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Book Review: The Connelly Boys by Lily Velez

THE BLURB Witches, magic, mystery, and adventure. The Secret Circle meets Shadowhunters in this addictive new dark fantasy you won’t be able to put down!  The Connelly boys are practically royalty at St. Andrew’s Prep. Popular, wealthy, and devastatingly beautiful, the four brothers have long cast a spell over their classmates and over the sleepy seaport town of Rosalyn Bay, …

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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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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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Fall YA book giveaway

Autumn is with us. The leaves are turning brown, the nights are drawing in, and there’s a definite nip in the air here in Wales. It’s the perfect time for curling up in your favourite chunky sweater with a good book. I’m pleased to introduce the “Fall YA book giveaway”. Fall YA book giveaway I’ve teamed up with some fantastic …

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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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Cheree Alsop’s Top 10 things you need to know about Writing: Daybreak Book tour

I’m really excited to be taking part in the Daybreak book tour. Daybreak is a YA science fiction action adventure by Cheree Alsop. It’s the first book in the ‘Girl from the Stars’ series. Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling full-time author who has published over 30 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She lives in Utah with her husband, …