Series Review (and my utter joy!): Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas


We all have lives, busy lives. The school runs, the traffic, the hustle at work, shopping, extra curricular kids activities, the washing, the housework and battling to get your son dressed before school (or is that just me?!), so you need a bit of relaxing time.

You pick up a book that you have had for a while on your shelf.

And then you experience the utter joy and happiness of reading a series that makes you actually sing with joy. Being emersed in another world, with other worldly characters who are just so amazing you have no idea where the words came from inside the author.

This is what this series is for me.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

I joined the readalong on the Facebook Sarah J Maas page, not only to join in but to spur me on to read some of my tbr. I am so glad I did!

This series bought me back my love of reading in a time when I thought it was taking a nose dive and I might need to step back from the book world a bit. So for this, Sarah J Maas, I thank you. More than thanks, my utter, humble gratitude comes your way in spades.

I’ve rambled on and on here but I needed to get it out, therapy if you will! Here are my reviews, maybe a little disjointed as I couldn’t wait to pick up the next book and dive in!

Throne of Glass review

Crown of Midnight review

Heir of Fire review

Queen of Shadows review

Empire of Storms review

Tower of Dawn review

Now the wait for Kingdom of Ash……


Books I want, ok need, in November!


If I actually dared to count my tbr I probably would cry!

Does that stop me from wanting, or getting, new books?

No. It does not!

So these are the books I want in November!

(Click on the cover to see the blurb)

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – saw the blurb and was instantly sold!

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer – I loved Renegades so much so I need to know what happens!

Pucked Love by Helena Hunting – I love this series more than cake so to be back in their world would be perfect!


Are you looking forward to any of these?

What other books are there releasing in November that you want?




Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu


I absolutely LOVED Warcross so was desperate to find out what happened next and how it all ended.

I think when I finished that I realized that Warcross was my favourite out of the duet but still agree that this is a must read.  Does anyone else agree?



4 ‘every problem has a solution’ stars!

I thought I’d write some bits as I went along…..

I’m 47% in and my mouth is agape. Never in a million years did I think this was all going to happen!

So far the story line has taken a different tack for Em…..she is now the follower and not the leader. It was an interesting change, and I like it!

My allegiances have been flying backwards and towards I must admit!

And Hideo, I love a bit of romance and this line really stuck with me
‘For a girl that you claim you don’t care about, that little wild card sure has a grip on you.’

60% if my mouth could hang open more I’d be surprised. Plus my eyes are popping out my head!

Oh jeez that last 20% was action packed. I couldn’t get enough!

So to sum up, action packed, some shockers and a great read!

And a sidenote. I love Jax.


Off the Grid Readathon: The Results!!!

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I thought I would post my Off the Grid Readathon results instead of my normal weekly epilogue as it would just be the same books!!!

Well, I did it! 5 books! Thanks to Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and Justine from I Should Read That for hosting.

Bit of background….I did have Friday off work and my son was at camp so these aren’t my normal type of days as I had more ‘free’ time but still it goes to show that switching off from social media can have an effect.

I found that I slept better, was more relaxed (apart from worrying if my son was ok!) and it Also helped curve my FOMO that has me gliding round Facebook for hours! I didn’t read about books, what people were doing etc so I didn’t know I was missing out! Does that make sense?

Anyway….on to the books! This is what I read:

Reveling in Sin by Meghan March

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

This is being held quarterly so will defo do the next but I don’t think I’ll be able to read 5 books, maybe 3!

Did you participate?

How did you get on?

Stacking the Shelves (12th October)

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

I have never done a meme before but this looked really fun so I wanted to get involved!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

The past 2 weeks I got more books than I ever normally do (it’s a sickness I tell you!

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

Forgetting Me by Crystal Spears

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox




What books did you get this week?


The Off the Grid Readathon!

Whilst I was reading posts last Tuesday I came across this gem….and it’s just what I need!

The Off the Grid Readathon!

Thanks to Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and Justine from I Should Read That for the fabulous idea. It’s also my very first Readathon!

‘There are so many distractions for readers these days — it can sometimes be difficult to really concentrate on your book while your phone is buzzing with the latest social media updates. The idea behind this readathon is to disconnect from the distractions of our phones and just, well, read.’

I am not going to set any number of books or assign titles (let’s face it, with a tbr as big as mine, I have lots to choose from!!!!)

I can’t wait to switch off from Social Media for 3 days and read, read read! I’ll be back next week with an update post!!

The rules:

This readathon will be quarterly, starting on the second weekend of the month. The first round will be in October, then next is January, April, and July.

We will kick off at 12:00am on Friday 12 October and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday night in your own time zone! You have three full days to read as much as possible without distraction.

There are no challenges or reading sprints here, just books! Come up with your TBR and stick with it as much as you can, but don’t feel bad if you meander.

There is really only one rule — stay off your phone as much as possible! The whole point is to stay off the grid, as the name implies. As there are no sprints or updates during the readathon, there’s no real reason to be checking your phone. However, you can keep track of the amount of time you read and compare it with later readathons.

Are you taking part?

Are you a Readathon newbie like me?

Series I want to START in 2018….

I realized I have quite a few books sitting on my tbr that are firsts in a series, series that I might want to continue reading in 2019.  So to make my decision if I will carry on reading the series or not I am making December my

‘Series to START in 2018′ month!

Here are the first books (and series) that I have picked out from my tbr and my plan is to read them in December:

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) by Jaymin Eve

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Keira Cass

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Salvatore (Benedetti Brothers #1 by Natasha Knight

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo


Have you read any of these?

What did you think?


The Weekly Epilogue…see what I’ve read this week!

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

And I’m back in the game, the reading game that is! I’m happy to announce my 9 day reading slump is over! It feels so good to be back to the old me!

We are getting ready for my son to go to camp, it’s only 3 days but he is still so little to me that I don’t want him to go! He is really looking forward to it though. I booked the days off work so I can read!

I’m participating in OWNtober and have picked out 6 books to read but I am secretly hoping I can knock it out the park and read more….but don’t want to count my chickens and all that!

I’m also going to try a readathon which starts Friday to Sunday, Off the Grid readathon….wish me luck!


  • Wildcard by Marie Lu
  • Claiming the Enemy by Jamie Begley
  • The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
  • Forgetting Me by Crystal Spears


City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab


Dangerous Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Fairyloot Unboxing: September Starcrossed Swoons *spoilers*

September 2018 Fairyloot Unboxing

Starcrossed Swoons

‘Do you love your books with starcrossed lovers? Characters that make you swoon? Rich tales and lush descriptions?’

This month’s box was full to the brim of goodness! Lets dive straight in!

  • Bella and Edward (Twilight) candle by Nerd Poured Candles. Smells delish, I love a candle especially on Autumn evenings!
  • Prythian Shoelace by Fictiontea Designs. It features all the courts from A Court of Thorns and Roses (Winter House here!!)
  • Constellation Notebook designed by Read at Midnight. Now I don’t know about you, but stationery is always, always welcome!
  • A Dreamer Apron designed by Literary Life Co and has a quote from Strange the Dreamer on it. I’m just about to make my Christmas cake so this came at just the right time!
  • A Love Rune Enamel pin by Fictiontea Designs from Shadowhunters and has pride of place on my book sleeve.
  • Angelic Fire Candle Matches by Fictiontea Designs. Just what’s needed for my candle collection!
  • A Mal and Alina (Grishaverse) body butter from Little Heart Gifts. It’s in the shape of a heart and is stargazer lily scented. I put some on my hands and it smelt divine and my skin was so soft!
  • Swoonworthy postcards designed by Taratjah. It includes artwork from ACOTAR, Strange the Dreamer, The Dark Artifices and The Star Touched Queen.


Mirage by Somaiya Daud

An exclusive cover ✔

Sprayed edges ✔

Signed by the author ✔

A girls survival depends on being the perfect body double for a cruel princess. Can’t wait to dive in!

Loved this month’s box!

Do you get Fairyloot?

Do you get any book subscription boxes?