We’re All In This Together – Readalongs and Buddy Reads

We’re All In This Together – Readalongs and Buddy Reads

Did ya get the High School Musical song stuck in your head from that title? I’m not sorry if you did! Mostly as I did too, and I don’t even rate the song so, ya know.

But it’s a title that fits perfectly with what I want to talk about today; which is readalongs and buddy reads!

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Book Review: The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann

Book Review: The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann

This was a book that I’d never heard of, but when I saw it in an email, I was intrigued. I love books about sibling relationships, so a book about a woman discovering one should have been fun.

Instead, I feel pretty meh about it.

I was granted a free e-book copy of this through One More Chapter and Netgalley, and it was in return for an honest review.

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Blog Tour: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Blog Tour: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Winter’s Orbit is a book that I’ve been so hyped for since I first heard about it. An adult queer sci-fi that just looks pretty character-driven and a lot of fun? I seriously needed it then and there. The moment I had an opportunity to sign up for a blog tour, I was right on it. I just had to get my hands on this book, and I’m so damn glad I did. This a fantasy novel by a British author and, honestly, I’m here to be promoting fellow Brits. As I don’t think I read enough genre books by British authors.

Thanks again to Compulsive Readers and Orbit for letting me take part in this tour!

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Book Review: Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar

Book Review: Magic Mutant Nightmare Girl by Erin Grammar

Have you ever seen a book cover and title that’s more me?

Have you ever seen a book cover and title that’s more me?

I’m someone who has been into anime and manga for years, including magical girls. I’m totally in love with Harajuku fashion; especially lolita and if you couldn’t tell from my review of Cute Mutants volume 1, I’m clearly after more queer YA where the characters have powers.

This book was clearly made for me, and I’m so damn excited that I managed to get an e-arc from the author to review. I read this book in a single night as I couldn’t put it down.

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Mini TBR – February 2021

Mini TBR  – February 2021

Sharing a mini TBR last month was a lot of fun, and I can happily tell you that I have completed it! Admittedly, I did wind up reading Blood and Honey in December after writing the January post. But, I still read the book, so I’m totally counting it. One of the books was also a DNF, which was a shame, but I’m not mad about it. There are too many good books out there to force myself to finish one I’m not enjoying. I also didn’t quite complete the very large pile my mini TBR was chosen from. It was so close though! I only have like two books left on it, but I threw in some ARCs and some library books and it all adds up to extra reading.

But I completed my mini TBR, and I want to celebrate that!

And by celebrate, I mean, let me share my mini TBR for February.

What? Don’t pretend you didn’t know what the celebration was going to be. This time I’m going to list the ARCs I plan on reading this month as well. There’s always a chance I’ll pick a few more of these up, but I have banned myself from requesting on NetGalley for a bit, so, hopefully not XD.

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Books I’m Intimidated By

Books I’m Intimidated By

Big books scare me. There. I said it. I don’t like picking up big books as I’m worried they’ll take me a while to get through and I prefer reading things quickly. Unfortunately, there are some big books out there that look good, and I do still plan to read them. They just intimidate the hell out of me.

And that’s not the only thing about certain books that intimidates me. It’s just the main reason. So I just wanted to do a quick post talking about some of these books. Hopefully, you guys can tell me how amazing they are and make me want to pick them up sooner!

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Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

This was a post a long time in the planning. I was originally going to write it, last summer, I think? And I’ve since started my re-reads of some of these series. But I was thinking of content that I wanted to create, and this was one that still stuck in my mind. So, here we go.

These are all series that I read the first books of a few years ago now. Time has gone on and I’ve always meant to pick up the next books and read on. Only, it’s now reached a point where I can’t really remember what happened in the first book. so I need to re-read that before I can even think about moving on.

It’s a common book-lovers problem, but I’m not usually someone who re-reads before reading the latest instalment in a series. I’ve got too many books to be able to do that. But these are books where I can’t move on yet. One of them I got the second book recently thinking it would be fine, I went to start it and was completely lost. Yeah. That was no fun. So, there’s six series here and where I stand currently, I recommend them all.

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Series Reread and Review: The Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry

Series Reread and Review: The Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry

When I made a post about dystopian posts a while back, one of the series I mentioned was The Slated books by Teri Terry. A series set in a post-Brexit Britain many years before it actually happened, it follows a sixteen-year-old girl called Kyla who has been Slated. In this world slating is a process where teenage criminals have their memories erased and are given a device which means they must always remain calm and must never be violent or they could be shocked and killed.

This was one of my all-time favourite series, so having finally gotten my own copy of the first book from a charity shop. I decided it was about time for a reread.

And, unfortunately, though I can still see plenty of good in it, I’m not sure it’s a favourite anymore!

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Otherworldalong – Stolen

Otherworldalong – Stolen

Hello!

Yes, I know we’re a few days into the month now. Okay, more than a few, but it’s still plenty of time to join in our reading club! We’ve now moved onto Discord where we have separate channels for each of the books so that means you can catch up and discuss each book even if you join us late. If you’re interested then let me know down below and I’ll find somewhere to privately send you to the join link!

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Book Review: Love Songs For Sceptics by Christina Pishiris

Book Review: Love Songs For Sceptics by Christina Pishiris

So, I got through my books pretty quickly and Love Songs for Sceptics wound up being my first book of 2021. And it did not take me long. At all. It was so good and such an easy read that I had to review it on here. This was actually on my Mini TBR for January which you can check out here!

This book follows Zoë, editor of a music magazine and a woman who has been in love with her best friend Simon since they were kids. Simon has been living in the US but he moves back to London just as Zoë is experiencing some problems in her work life. All areas seem to get mixed together and Zoë has a lot to learn about herself as well as her relationships.

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