Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor

Title: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) Author: Laini Taylor Genres: Fantasy, Romance Target Audience: Young Adults Pages: 522 Publication date: 02/10/2018 My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Synopsis In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of…

We went to The Twisted Tree blogger party!

Last night (24th October), Hot Key Books hosted a wonderful party for book bloggers to celebrate The Twisted Tree, Rachel Burge’s debut novel. There were cupcakes, goodie bags, crows everywhere, and even free tarot readings! It was such a fun and different evening – and we’re definitely in Halloween-mode now. Rachel Burge talked about her…

Princess in Practice (The Rosewood Chronicles #2) by Connie Glynn

Title: Princess in Practice (The Rosewood Chronicles #2)  Author: Connie Glynn Genres: Children’s Books, Fiction, Growing Up Target Audience: Middle-graders, Young Adults Pages: 352 Publication date: 20/09/18(UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)   Synopsis As they return to Rosewood after the dramatic events of their first year, Lottie and Ellie are hoping for a peaceful term. But strange…

The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy by Jennifer McCartney

Title: The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy Author: Jennifer McCartney Genres: Non-fiction, Self-Help Target Audience: Adults Pages: 160 Publication date: 16/09/18(UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Synopsis Sloths are mindfulness in action. Contemplative, deliberate, relaxed, and focused. They resist the rat race, the incessant pressures from society to be more productive, and they don’t care how many steps they’ve logged…

The Choice by Edith Eger

Title: The Choice  Author: Edith Eger Genres: Non-fiction, Memoir Target Audience: Adults Pages: 372 Publication date: 16/08/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Synopsis In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith’s bravery helped her sister to survive,…

Gross Anatomy by Mara Altman

Title: Gross Anatomy Author: Mara Altman Genres: Non-fiction, Memoir Target Audience: Adults Pages: 320 Publication date: 23/08/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Synopsis “I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve wondered, especially after a spicy meal, why evolution wasn’t smart enough to build us with buttholes made out of something more durable? Titanium, perhaps?” From…

I Spy With My Little Eye… Book Tag🧐

I haven’t done one of these in a long time and I’m bored and have been re-reading Harry Potter so I can’t really post a review for you right now so here’s a fun tag instead! The Rules  Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each…

My thoughts on YALC 2018

Last Saturday, we went to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention in London) and I want to tell you all about it – not because it was awesome, but because it wasn’t. Don’t take me wrong: we still had a good time but we wish it had been just like last year. How did YALC 18…

Lifel1k3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff

Title: Lifel1k3 (Lifelike #1) Author: Jay Kristoff Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia Target Audience: Young adults Pages: 416 Publication date: 26/07/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Synopsis On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator…

The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard

Title: The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr Author: Frances Maynard Genres: Contemporary Fiction Target Audience: Adults Pages: 385 Publication date: 12/07/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Trigger warnings: Sexual harassment   Synopsis A socially challenged young woman is finally forced to find her place in the world in this breathtaking and moving debut. Elvira Carr believes in crisp…