Bookstore Appreciation Post – The Strand Bookstore, NYC.

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Dreams come true in New York City and for me, that was visiting the iconic Strand Bookstore!

Apologies for the average photos, as you can probably tell we were caught up in some cold weather and taking these photos was really hard with frozen fingers!

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REVIEW: Before The Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

Today’s review is for ‘Before the Devil Breaks You’ by Libba Bray! It’s the third book in her ‘Diviners’ Series. Sorry, I haven’t posted a review for book two, I never got around to writing it! But anyway, book three is a strong continuation of this series and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. (more…)

Amy Does NaNoWriMo: Update 2

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It’s NaNoWriMo day 22 and I have written approx 200 words! WOO!

I swear, I tried! I started off very hopeful but, as has been the norm for the last few NaNos, life got in the way. It’s an easy excuse but it’s all I’ve got.

That’s not to say I haven’t tried. I’ve sat down and stared at my laptop for half an hour without typing a single word. It’s been hard because I really wanted to utilise this month and get a lot of writing done.

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REVIEW: The Diviners by Libba Bray

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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

I think I’ve found my favourite book of 2017 and it is most certainly The Diviners by Libba Bray!

I’ve had The Diviners on my bookshelf for about a year and finally decided to try it. Thank God I did.

The story follows Evie O’Neil, a girl with cool supernatural powers, who is sent to New York City after an incident in her hometown. Evie goes to live with her uncle, William Fitzgerald who runs ‘The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies’, properly referred to as the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult.

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Shadow Man: A Companion Novel

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For one of my university classes, I decided to write a companion novella for my main novel ‘The Witches of Belle River’. It is a novella titled ‘Shadow Man’!

This companion novel is set in the same universe as ‘The Witches of Belle River’, and deals with a similar situation but in a very different way. The story follows Hugh Kavinsky, a psychic living in New York City and really focuses on Hugh returning to normal life after being possessed for six years by a spirit. So far, Shadow Man has been really fun to write and I love the themes of guilt and healing that are being explored in it.

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