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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Scythe

Synopsis: In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly  ...

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From Page to Screen

From Page to Screen: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

This is a series I’ve been wanting to do for a while now – a comparison between a book and its movie. I’m going to compare the two together, to highlight what remains the same and what differs from the source material and let you know what I did and didn’t like about those changes, and then I’ll let you know whether I preferred the book or the film. It’s important to remember that while the book is the source material, the movie is an adaptation and  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, YA

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret  ...

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Books, TBR

September TBR

My August wrap-up has been posted and now it’s time to reveal the books I hope to read in September. I say hope because this month, on Wednesday I’m starting my college course and it’s going to be the start of what I hope is five years worth of study in order to become a forensic psychologist! I’m super excited, but also extremely nervous because it’s been eight years since I was last in education, but I feel more prepared than I was then. Hopefully anxiety  ...

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Books, Wrap Up, YA

August Wrap-Up

It’s September! Yay for cooler weather, cozy jumpers, and sitting in front of the fire with a book and a mug of hot chocolate filled to the brim with marshmallows! That is my idea of perfection. I love autumn and everything about it. This month wasn’t the best for reading – I only managed to finish four books, which I guess isn’t too shabby. Unintentionally, I had a bit of a red theme going on with these!

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Throne of Glass

Synopsis: Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfell offers her a deal, her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, YA

Everything, Everything

Synopsis: Maddy is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realises there’s more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads. Author: Nicola Yoon Rating: ⭐⭐ This review contains major spoilers about the book.

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Book Reviews, Books, YA

The Hate U Give

Synopsis: ‘My parents didn’t raise me to fear the police, just to be smart around them. They told me it’s not smart to move whilst a cop has his back to you. Khalil does. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Author: Angie  ...

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