Arc Review: Cogheart

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Synopsis: Some secrets change the world in a heartbeat. . . .

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends—Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox—Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart. . . .

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

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Review: I would give it a good 4 stars. The book did such a great job of hooking me from the very beginning, right away there is a mystery, family secrets and tons of political intrigue which I was surprised to see in a middle grade book, It was also pretty dark which I loved.

The world was amazing. I loved the Victorian London setting and all the mechanicals. The political climate around treating mechanicals like crap, and yet the machines that Lily’s father makes are so life like and amazing. There is also some great air ships and action scenes in unexpected places.

The main characters Lily, Robert, and Malkin are so lovable, and yet there is so many characters that you don’t know if you can trust or what they are going to do. I loved that Lily and Robert have a platonic relationship and they have such great bonding and development on their adventure. There is a character death that seemed unnecessary to me so that slightly brought my rating down, otherwise I had no complaints.

I loved the format as they add occasional pictures of cards, documents, and newspapers etc that you can read as well. I would recommend this to more than just a middle grade audience, the book was just as amazing as the cover and had such a dark vibe to it I really loved. The end wrapped up really nicely even though there is more books.


Thanks for reading 🙂

 

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

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I am so exited to do a Christmas-y tag, so thank you to Bookish Kimberly and Stephen writes 🙂 who both tagged me to do this!

RULES

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!) – Jenn
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people!

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it ❌

omg no I wouldn’t request something if I wasn’t going to read it!

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley ✔

I mean everyone starts out with a low feedback rating and I haven’t read that many ARC’s so probably yeah

3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) ❌

I don’t make promises I cant keep haha

4. Folded down the page of a book ✔

I only do this with books I own, but people get so angry about dogearing pages I am not sure why?

5. Accidentally spilled on a book ❌

Not this year but last year I brought a banana to school and it got squished in my bag and went all over my book.. I was so angry!!

6. DNF a book this year ✔

I dnf’d a few things but some of them I may or may not give a second chance.

7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it ❌

I don’t have that much money to blow haha

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) ✔

I read every single morning when I am meant to be getting ready

9. Skim read a book ✔

The only thing I have ever skim read was the quidditch scenes in harry potter, I just hate sports even if they are magical lol

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal ❌

This year I went past my goodreads goal!!

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library ❌

no!

12. Broke a book buying ban ❌

I don’t have book buying bans, because I rarely buy that many books.

13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about ✔

When I started blogging I would write my reviews months after reading the book and it was so hard! I do it right afterwords now and jot down a few opinions while I read.

14.Wrote in a book you were reading ❌

definitely not

15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads ❌

I love tracking my books on good reads its so helpful 🙂

16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend ❌

definitely not, I would hate if someone did that to me so I would never do that.

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book ❌

I have not given anyone books because no one has asked haha

18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book ❌

nope

19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged ❌

no

20. Sat on a book accidentially ✔

Most likely yes lol

The final score 7/20

I am pretty happy with that only 35% naughty! Anyway I suck at tagging people, so if you want to do this too consider yourself tagged!

TTT Lowest rated books I loved

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Top ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this weeks topic is a freebie 🙂 So I chose to do The lowest rated books I loved/ really liked. The average good reads ratings are all around 3 which isn’t bad its just low for how much I liked these books.

  • Sheets- 3.62☆
  • The wicked deep- 3.83☆
  • Every heart a doorway- 3.86☆
  • City of ghosts- 3.99☆
  • The five people you meet in heaven- 3.91☆
  • Miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children- 3.90☆

 


Thanks for reading 🙂

The Nightmare before Christmas Book Tag

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I know The nightmare before Christmas is more like Halloween and not Christmas but I don’t care haha So here we go!

1. Sally –loves someone a lot and gets them in the end

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a super cute book where a boy falls in love with an anonymous person online who goes to his school.

2. Jack – a character that longs for more

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Coraline is a girl who definitely longs for more and finds it in a doorway. Of course that doesn’t last but that is why the story is so great.

3. Zero – side kick character

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Ron and Hermione will always be my favourite sidekicks!

4. Oogie boogie – a book with a wicked villain

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Throne of glass has a pretty wicked king, but I have only read the first 2 books so no spoilers ahh!

5. Halloween town – a book with a creepy theme

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City of ghosts is about a little girl who can see ghosts, if that is not a creepy theme I don’t know what is.

6. Christmas town – a book that left you feeling warm and fuzzy

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As much as I thought To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was just okay, it still gave my the warm feeling a lot of contemporaries are good at.

7. What is this – book that took you by surprise

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo took me by surprise in the most amazing way! I loved this book so much.


Thanks for reading! Happy holidays 🙂

December bullet journal setup

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I was very exited to do my December setup because its so fun to make it all christmasy! Anyway I hope you like it.

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I really wanted to do something different for once so I changed it up from just a calendar spread! I’m still deciding if I should keep doing this or go back?

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Thanks for looking at my bujo 🙂 Happy Saturday!

November Wrapup + December TBR

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November was an amazing reading month considering I gave almost everything 5 stars!! Though not everything was sunshine and rainbows, I really struggled blogging wise. I have been so focused on my homework and getting everything done I was constantly forgetting to write posts. I want to focus a bit more on blogging for December so I can end the year on a good note 🙂

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My December TBR

 

Girls of Paper and fire and Vengeful were my two most hyped books of the whole year and now I am so exited to read them both asap!

 

I have not shut up about Saga recently but I am addicted now I just need to read them all haha

And a bonus I got an Arc of Cogheart so I will be reading that as well!


Thanks for reading 🙂 How was your November?