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Pick a Word and Pass it On Booktag 

This is, as far as I’m aware, a completely brand new Book Tag created by me! So, I was looking for something on my Goodreads and realised that there were a lot of books with the world King in them. So I decided to start this Book Tag. 

Here are the rules; 

1. You can either take the word the person who tagged you used, or you can pick your own. 

2. You must list all the books on your read list which include that word in either the title or the author. 

3. Tag some friends and pass it on! 

So thanks to my search I have picked the word ‘King’ my tagged friends are welcome to use King too or to pick a word for themselves! So here are all the books I’ve read that have the word King in either the title or the author name. I’ve skipped out titles which include the word king as part of another word I.e breaking or shocking as this gave over 70 results! 

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory is my currently reading book. 

Insomnia by Stephen King 

Stig of the Dump by Clive King 

Ace by Dick King Smith 

Harry’s Mad by Dick King Smith 

The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith 

The Fox Busters by Dick King Smith 

The Crowstarver by Dick King Smith 

The Witch of Blackberry Bottom by Dick King Smith 

King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley Holland 

A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin 

The Green Mile by Stephen King 

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory 

The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King 

Pale Kings and Princes by Cassandra Clare 

Babe by Dick King Smith 

I tag; 

Becky at Uptown Orace 

Love Books Group 

Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books 


Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. Review. 

I’m sure I’m not the only one who finished reading Lord of Shadows and screamed with frustration that I’ve got to wait another 2 years for the last book in this series? 

I’ve been dragged head first back into the world of Shadowhunters, I’ve fought beside them, strapped on gear and felt the love for each and every one of them tear me apart. I was certain that this series wouldn’t touch me in the same way as TMI and TID but it has. Oh it has. 

Before you read any further I should advise that although this review with be spoiler free, there will be spoilers from the first book Lady Midnight there has to be otherwise I can’t discuss it at all. So if you haven’t read Lady Midnight you should wait before reading this review, although you can read my review of LM here: https://lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clare-review/ 

I enjoyed Lady Midnight don’t get me wrong, but it feels now that it was just Cassandra Clare wetting her lips before she truly brought back the tragedy and destruction of the Shadowhunter lives in Lord of Shadows. 

We pick up where we left off in Lady Midnight. Emma, Julian and co are getting their lives back together after Emma killed the corrupt and murdering warlock Malcolm Fade, now they’ve got a host of sea demons to contend with. Emma is still pretending to date Mark to prevent her and Jules’ love from becoming the fearsome curse of parabatai love. 

This novel is very action packed, there’s a lot of moments where you just can’t put it down because you need to know what happens. I love the relationships which are developing between some of the characters particularly Emma and Jules but there’s also some other more surprising ones. Plus we get to finally find out Diana’s secret and there’s lots of Magnus and Alec in this one which of course just adds to the amazingness. Because who doesn’t want more Malec? 

What I am beginning to think though is that at this rate Cassandra Clare is going to give George RR Martin a run for his money at killing the ones we love and destroying us in the process. I’m currently on holiday and sobbing uncontrollably on a sunbed because of a fictional character is not dignified. 

On a serious note though, I don’t think I will ever, ever, ever, get enough of the  Shadowhunters and Cassandra if you’re reading this and could write The Queen of Air and Darkness any quicker it would be much appreciated! 

Books I’m looking forward to in 2017 

A new year for me means only one thing. A chance to open up my imagination in a whole new world of literary delights. So here’s some of the upcoming publications I’m most looking forward to in 2017. 
1. The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin 

Will it ever happen? Will we ever get to finally open the front page of this book with baited breathe and learn what happened following the harrowing events of A Dance with Dragons? It’s been rumoured that George RR Martin plans to resolve the cliffhangers from book 5 almost immediately in book 6 but who knows what other heartbreaks he has planned for his loyal readers? 
2. A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde 

Katie has long been one of my firm favourites and as The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett is one of my all time favourite books, the idea of a Katie novel featuring a secret garden sets the romantic part of me all of a flutter! Due for publication in February 2017 we don’t have long to wait! 
3. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 

The new and eagerly anticipated novel by the author of The Girl on the Train. Described as an addictive novel of psychological suspense it sounds right up my street. It promises to be as full of secrets and mystery as it’s predecessor and is due for publication in May. 
4. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern. 

The sequel to this years explosive YA dystopian novel Flawed, described as ‘The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent’ following the build up and suspense of Flawed im expecting great things and plenty of action in Perfect. 

5. The Silver Mask (Magisterium 4) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. 
If you haven’t read them already you should definitely get your hands on these books. Written by the creators of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Shadowhunters, the Magisterium books are set in a time of darkness at a wizarding school which is absolutely nothing like Harry Potter and Hogwarts before you even think it. After the cliffhanger ending of book 3 I can’t wait to get my teeth into book 4.