Victoria’s War by Catherine A. Hamilton

Victoria's WarThis was a very hard book to read for all of the obvious reasons, but for me, reading about a (German) disabled character during the war was a special experience, & one which totally broke my heart. This book is full of a lot of sadness, but also highlights the strength of those who lived through the war & those who fought against the Nazi regime, both in the tiniest of ways & the biggest.

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I was sent a digital copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

 

โš ๏ธ This story is about World War 2 & includes all the horrors of the Nazis including detailed violence, bombings, homophobia, slavery, antisemitism, ableism (& many other forms of discrimination), trauma conditions, a forced hysterectomy on a disabled character, references to off-page sex slavery, sexual assault, neglect toward new born babies, a description of the gas โ€œshowersโ€ used by the Nazis & the death of several โ€œmainโ€ characters, including the disabled protagonist โš ๏ธ

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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

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Raybearer is the start of a debut series by a strong & enchanting voice; Jordan Ifueko has created magic within these pages & has produced a book that I found completely impossible to put down. Publishers need to be supporting more authors of colour like Jordan, because books like this absolutely raise the bar in YA fantasy.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

 

 

โš ๏ธ Violence, emotional/psychological child abuse, physical abuse, manipulation & exploitation, sexual references, memories of domestic violence, fire, deaths of parents, child sacrifices, child abandonment & murder โš ๏ธ

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The Black Archive: Face the Raven by Sarah Groenewegen

Face the RavenGoing into this book, I wasn’t sure what I was going to get – I knew it was some sort of write up about one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes, but that was it. As it turns out, this series is a collection of academic-type analyses of a selection of Doctor Who episodes & reading such an in-depth exploration about Clara Oswald’s life & death was such a brilliant experience for me. I want every book in the series immediately!!

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I was sent an digital copy of this book in return for an honest review.

โš ๏ธ This book includes spoilers for the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven,
as well as episodes shown before & after โš ๏ธ

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Blog Tour Review: A Crown in Time by Jennifer Macaire

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For the most part I really enjoyed A Crown in Time – there were Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) & Caityn (Elizabeth Davies) vibes throughout the story, & I was incredibly curious about where the story would go. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed by the ending, but I still appreciated Macaire’s writing.

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I was sent this book in return for an honest review via Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

 

โš ๏ธ This story contains starving children, forced operations (including a hysterectomy), references to suicide & self-harm, violence, scenes of a sexual nature
& death/hunting of animals โš ๏ธ

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Mini Review: Fire Dancer by Catherine Jones Payne

Fire Dancer

My interest in this story was piqued when I saw the cover, however when I found out that the story is basically built on ballet, magic & a travelling fair/circus – well I had no choice but to read it. And, I am so glad I did. This was such an exciting story & I can’t wait to continue the series.

I was sent this book to review by YA Bound Book Tours.

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โš ๏ธ This story contains sexism,ย  scenes of arson & characters trapped within a burning building โš ๏ธ

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Blog Tour Review: Victory Day by Rachel Churcher

Victory Day

Alas, this wonderful series has come to a close & I am definitely sad about it; nevertheless, Victory Day was a fantastic end to an exciting & engaging series that followed me through the whole of 2019. Rachel Churcher did a bloody good job.

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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 This book contains war themes, discussions of terrorism,
torture, references to rape, gun violence & the death of a parent โš ๏ธ

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Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Deeplight

Deeplight came to me through the post as a surprise; I fell in love with the proof cover but was unsure if I would enjoy the story as it didn’t sound like my usual kind of read… well, I was very, very wrong. I was completely hooked on this book & couldn’t stop thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it. I can’t wait to read more of Frances’ work!

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

 

โš ๏ธ This book contains violence & discussions & phobias of drowning โš ๏ธ

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Blog Tour Review: Jupiter’s Fire by William Osborne

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I went into Jupiter’s Fire with mixed expectations; the synopsis convinced me to give the story a try, but I’m one of those annoying readers who always judges a book by it’s cover – & I didn’t like this cover. I really enjoyed the story though, so I guess I need to stop being so judgemental of aesthetics, lol.

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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 This book contains war themes including gun & grenade use, injury, the murder of a Catholic priest, criticism of the Christian Faith & discussions of the Nazi regime & their intentions โš ๏ธ

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Blog Tour Review: Fighting Back by Rachel Churcher

Fighting Back

Fighting Back is the penultimate book in the Battle Ground series & the second half has got me very excited for the finale – I have no idea how this series will end, or what’s coming next, but what I do know is that this series has had me hooked & I’ll miss it when it’s over.

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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 Bomb scenes & the aftermath, gun-use & discussions of terrorists โš ๏ธ

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Trapeze by Leigh Ansell

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The cover of this book is what dragged me in – I mean, it’s stunning!! but the plot was what lead to me reading most of the book in one sitting on a Saturday. Trapeze was not the story I was expecting, & it did have some strong romance vibes, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

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โš  Fire destruction, miscarriage & violence โš 

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