A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard | The cute way to learn that making a few mistakes sometimes is OK

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So I recently received some very exciting news…I’ve been added to Macmillan’s (@MyKindaBook) YA blogger list! I feel so lucky, and I just thought I’d mention it because you’ll probably be seeing some more books from them over the next few months. Though don’t worry – I definitely won’t be bombarding you with them! Most of my books will still be self bought πŸ™‚

Anyway, this book was one of the first ones to be sent my way. And though I’d not heard much of it beforehand, I’m SO glad it was sent to me because…well, let’s just say this is DEFINITELY a positive review.

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Let’s talk about A Quiet Kind of Thunder!

This book suits my aesthetic perfectly. Just saying.Β 

Title: A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Author: Sara Barnard

Publisher: Macmillan

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Number of Pages: Β 305

Release Date: 12th January 2017

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Finding more about the past and future of our beloved squad in…Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

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I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK LET’S SHOUT OUR THANKS TO THE HEAVENS AND SING HALLELUJAH!

Seriously though. I only needed to read this book to finish the Lunar Chronicles series. It took me months, but finally FINALLY I’M DONE.

Which is funny really, considering this was one of my top priorities/anticipates releases and yet when I got it…nope. But here we are today.

Since this is a novella bind-up, the review will be slightly different. I’ll give a rating for each individual novella with a couple of sentences, then at the end give an overall summary and rating.Β 

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Let’s talk about Stars Above!

(P.S. Sorry for the lousy photo. Darn you, artificial yellow lighting)

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Title: Stars Above

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Series Status: A novella bind-up companion to The Lunar Chronicles, to be readΒ after Winter

Genre: Young Adult, SciFi, Fairytale Retelling

Number of Pages: Β 369

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Illusion by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Everyone wants their dreams to come true…but not nightmares

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I’m actually really glad this was a short read, because I had a mess up with my reviews. Last Friday I finished a book, in time for me to write and schedule it on Monday when I had time. Only to then realise it’s an ARC, and the review was planned to go up mid December. Meaning there was no book to review this week.

Then lo and behold, this book turned up on my doorstep, my weekend plans were unexpectedly cancelled, and the planets aligned to let me read this book over the weekend.

So let’s talk about Illusion!

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Title: Illusion

Author: Nadette Rae Rodgers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Series Status: The 1st in the Illusion trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy/Supernatural

Number of Pages: Β 249

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When lies get out of hand in the Victorian era all thanks to…The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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This book is one of those that has been sat on my bookshelves for many months now, and it was about time I finally read it.

Plus with it looking quite dark and creepy, I figured the lead up to Halloween was the perfect time for it.

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So let’s talk about The Lie Tree!

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Title: The Lie Tree

Author: Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Number of Pages: Β 410

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | A futuristic story full of drama and money, distrust and crime

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Oh, how the premise of thing book intrigued me so. I mean, it’s described as a SciFi novel with a Gossip Girl feel to it – how could I not wonder about that?

I actually didn’t think I’d be able to get this book for a very long while, since I’m on a book buying ban basically until Christmas (pray for me), but then the lovely people at SocialBookCo contacted me through their review programme, asking if I would like to review this for them. So of course, I said yes!

This is the 2nd book I’ve reviewed for them, so you’d think I’d have come up with a better way of explaining the site by now – but basicallyΒ This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date. So check it out if you’re interested!

But enough with the rambling…

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Let’s talk about The Thousandth Floor!

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Title: The Thousandth Floor

Author: Katharine McGee

Publisher: Harper Collins

Series Status: The 1st book in a series

Genre: Young Adult, SciFi,

Number of Pages: Β 437

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Naming The Stars by Susan Koefod | A really quick read about a girl who never existed…or did she?

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When planning my reading schedule for the next few weeks (yes I had to actually plan my reading because I have about 2786874 books I need to read in the upcoming weeks), I gave myself an entire week to read this book. Then I realised it was literally just over 100 pages long. And it took me 2 hours at most.

So YAY for quick reads!

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Let’s talk about Naming the Stars!

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Title: Naming The Stars

Author: Susan Koefod

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy

Number of Pages: Β 144

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Blue Sun by Tracy Abrey | The story of a stubborn science girl being forced to believe in folklore

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A folklore story set in the Isle of Man? Count me in!

And that was probably about as far as my thoughts went when considering whether to accept this review or not. And here we are today πŸ™‚

You know the drill by now…

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Let’s talk about Blue Sun!

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Title: Blue Sun

Author: Tracy Abrey

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Series Status: The 1st in a series

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Number of Pages: Β 360

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Blogger Tips: Helping you frolic through your blogging life [Writing Edition]

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Remember the blogger tips from last week? Well, here’s round 2!

So for this week, I decided to make it about the actual writing of blogs. Because like everything when it comes to blogging, that stuff can be hard.

But never fear. I’ll be acting as your li’l fae friend today, frolicking around and sprinkling words of advice in an attempt to make your task that little bit easier.

So let’s get on with the “writing” tips!

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Not quite knowing how to handle the sheer strangeness of…Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

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I feel like this review is just going to be all over the place. So many mixed feelings. So much confusion on how to word them.

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Let’s talk about Kids of Appetite!

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Title: Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Headline

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Number of Pages: Β 331

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Let’s Talk: Is there a sense of pressure on book bloggers?

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If you’re sat reading this, then there’s probably a 50% chance (or maybe higher) that you’re also a book blogger. So ladies and gentlemen, this one is about us.

Blogging is hard. There so much that comes with it. But…is there a sort of added pressure? Is there something making blogging just that little bit harder?

Is there a sense of pressure on book bloggers?

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