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"Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world”


The world between the pages

The Maze Runner series- James Dashner


Books & Cupcakes: June Book Photo Challenge

12. Genre

My second favourite genre (first: contemporary YA) is historical fiction set in the WWII time period. I strongly recommend every single book pictured. They are intense, beautiful, and feature strong females.


endless list of favorite books → code name verity by elizabeth wein

All I have done is buy myself time, the time to write this. I haven’t really told anyone anything of use. I’ve only told a story.

But I have told the truth. Isn’t that ironic? They sent me because I am so good at telling lies. But I have told the truth.

It was   m  y   a  r  r  o  w ,  aimed at the chink in the force field surrounding the arena, that brought on t h i s   f i r e s t o r m   o f   r e t r i b u t i o n.

            .  .  .  that sent the whole country of Panem  i n t o  c h a o s.


July Book Photo Challenge: Favourite Title


endless list of favorite books → daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.



also a moment of silence for female characters who get a lot of shit but would be adored if they were male

I would prefer a moment of shouting demand this be corrected, personally.

MONTHLY THEME: Free for all

Books that are just too awesome not to recommend

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT: BOOK RECOMMENDATION : Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance … and her hope. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father.

But Evanjalin is not what she seems. And the truth will test not only Finnikin’s faith in her … but in himself.

Melina Marchetta is an excellent writer and she created such a brilliant world full of politics, intrigue, mystery and hope. Finnikin of the Rock was a fast paced book which captured my attention from the very beginning and didn’t let it go until the last page. 

Some of my University books that I managed to get with free one day delivery with Amazon prime! All used, and in pretty good condition.

There’s a pretty good deal on at Book Depository at the moment on the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. You can get the entire SPECIAL EDITION Lux series for £20.16.

You can get Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) for £7.35 here.


You can then get Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) for £7.35 also here


And lastly, Opposition for £5.46 here


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