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Day 8! Review: Crossfire – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Blood; Car Accident; Child Abuse; Confinement; Death; Death of a parent; Kidnapping; Murder; Racism; Self-harm; Violence; Vomit Crossfire is the fifth installment in Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series, which follows the lives of the characters we already know and love, as well as two new additions. Throughout Crossfire, multiple lines… Continue reading Day 8! Review: Crossfire – Malorie Blackman

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Day 7! Review: Nought Forever – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Death; Gangs; Gun Violence; Injuries; Medical Care; Police Raids Nought Forever follows the story of Dan Jeavons as he's on the run from the police. Having been shot, he finds refuge in Eva's house, leaving her with the decision of protecting Dan, or betraying him. The plot is based on a… Continue reading Day 7! Review: Nought Forever – Malorie Blackman

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Day 6! Review: Double Cross – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Cancer; Death; Drug Abuse; Drug Use; Gun Violence; Racism; Murder; Terminal Illness Double Cross follows the life of Tobey Durbridge, a minor character in Checkmate, throughout his struggles against Meadowview's dark side and hardened criminals. As Tobey was a minor character in Checkmate, I really enjoyed having an insight into his… Continue reading Day 6! Review: Double Cross – Malorie Blackman

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Day 5! Review: Checkmate – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism; Cancer; Physical Abuse; Police Brutality; Pregnancy; Racism; Rape; Sexual Content; Suicide; Suicide Bombing; Terminal Illness; Toxic Relationship; Violence Checkmate, the third book in Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses Series follows three storylines: Callie Rose's childhood; Sephy and Callie Rose attempting to reconcile; and the nailbiting tension between Jude McGregor and… Continue reading Day 5! Review: Checkmate – Malorie Blackman

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Day 4! Review: Knife Edge – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Bullying; Child Death; Grief; Gun Violence; Hate Crime; Kidnapping; Medical Trauma; Murder; Physical Abuse; Pregnancy; Racism; Suicidal Thoughts; Violence As detailled in Malorie Blackman's foreword, Knife Edge is a book surrounding the theme of hate. This pretty much summed up Jude in a nutshell - everything he did was fuelled by… Continue reading Day 4! Review: Knife Edge – Malorie Blackman

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Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2021 Books

Hello! In August, I finished 9 books and made progress on 5! The books that I finished are: The Desolations of Devil's Acre by Ransom Riggs; The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens; The Case of the Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens; Once Upon A Crime by Robin Stevens; Noughts and Crosses by… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2021 Books

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Review: Once Upon A Crime – Robin Stevens

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Murder; Racism Once Upon A Crime is the final installment in Robin Stevens' Murder Most Unladylike series. It contains short stories from various points in the series' timeline, and I really enjoyed reading about The Detective Society's, The Junior Pinkertons' and May Wong's new adventures. Two of the short stories in… Continue reading Review: Once Upon A Crime – Robin Stevens

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Review: The Desolations of Devil’s Acre – Ransom Riggs

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcohol consumption; Blood; Dead bodies; Death of a grandfather (recounted); Gore; Gun violence; Knife violence; Recreational drug use; Smoking; Strangulation The Desolations of Devil's Acre is the breath-taking conclusion (😭) to Ransom Riggs' #1 New York Times Bestselling Series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The world-building throughout The Desolations of… Continue reading Review: The Desolations of Devil’s Acre – Ransom Riggs

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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021 Books

Hello! In July, I finished six books, and I made progress on one book (which I've nearly finished!). The books that I finished were: The Official Highway Code by the Department for Transport; Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know by William Chislett; The Mechanical Maestro by Emily Owen; Pleading Hearts by S. J. Hopewell; Harry… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021 Books

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Review: Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcohol (underage); Cheating; Death (mentioned); Divorce; Grief After I fell in love with Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, I was delighted when I found out that Nicola Yoon had wrote another book! I genuinely could not wait to read Instructions for Dancing, and it certainly did not… Continue reading Review: Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon