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Feb 2021 Bookstagram Challenge- A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas

Hello BookLuxs,

It is 18 days till the release of A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas. If you have been hiding in a box, Sarah J Maas is an amazing Fantasy Author whose written 15 novels each as stunning as the previous.

My joint-favourites are the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series & House of Earth and Blood: Crescent City. Each are amazing and fully recommended.

On the 16th February my Amazon delivery driver will be deafened by my high pitched squeal because the next in the A Court of Thorns and Roses will be released.

in view of this I have decided to dedicate the whole month of Feb to the ACOTAR universe with a #Bookstagram challenge. Join in on Twitter or

Untamed power. Untamed passion.

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.

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About the Author

Sarah J Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novels available now.

5 Winter Reads to read in the snow

Winter is one of my favourite times of year. The roaring fires, the hot chocolate, the thick soups and the snow..

We rarely get snow much in my area, but when we do it just makes everything look beautiful, and glittery. I’ve found 5 snow/winter themed books to help you through those cold nights. So grab your blankets, hot chocolate and put on your fairy lights because, baby its cold outside..

Click on the pictures for the Goodreads link..

Winter by Marissa Meyer
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
Wintersong by S Jae-Jones
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Frost Blood by Elly Blake

I hope that everyone is safe and indoor with this weather and with the ongoing pandemic.

Much love x

My Annotating System

Hi Fanatic Fantasy Fandoms,

I read a lot of high fantasy and I review a lot of Fantasy. I like to take my time with these types of novels and really devour these amazing worlds.

I had saw a few YouTube videos (below) and knew that this would benefit my reading experience and so I designed my own system.

I decided that I needed about 7 different categories. Any more than that and I know I would get confused. I decided to buy these. They are affordable and they come in a pack of 30, even if you use a whole strip for one book – that’ll last ages. (at least for me)

Love- this may sound self-explanatory, but this is Romance and family love.

Character – New character entering the book.

Quote- you know those beautiful, life affirming, aching quotes that resonate with your soul?? here they are!

Interesting- This is mostly, foreboding scenes or something that I find may be important to the story

Sad- When its blue its blue

Action – Fight Scenes! Pow!

World Building – Probably the most important flag that I use. High Fantasy novels can often have pages and pages of information thrown at you within the first few chapters. Other times, the world can be gradually revealed.

More importantly, these tabs help me to make more sense of the world that the Author has written. If I am reading a Big Book, and I am on page 900 and something and a character/information turns up 500 pages earlier – I often can’t remember, whats been going on, but with a quick flick through the coloured Flags and I can reach the information quicker.

Rainbow Book Shelves

Evening Pumpkins,

If you are a fan of Bookstagram ( Book centric Instagram Accounts and posts) then you may see that many users ‘Rainbow’ their book shelves.

Basically, arranging your shelves by colour. I’ve looked at the pictures of many accounts in awe and at many times whispered ‘one day’

One day was Saturday 17th October 2020.

My mum was sick in the next room, my dad asleep, and the dog was looking at me like I was mad from my bed.

First thing first, I had to google the rainbow. I know these seemed weird, but where did colours such as pink, brown and Black go? I finally decided on an order.

  • Red
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Violet
  • Brown
  • Black
  • White

This is how it turned out..

I hate it. It’s not stunning enough to be ok with not being able to find a book that I need. Maybe its because I don’t have an even number of each book and therefore doesn’t look as symmetrical. I don’t know.

I am glad that I finally got around to doing this, but I will be changing it as the earliest convenience. What’s you experience of ‘Rainbow Shelves’?

🦇Welcome to my House…

Once again…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.

BRAM STOKER, DRACULA

I am so pleased you are here! If you are reading this- thanks for taking a chance on yet another book blog!

There are so many out there, so why-oh-why would you read mine.. well, what I can promise you this: honest Book Reviews, FairyLoot Unboxings, Reading Challenges, readathons, Tips for a better reading life, Spooky related content, and the odd Ghost Story along the way.

My favourite time of year is Halloween and I love to celebrate the creepy side of life 365 days a year, mostly by reading Paranormal novels, watching horror shows and writing my own Paranormal & Fantasy Novel.

I participate in Bookstagram – the Book Community of Instagram where I create monthly challenges. Head over to @thereadinglux to take a look. I love the community so much everyone is so creative and friendly. I must warn you though it is dangerous on your book money– there are so many great recommendations.

Finally, I just wanted to say that 2020 was a difficult year, but I think 2021 will be absolutely amazing.

Cheers to a healthy, Literary 2021 ,

xo