“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” —V.E. Schwab,
*This book was sent by Wondertale in exchange for an honest review*
Publisher: Wondertale, November 8th, 2016
Edition: Ebook, 247 pages
Paperback Release: April 25, 2017 (estimated)
Synopsis: Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory.
Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. When her power is at last discovered, she realises that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.
Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.
When I was originally asked to review this book, the main thing that caught my attention was the idea that in this world you can create anything you can imagine. Instantly I needed to know just how this world functions. How society handles this ability. And how the child protagonists, Layauna and Kai, live within this world. Author’s Hansen and Fehr definitely deliver these answers in a logical manner, making this a read you can engage with from page one
Continue reading “The Magician’s Workshop Vol 1 by J.R.Fehr & Christopher Hansen”
*I was sent a copy from Sourcebooks Fire in return for an honest*
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
I only managed to get to 31% with this book. This is mainly due to the fact that I struggled to agree with the main protagonist regarding her approach to discussing Lizzie Lovett and the theories she conjured up about her disappearance. Although the book was well written – Hawthorn was certainly a developed character – I didn’t feel as if I could spend an entire novel reading from Hawthorn’s first person perspective.
The mystery is engaging, and I would have continued reading in order to discover the truth, if it wasn’t for Hawthorn’s persistent personality.
I understand that at 31% point I was just reaching the part of the novel that introduced a new conflict or potential suspect, however, I don’t feel as if I can go on.
This book would be more suited to an out going reader, someone who relates to outspoken figures; whereas I am a more reserved individual who would much prefer to keep my theories regarding such a matter to myself.
What did you think? Leave a comment down below!
I’m back posting! Thank you for your patience as I took a step back from blogging in order to focus on my University work. Unfortunately, this will likely be something that happens a few times a year, as deadlines pile up and my sanity dwindles. However, not to fear, as these breaks will allow me to develop new ideas and discussion posts for you to enjoy – alongside ensuring I don’t burn myself out.
While away, I decided that the current aesthetic of the blog will stay, for now – it’s clean, light, and has all the features I think it needs. However, if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see, any features or decorations, just share them down below. I’m always happy to receive feedback on everything I post here.
I have a long list of post ideas for the next few months, including discussions regarding sexuality, diversity, and mental health, reviews of the newest YA releases, guides for the perfect night in, author appreciation posts, and much more. So I hope you keep your eye out for all of them.
Also, I’m starting a series of posts called “The Episode…” where I talk about life, reading habits, slumps, binges, and other life bits and bobs. Where others Vlog, I blog. This series of posts will allow me to keep a record of my life in a way. I’ll be posting bi-monthly (once a fortnight) on a Monday.
Additionally, I am going to stop posting about games. In all honesty, my game posts are my least popular posts. Plus, whenever I use a Friday posting slot to publish a Gaming post, I feel as if I am wasting a slot that could have gone to a book or life discussion post. Maybe in the future I will return to game related content, perhaps when I have more to discuss. However, for now, those posts are gone.
I look forward to the upcoming months of blogging as University slowly winds down, giving way into a Summer of Readathons, new releases, and sunny weather to relax in.
What are your thoughts? Leave your opinion down below!
Hi. So, as you may know, I am currently at University – which means that there is always lots of work to be done. And because of all this work, I am lacking the time and motivation to do other things, such as writing for this blog. So, instead of releasing half-arsed posted that have been speedily written 2 hours before publication, I want to spend the next 2 weeks working on my coursework and developing new content for my blog.
I already have some book reviews, life discussions, and other tidbits in the works, which I will hopefully be able to share with you when I return. I am aiming to return on the 20th of March with new content. But in my absence, if you visit the site and see it looking a bit different, don’t worry. I am hoping to shake things up a little within the next month or so.
While I am gone I will be catching up on the review requests I have received, along with an article which I am currently writing for another site! So make sure to keep an eye on my Twitter to hear all about that.
Thank you for your continued support and I’ll see you on the 20th of March.
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Sarah Williams
The Winter lull has finally ended. We’ve hit Spring, which means more YA releases are heading our way. The following is a list of my most highly anticipated series starters and standlones publishing this Spring. Make sure to keep an eye out for these new releases and support the authors behind them. Continue reading “Anticipated YA Releases | Spring 2017”
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato