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    Blog Tour: Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney (Spotlight)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney and I am spotlighting the book for you. Enjoy!

    Bad HabitsBad Habits by Flynn Meaney
    Genre: Contemporary | Feminist | Young Adult
    Published by: Penguin
    Pages: 320
    Release date: 11/02/2021
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you’ll read all year.

    Alex is a rebel from the tip of her purple fauxhawk to the toes of her biker boots. She’s tried everything she can think of to get expelled from her strict Catholic boarding school. Nothing has worked so far – but now, Alex has a new plan.

    Tired of the sexism she sees in every corner of St Mary’s, Alex decides to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary’s can even bear to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud . . .

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    Blog Tour: Cookfulness by Ian Taverner (Guest Post)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach to Cooking by Ian Taverner and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach To Cooking: Amazon.co.uk: Taverner,  Ian: 9781913568795: BooksCookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach to Cooking by Ian Taverner
    Genre: Non-fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 154
    Release date: 29/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Create Space For The Happy Stuff!

    This cookbook is crammed full of new and innovative ways, hints and tips, designed specifically for people with chronic pain and mental health conditions, by me, a fellow sufferer.

    It is all to help you WANT to cook, not have to!

    Cooking really can be a therapy. Cooking really can ignite your passions. Cooking really is possible!

    If you are having a bad day, I want to make it better. If you are having a better day, I want to make it good. If you are having a good day, I want to make it great. If you are having a great day, good on you!

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    Blog Tour: The Bogeyman by Steve Dover (Interview)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Bogeyman by Steve Dover and I am bringing you an interview. Enjoy!

    The Bogeyman: Amazon.co.uk: Dover, Steve: 9781913568856: BooksThe Bogeyman by Steve Dover
    Genre: Middle Grade
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 22
    Release date: 27/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: As dusk and dark come earlier when time approaches Autumn and Winter brings calm cold mists to the streets, the lights throw shadows and shapes that awaken imagination and fear. Are they all fleeting shadows or is there one that is something else. The Bogey Man. His abnormality has made him a figure of rejection. Something other than the accepted normal. But he is afraid and he longs only for acceptance and inclusion. The Bogey Man is a metaphor for the less advantaged and those rejected by our prejudices.

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  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly (Review)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!

    PoisonedPoisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
    Genre: Young Adult | Retelling | Fantasy
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 432
    Release date: 20/10/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Beautiful Sophie, with lips as red as blood, skin as pale as snow, and hair as dark as night, is about to come of age and inherit her father’s throne. But Sophie’s stepmother wants rid of her – beautiful she may be, but too weak and foolish to reign. And Sophie believes her, as she believes all the things that have been said about her – all the poisonous words people use to keep girls like her from becoming too powerful, too strong.

    When the huntsman carries out his orders of killing Sophie, she finds a fire burning inside her that will not be extinguished, and sets off to reclaim what was taken from her.

    Jennifer Donnelly turns her feminist eye to this most delicious of fairy tales and shows Snow White as she’s never been seen before.

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    Blog Tour: The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey (Spotlight)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey and I am bringing you a spotlight. Enjoy!

    The Wolf and The WaterThe Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey
    Series: Deluge #1
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Silver Sun Books
    Pages: 268
    Release date: 08/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads
    Summary: Some secrets are worth killing for.

    The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.

    Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.

    Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.

    With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.

    If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.

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    Blog Tour: The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall and I am bringing you a guest post from Catherine about why she wrote the book and why it is important to her. Enjoy!

    The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall
    Genre: Historical MG
    Published by: Book Guild Publishing
    Pages: 200
    Release date: 28/08/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: London, 1666. After the sudden death of her father, thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hopper and her mother must take over THE WHITE PHOENIX – the family bookshop in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. But England is at war with France and dire prophecies abound. As rumours of invasion and plague spread, Lizzie battles prejudice, blackmail and mob violence to protect the bookshop she loves. When the Great Fire of London breaks out, Lizzie must rescue more than just the bookshop. Can she now save the friend she wasn’t supposed to have? CAN THE WHITE PHOENIX RISE FROM THE ASHES?

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    Blog Tour: F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett (Extract)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett, and I am bringing you an extract from the novel. Enjoy!


    Title: F.O.X.E.S (STAGS #3)
    Author: M. A. Bennett
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 304
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Greer has just recovered from her terrifying experience during the STAGS play. Was she really put on trial by the sinister Dark Order of the Grand Stag? Or was it purely her overheated imagination? The imprint of an ‘M’ for murderer that has appeared on her thumb, though, is puzzling but incomplete evidence . . .

    Meanwhile Ty is staying on at Longcross Manor and Greer, Nel and Shafeen are increasingly worried for her safety. When Ty sends a cryptic message directing them to Cumberland Place, the de Warlencourts’ palatial home in London, they decide to risk a visit. There they meet Henry’s grieving parents, Rollo and Caro. Rollo is arrogant, entitled and not overly grieving. Caro, however, while superficially charming, is clearly pushed to the brink of madness by Henry’s death, insisting that Henry is still alive. Which is clearly impossible . . . but Greer has her own troubling doubts about Henry’s death which make it hard to dismiss Caro completely . . .

    Can Greer, Shafeen and Nel work out what Rollo de Warlencourt is planning for his deadly Boxing Day Hunt at Longcross in time to save Ty – who has now gone silent? Or will history horribly repeat itself?

    A thrilling, richly complex instalment in the STAGS series


  • 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!


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    Blog Tour: The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today’s post is my stop on the blog tour for The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell, and I am bringing you a guest post from Paul himself, where he shares what inspired him to write The Great Revolt. Enjoy!


    Title: The Great Revolt
    Author: Paul Dowswell
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: MG Historical
    Page Count: 288
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54363901-the-great-revolt 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Revolt-Paul-Dowswell/dp/1472968425 
    Summary: Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights to move freely or earn wages for their work. Tilda is desperate for a better life than the village can offer, so when the villagers begin to rebel she is swept up in the excitement. Tilda and her father travel to London with the others to petition the king, but the peaceful rebellion they hoped for soon ignites into violence, mayhem and treachery. Tilda’s fight for a better life is only just beginning… This page-turning adventure sheds new light on a period of history which is covered in the KS3 curriculum, and will have readers gripped from start to finish.


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    Blog Tour: The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!


    the crow rider

    Title: The Crow Rider
    Author: Kalyn Josephson
    Genre: Fantasy
    Publication Date: 1st August 2020
    Page Count: 352
    Publisher: Sourcefire Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42374300-the-crow-rider 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crow-Rider-Storm/dp/1492672963
    Summary: The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.

    Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

    But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

    As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.