Up and Coming: November

Up and Coming

I’m going to change these `Up and Coming` posts. It feels silly getting excited about the books and films that I’m going to dedicate an entire post getting excited about later on.

I might switch it to a monthly wrap-up at the end of the month instead, focusing on which was my favourite and anything else I have watched/read. Then at least I’m not spending a post saying “I want to read this book” with no reason why.

I probably won’t do that until the New Year, though. That’s because my break from blogging has allowed me to get ahead with reading so I’m currently scheduling reviews for December at the moment. If I try and sum up what I have read this month, that will just be repeated in a couple of months’ time.

What can I spend this month talking about then?

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Book Review: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

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Synopsis: I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play or bravery.

The Red Queen is dreaded by the kings of the Broken Empire as they dread no other.

Her grandson Jalan Kendeth – womaniser, gambler and all-out cad – is tenth in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures.

Until, that is, he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axeman and dragged against his will to the icy north…

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Book Review: Raising Chaos by Elizabeth Corrigan

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Synopsis: When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.

The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.

Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.

His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.

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Book Tag: Anything But Books

Book Tags

The one thing with disappearing for a while means I have a backlog of posts to get through. That includes quite a few tags. I love doing tags though, so no complaints here.

I was tagged by The Awkward Book Blogger for this one! I strongly suggest you go and check out their blog – because it is awesome!

So, this one got me thinking because I couldn’t just stare at my goodreads’ page and wait for the answers to jump out at me. I hope you enjoy!

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Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Bride by Janet MacLeod Trotter

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The Tea Planter's Bride 1Goodreads Synopsis: When Sophie is suddenly orphaned at the age of six, she is taken from her parents’ tea plantation, the only home she has ever known, to be raised halfway across the world in Scotland.

As the years pass and her exotic childhood becomes a distant memory, adventurous Sophie finds refuge in her friendship with her kind, shy cousin, Tilly. It is no surprise when the girls follow each other to India to embark on new adventures, new lives and new loves.

But the reality of 1920s India is far removed from their dream: the jungles are too humid and the breathtaking tea gardens too remote. And amongst the stifling beauty, intrigue abounds; while Sophie struggles with affairs of the heart, Tilly, alone in a difficult world, delves into the mystery of Sophie’s parents’ deaths. As the past begins to darken their friendship, will long-held secrets shatter everything they’ve ever striven for?Read More »

Television Review: Game of Thrones, Series 7


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Synopsis: This penultimate series contains seven episodes. Jon Snow must seek allies to defeat the army of the Dead, while Daenerys must strengthen her position in Westeros. Arya and Bran return to Winterfell, but adjusting to the changes in their home will not be easy.

Meanwhile, Tyrion fights for his counsel to be heard and Jaime starts to doubt his own loyalty. Cersie will do whatever it takes to remain on the throne and no one – friend, foe or lover alike – will stand in her way.

Alliances are broken and forged. Everyone needs to know what they are fighting for.Read More »