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How to Help Authors

From personal experience, I’ve discovered that gaining recognition and creating an audience as a new author – especially as a self-published one – is borderline impossible.

So, in order to help out new authors, I’ve created a short guide on some important things you can do that they’ll definitely appreciate.

Let’s begin!

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The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]

I knew it was coming from the first novella, but I was still completely unprepared for what happened. This novella was too much for me to take. It was so painful and heartbreaking and brutal and even if I knew that the ending was not that bad, I still shocked when I was on the last page.

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The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]

This is the most emotional novella so far, emotional to the point where I couldn’t think straight and I was turning the pages so quickly to see what would happen next. I felt sad, thrilled, excited, anxious, angry, swooning– everything. I’ve never felt these mixed emotions in a long while but in this novella, I experienced such a ride.

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The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]

I’m writing my review a few months after I read this and just realised I haven’t read the second novella. Celaena’s aim in this story is to make her way into a vaguely Middle Eastern desert and get a letter of recommendation from the leader of the Silent Assassins. The Silent Assassins seem to borrow very heavy from George R. R. Martin’s Faceless Men, and it’s almost funny how closely this story arc mirrors Arya’s training under Jaqen H’ghar.

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The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]

I wish I read the novellas before Throne of Glass or at least before I started reading the second book and then decided to abandon the series. They provide so much insight into Celaena’s character and basically fill in all the blanks that put me off the books.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]

After many months of my friend peer-pressuring me to read this and finally finding it in my local library, I finally read Throne of Glass.

This book started with an incredible premise: the most notorious assassin in the land is now a slave and is being offered to win back her freedom in a ‘to-the-death’ tournament (although this becomes ‘almost-to-the-death). For me, it went downhill from there. Continue reading “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [REVIEW]”

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Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trisha Mateer [REVIEW]

I received this book as an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a poetry and prose collection about selfcare, retelling Aphrodite’s empowering story through the past and present. I think this is the best poetry collection I’ve ever read. It’s a beautiful story about forgiveness, dealing with past trauma, and accepting yourself just the way you are. Continue reading “Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trisha Mateer [REVIEW]”

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7 Books I Nearly Didn’t Read

There are so many books that I nearly didn’t read. There are so many stories to consume and we can’t get to them all, so some books will be passed over.

This blog was originally going to be a list of books that I decided not to read, but then I thought I’d end up feeling guilty and put all of them straight back onto my TBR. Instead, I’m going to list a bunch of books I tried to put down, but failed and read them anyway.

I will genuinely read anything.

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“I Should Have Read That” Tag

The irony of being a book blogger and a book lover is that I spent a lot of time talking about reading and hoarding books, and spent very little time actually reading. My TBR has overflowed from one shelf onto another and will soon dominate an entire bookcase. I do feel guilty, but reading and writing and most things in life are just for fun, so I shouldn’t, right?

Anyway, I have a lot of books I want to read and a lot of books people are shocked I haven’t read, so I’m going to motivate myself to read them by doing this tag and telling you what they are.

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