Faebruary Announcement

Forget February, it's Faebruary! I am dedicating the month of February to the fae, and I am inviting you to join me in this (and my very first!) readathon. The aim of Faebruary is very simple, read fae books. Any genre, adult, Young Adult, urban fantasy, fantasy, trilogy, series - it all counts. 

There's also going to be a series of challenges where you can earn points, and at the end of the month you add up your points and see whether you are Light Fae, Dark Fae, or a Seelie Queen (or King!). How much you take part in Faebruary is up to you, there are no iron clad rules (which is good, because, you know...most fae can't touch iron). The readathon has been designed to be casual and easy to follow, so whether you want to take part for just one book, one week, two weeks, or casually pick up fae books amongst your existing TBR - join us! (And if you're wondering about the Darkfever readalong, check out the video!)

The challenges are pretty simple, and you get a point each time. 

1 - Read a book with Fae (the only essential challenge!)
2 - Re-read a fae book you've read before
3 - Buddy read a fae book
4 - Complete the first book in a fae trilogy or series
5 - Join the Goodreads group - https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/453492-faebruary
6 - Post a photo, (or video, if you are a Booktuber!) on any social media platform such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube using #faebruary 
7 - Read for 30 minutes a day
8 - Read a fae book by an author you've never read before 
9 - Post a review, either on Goodreads, Amazon, Youtube, a Blog. Reviews help authors!

You get a point for each challenge, every time. So, if you read the first book in a series as a buddy read, by a new author you've never read - three points. If you read a book by a new author, only the first book counts for a point. Once you read the sequel, they're not new to you anymore. If you've already started a book before the readathon - no worries. I sprung this on you pretty last minute, so you're free to count it. On February 1st I'll reveal how many points you need to become Light Fae, Dark Fae, or a Faerie Queen/King. 

If you're taking part and you have a blog post, YouTube video, tweet, of your TBR, please feel free to leave a link in the comments so we can all support each other. 

2018 Anticipated Releases

Ever since I started my YouTube channel, I've never had to the pull to create a 2018 Anticipated Releases video. Honestly, there's just never been that many releases happening that I am excited for to warrant a video. But this year I am SO hyped for so many books, so here they are. These are just the books I am excited about right now, I'm sure many more will be discovered throughout the year. 

I've also filmed a video talking about these books, which you can find here:

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - January 2nd
 Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

2017 End of Year Bookish Survey

If my blog was a book, it was DNF'd in 2017. Forgotten. Sat on a shelf collecting dust. I will be the first to admit that this blog was majorly neglected in 2017 (cough, and 2016), but that's going to change this year. I've given the blog a little revamp, and I'm really happy with the design. It's not quite perfect yet, but it's getting there. To celebrate dipping my toes back into the blogging pool, I'm here today to do the End of 2017 Book Survey, created by Perpetual Page Turner. I actually spotted this because Sofia from The Reading Fangirl shared her post on Twitter, so thanks Sofia!

Number Of Books You Read: 44
Number of Re-Reads: One, which was Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. I'm not much of a re-reader, if I'm honest. (Check out my Menagerie Review!)
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy. What a surprise...

1. Best Book You Read in 2017?
Hands down it had to be Feversong by Karen Marie Moning, it was the perfect conclusion to the Fever Series. 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I know it's a firm favourite for so many people but for me it was pretty average, and I expected to be obsessed with it given that these latest installments focus a lot on the Fae.