Mystery Blogger Tag


Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week, mine has been relatively quiet, just the usual Uni work. Anyway, I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I was nominated for this tag by Joyce @ The Jinxed Goblet (, and I figured since I hadn’t done a tag in a while, I’d give it a whirl. Thanks to Joyce for nominating me and to Okoto Enigma for creating this tag! (

The Rules:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about myself:

  1. I write YA fantasy. I’ve been working on a YA fantasy based around the four elements at the moment, called This Is Not A Love Story, which I’m hoping to finish and edit this year. I also have plans for another fantasy based around underground magicians in different cities in Europe. I actually hadn’t written properly in years until last year because I hadn’t had any ideas that I was really excited about, so I’m really happy that I have these two stories that I’m really excited about to write.
  2. I love to travel, and it’s a dream of mine to get to live in a different country at some point during my life.
  3. I have a slight Merlin obsession (the BBC TV show) and want to name my future dogs Merlin and Arthur!

My Questions:

  1. Which fictional character (or characters) do you think you’re most like?

I think I’m a combination of characters probably, but I suppose that’s true of everyone. I’m definitely a lot like Hermione, I love reading, I did well in school, I look a lot like her as well with my incredibly frizzy hair. I’m also a lot like Belle from Beauty and The Beast, again with the reading thing and Belle’s yearning for adventure is definitely something that I can relate to. I also relate a lot to Rory Gilmore, with her love of books and movies and junk food. I have the same dry, sarcastic sense of humour as Percy Jackson. I’ll stick with those for now, but I could honestly do a lot more, I can find myself in any bookworm or sassy character really.

2. What is your favourite song at the moment?

My favourite song at the moment is the same as my favourite song has been for a long time, Come What May from Moulin Rouge. It will probably remain my favourite song for a long time!

3. How would you describe your fashion type?

I don’t know? Most of the time I’m pretty casual, just jeans and long sleeved t-shirts, I live in Scotland so it’s cold! When I get dressed up, my style is quite girly I guess, I like patterns, florals and polka dots are my favourites. I love 1950’s dresses with the full skirts and the polka dots, they are my actual favourite things in the world.

4. What is one movie you’d recommend everyone watch?

Moulin Rouge! It’s my absolute favourite movie ever, Ewan McGregor is gorgeous, the music is amazing, the costumes are wonderful, the story is tragic yet incredibly fun at the same time, it’s definitely something I’d recommend everyone watch. I’ve forced it on most of my friends by now (luckily my flatmates love it just as much as me, they even got me a cardboard cutout of Ewan McGregor!).

5. How many books can you stack on one hand before it topples over?

I tried this, the books toppled at 12!

My Best Posts:

I don’t know what my most read posts ever are, so I’m just going to choose my favourite posts I’ve ever done! These are both discussion posts that I’ve done that I’m really proud of:


Questions for my nominees:

  1. If you could be friends with any character from any book, who would you be friends with?
  2. What fantasy world would you most like to live in?
  3. If you could only read one author’s books for the rest of your life, whose would it be?
  4. Biggest celebrity crush?
  5. How many oreos can you fit in your mouth at once (weird one)?

I nominate whoever hasn’t done this tag and wants to!



Liebster Award #9


I was not planning on doing this again, but I was nominated by YA Bookaholic so I figured why not do it again? Here’s her post if you want to check it out:

Thanks to her for nominating me!

The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award that have less than 1000 followers.
  5. Let the blogs know you have nominated them.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Question Answers:

  1. Where is your favourite spot to read?

I usually read before I go to bed, so I’ll go with my bed.

2. What do you prefer-Series or Standalones?

Series-I like being able to follow characters that I’ve fallen in love with over several books and see them grow and change.

3. What book are you currently reading?

I am currently reading a Hitler satire called Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes and an e-ARC of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

4. What was the last book you read that you absolutely loved?

A Darker Shade of Magic, my latest read, it was so good!

5. If you could take three things to a desert island with you, besides books, what would they be?

My dog (for company), chocolate (because you always need chocolate) and water (you know, so I don’t die)

6. Which author would you want to meet the most?

JK Rowling! If I ever met her I would probably either faint or cry. Maybe both.

7. What book are you highly anticipating for the end of this year?

Scythe! I can’t wait for another Neal Shusterman book.

8. Have you been to any book conventions or events? If not, are you planning to?

I went to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) last year and I’m planning on going back again this year.

