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Book review: Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Between Perfect and Real released in the UK last week and I’m excited to be sharing my review of this heart-felt YA contemporary. Thank you to Abrams and Chronicle for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done… Continue reading Book review: Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

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Blog tour: Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova

Today is my stop on the Hodderscape Illusionary blog tour and I’m happy to be sharing my review of what’s become one of my new favourite duologies. Thank you to Hodderscape for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for participation in the blog tour and an honest review. Synopsis Reeling from… Continue reading Blog tour: Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova

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Caffeine Book Tours blog tour: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Today is my stop on the Son of the Storm blog tour, hosted by Caffeine Book Tours and I’m excited to be sharing my review and favourite quotes from the novel. A big thank you to Caffeine Book Tours and the publisher, Orbit, for sending me an advanced reader’s copy as part of my participation… Continue reading Caffeine Book Tours blog tour: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

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Review: Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw // A tense, thrilling YA horror

Today is the release day for Mina and the Undead and I’m excited to be sharing my review of this YA gothic horror novel. 17-year-old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in Whitby, the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy… Continue reading Review: Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw // A tense, thrilling YA horror

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Book review: Yes No Maybe So // A politically-charged contemporary about standing up for what you believe in

Authors: Becky Albertalli + Aisha Saeed Genre: YA contemporary, romance Pages: 436 Format: Paperback ARC + audiobook Rating: 4 stars TWs: Islamophobia, antisemitism, racism, sexism. Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate – as long as he’s behind the scenes. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people… Continue reading Book review: Yes No Maybe So // A politically-charged contemporary about standing up for what you believe in

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Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene

Author: Arvin Ahmadi Pages: 384 Edition: e-ARC Genres: YA, sci-fi, contemporary, romance Rating: 4 stars CWs: Trauma, depression, cyber-bullying, on-page death, alcoholism, insomnia, discussions of suicide. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad… Continue reading Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene

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Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist

Author: Justin A. Reynolds Pages: 464 pages Edition: e-ARC Read: 6th – 9th March 2019 Rating: 4 stars CWs: Death, chronic illness, racism, racial profiling, shootings When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting… Continue reading Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist

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Book review: City of Ghosts

Author: Victoria Schwab Pages: 272 Edition: US ARC Publication date: 28th August 2018 Read: 19th – 23rd May 2018 Rating:  Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted… Continue reading Book review: City of Ghosts