An immersive summer read filled with gorgeous, complex characters, a touch of mystery and a sprinkling of magic! Read my review to find out what I loved (and didn't!) about this new release.
My love for The Bell Jar led me to construct the 'flowchart quiz' below to help other fans of the book find other books they may enjoy.
Unapologetically swoon-worthy, yet powerfully (dare I say) feminist in its characterisation of the main character, Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess presented an independent, strong female lead that had me gushing. Tilly may've be an (ex)major fan of the main love interest, pop-star, Reuben Vaughan, but that didn't mean she was going to collapse … Continue reading Review of Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess
Only The Ocean by Natasha Carthew Release date: 1 November 2018 Subjects: Lgbt+ romance 🌈, ship-worthy couples👩❤️👩, teen motherhood🍼, (literal) ships & stowaways 🚢 Ahh this book... This book left me with that sweet post-book bliss that only the very best story manage to provide. The (queer) (*squeals*) romance, and surprisingly dark character background (not to … Continue reading Only the Ocean, Emergency Contact and The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One; The Best New Books I’ve Read in 2019 So Far
Arcs, or Advanced Reviewer Copies are an amazing way for bloggers, librarians and reviewers to gain access to new release books in return for their honest opinion. Books by popular or 'big name' authors are hotly contested, and it's not always that you're chosen to receive the book. Here are 8 books I requested via … Continue reading 8 Books I Wish I Could Have Read as Arcs
February's not too late to post a 2018 wrap up, right? Right? I've been on holidays for the past few months but now, but have finally decided to get back to blogging at a slower, less structured pace. A huge thank you to the Perpetual Page Turner for organising this annual survey! Find my 2017 … Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2018 & Early 2019 |(Extremely Late) End of Year Survey
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker bedazzled me with its anecdotes, facts and statistics. I was enthralled; could my terrible sleep patterns really lead to Alzheimer's, cancer or diabetes later in life? But as the book progressed, the same sentiments were repeated over and over, so, while I was technically moving through the book, I … Continue reading Review of Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker
Synopsis: Meet Ben and Arthur. Ben is a battered dreamer who’s shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. Arthur is new to New York and struggling to fit in. After an memorable meet-cute in a New York post office, the boys lose touch only be be brought back together via a 'missed connection' advert. Is … Continue reading Review of What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.” These were the words that first captivated readers worldwide after Geek Girl’s initial release in early 2013. These words would lead fans on a four-year long journey of anticipation, hope and heartbreak, before the series finale, Forever Geek, was released last year. Refreshing, action-packed and … Continue reading Review of Forever Geek by Holly Smale
My latest idea is to do a little spout of 'bookish matchmaking'. Quite simply, I plan on taking a series of popular, well known novels and then providing some perhaps less known book suggestions for people looking for comparable stories. The books may be similar in theme, characters/voice, plot, genre or just overall ~vibe~. Today's … Continue reading Bookish Matchmaking: Books for People who Loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio.