Book Features · LGBT

Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Stephi at Stephi Cham

This is a new weekly series on my blog, where queer readers give us five of their most anticipated queer reads of 2019. New posts will be uploaded every Thursday, and each week a different reader/blogger will be featured. Today’s fourth instalment in the series comes from the wonderful Stephi @StephiCham, who shares with us… Continue reading Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Stephi at Stephi Cham

Blog Tours · Book Reviews · LGBT

Blog tour // Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Author/artist: Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau Pages: 368 Released: 29th January 2019 Edition: e-ARC Read: 18th – 27th January 2019 Rating: 4.5 stars Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at… Continue reading Blog tour // Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Most anticipated 2019 releases by Muslim authors

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: January 8: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Most anticipated 2019 releases by Muslim authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic sibling relationships in YA

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: November 27: Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic sibling relationships in YA

features

BBC Young Writers’ Award // Unspoken by Lottie Mills

This year marks the fourth year of the BBC Young Writers’ Award,which invites all 14 – 18-year-olds living in the United Kingdom to submit short stories of up to 1,000 words. The Award was launched as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations for the BBC National Short Story Award and aims to inspire and encourage… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award // Unspoken by Lottie Mills

Book Reviews

Book review: Love, Hate & Other Filters // Challenging racial ideologies and dismantling stereotypes

Author: Samira Ahmed Pages: 255 Edition: UK paperback Publication date: January 16th 2018 Read: 19th February – 24th February 2018 Rating:  American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with… Continue reading Book review: Love, Hate & Other Filters // Challenging racial ideologies and dismantling stereotypes

ARC reviews · Book Reviews

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