• 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,…

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    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…

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    Bookish Gift Guide

    Now, before Christmas I had a great time buying items from each of these shops in the hopes of making a gift guide for Christmas. Whilst that didn’t happen, I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to shout out about these amazing shops. Also, please be aware that in light of the change to how Etsy are taking money from their shops, I will be updating in the near future if any of these shops decide to remove themselves from Etsy and sell through other platforms, I also did this out of my own money and have not been asked by any of these shops to promote them…

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    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,…

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    Modibodi Review

    I’ve been toying with the idea of trying something more environmentally friendly than non – reusable pads for a while, but it’s taken me a long time to figure out what I want to use and actually get around to buying them. I finally settled on Modibodi period pants and I am so pleased that I did! Warning – this entire post will be me talking about periods, and period pants! This review has not been sponsored in any way, shape or form. I researched a variety of companies and settled on Modibodi myself and purchased 3 pairs of pants from them. I went for 3 pairs of black Hi…

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    Whee to the Moon Review

    Goodreads / Amazon / Waterstones Edition: Paperback Genre: Children’s Picture Book UK Publication: 24th September 2019 Neil is a young boy who likes to scream “whee!” with excitement when he’s at the playground. Neil develops a love of flying. As he gets older, he learns how to fly aircraft that will take him on many different adventures. Even though he is now a grown up, Neil still excitedly screams “whee!” as he gets to fly all the way to the Moon! I was lucky enough to be sent this book as part of a blog tour so thank you Faye and thank you Authoright for sending me a copy. This came…

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    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.…

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    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 /…

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    Other Words For Smoke Review

    Prior to going to YALC I had not read a book by Sarah Maria Griffin and didn’t follow her on Twitter. By the end of YALC I had fallen in love with Sarah, fallen in love with Other Words for Smoke and know now that I need to read every book she has written. Goodreads l Waterstones l Book Depository l Hive Edition: Paperback Genre: New Adult Fantasy Pages: 336 UK Publication: 2nd April 2019 Representation: Sapphic Romance Two of my friends, Becky and Lauren, insisted that I read Other Words for Smoke and the second that Luchia said that I could have a copy of Other Words for Smoke they insisted that I…