My favourite book quotes

My favourite book quotes

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a non-review book post and so today I’ll be sharing some of my most favourite book quotes. This list only brushes the surface- I have an abundance of quotes that I love and so I’ll probably be sharing many more in the future 🙂 So onto the first quote… Read more

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Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Dark Artifices #3

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Main themes: Love, Family, Loss, Politics, Societal Issues 

Rating: 4.5 stars

I’m a huge fan of Cassandra Clare; I love all of her novels and thankfully, I’ve never felt worried about starting one of her new releases. I’ve always started her books with excitement and whilst there was never any doubt that I would love Queen of Air and Darkness, I did have expectations for what I hoped the novel would be able to deliver. No only were there major problems that still needed solving, like how Emma and Julian would overcome the parabatai curse, or whether the political agenda of the Cohort could be stopped, but I was massively keen to see how the passing of an important character would be tackled. Read more

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Series: The Folk of the Air #1

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Themes: Family, Betrayal, Power 

Rating: 5 stars

Jude is only 7 when she witnesses the horrible murder of her parents. The perpetrator, a powerful faerie, decides to take Jude and her sisters away to the land of Elfhame which is where they end up living out their childhood days. 10 years on, we see that living as a human amongst the fey is difficult to say the least. Jude is treated like an outcast, especially by Prince Cardan and his cruel friends who are the source of a lot of grief. Tired of feeling like she’s “less,” Jude wants to obtain a position of power so that she will no longer feel vulnerable amongst the fey. This book unfolds that journey, a journey of secrecy, betrayal and the strive for power.

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Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

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Genres: Young Adult

Themes: Romance, Mystery

Rating: 2 stars

16 year old Frankie Landau-Banks is on her way to becoming one of the most popular girls at school now that she’s started to become involved with Matthew Livingston, who along with his friends, is pretty much at the top of the high school food chain. For a while, Frankie plays the role of cute and naĂŻve sophomore but it’s not long before she starts to wish that she could be seen for who she really is: an intelligent and witty girl worthy of being a part of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds… The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks tells a tale of mystery and mischief caused by an unsuspecting mastermind.

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Book Review: The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME mental health in the UK

Book Review: The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME mental health in the UK

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Genres: Anthology, Art

Themes: Racism, Culture, Mental Health

Rating: 5 stars 

“Two birds, both one and the same

One flies high over tree tops, wings spread caressing the clouds.

The other, caged with clipped wings, sings, weeping tears of joy at

the promise of its future.”

– Little Birds Hope by Caroline 

The Colour of Madness is an incredible anthology of poems, short stories, memoirs and artwork, created by 58 individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Together, they have provided an honest and unique portrayal of how BAME communities within the UK experience mental health. Read more

Book Review: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Book Review: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

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Genres: Young Adult, Romance

Themes: Mental Health, Disability, Coming of Age

Rating: 5 stars 

Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. Mixed in with the fact that she has social anxiety and extreme shyness, it’s often been very hard for Steffi to talk to people. However, now she’s determined to go to university and study the course of her dreams but her parents are only happy to let her do so if she can prove that she’s ready- by talking more at school. Of course, Steffi is dreading the new academic year, especially as she hasn’t got her best friend, Tem by her side. But things change when Rhys joins her sixth form. Being deaf, he’s paired up with Steffi who knows a little bit of British Sign Language (BSL)… The two instantly become friends and soon, a sweet love story entails. Read more