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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: 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. …

The winner of The Lunar Chronicles August Giveaway

I couldn’t believe the response to my “Lunar Chronicles Giveaway.” There were over 600 entrants! I guess you guys like Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter as much as I do. The winner of the August Giveaway The winner, drawn by KingSumo, is Hannah from West Yorkshire. Yay for, Hannah! I hope you enjoy your prize.

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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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Massive Summer Reader Blowout #Giveaway: ends May 31st

A short, sweet post today. I’m excited to be taking part in the Massive Summer Reader Blowout Giveaway so, if you’re looking for the chance to win an Amazon Echo, one of two Kindle Fire HD tablets or just get some great summer reads, this giveaway is not to be missed. ENTER HERE The Prizes GRAND PRIZE: Amazon Echo + Kindle Fire HD …

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Playlist for Sarah… and all human-alien hybrids far away from home

Playlist for Sarah… and all human-alien hybrids far away from home Music has always been a massive part of my life. I started playing the keyboard sat on my Grandma’s knee, have marched in Brass Bands, earned my living as a singer and still teach piano to whoever wants to learn. It’s no surprise that music plays a big part in …

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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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Help! I don’t have a romantic read for Valentine’s Day

A romantic read for Valentine’s Day. A romantic read for Valentine’s Day. That was my idea for February’s British Books Challenge 2017. So, I wanted a YA romance written by a UK author. You wouldn’t think that was too hard. Whilst a lot of the YA books I read have a romantic element in them, I wanted a bit more for Valentine’s …

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The Making of a Small Town Beauty King

The Making of a Small Town Beauty King. I was just browsing through Twitter and I came across “Who will be the prettiest girl in the shittiest town?” What a tagline! I had to find out more. Turns out it is a teaser for “The Making of a Small Town Beauty King” by Savy Leiser. I’d never heard of this book, …

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Rise (Trifecta Book 1) – Book Review

“Rise” is the first in the Trifecta series by Luis Almonte. I don’t usually read books featuring witches and vampires but I’d heard good things about “Rise”, the cover is gorgeous and, after reading the Prologue, I decided to give it a go. The Prologue The Prologue is a scary start; a spell that eats its victim ‘from the inside …