Top 10 Elements of Gothic Fiction

intro by Emma @ invaluable.com

With Halloween just gone and NaNoWriMo upon us, there’s no better time than the present to explore the genre of Gothic literature. It’s truly one of the eeriest, darkest forms of literature. The term first appeared in Horace Walpole’s 1764 book, The Castle of Otrantoand since, notable authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Ann Radcliffe, and many others have been gracing us with mystifying stories. While each takes on its own style, Gothic novels incorporate certain, specific elements to ensure the plot is truly captivating. Continue reading

Books on the Bottom of My TBR || Top Ten Tuesday

Howdy, friends! I hope you all had a good Halloween and didn’t go too overkill on candy (just kidding, is it even Halloween if you don’t gorge yourself on chocolate?!?!) It’s nearly one week into November and I’ve only just realised that October has finished and I probably should’ve started on my wrap-up – OOPS. Don’t worry, I’m organised. I’m on top of things. Well . . . at the very least I’ve had a few good boogies to All I Want for Christmas. Judge me not, my little grinches.

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Books to Buy This Month!! || November 2018 Book Releases

I was almost hesitant to write this post because of how many books I ended up buying / requesting last month when I did this – * uneasy laughter in the distance*. So I’m hoping that as I write this post today I show some self-control and say, you know what, I think I have enough books (unlikely).  Continue reading

Books with Great Monsters || Top Ten Tuesday

Villains are all well and good but nothing tickles my fancy more than an original monster for our heroes to fight off. I hope you’re all doing well this Halloween season and have your costumes prepped and ready to go. Whilst I’m not much of a Halloween goer myself (being, well, not American) you can’t deny any excuse to carve faces into pumpkins isn’t a good one!

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Magical Cupcakes in The Confectioner’s Guild || BOOK REVIEW

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana

Book 1 in The Confectioner’s Chronicles

3.5/5 STARS

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Author: Claire Luana
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Live Edge Publishing
Pages: 416 {ebook}

Review on Goodreads

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