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November Wrap Up 2020 | Blogmas Day 1

Hey guys!
Happy December!
I literally cannot believe we’re in December. This has been such a fast year yet has also dragged?! Such an odd year.
I’ll be doing 12 days of Blogmas, so I’ll be posting every other day up until christmas eve!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races (Unabridged) - Maggie Stiefvater - Audiobook - BookBeat

Starting off the month with this audiobook, I thought it was fitting to start reading this on November 1st, since the races happen on that day. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while and I did enjoy it, it’s not a new favourite or anything.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova

A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1) by Elise Kova

Rating: 5 Stars // Review here

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward - Pages of Hackney - Webshop

This was for uni. I didn’t really enjoy it, to be completely honest.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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This was seriously creepy and weird but entertaining. I love Neil Gaiman’s writing and narration!
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems by Robin Coste Lewis

Voyage Of The Sable Venus: Lewis, Robin Coste: 9781101875438:  Books

Another uni book… this time a poetry collection.
Me and poetry don’t mix. I’ll leave it at that.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

The Switch by Beth O'Leary

Ended the month on a high! I loved The Switch!
Rating: 4 Stars / Review coming soon

Books · Top 5 Wednesday

Favourite Sci-fi/Fantasy BFFs! | Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: SFF BFFS

5) Scott and Stiles
(Teen Wolf)
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I hardly ever mention TV shows on here, so I thought I’d throw in one of my fave friendships from a TV. Teen Wolf!! One of my favourite shows. I’m currently rewatching the whole show, which is why this sprang to mind instantly.
The best part of the show: Scott and Stiles. I bloody adore their friendship that is so close they’re basically brothers. It’s such a lovely genuine friendship, they bounce off each other and always look out for each other. I miss this show!!

4) Dorian, Chaol + Celaena/Aelin
(Throne of Glass)
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I love the ToG series, one of the best parts of the beginning of the series is Dorian, Chaol and Celaena. I love the OG ToG gang. It’s what I missed most in the later books was their interaction. The reunion in KoA is beautiful though. That book made me full on sob so many times!

3) Kelsier and his crew

Image result for kelsier and crewI love the friendships in Mistborn.
I love Kelsier and his crew! I love it when Kelsier takes Vin in and makes her part of his crew. Their friendship is so lovely! I really want to reread the books so I can see the gang again. (And have my heart ripped out again, evidently)

2) Cinder + The gang
(The Lunar Chronicles)
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A recent favourite of mine, after reading The Lunar Chronicles this year I just had include the whole gang! I love their friendship and interactions. I particularly love Thorne and Cinder, I love their banter. Basically, Thorne with anyone, he’s hilarious and my fave!

1) Hiccup and Toothless
(How To Train Your Dragon)
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Is there anything more beautiful than friendship between human/pet?! Especially dragons! I bloody adore this film series, so sad it ended. I will forever love Hiccup and Toothless, what a beautiful friendship. *sheds a tear*

Who are some of your favourite SFF best friends?

Books · Top 5 Wednesday

Book Gift Guide for YA Fantasy Lovers | Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Books to Give _____ as Gifts
(Create a recommendations guide for a person)
I chose to do a list for YA Fantasy Lovers!


1) Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – Collectors Edition

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Both the UK and the US editions are gorgeous, however,  I got the US edition with the slipcase because I wanted a slipcase, it feels more special to me. Maybe I’m weird. (lol)
Throne of Glass is a great fantasy series, what better gift to give a YA Fantasy lover than this stunning collector’s edition!

2) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Six of Crows: Collector's Edition: Book 1 - Six of Crows (Hardback)

Another gorgeous collector’s edition. But honestly, who wouldn’t want this? It’s freaking beautiful. The cover. The red sprayed pages. Ugh. 
This would make a great gift for someone who loves YA Fantasy with morally grey/misfits as characters. It such a cool duology, the characters are just everything, definitely worth a read!

3) Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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This would be a great present for a YA fantasy lover who wants to get into more adult fantasy books. The Mistborn Trilogy would be a great transition series as it is adult but feels a bit YA too. It’s a really good starting place for adult fantasy!
(Plus, the covers are beautiful!)

4) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

For the Urban Fantasy lover, this trilogy would be perfect! It’s such a cute story with cool creatures and worlds but set in the familiar place of our own world.
I never thought I’d like the whole angel/demon thing, but this unique take + Laini Taylor’s beautiful writing was just amazing.

5) Spellslinger by Sebastien De CastellImage result for sebastien de castell books

This unique western-style fantasy is just an abundance of fun! The humour is amazing, the characters are so likeable; everything is just great.
This series is such a joy to read, the books actually made me laugh out loud.
The covers are gorgeous too! (If you buy the paperbacks they have sprayed edges)