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A Mini Library Haul

I'm on a little bit of a historical fiction kick at the moment - as evidenced by my trip to the library yesterday. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good book, and libraries are, as always, important to support. Whether they're your local, your school's or even your university's, libraries are, in… Continue reading A Mini Library Haul

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Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer Date read: 30th April 2018 - 1st May 2018 Page count: 195 Genre: Horror/Science Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 If you've read my reviews of The Boy On The Bridge and The Girl With All The Gifts then you'll know that I have an ever so teeny soft spot for horror. I'm also a pretty big fan of Stephen… Continue reading Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 25th April 2018 - 29th April 2018 Page count: 478 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 5/5 I reviewed The Captive Queen by Alison Weir back in March (I think...), which, ultimately, I didn't really enjoy. In that, Eleanor of Aquitaine is characterised as a sex-obsessed figure whose relationship with her husband Louis,… Continue reading Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Review: Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness Date read: 30th March 2018 - 30th March 2018 Page count: 287 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Hardback (Library) Rating: 5/5 This is a book I read in about two hours - so it has the Ellie Approved Compulsive Read label. I do read fast, but I think it really is the kind of book that's… Continue reading Review: Release by Patrick Ness

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Review: The First Dance by Catherine Law

The First Dance by Catherine Law Date read: 19th March 2018 - 20th March 2018 Page count: 448 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback Rating 2/5 I'm ultimately not 100% sure how to think about this book. Alexa is an eighteen-year-old girl living in Cornwall with a remarried father, a stepmother who is made out to be a villain but… Continue reading Review: The First Dance by Catherine Law

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Review: The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

The Captive Queen by Alison Weir Date read: 14th March 2018 - 14th March 2018 Page count: 473 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 3/5 String me up and hang me from the altar of historical accuracy if you don't agree with me, but I actually didn't mind this book. Alison Weir is a pretty polarizing author—she is not… Continue reading Review: The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

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Review: Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi Date read: 6th February 2018 - 7th February 2018 Page count: 338 Genre: Young Adult dystopia Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 2/5 This is yet another example of 'Ellie reads a hyped book that really doesn't live up to said hype'. At the end of the day, Shatter Me is a rehash of the Divergent trilogy,… Continue reading Review: Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi

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Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Clean by Juno Dawson Date read: 5th February 2016 - 6th February 2017 Page count: 339 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. One of the best things (in my opinion, at least) about reading is the ability to completely step into someone… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

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Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

Miss Match by Crystal Cestari Date read: 2nd February 2018 - 3rd February 2018 Page count: 336 Genre: Young Adult magical realism Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 3/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was not what I thought it was when I first requested it on NetGalley. I thought… Continue reading Review: Miss Match by Crystal Cestari

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Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt Date read: 1st February 2018 - 2nd February 2018 Page count: 392 Genre: Young Adult contemporary Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From a Jane Austen retelling to a book that completely flips the retelling genre on its head. I'm not… Continue reading Review: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt