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Month: August 2016

Young Adult

The Deviants

They were the Fearless Five; Ella, Max, Fallon, Corey and Zane. But when Max’s sister Jess died, the distance grew between them. Ella and Max are still dating, but she’s starting to feel the pressure to have sex, something that fills her with dread. Zane’s…

Science Fiction

Good Morning, Midnight

Augustine has spent his life looking to the skies, a brilliant astronomer who has not always been the best human being. Now an old man, he is stationed at an Arctic outpost when the call to evacuate comes. He does not know what has happened…

Fantasy

A Little Knowledge

A Little Knowledge is the fourth book in Emma Newman‘s Split Worlds series and therefore this review may contains spoilers for the previous books. There’s a pamphlet circulating the fae court teaching the ladies of society certain things about their bodies, a pamphlet the men…

Books In, Bookshop Crawl

Bath Bookshop Crawl

Yesterday, 10 lovers of books congregated in a slightly damp Bath for the Bath Bookshop Crawl, organised by the wonderful Bex @ Armchair by the Sea (also of Ninja Book Swap fame). The trains were running a bit late so I missed the first stop…

Young Adult

What’s a Girl Gotta Do?

When Lottie is harassed in the street on her way to college, she knows something has to change. So, time for a Spinster Club special project! Lottie decides to call out every incident of sexism she sees for a whole month. No matter that her…

Books In

Illumicrate Unboxing

I’m pretty excited about the latest Illumicrate, I think it’s the best one yet. If yours hasn’t arrived yet, stop now to avoid spoilers! Find out how to subscribe at illumicrate.com. When I opened the box I immediately thought it contained an umbrella. It doesn’t…

Young Adult

The Unexpected Everything

Andie’s father is a congressman, well he was until scandal hits and he takes a break for summer. She’s not that concerned until her coveted medical placement is cancelled last minute. Possibly because of the scandal. With all her summer plans cancelled, and her dad…

Young Adult

Things We Know by Heart

It must’ve must been everything he didn’t want – a connection to his past, and the acknowledgment of a stranger’s death, and the pain of those mourning that death. Quinn’s world is shattered when her boyfriend is killed in an accident. His organs donated, it’s…

Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Admission, I like Harry Potter but I don’t love it. Back when they were first being published, I devoured the first four books but my interest waned a bit as the books got longer and longer, I seriously wondered if Voldemort had killed off Rowling’s…