9. What are your other hobbies beside reading?

Riding is my main hobby, I love horses, but I also do trampolining, I like listening to music, I like to run, I love shopping (book shopping is my favourite) and watching TV. I also really like ice skating.

10. What fictional character would you like to meet the most?

Hermione! We could talk (or more likely argue) about books all day!

11. And simply because I’m running out of questions, tell us something about yourself?

I am rubbish at drawing. I mean truly, truly terrible, I’m not even that great at stick figures.

11 Random Facts About Myself

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was all about facts about me, so I’m going to cheat a little and just link that post!

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite kind of chocolate?
  2. What do you like most about blogging?
  3. What book could you read over and over again?
  4. Which book that you were required to read in school did you hate the most?
  5. What is your favourite thing to do outside of blogging/reading?
  6. What movies are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
  7. What are your most anticipated 2016 book releases?
  8. What is your favourite movie?
  9. Who is your favourite Disney hero/heroine?
  10. Who is your favourite Disney villain?
  11. Worst book you’ve ever read?

I can never keep track of who has or hasn’t done this award, so if you’re a new blogger reading this then consider yourself nominated.


Siblinghood of The World Bloggers Award #2

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Hey everyone! So I know I’ve done this one before (several times actually, if you count that I’ve done a couple of posts under this award’s original name of Sisterhood of The World Bloggers) but Taylor over at The Book Wench nominated me for it and I figured since I haven’t done an award post in a couple of months, why not do this one? So thanks very much to Taylor for the nomination and you can check out her post here:

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
  2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10)
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer and notify them of their nominations

Taylor’s Questions:

  1. What book is one of your guilty pleasure reads?

Honestly? None. I don’t believe in feeling guilty about what I read, if I love a book then I will tell people about it, no matter whether people will frown on me for liking it. I honestly can’t think of a single book that I’ve read that I would be embarrassed to tell people about.

2. What is your favourite book quote of all time?

Of all time? Seriously? All time? Damn that’s hard! I’m going to have to go with this one from Harry Potter though:

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

It just describes exactly why I love reading in one quote!

3. What book are you most looking forward to reading?

Right now? I can’t wait to dive into The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan’s new offering from the Percy Jackson universe. I love that world so much and I’m so looking forward to diving back into one of my favourite bookish worlds.

4. Who is your favourite person in all of history, dead or alive and why?

All of history? Man these questions are tough! I can’t just pick one person from all of history to say is my favourite, that’s far too big a choice. I will say though, that my biggest personal inspiration in my life, has been JK Rowling. Ever since I was a little kid, when I was asked who I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say her!

5. If you had to give up one of your senses what would you choose?

Ooh toughie! I think I’d give up my hearing, not being able to see the world around me seems pretty scary!

6. What is your favourite non-domesticated animal?

When I was a kid, I started collecting white tiger stuffed toys when I went to zoos (I think my collection only amounted to about 4, but anyway!) so I think I’ll have to say them!

7. If you could read one book for the first time all over again, which book would it be and why?

The first Harry Potter book! I know it sounds cliche, but I’d love to experience the magic of reading that book for the very first time over again.

8. What is a book that is relatively under the radar that you wish more people would read?

Cross My Heart by Carmen Reid! It was such a great book, I really loved it, I got to see a whole different side of WWII but yet no one seems to talk about it and I don’t why!

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in some tag or award or other before, but I really love horses. Riding is one of my favourite hobbies, I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. I also love trampolining. I like to run too and reading and writing (and blogging of course) are obvious ones. I love travelling, it’s one of my favourite things to do. I also love ice skating.

10. What is a word you love and what is a word you hate?

A word I love? I’ve always loved the word confuzzled, it’s one of those words that sounds like what it means! A word I hate? I don’t think there are any words in particular to be honest!

My Questions:

  1. If you were to die tomorrow, what is one book you would absolutely have to read again before you died?
  2. What is one book that you recommend to everyone?
  3. Aside from reading, what do you like to do with your free time?
  4. What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
  5. Where is the best place you have ever visited?
  6. What is your favourite TV show?
  7. What is your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?
  8. What is your favourite holiday?
  9. What is your favourite flavour of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream? (Or if you’re weird and don’t like Ben and Jerry’s then general flavour of ice cream?)
  10. What is your favourite book shop?

I nominate anyone who hasn’t done this award, to do it, since I can never keep track of who has done what!

Gossip Girl Book Tag

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag post, I’ve been so busy with Uni, that I haven’t had the time to do as many posts as I would have liked to, but now that I’m back for summer, it’s the perfect chance! I saw this over on Zeezee with Book’s website and she tagged all fans of Gossip Girl to do it and I figured since Gossip Girl is one of my favourite shows, it would be a good tag for me to do. You can check out her post here:

So here we go with the tag:

Serena Van Der Woodsen: The “It” Book of YA fiction

twilightI’ll admit this now, I never have nor will I ever read Twilight. I like my vampires to be scary, not sparkly and I’m not big into vampire books anyway. Plus from what I’ve heard about this book, Bella and Edward is a classic example of an abusive relationship which I’m not at cool with. Still you can’t deny how big this book is in YA fiction, it’s one of the books that made it so popular, so I felt I had to include it for this one, even if it’s not to my personal taste.

Blair Waldorf: A book/character you love to hate

I actually like Blair, so I don’t entirely agree with the character chosen for this category, personally I love to hate Dan! But anyway, the character I picked for this is Jason Grace from Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. I find him seriously annoying!

Chuck Bass: A roller coaster ride of a book

dangerous girlsI breezed through this book, and I didn’t know where to turn the whole time, was Anna guilty, wasn’t she? What really happened to Elise? It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time and the ending is the like the part on the roller coaster when you come down from a massive drop!

I love Chuck Bass! Him and Blair are my favourites from the show. I reckon anyone who’s watched Gossip Girl and tells you they don’t have a crush on Chuck Bass is probably lying!

Nate Archibald: A book cover eye candy

the raven kingLet’s face it, all of Maggie Stiefvater’s books are book cover eye candy, but I think that this one is particularly eye catching!

Dan: A Book You Think Deserves More Love Than It Gets

Again, I think the category is wrong here, if anything I would have switched Dan and Blair around! He’s such a judgemental, self-righteous ass. And okay, all of the characters on the show were morally dubious but at least they admitted it. Dan always thought he had some kind of moral high ground and I hated that.

But anyway back to the category, the book I think deserves more love than it gets is Neal Shusterman’s Unwind. It’s such a brilliant book and yet I don’t think it’s as highly rated as it deserves to be! More people should read this book for sure!


Jenny Humphrey: A character who went through a drastic transformation, for better or worse

celaenaThe first character I thought of for this was Aelin Galathynius/Celaena Sardothien. Her character change between Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows was quite sudden and to be honest I didn’t like it too much. I’m all for her accepting her identity as Queen of Terrasen but in QOS she seemed to give up all the parts of her that were great as Celaena and I didn’t like that. She was Celaena for the best half of her life and I didn’t like that she acted like she wanted to forget everything she was when she was Celaena.

Vanessa Abrams: A book that doesn’t have a lasting impression

IMG_0165I DNF’ed this book, so naturally it didn’t really leave a lasting impression on me. I know people say it gets better if you get through the first bit, but the main character was so unbearable I couldn’t make it past the first fifty pages.

Rufus and Lily: An OTP that could have been

pureWhen I first started reading Pure, I assumed that Pressia and Partridge were going to be involved, they had the whole both names beginning with P thing going on, one was a pure, the other a wretch, it seemed like another star crossed lovers romance was in the cards. As it turned out however, they’re half brother and sister!

A villain who’s killing it with villainy

imageDivan, the black market organ harvester in this book, is a pretty creepy, but also pretty awesome villain.

Dorota: A favourite sidekick character

imageOkay so I’m cheating a little here by choosing two characters, but I can’t pick one favourite Weasley twin. Fred and George both made me laugh so hard! Damn JK Rowling for what she did to Fred!

Ivy Dickens: A Book You Always Mistake For Something Else

Panic_HC_JKT_des4.inddOkay I think the point of this one was to compare two books that you are always confusing, but I don’t exactly have any of those, so instead I chose a book that I mistakenly thought would be something else when I bought it. From the blurb, I thought Panic would be kind of like a contemporary Hunger Games, and it was contemporary all right but it was nothing like The Hunger Games.

Lola Rhodes: A book/character you wanted to like more than you actually do

imageI love Sarah J Maas and her other series Throne of Glass was one of my favourites, plus everyone was raving about this book before I read it, so I had high expectations, but I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted it to, most of it was kind of a drag for me and I wasn’t really convinced by the romance. Still, I have the second book in the series, hopefully, I’ll like that one better.

Prince Louis: A Prince Charming Turned A-Plus Jerk Character

I can’t actually think of anyone for this off the top of my head! I think that’s a good thing though, I clearly don’t read about too many jerks!

Who do I tag?

Like Zeezee, I tag anyone who loves Gossip Girl!



Liebster Award #8

For some reason, people really seem to love nominating me for this award! Don’t know why, but hey ho, I was nominated this time by Gennifer Eccles over at Ready, Set, Read! Thanks Genni! Here’s her post if you want to check it out:

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator has given you.
  3. Tag 11 bloggers who have less than 1000 readers.
  4. Think of 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated.
  5. Let them know you’ve nominated them through social media or their blog.

Genni’s Questions:

  1. If you had to choose one author/book that would define your childhood reading, what would it be?

Ah this is really hard because there are so many authors that define my childhood, but I’ll have to go with JK Rowling. I grew up with the Harry Potter series and it’s what really got me into reading.

2. What book, series, or author do you see as a reason why you’re still reading?

Honestly, every book that I’ve ever loved is a reason why I’m still reading, I can’t pin it down to one particular book, series or author.

3. What is your favourite part about blogging?

Getting to interact with all the other bloggers out there! I love being able to share my love of books with lots of other book lovers.

4. Do you have a guilty pleasure book/author? If so what is it?

Honestly no. If I love a particular book or an author, I’m not afraid to say it. I definitely wouldn’t say that any of my favourite books or authors were guilty pleasures.

5. What is the best book you have read so far in 2016?

I’ve only read 5 books so far in 2016, but the best one has definitely been Rebel of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, as my only 5 star read so far this year! If you haven’t read it yet, you definitely should, it’s incredible.

6. What are some of your favourite book to movie adaptations?

So many that I love, I’m not sure where to start, The Harry Potter movies (obviously), The Hunger Games movies, Black Beauty, The Book Thief, Gone Girl, The Maze Runner, The Perks of Being A Wallflower (have yet to read the book, but loved the film), The Reader (another one where I’ve seen the film but not read the book, I don’t know if it’s cheating to include these), Marley and Me (seen film, not read book again), there are seriously so many, I just can’t list them all!

7. What is one book that you recommend to everyone?

I’m cheating a little because it’s a series, not just one book, but the Harry Potter books! Everyone should read them!

8. Which do you prefer, standalone or series?

Series! When I fall in love with a group of characters, I always want to read more about them.

9. Where and when do you do most of your reading?

In my bed before I go to sleep.

10. Why did you start blogging?

I get asked this one a lot and I think I’ve answered it several times by now, but for anyone who is a new follower to my blog, I started blogging because I love writing and they say to be a good writer you’re meant to write a lot, so a blog was a good outlet for that. I had been posting book reviews on Tumblr for a while before I started my blog and it was fun, but not many people saw it. I found out that you could use WordPress to start your own blog and everything kind of just went from there. I’m so happy that two years on people still enjoy reading and I still enjoy writing my blog. That’s more than I ever expected, so thank you to all of my followers! I hope you are all still enjoying reading this as much as I enjoy writing it.

11. What is your favourite genre?

Fantasy! I love Fantasy, mostly YA, but I like MG fantasy as well and would be willing to try some adult fantasy. Basically anything fantasy, I love!

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite kind of chocolate?
  2. What do you like most about blogging?
  3. What book could you read over and over again?
  4. Which book that you were required to read in school did you hate the most?
  5. What is your favourite thing to do outside of blogging/reading?
  6. What movies are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
  7. What are your most anticipated 2016 book releases?
  8. What is your favourite movie?
  9. Who is your favourite Disney hero/heroine?
  10. Who is your favourite Disney villain?
  11. Worst book you’ve ever read?

I’m terrible at keeping track of who has/hasn’t done this award, so if you’re seeing this, then consider yourself nominated!



Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

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I was nominated for this award by TK Lawrence over at Read or Not Reviews! Thank you very much for  the nomination. You can check out their post here:

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Put the award logo on your blog.
  3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Nominate ten blogs.

TK Lawrence’s Questions:

  1. Favourite band or singer?

Taylor Swift! I am a Swiftie and proud of it.

2. One yet to be released 2016 book that you’re really, really excited about?

The Raven King! Why, oh why does the release date on this keep being changed? Pick a date, preferably one as soon as possible and stick with it!

