Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare | Review

Image result for say yes to the marquessSo this book automatically gets points from me for the name – don’t you think historical romance novels always have the funniest titles?!

If you read my last two posts, you’ll know I love Tessa Dare’s books. I’ve wanted to read this one for ages now, partly because of the title, but mainly because I loved the first Castles Ever After book so much. I think this was a case of hyping something up too much in my head, as although I did enjoy it, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Books I’ve Read This Year – Part 1 | Goodreads Reading Challenge

I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while now, as I am actually very proud of my progress with my reading challenge this year so far. Although I am a very fast reader, I do tend to go through periods of total reading blocks. I did have a bad habit of setting my reading challenge goal ridiculously high, and pretty much setting myself up for failure. This year I decided to be sensible and set my target at a modest 35 books. I am very proud to say that I am currently at a total of…. 40 books! I feel like I really fell back in love with reading this year, mainly thanks to the discovery of some amazing authors.

I have listed the books I have read so far this year, and my ratings of them, which I will share over two posts. Here are the first 20.

Hopefully this will give you some inspo for what to read next! Enjoy…

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I’m Back!

Hi everyone! Long time, no speak.

I’m sorry for the complete silence for the past … agh 2 years! How has it been that long?! I’m honestly annoyed at myself for being such a terrible blogger. There have been so many times where I have wanted to get back into reviewing and posting regularly, but for some reason or another I’ve always stopped myself. I decided that today would be the day that I finally bit the bullet and started again.

My reading tastes have changed in the last few years, so the books I will be posting about will differ from before. Whilst I used to be primarily a YA reader, unfortunately I don’t read as much of it anymore. I started to find the YA books I was reading to be too similar and grew tired of the familiar story lines. Don’t get me wrong, I do still love a good YA read, but it just isn’t my favourite genre anymore.

The honour of my being my favourite genre goes to historical romance. It’s funny, I remember I had just started reading historical romance the last time I was blogging, and I always acted like it was a guilty pleasure for me. There is no guilt what so ever anymore – so be prepared for lots of historical romance posts!

I have noticed since logging on again that a lot of the bloggers I used to read have also stopped posting, which is a shame, but I am excited to discover new blogs! If you have any suggestions for good blogs to follow, please let me know!

Although this has just been a quick update post/ramble, I do feel very excited and motivated to properly get started.

Speak soon!

Emma

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu | Review

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I finished The Midnight Star, the final book in the Young Elites trilogy, a few weeks ago but I didn’t get the chance to write up my review of it, so apologies for the delay! As you know, if you read my reviews of the first two books in the series, I loved them and had high expectations for the final book. Thankfully, The Midnight Star managed to completely exceed my expectations! I absolutely loved it. It was such a great ending to a brilliant series – the ending actually made me cry!

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The Rose Society by Marie Lu | Review

Image result for the rose societySequels are always risky, but especially in YA. There have been so many promising starts to series that just completely fizzle out after a disappointing follow-up book. I’m happy to report that The Rose Society exceeded my expectations, and I actually enjoyed it more than The Young Elites. The plot was more exciting, the world building more impressive, and the characters somehow managed to get even more complex!

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YA Book Subscription Boxes | Recomendations Please!

Help! Can anyone recommend an affordable YA book subscription box? Ideally, I’d like a box that includes books and some other fun little bookish items. A really cool one I saw was on UpperCase Box, but unfortunately, they don’t ship out with the US and Canada 😦

I didn’t even know these were a thing until I saw one on Instagram an hour ago, but I’ve now become completely obsessed with the idea of getting my hands on one! Annoyingly, most of the ones that I’m finding are either really expensive or they don’t ship to the UK. Please let me know if you have any idea where I could find a great option!