The Assassin’s Blade Review


The Twist of A Knife.
The Birth of A Legend…

Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins’ Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive.

Arobynn’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever…

Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

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Book Tag: The Mystery Blogger Award


Hey guys!

Today I am back with yet another book tag but hold on – this one is not at all like other book tags. Why you may ask? Because Books and Tea Leaves has hit a milestone and has been nominated by BooksPoemsClouds to do the Mystery Blogger Award, originally created by  Okoto Enigma. For those of you just joining the blog I should point out that normally I’m not nominated to do tags as my blog is only just starting out. So you can imagine I am very excited. So thank you BooksPoemsClouds for recognizing my humble blog with your nomination. 🙂 It’s very much appreciated!

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Show & Tell: Illuminae & Gemina Autographed Editions


Signed copies are priceless – well, to us book hoarders/collectors/nerds anyway.They are like a pirate’s bounty to us; we hunt them down, treasure map in hand and walk the ends of the earth (or at least our bookstores anyway) to find them. Whether you are an avid collector or just starting out, you will never forget your first autographed edition.

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So a few great things have happened in the space between posting Best and Worst of 2016 Part 1 and now part 2. Firstly – i’ts now officially 2017 so Happy New Year! Secondly, only yesterday I officially closed a chapter of my life – I turned 20! No longer a teenager I am so ready to take on the world as I venture forth into a new decade and plenty of new books.


I’m getting ahead of myself – before we run towards 2017 let’s reflect back on 2016. I’ve shared my top five picks for 2016 so now let me share some of the books that just didn’t cut it for me. And, let me tell you book nerds it is quiet a controversial list yet don’t let my thought deter you from what could be an epic read. This is merely my opinion and by now means the only or right one. What I might have found the worst could be one of your best reads! Enjoy 🙂

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Life Update & Absence + New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year you filthy animals! 😉

As we ring in the New Year 2017 I’d like to share my New Years Resolutions for 2017 and also share a little about my absence during the close of 2016. I fully admit that I am perhaps not the best blogger. I try – I really try but sometimes life catches up with me and I find myself pulled away for short periods of time. The thing is I hit a bit of a stressful and rough patch the past three months. I was being verbally and emotionally abused in the workplace which not only ignited a seriously negative mindset but also one of the largest reading slumps of my life. I was barely reading for three months and those books I did manage to push through I was unable to review.

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