Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys! It is time for another TTT. This week is freebie week because they have been unable to refresh the list due to personal reasons (let’s be honest, a break after 6,5 years is deserved!). So, I thought I would go through the previous topics and chose top ten authors who deserve more recognition! There are so many amazing authors out there who I feel definitely need to be seen and heard more purely because their writing and their books are just AMAZING!! So, without further ado, and in no particular order:

10. kate Katelyn Anderson – Kate is the author of the Tainted Souls trilogy which starts with Everlasting Flame! I absolutely love the first book in the series (she is currently wrapping up book 2!) and I definitely feel like this book needs more love! It is absolutely amazing and the MC is so sassy!

9. karen Karen Tomlinson – Karen is the author of A Bond of Venom and Magic (which Debuted last year), which belongs to the Goddess and the Guardians series! Book 2 is currently in the works (but I have already Beta read and it was FANTABULOUS!!) and I think any fantasy lover really needs to be reading this book!

8. candy-atkins Candy Atkins – Candy is the author of The Lost Knight series, which I fell in love with from the very first book! The first two books have been published and, lets just say, I read book 2 in one sitting it was THAT GOOD!!! Her work is definitely underrated and, can we just mention that the covers are so PRETTY!

7. kelly-charron Kelly Charron – Kelly is the author of Pretty Wicked which takes a unique view of serial killings! I say unique because, instead of being written from the view of the victim, it is written from the view of the Killer!!! It was definitely interesting to see the psychology behind the killer…

6. luke Luke Taylor – Luke is the author of quite a few different things, but I have personally only read Vault of Dreams which I adored! He has a very lyrical style of writing and I am so looking forward to some of the other works he is currently working on!

5. martina Martina McAtee – Soooo, I literally only finished Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things on Sunday, but it was SOOOO GOOOOOD and I feel like everyone should be reading this book!

4. melissa Melissa A. Craven – The Emerge series (whilst still being released etc.) is one of my favourites out there! I absolutely loved the first two books and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for book 3!

3. andrew-toy Andrew Toy – I have only read These Great Affects but it was just such an emotional ride!!

2. dyllin D. T. Dyllin – I read Somniare a while back and I still need to read the second book! However, it is a book set in a dreamworld state and it was so well executed and so unique!!

1. maria-padian Maria Padian – I read Wrecked quite a while back now which is about  college rape! It is so true to todays society and it definitely needs to be read by everyone!

That’s it! I love all of these authors and I definitely feel like their books need some more love going around!

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Hey guys! It has been a while since I did one of these, but I am definitely excited to be joining in again – especially because this week is all about hidden gems! This weeks topic is top ten hidden gems (I’m going to go for hidden gems that I have read in general, rather than in the past year). Without further ado, and in no particular order:

10. these-great-affects-cover-2 These Great Affects by Andrew Toy – I read this a few months back after receiving an ARC from the author, and I absolutely loved it! It was extremely emotional and it is a book that will always stay with me!

9. everlasting-flame Everlasting Flame by Katelyn Anderson – There are literally no words to describe just how much I love this book!! The MC is witty and hilarious – and it will rip you apart at the same time… I need the next book like now!

8. spelled Spelled by Betsy Schow – Anyone who knows me, knows my love for this book. It is absolutely hilarious and is definitely a unique twist on all of the fairytales you know! In short… go read it!

7. emerge- The awakening The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven – This is a series that hooked me last year! The second book came out recently and I loved that one even more than the first! It is definitely book that more people need to be checking out!

6. abovam A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson – This book. I just… This was my favourite book of 2016. Let’s put that one out there. This book needs more love and attention because it is AMAZING!!!!

5. pretty-wicked Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron – This was a complete unique take on a murder book… told from the perspective of our murderer, instead of someone trying to figure out who the murderer is!!

4. forbidden Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – Ok, I read this book way back in 2014. A lot of people have read, there is a lot of ratings on Goodreads, but I still feel like this is, in a way, a hidden gem. The subject matter is so taboo, that I can imagine a lot of people won’t read it based purely on the subject matter. This book should be read, though, by absolutely everyone. This book broke me in all the best and worst ways possible and, despite the fact it has now been three years, I could bawl my eyes out just thinking about this book. Therefore… I am going to move on…

3. somniare Somniare by D. T. Dyllin – I went into this book pretty cautiously, but I absolutely loved it! There was always something happening which kept me on the edge of my seat!

2. dear Charlie Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes – I am always on the lookout for unique books on school shootings, and this one was one of those! It was interesting to read from the perspective of the family of the shooter and what they deal with after such a horrific incident takes place!

