Illumicrate August 2022

If it’s not obvious – this post will be a spoiler for anyone who has not received their August Illumicrate box yet. August 2022 Theme is In Too Deep Flow Like A River Water Bottle Designed by: Fez Inkwright (@Rosdottir) Sate your thirst with this glass water bottle I’ve heard about Illumicrate’s glass bottles andContinue reading “Illumicrate August 2022”

May 2022 Wrap Up

I’ve read two completely different books this month and I’ve also been Beta Reading a fellow writer’s MS. First up: Always Practice Safe Hex by Juliette Cross Review And the book that has kept me awake at night processing: The Poppy War by R.F Kuang Review Next month… I hope to start Book of NightContinue reading “May 2022 Wrap Up”

Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Genre: Books that hurt so bad. Fantasy | Historical Fantasy | Grimdark Published date: 3rd May 2018 | Publisher: HarperVoyager Author’s website: Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju – the test to find the most talented students in the Empire – it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believeContinue reading “Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang”

Book Review: Always Practice Safe Hex by Juliette Cross

Genre: Romance | Paranormal Romance Published date: 24th May 2022 Author’s Website: Synopsis: Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door.Continue reading “Book Review: Always Practice Safe Hex by Juliette Cross”

April 2022 Wrap Up

If you follow my blog/Instagram you might have noticed I didn’t share my March Wrap Up. That’s because I didn’t read anything. I started so many books, but didn’t finish them. The main reason being, COVID-19 finally hit our house after avoiding it since the start of the Pandemic. Having COVID and also being aContinue reading “April 2022 Wrap Up”

Book Review: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Synopsis: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin . . . desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’sContinue reading “Book Review: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco”

Book Review: Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalo

Synopsis: With the enigmatic Prince of Wrath at her side, Emilia sold her soul to become Queen of the Wicked and travelled to the Seven Circles to fulfil her vow of avenging her beloved sister. But the first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. And it quickly becomes clear that nothingContinue reading “Book Review: Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalo”

Book Review: Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross

Synopsis: The realm of Azenor has spent years plagued by a curse. Every new moon, magic flows from the nearby mountain and brings nightmares to life. Only magicians—who serve as territory wardens—stand between people and their worst dreams. Clementine Madigan is ready to take over as the warden of her small town, but when twoContinue reading “Book Review: Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross”

February 2022 Wrap Up

February started off with one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, but it also had a few DNFs tucked away in there too. You would think that a four day power cut would have bumped my reading numbers up, but I also had to entertain an 8 month old by candleContinue reading “February 2022 Wrap Up”

Book Review: Death by Laura Thalassa

Synopsis: He’s known by many names: Thanatos. Horseman. God’s last angel. And then, of course, there’s the one I’m all too familiar with— Death. The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But LazarusContinue reading “Book Review: Death by Laura Thalassa”