So because I’m a mad woman, I’ve decided to start another series where I choose my top nine anticipated novels for each month. To make it easier for myself, I’ve chosen YA only and I’ve not included books I’ve mentioned in my 2020 LGBTQ+ Releases series. So without further ado, here are my most anticipated and I hope they’re all amazing as they sound! Continue reading “Most Anticipated January 2020 YA Releases”
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.
When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.
Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.
Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.
But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.
Continue reading “The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth // Blog Tour”
For this post, we are looking at some Halloween reads that aren’t classic horror. Instead of thinking Dracula and Frankenstein (but still go and read those), we’ve chosen some books that are quietly creepy, that are atmospheric and have aspects of darkness and fear in them. Does that sound fun? Yep. We hope you find something you like and feel free to answer the question we’ve left at the end. Continue reading “#Blogoween // Halloween Reads (that aren’t classic horror)”
So we’ve seen a few #Blogoween posts floating about on twitter, and have decided to do our best to take part! More info on Blogoween here.
To start off with, the lovely Lauren tagged us to have a go at the Halloween creatures tag, so here’s our take on it! This tag was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward.
Continue reading “#Blogoween // Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0”
Although I love book subscription boxes, I feel as though they’ve hit a wall – a lot of them feature the same kind of things and they are pretty expensive. So when I came across a new subscription box thats aim is to inspire and empower, as a raging feminist, I immediately preordered it (and one box is only £12!) This is their first box and I am already so impressed. The box has beautiful artwork on it and everything is wrapped and presented beautifully.
Continue reading “Subscription Box Review // Books That Matter”
Mirage is a beautifully written, feminist sci-fi YA which manages to combine a lush Moroccan inspired fantasy world with stories of colonialism and sisterhood. This has to be one of the best debuts I’ve read in a long time.
Continue reading “ARC Review // Mirage by Somaiya Daud”
The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
Continue reading “Review: Floored by Sara Barnard + more”
The Tuesday before last, following a heavy YALC hangover, I made my way over to Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry’s tour stop in Manchester. I had already met Sarah at YALC but as Spare and Found Parts is one of my favourite books of the year, I definitely wouldn’t say no to hearing her talk about it – I also didn’t get a chance to meet Christina at YALC so was looking forward to that too!
Continue reading “Sarah Maria Griffin and Christina Henry event – Waterstones Deansgate”
I am a huge fan of the Swansea Waterstones Twitter page and one day whilst scrolling, I came across an announcement for the SBC – Swansea’s Blogger Collective which would be happening there on August 5th. A place for fellow Welsh bloggers to meet up monthly and talk about all things books and events! Me, being the Queen of Anxiety, really wanted to attend but didn’t know if I could but guess what? I did! And it was amazing. Not only did I come away with some amazing books, but I also met some amazing people. I thought meeting other book-lovers in Swansea was a month but here I was, surrounded by them (and biscuits!) All of this couldn’t have been possible without The Twitter Guy who arranged the event and got us some amazing books to take home and review. Continue reading “The Swansea Blogger Collective”
A miracle occurred this month and that miracle was that I actually read some books. I’ve been in the biggest slump lately and didn’t want to read for the sake of it but I am back and almost better than ever. I couldn’t decide which book to review fully so I thought I’d share some mini reviews instead. So without further ado, here are the three books I read in July and a wrap-up of what I thought about them. Continue reading “Mini Book Reviews // July 2018”