One Year Blogiversary & Thank You!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I’m finally home and ready to write tons of posts and actually get to posting them haha. It’s been a long but wonderful summer holiday and being home is really great. But that’s not the news of today. Yesterday, The Rogue Storyteller turned one! Continue reading

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Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume

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Author: Shaun Hume
Publisher: Popcorn & Rice Publishing
Date: first published 2012
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Version: PDF
Pages: 498
Source: Author

*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Figuring out where to start this review was difficult so I’m going to just jump right into it.

This book has been compared to Harry Potter quite a bit and it’s obvious why- orphan boy ostracized by everyone because he sees things no one else can. Eleven year old Ewan goes from home to home, family to family, and never fits in anywhere until he ends up on a train to a school for Lenitnes, people like him who see the creatures that walk among us. Once there, he starts investigating some shady things alongside his new friends and they try to piece together a mystery. Continue reading

The Sunday Post #11

Hey everyone,

Guess who’s back (back again…guess who’s back…tell a friend)!? I am very excited to let you all know that I have good internet. I have computer access. I have books. I have things to say! I’m so happy to finally be back and be able to start posting more regularly again. I’ve been feeling really frustrated and antsy not being able to write blog posts or to even find the time to read anything to write about. Reading/blogging are both such relaxing and therapeutic things for me to do so it’s nice to be back in that head space again, instead of worrying about getting posts published on time (or at all). Continue reading

ARC: The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne

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Author: Melissa Jane Osborne
Published by: Super Genius
Publication date: 18th July 2017
Pages: 96
Genres:  Graphic Novel, YA, Fantasy, Retelling
Format: Paperback
Source: Netgalley

 

*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

After a terrible car accident, sixteen year old Wendy Davies wakes up in hospital and is told that her youngest brother, Michael, died in the accident. However, Wendy is convinced that Michael is alive and is in the custody of a mysterious flying boy. Convinced that Wendy is in shock, her parents move her to a new school and Wendy starts seeing a therapist. The Davies family members are all dealing with their grief in their own way, but Wendy and her brother, John, aren’t ready to say goodbye just yet. Continue reading

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Author: Marissa Meyer
Published by: Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date: 17th November 2016
Pages: 450
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retelling
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

 

“Now mine eyes see the heart that once we did search for, and I fear this heart shall be mended, nevermore.”

 

Have you ever wondered what the origin story was of the Queen of Hearts? I hadn’t prior to this but I’m so glad Meyer did because I think this retelling hits the nail on the head. Before she was the Queen of Hearts, Catherine was just a young girl with dreams of opening the most wondrous bakery in Hearts with an enchanting Joker and her best friend. She was as sweet as her baking and watching her turn into an absolute monster was glorious. Continue reading

The Sunshine Blogger Award Round Two

Hey everyone,

Guess who’s wifi is still really bad, despite being somewhere that should technically not be so bad? Yep. It’s me. Needless to say, my posting schedule has gone out the window for the next few weeks.

A massive thank you to Leanne for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It’s always a pleasure being nominated for these awards as it’s great to know people enjoy what I’m doing and it’s that added boost to keep going! Continue reading

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Author: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8th March 2016
Pages: 698
Genres:  Young Adult,  Fantasy, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

 

“A gentle boy with a gentle soul, but every soul contains its own opposite, and the opposite of gentleness was ruthlessness—the beautiful wreckage of mercy.”

It’s been years since I read The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and the Bane Chronicles. I didn’t think I would step back into the world of shadowhunters but a friend kept insisting that Lady Midnight was worth reading and so when I saw it in paperback with lovely blue pages, I got it. Continue reading

ARC Review: Perfect Ten by L. Philips

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Author: L. Philips
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 6th June 2017
Pages: 352
Genres:  Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley

 

“Apparently Dungeons and Dragons is just as good as Grindr. Who knew?”

*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an uncorrected proof in exchange for an honest review*

After being single for two years, seventeen year old Sam is lonely and well, desperate. Desperate enough to perform a love spell with the help of his Wiccan best friend Meg, to try and bring Sam’s perfect guy into his life. Despite being incredibly skeptical of Meg’s religion, Sam can’t help but later admit that something must’ve worked as not only does one guy show up, but three- Gus, the French foreign exchange student; Travis, the college dropout and lead guitarist of the band Liquid, and Jamie, the sophomore art prodigy. And then there’s Landon, Sam’s ex and also best friend along with Meg, and the long buried feelings from their relationship two years earlier are nearing the surface again. Continue reading