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Book Review: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

   * 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 Sky Weaver Author: Kristen Ciccarelli  Publisher: Gollancz  Source: From Netgalley ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: Lavish, romantic and magical, The Sky Weaver is a new standalone story set in the world of The Last Namsara - one that fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Laini Taylor will flock to. . . At the end of one world, they're always lying to another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard-helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as The Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman ability to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist? Then Safire a
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Book Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

  * 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: Flawed Author: Cecelia Ahern  Publisher: HarperCollins Source: From Netgalley ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern. Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything. Book Review: My Mum ha

Anti-TBR Tag

Book Tags have always been a staple in the book community, but sometimes there are not a lot of them about, or they just are not as popular. Over the last couple of months, I have seen the Anti-TBR Tag going around Booktube so I thought I would give it ago. The tag was created by  Nicole & Her Books  so feel free to check out her channel. Let's get started with the tag... 1. A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading?  Any romance book, but the one that I am really think about is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I am just not interested in anything that mentions sex and I just don't want to read about this type of fey.  2. A classic book (or author) you don't have an interest in reading? I own books by Jane Austen but after reading Pride & Prejudice, I don't really have any interest in reading any more of her books. I just think that Jane Austen is for me and that's OK.  3. An author whose book you have no interest in rea

Book Review: Burn by Patrick Ness

  * 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: Burn Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Source: From Netgalley ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he’d hired to help on the farm. This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can’t help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn’t have a soul but is seemingly intent on keeping her safe from the brutal attentions of Deputy Sheriff Emmett Kelby. Kazimir knows something she doesn’t. He has arrived at the farm because of a prophecy. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents – and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.   Book Review: I have been a massive fan of Patrick Ness for years, since the rele

Social Fatigue: Is it the pandemic?

One thing that has really been on my mind lately is my lack of social energy or as I have mentioned in the title, social fatigue. I mean this in the fact that I am that person who has to be in the right frame of mind to answer back to engage with messages and conservation. I rarely engage in conversations myself and I am the epitome of the will answer in 30 seconds or 28 days meme.  There is no in-between. I will just say it. It is the one thing that I really dislike about myself because I generally feel like an awful human being most of the time and that I am being a bad person and a bad friend.  I always say to myself whenever someone messages me that I am going to reply straight away and this is finally the time.  But something always happens.  I'm working. I don't feel up to it. I generally forget. The possibility feels endless but those are the main ones.  As I have tried to fix it, I have often wondered what it is about me that makes it happen. There seems to be too many

Book Review: The Extraordinaries by T J Klune

  * 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 Extraordinaries Author: T J Klune Publisher: Hodder/ Hodderscape Source: From Netgalley ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: I n Nova City, there are extraordinary people, capable of feats that defy the imagination. Shadow Star protects the city and manipulates darkness, and Pyro Storm is determined to bring the city to its knees using his power over fire. And then there's Nick who . . . well, being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? Instead of fighting crime, Nick contends with a new year at school, a father who doesn't trust him, and a best friend named Seth, who may or may not be the love of Nick's short, uneventful life. It should be enough. But after a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City's mightiest hero (and Nick's biggest c

Gut Feelings by C.G. Moore 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: Gut Feelings Author: C.G. Moore Publisher: uclanpublishing Source: From Netgalley and Publisher ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: At school, I learned that words, More than weapons, Could destroy bodies, Could break hearts More than fists or fury. This is the story of Chris, what happened to him at age eleven and how that would change the rest of his life. A life-affirming and powerful coming of age verse novel that shines a light on chronic illness, who we are and how we live. Book Review: After reading and loving Fall Out by C.G. Moore, I was really excited to read Gut Feelings when it was announced. Having read it in under 24 hours, I can say that Gut Feelings in a worthy successor to Fall Out and everyone should read a copy. The word, “raw” gets thrown around a lot with books, and I would admit that I do i