MOST ANTICIPATED April 2020 YA RELEASES (Belated Edition)

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So during the end of March and throughout April, I went through a bit of a reading slump which ultimately meant a blog slump so I missed the April edition of this series. I thought about maybe skipping over it but then remembered, there were still releases I was excited for and still want to feature so here we go! Remember I have a separate series featuring 2020 releases with LGBTQ+ characters, so check it out here so I don’t repeat books!

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Mini Reviews // End of Book Slump Edition

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Due to Animal Crossing coming out and the whole pandemic thing, I have not been in the mood for reading and for once, I didn’t feel too guilty about it. However, as I was sat out in my garden in the sunshine the other day twiddling my thumbs, I thought I’d pick up a book and another three closely followed. Here are some mini reviews of the books in question! Continue reading “Mini Reviews // End of Book Slump Edition”

Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag // Original

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So as you may or may not know, Becky and I have fallen into the Animal Crossing New Horizons hole like many many people in the world. Because of that our reading has taken a bit of a back seat so what better way to combine our two loves than by creating a little tag you can all join in on! If you do want to take part, please tag us in the post or on Twitter etc so we can see your answers too! Continue reading “Animal Crossing New Horizons Book Tag // Original”

2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VII

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First and foremost, I’m going to apologise for my absence from the blog lately. With everything going on in the world, I wasn’t in the right mind space to produce posts I was proud of and that readers would enjoy. However, if there is one thing we can do now, it’s reading, especially some diverse books and authors. This series has got so much love and support and I am still astonished that I can now give you a seventh part! As always, these are in order of release (some already released of course), are all standalones or start-of-series and if I have got any information incorrect, please let me know in the comments! But most importantly, I hope you find a new favourite and stay safe. Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VII”

International Women’s Day 2020 // Favourite Female Authors

So it is that time of the year again – a day dedicated to all the women in our lives, past, present and future. I always like to do something on the blog to celebrate so Becky and I thought we’d talk about some of our favourite female authors! We have decided to pick four each (a lot harder than it sounds) and share the reason why they, and their work, has impacted us so much. Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2020 // Favourite Female Authors”

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review
Thank you to Hodder for sending us copies in exchange for an honest review.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.
Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.
But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.
Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

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MOST ANTICIPATED MARCH 2020 YA RELEASES

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Another month, another list of amazing book releases! So far my bank account isn’t crying too much as I’ve got myself down to my local library but I still need to own all these amazing books, especially with these beautiful covers. So because I want your TBRs to grow as much as mine, here are some of my most anticipated YA releases for March (in order of release!). As always, if you want to check out my (long) list of books being released during 2020 with LGBTQ+ characters, check it out here so I don’t repeat books!

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2020 Mini ARC Reviews

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So rather than write three separate reviews where I will probably blabber in great detail, I decided to start a little series where I write mini-reviews of some upcoming books that I gratefully accepted in proof copy form. As always, these views are all my own and below I’ve reviewed two contemporaries and a fantasy! They are all being released soon so make sure to add them to your TBRs if any take your fancy.


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2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VI

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As I write the sixth part of this series, I am already seeing even more books being released this year with LBGTQ+ characters. It just continues to blow my mind that after struggling over the years to find books with this much representation, we are now being blessed by them from all angles. It makes me feel optimistic for the future in publishing and reading and I hope when I do this again in 2021, the list is even longer! I also want to thank all the people helping me over on Twitter by linking some of these books. You are all appreciated! Of course as we are already into the second month of 2020, some of these books have already been released so make sure to check out the release date in bold!

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Angharad’s January 2020 Wrap Up

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So the first month of the year in terms of reading can go one of two ways for me – I either won’t read anything or I’ll read everything in sight and judging from the fact I’m writing this post, it’s the latter this time. So here’s a mini wrap-up of all the books I read this month (including my random adult romance phase) as well as some non-fiction and fantasy. Continue reading “Angharad’s January 2020 Wrap Up”