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Winter Reads

Hey Guys!

The weather is finally starting to turn. Winter is nearly over and I couldn’t be happier. This winter feels like it has been going on for forever. But we’re nearly out of it now. So, that means it is time for me to do my winter reads post. Let’s do this.

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The Wicked King by Holly Black 

I don’t usually include sequels on these posts but I couldn’t not talk about this book. This book was just brilliant. I think that I may have actually enjoyed it slightly more than I did the first book. In case you are unfamiliar, this story follows Jude, a 16-year-old human living in fairy, trying to find her place and keep her family safe. It is packed full of violence and scheming, romance and adventure. It is just absolutely incredible and I love it. Black is officially the Queen of fairy. If you haven’t read the Cruel prince yet you need to!

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Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Do you want to read about an epic, high stakes heist, performed by the most ragtag group of criminals, that you just can’t help but love? well then, Six Of Crows is the book for you! I can 100% see what all the hype is about with this book, it is amazing. There is just so much going on. There is drama and violence, jeopardy and scheming and secrets. Add to that the absolutely incredible characters, and you have got one hell of a book. why, oh why, did I wait so long to read it?!?

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This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Generally speaking, I don’t read non-fiction. It just isn’t a genre that particularly appeals to me. On the very, very, rare occasion that I do pick up something non-fiction, it has to be something that really, really interests me, or I won’t read it. I never intended to read This Is Going To Hurt. It wasn’t really this book by customers literally dozens of times, so I caved and brought it and a few days ago I picked it up on a whim and I honestly could not put it down! It is as hilarious as it was heart-breaking! This is one of those books that everyone needs to read!

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

Sci-fi Cinderella? Yes, please! Follow teenager Cinder, a mechanic in New Beijing, who has her fair share of secrets. The story follows her as she discovers who she really is, where she comes from and what it means for her. This is a truly brilliant book, one of the best retellings that I’ve ever read. I can definitely see why everyone loves it. If you want an easy, yet incredibly engaging sci-fi story, that really draws you in, and this is the book for you. I read it in just two sittings!

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Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur

I don’t usually read poetry, it just isn’t something that often appeals to me, but I recently gave into all the hype and read Milk And Honey and I fell in love with it. This collection is stunning. Each poem in this collection is engaging and heart wrenching and just beautifully written. Its political, but not in your face, heart-breaking but also packed full of love. it is just wonderful. If you don’t usually read poetry, you should 100-percent give this collection ago. I loved it so much that I have ordered Kaur’s other collection!

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Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas 

Follow Celaena Sardothien, world-renowned assassin as she finds herself competing for her freedom and a place in her enemies’ employment. This story is incredible! It is packed full of violence and mystery, magic and murder. With complex and intriguing characters, and realistic relationships that just draw you in. This is a great first book in the series, one of the best that I have read in a long time! It is also perfect for this time of year, the perfect book to just curl up with and lose yourself in. It is just a great story and I can’t wait to continue with the series!

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All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 

If you love really atmospheric almost lyrical stories, then this is the book for you. the story follows a group of three cousins and their family, as their world is turned upside down. It’s a book centred around miracles and mysteries, magic and love and music. It is a truly stunning story and I absolutely adored. It’s beautiful and well worth a read. It is Stiefvater at her best!

And there we have it. Those are some of the books that I have read over last couple of months and really enjoyed. What books have you love recently? I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon

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