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‘No Ordinary Star’ by M.C. Frank

‘No Ordinary Star’ by M.C. Frank.

Publisher: Createspace.no ordinary star

Published: November 25th 2015 .

Page Count: 150 Pages.

Genre: YA Science-Fiction, Dystopian.

ISBN:1518681093 .

Synopsis:

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.

Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.

Review:

Firstly, we would love to say a huge thank you to M.C. Frank for sending us this stunning book to review!❤️

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Repost @NoOrdinaryStar pinterest.  This aesthetic is just gorgeous!❤️

As soon as we saw this book, we were just drawn to the series as the covers are just completely and utterly gorgeous! We loved how the author managed to portray such deep meaning throughout such a small book!

The story follows the adventure of both Felix and Astra within the year 2524. A journey of self-discovery of finding ones identity and own capabilities. Throughout this unique dystopian world, children are bred within laboratories. We were completely fascinated by the idea and concept of both food and sleep not being needed for a human being to survive even in the most roughest conditions! Instead, advanced pills are taken in their place to eliminate human suffering. However, this new advancement (although good) destroys all human traits like thinking for yourself, having your own opinion and basically doing what you want to do. Can you imagine being under strict orders like a metallic toy soldier?

Felix is a soldier designed with the purpose to follow all Government orders and needs. The story commences with a rather mysterious abrupt message from the ‘Clockmaster’ requiring Felix to visit the North Pole. The ‘Clockmaster’ is known for constructing and designing special clocks for New Year celebrations. However, instead of meeting with the master, Felix is situated in a rather unplanned situation. You are probably all asking what did he find and that’s probably what Felix was asking himself.

Astra, is a girl who was tracked and punished for the crimes of her father’s doing. Together, both Felix and Astra uncover the mystery surrounding the ‘Clockmaster’ and the brutal truth about the world they have been brought up to know.

The author’s writing style throughout this novel was just stunning, engaging and adventurous. We loved all her use of imagery surrounding the characters and the plot location. We would have loved for the book to have been longer however, that’s only because we found ourselves absolutely loving this book and just wanting more!

We are definitely looking forward to continuing on with this incredible series! We just loved how both the main characters Felix and Astra complemented each other so well.

We would definitely recommend ‘No Ordinary Star’. It is such a beautifully written novel which shares so many deeper meanings that are hidden under the surface. This novel was really unique and had a storyline that we haven’t seen before which was really enjoyable! M.C. Frank is such a lovely author! Do yourselves a favour and pick up this gorgeous beauty!

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars🌟.

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‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas.

Publisher: Walker Books.THUG

Published: April 6th 2017.

Page Count: 438 Pages.

Genre: YA Contemporary.

ISBN: 1406372153.

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

Review:

“Khalil, I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll never be quiet. I promise.”

We are going to be honest, we were both a little hesitant going into this book as we have always been a bit cautious when reading books with a lot of hype. We normally just hate how you can be let down and have high expectations. However, ‘The Hate U Give’ definitely deserves all the hype it is receiving and more!

It has taken us some time to compose our thoughts for this book review as we were just left in awe after reading this stunning novel! There are so many outstanding messages throughout this book! Our favourite part of this book would be that the characters showed so much courage and boldness! The book itself was beautifully honest in the way that the author’s words fought for justice. This book will definitely be relatable to so many teenagers regardless of colour. This is a powerful novel that everyone should read!

We really struggled expressing our love for this book. It’s one of our favourites for this year by far!

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The Hate U Give, was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. The story focuses on the main character, Starr and the required Justice for Khalil (Starr’s childhood best friend). With Khalil’s tragic death, many riots arise fighting for the majority of black lives that have been lost due to prejudice acts. This is one of the many reasons why this story is incredibly important for everyone to read!

We have to say that we absolutely loved this author with her powerful and unique writing style!

Throughout this novel, the author has also focused on positive relationships between both family and friends, keeping a balance which is definitely refreshing!

Starr’s relationship with her parents, uncle and brothers is so precious and true. They are a true family that sticks up for each other through thick and thin. Yes, they did have their disagreements. However, at the end of the day, their love for each other won through.

We found that we were angry and heartbroken throughout this book *many tears were shed!*. The novel broke our hearts although it did make us smile. As we read through these gut wrenching pages, we were definitely behind Starr and all the brave people in the world that stand up for Justice! This book will allow you to truly understand what prejudice is and it make you think how can we make this world better?

