Hocus Pocus Book Tag

Untitled2.png

Confession time: I never actually watched Hocus Pocus as a kid. As an adult, I’ve only seen bits and pieces, but I’ve yet to sit down and complete the whole film, which apparently is a damned shame! It’s such a cult classic so I’m bummed that I missed the train but that doesn’t mean I can’t participate in a fun tag!

I was tagged by the lovely Laura @ The Corner of Laura! Check out her take on this tag and her blog!

Rules:

There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But if would be nice if you linked back to Never Not Reading (tag creator), and maybe the person who tagged you, too. Share the love folks.

Continue reading “Hocus Pocus Book Tag”

90s Movies Book Tag

analog-art-camera-390089

As a 90’s kid, I remember plenty of the films around that era but I guess they weren’t the popular ones ’cause I barely remember the movies listed below!

I’ve searched for the original poster, but can’t find them, so if you know who came up with this tag, please let me know!

Continue reading “90s Movies Book Tag”

Entry 69: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

26032887._SY475_.jpg

Author: Holly Black
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Published/Publisher: January 8th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

My Review (SPOILERS AHEAD):

TW: Dubious consent, violence

Continue reading “Entry 69: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)”

Entry 68: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)

31817749._SY475_

Author: N.K. Jemisin
Genre:
Fiction > Fantasy
Fiction > Science Fiction
Published/Publisher: August 15th 2017 by Orbit
Pages: 416
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

This is the way the world ends… for the last time.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

The remarkable conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season.

My Review (SPOILERS AHEAD):

TW: Slavery, body horror, bigotry, violence, description of the murder of a child

Continue reading “Entry 68: The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)”

Entry 67: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

23437156.jpg

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Published/Publisher: September 29th 2015 by Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 465
Format Read In: Hardcover

Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

My Review

TW: animal abuse, slavery, mentions of sexual violence, mentions of sexual exploitation of a minor, gore, use of torture, ableism (slurs), depictions of PTSD episodes, bigotry

Continue reading “Entry 67: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)”