My Years in Books

My 2021 in Books

Happy New Year! In 2021, I read 39 books. Not only did I achieve my target of 36 books, but I also exceeded it, and read the most books I have ever read in a year! At times, it seemed like 36 books was totally unattainable, but I pulled it back over the Summer, by… Continue reading My 2021 in Books

Reviews

Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcohol/Drug/Psychological/Verbal Abuse; Animal death; Bullying; Cheating; Death/Death threats; Disordered eating; Kidnapping; Missing person case; Murder; Racism; Self-harm; Suicide; Sexual assault (mentioned) Happy Halloween! I thought that today would be the perfect day to share my review of my scariest read of this year - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by… Continue reading Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson

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Review: Endgame – Malorie Blackman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Blood; Death; Death of a Parent; Grief; Gun Violence; Kidnapping; Murder Endgame was the show-stopping, emotional, and incredible conclusion to Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series. Packed with twists, turns, and drama throughout, it was the most incredible end to my favourite series ever. I could never have imagined how detailled… Continue reading Review: Endgame – Malorie Blackman

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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

Monthly Wrap-Up

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