🎧 Review: Flash Fire by TJ Klune

Title: Flash Fire

Series: The Extraordinaires #2

Author: TJ Klune


Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City it’s up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic.

I absolutely cannot get enough of this series!

Omg. This book. THIS BOOK!

I had tears rolling down my face again. The scene, the ‘education’ scene with Nick’s Dad and Seth’s uncle and aunt. I was roaring.

Nick and Seth are a couple and Nick is just as wild as before. I love him. There’s more antics, drama, a lot of laughs and a heck of a story.

Omg. That ending. THAT ENDING!!!!!! I had chills, I screamed!

As I said in my review for book 1, I feel my review can’t do this book justice, so this is it. Apart from…….Team Lighthouse forever!

The Answer Can’t Be Books Tag!

My 1st tag of the year!

I can’t remember where I saw this tag so many, many apologies to whoever created ❤ If you want to comment below then I can amend my post!

ANSWER CAN’T BE BOOKS TAG

So…..as the title suggests, the answers to the questions below cannot be books!!!

What is something that you own way too many of, other than books?


Candles! I know it’s to do with books but it’s not books so it counts!!!! Anyway, I have an obsession with buying a candle to go with physical books I own. And it’s obvious that I have a candle buying problem!!!


What is something that you do for fun that’s not reading a book?


Gaming. I love playing on Roblox or on my sons xbox! I get lost for hours playing them and it’s something I do with my son although he is getting to the age where we like different games now!


What is something special or important on your nightstand, that’s not a book?


A photo of me and my son. It was his 1st birthday and he is smiling so big and I love it!


What’s something that you buy at a bookstore other than books?


A coffee in their coffee shop (when I’m buying books!!!) OK. I’m not really that good at this I know!!!!


What’s a fun gift that you’ve received that wasn’t a book or a gift card for books?


Clothes, always clothes!


What’s a You Tube channel you watch not related to books?


I love watching Roman Atwood. Have watched him religiously for about 9 years. Love him and his family! Smile More!!!


Tag five BookTubers that you want to learn more about.


Omg I don’t know of any apart from Kristin Kraves Books! She is amazing, go drop her a subscribe!

Illumicrate Unboxing – December 2021: CURSED!!!

December theme is: CURSED!

Featured fandoms are Winternight, Nevermoor, Girl, Serpent Thorn, and an officially licensed Ninth House item!



💛 The Road Through Midnight Mug – based on the Winternight Trilogy with artwork from @rosiethorns88
💛 Survive This World Bookmark Tin – Ninth House licensed tin designed by @chattynora
💛 Starcrossed Lovers Calendar – artwork by @sallteas and @frostbite.studios designed by @chattynora
💛 Nevermoor Sticker Sheet – artwork from @moehrenkstship
💛 Firebird Pin Banner – inspired by Girl, Serpent, Thorn, designed by @aspenceart
💛 Monthly Pin – designed by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt based on the book of the month.

FEATURED BOOK



A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

Exclusive cover ✔
Transparent overlay jacket ✔
Digitally printed edges ✔
Signed ✔

🎧 Review: The Extraordinaires by TJ Klune

Title: The Extraordinaires

Series: The Extraordinaires #1

Author: TJ Klune

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune’s YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.

Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).

Amazing,
Fun,
Fabulous,
Humorous,
And written by a genius.

This was so good, I listened to the audio and the
narrator was fabulous!

Nick is a fanfiction writer who is basically obsessed with the superheroes, The Extraordinaires, who fight crime (and each other!) where he lives and Nick decides he needs super powers after being attacked so gets his friends to help.

What follows had me laughing all the way through this. There was a few points where I had to pause this because I tears rolling down my face from laughing so much!

Nick is someone I love. I want to know him in real life although he’d probably tire me out with his constant dialogue! His little group of friends made me smile a lot, utterly fabulous!

I can’t seem to form the words to say how much I loved this. But I am diving straight into book 2!!!

TTT – Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

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.

Topic: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

This was so hard to narrow down to just 10!!!!

💛 House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas
💛 The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L Armentrout
💛 The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna
💛 Amari and the Great Game by BB Alston
💛 Book of Night by Holly Black
💛 Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer
💛 Spark of Ash by Molly E Lee
💛 Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart
💛 For the Throne by Hannah Whitten
💛 Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni

What books are you looking forward to?

Review: Gild by Raven Kennedy

Title: Gild

Series: Plated Prisoner #1

Author: Raven Kennedy

The fae abandoned this world to us. And the ones with power rule.

Gold.

Gold floors, gold walls, gold furniture, gold clothes. In Highbell, in the castle built into the frozen mountains, everything is made of gold.

Even me.

King Midas rescued me. Dug me out of the slums and placed me on a pedestal. I’m called his precious. His favored. I’m the woman he Gold-Touched to show everyone that I belong to him. To show how powerful he is. He gave me protection, and I gave him my heart. And even though I don’t leave the confines of the palace, I’m safe.

Until war comes to the kingdom and a deal is struck.

Suddenly, my trust is broken. My love is challenged. And I realize that everything I thought I knew about Midas might be wrong.

Because these bars I’m kept in, no matter how gilded, are still just a cage. But the monsters on the other side might make me wish I’d never left.

‘Does it really matter if your cage is solid gold when you aren’t allowed to leave it? A cage is a cage, no matter how gilded.’

Auren is the Kings favoured, they go back years but now he keeps her like a pet. King Midas has turned Auren into living gold. I did like Midas although I wasn’t sure why!!!!

On a journey to another Kingdom, Auren wonders if she should’ve stayed at home in her cage…….

The world building was great, the plot was ok but a little on the slow side for me but I really loved Auren. She’s funny, brave and resilient.

Also…..Commander Rip ….now he sounds like a man I’d want to meet!

I really was not expecting that ending though so I need that next book!


2021 – My year in books and Happy New Years Eve!

2021 – My year in books!

Here we are on the last day of the year! I hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve and ring in the new year with your loved ones.

I do love looking at my Goodreads stats when they’re published! Then I like to post about them for a sense of achievement (and satisfaction!) and also I can record here so I can look back!

Do you like to see your stats too?

For 2022 I am going to use Goodreads and also Storygraph too, in tandem, to see what the differences are in stats!

Here are my stats for 2021:

I read 95 books! 39, 725 pages read, wowee!!!!!

It appears I was flinging those 4 and 5 stars around like confetti and my average rating was 4.4!!

There were some other stats and info but I didn’t want to bore you all and though these were the most pertinent!!!

Have a great evening whatever you are doing! We are staying in and having a family Zoom call!

Closing the Chapter – December 2021

Welcome to Closing the Chapter!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to ringing in 2022. We had a great time, lots of food, fun and family.

I read 8 books in December! Most of my reviews will be published in January as I didn’t want to mess with Blogmas!!!

I’m moving to bi-monthly updates in the shape of the Sunday post for January as a test (for me!) to see if I’ve actually got enough to contribute so look out for my first post on 15th January!


📚 Physical/EBooks


A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St Clair

See my review here.

Plated Prisoner by Raven Kennedy
Gild
Glint
Gleam
See my reviews soon!

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight
Lord of Shadows
Queen of Air and Darkness


🎧 Audiobooks


City of Brass by SA Chakraborty

See my review soon


What did you read in December?