Everyone's been talking about this book all year, and I've been patiently waiting for the UK release date (January 7th, 2021). So when I was offered the chance to review it for the upcoming blog tour, I don't think I've ever answered an email so quickly in my life! And boy did The Henna Wars hold up to the hype! Rating: 5 stars
I've been so excited for this full length novel-in-verse from Nikita Gill. I've read and adored some other verse novels lately, mostly from Elizabeth Acevedo, and so when I heard my favourite poet would be writing one, I knew I had to have it. Rating: 4.5 stars!
This one was on my radar forever and as more and more hype came in for it, I got more excited to read it. I don't know how it took me so long to get around to it. Once I picked it up, I literally read this in one sitting - it really was that good, and a lot like watching a movie unfold in front of me. Rating: 5 stars!
I read this book completely blind, having requested it based on: my ridiculous run of 4 or 5 star reads with Pushkin Press, the hype I'd seen on twitter and that gorgeous cover. I'm actually kind of glad I read it with no idea what was happening, because it meant that this book swept me away with its emotive story. Rating: 4 stars!
I'm obsessed with the cover for this one! School for Nobodies has a gorgeous cover, and as someone who always wanted to run away from the circus a little bit, I was fascinated by how the circus aspects were going to be tied into the story! I was so excited when I got my hands … Continue reading School for Nobodies by Susie Bower (Review)
No, what surprises me is the sudden, jolting, and undeniable realization that even I didn’t want to, I’ve fallen for an actual princess. I picked this up because I'm a sucker for royal romance, so when I heard about a f/f royal romance I was all over it. We ended up picking it as our … Continue reading Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins (Review)
I can’t help this urge I have to try to make it better, to insert myself into this when it’s not my place. I found The Gravity of Us through following Phil Stamper on twitter, and the hilarious interactions between him and Ryan La Sala, and when I caught a promo post about The Gravity … Continue reading The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (Review)
“If there’s any legacy for me on this bloody earth, I want it to be true.” Usually I'm a little skeptical about books that have been heavily hyped. It's easy to be let down when you get your hopes up over a book. I took a punt on this one, and asked a work colleague … Continue reading Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Review)
The US cover, because I love it more than the UK cover honestly. I fight. I will always fucking fight. The ocean should know better. I have been waiting extremely anxiously and extremely loudly for Marissa Meyer's Supernova to arrive. It turned up yesterday and I told myself I had to finish La Belle Sauvage … Continue reading Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin (Review)
"your black is not my black" and "your weird is not my weird" and "your beautiful is not my beautiful," and that's okay. I heard a lot of talk about SLAY by Brittney Morris on Twitter, and between that and the gorgeous cover, I had to send in a request. Thanks to Netgalley, Hachette and … Continue reading SLAY by Brittney Morris (Review)