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
‘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)
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria
✔ Exclusive cover ✔ Sprayed edges ✔ Artwork on reverse dj by @icandrawthingz ✔ Foil embossing on cover by @icandrawthingz ✔ Signed
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.
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!!!
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.’