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Sunshine Blogger Award

So I was tagged by Carlton Manette Darnay to do the Sunshine Blogger Award so thank you for tagging me and I will continue the challenge. 

The rules for the tag are as follows:


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and links back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

Although I am going to answer the questions. I don't really know who to tag so if you come across this tag and want to do it feel free and answer them. Let's get started...

Victoria's Questions:

1. What is your favourite sort of post to write?

I love writing content posts because I can write about whatever I want but I love spreading the love for books in book reviews.
2. How old is your blog?
My blog is 3 years old as of June 2018.
3. How old are you?
I am 21. 
4. What’s a genre you don’t read enough of?

Mini Reviews #6: Poetry

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Bone Author: Yrsa Daley-Ward Publisher: Penguin Source: NetGalley Rating: 3/5 stars

Book Review:

I had heard so many good things about this book and as I have been getting into poetry I wanted to give this ago. I did like bone but I feel like it could have been better and I didn't connect with personally. 

This collection combined poetry and prose linking to Yrsa's experiences. It is tender and cuts to the bone. There were definitely elements and pieces that I did enjoy did there were others that I didn't really connect with and I think that is what makes or breaks poetry collections for me. I would still love to read more of Daley-Ward's work and know that other people are going to really love this while I only enjoyed some of it. 

The Verdict:

bone is interesting and important that everyone should read as they might connect with this more than I did.

Title: Wild Embers Author: Nikita Gi…

Blog Tour: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Seeing Things From A Different Perspective

So this is a blog tour with a difference. Walker Books asked bloggers on this tour for the release of Siobhan Curham's Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow if they could see something for a different perspective so are posting a different bloggers post on theirs. These themes are seen in the book which is available in book shops now.
I get the amazing opportunity to host Shelley from Tales Before Bedtime on my blog today. Shelley's posts details her struggles with Anxiety and Depression allows people to truly know what it is like to experience these and allows you to step into her shoes. As someone who battles with anxiety myself, I can emphasise with Shelley's position which is a very honest and wonderfully written piece.
So, now over to Shelley...
I’ve always had a rather vivid imagination.  Always been a worry-wart and an over-thinker  One of my earliest memories is sitting on the sofa watching TV.  It would have been perhaps a Sunday afternoon rerun of a Bond film or…

Mini Book Reviews #5: Books

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Secrets For The Mad  Author: dodie Clark Publisher: Ebury Press Source: NetGalley Rating: 4/5 stars

Book Review:

As many are, I am a fan of dodie's youtube channel so when I saw that this was available to review I was super excited. Secrets For The Mad is a solid and honest read, different from other youtube books with a deeply personal touch. 

As a subscriber of dodie's I do really love how honest she is in the book. A lot of the things that she discusses especially how she deals with alcohol, mental illness and a past relationship is so sensitive but she shares it so openly. It was great to read someone opening up of their issues as it could really help those who need it. 

I also think that dodie is a great writer. As I said she is honest and her writing has a raw and poetic quality to it that I loved and enjoyed reading. The book also features her songs and personal photos…

Book Review: Ascension by Victor Dixen

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Ascension Author: Victor Dixen Publisher: Hot Key Books Source: Readers First Rating: 5/5 stars

Book Summary:
Six girls, six boys. Each in the two separate bays of a single spaceship. They have six minutes each week to seduce and to make their choices, under the unblinking eye of the on-board cameras. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world's craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars.

Leonor, an 18 year old orphan, is one of the chosen ones. 
She has signed up for glory.
She has signed up for love.
She has signed up for a one-way ticket.

Even if the dream turns to a nightmare, it is too late for regrets.

Book Review: 

I was excited to read Ascension as Hot Key were describing this as Love Island in space and much like the rest of the UK, I have been hooked by the show that has just finished. This description is so accurate bu…

ARC August 2018

OK, so it's been a while. I've been on holiday, I graduated, I went to YALC and continued working on my WIP but I want to start posting again. I've known for a while that I wanted to do ARC August which is hosted by Read, Sleep, Repeat as I have so many NetGalley and ARCs to read so this is a get way to do this.

My aim is to read as many of these books as possible as well as catching up on book reviews of ARCs that I am so behind on. This may means so posts coming your way. I know finally...

So these are the books I want to review:

Purple Hearts by Michael Grant

Out Of The Blue by Sophie Cameron 

Final Draft by Riley Redgate

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Ascension by Victor Dixen(Link)

She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox (which was part of my original TBR) (Link)

Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward(Link)

Secrets for the Mad by dodie (Link)

Starstruck by Jenny McLachlan(Link)

Wild Embers by Nikita Gill (Link)

Pardon My Heart by Marcus Jackson(Link)

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles(Link)

Shadow an…

BLOG TOUR: A Bad Boy Stole My Bra by Lauren Price Book Review

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: A Bad Boy Stole My Bra Author: Lauren Price Publisher: Ink Road Source: Publisher Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Book Summary:
Imagine waking up in the dead of night to find your hot new neighbour dangling out of your window. What’s more, he's clutching your tattiest bra in his hand. What. The. Actual. Fudge. When bad boy Alec Wilde moves in next door to Riley, sparks fly. After their 'unconventional' introduction, Riley is determined to get her own back. A nemesis is just the distraction she needs: inside, she's barely holding it together. It's game on. But behind the banter, there's a side to Alec that Riley actually likes. How can she get through to the real him when she can't even take herself seriously? Book Review: When I heard about A Bad Boy Stole My Bra I was excited about the concept of this book. I really enjoy books with a swoon-worthy romance and those that…

Open Letter: To The Next Occupier

To the Next Occupier,

This is tough to write which is weird because you are never going to read this. I mean you might but let's face it it's unlikely. You might be wondering why I am writing this? This isn't to you, this is to those who are actually reading this. Well at the beginning of this month. I graduated. From my degree from somewhere, I have spent the last three years of my life. But the thing is that I spent two years of my life in this house. Now your house. It wasn't perfect but let's be real what is. I thought that this could somehow be a self-help to you on how to live in that house but I think that this is for me and let's be real you will figure it out. A chapter of my life has literally ended. Two years of my life were spent in that house but so much happened there and I know that by writing this it might help. 

So let me begin by saying this was not what I was going to write today. Every time I see this in my drafts, I think No way, I think I ki…

BLOG TOUR: No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli Book Review

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: No Sad Songs Author: Frank Morelli Publisher: Fish Out Of Water Books Source: Publisher Rating: 4/5 stars

Book Summary:
Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran’s hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a seri…