• Books and Reading,  Review

    Viper by Bex Hogan Review

    It took me a long time to pick up and read Viper. It was only because Imi and Connie kept raving about it and Imi was very kind and bought me a copy for my birthday that I finally picked it up. I was very upset that I waited for so long!  Goodreads | Waterstones | Book Depository l Hive Format: Paperback Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult) Pages: 400 UK Publication Date: 18th April 2019 Content Warnings: Violence, abuse, sexual harassment. Seventeen – year – old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles. But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless,…

  • Books and Reading,  Tags

    The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

    I am fully aware that we are now over half way through the year and I am posting this a bit late, but hey, at least you’re getting something! Honestly, this half year has felt like 5 years and trying to think back to January is incredibly difficult right now. Here’s hoping the rest of the year will be a bit more positive! Thank you to the wonderful Amy from Amy Jane Alice who tagged me!  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020 I think the best book I have read so far this year is ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Rene…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    The Great Revolt Blog Tour

    I’m lucky enough to have received this book from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review as part of the Blog Tour organised by Faye. Goodreads Amazon Format: Paperback  Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction (12+)  UK Publish Date: August 6th 2020  Content Warnings: Topics briefly mentioned: harassment, molesting and rape, violence including hanging and decapitation, xenophobic comments  As a teacher I am always on the hunt for books that will excite and engage my class and other children. Whilst I do not recommend this book for primary aged children due to the content, it is perfect for those children in Year 7 – 9 who are transitioning from children’s books but are…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Comprehension Ninja Blog Tour

    As a teacher I am always on the hunt for new education resources that I can use in school to help teach my class. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to review the 7 – 8 and 8 – 9 Comprehension Ninja Workbooks as part of this tour, I leapt at the opportunity! I am always extremely busy in my job, and getting the right resources to support my class is one of the most important parts of the job. However, it can be really tricky spending a huge amount of time looking for resources or making resources because there isn’t anything useful out there. I have used Vocabulary…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Fierce, fearless and free

    Goodreads l Waterstones l Book Depository l Hive Edition: Paperback Genre: Children’s Mythology (7+) Pages: 160 UK Publication: 5th March 2020 I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this wonderful book as past of the Darkroom Tours Blog Tour. I’m so lucky that I received a copy as I got to share it with my class which have adored it! Summary: A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls. Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who – no, that’s not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce women who plotted, schemed, took action, showed kindness,…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    The Girl the Sea Gave Back Review

    I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Titan! I hadn’t read Sky in the Deep before receiving this one, so I quickly grabbed a copy and you can see my review here.  Goodreads   l    Waterstones   l   Book Depository l Hive Edition: Paperback Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 352 UK Publication: September 2019 Content warnings for the book: Extreme violence For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue.…

  • Books and Reading,  Review

    Sky in the Deep Review

    I was lucky enough to receive The Girl the Sea Gave Back from Titan Books in exchange for an honest review, however when I requested the book I didn’t actually know that this was the second book that Adrienne Young had written. Therefore, I got myself out to Waterstones sharpish and bought a copy of Sky in the Deep so I could get it read before The Girl the Sea Gave Back.  My review is now up and can be seen here.  Goodreads   l    Waterstones   l   Book Depository  l Hive Edition: Paperback Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 332 UK Publication: March 2019 Content warnings for the book: Animal sacrifice /…

  • Books and Reading,  Hauls, Wrap Ups and TBRs

    YALC 2019 Books

    This post is going to showcase and look at the books I picked up at YALC a bit more in depth. I introduced all the books and talked about my experiences at YALC in an earlier blog post, but I thought it would be good to have a post show casing all the wonderful books I got at YALC! First of all, Luchia kindly gave me Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin, which I was able to get signed. I have also fallen IN LOVE with the book and with Sarah herself. Goodreads   l    Waterstones   l    Book Depository The house at the end of the lane…

  • Book Events,  Books and Reading

    YALC 2019

    Hello! Sorry that it has been a while since I posted, life has been busy and blogging had to go on the back burner. However, being at YALC has refreshed my love of blogging and I have been inspired to sort my schedule out and get some writing done. It was a busy weekend, but I’ll try not to make this post TOO long! Friday I went to YALC for all 3 days again this year. This was my second visit to YALC, with my first vising being 2 years ago in 2017. I was able to meet up with my blogging gang, who I haven’t seen in person for…