‘The Hate U Give’ is such an important and powerful written novel that will be remembered for years to come! We urge everyone to go out and pick this book up whether that be from the shops or a library! This story needs to be shared and heard by everyone all over the world!

Book Rating: 5/5 Stars.

Have you had a chance to read this gorgeous beauty? What are your thoughts?

Is it true that there is going to be a movie adaptation? Let us know in the comments!😊

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WWW Wednesday (June 21st 2017)

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post. Then, put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions include:

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently Reading

We started ‘Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology’ yesterday. We are about 100 pages in and we are just loving these Australian authors short stories!

This book is written from the points of view of many Australian authors! The authors aim is to show and express just how much there is to love about Aussie YA!

We are so happy to report that we are now a street team member for the lovely M.C Frank! We are so excited to read and review her gorgeous novels! We hope to start the first book in her series ‘No Ordinary Star’ today. We will leave a link to the description  here 🙂

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Recently Finished –

We recently finished ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas a couple of days ago. We weren’t really sure what to expect with this book but it was absolutely incredible!

This book follows Starr, a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in two worlds: a poor neighborhood where she grew up and her posh high school. This restless balance is ruined when Starr is the witness to a devastating shooting of her best friend, Khalil who was unarmed.

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This book has such an important message! We definitely recommend this powerful novel. We will post our review tomorrow, Stay tuned!

Reading Next –

We are thinking that it’s about time we finally picked up ‘Laurinda’ by Alice Pung. The author has also written a short story in ‘Begin, End, Begin’ which we can’t wait to read!

This story is focused on an exclusive school for girls ‘Laurinda’. Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes is an onlooker to ‘The Cabinet’, a triangle of girls who you could say are manipulative over students as well as teachers within the school. This book is often described as a book of ‘finding ones identity’.19427841_656861857840546_574969031_n

Thank you to Black Inc. Australia for sending us this book to review!❤️

So that’s our WWW Wednesday for this week!

What have you been reading lately? Have you read and enjoyed any of the books above? Let us know in the comments! 😊📚

 

 

 

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‘The One’ by Kiera Cass

‘The One’ by Kiera Cass.

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Publisher: Harper Collins.

Published: June 5th 2014.

Page Count: 323 Pages.

Genre: YA Romance, Dystopian.

ISBN: 0007466714.

Synopsis:

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants

Review:

“Break my heart, break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway”.

As we continue on with our re-read of ‘The Selection’ series, we can once again say that we have absolutely fallen in love with this gorgeous series! The storyline, plot and characters are just really entertaining!

So, our thoughts haven’t really changed even though this is our second time rereading19198642_654612694732129_1766633237_n.jpg ‘The One’ by Kiera Cass. This book just wrecked us! Our heart’s just broke. This series was so captivating! ‘The One’ was like a roller coaster ride, it was definitely our favourite book by far within this series! 😊.

Charming Maxon just made our hearts flutter! He will honestly stay in our hearts and minds forever! (Sorry! Fangirling moment!) ❤️.

Kiera Cass never manages to refrain from amazing us! Rereading this mesmerizing series obviously increased our love and praise for ‘The Selection’. This amazing plot was just so exciting and packed with action! We loved the new character developments and we loved reading about America’s growth in how she managed to believe in herself more. At first, as a character, she seemed annoying but as she finally chose a side in an irritating love triangle, we learned to really appreciate her more. It was very refreshing!

Despite her many flaws, we really enjoyed America as a character. She never ceased to surprise us! We can honestly say that we will always be a fan of Kiera’s writing style. Her writing is so full of depth and emotion. This left us devouring the words within the pages of her books 📚.

When the series was originally a trilogy, we thought that ‘The One’ was the perfect ending to the characters story. Even though we knew we would always be hungry for more! We were so happy with the overall winner of The Selection, we just love the incredibly lucky woman who stole the heart of the prince! It was a long and exciting ride however, it was so worth it!

We can barely manage to express just how much we loved this series! Towards the end of the book, there were a couple of scenes where we just couldn’t control our emotions!

*We just died towards the end, if you’ve read this series you will know exactly what we mean!*

We recommend this series as it is just so addicting. We can’t wait to continue our re-read with ‘The Heir’ and ‘The Crown’ next month! Our hearts broke the first time we finished this series so we just knew that we would need to have a re-read.

If you haven’t read this series, what are you waiting for!

Book Rating: 5/5 Stars ⭐️.

