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Blog Tour: Tulip Taylor by Anna Mainwaring Book Review

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Firefly Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Tulip Taylor Author: Anna Mainwaring Publisher: Firefly Press Source: Sent by the publisher Rating: 4/5 stars
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Book Summary:

Challenged to go on a `survival' reality TV show, fifteen-year-old make-up vlogger Tulip only accepts to escape her mother's money-making schemes and protect her younger brother and sister. Set up to fail, can she prove to the TV show, to Harvey - the cute but annoying boy who got her on there - and most importantly to herself, that she's more than just a pretty face? As Tulip puts down her phone and heads for the hills, she finds she has both the courage and insight to take on each new challenge. But as 'reality' gets ever more crazy, will either teen escape their families and their time in the spotlight unscathed?
Book Review:
Tulip Taylor was a book that I hadn't really heard of before I was…
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Three Hallows May Post: My Favourite Quotes From Enchantee

This month, the book club, Three Hallows that I have been taking part in with Alex and Rachel have been reading Gina Trelease. In this one, I would like to share my favourite quotes from the book. So let's get started...

Number 5:
To try is to be brave. Be brave.
Number 4:


It's like something from a fairy tale.' 'It is not,' Camille protested. As if good things happened only in stories. 'Lazare is nothing like a prince, and I am nothing like a princess.' 'True,' Sophie mused. 'Maybe it's a different type of tale.
Number 3:


Magicians needed sorrow. And deep sorrow existed only because of love.
Number 2:
This was the Paris of the strivers, of those who dwelt low, not high. This was not the Paris of balloonists. It was her Paris, and it was the same as it had been this morning. But she, perhaps, was not.
Number 1:

Remember – magic is a cheater’s game, and everyone who sees it wants to play.


Here is a summary of the book:
Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twi…

Three Hallows April Blog Post: Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young Book Review

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Simon Pulse in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Girls With Sharp Sticks Author: Suzanne Young Publisher: Simon Pulse Source: Bought Myself/NetGalley  Rating: 5/5 stars
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Book Summary:
The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities, from “Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden” to “Art Appreciation” and “Interior Design.” The girls learn to be the best society has to offer. Absent is the difficult math coursework, or the unnecessary sciences or current events. They are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance or defiance. Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.

As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who…

Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Readers First in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: The Flat Share  Author: Beth O'Leary Publisher: Quercus  Source: Readers First Rating: 4/5 stars
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Book Summary:

Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course...

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes lef…

Blog Tour: Crown Of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto Book Review

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Ink Road/ Black and White Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Crown Of Feathers Author: Nicki Pau Preto Publisher: Ink Road Source: From Publisher Rating: 4/5 stars
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Book Summary:
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And, meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders' return and…

Three Hallows March Post: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas Book Review

Title: On The Come Up Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Walker Books Source: Bought Myself Rating: 5/5 stars
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Book Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighbourhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be, and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

Blog Tour: The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

*I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free by Gollancz in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: The Everlasting Rose Author: Dhonielle Clayton Publisher: Gollancz Source: Gollancz Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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Book Summary:
In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia's Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.
Book Review:
After reading the Belles last year I was interested in finishing the series to see  where it goes so whe…