TTT – Titles or Covers That Made Want to Read/Buy the Book


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.

Firstly let me apologise for the state of this post, I’ve slipped a disc and can’t really sit up but I still wanted to post so tried my best! (and WordPress still hates me and won’t let me centre any pictures today!!!)

Theme: Titles or Covers That Made Want to Read/Buy the Book

Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Crave by Tracy Wolff

I Dare You by Shantel Tessier

Untouchable by Sam Mariano

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Happy August!

Just a little post to wish you a happy August!

“Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch.” ―Jane Smiley

“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” ―Denise Levertov

Fairyloot Unboxing: June 2021 -Animal Companions

June 2021

‘Have you ever felt a connection to an animal friend? Or wished for your own magic creature to accompany you on an epic quest? Whether that be a fire-spitting dragon or a talking cat, for many readers animals are the perfect companions!’

Items inspired by The Raven Boys, Crescent City, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Kingdom of the Wicked.

Crescent City Flower Pot designed by @ouroidae

TPotOT Metalmark designed by @no0nedesigns

The Raven Cycle pillow covers designed by @kdpletters

Enamel Pin  – Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service made by @layla_ashtar_shrine

Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked Standee with artwork from @morhana0anagram

Tarot cards which I think are from Kingdom of the Wicked (mistake on spoiler card I think)


Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

✔ Exclusive cover
✔ Sprayed edges
✔ Artwork on reverse dj by @icandrawthingz
✔ Foil embossing on cover by @icandrawthingz
✔ Signed

Closing the Chapter: July 2021

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

Our month started off with a 10 day isolation as there were positive cases of COVID in my son’s class, luckily he escaped getting it! But he’s now finished school for the holidays….bittersweet as he has now left the school he’s been at for 7 years and goes up to senior school in September and I am one nervous Mum for him!

Just want to say sorry I’m absent, I’ve slipped a disc and I am fit for nothing at the mo!

In isolation I took part in the Off the Grid Readathon where you switch off social media and just read! I wasn’t too strict with myself but managed to read nearly 3 chunky books on those 3 days which was great for my total of 9 for the month!!


City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
See my review here.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐.5
See my review here.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

See my review here

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare ⭐⭐⭐⭐

See my review here.

Captive of the Horde King by Zoey Draven – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Claimed by the Horde King by Zoey Draven ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Madness of the Horde King by Zoey Draven ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

See my series review here.

Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon
See my review here.


Jade City by Fonda Lee ⭐⭐⭐⭐

See my review here.

What did you read in July?

My haul – July 2021

No longer will I go on about buying limits and what I’m going to do next month because I can’t stick to it and frankly, it’s boring!!! So these hauls will be what they are whether it be 3 books or 300 (my tbr is praying that it’s never anywhere close to 300!!!)

I hauled 4 books this month which actually isn’t bad for me!!!


Untethered by Kaylynn Flanders


Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune


The Extraordinaires by TJ Klune


Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

What did you haul in July?

National Milk Chocolate Day!!!!

When I read, I do like to munch some chocolate (not all the time, just for a treat!!!) and to my surprise today is National Milk Chocolate Day!

Apparently the National Confectioners Association created National Milk Chocolate Day and they want you to enjoy your favourite milk chocolate so who am I to say no to that?!

I’ve got my book and my chocolate buttons and I’m off to celebrate!

What do you like to eat whilst reading?

TTT – Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island


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 – Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island

I got all excited thinking I could choose 10 books and then realised that 10 really isn’t that many so I had to have a think and narrow down my list!

But I couldn’t narrow down to 10 so it’s 11!!!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Review: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer


Title: Stars Above

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4.5

Author: Marissa Meyer

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

So happy to be back in the world of The Lunar Chronicles and to read the stories of how they all really began, stories we’d heard about but not in real detail, from their perspective.

The whole gang had their own little short, it was like looking into their memories!

My faves were:

The Keeper – Scarlet’s grandmother, Cinders beginnings and Scarlet!

The Queens Army…..WOLF…..say no more!

The Mechanic – when Kai met Cinder for the first time, from Kai’s pov. It was CUTE!!!!!

The last story was a wedding….and I revelled in it!

‘And she had every intention if being blissfully happy for ever, ever after.’

Christmas in July – deccies edition!

As I said in my earlier post – please don’t hate me! I warned you this was coming!!!

In my post earlier in the month I told you that I’m a certified Christmas nut and want to celebrate the magic of Christmas but put a Summer twist on it!

Today I bring you……

CHRISTMAS IN JULY – decoration edition!

Instead of a Christmas tree, decorate a few pineapples!

Start planning your Christmas (buying bits each month really keeps the cost long as you remember what you bought!)

Put up outside fairylights,

Take a family photo in the sun for your Christmas card,

Slip n slide instead of sledging,

Make a Christmas in July playlist of all your fave Christmas songs,

Watch Christmas films!!!!

What would you suggest?