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Girl Detached by Manuela Salvi | Book Review

Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 276 Format: Paperback (Proof Copy) Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository *** Goodreads Summary: Aleksandra has issues with her voice. Stress makes her stutter, and her life is one of stress. She can only speak clearly on stage, freed by the words of the character she plays. Then, when Aleksandra… Continue reading Girl Detached by Manuela Salvi | Book Review

#ownvoices · book review · contemporary · mental health · review · YA

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall | Book Review

Rating:  Genre: UKYA Contemporary Pages: 271 Format: Paperback Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository *** Under Rose Tainted Skies is an unflinching and moving story of 17 year old Norah as she go es through life whilst struggling with a variety of mental illnesses, including agoraphobia and OCD. This book is less than… Continue reading Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall | Book Review

blog tour · book review · LGBTQIA+ · review · YA

BLOG TOUR: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe | Book Review

Rating:   1/2 Publisher: Scholastic Release Date: 24th June 2016 Format: Paperback Genre: YA Contemporary Source: I was sent this book for review by the wonderful people at Scholastic as part of this blog tour organised by Faye Rogers. This does not in any way affect my review or opinions of the book. An inspiring, uplifting and… Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe | Book Review

book review · contemporary · mental health · YA

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone | Book Review

Rating:  Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 368 Format: Hardcover Buy the Book: Amazon *** Samantha McAllister is one of the popular girls at school, but she is hiding a secret – she has Pure-Obsessional OCD that consumes her thoughts that she can’t turn off. And even though her relationship with her friends can be toxic, she… Continue reading Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone | Book Review

book blogging · book review · historical fiction · review · YA

Liberty’s Fire by Lydia Syson | Book Review

Rating:  Genre: YA Historical Fiction Pages: 348 Format: Paperback Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository *** March 1871, and after months under siege, France surrenders to Prussia, betraying Paris whilst revolution brews once again. Zephryine has led a tough life during the war, but Paris Commune gives her hope for a better life.… Continue reading Liberty’s Fire by Lydia Syson | Book Review

book blogging · book review · fantasy · middle grade · review

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Book Review

Rating:  Genre: MG Fantasy Pages: 228 Format: Paperback Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository *** Goodreads Summary: Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped… Continue reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Book Review

book review · paranormal · reading · review · YA

The Archived by Victoria Schwab | Book Review

Rating:  Genre: YA Paranormal Pages: 328 Format: Paperback Buy the Book: Amazon, The Book Depository *** The Archived is a YA paranormal story in which the dead are called ‘histories’ and rest on shelves in a vast library called ‘The Archive’. Occasionally these histories will escape into ‘The Narrows’, a place in between our world and… Continue reading The Archived by Victoria Schwab | Book Review