Hogwarts House Recs: Slytherin – Blogtober

I wanted to start this as a series ages ago and have had the ideas drafted for months but I never got round to it or was feeling it. Now however, I’ve had a resurgence of passion for it. I often associate books or songs with Hogwarts houses – it’s a fairly common thing to do. There’s sometimes just a vibe in a book’s style or theme, a character with specific house traits or just the feeling you get when reading it that makes me sometimes instantly associate a book with a house. Continue reading

Lessons We Could Learn From Scarlett

I think it’s about time for another installment of our ‘Lessons we could learn…’ series. It’s been quite a while since our last one, and i absolutely adore writing these little insights in to books that others might not have thought of. I mean, i did an English degree,over analysing characters and plots until they’re ruined is what i do for fun.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber Event – Collab

This is a collaboration post between Sarah, here at The Little Contemporary Corner and Gemma from Gems Curiosity Blog! We ended up going to the same event for Caraval by Stephanie Garber in Manchester last week, which meant obviously loads of book blogger chat and catching up (okay, we also went to Uni together so we had A LOT to catch up on). Here’s what we got up to at the event!

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February 2017 Wrap-Up

After my absolutely brilliant month of reading in January, i was really hopeful for how well February was going to go. I planned great things, loads of books and time to read them. If you want an idea of how well my January went, take a look at my JANUARY WRAP-UP.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Review

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Publication Date: 31st January 2017

Pages: 401

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Summary: Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

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