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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Mental Health, YA

Turtles All the Way Down

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within  ...

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Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: Anxiety & Depression

Today’s mental health spotlight is the lovely Anne from ForeverTheWanderer, who is going to discuss her experience with anxiety and depression. Please show her some love. -x- AN INSIGHT INTO MY DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Finally, I was given a name for the way I felt. It was such a sense of relief but also a huge burden. For years I had suicidal thoughts, wanting to self-harm, being stuck in a dark place for days or weeks  ...

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About Me, Book Tag, Books

The ‘Get to Know Ya’ Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Sam to do this. Sam is one of my all-time favourite bloggers and I absolutely loved reading her post on this, which you can find here. Please head over to her blog and show her some love if you’re not already following her. FAVOURITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME I’m supposed to choose?! What even is this? You know this would just be a post featuring all of the Harry Potter books if I had to choose my all-time favourite, but I want to do something  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1)

Synopsis: Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him – and face the consequences. As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and  ...

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Guest Posts, Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks

Hello friends! I thought to quickly introduce myself before I delve deep into this post. My name is Alexandra, but I go by Allie here or the internet and I run the blog www.allieereads.com. I am 24 years old, from Australia, and I just finished my Masters of Teaching degree and I will be beginning my research into the construction of masculinities in all-boy Catholic schools in Australia next year. I am super excited to delve into education/sociological research in order to observe the  ...

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TBR, Wrap Up

December Wrap-Up and January Goals

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2019 already?! I feel like 2018 was both super long and super short. Some months dragged on and others went by within the blink of an eye. I have to admit that I’m pretty glad to be seeing the end of 2018. It wasn’t a terrible year for me, not really. I went back to college, applied for university, got engaged, booked a holiday to Disney, and achieved some pretty amazing things in terms of my anxiety. I worked hard to conquer as many  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Ruin and Rising (Grisha Trilogy #3)

Synopsis: The Captain has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with a hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still  ...

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Guest Posts, Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: Anxiety & Depression

Today I’m bringing you another mental health spotlight, this time with the absolutely lovely Sarah from Lost in the Land of Books, who is bravely discussing her journey with depression and anxiety. -x- 1. What mental illnesses have you been diagnosed with? I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety ever since I was 16 years old. The depression was at its worst after the birth of my son to the point I couldn’t cope with day to day life. 2. What are the main symptoms that  ...

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About Me, Book Tag

Naughty or Nice Tag

I was tagged by Hannah and Stephen to do the Naughty or Nice tag! I’ve been seeing this tag pop up all around the blogosphere and have been absolutely loving reading everyone’s answers. Thank you, Hannah and Stephen, for tagging me – I’m so excited to get to do this tag! Please check out their blogs and show some love by following if you’re not already. RULES Tag and link the person who tagged you Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love  ...

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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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