• Reviews

    Review: The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James

    The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet StokerThe Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James
    Genre: Paranormal
    Published by: Walker Books
    Pages: 425
    Release date: 03/09/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: What if death is only the beginning?

    When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of ghosts, each with a special power.

    Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to make friends with the new arrival after decades alone. Yet Harriet is more interested in unleashing her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her. But when all of eternity is at stake, the afterlife can be a dangerous place to make an enemy.

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    Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

    Raybearer (Raybearer, #1)Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 476
    Release date: 18/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

    Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as the Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of Eleven. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But the Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn–but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?

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  • Reviews

    Review: Boy Queen by George Lester

    Boy QueenBoy Queen by George Lester
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Macmillan
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 06/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Life’s a drag until you try . . .

    Robin Cooper’s life is falling apart.

    While his friends prepare to head off to university, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it’s ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.

    Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realises there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .

    With a mother who won’t stop talking, a boyfriend who won’t acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there’s only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.

    Boy Queen by George Lester is a sparkling debut full of big hair, big heels and even bigger hearts.


  • Reviews

    Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman

    42115981. sy475 Loveless by Alice Oseman
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Harper Collins
    Pages: 435
    Release date: 09/07/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?

    Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

    As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

    But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

    Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?


  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Review)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!


    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 06/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Summary: It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

    Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball … are forfeit.

    But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world …

    An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!


  • Reviews

    Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

    Let's Talk About LoveLet’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Swoon Reads
    Pages: 277
    Release date: 28/05/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Trigger warnings:
    Summary: Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

    But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

    When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.


  • Reviews

    Review: Wonderland by Juno Dawson

    WonderlandWonderland by Juno Dawson
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Quercus
    Pages: 286
    Release date: 28/05/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Trigger warnings: Mental health, self harm, suicide, sexual assault, drug use, murder
    Summary: Alice lives in a world of stifling privilege and luxury – but none of it means anything when your own head plays tricks on your reality. When her troubled friend Bunny goes missing, Alice becomes obsessed with finding her. On the trail of her last movements, Alice discovers a mysterious invitation to ‘Wonderland’: the party to end all parties – three days of hedonistic excess to which only the elite are welcome.

    Will she find Bunny there? Or is this really a case of finding herself? Because Alice has secrets of her own, and ruthless socialite queen Paisley Hart is determined to uncover them, whatever it takes.

    Alice is all alone, miles from home and without her essential medication. She can trust no-one, least of all herself, and now she has a new enemy who wants her head…

    A searing exploration of mental health, gender and privilege, from the most addictive YA novelist in the UK today.


  • Reviews

    Review: Margot & Me by Juno Dawson

    Margot & MeMargot & Me by Juno Dawson
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 401
    Release date: 26/01/2017
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Summary: How can you hate someone in the present and love them in the past?

    Fliss’s mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss’s stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot’s wartime diary she sees an opportunity to get her own back.

    But Fliss soon discovers Margot’s life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery … and even passion. What’s more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart…


  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour Review: The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

    The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 424
    Release date: 14/05/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Summary: Windyedge Airfield, Scotland. World War II. Louisa Adair, newly orphaned and shunned for her mixed-race heritage, has come here to the edge of the world to look after an old lady with a dark past. Jamie Beaufort-Stuart is a flight lieutenant whose squadron is posted to the airfield over winter. Ellen McEwan is a young woman held hostage by the German pilot who lands at Windyedge one wild stormy night carrying a terrible secret.
    Three young people desperate to make a difference in a war that has decimated their families, friends and country. When the means to change the course of history falls into their hands, how will they use it? And when the enemy comes looking for them, who will have the courage to strike back?
    A thrilling story of wartime secrets, international intrigue and wild courage from the award-winning
    author of Code Name Verity, with three young heroes you’ll never forget.


  • Reviews

    Review: The House of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling

    The House of Hidden Wonders by Sharon Gosling
    Genre: Middle Grade, Historical, Mystery
    Published by: Little Tiger
    Pages: 288
    Release date: 02/04/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Summary: Zinnie and her sisters live in the murky tunnels beneath Edinburgh’s Old Town. They keep out of the way of the authorities and remain undetected. Until, that is, rumours of a ghost bring unwanted visitors into the caverns they call home. Among them, a young Arthur Conan Doyle, keen to investigate, and MacDuff, the shady owner of Edinburgh’s newest attraction, the House of Wonders.

    Caught up in a world of intrigue and adventure, Zinnie seeks answers. But how can she discover what secrets lie in the House of Wonders while also protecting the sisters she holds so dear?