A Language of Thorns Review: Fairytale Retellings Galore!

Overview:

 

Enter the Grishaverse…

 

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

 

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange―to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

 

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

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A Darker Shade of Magic Review: Magic, Londons, and Shy Boys

Summary:

Kell is one of the last Antarimagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in ArnesRed Londonand officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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2018 January Wrap-up and February TBR

January is finally over! One month of the year down 11 more left with so many opportunities awaiting. It’s exciting and a bit terrifying, but that’s the best part of doing anything. And since it’s the start of a new month I thought I’d sweep in and share with you my 2018 January wrap-up and my February TBR list.

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January Favorites 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem like January is the longest month of the year? It’s like as soon as the New Year starts we’re stuck in this never-ending lull where everything has just begun, but nothing has really started yet. Now that it has finally come to a long-awaited end, I can share with you my January favorites! I got a few fun things to try out around Christmas and some of them have made it to my favorites list so let’s check them out, shall we?

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My 5 Favorite Masks for De-stress

Life is stressful. Whether you’re a mother, a lady boss, a teacher, a student, or all of the above, life can get to be a little much at even the best of times. This is why it’s so important to take a few minutes a day to pause and breath, relax and remind yourself that there is more to this life than rushing around to meetings, writing papers, and being glued to your inbox. Everyone needs some time to de-stress, to refresh their mindset to look at life clearer and relish the joys of every day. So, I’m here to share my 5 favorite masks to de-stress with. Make some tea, pull up a chair, and let’s get cozy.

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5 Books I Want to Read in 2018

Between growing TBRs, new book releases, and life, in general, it can be hard to stay on top of the books you want to read. I’m still weaning myself back into regular reading after a long slump, so I know it can be overwhelming and the feeling of being behind other book bloggers can feel suffocating. That isn’t conducive to wanting to pick up a book and read anytime soon. So, to counter the fast-paced world of books, I decided to make a list of books I would like to get through in 2018. I don’t have to get through them all, but they are ones I want to read most this year. Maybe you’ll find some new ones to add to your TBR as well.

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My 5 Anticipated Book Releases of 2018

A new year brings new book releases, some old, some new, but all of them exciting. This year some of my faves are returning to the publishing world, and I couldn’t be more excited. There are also some new discoveries I can’t wait to dive into. If you’re looking for some new books to add to your TBR, you won’t be disappointed by this list.

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Why Reading Is The Best Advice an Author Can Give?

I know how frustrating it can be, you finally get to meet your favorite author in person or talk to them via the internet. You spend hours -maybe days- talking yourself up to finally, finally ask them how they write such compelling prose? How were they able to render your heart into such a catastrophic mess of emotions and pain just begging for more? How did they formulate a world so tangible, you can’t believe it isn’t real? You expect a profound answer, you expect them to unlock the secrets of the writing world, you expect them to give you a ticket to success, to make this writing thing easier, and they say, “Because I read.”

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What’s Inside My Makeup Bag?

I see these posts and videos around all the time and decided to give it a try. Seeing what’s inside someone’s daily makeup bag is exciting, and it also helps when looking for new products to try. If someone is using a product daily, you know it’s worth checking out.

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