Review: Void by Coralee June and Raven Kennedy

I think by the blurb and my review you get the jist! This was just what I wanted to read!

Title: Void

Authors: Coralee June and Raven Kennedy

I was born of nothing.

I’m a Void, a rare supernatural capable of absorbing powers at the brush of my skin.

Feared. Hated. Untouchable.

Thibault Academy is full of supernaturals that want me dead, and the most powerful of them, the Paragons, will stop at nothing to ensure I go back to the hell I came from. They’re cruel, heartless, and have created an unlikely alliance to take me down.

If I want to learn how to control the nothingness, I’ll have to survive them.

I was born of the void, but I’ll die from the power.

This is a reverse harem bully romance.

Firstly readers, let me give you some advice. Before reading, grab a towel and and some tissues cause this read is going to hit all the feels. All the feels, amongst other errrm, feelings!!!!

Another piece of advice. You will want to read this book in 1 sitting so make sure you have the time. No one wants to see your sex face wandering round the supermarket so choose your sofa, or your bed to read!

Advise number 3. Make sure you only have socks on. Shoes will do you no good when you kick your own bum for not reading this sooner. Take it from me, it hurts and it’s also hard to kick your own bum, gotta watch those pulled muscles!

I think you can gather from my copious amount of advice that I loved this book.

#TeamGritt

Yours sincerely

PNR lover

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What do you watch to get you in the mood????!

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Steering away from books but……Halloween films!

I know I’ve mentioned before that I am a complete wuss and cant watch true horror films but I get in the spirit by watching family friendly ones.

Ok, I watch kids films 😂

But this means my son can watch too and I’ve got him into some of the old classics!

Here are the top 3 films that we crack out every year as we have them on DVD and watch to get in the mood!

Hocus Pocus

Casper

Addams Family

What Halloween films do you watch to get you in the mood?!

What was I reading this time last year?

I saw this somewhere (I’m so sorry I forgot to note down who!) and thought it was a great idea!

This time last year I was participating in OWNtober where you read books off your TBR…….see how I did here.

Anyway….here are the books I read and reviewed this time last year for Spooky Reviews!


 

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

See my review here.


 

Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

See my review here.


 

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

See my review here.


 

What were you reading this time last year?

Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Title: Nevernight

Author: Jay Kristoff

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
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Another audible listen!

Firstly, this narrator is absolutely fabulous! I also love this author’s writing style, it’s funny, it grabs you and I can’t believe I haven’t started this series sooner. Wow what a read. It’s right up there on my top reads of the year!

I fell completely, head over heels in love with Mia. I want to be her (minus all the stuff she went through as a kid!) She is just so sarcastic and funny! There was 1 part when I hated her….but it was for the greater good!

The characters and the world were fascinating. My faves were Mr Kindly and Naev. And then there was Tric. I didn’t just love him, I LOVED him!

Then there was ‘that bit’. You know THAT bit. With Tric and Mia. Omg pass me a fan!!!! I was gagging for something to happen between them….

And sadness. Sadness overtook everything for me. People dying left right and centre and my world shattered. Waaaaah.

Gimme more of that…..book 2 please!

Gimme all the books – November

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Oh wow.

I was putting this post together and realised just how many books that are releasing in November that I want.

6. I want need 6 books! 7 if you include my Fairyloot book (but I dont know what that is!)

What with October releases and my humongous (it’s a word!) TBR, I’m done for! Who needs to eat? Tinned goods are the way forward I feel!

Anyway, I digress…..

Firstly there is ITUE by LJ Shen.

No full title, cover or blurb yet. Shebis such a tease! This is coming on 8th November and the book releases on 19th November.

 

 

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

 


 

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

 

 


 

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

 

 


 

Supernova by Marissa Meyer

 

 


 

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Ultimate Reading Challenge – my update!!

I thought I would do a little update on one of my challenges for this year….Ultimate Reading Challenge! You can see my June update here (and it links to my original post).

The prompts for each month are:

I’m so happy to say that I AM UP TODATE WITH THIS CHALLENGE!!!! (lets not talk about my other challenges!!)

August – Tear Jerker

One Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

Oh God. I hate a tear jerker. 1) because I am basically dead inside and not much makes me cry and 2) when I do cry I call myself a pussy!

This is a book I knew would make me blub, so I read again…..I couldn’t get my review link from Amazon (I wasn’t searching through all my reviews) so here it is:

This book made me have a tear and snot fest!!

I can’t string a sentence together at the mo and I don’t even want to try and write a review…so this will be it.

Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Cry fest. And now I have a headache.

September – book with a cover you like

Valiant by Holly Black

Not sure why but this cover calls to me!!! Plus it was my first audible listen!

See my review here.

 

October – recommendation from a friend

Now I had a list as long as my arm of books I could’ve used for this month!


Rage by Cora Carmack

So many people recommended this and who am I to say no?

See my review here. 

 

I am ready for November and December – bring it on!

Review: Rage by Cora Carmack

As a proud Skyfire Stormheart owner, it was a no brainer to read this!

Title: Rage

Author: Cora Carmack

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

This feels like more than rage.

It feels like war.

We return to Pavan…..and boy, it’s in a mess!
Aurora knows she needs to get back in that castle……and we know that will lead to more trouble!
I won’t say anything specific about the plot but I was so mad at Aurora for keeping her true identity from those who took her in, her friends, those that loved and trusted her. I wanted to shake her!
We saw a bit more of the secondary characters in this book, Nova being 1 and Jinx another. I love them and I want more from these guys in the next book.
I’m confused about what team I’m on! Am I team Cassius or team Kiran? IM SO CONFLICTED! I can’t take this, normally I pick a side and that’s it but I’m torn! So torn!
A great read, there wasn’t a dull moment and with that ending I need book 3 NOW!!!

Review: A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

You know when you have had a series on your tbr for some time and for some reason, or reasons, put off reading it?

That was me with this series.

And now I want to kick myself as it was utter brilliance. I’m so sad I’ve finished it. I’m really not ready to let the characters or the world go yet…….


Title: A Conjuring of Light

Author: VE Schwab

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.

That was fantastic!

The story picked up from book 2 and quickly grew to a crescendo of an utterly fabulous, marvellous tale! I couldnt have asked for more!

I fell in love with Kell, Lila and Rhy all over again.

‘Rhy watched his brother move toward her as naturally as if the world had simply tipped. For Kell, apparently, it had.’

Sigh.

I love this series and I am so sad to see it end here.

Anoshe.

Fairyloot Unboxing – Witches Be Crazy (September)

Fairyloot Unboxing – September

Theme = Witches Be Crazy

 

 

 

Canvas Tote Bag by @bandofweirdos

Tote bags are always welcome in my house (but I do always seem to forget them when I go shopping!!!!)

Deck of cards with art from @obsidiayan and @crookedyew. Illustrations based on Charmed, Sabrina, Throne of Glass and the featured book.

So pretty but not sure I will use them!

Fluffy Witch Socks from Fairyloot

Fluffy socks are a fave of mine starting this time of year and these are perfect to get me in the mood for Halloween!

Not Your Basic Witch Enamel Pin designed by thatslovelydearshop

I love an enamel pin and this one looks like a Starbucks so a total hit with me!

Metal Straws (with magic and witch on them)

I take the cutlery we had in a previous box out with me so these will fit in too!

Sticky Notepad with the quote ‘Just as sane as I am’

Luna, I love her! And now I can write notes and remind me of her everyday!

Tarot cards from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi with art by @loweana.art

I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with all these cards you know. At the moment they are all just in my drawer…….

Cauldron Bath Bomb by @littleheartgifts (melon scented)

This is probably the bestest ever thing I have ever received. LOOK AT IT! I am in total and utter love! And it smells divine! I’m never going to use it, just admire it, touch it, smell it and love it on the daily!

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Fairyloot Exclusive ✔

Shimmery sprayed edges ✔

Artwork on reverse of dust jacket ✔

Signed ✔