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Book Review: Fall Out by C. G. Moore

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: Fall Out Author: C. G. Moore Publisher: UCLan Publishing
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Book Summary:
I am Cal Adams – what does that mean?

Sixteen years old.
Black hair.
Blue eyes.
Short.
Gay.

For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing compared to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal's life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help avoid meltdown?

Book Review:
I was really excited when I was asked to review Fall Out as I was really interested in the plot to see where it was going to go. I was therefore surprised when I saw how dark that it got but I think that it was made so important. I was surprised at how dark the book was which I don't think that I was expecting. This was because Fall Out was not afraid to go there and tackles so much that LGBTQIA+ story doesn't…
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Book Review: Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *


Title: Not So Pure and Simple Author: Lamar Giles Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher
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Book Summary:
An Indie Next List Pick!

In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.”

Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge.

His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger J…

BLOG TOUR: The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein Book Review

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: The Enigma Game Author: Elizabeth Wein Publisher: Bloomsbury Source: Publisher
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Book Summary:
From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a thrilling story of wartime secrets, intrigue and wild courage.

Windyedge Airfield, Scotland. World War II.

When her mother is killed in the Blitz, and her father's ship goes down, Louisa Adair feels she has lost everything. The country she has called home since her family left Jamaica is not a friendly place for an orphaned girl with brown skin, and she badly needs money and a roof over her head.

Finally she finds work looking after an old lady at a pub near an airfield in Scotland. There she meets Ellen, a driver for the RAF, and Jamie, a pilot – two other young people just as exhausted by the toll the war has taken on their loved ones, and just as desperate f…

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

* I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff  Publisher: Harper Voyager Source: Netgalley
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Book Summary:

Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows loves her. And they drink her fear.


Book Review:OK, so this was a journey!

A lot of people have been really loving this book lately …

Book Review: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

* I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Aurora Rising
Author: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman  Publisher: Rock The Boat  Source: Publisher
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Book Summary:

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Au…

The Hunger Games: The Series That Made Me

So this post is a long time coming. I can't tell you how many times I have thought about writing this blog post. How many different versions of this blog post that could have existed but had now been forgotten due to the test of time. 

I was going to write it after I saw Mockingjay Part 2, two years after it's release. (This is partly because of issues that I couldn't get the cinema at the time of seeing it. I will discuss more later.) Alone. In my room. With the lights off. As I slowly cried, even though I didn't cry at half the deaths in the film. 

I was also going to write this once there was prequel news and the Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes was announced. It even got published by accident so some of you might have seen my empty blog post published but still I couldn't write it.

Fast forward to last week. My family, in this whole lockdown situation, started to rewatch the series. They were on TV so I started to watch Catching Fire and I felt something in me. Tha…

Book Review: Meat Market by Juno Dawson

* I am reviewing these books which I was gifted for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Meat Market
Author: Juno Dawson   Publisher: Quercus  Source: Netgalley
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Book Summary:

Jana Novak's history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she's uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she's unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall ...

Honest and raw, this is a timely exposé of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry in an era of #TimesUp and #MeToo. It might just be Juno Dawson's most important book yet.


Book Review:

This was quite good.

First, I'm going to say that this has a lot of trigger warnings attached to it including eating d…