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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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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Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Hey, look, it’s one of those rare reviews of a book I actually bought. Shocker, I know. But I was really surprised by this book and wanted to write something on it.

So here we go!

Beach Read by Emily Henry follows January.  A writer of ‘women’s fiction’ her books are filled with romance and happy endings but after finding out about her Father’s affair at his funeral, January is struggling to write her happy endings. Introducing Gus, literary fiction writer extraordinaire, college rival and her neighbor in the house her Dad left her. After an argument, they make a bet to try writing each other’s genre to see if that helps and that’s where the shenanigans begin.

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Book Review: Shipped by Angie Hockman

Book Review: Shipped by Angie Hockman

If you’re looking for a fun enemies to lovers romance that will teach you some things, then do I have the book for you!

In many ways Shipped is very much your typical chick-lit novel but one that slips into the romance genre. Our heroine is Henley, a woman who has been working her way up through the marketing department of an adventure cruise line. When a new role is created, she’s one of two names up for the promotion. The only problem is that the other is Graeme, her incredibly attractive work nemesis. To give the both of them the chance to prove what they could do as digital marketing manager, they’re sent on a cruise to the Galapagos to see what they can come up with to help promote that area. Only, things are never as simple as we’d like them to be and being in such close quarters with Graeme on this trip may mean that Henley learns to like him a lot more than expected.

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A Very Merry Christmas: Christmas Mini Reviews!

A Very Merry Christmas: Christmas Mini Reviews!

I love December! Christmas is coming and I’m super excited for the holidays. Usually, I just celebrate the month with snacks and buying those last few gifts but this year I decided to get through some Christmas reads too!

And what better way to share the celebrations then reviewing a few of the books I’ve read in the hope that you’ll all pick some up too!

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Blog Tour: Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby

Blog Tour: Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby

Do you like X-Men? My sister likes to joke that asking that is her perfect pick-up line. And honestly, it’s a question that should be asked in reference to this book.

Cute Mutants is a book by SJ Whitby and came out earlier this year. The second book is currently out and they’re in the middle of prepping the third for publication so right now is the perfect time to pick this queer, fun superhero novel up. I was lucky enough to receive a digital copy of this book as part of a blog tour for Caffeine Book Tours and I’m completely honoured to be a part of it!

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Book Review: The Island by C.L. Taylor

Book Review: The Island by C.L. Taylor

I’m really starting to enjoy YA thrillers and knowing C.L. Taylor also writes adult thrillers, I was eager to check this one out. I was granted the audio book through NetGalley and I started listening to it pretty much straight away.

The Island follows six teenagers on a group holiday together. During the trip, they wind up on a survival trip on an island with a guide. But when that guide has a stroke, they find out they are stranded on the island and soon all their phobias are being thrown at them. The book is narrated by Jessie and Danny. Jessie lost her brother a while ago and this the first group holiday since and Danny is worried that his girlfriend, Honour wants to move on from him.

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Book Review: The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett

Book Review: The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett

When I first saw about this book I thought it sounded amazing and my younger brother agreed. When Heather Fawcett did an international giveaway for bloggers to receive a copy both he and I were so excited. And when we won? Well, I wanted to get to it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, my brother wasn’t in the mood for a fantasy book when it arrived. He’s reading something about a wheelchair car instead, go figure. But I was happy to pick it up first and I enjoyed it so much. And he’s excited to get to it when he’s in the mood too.

The Language of Ghosts mostly follows Noa, a princess who lives on an enchanted island that travels the seas with her dark magician – in this world a dark magician is just one speaks more than one magical language- brother and their youngest sister Mite. As they travel the seas they find out King Xavier, the enemy who stole the throne, is looking for s mysterious magical language that could turn the tide of the war.

There’s bugs, magic, pirates and cake eating serpents. What more could you want? Other than cake to eat whilst reading this, of course.

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Book Review: Into the Real by Z Brewer

Book Review: Into the Real by Z Brewer

As a non-binary person I love reading genre books with an enby main character. There’s something so fulfilling about seeing something about seeing some part of yourself represented in a fantasy or sci-fi setting. I recieved this book in return for a review through the Harper360 YA newsletter and was super happy to get it.

Quinn is genderqueer. Sometimes they’re a girl, sometimes a boy, sometimes neither and sometimes both. But in the world they live in that doesn’t matter. The city of Brume is filled with monsters, gangs and is surrounded by fog. But this isn’t the only Brume and two other versions of Quinn exist too.

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Book Review: The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Book Review: The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

It feels like I review a lot of chick-lit on here though I don’t feel like I read as much as I used to. Interesting. But I have, once again, found another chick-lit book that I just had to read of Netgalley and that was The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent.

In this book we follow Elizabeth ‘Birdy’ Finch as she takes a job as a sommelier up in Scotland pretending to be her best friend Heather. The problem is that she knows nothing about wine and in this up and coming hotel her lies could cost her everything.

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