There’s a black girl on the cover of this book!!! The idea that the above statement makes me want to cheer and celebrate, raises so many alarm bells inside my head. Because shouldn’t this be normal by now? Shouldn’t we be at a point in time where we’ve become accustomed to seeing people from all walks of life on book covers? Shouldn’t it be customary that all of us are represented? That being said, I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY STOKED ABOUT THIS BOOK!! *Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Jonathan Ball Publishers in exchange for an honest review.* GOODREADS SYNOPSIS One windy … [Read more...] about BALLERINA DREAMS BY MICHAELA DEPRINCE | A BOOK REVIEW
Lately it seems like if I’m not in a reading slump then I am in a blogging slump; and it sucks! For a long time I’ve been really on top of my blogging schedule but then life hands me a sack of lemons and all of a sudden I fall way behind with writing posts because I’m too busy making the proverbial lemonade. Not that I’m complaining... That’s life! And it’s bound to trip me up. But I’m doing my best to move forward, even though the calendar is determined to push up my anxiety levels by letting me know that it is July! So annoying... Let me share my June reads with you: WAIT FOR ME … [Read more...] about JUNE WRAP UP | BOOKS READ IN JUNE
I’m not sure about you, but I’ve really been enjoying YA lately. I mean, I always enjoy the genre except after a few back-to-back reads it tends to blend together and become monotonous. Windfall is now the fifth YA book that I’ve read over a relatively short period of time, so it’s lovely to be writing this review on a positive note instead of being my usual troll-like self after binge reading from the genre. And just in case you missed that little spoiler – this is a POSITIVE review, because Oh My Fuzzies, I loved this book!! *Thank you to the awesome people from Pan Macmillan South … [Read more...] about WINDFALL BY JENNIFER E. SMITH | A BOOK REVIEW
You guys!!! Have you even read the title of this post??? Do you realise what this means??? Can you tell how excited I am?!?!?! Okay, wow, I seriously need to dial back the shouty rhetorical questions... Let me try this again: You guys!!! Have you – NOPE! Not gonna work! I’m way too keyed up right now! Hello everyone! And welcome to my review of the latest book by Patrick Ness called Release. A book I finished not 5 minutes ago and cannot wait to spill my thoughts because O.M.G. Beautiful!! GOODREADS SYNOPSIS Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume's Forever, Release is one day … [Read more...] about RELEASE BY PATRICK NESS | A BOOK REVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY!!!
It’s safe to say that if I pick up a historical fiction book, chances are that it will be one set around WWII. I’ve always been obsessed with that period, mostly because I cannot fathom how those events took place in the world I live in today. My brain cannot begin to understand the reasoning behind those heinous crimes against humanity; so I think I gravitate towards those books because I don’t want those stories to be forgotten... When I read the synopsis of Wait for Me I knew I was going to read it. But I’ll admit I was very nervous about the story because it sounded like the book would … [Read more...] about WAIT FOR ME BY CAROLINE LEECH | A BOOK REVIEW