3. Favourite colour?


4. You’re sleeping until you suddenly have a really good idea. You a) write it down on the nearest piece of paper, b) go back to sleep and write it down the next day,  c) go back to sleep and forget about it the next day or d) none of the above.

Much as I would like it to be a), the honest answer to this would probably be c).

5. One book that always makes you happy when you reread it

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. It reminds me of my childhood.

6. What is your favourite hyped book?

The Book Thief! It’s so beautiful, it definitely deserves the hype.

7. Who is your favourite intelligent/strategic main character?

Hermione Granger, who else could I choose?

8. Favourite book based on mythology?

The Percy Jackson series!

9. Favourite book with a made up language?

Not really sure I can think of one off the top of my head…..

10. Prose or poetry?


My Questions:

  1. Favourite Disney princess?
  2. Favourite song?
  3. Favourite food?
  4. Favourite author?
  5. Favourite book?
  6. Book that was the biggest disappointment to you?
  7. Favourite hobby outside of reading/blogging?
  8. Biggest piece of advice you could give to new bloggers?
  9. Favourite OTP?
  10. Favourite TV show?

I nominate anyone who hasn’t done this award to do it as I’m lousy at keeping track at who has done what!


Liebster Award #7

I wasn’t planning on doing this again, but I was nominated by Alyson over at Harry, Jane and John for this award, so I figured why not? Here is her post, if you want to check it out:

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
  2. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the award. To be eligible, they need to have 200 followers or less.
  3. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  4. Tell you readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.

Alyson’s Questions:

  1. What 3 books are on your must read list for 2016?

Rebel of The Sands, The Raven King, Paper and Fire

2. If you had to eat the same food every day what would you choose?

Chocolate, I could eat chocolate everyday, no problem.

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

Interacting with other bloggers. Don’t get me wrong, I love the writing aspect and I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t but I love getting to talk to all the other amazing people in the community about books even more.

4. Which do you prefer, tablet or laptop?

My laptop functions as both, so I can have either!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Greece! I’ve always wanted to go there!

6. Noodles or rice?

Rice, I don’t really like noodles.

7. What book do you always recommend to everyone?

Okay, so this is a series, but I am constantly recommending the Unwind Dystology!

8. Do you have a favourite Disney movie?

The Lion King!

9. What is your comfort food?

Ice cream, preferably Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough, but anything with chocolate is also good.

10. What is your favourite quote?

I have so many, I really can’t pick just one!

11 (a). What’s the one book you would never ever read?

Fifty Shades of Grey. I can’t read about that, I just can’t.

11 (b). What is the most important thing you’ve learned about blogging so far?

Don’t worry about keeping to a schedule, if you can’t post for a while, or if other bloggers are posting more than you. As long as you are enjoying what you are writing, everyone else will too and it doesn’t matter what other bloggers are doing.

11 Random Facts About Me (if I can find 11 that I haven’t used before)

  1. I did modelling when I was a kid (when I was like 1 or 2).
  2. I did ballet when I was a kid, very briefly, but I never had any talent for it and mucked around a lot in class!
  3. I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls, have seen all the episodes multiple times and am so excited for the Netflix revival.
  4. I went to an all girls Catholic secondary school (though I’m not Catholic myself, most of the girls who went there weren’t though) and met my three best friends at that school.
  5. I wore glasses when I was a kid and constantly tried to lose them. I don’t need them now though, thankfully!
  6. I have always wanted a Library just like the one the Beast gives Belle in Beauty and The Beast.
  7. I love gymnastics! I went to the World Gymnastics Championships with my parents last year, it was amazing!
  8. I hate Valentines’ Day. It’s a stupid, pointless, card company created holiday.
  9. I really want to go to Canada one day.
  10. I’d like to be able to have visited at least one country on every continent.
  11. I’ve always wanted to go on Safari.

I nominate anyone who wants to, to do this, I find it so hard to keep track of who has done what!

Questions for nominated bloggers?

  1. What’s your favourite kind of chocolate?
  2. What do you like most about blogging?
  3. What book could you read over and over again?
  4. Which book that you were required to read in school did you hate the most?
  5. What is your favourite thing to do outside of blogging/reading?
  6. What movies are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
  7. What are your most anticipated 2016 book releases?
  8. What is your favourite movie?
  9. Who is your favourite Disney hero/heroine?
  10. Who is your favourite Disney villain?
  11. Worst book you’ve ever read?