Blog Tour Review: Tabby’s Big Year by Hollie Anne Marsh

Tabby's Big Year

Tabby’s Big Year is a book that all young horse lovers will adore; whilst reading you can smell the scent of the horses & stables, & the story made me feel very nostalgic for when I used to spend time with horses.

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I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

 

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Blog Tour Guest Post: Birdie & Jude by Phyllis H Moore

Birdie & Jude.jpegA moving novel of loss, regret, denial, and discovery on Galveston Island, from the author ofย Opalโ€™s Storyย andย The Ember Months.

Birdie has lived to regret many of her decisions, but she doesnโ€™t regret offering a stranger, Jude, shelter from an approaching hurricane. Their serendipitous meeting will form a bond that will change their lives forever.

In a character driven story with memories of the protests and inequality plaguing the 1960’s, Birdieโ€™s reached middle age and questions her life. Jude is striking out on her own, but has been derailed by a fatal accident claiming her only friend. Although their backgrounds and lives are vastly different, they recognise something in the other that forges a friendship.

As their relationship solidifies, they share glimpses of their pasts. Birdie is a product of the ’60’s, an ageingย hippie, with a series of resentments. She had a sheltered childhood in an upper class family. Her parents longed to see her make the Texas Dip at the Mardi Gras ball. Jude, however, entered foster care as an infant. Her parents, victims of a murder/suicide, left her and her siblings orphaned and separated.

There is something about their connection that strikes Birdie as familiar. Can souls know each other in different lives? Birdie struggles with the awareness that she has had regrets and hasn’t lived an authentic life, while Jude faces an uncomfortable truth about her own. It has all the feels.

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Blog Tour Review: Victoria to Vikings by Trisha Hughes

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I wanted to read this book because, despite being interested in Victoria, my historical knowledge is mainly based from the 1400s to the end of Elizabeth’s reign – this book gave me the chance to learn, & I looove to learn.

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I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

 

โš ๏ธย This book covers all the gory details of being a royal โš ๏ธ

 

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

One of my first thoughts when reading this book is that I shouldn’t have requested it – I had no idea how heavily the book was based around issues of race & my copy should have absolutely gone to a black reviewer (if there is anyone reading this who would like my copy let me know).

This book was so emotional & so gripping, & was full of painful history & plenty of lessons. I’m honoured to have received an ARC.

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Blog Tour Review: Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

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Before reading this I was a big fan of Mary Fan, but after finishing Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon she is now my favourite author. This incredible adventure was full of action, had so many layers to the story & had brilliant characters. I have no idea how I’m going to write this review…

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I was sent this book by the author in return for an honest review. I was also invited to take part in the blog tour.

 

โš ๏ธ Forced marriage & violence โš ๏ธ

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Guardians of the Wild Unicorns by Lindsay Littleson

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Guardians of the Wild Unicorns was a lot of fun; it has mythical beings, a great friendship, & enough dances with danger to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Books like this are why I love MG & I just adored Lindsay’s writing!

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

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Blog Tour Review: The Jumble Sale by Lily Rose

The Jumble Sale

 

The Jumble Sale was a sweet & chilled out read – the world building was really interesting & main character Zadi is really likeable. This book definitely falls to the younger age-range of the MG audience, but even at 23 years old I enjoyed the story.

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I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

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The Cloud Hunters by Alex Shearer

The Cloud Hunters

 

I bought this book in Poundland a while ago & it’s a book that I’ve thought about every time I’ve been in the situation where I need to pick a new read – and finally I gave in & picked it up. The Cloud Hunters has Terry Pratchett vibes & was a story, & world, that I fell completely in love with.

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โš ๏ธย A single use of a traveller slur, cultural/honour based self-scarring & references to hanging (doesn’t actually occur in the story) โš ๏ธ

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