A Book and a Beverage…..my favourite things!

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I saw this type of post in my reader and really wanted to start it.  Really sorry to the person who posted but I went back to find it and I couldn’t – if you see this and want me to credit you, please let me know!

There is nothing I like more than sitting down with a drink and reading a book, it really relaxes me. This month I have chosen a coffee and These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch:

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(Disclaimer – there was no actual coffee in this cup, the kettle was still boiling and I couldn’t wait!!!!)

 

These Rebel Waves came in my Fairyloot box.  I have been told that I need to stick with this book up until the 120 page mark where it starts to get brilliant – so this is what I will do!  You can read the blurb here.

Do you enjoy a book and a beverage?

What’s your beverage of choice?!

 

 

 

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The Weekly Epilogue – see what’s been happening in my world!

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Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

I’ve been in a small slump this week, I think my excitement over binge reading the Throne of Glass series has made me crash but I did read an arc of a totally different genre so am hoping that’s jump started me back in!

I got my hair all cut off and donated it to a kids cancer charity, 7 inches of hair gone. Feels so much lighter too! My son started film club so I’m excited to see what he learns. If only he would join a book club!!!

BOOKS I READ

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly

 

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch

 

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT

Wildcard by Marie Lu

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On the blog this week was…

Monthly Mini reviews

Discussion: half star reviews – what do you do?

Update: Sequel September

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Sequel September – completed! See how I did!

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I have completed – woohoo!

Books and Munchies posted a Sequel September challenge and now I have the challenge bug, I knew I needed to do it!  You can see my original post here.

The books I chose were:

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I am happy to report that I completely devoured them!  Also, unwittingly, I also read another sequel, Guilty as Sin by Meghan March so I was very happy!

I will be posting a series review for Throne of Glass but I need to read Tower of Dawn first, then its on like kong!

Did you participate in any September challenges?

Link up in comments so I can have a look!

Discussion: Half star ratings, what do you do?

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Half Ratings……what is the proper etiquette?

When you rate a book 3.5 stars, what do you put as the star rating? 3 or 4?

Or if it’s 2.5 stars, do you hit 2 or 3?

It’s always something that’s puzzled me. I mean your slap bang in the middle of 2 ratings……

It’s such a conundrum to me!

I think I almost always go for the higher rating but now I’m actually thinking about it, I should really start dishing out the lower rating on some of the books I read as maybe I am being over nice….

What do you do?

Do you ever think that Amazon/Goodreads will change and do half ratings ever?

Monthly Mini Review…..by me!

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I did this type of post the last couple of months and I really enjoyed it, but now I am wondering whether to carry on.  It’s a great way to showcase reviews so I will ponder on this a bit more!

Anyway, 2 monthly mini reviews for you today……

Guilty as Sin (Sin #2) by Meghan March

 

 

I won this trilogy in a comp from a PR company and I was so glad I did, it is superb!

My review:

We left Lincoln and Whitney when a bombshell dropped and all hell breaks loose in true soap opera style!

But Whit is bringing it, finding herself, her self worth and it made me so proud. I’m like a mother hen! ‘I’ve let people hurt me too many times. For years, I thought that’s all I deserved. But you know what? I was wrong. I deserve a hell of a lot better.’

I found myself whizzing through this, I hung on every word needing to know what happens next! It has that dramatic flair that excites and grips you, more secrets are revealed and the ending will make you gasp!

There is just 1 thing I cant get past with this book. A spinach and ham omelette for brekkie? No no no. Is that a thing? The thought of eating spinach for brekkie makes my mouth go dry!!!!!!

 

Reconstruct Me (Breakneck #5) by Crystal Spears

 

 

This author disappeared for a while but now she is back with more Breakneck!

My review:

And she is back.

And what an entrance!

If you love the Breakneck series you won’t be disappointed in this. We have the same dark, gritty MC we know and love from this author and personally, I can’t wait for more!

 

The Weekly Epilogue…..well, sort of!

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This pic is a bit of a white lie as this isn’t a Weekly Epilogue, it’s a bi-weekly…here is why……

I haven’t posted a weekly epilogue in a few weeks, only due to time and not having any! I pondered on the idea of whether to do a monthly recap for September or a bi-weekly sum up but my need to blog was greater so here I am with a bi-weekly for now!

I have only signed up for 2 arcs in September and currently have none scheduled in for the rest of the year, am hoping to keep it that way so I can finish my Beat the Backlist challenge and start off some new series that I have sitting on my tbr.

Anyway, I’m rambling!

I’ve had a great few weeks reading wise, 10 books!

BOOKS I READ

Crew by Tijan

One Last Wish by Aurora Rose Reynolds (novella)

Reconstruct Me by Crystal Spears (novella)

Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen

Strong by Kylie Scott

Josh and Hazel Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

The Boy Next Door by Stevie J Cole

Guilty as Sin by Meghan March

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Manik by Amo Jones (no pic as not live yet)

 

 

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

 

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT

These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch

 

So that’s my last few weeks – did you have a great reading week?

What books did you read?

Review: Catwoman by Sarah J Maas

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This was a no brainer for me, my favourite villain and one of my favourite authors….

Here is the blurb (which I am sure you all know, late to the party again!):

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

 



 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

‘Every good criminal in Gotham has a call sign. Let’s add this one to the mix. Catwoman. Has a nice ring to it.’

Catwoman is my fave baddie ever. I needed this book!

I didn’t know anything really about Batwing so reading this was like an education!

It was dramatic, maybe a bit dragged out in places but the secondary characters are amazing! In fact, Harley Quinn is my fave villian next to Catwoman. But a new contender entered the ring (for my heart!)….Poison Ivy. Like Batwing, I hadn’t known much about her before but she was just so endearing!

Not my fave in this series but a good read, Sarah captured Gotham brilliantly!

Cozy Autumn Reading List!!!

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I’ve been looking for an Autumn reading challenge but I can’t seem to find one to join so I thought I’d do my own! *I’m such a sad sack!*

Autumn here starts 23 September and ends 23 December but I’m going to run this till 30 November as I have something else planned for December!

For me Autumn represents being cozy! It gets colder, the leaves start falling, the landscape just looks beautiful, hoodies are worn and hot chocolate! And READING!

I have chosen 14 books to read so that’s 7 books a month (some of the books are from my Beat the Backlist Challenge too!)

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (4 books)

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Vicious by VE Schwab

Vengeful by VE Schwab

Revelling in Sin by Meghan March

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

Nightblood by Elly Blake

Burn in your Blood by Lili St Germain

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

 

Are you doing an Autumn challenge?

If you want to do this one I don’t mind – link me up in your post!

Books I want in October (hear my wallet crying?!)

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Nearly October!  Where is this year going?  Christmas soon!

Anyhoo, ignore my excitement for Christmas that is starting now, on with the books!

These are the books I am looking forward to in October (if you click on the cover it will take you to the blurb):

 

Loose Ends by Kristen Ashley

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE this author (bordering on obsession!) and this is three short stories and two novellas taking us back to characters and series in the Kristen Ashley universe.  Can’t wait!

 

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

I am on book 4 of this series now and I am hoping to be caught up by the time this beauty is released!

 

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Confession: I haven’t read book 1 yet but it’s on my reading list for the beginning of October so thought I would jump straight into this once its released!