Instagram #GIVEAWAY: The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

Hello reader fam! How are you? Snowing and sunshine in the Midlands (UK), so got the fire on and eating some healthy, nutritionally balanced dinner! I’m on a roll with a healthy diet, but more on this some other time I guess, because today I wanted to let you guys know that I am running on my Instagram page a giveaway of a copy of The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr, the first book in an amazing trilogy, as well as a signed bookmark and 3 signed bookplates!

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I’ll rewind a little bit to tell you why I wanted to do this giveaway and how much I came to love this series! So in Winter 2017 I saw the cover on twitter, fell in love, and purchased it in December 2017. It sat there for a while between a million other books that need reading and one day I picked it up and said “That’s it, I’m reading you now!”. I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know much about it and I was so lusting over the cover I wanted it to be as good.

IMG_20180203_143107_418-1.jpg…. and it WAS! It was just as good as I wanted it, and more! I’m not going to go into a lot of detail because I do plan to do a full review on all of the books, but I absolutely loved the characters and how the plot progressed, so at the end of the book I was struck. I needed more of Merry and Leo, so bought The Witch’s Tears and was so afraid to start reading it knowing how much I enjoyed the first one, and oh boy! OH BOY! It was BETTER! Usually middle books suffer from this middle-book syndrome and they’re a bit… Meh!, but not this one. I was blessed by the stars with a copy of The Witch’s Blood (thank you Kate and Liz, and Harper Collins!) and it was incredible.

I am so sad that it was the last book in the series, I really loved the characters so much, I wanted more for them. I really loved that family was a key element unlike other YA novels where family is either dead or not present. Merry and her brother Leo has such a #goals relationship!

This series was an incredible emotional roller-coaster for me and I am so happy that I happened to find the series and read it, which is why this giveaway is happening! I want to share the love and hoping that someone else would fall in love with the story as much as I did.

Details for the giveaway can be found here, but all you gotta do it follow me on IG, like the picture and comment for the chance to win a copy of The Witch’s Tears, a signed bookmark and 3 bookplates!

IMG_20180119_172817_783.jpgSixteeen-year-old Meredith is fed-up with her feuding family and feeling invisible at school – not to mention the witch magic that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Then sweet, sensitive Jack comes into her life and she falls for him hard. The only problem is that he is periodically possessed by a destructive centuries-old curse. Meredith has lost her heart, but will she also lose her life? Or in true fairytale tradition, can true love’s kiss save the day? (Goodreads blurb)

Let me know on the comments down below if you read this book/series and what did you think, and if you plan on entering my giveaway!

Love you all,

Jane.

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January Wrap-up: The Power, The Witch’s Kiss, Siege and Storm, and 9 more

Happy Sunday my dears! I’ve been a little quiet these days as I was really busy and yesterday was my birthday so barely had time for Social Media. I’ve had a great time and I really enjoyed spending time with the family and doing new things, stepping out of that comfort zone. Pretty pleased that I had the time to take some new shots as well, so all is good now. Check out my instagram for daily bookish content.

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January it was a really productive month as I managed to read a total of 13 books! Wow! This follows up from the December when I read a total of 14 books so I am pretty pleased with myself (not that it is a race). I had a lot more time in January and I’ve been in the mood for romance, so that made it easier to read as many. So without further ado, lets get into it:

Books read: 13
Pages read: 3911

1 to 2 star books:

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Firebolt by Adrienne Woods was a 1⭐; story started well and hooked me right in, but the characters were extremely weak, and the plot was nonexistent, the writing didn’t do much to elevate the story, and lots of information dumping. Full review here.

2 to 3 star books:

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A price worth paying by Trish Morey and Wedding at Sunday Creek by Leah Martyn I rated them at 2.5 ⭐ as I did enjoy the love stories, although very predictable.

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz I rated at 2.5 ⭐ as well because although I did enjoy the first half of the story, I could not shake the feeling that I was reading Pride and Prejudice and not as good.

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3 to 4 star books:

Snowbound surprise for the Billionaire by Michelle Douglas I rated 3 ⭐ as I did enjoyed it, it had the angst, but I wanted something a little more from it.

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I also gave 3 ⭐ to Fallen by Lauren Kate as I finally managed to finish reading it (3rd time the charm!) and it took me 2 days?! I ended up enjoying the story and will probably pick up the next book soon, however there were certain things that did NOT make any sense to me, and had some issues with the huge amount of missed communication throughout the story. The love triangle didn’t help either…
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Elemental Claim by Miranda Grant was a 3.5 ⭐ as I really liked the characters, the story and the mythical world, although for me it did not quite work the multiple POV’s.

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A Veil of Shadows by Michael W. Garza I gave 3.5 ⭐as well as it did not captivate me as much as the first book in the series, although the writing was good, and the characters were likeable (a full review will follow soon).

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I gave 3.5 ⭐ to Angel’s blood by Nalini Singh as I enjoyed the story a lot – read it in two days -, the characters were likeable, the angsty romance was there, however there was something lacking and sometimes the main character was overdoing the badass act which she didn’t need to maintain 24/7; she was human afterall!

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Another 3.5 ⭐ for Unfed by Kirsty McKay, this was the sequel to Undead which I loved back in December, and although it was really entertaining, and the bad guys upped their game, sometimes the characters got way too lucky in their attempts to escape and quite predictable at times. I am really gutted that there is not book 3.

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4 to 5 star books:

I really enjoyed Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo so I gave it 4⭐. The magical system and the romance made me swoon completely. I am not a huge fan for court intrigue, but I did not see that one coming! Loved it!

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The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine Corr and Elizabeth Corr I rated 4.5 ⭐. I loved Merry and Leo as characters, and Merry’s character arc was really well done, although I would’ve wanted to see a bit more of Leo. I really enjoyed the magical system and although Merry is “the chosen one” it is explained as to why this is, follows logical sense. The romance was really sweet and flowed nicely. I could completely understand why Merry took some choices. So if you are looking for your next fantasy series read, look no more!
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The power by Naomi Alderman was a 4.5 ⭐ that I loved to bits! The story is incredible, with complex characters and beautifully woven story. I really loved the themes that emerged and Naomi handled some really difficult topics very well. This is the kind of book that you put it down and can’t stop thinking about it! Totally recommend it!

So that’s it for my January reads, guys! Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think?

Xoxo

Jane.

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