[Awards] The ‘Blogger Aesthetics’ Award

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Hi there everyone! So yesterday (or was it earlier today… I can’t remember!? 😂) I was nominated for the ‘Blogger Aesthetics’ award (& tag). Also just a thank you to the lovely Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books for the nomination! As a quick note as well… not entirely sure where this award/tag is originally from so if anyone can point me in the right direction to credit the original creator then much appreciated!

Anyway the aim of this award/tag hybrid is to simply share an aesthetic collage that represents you or represents what you love etc. It doesn’t have to appeal to anyone but yourself and in some sense the aim is to let readers get to know you in a different fashion… through photos! ❤️

So without further ado… let us begin! 😊


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[Review] ‘Nemesis’ by Brendan Reichs

30756108Title – ‘Nemesis’
Author – Brendan Reichs
Publishing – March 21st 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages – 464
Format – E-Book

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Book Summary –

‘It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.Continue reading

[Awards] The ‘Liebster’ Award

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Thank you so much to Dawlyn and Krista over at ‘LittleBlindBookFinds’ for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I imagine a bunch of you have heard about this award, it is basically given by bloggers to other bloggers with smaller followings to showcase some love in the community to those smaller or newer blogs and bloggers! It’s a wonderful way to spread some love! And so… let’s get going! Continue reading

[Review] ‘See How They Lie’ by Sue Wallman

34382011Title – ‘See How They Lie’
Author – Sue Wallman
Publishing – March 2nd 2017 by Scholastic
Pages – 320
Format – Paperback

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Book Summary –

‘All’s not well at the Hummingbird Creek wellness resort. No one can see in. No one can get out…
New from the talented author who brought you Lying About Last Summer: a psycho-chiller to wake up your darkest phobias. If you got to live in a luxury hotel with world-class cuisine, a state-of-the-art sports centre and the latest spa treatments, would you say ‘yes please’?
Well, that’s kind of what Hummingbird Creek is like. No wonder Mae feels lucky to be there. It’s meant as a rich-kid’s sanatorium, but she isn’t sick. Her dad is the top psychiatrist there. But one day Mae breaks a rule. NOT a good idea. This place is all about rules – and breaking them can hurt you…
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[Review] ‘Royal Bastards’ by Andrew Shvarts

25752041Title – ‘Royal Bastards’
Author – Andrew Shvarts
Publishing – May 30th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion 
Pages – 352
Format – Hardback

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Book Summary –

‘Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.

At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.

Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.

Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.

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[Review] ‘Geekerella’ by Ashley Poston

34790383Title – ‘Geekerella’
Author – Ashley Poston
Publishing – April 4th 2017 by Quirk Books 
Pages – 320 
Format – Paperback

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Book Summary –

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.’
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