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Blog Tour: The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson Book Review

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

Title: The Crow Rider Author: Kalyn Josephson  Publisher: Source Fire Books 
Source: From Publisher

Book Summary:
The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens. Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighbouring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res's show of strength is the only thing that can help her. But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can't trust but can't seem to stay away from…
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Book Review: The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle

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

Title: The Unadjusteds Author: Marisa Noelle Publisher: Write Plan 
Source: From Author

Book Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.

However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.

With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army…

Doing Better

It is safe to say that over the last couple of months the world is living through a tough time but hopefully one of change.

I'm talking Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter and She Who Must Not Be Named, the Yemen Crisis and COVID.

To be truthful, I have wanted to write this blog post for weeks but I put it off because I was worried that I would say something wrong but I need to stop being scared about it. Because if I do say something wrong then I can learn from it.

As the movement is dying down I do see it mentioned less, especially Black Lives Matter but the truth of the matter is that this is not over. Breonna Taylor's murders have not been charged. George Floyd's murders are still not in prison and Elijah McClain still needs justice. Black Lives still matter and society has a long way to go.

In terms of Trans Lives. We have She Who Must Not Be Named hating on trans lives saying that taking hormones is conversion therapy in a country where conversion therapy is still leg…

Mini Book Reviews: ODY-C Volume 1, The Light That Get's Lost, Aphrodite Made Me Do It

* 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: ODY-C Vol. 1 Author: Matt Fraction & Christian Ward Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Netgalley
Book Review:

I was excited for this when it first came out but I just never picked it up. When I saw it cheap on Waterstones I decided to get a copy. While I thought the art style was pretty and the writing witty in places, I didn't really connect to the story.
I have liked Matt Fraction's work for the longest time and some of my favourites are the Hawkeye comics but I don't think this landed for me. While the writing is engaging and entertaining for the most part, I had no idea what was going on. I don't have a background in myths but I think that this should be easier to understand even if this is not the case.
I did, however, like the art style and the use of colour. I saw the vibe that was going on and even though I cou…

Book Review: Lumikki Andersson Series by Salla Simukka

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

Title: Lummiki Andersson Series  Author: Salla Simukka  Publisher: Hot Key Books
Source: Bought & Netgalley

Book Summary:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Six of Crows--this international bestseller is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that chills to the bone, and not just because of the icy winter setting.Lumikki Andersson has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her. She knows all too well that trouble comes to those who stick their nose where it doesn't belong. But Lumikki's rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school's darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands. Literally.A web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back--no matter the cost. At the center of the chaos: Polar B…

Book Review: Blood Moon by Lucy Cuthew

* 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: Blood Moon Author: Lucy Cuthew Publisher: Walker Books
Source: Netgalley

Book Summary:
A timely feminist YA novel in verse about periods, sex, shame and going viral for all the wrong reasons.

BLOOD MOON is a YA novel about the viral shaming of a teenage girl. During her seminal sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, physics-lover and astronomy fan Frankie gets her period – but the next day a gruesome meme goes viral, turning an innocent, intimate afternoon into something sordid, mortifying and damaging.

Book Review:

Even though this book still isn't out for a couple of months, the hype for this book and the good reviews are quite staggering which meant that I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon. I can definitely see why this book has so much hype as it was a captivating and feminist read that should be read by everyon…

Mid Year Freakout Book Tag

So everyone seems to be doing this tag on Youtube this year so therefore I really wanted to do it and I've done it twice before but a long time ago. I am also finally doing this at the right time so this is good for me but I have already read over 100 books this year so there is a lot of choices to pick from!  This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire (now Chami although the original video is no longer available for both) and Ely Jayne. Let's get started...

1. Best book you've read this year so far?

I actually have quite a few so it was hard to pick just one but one the basis that I want more people to read it, Deeplight by Frances Hardinge. This book is so special in the way that it deals with male characters and deafness as well as toxic friendships. I read it super quickly an highly recommend the audiobook and her writing is just amazing. 

2. Best sequel you've read this year so far

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo or The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness. Both are grea…