Book Review: The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

Book Review: The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

I knew pretty much straight off that this book was going to be right up my alley. And I was oh so right. I have to give a big thanks to Kate Keehan and the kind folks at Hodder and Stoughton for giving me the chance to read one of the few physical ARCs they had. I was oh so excited to read it in the post, and I devoured this book.

The story follows Kiva, a teenage girl who lives and works in the continent’s prison as a healer. Her family was accused of committing treason when she was young, and she was taken into prison with her father. Years have passed, now two intriguing prisoners have arrived close in time. A boy who seems to want to get to know her and the rumoured Rebel Queen. Kiva receives a note from her family telling her to protect the Queen, and they’re coming to collect her. But to keep her alive, Kiva will have to take part in her Trial by Ordeal instead.

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World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

It is World Book Day 2021, and I am here with a bunch of my fellow UK bloggers to talk about diverse books for kids and teens! My post is following on from the girls at Northern Plunder, and after me, you’ll want to check out Amy Jane Alice. We’re all giving between three to five diverse book recommendations for kids and teens of different ages. Thanks to Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish for making these graphics!

The publishing world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity. There are still some big problems out there. But there is definitely a more diverse selection of books out there than when I was a kid. And this makes me so happy! I’m going to split these into sections and then list a few extra options below!

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Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Yeah, it’s that time of the month again. But this time I thought I’d try something a little different. We’re onto the fourth book on the series and the second book with Paige Winterbourne as the protagonist.

As I’ve said previously, we have a discord for this readalong. It’s pretty quiet, but there are channels for each of the books. This means you can catch up, and still easily have a place to discuss the books. It’s a long series so we’re going to be at this for a while. There’s also places to just chat generally as we should all make friends as we read together!

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My Favourite Underrated Series

My Favourite Underrated Series

I’m going to start this post off by saying if any of these series do pop up on your social media feeds or whatever a lot, they don’t mine. And I clearly need to be following the same people as you. But I tried to make sure that I suggest series that I adored when I read them, but I have never really seen anyone talk about them. So there won’t be the usual series that you see people claim are underrated…

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Mini TBR – March 2021

Mini TBR – March 2021

Part of me has been dreading writing this post. Not because I don’t want to share my TBR with y’all. But because even a mini TBR this month is going to be a long one. And I’m a little scared of having to write about all these books.

So, I’ve decided to write just one or two sentences each about all of these books. And if you’re curious for more, you can always check them out on retail sites. There will be links below! If I like writing the post up this way then I’ll be doing so from now own. Let me knows what you guys think of the shorter summaries!

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Anticipated Releases: March 2021

Anticipated Releases: March 2021

I’m back with an anticipated releases post! I didn’t do one in February, mostly because the books that I wanted that were coming out, I either had as ARCs or preordered. I couldn’t think of enough books that were not on either of those lists, so I decided to skip the month.

This month I am including a few books I have preordered and quite a few sequels too. But I wanted to share my excitement for these books!

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s a Superhero Book!

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s a Superhero Book!

Technically this is a post that I’ve written before and have removed. But I’ve been talking to my sister and a friend about superheroes recently. And now I’m just kind of hyped to talk a little bit more about superhero books. I’ve read a few and loved a few, so now is my chance to share some of them with you!

I’m going to try to talk more about the series that I don’t really see people talk about. I adore the Renegades books by Marissa Meyer, but they’re pretty well known and I’ll be avoiding The Extraordinaries by T.J Klune for the same reason. Both of those are books I thoroughly enjoyed but I wanna go a little less popular.

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Manga Review: Those Not-So-Sweet boys by Yoko Nogiri vol 1

Manga Review: Those Not-So-Sweet boys by Yoko Nogiri vol 1

Sometimes you just want to dive into a fun shoujo manga. And that was why I was so excited to read this manga. It wasn’t one I’d heard of before. I hadn’t even heard of the manga-ka before, but the art looked nice, and the plot sounded fun.

Midori is a teenage girl whose family situation means that she has to take on a part-time job in a café bar. But working part-time is against the school rules, and she could lose her scholarship. The school chairman gives her an out though, if she can get three boys to come back to school, then she’ll keep her scholarship and be given a new school-approved job. What she doesn’t know is that even if she manages that? She still has a lot more work to do to keep them in line.

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Book Review: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

Book Review: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

I’m gonna start this review by saying how amazing is this cover? Honestly, knew I wanted to read this book from when I first saw the cover. The moment I saw it on NetGalley, I requested it without a second thought. I knew this was going to be a dark and queer adult fantasy, and that’s most definitely what I got.

In this book, we follow Touraine, a soldier pulled from her family at a young age to join a Colonial army. And Luca, a princess who is trying to overcome a rebellion in the hope of sitting on the throne. This is very much a military fantasy, so if you like your politics blended with war, then this could definitely be the book for you.

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Series Vs Standalones: Which Do We Prefer?

Series Vs Standalones: Which Do We Prefer?

It’s an age-old debate: which are better series or standalones.

And when it comes down to it, it is a personal opinion. But this is something I’ve been thinking about as I keep seeing the question pop up on those little quiz things on Instagram stories. Both are great, but why do some people prefer series and others standalones? It can be tied to genre preferences for sure. A romance series unless it follows multiple characters can get a bit samey, but a standalone fantasy book doesn’t always hold the same impact with world-building due to page space.

Both standalones and series have their merits, and I decided that I wanted to talk a little about them and see what you all think!

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