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ARC, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books

Blog Tour: Heavenward

Today I’m bringing you a special post – my first ever review for a blog tour. I was asked by the lovely Melanie, from Fraser’s Fun House, whether I would like to take part in this blog tour for Heavenward by Olga Gibbs. As soon as I read the synopsis I just knew I had to – celestial beings, conflict, and the fate of humanity resting in the hands of one girl who has been thrown into a completely new world. YES PLEASE! Synopsis: With the power to end the world, would  ...

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Guest Posts, Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: ADHD

In my monthly wrap-up, I mentioned that I was beginning a series of posts to raise awareness of various different mental illnesses. As my own experiences are with social anxiety and OCD, I didn’t feel comfortable to write about the other mental health conditions out there as I have no personal experience with them, and so I asked on Twitter if anyone would be willing to help me out so that I can feature these on my blog and I have had such an amazing response. So, for the foreseeable  ...

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TBR, Wrap Up

November Wrap-Up and December Goals

November was a very bad month for reading. I read one book. And half of another! I know, I know. It’s pretty poor. My defence is that I’ve been super busy lately with college work. I’ve had a criminology and psychology exam so far and have sociology exam next week! I’ve got three presentations in the same week. All my hard work is paying off because I ACED MY EXAMS WITH A DISTINCTION! I’m so proud of my results. I was convinced I had failed my psychology exam  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Books, Children's

Schmuck the Buck

Happy 1st December! It’s practically Christmas already! Hands up who else is excited? Aside from the food (is there anything better than Christmas food?), my favourite thing about Christmas is picking something special for someone I love and care about and seeing their face light up when they unwrap it. If you’re looking for a gorgeous Christmas-themed book for that little person in your life then look no further! Schmuck the Buck is a heartwarming tale of an unconventional  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Science Fiction, YA

This Mortal Coil

Synopsis: When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements, she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. But only if she can find and decrypt it… if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself  ...

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Discussion, Mental Health

Discussion: Euthanasia for the Mentally Ill?

One of the subjects I’m studying in college is criminology, which is a subject that draws on sociological and psychological aspects to determine the social characteristics and behaviour of a criminal. It’s an incredibly fascinating subject and one that I’m thoroughly enjoying learning about. For the next two weeks, we’re having guest speakers coming to discuss euthanasia with us. Euthanasia, for anyone unfamiliar with the term, is the intentional act of ending  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2)

Synopsis: Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a new life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a  ...

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About Me, Blog Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

A huge thank you to the lovely Hannah over at Hannah’s Bookshelf for nominating me for this. Hannah’s blog is amazing and she’s one of the sweetest people within the book community, so if you’re not following her then you really need to change that pronto! RULES If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award Thank the person who gave you the award Include a link to their blog Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

How I Cope With Anxiety

Let me start off by saying there is no ‘right’ way to cope. What works for me might not work for you. Or maybe it will. It’s all trial and error until you find what does work. And don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to find it. It’s taken me the best part of five years to put all these into practice, and even now I do still have trouble with it all. Battling your own mind every day is tough. The good news is you’re much tougher than your  ...

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Shadow and Bone

Plot: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life – a power that could be the key to setting her  ...

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