books · mental healt · realistic fiction

Mini-review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

This will be a super mini review because I don’t have much words for it and I still don’t understand why I didn’t actually enjoyed this book.
“State of Grace” is a story about an autistic girl who lives love, family and friendship with Asperger — I generally loved this kind of books but I didn’t have that sparkle with Grace. I just felt like a reader who was reading a story without feeling it.

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Review: Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

23344222TITLE:  Potion Diaries
WRITTEN BY: Amy Alward
PUBLISHED BY: Simon & Schuster UK
VERSION I READ: paperback
PAGES: 320
TRIGGERS: boredom.

star2

(PLOT BY GR) When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam’s family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they’ve fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime? And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news. No big deal, then.
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#blogpost · books · monthly haul/wrap up

YALC TBR!

I don’t remember if I have already mentioned it here but this year I AM GOING TO YALC FOR MY FIRST TIME!!! WHAAAAAT??? Yes, I know I still don’t believe it! And it’s less than 40 days away so I am a bit all over the place. I have got my plane tickets and my event ticket (all three days, you all!). I already booked an hotel room (GO MONEY!) and I am already mentally planning a few places that I need to visit while in London.

Advance Reading Copy · books · realistic fiction · reviews

Arc Review: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

22892448TITLE:  The Color Project
WRITTEN BY: Sierra Abrams
PUBLISHED BY: Gatekeeper Press
VERSION I READ: e.arc
PAGES: 464
The book will be release on 17th July. Pre-order it NOW!

star4

(PLOT BY GR) Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her. When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
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books · diverse books · mental healt · realistic fiction

Review: Solitaire by Alice Oseman

tumblr_o2ny6tpjnz1u7obnso1_400TITLE:  Solitaire
WRITTEN BY: Alice Oseman
PUBLISHED BY: Harper Collins
VERSION I READ: paperback
PAGES: 392
TRIGGERS: self harm, eating disorder, depression, suicide.

star3.5

(PLOT BY GR) In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.  Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.
I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.
I really don’t.

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books · monthly haul/wrap up

Wrap Up: April 2017

I totally missed out last month wrap up and I was almost forgetting about this month but here I am. So April wasn’t actually a good month for me: mental and physical health have been an issue. Especially because my depression and anxiety increased too much with the “13 reasons why” releasing. (Click here to find out what I think about the show)
In addition I was in a reading slump and in a book buying ban. (YEAH, I KNOW).

But the good thing is that I won 50£ to spend on Wordery during a giveaway and I can’t wait to get the books I ordered. They pretty are amazing! Plus I also bought my YALC tickets for the all EVENT! It is my first time and I am freaking excited about this! (I also watched Beauty and the Beast in the theatre — FINALLY! — and I am so addicted with the soundtrack!)

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Advance Reading Copy · books · diverse books · reviews

Arc-Review: How to make a wish by Ashley Herring Blake

9780544815193TITLE:  How to make a wish
WRITTEN BY: Ashley Herring Blake
PUBLISHED BY: HMH Books for Young Readers
VERSION I READ: e-arc
PAGES: 336
DIVERSITY: bisexual MC, lesbian, PoC.
TRIGGER WARNING: emotional abuse.star3.5

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(PLOT BY GR) All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father. Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on. Continue reading “Arc-Review: How to make a wish by Ashley Herring Blake”