January Wrap Up

 

January was a bit of a mixed bag, some great reads, some surprises and some disappointments. I’ve managed to read a couple short story collections, fairytale retellings, fantasy epics and a 1930s crime classic so I’m quite pleased with how varied I’ve been.  Continue reading “January Wrap Up”

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2015 Faves – Authors

2015 was a really great year for me reading-wise. It was my first full year out of full time education. The year I could finally read all those books I’d been hauling from university halls to my first home. Weirdly, the first 6 months I was in a bit of a slump. I read some really great books but it just took me foreeeever to get through them. Around June, I remembered I LOVED fantasy. I remembered that Game of Thrones was fantasy. I remembered that other fantasy series exist and I should probably try to read them. I remembered that I loved YA. I hadn’t read a YA book since I was a teen. I soon remedied the fantasy/YA shaped hole in my life. I finally had my reading groove back. I devoured books again. And it made me a much happier person. I’d forgotten how much I’d missed the ‘it’s midnight and I need to get up in 5 hours but I can’t put down this book’ feeling; that feeling of escapism after a really crappy day. And finally, I discovered some amazing authors who have become my new favourites! I am very excited to read more of their work in 2016; their back-catalogues and new releases alike! Continue reading “2015 Faves – Authors”

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson: A Review

 

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, published by Gollancz in the UK

The Final Empire

The Well of Ascension

Hero of Ages

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Brandon Sanderson is a master storyteller. His world building is extraordinary, his character development is astounding. There are not enough superlatives in the world for me to describe how good this series is. The first book in the series, The Final Empire, had been sitting in my tbr pile for a while but it was #mistbornmondays that gave me the push I needed to finally dive into this epic trilogy. Mistborn Mondays was created by Lucy Richardson over at The Book Belle on Youtube when she began hosting The Great Mistborn Readlong in preparation for Sanderson’s new release Shadows of Selfthe fifth book in the Mistborn world that comes out later this month. I shouldn’t have waited so long.

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September Book Haul

I can’t believe we’re over half way through September already! Time is flying by. I’ve been a bit more reserved in my book buying recently, and in fact I only actually paid for four of these books as I managed to get the other two by using my Waterstones points. Every little helps! Anyway, here’s what I’ve got. Continue reading “September Book Haul”