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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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2021 reading and blogging goals

Yes friends, I know it’s February, and I should have probably posted this in January, but I wanted to take some little time to mull over my goals for 2021 and think about what I actually wanted to achieve this year. In previous years, I’ve set reading goals and then haven’t stuck to them. At… Continue reading 2021 reading and blogging goals

Top Ten Tuesday · weekly features

Top Ten Tuesday // Bookish and non-bookish hobbies

Please continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter cardd is constantly being updated with new information, petitions, and resources. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Bookish and non-bookish hobbies

TBRs and Wrap ups

April 2020 Wrap Up // Readathons, lockdown, and Booktube

I’ve been managing to consistently read 10 books per month since the start of 2020, so in April by aim was also to read 10. And yet somehow, I managed to read 13??? I’m still in shock to be honest. I think it was a combination of hosting a readathon and just being in the… Continue reading April 2020 Wrap Up // Readathons, lockdown, and Booktube

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Off Tangent Thoughts // Thoughts I have while writing book reviews

Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a bi-monthly meme run by Charvi @NotJustFiction were bloggers express their tangential thoughts on different topics. This fortnight’s theme is: Thoughts I have while writing book reviews Check out Charvi’s post here! I’m slightly late with this one, but I had so much fun writing it that I wanted to post it… Continue reading Off Tangent Thoughts // Thoughts I have while writing book reviews

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Top Ten Tuesday // The first ten books I added to my Goodreads account

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: April 23: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed (These do not… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // The first ten books I added to my Goodreads account

Book Features

2019 Reading and Blogging Goals // I know it’s already March but hear me out on this one

Last year, I made some blogging and reading goals for myself and when I looked back in December 2019, I was pleased to discover that I’d achieved all but one. I know we’re two months into the year, but I realised I hadn’t shared any of the goals I quietly set myself in January, and… Continue reading 2019 Reading and Blogging Goals // I know it’s already March but hear me out on this one

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Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

DNFing books is a great way ensure you’re reading only what you enjoy. As readers, we have the autonomy to choose whether or not we continue with a book if it’s not meeting our expectations. After all, we only have a finite amount of time to read (as much as I want to believe that we’re all… Continue reading Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

Book Reviews

Book review: Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab

Author: V. E. Schwab Pages: 470 Genre: Fantasy, YA Edition: Paperback Publication Date: 13th June 2017 Read: 3rd – 10th June 2017 Rating:  ‘The only one who’d say her name with any sense of knowing was August, and he was hundreds of miles away in Verity, at the center of a city on fire.’ Kate… Continue reading Book review: Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab