You might not see much middle-grade on the blog, but I certainly read some. Fireborn Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler is a book that I have been incredibly excited about. I’ve been lucky enough to get on the blog tour for it with Write Reads Tours.
Fireborn follows a young girl called Twelve who has been training within the Hunting Lodge to become a Hunter. She doesn’t get along with her fellow huntlings, but she knows she’s one of the best. So when the lodge’s walls are breached and one of the girls is taken, she knows she has to go track her down herself.
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You guys don’t know the noise I made when I received the email saying that I was lucky enough to get a physical ARC of this book. When my copy arrived, I couldn’t stop jumping around. I loved Margaret Owen’s The Merciful Crow duology; I adore retellings, and The Goose Girl was a fairytale I read a lot as a kid. I think I still have my little copy somewhere. So a very big thank you to Kate Keehan at Hodder and Stoughton for this book. I’m still so very, very happy.
Little Thieves is a retelling of The Goose Girl with a difference. Rather than following the princess, we follow her maid after she’s taken the princess’s place. A lady by day and a thief by night. Vanja has been trying to get her revenge on the rich and get away from there. But when she accidentally steals from a god, she is cursed, and she has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse.
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This is the second book I’ve read by Alexis Hall, and it’s safe to say that I was very excited about it. There was part of me that was a little nervous. I loved Boyfriend Material because it read like lad-lit. And this book definitely has chick-lit vibes about it. But I was unsure that it was going to work this time.
I wasn’t disappointed. I read this book in a single night. It wasn’t as much of a favourite as Boyfriend Material. But I still adored it.
Rosaline Palmer is a single mum, who deciding she needed to do something with her life. Entered a baking competition. There she meets two attractive guys, deals with her own family and has to work hard to win it all.
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If the Shoe Fits is the first book in Disney’s new Meant to Be series. Advertised as Disney’s first foray into contemporary romance, this book is a Cinderella retelling set during a dating show. It felt more like New Adult Chick-Lit to me than your typical adult romance, but I actually adored it for that.
Cindy has just come home from a difficult final year at college. She’s in a creative rut, and she doesn’t know what to do. Her step-mother is the creator of the popular reality show Before Midnight, a show similar to The Bachelor featuring plenty of balls. Cindy goes on the show as an opportunity to show off her shoes and what she can do. But what if she meets Prince Charming whilst she’s there?
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I know we’re all anti-Amazon, and I get it. I do. But when it comes to Kindle Unlimited, I wanted to check it out again. It’s been a while since I last used it and the selection of books has grown a lot. When I last tried it out back in 2019, it wasn’t worth it for me. But it was worth it for romance readers.
Since I read more romance now, and I was able to grab a few free months as a Prime deal? Yeah, I was on that. And now I want to let you guys know whether it would be worth it for you or not.
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It’s been a while since Nisha Sharma’s last YA novel, but she’s back with another contemporary. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book from Little Tiger Books. So thanks so much for this! This is loosely connected to My So-Called Bollywood life, with the main couple making a cameo. But this is a different story and one that feels a lot more emotional and serious.
Radha was on the verge of becoming one of the best Kathak dancers in the world until a family betrayal puts her off dancing. Moving to a new school, she meets Jai, captain of the Bollywood Beats dance team. His dream has always been to go to medical school, now he doesn’t want to go to college and leave his family. Together they learn a lot about each other and help to reach their dreams.
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So, unsurprisingly, I didn’t see other people participating. But that’s okay. I did use this as an opportunity to get through some of the borrowed books I’ve been wanting to read!
I managed to get through four borrowed books! Two of them were pretty short, admittedly, but I did start work this week. So I did read a little less. And my first book took me longer than I’d have liked.
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If you’ve been in the book community for a little while now, you’ve probably come across people talking about Scribd. I’ve even mentioned it in other posts before. But if you don’t know, let me introduce you.
Scribd is a paid service that allows you to read a selection of books and audiobooks, as well as read magazines and PDFs. I don’t use the magazine or PDF files, so I can’t say what the reading experience there is like. But for most of us, we just want the e-books and audiobooks anyway.
With Scribd being a service you pay for, you may be sitting on the fence about using it. If you just want to give it a try for 60 days, you can use my referral link. You will have to fill in your card or PayPal details straight away, though. So if you’re still not sure? Read on, and I’ll give you the run down, and you can decide if it’s worth it for you or not.
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I know I’ve already done a kind of mid year post with stats, but the very lovely Amy @ A Fangirl’s Opinon tagged me to do this tag. And could I resist? Of course not! Since you’re here, why not pop over to her blog when you’ve finished reading this and check out her answers too!
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I don’t know about you guys, but I really need to start picking up more indie books. There are plenty I’m interested in, and I do have a few I need to read. I want to make more of an effort to go out of my way to read some so, I thought I’d start by doing a series of indie book spotlights. To start with, a lot of these books may be books that I was asked to review. But in a few months, I’d like to do the second parts with more books that I’ve actually bought.
We’re starting on with fantasy, as let’s face it, that’s mostly what I read.
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