Book Mail

Recently I have been feeling deflated. After graduating university, failing to gain employment in Leicester meaning I've had to move back in with my parents, and also struggling to get a job here (especially after having an interview for Lush which was one of the few jobs I genuinely wanted), it's safe to say I'm… Continue reading Book Mail

contemporary, young adult

Dirt Daughter – Michele Shaw

Blurb: "Seventeen-year-old Elena Black had concealed the secret to her childhood friend's murder for eight years. With the possibility of a college scholarship looming, she plans to keep that secret and flee her dysfunctional home; one with a drug-addicted mother, a stepsister she just met, and a bitter abusive uncle. But when a detective reopens… Continue reading Dirt Daughter – Michele Shaw

young adult

Paperweight – Meg Haston

Blurb: "Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped in her life. In her body. And now in a treatment centre on the outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the centre is regimented and intrusive - a nightmare come true for private and obstinate Stevie. She doesn't want to get better - she wants to disappear. And… Continue reading Paperweight – Meg Haston

fantasy, review

A Darker Shade Of Magic V.E.Schwab

Blurb: "Kell is one of the last travellers - magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There's Grey London, without magic and ruled by the mad king George III. Red London - where magic is revered, and where Kell was raised alongside the heir to the empire.… Continue reading A Darker Shade Of Magic V.E.Schwab


The Future

I know that the purpose of this blog it to deliver reviews on books I have read recently (along with the occasional bookish tag) but today I will be taking a different direction, however, for a very good reason. On Thursday 16th July 2015, I graduated from De Montfort University with a "second class (upper… Continue reading The Future

children's fiction

“A Series Of Unfortunate Events” – The Importance Of Reading As A Child

Recently I watched the movie adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, based on the first three books in the collection of the same name, by Lemony Snicket. While the film was painfully mediocre, it took me back to an important aspect of my childhood: reading. When I was a child, if I saw a toy… Continue reading “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” – The Importance Of Reading As A Child

book tag, young adult

Unpopular Opinion Tag

I stumbled across this tag on AddictedtoYA 's blog so I thought I'd do it as it seemed really interesting. So let's get to it! A Popular Book Or Series That You Didn't Like For this I just had to pick Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I started this series after I saw all the hype about the fact… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion Tag