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  • Review - Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | SPOILERS

    Ok, first off, let's get this out of my system - KAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Alright, now that's done, let's get on to the review, but before I go on: SPOILERS Right, you've been warned. Before I started this bad boy, I decided to do a re-read of Aurora Rising, and now, since subjecting myself to this absolute wonder, I can safely say that Aurora Rising is now a 4.5 starrer because this - THIS BOOK - is definitely a 5 star. My heart the entire time... dear. god. Right, so, Kal is my new favouri…

  • Review - Heartstopper (Volumes 1 - 3) by Alice Oseman | Possible Spoilers!

    What can I say about this series (so far) but oh, my heart. I've not managed to read many graphic novels before but these ones seemed to have all the hype so I decided to give them a chance and boy, was I glad I did. Text wise, there is very little of it, which goes to show that if you can pull emotions from your readers with just your illustrations, then you're bloody good at what you do. Heartstopper follows Charlie and Nick, two highschool boys, Nick in 11th grade, Charlie in 10th. Charlie…

  • Review - Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco | Slight Spoilers!

    *4.5 stars* I FINALLY got around to reading this puppy after having it sit on my TBR for ages and I was happily not disappointed! SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!! I love a good historical fiction, and with the mix in of the Ripper mystery, it was right up my alley. Audrey Rose was a great strong character but not the whole 'modern feminist stuck in the 1800s' that you so often read in YA historical fiction. Thomas was a cheeky bugger and definitely the Sherlock character of the duo, though I did like tha…

  • Review - The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper | Spoilers!

    Thank you to Bloomsbury YA for sending me an ARC of this book! This was such a cute read - I loved the LGBTQ representation, the writing style was easy and quick to read, and the subject matter of the story wasn't too heavy (which, if you know me, is not my thing. Give me light and fluffy escapism any day). Spoilers! The main character, Cal, was relatable, even if he was a bit of a hipster influencer from New York. It was interesting to see the effect his social media presence had on him,…

  • Review - The Crowning by Nattie Kate Mason | Spoiler-free

    Hmm, not sure how to go about this one. Let's go good points/bad points, shall we? First of all, good points... The world building was good, as was the magic system. The idea that magic has a price was what brought the tension, and I liked that people had different types of magical skills. I liked the idea of the potential heirs competing for the crown rather than the usual first-born, first-in-line, and I was looking forward to how that played out. Not-so-great points... The narrative felt …


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