My first proper Medical Mondays post of 2018 is going to be on a very new diagnosis I’ve received – Anaemia. Up until a few weeks ago I didn’t know much about the condition, & to be honest, I still don’t know very much; so this post is going to be an education for me & for my readers.
Spin The Golden Light Bulb is a fun, future-set story that reads as a middle-grade/early teen book; it tells the story of Kia Krumpet, her journey into the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School & through the first round of the Piedmont Challenge. STGLB isn’t perfect, but it is funny & original, & projects important messages of being curious, creative, collaborative, colourful & courageous upon it’s reader. This is a greatly inspiring book for young children, & I’ll definitely be reading the sequel.
I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Daughter of the Burning City is perfect for lovers of the Micah Grey trilogy by Laura Lam, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern or Caraval by Stephanie Garber; it’s full of original magic, characters to love & loathe, & a setting that will blow your mind. This alluring & captivating story was one of my favourite 2017 reads & I’m devastated that it’s a standalone.
This book contains mild gore & scenes that some readers may find upsetting.
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
The Mermaid & Mrs Hancock releases tomorrow & I am so excited about it because this is definitely going to be one of my top reads of the year (yes, I know it’s only January). This wonderful book tells a whimsical story about a woman called Angelica & how her whole life is changed because of a strange creature that is found beneath the waves by a man she doesn’t even know. Whilst reading this book you get to really travel deep into the gritty parts of London in the 1700s, & trust me on this, it’s incredible.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
This book contains a miscarriage, racial slurs, racist behaviour, detailed sexual scenes & violence.
I saw this tag originally over at berries&books & although it’s a very long tag I thought I would join in with it!
01. What Fictional Character Has The Best Style?
Blue Sargent from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater makes her own clothes so it’s got to be her.
02. Your Book Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Fictional Crush?
Leschi Warming Pillow: Noah The Fox
This Medical Mondays Post is a little different from my usual posts, but I have done something similar before (which can be found here)… this week I’m going to be “reviewing” something that my mum got me for my birthday – a neck & shoulder warming pillow in the form of a fox!
All the photos used in this post have been lifted from the Amazon purchase page.
The Last Leaves Falling by Fox (formerly Sarah) Benwell is a story about a teenage boy whom is diagnosed with a terminal illness; the book follows him through the final parts of his life & shows how important friendship & the love of a mother can be. This book is sad, but not quite as sad as I expected it to be, as Sora’s friends & family make the end of his life as happy as they can. This review is going to be a little different than my usual reviews, because it’s going to be more about how I related to the main character, rather than how good the book was (it was very good though).