The Harry Potter Spell Book Tag!

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I’ve finally managed to sort out all the things I needed to before my next semester at uni starts, so I’ve now got time to get back to all my books and blogging! 🙂 So much has been happening the last few days so it’s great to get some time to curl up on the couch on this typically rainy London day with a hot cocoa, my Kindle and my laptop. I stumbled across the Harry Potter Spell Book Tag on LittleOnion’s blog (whom you should check out, her blog is awesome!), and of course I decided I needed to get in on this!

I’M TAGGING:
Sumaira @ Hyper About Books
Allie @ Little Birdie Books
Appletaile @ Twist in The Taile
Eileen @ Bookwormstothemax
And anybody else that reads this post!
Sorry if you’ve already done this tag, and even if you haven’t don’t feel obliged to do it! 🙂

 

1. Expecto Patronum — A childhood book connected to good memories.

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All of the Harry Potter books remind me of great times in my childhood – I was completely obsessed with the series! I preferred the first four books, after Goblet of Fire it started to get a bit too dark for me but I still loved them.

2. Expelliarmus — A book that took you by surprise.

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Just like it did with LittleOnion, Obsidian and the Lux series totally took me by surprise! I mean, it’s about aliens. Aliens. Hot smoking aliens – did you think it could be possible? Neither did I… But oh, it most certainly is. I read the entire book in one sitting! If you haven’t already read it, you definitely should!

3. Prior Incantato — The last book you read.

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Here Be Sexist Vampires was another book that also took me by surprise, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! I’m also just about to finish the second book in the series now.

4. Alohomora — A book that introduced you to a genre you wouldn’t have considered before.

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Fighting Destiny was the first adult/erotica book I’ve ever read and definitely opened my eyes to this genre (sex and faeries apparently go very well together). I’ve since added a few others similar to this to my TBR list now too!

5. Riddikulus — A funny book you read.

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I read The Undomestic Goddess a long, long time ago but I remember I enjoyed it so much. Actually, I’ve always loved Sophie Kinsella books (all except the Shopaholic series, funnily enough). This one is my favourite of hers!

6. Sonorus — A book that you think everyone should know about.

You all know my love for this book and series, so of course this would be my first choice! If you don’t know about it (because you live under a rock or some other crazy reason 😛 ), you need to check it out!

7. Obliviate — A book you wish you never read.

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It’s true. *hides* I absolutely loved Divergent and Insurgent, but Allegiant totally ruined it for me. Sure, it evoked strong emotions in me which is hard to do, but it also made me really resent the series 😦

8. Imperio — A book you had to read for school.

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L’Éranger or The Stranger by Albert Camus was a great novel that I had to read in school and I’m so glad that I did.

9. Crucio — A book that was painful to read.

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This book took me two weeks to read, which is totally crazy! I really wanted to like it because I used to love the TMI series… But it just dragged on and on.

10. Avada Kedavra — A book that could kill.

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I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t think I would, but it was extremely heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time. An incredibly well written piece.

 

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Review: Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

Fighting DestinyRating: 4stars
Type: Paranormal/Fantasy
Series: The Fae Chronicles Book 1
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Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

 

My Review

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This is the first ‘adult fiction’ book (and faerie for that matter) I’ve ever read so I was pretty excited to start it and didn’t really know what to expect, especially since it’s fantasy erotica. It has a lot – and I mean a lot – of sexual content, so it isn’t for younger readers. ^^’ I found the book on Goodreads after looking for more adult fantasy (I’ve really gotten bored of YA) and came across this. It has really high ratings and the comments/reviews were full of praise, so I decided to give it a go! And I’m glad I did! 😀 Alright, it maybe wasn’t always the best writing and some descriptions were repetitive, and the story didn’t always flow smoothly… But I really enjoyed it! After I hit that half-way point I couldn’t stop. I finished it in a few hours and have already started on the second book!

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