Trigger warnings: car accident, sibling death, grief, panic attacks, drowning I loved Starfish last year and was eagerly anticipating Bowman's second book, knowing about her beautiful writing style and raw, honest discussion of dark issues. But did Summer Bird Blue live up to my expectations? Synopsis: Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the … Continue reading Summer Bird Blue
May has just flown by! I didn't get to post as much as I wanted to, but I'm proud of what I've achieved this month anyway, especially my UKYABA nomination! I managed to read 23 books this month and you can check out brief reviews/thoughts on each of them in my Weekly Wrap-Ups: #12 #13 … Continue reading May Wrap-Up and Haul
Today, I'll be reviewing all the books I've read up since my last wrap-up, but only up until the end of May. 1. Finale by Stephanie Garber This was such a satisfying end to the trilogy for me, with even more magic, beautiful enchanted objects and world/mythology building that was so rich. Full thoughts to … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up #14
Last month, the lovely Emma from Never Judge A Book By Its Cover and I launched Let’s Talk YA. You can check out the first, second, third fourth books I’ve previously recommended, all of which are incredible UKYA books that I think need to be shouted about more. Today, I'm discussing the brilliant I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman. Content … Continue reading Let’s Talk YA #5
I have to admit, I was sold by the comparison to Stranger Things, that cover and the fascinating concept. I'm a sucker for any small-town, claustrophobic vibes and I definitely got those and loads more. Trigger/content warnings: grief, the death of family members (in the past), violence, assault, abandonment, biphobia and gore. Synopsis: Branches and … Continue reading The Devouring Gray
It has been a while since my last weekly wrap up, so I have quite a few books to discuss today! I will be talking about all the books I'd read up to Sunday 26th May and will try to keep the reviews at about 50 words.
“No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough.” This was quite an intimidating book to pick up, but I sped through it during my illness and have now fallen in love with Shannon's work. Trigger warnings: Death, infertility, suicide ideation, dead bodies, discussion of suicide, graphic violence and miscarriage. The Priory … Continue reading The Priory of the Orange Tree