1. vault of dreams Vault of Dreams by Luke Taylor – This is another book that I read last year and I absolutely adored it!! I cannot wait to read more from this author!

That is it from me! Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out!

September Wrap Up

Hey guys! It is time to wrap up the month of September! I managed to read a total of 9 books this month! Which is more than I thought I had read. One of those books did not get reviewed on my blog because I was so angry with it. It was insulting. Anyway, lets do this!


Books I acquired in the month of September:



Special posts:

Spotlight: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Cover Reveal: Emerge: The Judgement by Melissa A. Craven

That’s it for me this month!! *Phew* I thought this post was never going to end!

How was September for you guys?

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Somniare by D. T. Dyllin


Somniare by D. T. Dyllin

Published: July 19th 2016 by Tik Tok Press

Remy Novem was murdered…

But she didn’t die. 

Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride with a human back into reality, tricking the poor creature into believing no harm will befall them.

Remy isn’t troubled by the fact that she must kill to live…

Until love changes everything.

Note: I received a review copy through Xpresso Tours in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

I think the first thing that drew me toward this book was the cover. I absolutely love it! It is so bright and colourful and, if I had a physical copy of the book, I would probably just sit and stroke it for a while. Because apparently that’s how I roll! Of course, the premise drew me in afterward and I just knew that I had to request a copy! I was also sent a set of signed character cards by the author – which I am in love with!

As soon as you open this book, you are thrown into this crazy world of Somniare and you have literally no idea what is going on. I will admit, I actually felt a little lost for a while, but it was in a good way! As soon as I started getting used to the idea of Somniare and we were explained the world and the rules etc. a little bit better, it was a book that kept me on the edge of my seat because you literally couldn’t guess what was going to happen next! Somniare is a dreamscape, which Remy escaped to after she was murdered – which allows her the opportunity to get back into the real world… alive! Everyone’s dreams are different, so it understandable that no one knows what is going to happen next!

I actually really liked Remy! Despite the fact that she only thought of herself at the beginning of the book, which I can actually understand, giver her circumstances – she does actually evolve throughout the book and starts to think of others as well as herself and trying to get them out alive too. I think her experiences change her, especially because she is forced to relive her most horrible hours and she also has to live through her biggest fears – which she buried into her subconscious.

Kiernan was a character who I loved in some moments and I hated in others. He was a complicated mess and I loved trying to figure him all out! I’m still unsure as to what his motives are and what he wants on earth, but it is easy to see why he is mistrusting and bitter toward witches and other people in general. He was treated badly and tricked – but that is no reason to take it out on Remy! I still think he is a character that could be redeemed… but I think it would take a lot for him to actually come back from how far he went!!

I wasn’t particularly feeling the romance between Remy and her familiar, Makoto. It didn’t really give me the whole goosebumps, I want more feels. I thought they made amazing friends (considering he is her familiar), but I feel like the romance was a bit forced! I loved the banter between them when they weren’t pining for each other or arguing over whatever, because it was a comedic relief from an otherwise sticky and often intense situations!

After that ending… I really need the next book… Like now-ish! I am DYING to see what Remy does and how she gets out of the situation she now finds herself in! It was a cliff hanger ending and I am so happy that I don’t have to wait that long for the next book! Because, I don’t think I can. I may just go and steal a copy like now… although that would include a flight to America… and I get travel sick really easily. So maybe not!

I really enjoyed this book and I am definitely looking forward to the next instalment! I need to know what happens next! I gave this book 4/5 stars!

Have you read this book? Would you read this book?

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Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews 

Hey guys! It is time for another STS! Clearly this whole no self control thing is getting out of hand!!

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Published: December 18th 2012 by Disney Hyperion

So, I have actually had this on my tar for quite some time now! I have heard mixed reviews on this book and I am definitely looking forward to reading it! The woman at the counter in the bookshop actually read it herself and she said she loved it!

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Earth’s End by Elise Kova

Published February 11th 2016 by Silver Wing Press

I finished Fire Falling last night and immediately went and bought a copy of this for my kindle! I am loving the series so far and, after that ending, I need to know what happened!!!


Somniare by D. T. Dyllin

Expected Publication: July 19th 2016

I received an ARC copy of this book through Xpresso Tours and I can’t wait to jump in! Plus, I love that cover!

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Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis

Published: December 23rd 2015 – Self Published

I received a review copy of this book from the author! I think this is definitely going to be the first book I read with an alien romance!! So excited!

That’s all, folks! Well, maybe not! Hopefully I will be able to find a copy of Shiny Broken Pieces later when I go out with my husband! It is my mission for the day!

What have you guys added to your shelves? Feel free to link me up and add comments and I will check them all out!