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Book Review: Purple Hearts By Michael Grant

* I am reviewing this book that I received from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *


Title: Purple Hearts Authors: Michael Grant Source: NetGalley Publisher: Egmont/Electric Monkey Rating: 5/5 stars

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Book Summary: 
Third and final instalment of this critically acclaimed young adult alternative historical series that began with Front Lines and Silver Stars

It's 1944, and it feels to everyone like the war will never end. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr and Rainie Shulterman have all received accolades, been 'heroes', earned promotion - in short, they've all done 'enough' to allow them to leave this nightmare and go home. But they don't.

D-Day, June 6th 1944. On that day, many still doubted the American soldier.
By June 7th no one did.
Book Review:


This review has been a long time coming since I love the other two book in the series it was no surprise that I devoured this one. Purple Hearts is a wonderful end to this series. I laughed. I cried.…

Book Review: Out Of The Blue by Sophie Cameron

* I am reviewing this book for a blog tour but this in no way affects my review *

Title: Out Of The Blue Authors: Sophie Cameron Source: Publisher Publisher: Pan Macmillian/ MyKindaBook Rating: 5/5 stars

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Book Summary: 
Sometimes, I imagine alternate endings to the story: last-minute miracles, touches of magic. I picture how things might have gone, if I wasn’t there. If I’d left just a few minutes later. If I hadn’t been alone. It doesn’t make any difference. One way or another, the crash always comes.

Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.

Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother’s sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she’s determined to stay out of it.

When h…

BLOG TOUR: Golden Skies by Juan Zapata Book Review

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Golden Skies Author: Juan Zapata Publisher: Owl Hollow Press Source: Digital Reads Blog Tour  Rating: 3/5 stars
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Book Summary:
As a boy, Malik watched an army of religious zealots swarm his hometown, slaughtering his people and running his beloved grandfather through with a black sword. Nine years later, Malik still believes there's peace...somewhere. At least that's what he tells himself as his body is ripped apart by whips at a conversion camp. That's what his best friend whispers as he frantically creates new force technology and jetpacks to rescue Malik. Yet when war bursts through the skies and the sky troopers, assassins, and heroes fall, when the world comes crashing down, Malik Zzoha stands amidst the sands to lead a band of friends and revolutionaries to face his tyrannical, zealot father, determined to free the people he loves.

Book Review:
When I first heard ab…

Two Book Reviews: Final Draft by Riley Redgate and The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

* I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *
Title: Final Draft Author: Riley Redgate Publisher: Abrams & Chronicle  Source: Publisher Rating: 5/5 stars
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Book Summary:
Laila Piedra doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, and definitely doesn’t sneak into the 21-and-over clubs on the Lower East Side. The only sort of risk Laila enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before graduation, Laila’s number one fan is replaced by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who sees nothing at all special about Laila’s writing. A growing obsession with gaining Nazarenko’s approval―and fixing her first-ever failing grade―leads to a series of unexpected adventures. Soon Laila is discovering the psychedelic highs and perilous lows of nightlife, and the beauty of te…

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:

Rules:

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?
Thri…

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
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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…