Bloomsbury Bloggers Event Night!

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Welcome back to another Storytime Wednesday! I have some big crazy

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading. I hope to see you all back here Saturday 🙂
BREE XOXO


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A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Mass | Spoilery Review

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Today I bring to you a review that has been 30 days in the making because that’s how long it took me to read this damned long ass book!

A court of mist and fury book cover.jpgGoodreads Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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Review

Let me start by saying that I read this novel in small bits over 30 days, so it is hard for me to remember everything about what happened in it, although I do remember the most interesting parts, which were later on in the novel anyways so these are my thoughts.

I went into this novel believing it is the best in the series, and although I am nowhere near finished this series, I can safely say that this book ties up lose ends from the first book before delving into other mysteries.

I’d like to say that for anyone who cannot get through A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR), or did finish it and doesn’t want to finish the series, I recommend finishing wherever you are at and giving this book a read.

There was far more action in this book than the last, and a lot more drama. This really appealed to me as this is what I really went into the book series expecting. I was not expecting the really cheesy love story that progressed throughout the first book, that in a way made me want to put it down a few times, which I would’ve done if people hadn’t assured me it would get better.

I was really bored by the Tamlin plot twist; which in all honesty (I may be biased here because I had Tracy whispering in my ear throughout the entirety of ACOTAR), but I wasn’t very surprised when we found out that Tamlin was a traitor and a giant butthole.

What I did enjoy was the magical (tattoo) bond between Feyre and Rhysand. Mybe it is because I’ve always dreamt of having such a bond with someone, but something that runs so deep; something that can be as powerful as the mating bond, really made me wish that magic was real.

Fate and true love is something I believe in deeply, and so the fact that someone can rip that apart at will is scary. Also Tamlin is a crazy gullible psycho.

★ Rating ★

Let’s just say that my expectations were slightly exceeded with the look into the workings and family life of the inner circle, Rhys’ background and the backstories of members of the inner circle, as well as the drama that unfolded.

I want to give this book a 4 and a 1/2 stars, but my scale only allows for whole numbers, so I don’t give books ambiguous ratings – such as 4.645/5 – which is something I would most certainly do. With that said I give A Court of Mist and Fury a giant five stars  ★★★★★, a rating usually reserved only for Cassandra Clare Books.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here for Storytime Wednesday 🙂

BREE XOXO


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Read The Stars Bookmark/ Shop Review

Before I start this post, I want to apologise about the state of Jasper + Spice over the past week. The blog will be better tended to i promise, I have been very busy which is fuel for some very exciting upcoming posts!

Hey Ho Bookaholics! 

Welcome back to another Review Monday! Today I have chosen to review the bookmarks I received from Read The Stars Co.; an etsy shop that sells fandom bookmarks, mostly inspired by books.

I ordered 6 bookmarks during Read The Stars during their 50% off and Free Delivery sale. I have never purchased bookmarks online before – though I have received bookmarks from an online store as a gift – so this is my first time actually making a purchase.

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My First Ever Giveaway!

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I’m rewatching Harry Potter for the millionth time and willing my eyes to stay open, just to tell you all about an amazing giveaway that is happening on my Instagram right now!

My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) and I are both celebration 400 and 500 followers on Instagram, and to do this we have chosen to give away 3 items + 1 mystery item which will only be revealed to the winner. Continue reading “My First Ever Giveaway!”

Ruler of Books Tag!

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It is Tag Time! In this post, you will get a little insight into how crazy I would be if I were The Ruler of Books. 

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I’ve seen this tag done by many of my favourite YouTubers, and I wanted to have a go. Luckily I happened to stumble across Caroline’s blog – Just Another Bookish Blog – and found the questions (and this cute graphic) to make this post possible. Continue reading “Ruler of Books Tag!”

Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking

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There are many books that I remember reading as a child and that have shaped me as a person, but the books on this list are unlike those. The three books on this list not only shaped me as a person but shaped my mind and values and left a lasting impression on my mind that I never ever forget the titles or authors of these three.

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I recommend these books to EVERYONE who is looking for a new read. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking”

August TBR

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I just got back from a work conference in the Gold Coast and it was absolutely amazing! I really miss the warm weather up there, but nothing can compare to being at home in my nice warm bed.

Welcome to my ambitious-but-still-kinda-achievable August TBR!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that last week I posted the blow photo with 4 fair sized books captioned something along the lines of ‘August TBR’. So I guess that means I’m back to doing – and hopefully sticking to – monthly TBRs. Continue reading “August TBR”

Storytime Wednesday: Librarians Are Angels

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Lets forget about all those meanie librarians that we see in movies and (rarely) in our everyday lives; and let us focus on those God sent angel librarians who look after us book lovers by chatting to us, recommending us new books to read, and best of all giving us free books.

This is just a small appreciation post for all the librarians out there who help us with pretty much everything; from something as small as finding the right book that suits your current mood, to the most difficult school projects that even they can’t decipher but they help anyways, because they are angels.

And even though they may tell us off and be a little bit grouchy, we must understand that they try their best to keep the library as pristine as their homes, and the people that disrespect that only make the job harder.

So just a big thank you to all of them. Every librarian, but especially the one that helped me with my project throughout years 9 and 10; and the woman who pointed me towards the fantasy section and told me to ‘take my pick’; but especially the person whos face lit up like Christmas when I pulled tens of books from my shopping bag when I was younger, and I proclaimed proudly that I had read them all! The praise has lead me to continue reading and mirror the joy I see in the faces of librarians; because reading can do amazing things for everyone and I am living proof.

Thank your favourite librarian down in the comments and tell me how they/ or just reading in general changed you.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here Saturday with a Book Tag 🙂

BREE XOXO


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July Book Haul!

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Not only has July ended, but so has my uni holidays 😦

Unlike when I first started this blog, every month I have been acquiring more and more books; and trust me when I say that I am in no way disappointed by this. Rather I am quite thrilled that I have been able to work hard to gift myself these books, and on most occasions find bargains to save myself money for other things.

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Here are 5 of the 6 books I bought this month, not in order of purchase date, but in order of size.

I read Release by Patrick Ness for the BookTubeAthon 2017 and posted a spoilerish review on Monday, which can be viewed if you click this link or on the word above.

I also have a post of mini reviews for the Harry Potter series which includes my thoughts on The Prisoner of Azkaban, which I published a while ago, which can be accessed via this link or the link above.

And the last book I bought, but don’t anticipate to read for a long while is;

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  • The Trials Of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

I purchased this one from K-mart, because it is a large paperback and they dissapear after being on the shelves for a couple of months, also it matched my equally unread copy of The Hidden Oracle I purchased last year.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading! I hope to see you all back Monday for another review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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Release by Patrick Ness | Spoilery Review

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For the first day of the BookTubeAthon I read Release by Patrick Ness, a book that I’d been dying to pick up ever since its release earlier this year.

Release by Patrick Ness Book Cover .jpgGoodreads Summary:

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…

Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.

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