Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Guns; Violence Callum is effectively an alternative ending to Noughts and Crosses. This book's events fit seamlessly into the story's timeline, to the extent that Callum could have been the 'actual' ending! I also loved how it is so obvious where this book starts, in the context of the Noughts and… Continue reading Day 3! Review: Callum – Malorie Blackman
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Abortion; Gun violence; Racism; Shooting; Stalking An Eye For An Eye is a novella which gives us a glimpse into the events between Noughts and Crosses and Knife Edge. Despite being a short story, the tension and drama throughout An Eye For An Eye certainly made up for its size. Throughout… Continue reading Day 2! Review: An Eye For An Eye – Malorie Blackman
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Abduction; Alcohol use; Child abuse; Domestic abuse; Emotional abuse; Hanging/Lynching; Hate crimes; Mass murder; Racism; Rape; Suicide; Teen Pregnancy; Terrorism Noughts and Crosses is the opening novel in Malorie Blackman's bestselling Noughts and Crosses series. Noughts and Crosses' main feature is the relationship between Sephy Hadley (a Cross) and Callum McGregor… Continue reading Day 1! Review: Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
Hello! It is time to announce something very exciting! 👀👀👀 This is something that I have had planned for FOREVER, and I am soooo excited to finally be able to share this with everyone! If you have been reading my blog since last year, or if you have peeked through my archives to see what… Continue reading Announcement: Noughts and Crosses Challenge!
Hello! This month, my TBR is consisting of the books from my August TBR that I didn't get round to finishing, as well as another book which I have also been reading in August. Double Cross - Malorie Blackman “In that moment, we both desperately needed to touch and be touched. We both needed to… Continue reading September 2021 TBR!
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
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
Hello! Once again, my TBR is looking a bit different. Instead of pinpointing three (or, in the case of last month, 12!) books that I would like to read, I have chosen a series to re-read this Summer. The series that I have chosen to re-read is Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, in preparation… Continue reading August 2021 TBR!
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
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Firstly, I would like to thank Emily Owen and SilverWood Books for sending me a free copy of The Mechanical Maestro in exchange for an honest review! The Mechanical Maestro is Emily Owen's debut novel, which surrounds the lives of the Abernathy family, as they strive to create unique androids. It is set… Continue reading Review: The Mechanical Maestro – Emily Owen