. Just him. Yes please x 3!

Alice. She is my spirit animal

“I think staying up past my bedtime to finish a book is a perilous and exciting adventure.” so that is another yes please from me (that’s 4!!)

So much humour and lots of family drama!

Question. Did I love it?

Answer. After so many yes please’s you could say that this book got a total affirmative, aye, oui and si from me!

Fairyloot Unboxing – February 2020

Fairyloot Unboxing – February 2020

Theme = Rulebreakers

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📚 Bookish Lip Balm by Little Heart Gifts

Inspired by Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan

Omg this smells delish! Strawberry Prosecco flavour!!!

 

📚 Serpent and Dove Mug artwork from @merwildandco and @taratjah

Hit with me! I live for Lou and Reed and the mug has a sketch inside too!

 

📚 We Hunt The Flame Art Print by @noverantale

 

📚 Mordor Luggage Tag designed by @bookmarkd.tattoos and @loveyoumorestudio

Fab. Just fab. And it’s right, one does not simply walk into Mordor! Its going on my case!

 

📚 Foil Bookmarks and Sticker designed by @noverantale

Inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

These bookmarks are just amazing. I want more!!!!

 

📚 Foiled Scarf designed by @taratjah

Inspired by Sorcery of Thorns

Scarves arent my thing at all but I cannot deny that this is absolutely beautiful so I need to find another use for it.

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Exclusive purple cover ✔

Artwork on the dust jacket ✔

Embossing on the hardcover ✔

Signed ✔

**If anyone is interested, the readalong with Fairyloot starts on 16th March**