Review: ‘The Gilded Ones’ (‘Deathless’, #1) by Namina Forna

"I don't want you to be sorry... I want you to keep the memory of my scars. I need someone to remember what happened to me." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA high fantasy; feminist fantasyPublication: 9th Feb 2021Pages: 432 (ebook) Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will … Continue reading Review: ‘The Gilded Ones’ (‘Deathless’, #1) by Namina Forna

Review, Top Quotes and 5 Reasons to read ‘Forget This Ever Happened’ by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TBR and Beyond Tours)

Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA Sci-Fi; MysteryPublication: 6 Oct 2020Pages: 336 (hardcover) Synopsis: Sometimes there’s a town called Indianola. And sometimes there isn’t. Summer, 1993. Claire has been dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. There’s nothing remarkable about Indianola, a dot on the Gulf … Continue reading Review, Top Quotes and 5 Reasons to read ‘Forget This Ever Happened’ by Cassandra Rose Clarke (TBR and Beyond Tours)

Review: ‘A Deadly Education’ (‘Scholomance’, #1) by Naomi Novik

Most wizards have to work at it to steal power from a living thing. There are rituals, exercises of will, voodoo dolls, blood sacrifices. Lots of blood sacrifices. I barely have to try. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA Fantasy (magical boarding school)Publication: 29 Sep 2020Pages: 336 (hardcover) Synopsis: Enter a school of magic unlike … Continue reading Review: ‘A Deadly Education’ (‘Scholomance’, #1) by Naomi Novik

Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune

“I need my own origin story,” Nick announced grandly. “I'm going to become an Extraordinary.”“Nicky, no.”“Nicky, yes!” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (superheroes); LGBTQ+; coming-of-age Publication: 16th July 2020 Synopsis: Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. In Nova City, there are 'Extraordinaries', capable of impossible feats. Shadow Star protects the city … Continue reading Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune

#5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Here are five books I want to read that have some form of pastel colour in their covers! 'Solitaire' by Alice Oseman My name is Victoria Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Review: ‘The Super Secret Book’ by Tian En

Diamond City is famous for three things. The sale of chewing gum is banned, each citizen's first and last name starts with the same letter, and most importantly, we have the Super Secret. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Middle-grade superhero novel Synopsis: Violet Vivien is your not-so-typical seventeen-year-old girl. Better known as the sharpshooting superhero … Continue reading Review: ‘The Super Secret Book’ by Tian En

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

Today's topic: 10 middle-grade/YA books I wish I'd read when I was younger! These are almost all series on my TBR that are generally considered 'middle-grade' and that I wish I'd gotten round to when I was the target audience! 1. 'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl: millionaire, genius and criminal mastermind. But … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

#SixforSunday: Books from your TBR that you predict will be 5*

This week: Six predicted 5-star reads This is going to be hard, given how huge my TBR list is and how intensively I vet books before they even make it onto said list! I'll stick to books I already own to make things easier... 'Burn' by Patrick Ness (out 7 May) "An all-consuming story of … Continue reading #SixforSunday: Books from your TBR that you predict will be 5*

Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Early one morning just as the sun was rising,I heard a maiden call from the valley below.“Oh don’t deceive me, oh never leave me."I open my eyes.Don’t deceive me.Never leave me.I have to find her. Rating: 5/5 glowing paper planes Genre: YA dystopian sci-fi Synopsis: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of … Continue reading Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness