ARC: The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

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Author: Augustus Rose
Published by: Viking
Publication date: 1st August 2017
Pages: 384
Genres:  New Adult, Thriller, Mystery
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

“You are too young, I think, to understand yet the nature of desire. You know what it is to want, perhaps even to yearn, but true desire is something else entirely.”

After being betrayed by her family and sent to a juvenile detention center after taking the fall for a friend, seventeen year old Lee Cuddy is on the run and seeks refuge with other runaways in a place called the Crystal Castle with a hidden and sinister agenda. Lee gets out of there pretty quickly but finds that the anonymous society running it believes she’s the answer to an old and powerful secret. Helped by an art loving hacker, Lee hides out in empty aquariums, vacationing peoples’ homes and paroled museums. But the harder she tries to get away, the more caught she gets in the web of the dangerous society who are after her. Continue reading

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume

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Author: Shaun Hume
Publisher: Popcorn & Rice Publishing
Date: first published 2012
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Version: PDF
Pages: 498
Source: Author

*I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Figuring out where to start this review was difficult so I’m going to just jump right into it.

This book has been compared to Harry Potter quite a bit and it’s obvious why- orphan boy ostracized by everyone because he sees things no one else can. Eleven year old Ewan goes from home to home, family to family, and never fits in anywhere until he ends up on a train to a school for Lenitnes, people like him who see the creatures that walk among us. Once there, he starts investigating some shady things alongside his new friends and they try to piece together a mystery. Continue reading

The Sunday Post #11

Hey everyone,

Guess who’s back (back again…guess who’s back…tell a friend)!? I am very excited to let you all know that I have good internet. I have computer access. I have books. I have things to say! I’m so happy to finally be back and be able to start posting more regularly again. I’ve been feeling really frustrated and antsy not being able to write blog posts or to even find the time to read anything to write about. Reading/blogging are both such relaxing and therapeutic things for me to do so it’s nice to be back in that head space again, instead of worrying about getting posts published on time (or at all). Continue reading

ARC: The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne

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Author: Melissa Jane Osborne
Published by: Super Genius
Publication date: 18th July 2017
Pages: 96
Genres:  Graphic Novel, YA, Fantasy, Retelling
Format: Paperback
Source: Netgalley

 

*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

After a terrible car accident, sixteen year old Wendy Davies wakes up in hospital and is told that her youngest brother, Michael, died in the accident. However, Wendy is convinced that Michael is alive and is in the custody of a mysterious flying boy. Convinced that Wendy is in shock, her parents move her to a new school and Wendy starts seeing a therapist. The Davies family members are all dealing with their grief in their own way, but Wendy and her brother, John, aren’t ready to say goodbye just yet. Continue reading

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Author: Marissa Meyer
Published by: Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date: 17th November 2016
Pages: 450
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retelling
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

 

“Now mine eyes see the heart that once we did search for, and I fear this heart shall be mended, nevermore.”

 

Have you ever wondered what the origin story was of the Queen of Hearts? I hadn’t prior to this but I’m so glad Meyer did because I think this retelling hits the nail on the head. Before she was the Queen of Hearts, Catherine was just a young girl with dreams of opening the most wondrous bakery in Hearts with an enchanting Joker and her best friend. She was as sweet as her baking and watching her turn into an absolute monster was glorious. Continue reading

The Sunshine Blogger Award Round Two

Hey everyone,

Guess who’s wifi is still really bad, despite being somewhere that should technically not be so bad? Yep. It’s me. Needless to say, my posting schedule has gone out the window for the next few weeks.

A massive thank you to Leanne for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It’s always a pleasure being nominated for these awards as it’s great to know people enjoy what I’m doing and it’s that added boost to keep going! Continue reading