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Dawn of Eden (Book 0.5) – Julie Kagawa

Title – Dawn of Eden
Author – Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

If you follow my blog (maybe), you’ll know that I LOVE Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series. I gobbled that bad boy up in days and when I finished The Forever Song, I cried because the emotional whirlwind of plague, friendship and general badass-ery was over.

Until.

UNTIL I FOUND OUT ABOUT DAWN OF EDEN! (Apparently this was released in 2013 and it’s just popped up in my kindle store. I feel a bit daft for not knowing about it sooner but that’s okay).

It’s not much. Just a little teaser into the world before, into a world that is only beginning to learn the brutality of the Red Lung virus. But it’s enough for me.

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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

Title – A Monster Calls
Author – Patrick Ness
Series: N/A
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

I am so late to the party with this one. It’s a book that has been sitting on my bookcase for a long time and I’ve just never gotten time to read (especially now with a baby). But in this crazy world I managed to find an afternoon to do my own thing and I picked up this book.

It was beautiful. It was unexpected. It was utterly heart wrenching.

Patrick Ness is a superb author. He was asked to write finish writing this for Siobhan Dowd, an author who sadly died from breast cancer. I don’t know what I expected from this book but I’m glad I read it.

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This Mortal Coil (Book 1) – Emily Suvada

Title: This Mortal Coil

Author: Emily Suvada

Series: This Mortal Coil

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada was a series that took me by storm. Another gem I found while browsing my local Waterstones bookstore, it fit my need for dystopian YA Sci-Fi after Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa left me in a little bit of a slump. After reading Blood of Eden I found I needed two more things in my life; books with vicious plagues and kick-ass women leads.

This Mortal Coil did not disappoint.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 29

Day 29 – Most Anticipated Read for Next Month

Next month, I have decided I’m going to to be focusing on fairytale retellings so I’ve picked out a list of books that I hope to get through and review for the month.

That means I know in advance what I’m going to be reading which could either work really well or really badly. I’m hoping it goes well because it would cut some of the work out for me with a small baby on the go, it’s one less thing to think about.

I’m probably being a bit optimistic with this one but my most anticipated read is actually going to be a series.

My most anticipated reads for next month is going to be The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 27

Day 27 – A Book That You Both Love and Hate

First of all, sorry for the absence. I’m running a day late with my challenge but unfortunately my daughter has been having a bit of an episode and has made doing things the past two days incredibly difficult. But I suppose we’ll get there.

Anyway.

We’re getting on with the challenge and for this prompt I choose a book that both pulled me in and pushed me away.

A book I both love and hate is A Fault in our Stars by John Green.

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