First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – 15th July 2022

Hello! Another Friday . . . another chance to guess a mystery book on my bookshelf, just from its opening lines! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 15th July 2022

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

Spell The Month In Books

Spell The Month In Books: November

Hello! Spell The Month In Books originated on Reviews From The Stacks. Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman “So you are going to kill me . . . You set me up so your friends could capture me. You’re real good at letting others do your dirty work . . .” Sephy and Callum have… Continue reading Spell The Month In Books: November

Reviews

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

Monthly Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021 Books

Hello! In September, I finished 6 books and made progress on 3! The books that I finished are: Double Cross, Nought Forever, Crossfire, and Endgame by Malorie Blackman; La Casa de Bernada Alba by Federico García Lorca; and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson! The books that I made progress on are:… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021 Books

Dissecting the Blurb

Day 9! Dissecting The Blurb – Endgame

Hello! DatePost7th SeptemberAnnouncement8th SeptemberNoughts and Crosses Review9th SeptemberAn Eye for an Eye Review10th SeptemberCallum Review11th SeptemberKnife Edge Review12th SeptemberCheckmate Review13th SeptemberDouble Cross Review14th SeptemberNought Forever Review15th SeptemberCrossfire Review16th SeptemberDissecting the Blurb - Endgame??? SeptemberEndgame Review HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!!!!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉 Words cannot even begin to explain how excited I am to read Endgame. I fell in… Continue reading Day 9! Dissecting The Blurb – Endgame

Reviews

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