Teri Terry!! I still have one book by her that is on my physical tbr, and more that I’ve not gotten my mitts on yet!
She’s a fantastic YA fantasy author and I’ve adored everything by her I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to delve more into her different books and hopefully I’ll love those just as much too!
We’re about to start out first full week of 2022, I hope that you’re doing well, that you have amazing books, and that we can make 2022 much better than 2020 and 2021 were!
Image ID: a white woman stood in front of white bookshelves. In her hands she holds four books vertically. From left to right these are: Shattered, Fractured, Slated, and Books of Lies. All by Teri Terry
The Gift is the first book in the Books of Pellinor (kind of…) and it’s the book I’ve re-read the most in my life. I must have read this book upwards of 50 times and yet I still adore each and every page!
I say kind of the first for two reasons. One is that in the US it’s titled The Naming, because it clashed with a book that was already known there. But in Australia (where the author is from) and the UK the book is named The Gift.
The second reason is because a prequel to the series was released! The Bone Queen, which is now considered the first book in the Books of Pellinor. To me it will always be a 0.5 but I still love it, it’s a great prequel!
I last re-read this series in 2020 and I’m tempted to add in another re-read in 2022! What do you think?
Image ID: The Gift by Alison Croggon sat upright on a white shelf. Behind and slightly covering the book are fake plants of green ivy
I… have a bit of an afinity for mugs to the point where my partner dispairs every time I find a new cute one! So of course I wanted to try matching my books to one of my mugs!
I’ve loved owls for most of my life so this felt like the perfect mug to start with and I also really don’t have many brown books so this was a fun challenge! There’s only one book on this stack that I’ve not read (Dune) and the rest I’ve read and I absolutely loved them all!! They are all 5 star reads for me. Maybe I should pick up more brown books? 😂🤎
Image ID: A stack of brown books on a white shelf. There is a brown owl mug sat on top of the books, and in front on the right is fake green ivy. The books from bottom to top are: The Crow by Alison Croggon, Miss Marple Stories by Agatha Christie, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Dune by Frank Herbert
I’ve not purchased any myself, but my mum likes to buy me them sometimes as presents, especially when I was younger. This is one of those books!
A book from the late naughts that talks about health and beauty, when I delved back into this I wasn’t expecting much. I was expecting some decent advice, along with some questionable content and a lack of representation. I was pleasantly surprised!
This book has genuinely good health advice, there’s representation in the girls they photographed, and the makeup and hair sections make a point of also providing ways of looking after Black hair and Black skin. It’s not perfect by any means but it’s definitely better than I’d expected!
Image ID: Be Beautiful by Alice Hart-Davis and Molly Hindhaugh laid flat ona white background. Above the book is “growing” spelt in scrabble letters , around the book are generic beauty items like nail polish, makeup brushes, and a balck skirt with roses