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Mini Book Reviews #2: Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell, Forever by Judy Blume and Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

*I have received these books from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own * Title: Songs About A Girl  Author: Chris Russell   Publisher: Bkmrk Source: Netgalley Rating: 4/5 stars ( Goodreads | Amazon ) Book Review: Songs About A Girl was one of the books that I read and love from last year and was one that I would recommend to anyone who listens. Songs About A Girl follows Charlie who is a photographer but accidentally gets to photograph the popular band, Fire and Lights, a massive boyband with one of the members, Olly going to her school. This was something that I loved reading about as it was interesting especially seeing the relationship between Charlie and her friend as she was a massive fan of the band in question. The novel itself is quite topical and relevant dealing with a popular boy band as well as online bullying and trolling which occur online today. It is often rare that you see this done in a book so seeing this in boo

Book Review: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review * Title: Nemesis   Author: Brendan Reichs Source:  Publisher Publisher:  MyKindaBook/ PanMacmillian  Rating:  3/5 stars Plot Summary from Goodreads :  Orphan Black  meets  Lord of the Flies  in the riveting new sci fi thriller from the cowriter of the Virals series. It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased. Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everyth

A-Z of YA Mental Health Books #2

OK so over a year ago now I created a post about YA books that centre around mental health. In that year many more books have come out that centre around the topic so I thought I would make an updated as these books are still important to me. Let's get started... OCD Love Story by Corey A nn Haydu - Deals with a character struggling with OCD Little & Lion by B randy Colbert - Follows characters as they struggle with mental health  Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen C hbosky - Follows Charlie who goes through mental health issues within the book D amsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke - Follows a character who is dealing with mental illness When We Collided by E mery Lord- Deals with a character dealing with Anxiety? Saving F rancesca by Melina Marchetta- Deals with a character who is trying to understand her Mum's Depression Marionette G irl by Aisha Bushy in A Change Is Gonna Come - This short story follows a girl who deals with OCD  The Unlikely H ero of 13B

Book Review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review * Title:  The State of Grace Author:  Rachael Lucas Source: Publisher Publisher: MyKindaBook/ PanMacmillian  Rating:  4/5 stars Book Summary from  Goodreads :  Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost. Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more.  Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own. Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to. Book Review:  The State of Grace was one of my most antici

A Summary of YALC 2017: In bullet points

So this year, 2017 marks the fourth year that I have been to YALC and as always I had a great time. This, of course, means buying and gaining too many books, I got like 20 and of course compacting everything bookish as possible into the three days that I was there, which I did. Instead of doing a blog post mentioning all the things I did at the event, I am going to do a bullet pointed lists of things that I did. I would like to first say that I spent most of the weekend by myself which I was fine with considering that I have social anxiety and could not speak to many people even if I knew them from twitter and this was OK for me. So let's get started... What did do there? All the panels- literally all of the panels Two signings  A panel of careers in publishing  A street team stunt  Brought and gained all the books  Gained an alpaca Friday: Woke up stupidly early to get to Olympia Got the bus with a Deadpool who then let me off the bus Got all the proof copies- no

Mini Book Reviews: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

*I have received these books from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own * Title: Radio Silence Author: Alice Oseman  Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Netgalley Rating: 5/5 stars ( Goodreads | Amazon ) Book Review: Radio Silence had been one of those books that the blogging community was loving it at the time and before it's release so following all the glowing reviews, I read it myself and of course it did not disappoint and it remains one of my favourite books as well as being one of my favourite books of 2016.  Alice is one of those authors who also just gets the teenage way of life, especially how they interact on the internet with this being based on a popular podcast. The university experience in this book is also done correctly well as it really does show that university for some people can be a hard time. This book is also diverse which added to the story especially the asexual character which is something that still is