Down Among the Sticks and Bones

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down-among-the-sticks-and-bonesTwin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretence of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire was published by…

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A Guide to Instagram Hashtags for Book Bloggers

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A Guide to Instagram Hashtags for Book Bloggers

Are you a book blogger who uses Instagram? Are you struggling to find hashtags that work for you? Do you want to up your Bookstagram game? This guide is for you.

Last year I wrote a guide to Twitter hashtags for book bloggers. Now that I’m trying again to up my Instagram game, I realized that it can be pretty hard to find and use Instagram hashtags for all your bookish needs.

This is a list for new and veteran Bookstagrammers to get more involved in the Instagram book community. There are way too many hashtags in existence for this to be a comprehensive list, but this list does intend to be a starting place.

General and Miscellaneous

#amreading / #currentlyreading / #nowreading

These are self-explanatory.

Book Lovers

These hashtags can indicate that you are a book lover by any other name or that you would like to talk…

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Stranger Things: The Other Side by Jody Houser


Title:Stranger Things.
Story arc: The Other Side.
Writer(s): Jody Houser.
Artist(s)Stefano Martino.
Inker(s): Keith Champagne.
Colourist(s): Lauren Affe.
Letterer(s):Nate Piekos of Blambot.
Publisher: Dark Horse Books.
Format: Paperback.
Release Date: May 7th 2019.
Pages: 96.
Genre(s):Comics, Horror, Fantasy, Young-Adult.
ISBN13: 9781506709765.
My Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆.


We are never safe from ideas of expansion that capitalize on excellent opportunities. When success is tasted for the first time, a dark force takes over some individuals and allows these ideas to germinate and proliferate wildly and without control within them. While many will see this as more of what they love, others will see it as the beginning of a tumble. After all, what good does it do to a franchise to expand in uncharted territory when it was never…

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Aurora Rising

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AURORA RISING (The Aurora Cycle #1)

Written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Published by Knopf, May 7, 2019

My star rating – 5 stars (Obviously!)


The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for…

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ARC Review: The Storm Crow


38330596.jpgThe Storm Crow

By: Kalyn Josephson

My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

image-qqrj7d.pngRelease Date: July 9, 2019

Page count: 368

Synopsis:In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

This review will be spoiler free

So first I just want to say in honour…

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Favourite Animals Sidekicks


Happy Wednesday bookworms! I am back from my unofficial hiatus, the last few weeks were so hectic with finishing my undergrad and moving out of my house that I didn’t feel I could give my blog the attention it deserves. I am happy to report I am back now and ready to get i to my usual posting schedule again. So this post is inspired by something that happened a couple months ago. My beautiful cat Lizzy passed away and I thought that in her memory I would do a post about some amazing fictional animals that are often the unsung heroes of their stories! I have included ones from books, TV shows and movies. Feel free to add some of your favourites in the comments!

1. Goose, Captain Marvel


Goose definitely stole the movie for me. I am a pretty big cat person and there is nothing I am…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Born from a love of lists and a love of books each week there’s a new topic for bloggers to list their ‘top ten’.

Top Ten Tuesday '19 #12

Top Ten Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

When it comes to my ‘favourite’ book quotes I have a lot. Some I love because they never fail to bring a smile to my face, others because they’re cute and romantic, and others because they’ve stayed with me no matter how many other books I’ve read since. The ten I picked for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic are all from that last category – quotes that have meant something to me from books I haven’t been able to forget.

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