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Blog Tour: The Curse of Time by Marjorie Mallon Book Review

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Title: The Curse of Time Authors: Majorie Mallon Source: Publisher Publisher: Kyrosmagica Publishing Rating: 4/5 stars

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Book Review Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an unusual girl who's imprisoned within the mirrors located in her house. When an unexpected message arrives inviting her to visit the Crystal Cottage, she sets off on a forbidden pathway where she encounters Ryder, a charismatic, but perplexing stranger.

With the help of a magical paint set, and some crystal wizard stones she discovers the truth about a shocking curse that has destroyed her family's happiness.
Book Review:
I hadn't heard of the Curse of Time when I received an email to be part of the blog tour but being a person who loves to read YA fantasy I knew I had to give it a read. I really enjoyed The Curse of Time and it is a real…
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Blog Tour: Goddess Aditi: Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses To Empower and Inspire You

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Title: Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses To Empower and Inspire You Authors: Ann Shen Source: Blog Tour Publisher: Abram  Rating: 4/5 stars

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Book Summary:
Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.


As part of this blog tour, each post will focus on a specific "Legendary Lady" or Goddess and for my stop, I will focus on Aditi. 


Aditi is a Hindu Goddess who focuses on the sky. Her name trans…

Blog Tour: Truly, Wildly, Deeply by Jenny McLachlan Book Review

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Title: Truly, Wildly, Deeply  Authors: Jenny McLachlan Source: Publisher Publisher: Bloomsbury Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Book Review Summary:
Annie is starting college. She can’t wait. No more school, no more uniform, and no one telling her what to do. It’s the start of a new adventure and Annie’s not going to let anyone or anything get in the way of that. Freedom matters to Annie. She has cerebral palsy and she’s had to fight hard to get the world to see her for who she truly is.  Then she meets Fab. He’s six foot two, Polish and a passionate believer in…well, just about everything, but most of all Annie and good old-fashioned romance. The moment Fab sees Annie, he’s wildly drawn to her and declares she must be his girl. Annie’s horrified. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s anything, especially if it means losing her independence.
But then Annie finds herself falling for Fab. As things go deeply wron…

Blog Tour: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman Book Review

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Title: Starfish  Authors: Akemi Dawn Bowman Source: Publisher Publisher: Ink Road Books Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Book Review Summary:
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.

But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about her…

YAShot Blog Tour: Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw Book Review

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Title: Outwalkers Authors: Fiona Shaw Source: Bought Myself Publisher: David Fickling Books Rating: 4/5 stars

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Book Review Summary:
The border’s closed, Jake said. No one can get into Scotland, just like no one can cross the Channel . . .
This is England and it’s no longer a free country. The Government can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth. But Jake has escaped from his Academy orphanage, and he needs to get to Scotland with his dog, Jet.
When the Outwalkers gang grabs him, they go off-grid while the Government hunts for them. The closer they get to Scotland, the more dangerous it is. Because now, it’s not only their own lives that are at stake...


Book Review:
Outwalkers was a book that I haven't really heard of before this YAShot tour, but this does not mean that I didn't enjoy the book. Even though I read a lot of Dystopian fiction when I was younger, Outwa…

Book Review: Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe

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Title: Birdy Flynn Authors: Helen Donohoe Source: From Publisher Publisher: Rock The Boat Rating: 4/5 stars

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Book Review Summary:
It is the summer and a group of children are playing down by a stream when they do a terrible thing. Something that Birdy tries unsuccessfully to avert. While the other children in the gang find it easy to forget what they have done, Birdy is trapped in the moment and feels bound to do something to make amends. But how does a child face up to responsibility and find the courage to do the right thing?

An uncompromising and uniquely powerful novel about growing up, making friends and being true to yourself.

Book Review:

So when I heard about Birdy Flynn I was definitely interested in the premise of the book. It was something that I had not read about before and I was intrigued to read it. Birdy Flynn is a very unique story that goes places other YA books wo…

Now We Rise Blog Tour: A Children of Blood and Bone Inspired Post

So today I am posting my piece for the Now We Rise Blog Tour. This blog tour is celebrating the release of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi based around your Manji Clan. 

For this I decided to write a poem based on that theme. So I hope you like it...












Now We Rise

Now We Rise, From the Ashes, From the Ground, Ready to fight.
With our friends, With our family, With all our might, With everything that we have.
To protect what we have, To challenge everything,  To reshape the world that we live in,  To end all that we disagree with it. 
This land is ours, This is our family, This is our history, This is our ground, This is ours.
Ours to defence, Ours to protect.
Ours.
And we won't let it go easily.
Now We Rise.

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See you soon, 

Amy