Rapid Fire Book Tag

Given that this is the ‘Rapid Fire’ book tag I tried to keep my answers short and, well, rapid. I’m not sure how well I did though because it’s in my nature to ramble on and go off on tangents whenever I talk. I was tagged by Lilly at Lair of Books Blog. Thanks so much for the tag Lilly, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

Rapid Fire Book Tag

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My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories


Title: My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Author: Stephanie Perkins (Editor)

Series: N/A

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Release Date: October 9th 2014


Five Stars

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favourite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cosy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

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And I Darken

And I Darken

Title: And I Darken

Author: Kiersten White

Series: The Conquerors Saga, #1

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Release Date: July 7th 2016


Four Stars

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.

Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.

Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.

The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she’ll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive.

– Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Pastry Book Tag

Another food tag, yummy! The only thing that would make completing this tag any more fun would be having a tray of pastries by my side to eat while I think of my answers. Sadly I’m going to have to make do imagining all the delicious treats described.

I was tagged by Allie at Multifandomed Book Blogger and Jenna at Fictional Neverland. Thank you both so much for the tag; everyone else should definitely check out Allie’s and Jenna’s original posts and while you’re there check out their blogs as well.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My To Be Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My To Be Read List.

I have a lot of books on my to-read list, and I’ve posted a fair bit already about what books I’ve decided to read next, what books I didn’t get around to last year have been added to my to-read list for this year. I add books to my to-read list every day, and most of the time I start them before books that have been on there for years. Below are the ten books I most recently added to my list; some are 2016 up-coming releases which I am very excited to read, and others are earlier releases which I have heard great things about.

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