Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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Genres: Poetry

Main themes: Love, Family, Culture, Self-Acceptance, Feminism

Rating: 4.5 stars

The Sun and Her Flowers is Rupi Kaur’s second collection of poems which portrays meaningful reflections and expressions of different life experiences. In my review of Milk and Honey, I talked about how despite enjoying Kaur’s poetry, it didn’t impact me in the way I had hoped it would. I’m so pleased that The Sun and Her Flowers was a different experience- throughout the whole book, I couldn’t stop thinking ‘wow… so this is what I’ve been waiting for.’

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Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Genres: Poetry

Main themes: Love, Relationships, Feminism

Rating: 3.5 stars

my heart woke me crying last night 

how can i help i begged 

my heart said 

write the book 

Milk and Honey is a collection of poems written by the creative Rupi Kaur, which portrays various experiences throughout her life. As she opens up about abuse, relationships and feminism in a very honest and expressive way, readers are able to experience Kaur’s journey of survival.  Read more

Review: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Review: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Genres: Young Adult, Poetry

Main themes: Coming of Age, Cultural, Family, Love, Personal Growth

Rating: 5 stars

Xiomara has always held her tongue, stopped whatever thought or emotion inside of her from being known to those around her. Instead, Xiomara would express herself by writing and it’s through her poems that she finds a way to pour her heart out. These meaningful poems are Xiomara’s story; a challenging but inspiring journey of self-discovery that will touch your heart.

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Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3

Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Main themes: Power, Magic, Love, War

Rating: 4 stars

There’s no doubt that war with Hybern is likely to happen, and so Feyre must do all she can to protect Prythian as well as the Mortal Lands from being destroyed. But this is no easy task, especially as Prythian is divided into Courts who have no solid allegiance to one another. And so secrets must be revealed, and pride must be swallowed if the High Lords of Prythian wish to save their lands, and everyone close to them. A Court of Wings and Ruin brings readers a powerful and sensational conclusion to the end of a brilliant series.

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My favourite books

My favourite books

For a lot of bookworms, choosing a few of their favourite books is a near impossible task- mainly because there’s too many favourites to pick from! But today I wanted to share some of my top favourites with you because there’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing the books that I love. So without further ado, here are a few of my favourite books (in no particular order because haha that would probably take forever to decide on).

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Has book blogging changed my reading habits?

Has book blogging changed my reading habits?

Hello everyone!

So today I thought I’d do a short blog post on whether becoming a book blogger has changed my reading habits. I saw this idea over on Boats Against the Current and thought it would be a cool way to kind of mark my book blogging journey which I have been on for nearly two years. Read more

Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter

Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter

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Genres: Young Adult

Main themes: Bullying, Mental Health

Rating: 2.5 stars 

The opening chapter of Every Ugly Word was both bold and gripping, and is what convinced me to give the book a try. The story starts off with main character Ashley, sitting in the office of her doctor- she’s on a psychiatric ward and is hoping that this meeting will prove that she’s well enough to go home. But why was she first admitted? Well, readers learn that whenever Ashley looks into a mirror- she doesn’t see a reflection of herself, but her older, adult self. As she finally opens up about her past, we learn about Ashley’s upsetting story of how bullying can push people into a very dark place. Read more