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Review: Pastel Pink by Nikki Minty

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Rating :  ★ ★ ★ ★ Release Date : 15th April 2021 Genre(s) : Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Massive thank you to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I  adored  this book - it had everything you could truly need from a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel. And isn’t the cover just  stunning?  Pastel pink follows Harlow, a reincarnated Pastel Zeek living on Zadok, who was previously murdered on Earth as Ruby, a human. It follows her life in both of these locations - and how they intertwine. The book starts straight into the action - with a graphic depiction of Ruby's murder in the human world, which hooks you into the story straight away. First of all, I  loved  the reincarnation aspect, I'm fairly sure I've never read a book which has quite done it justice? But this certainly did! It was so easy to tell between Harlow's chapters and Ruby's chapters, as they had such different storylines and 'personalities' (even though

Review: Zendar: A Tale of Sand by K.T. Munson

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Rating :  ★★★ ★ ★ Release Date : 22nd August 2020 Genres(s) : Fantasy romance Massive thank you to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for providing me with a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book so much!  It was a super short and quick read, which I managed to read in one sitting. It follows Nitya, an 18 year old girl who wants more from life than her current lifestyle gives, and her journey working in the Palace's kitchen (and the people she meets along the way -  wink wink ) I genuinely have no faults with this book, other than I wish it hadn't ended! Munson's writing style is  perfection.  I thought the characters were written perfectly, the world building was exquisite (which I was shocked at - how can you be so drawn into a world that is only developed 35 pages?!) And the romance was to die for! But, please be warned this book is targeted at adults, and there are some fairly erotic scenes.  I will most certainly be picking up other works by Muns

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean

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  TTT (Top 10 Tuesday) is a weekly meme created by  That Artsy Reader Girl . This week is  10 Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean (lol, I really enjoyed this prompt). All of the books on this list were rated wither 1 or 2 stars and to be honest, I really wouldn't mind if I never saw them again. Each of this is a one word summary (sometimes two) which I think explains my reasoning for them being on this list really well. I don't think they need more explaining! 1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Sexist. 2. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton Boring. 3. 13 minutes by Sarah Pinborough Unmemorable. 4. The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr Annoying MC. 5. The Rain by Virginia Bergin Annoying MC (again eek). 6. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg Childish. 7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy Repetitive. 8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Pretentious. 9. The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace Problematic. 10. The Seagull by Anto

Review: Violet City by Page Morgan

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Rating :  ★★ ★★ Release Date : 5th April 2021 Genre(s) : Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Paranormal Romance Massive thank you to BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I was initially torn whether to rate this 4 or 5 stars, but since reading this book I haven't been able to stop thinking about it! So I've decided to settle on an unofficial 4.5. Violet City is an alien-invasion sci-fi, which follows Penelope Simmins, your average teenager, and 'Rowan', her alien captor, a Volkranian who eerily resembles a human. The first chapter jumps straight into the action and I was hooked straight away, I binged the entire book in less than 24 hours, because I just needed to know what happened next! It was fast-paced, action-packed and all-round fantastic!  My favourite thing about this book was definitely the romance, especially the chemistry and tension built between the 2 main characters. I think it happened very naturally (even thoug

Review: The Vain by Eliot Rahal

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Rating :  ★★ Release Date : 6th April 2021 Genre(s) : Horror Graphic Novel Massive thank you to Oni Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Vain is a horror comic which follows 4 vampires: Lost, Fanny, North, and Marquis - collectively known as 'The Vain' - across several decades. They are constantly evading the capture of Felix Frankin, an FBI agent who is investigating the suspicious burglaries which only seem to steal blood (he begins to wonder whether this is a war offence... or perhaps something more sinister). It reads much like a typical American style crime TV show. My favourite part of this was, without-a-doubt, the comic style illustrations (I thought this was a graphic novel going into it, but I was soon proven wrong) and I  LOVE  the cover, how stunning! But, please be aware this is an  adult horror comic,  therefore, there are some extremely gruesome scenes, with lots of gore and violent scenes. I also did really e

March Wrap Up

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So, it turns out I read 12 books this month?! Which I think might be my best reading month ever . I think it was largely thanks to Becca's 48 hour Bookoplathon which I participated in (and also thanks to me finding NetGalley and binging on free books) Without further ado, here's the list in chronological order: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Rating:  ★★ ★★ ★ Date Read: 8th March Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Rating:  ★★ ★★ ★ Date Read:  18th March Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire Rating:  ★ Date Read:  20th March The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta Rating:  ★★ ★★ Date Read:  20th March Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Rating:  ★★ ★★ Date Read:  21st March The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill Rating:  ★★ ★★ Date Read:  21st March The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Rating:  ★★ ★★ Date Read:  21st March Contract Bound by Ella Mae Rating:  ★★ ★ Date Read:  24th March Local Star by Aimee Odgen Rating:  ★★ ★★ Date Read:  25th March Zendar by K.T. Munson Rating:  ★★ ★★ ★ D

Top 10 Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

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This is my first ever time participating in a TTT (Top Ten Tuesday), so I'm really excited! It's a weekly meme created by That Artsy Reader Girl . This week is Top 10 Places in Books I'd Love to Live! 1. Velaris (A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas) It's just so magical . It's full of quaint little shops and windy streets and you have a high chance of bumping into the inner circle (Azriel come here!) 2. Hogwarts (Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling) I've been waiting for my Hogwarts letter to arrive since I was 11... It's nearly been 10 years and I'm still hopeful. I'd get to play quidditch, study charms, potions, transfiguration and so much more! I'd love to hang out in the library, great hall, Gryffindor common room... I think I'll be forever dreaming. 3. Ketterdam (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo) It would be such an experience, but to be honest, I'd probably die before I got to fully explore anything. 4. The Capitol (The Hunger Games