Cover Reveal: Wayward Stars by Mary Fan

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If you’ve been following me for a while now you’ll know that Starswept by Mary Fan was my top fantasy/science-fiction release of 2017… well, it’s almost time for the sequel to be released – but first! It’s cover… isn’t it stunning?!

Starswept’s much-awaited sequel is being released February 26th 2019 by Snowy Wings Publishing & the cover has been created by Roberto Falck (photographer) & Streetlight Graphics (design)!

FUN FACT
The cover model is actually Mary’s sister!

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Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles

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I deserve to be locked up for how long it has taken me to write this review – especially considering that Lydia recommended me as a reviewer… but, now that I am reviewing it, can I just say how phenomenal this story is!! With some similar themes to Lydia’s first book The Taste of Blue Light, Colour Me In is a YA book focused on male mental health that blew. my. mind.

I received this book from Hodder in return for an honest review.

 

This book contains discussions of mental health issues such as depression & feelings of suicide throughout,
as well as scenes of a sexual nature.

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A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

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A Sky Painted Gold isn’t the type of book I’d pick up in a shop; it’s too positive & doesn’t have enough magic (at least, not the usual YA magic) but Scholastic sent it to me so I read it… & boy am I glad I did. I adored this beautiful story & it’s definitely one I’ll return to in the future.

I was sent this book by Scholastic UK in return for an honest review.

 

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Down the TBR Hole #7

Down the TBR Hole

Down The TBR Hole is a meme set up by Lia at LostInAStory & involves deciding whether to keep or remove certain books from your TBR list. The meme works by going to your GoodReads to-read shelf, selecting “ascending” on date added, taking the first 5 (or how many you would like) books, reading their synopsis & then deciding whether to keep them on your TBR or to get rid of them. I’ll be doing this meme using my to-buy list, as my to-read list only includes books that I already own. It’s been ages since I did one of these posts but I definitely need to – at the end of #6 I had 326 books on my to-buy list, I now have 352. Continue reading

The Fox Girl & The White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson

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The Fox Girl & The White Gazelle was one of my most anticipated releases of the year – & it absolutely did not disappoint. This is a beautiful story about friendship, that educates its readers about different cultures & the problems they may face. The book falls into the middle-grade category but in my opinion it holds lessons for people of all ages.

I received this book from Kelpies (Floris Books) in return for an honest review.

This book contains Islamophobic abuse from minor characters.

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The Kites by Romain Gary

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The Kites is a powerful coming-of-age story set during World War 2 that is packed with warm & lovable characters, with an essence of magic on every page & a timeline that will consume you. This book was everything & so much more, & I absolutely adored it.

I received this book from Penguin in return for an honest review.

This book contains war related themes such as violence & death, discussions of prostitution & torture, as well as characters using Native American slurs.

 

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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway : The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo

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The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.
In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.

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Cover Reveal: Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees

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Today I’m part of the team of bloggers that’s helping to reveal the cover of Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees to the world… & I don’t know about you, but I love it! I think it’s super quirky & it fits the synopsis of the book perfectly.

You can preorder the book here.

 

 

 

Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal. Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people. Locked inside are powers which will change their lives, and the world, forever. As Finn realises his connection to the relic, a vision strikes him – but what does it mean? Who should they trust? And if they decide to follow their hearts rather than their orders, will they manage to deliver the relic in one piece? Chased across the seas as they try to solve the mysteries within the parcel, the fate of this ancient people depends on them. Finn and Aria must choose between what is right and what is easy – and time is running out … With brave protagonists and life lessons of courage and honour, Eternal Seas speaks from a `flawed’ character perspective that everyone can relate to. Young readers who enjoy daring plots and exciting adventures will delight in this original story of different races and tough choices.

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Sum-Up Sundays
July

What even happened to July? Now that I’m working it feels like the days turn into weeks & the weeks turn into months over night… July was a good month though, because YALC!!! I haven’t even started my YALC post yet, but I’m hoping to get it done today, along with this post – if I do manage it then it would’ve gone up yesterday (that sentence made my head hurt)… if it didn’t go up yesterday then we can all agree that I’m useless.

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