What were your thoughts on ‘The One’ or ‘The Selection’ as a series?

What emotional reads have you loved? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments! 😊.

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‘Pointe, Claw’ by Amber J. Keyser

‘Pointe, Claw’ by Amber J. Keyser.

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Publisher: Walker Books.

Published: April 1st 2017.

Page Count: 280 Pages.

Genre: YA Contemporary, Realistic Fiction.

ISBN: 9781467775915

Synopsis:

This book follows a pair of childhood friends who are both running out of time. Jessie is a dancer in an elite Ballet program that requires her full attention and 100% perfection to land a spot in a professional company. However, as she begins to experiment throughout her dance, nothing has felt more dangerous. She has one shot at her dream.

Meanwhile, her friend Dawn’s life is just shattering around her. She constantly awakes in unusual places after black outs; bruised, battered and unable to speak, the doctors are out of ideas.

Review:

Firstly, a huge thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending us a gorgeous copy of ‘Pointe, Claw’ to review 😊.

We are honestly so surprised with this book! We don’t normally buy and read these types of books so we had no idea what to expect. We are very pleased that we took the time to read this novel! It was a little weird but at the same time, we found it really interesting. Not to mention, the plot was just so intense between the relationship of the two main characters, Jessie and Dawn.

There was a certain wildness and untamed side to the author’s writing style and ability that completely reeled us in! This intense and truly surreal story really outlines certain struggles that both girls face. Both of their points of view are completely unique whilst still portraying a deep connection towards each other as they try and piece together their complicated past, where childhood best friends were ripped away from each other.

Whilst reading this unique novel, we found that both girls had a certain honesty and rawness about them when they faced different situations.

In Dawn’s case, the author allows us to clearly see fragments of what she is dealing with as the story progresses. This is partly the reason why we were so intrigued with this novel! As we slowly grasped what was happening to Dawn, we were constantly left wondering if we should believe something serious was going on with her health or if it was just all in her head? The lead up and suspense in this novel was really entertaining. The author would start to describe different accounts of what was happening then she would just leave us on the edge of our seats!

Don’t even get us started on Dawn’s mother. She is just so frustrating! She rarely cared about Dawn and what she truly wanted out of life. She only cared about finding a cure for an unknown medical condition and about her daughter’s body image to try and help her dress and act differently.

The other character, Jessie is a lot easier to understand. Jessie is a dancer in an elite Ballet program which requires her absolute full attention and 100% perfection. As Jessie begins to experiment throughout her dancing style and technique, the author does an incredible job at portraying the ultimate stakes!

She describes the brutality of being a ballerina with the constant pain, blood and strain that each performer learns to overcome. The drive that the dancers had left us in awe. Their determination in the way they connect to the music and themselves was truly inspiring.

We have always loved reading books about Ballet. ‘Pointe, Claw’ is all about mental pain, physical pain, determination and the ability to follow your own advice and dreams.

This book didn’t give us all the answers however, it left us thinking about how strange and extraordinary this book is with its unique characters. We do wish this book had a greater resolution however, it let us fill in the gaps ourselves.

We just loved how both girls created their own idea of feminism and how they embraced each other, including their distinctive wildness.

This is the first book that we have read by Amber J. Keyser and it won’t be the last! We definitely recommend this novel. It’s something completely different! You will either love its uniqueness or hate it entirely, but we can honestly say we loved it!

What have you recently finished reading? Let us know in the comments! 😊📚.

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars⭐️

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WWW Wednesday (June 14th 2017)

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post, then put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions include:19142267_653649884828410_121849916_n

1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading: 

We are going to start ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas later today.

This book follows Starr a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in two worlds: a poor neighborhood where she grew up and her posh high school. This restless balance is ruined when Starr is the witness to a devastating shooting of her best friend, Khalil who was unarmed. 18763305_645711898955542_32467776_n

We have heard so many great things about this book. We bought this a little while ago and we are just so excited to finally start reading it!

 

Recently Finished –
We recently finished ‘Pointe, Claw’ by Amber J. Keyser. We finished this book yesterday and we were really surprised, we enjoyed it more than we thought we would 😊.

This book follows a pair of childhood friends who are both running out of time. Jessie is a dancer in an elite ballet program that requires her full attention and 100% perfection to land a spot in a professional company. However, as she begins to experiment throughout her dance, nothing has felt more dangerous.

32661783She has one shot at her dream.

Meanwhile, her friend Dawn’s life is just shattering around her. She constantly awakes in unusual places after black outs; bruised, battered and unable to speak, the doctors are out of ideas.
We really enjoyed this novel and we will post a review very soon!

As we find ourselves re-reading ‘The Selection’ series, we recently finished reading ‘The One’ by Kiera Cass this week. It was just an amazing read. We are just completely in love with this series, it’s plot and it’s characters. It’s such an intriguing and really exciting read which we would definitely recommend!

We will also have another review coming out soon for this beautifully written book.    Stay tuned!

Reading Next –
We have decided to read ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh next . This has been inspired by a Mulan re-telling which also incorporates folklore into it’s story. We are so excited to start reading this. We are hoping to start it soon! ❤ 19184404_653662834827115_392318790_n.png

 

 

 

So that’s our first ever WWW Wednesday!

What are you currently reading? Have you read any great books lately or any of the books above? Let us know in the comments!😊❤️

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‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass

‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass.

Publisher: HarperTeen.

Published date: April 23rd 2013.

Page Length: 336 Pages.

Genre: Young Adult, Romance.

“It wasn’t like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn’t some explosion, it wasn’t fireworks. It was a fire burning slowly from the inside out”. 

Synopsis:

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away

Review:

This is our second time re-reading this and our thoughts remain exactly the same as the first time we read this gorgeous novel!

After beginning our re-read of ‘The Selection’ series last month, we were just so excited and enthusiastic to continue our re-read for the rest of the series.

We just couldn’t put this book down! So many crazy events took place! Through the journey throughout this book, our emotions were like a rollercoaster and our hearts pumped with excitement. We giggled within romantic encounters and when we cried, our hearts just broke.

‘The Elite’ did the same thing to us as ‘The Selection’ did. It’s clutch on us was just so tight we just couldn’t let go! Even though we found that we really enjoyed reading this book, we continue to feel as though it was incredibly frustrating and annoying at times. We found that we were really not enjoying the way America acted within her relationships between Maxon and Aspen.

It was a confusing cycle that continuously went back and forth between America’s critical, distant and judgemental actions towards Maxon. We are also left wondering why Aspen is still situated within this addicting love-triangle? Their connection seems to be more like a friendship, we don’t see a passion described like we do between America and Maxon.

However, we just loved how the outside of the castle was described, we learned and gained a greater understanding of how the society and caste system was formed.

Now on another note, we are needing to say that we were a little disappointed with how Maxon was continuously portrayed. Both Maxon and America were really distant within some parts of this novel. They can’t basically make huge commitments and express their feelings to then turn around and ignore each other. However, they are both only human so it is normal within any relationship to have disagreements.

Everyone we have spoked to has either loved or hated this book series and the main character America Singer. Everyone mentions how they personally believe that America is annoying. Although, we didn’t love how she dealt with this intriguing love triangle, America is just so spirited, stubborn, beautiful and bold. She stands up for what she believes is right.

Not to mention we just love the description of her fiery, flowing red hair and the covers on these beautiful books are just gorgeous!

Overall, we absolutely loved ‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass. This series has such as intriguing and addicting plot! There was so much action in this book. It definitely kept us flicking through the pages! We definitely recommend this fast read!

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars.

What were your thoughts on ‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass? Let us know in the comments! 😊

 

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‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star’ by Nicola Yoon.

Publisher: Delacorte Press.

Published: November 1st 2016.

Page Count: 348 pages.

Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance.

We are capable of big lives. A big history. Why settle? Why choose the practical thing, the mundane thing? We are born to dream and make the things we dream about” ~Nicola Yoon ~’The Sun Is Also a Star

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Review:

If you know us well, then you’ll know just how much we adore Nicola Yoon after reading her extraordinary debuting novel ‘Everything Everything’. We rated Everything Everything 4.5/5 Stars! You can find our review here 😊.

We were so ecstatic when we realized Yoon had written another book. We just had to add this novel with it’s gorgeous cover to our bookshelves!

We absolutely love Nicola Yoon and her amazing and enjoyable writing style! Her books are so enjoyable and entertaining to read. She always adds something special and unique to her books creating her own unique trademark.

Whilst reading ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’, we realized that the author had incorporated alternating chapters, with in between chapters portraying different characters’ perspectives throughout the plot. This is yet another unique feature that adds to the story. Yoon included a lot of accurate information with the intended purpose of giving the reader more insight about the cultures mentioned throughout the novel. These cultures include Korean and African American. We found this information to be insightful and entertaining. This helped us to understand the characters more.

‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ is such an incredible and important book! It has definitely helped us with our goal to read more diverse related books. Yoon has really portrayed real life issues that people are constantly struggling with like race, gender, stereotypes and not feeling like you fit in. We definitely gained a greater understanding about deportation and stereotyping!

We really adored how the main character’s thoughts always came back to fate, destiny and true love. Natasha and Daniel’s day was just so hectic! Natasha and Daniel first met as strangers in New York City and went on adventures all throughout the period of a day. We found that this was so unique and exciting! Throughout the period of the day, Natasha tries to find the solution to being deported back to Jamaica that night while Daniel is hesitant to going to an interview as he doesn’t want to be a doctor. It’s amazingly crazy how much Nicola Yoon can fit into such a small book!

The characters were definitely our favourite part of the story! Natasha is such a focused, headstrong teenage girl who likes to predict ahead and plan out her future. Whereas, Daniel is the complete opposite. He’s dreamy, poetic, quiet and lost. We loved how the characters worked around their differences. This was without a doubt one of the best romances that we have ever read!

We highly recommend this gorgeous, creative and heart-wrenching read!

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars

Did you enjoy ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ by Nicola Yoon? What were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments! 😊

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June 2017- TBR

Hey guys! We have been really motivated and productive these last two months and have been slowly getting through our never ending TBR at a fast pace! We are hoping with our June TBR that we can continue this streak. Our TBR consists of books that we either bought ourselves, were sent from publishers or received as gifts! 😊

We will leave a link to all of these books so that you will be able to read the blurb of the following titles:

  1. ‘Girl on the Verge’ by Pintip Dunn. Kensington Books kindly sent us an ebook copy of this book to review. It sounds really interesting.
  2. The Elite’ by Kiera Cass. Continuing on with our re-read of this series. We recently re-read ‘The Selection’ also by Kiera Cass. Review found here.
  3. Laurinda’ by Alice Pung. We have been wanting to read this ever since we first received it in the mail last month. We are really excited for this read, thank you again to Black Inc for sending us a copy to review.
  4. ‘Pointe, Claw’ by Amber, J. Keyser. We recently received this in the mail. Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending us this book to review. We are really looking forward to reading this.
  5. ‘Begin, End, Begin: A# LoveOz YA Anthology’. We have heard so many great reviews from this book and from constant recommendations from the bookstagram community. We finally went and bought ourselves a copy!
  6. ‘Caraval’ by Stephanie Garber. This is another book that we have also heard a lot of great reviews on. We are really excited for this read and we can’t wait to pick up a copy of the ‘Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern in the future.
  7. ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. We have been wanting to read this for a while. This book was constantly recommended to us and we can’t wait to get stuck into it!

Fingers crossed we will get through all of these. What’s on your June TBR? Let us know in the comments!

Until next time,

Georgia and Morgan – ‘Pocket Full of Pages’.

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May 2017 – Book Haul

Welcome back!

These are the books that we received in April. We received some of these books from publishers and others we purchased ourselves. Let’s get into it!

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Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

We have wanted to pick this up for a little while now and when we finally purchased it, we were so overjoyed. We can’t wait to start reading it for our June TBR!

‘Truthwitch’ by Susan Dennard

We received this as a gift. Thank you so much to our friend Grace for giving this to us. We’ve heard that this series is amazing so we are planning on purchasing the rest of this series!

‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh and ‘Caraval’ by Stephani Garber –

We picked both of these up recently as we were so excited for ‘Flame in the Mist’ as it’s related around a Mulan re-telling and folklore. We have heard so many great reviews of ‘Caraval’ so we decided to purchase this book too! 😊

Other books that we purchased:

-‘Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J Maas.

‘Lord of Shadows’ by Cassandra Clare – So keen for this read!

-‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’ by Patrick Ness.

Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending us a copy of ‘Finding Nevo’ by Nevo Zisin,

The Moonlight Dreamers’ by Siobhan Curham and ‘Pointe, Claw’ by Amber, J. Keyser to review.

We also received ‘Charlie Presumed Dead’ by Anne Heltzel, ‘Laurinda’ by Alice Pung and ‘Nona & Me’ by Clare Atkins from the lovely people from Black Inc to review.

Thank you also to Baker Publishing for sending us a copy of ‘Recruits’ by Thomas Locke to review.

What books did you haul this May? Let us know in the comments!