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Book review: The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long

A book about grief and brothers looking out for each other Being honest, I don’t usually choose books about grief. However, the ‘brothers looking out for each other’ reminded me of Supernatural (and who doesn’t love Sam and Dean?). Not only that, The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long has won multiple awards (not always a good thing).  But, as …

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Another Day by David Levithan – quick review

I wasn’t going to post today but I finished reading Another Day by David Levithan last night and I had to tell you about it. This will be super quick, so here goes. I read Every Day a couple of weeks back. You can check out my review but, long-story-short, I really liked it … except for the ending. There had to …

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Book review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Why have I never read any books by Rainbow Rowell before? Eleanor and Park has been on my TBR list for ages. I just never got round to it. And I even have Fangirl on my Kindle, but wasn’t motivated to read it. So, when I picked up Carry On in the library …

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Book review: Every Day by David Levithan

The film version of David Levithan’s Every Day will be hitting the cinemas on the 23rd of February. The trailer looked interesting so, I decided to read the book first. The Blurb Each morning, ‘A’ wakes up in a different body. There’s never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. …

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Book Review: Earthfall by Mark Walden

Earthfall book review. Earthfall is a sci-fi adventure by Mark Walden. The boy ran down the rain-soaked street, weaving between abandoned cars. He crouched behind one of the vehicles and tried to quiet his laboured breath. At first he heard nothing, but then behind the noise of the falling rain he made out another sound – one that in recent …

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Rook Review: The X-Variant by Rosemary Cole

I was really excited to receive a review copy of The X-Variant by Rosemary Cole from Xpresso Book Tours. Here’s how I got on. The Blurb This is a science fiction tale about a time-traveling girl and a zombie apocalypse. With her peaceful Utopian world crumbling and humanity’s very existence under threat, Kala must travel back in time to 2079—when …

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Phoenix Rising, a YA junk punk novel by Bryony Pearce: Book Review

I’m coming in at the eleventh hour with my review for the March British Books Challenge. It took me a long time to read Phoenix Rising, partly because I got distracted cutting trees down in the garden. Was that the reason I had a hard time connecting with this book? Here’s what happened. Junk-punk Junk-punk. I didn’t even know such a …

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Instructions for a secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray. Book review.

Instructions for a secondhand heart Remember my search for a YA romance to read for Valentine’s Day? Miranda Dickinson suggested Instructions for a secondhand heart by Tamsyn Murray, so I checked it out. Thanks, Miranda. I’m very glad I did. The Cover I thought this was a great cover. You can’t tell from the picture, but the red heart is raised …

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Split Second – Book Review

Split Second – Book Review To kick off my British Books Challenge 2017, I picked up a copy of Split Second by London-born Sophie McKenzie. I read and enjoyed some of her earlier books and saw her speak at the Hay Festival a couple of years back so I was interested to read more of her work. The description of …

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British Book Challenge 2017

British Book Challenge 2017 I’ve done it! I know I said I wasn’t going to do any reading challenges this year but I’ve signed up. The British Book Challenge 2017 requires you to read and review just one book by a British author per month. UK authors tend not to get the same amount publicity that those in the US …