Review: Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

Title: Bridge of Souls

Series: Cassidy Blake #3

Author: Victoria Schwab

Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows … unless it’s the other way around?

Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while travelling for her parents’ TV show.

But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colourful, grisly local legends. And the city’s biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.

Cass takes on her most dangerous challenge yet…

‘Look and listen.
See and know.
This is what you are.’

Back in the world of Cassidy Blake and this time we are in New Orleans but someone, or something, is hot on the heels of Cass.

‘You cannot win without losing too.’

I know the books in this series are MG reads but I admit I was spooked! But I couldn’t stop reading. It has that same pull as Percy Jackson and Harry Potter!

Mystery, death, ghosts, an emissary and the Society of the Black Cat. This book has it all. And as a side note the Thread and Bone is somewhere I want to visit!

I’m wondering if this this end to the series? I really hope not because I love it!!!

🎧 Review: Pause by Kylie Scott

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Title: Pause

Author: Kylie Scott

When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.

Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.

Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

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This book warmed my heart!

Anna has a terrible accident, has been betrayed by not only one person but 2 and is at a crossroads in her life.

Leif was also in the accident and is there after to make sure she is ok.

Leif is a constant support for Anna and man, I had a visual in my head of him and it was glorious!

Loved the narrator,
Loved the story,
Loved Anna,
Especially loved Leif,
100% recommend!

And Anna is correct, taking your bra off is the best moment of the day!!!!!

TTT – Colourful Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Theme: Colourful Book Covers

Books are beautiful, there is no doubt about it!

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer


Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas


Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff


Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas


Skyhunter by Marie Lu


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna


Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins



Viper by Bex Hogan



Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Glass

Series: The Mortal Instruments #3

Author: Cassandra Clare

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

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Not a conventional review from me this time but merely a few feelings!

I was on the edge of my seat here mostly throughout the whole book.

This book also made me ecstatically happy for many reasons!

I think this is my fave book of the series so far!

I hate angst but weirdly the Jace and Clary angst in this book excited me!

My ongoing obsession with Magnus and Alec continued and chapter 11 made my heart soar!

After my initial disliking of Simon in the 1st 2 books, I started to warm up to him here and I can now say I like him! Strange how that works isn’t it!!

I think I’m going to leave it there. Yes a totally small not-review but it is what it is!

Review: All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

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Title: All the Tides of Fate

Series: All the Stars and Teeth #2

Author: Adalyn Grace

Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses.

No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul.

To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything―but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her.

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Must admit I was happy to be diving back into a world where Bastian exists! And he did not disappoint me!

Amora is now Queen of Visidia and wants to right the wrongs of the past. Although she now has no magic which resides with half her soul in Bastian. I mean I would’ve been overjoyed with that but she….was not really!!!

But anyway, off on a quest to find a magical object to get her magic back, we find ourselves back on the Keel Haul. Best parts of the book in my opinion, was so good, bought back all those original feels I had.

But. I wanted to smack Bastian and Amora’s heads together. Well mainly Amora’s!!! Angst drives me potty!! Stronger together, always! Bastian however is my utter fave, I mean look:

‘You won’t be able to ignore me forever, Princess.’

‘I’ve tried so hard to be there for you, and to give you time, but . . . I need someone to be there for me.’

Oh Bastian.

This was a fast paced conclusion to the duology and even though that ending nearly tore my heart out, I really liked it!

Books Releasing in May that I MUST have!!!!

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Can you believe May is in 15 days? I know I probably say it a lot, but time is flying! (Roll on Christmas I say!!!)

Another month, another load of fab book releases!

Here are the books I want that are releasing in May but honestly I may have to wishlist some of them as I really need to read some of my tbr before I buy anymore books! Do you do that?

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Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller


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Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard


There are some great romance releases too that I am thinking about but I don’t seem to be reading romance at the mo so these will defo go on my wishlist for when I’m back in the romance mood!

  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  • The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
  • Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley

TTT – Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colours

Top Ten Tuesday is featured by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Theme: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colours

I mean what the heck is this meant to be?!!! I googled because I didn’t have a clue (after sitting there for a while dumbfounded!) And then tried to formulate a plan. So bear with me here!

Infra Red – red
I’m starting off with a nice easy one!
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin


Razzmatazzpinkish-red
The first thing that popped in my head has nothing to do with the colour, but a name. No correlation either apart from it starts with the same letter but here you go….Raybearer!


Fuzzy Wuzzy – reddy brown?
Only thing that popped in my head here is World After by Susan Ee….and only because of the sword, cutely named Pooky Bear which is baby talk like fuzzy wuzzy!


Orange circuit – orange
Another easy one! Thank the book God’s! Illuminae!!


Outer Space – dark grey
The book that popped in my mind here is Skyward by Brandon Sanderson….because it’s set in space 😂 why am I so rubbish at this?!



Wild blue yonder
Blue, sea, see my connection?!


Periwinkle – blue?
It’s clear I’m not the greatest at this but……Iron King (only because the cover has blue in it and I don’t even know if you could call it periwinkle either!)



Denim blue

That’s denim blue, yes?!


I have to stop here at 8!

So it’s clear that this wasn’t a good subject for me so I’m sorry you had to sit here and read this!

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes

Series: The Mortal Instruments #2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.


Here we go with book 2 in my huge journey of reading all that is CC! I can safely say that with this book, I am now totally sucked into the Shadowhunters world!

Firstly let’s get my dislikes out the way. Just a few minuscule little things!
I’m not a Simon lover. He just got in the way in my eyes and I can’t quite work out if I’m happy with what happened or not.

I didn’t like how Clary seems to hate on all the girls in her life, Isabelle now Maia. I mean come on Clary, girls lift each other!!!!

And man, Jace and Clary better not be siblings. I mean I don’t think they are (see my likes!) but I felt a bit ick because currently they think they are!
And now my good bits!

I think it’s fair to say I am a little obsessed with Magnus…..specifically Magnus and Alec!

Saying what I said about about Clary and Jace. I think I’m piecing things together. The Inquisitor knew something, like she had pieced something together herself. I’m not sure but I hope I am right! So I like that I could be right pahahaaa!

Isabelle, I just love her!
Simon and what I hope is Maia. That would make me like him!!!!!

Did I say I am obsessed with Magnus and Alec?

The story……it’s hotting up!

Review: End of Days by Susan Ee

Title: End of Days

Series: Penryn & the End of Days #3

Author: Susan Ee

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?


Back with Pen and Raffe. The conclusion!

So much action and drama! My heart was literally in my mouth! I don’t know why I was so on edge with this book and not the others but I was literally on tenterhooks!

Here are a few of my thoughts!

• I’m literally in love with Pen’s Mum. I mean she a leader!
• I know Beliel did some horrible things. Vile. But he has a story too. And I actually felt sorry for him and I can sort of understand why he was the way he was.
• I also wanted to scream at Raffe at multiple points to screw tradition, if you read you’ll know why!!!
• Those twins sure do love their talent shows! They were the light in the dark in this book with their rambles, quips and money making schemes!
• The last stand. The getting ready. Showing what humanity is. ‘This is life.’
• That epilogue.

I loved this series so much. Is it wrong to want more? To fast forward 5 years in Pen and Raffe’s life and see what is happening? Susan Ee, I beg you, please!