Book review – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas Published: April 6, 2017 by Walker Books (first published February 27, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the […]

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March wrap-up

I feel like February has just ended but we’ve already arrived at the end of March. It’s been three months since Christmas. That’s a quarter of a year. How is life moving so quickly? In any case, March was a really good reading month for me. I finished two books on the last day of […]

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March book haul

So I may have bought a few more books this month than I was originally planning on. But in my defence, I have already read three of the books I hauled this month! So the TBR pile didn’t get that much bigger. These first three books I received as a mystery gift as part of my […]

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Book review – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton Published: February 6, 2018 by Disney-Hyperion Format: Paperback Pages: 434 I am a Belle. I control Beauty.  In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the […]

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Discussion – Amazon vs physical book shops

  I can’t possibly be the only person torn between ordering books on Amazon, or buying from a physical book shop. Approximately 75% of my books come from a physical book shop. My local shop is Waterstones in Brighton, UK and it’s my absolute favourite place in the universe. I live in fear that physical […]

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Book review – The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr Published: January 12 2017 by Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 303 Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new […]

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Discussion – Mismatching series

Some of my series don’t match. Every time I walk past my bookshelf, my heart breaks a little. Call me superficial, but I love the sight of matching series on my shelf. Surely I am not the only one in this situation? Why don’t my series match? Several reasons. 1. I couldn’t find the book in […]

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Book tag – Book blogger insider tag

I found this tag over on Danielle’s blog – I wasn’t tagged but as usual, I’m doing it anyway! These questions are really interesting, so if you haven’t done it yet, go ahead and do the tag yourself so we can get to know you better as a blogger! The tag was created by A […]

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ARC review – Relative Strangers by Paula Garner

RELATIVE STRANGERS by Paula Garner Published: April 10, 2018 by Candlewick Pres Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 368 Why is there a gap in Jules’s baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She […]

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Book review – Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

SCYTHE (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman Published: November 22nd 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Paperback Pages: 435 A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are […]

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