book reviews · flame in the mist · renee adhieh · ya · young adult

ARC Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

“Sometimes we must fall forward to keep moving. Remain motionless—remain unyielding—and you are as good as dead. Death follows indecision, like a twisted shadow. Fall forward. Keep moving. Even if you must pick yourself up first.” Thank you very much to Hachette Australia and Netgalley for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for… Continue reading ARC Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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T5W – Favourite LGBTQI+ Reads

Top 5 Wednesdays is a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to participate, join the Goodreads group here. I haven’t completed a book meme in months but I wanted to jump back on the bandwagon when I found out this week’s topic … Favourite LGBTQI+ Reads! Damen is a warrior hero… Continue reading T5W – Favourite LGBTQI+ Reads

book reviews · cindy anstey · DNF · duels and deception · ya · young adult

DNF Review: Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

“She quite enjoyed the intensity of the stranger’s gaze whenever their eyes met, and her sudden shortness of breath was not in the least alarming.” Thank you very much to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Swoon Reads, and Netgalley for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. This is my first… Continue reading DNF Review: Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

book reviews · lgbt · shaun david hutchinson · we are the ants · ya · young adult

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

“I saw the world from the stars’ point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.” This is my second Shaun David Hutchinson book and he is fast becoming a favourite author of mine. The first novel of his that I read was The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley (my review) and if you enjoy tears with… Continue reading We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

book reviews · wrap up · ya · young adult

March Wrap Up: The Month I Pretended School Didn’t Exist

Hi all! So another month is behind us and I have found myself settling in to uni life by pretending that it doesn’t exist and procrastinating by reading. So, like what I did for my Bachelor. Ah well. Books read: (That picture with the two boys is a fanart for the All for the Game… Continue reading March Wrap Up: The Month I Pretended School Didn’t Exist

becky albertelli · book reviews · lgbt · the upside of unrequited · ya · young adult

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

“But there’s this awfulness that comes when a guy thinks you like him. It’s as if he’s fully clothed and you’re naked in front of him. It’s like your heart suddenly lives outside your body, and whenever he wants, he can reach out and squeeze it. Unless he happens to like you back.” Thank you… Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli