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April Wrap Up: O.W.L.S. Readathon and Reading The YA Book Prize

So it is safe to say that I have put off writing this wrap up for basically the whole of May because I read 36 books and I didn't want to write about them all. I did OK with reading The YA Book Prize, completing 8 of the 10 books, not reading Furious Thing and Knife Edge but I might get to Furious Thing soon. I also did well in the O. W. L. S. Readathon completing most of the challenges. At least I've learnt sometimes and I wouldn't expect another Wrap Up soon... Let's get started... Reading The YA Book Prize  I did say that I was going to take part in the Twitter chats that they host although I didn't get a chance to. Here are the nominees: A Good Girl's Guide To Murde r by Holly Jackson  Deeplight  by Frances Hardinge  Furious Thing  by Jenny Downham  Meat Market  by Juno Dawson  The Deathless Girls  by Karen Milwood Hargrave  The Gifted, The Talented and Me  by William Sutcliffe  The Places I've Cried In Public  by Holly Bourne  Crossfire  by Malorie Blac

Book Review: Fall Out by C. G. Moore

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: Fall Out Author: C. G. Moore Publisher: UCLan Publishing Source: Publisher ( Amazon | Goodreads ) Book Summary: I am Cal Adams – what does that mean? Sixteen years old. Black hair. Blue eyes. Short. Gay. For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing compared to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal's life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help avoid meltdown? Book Review: I was really excited when I was asked to review Fall Out as I was really interested in the plot to see where it was going to go. I was therefore surprised when I saw how dark that it got but I think that it was made so important. I was surprised at how dark the book was which I don't think that I was expecting. This was because Fall Out was not afraid to go there and tackles so much that LGBTQIA

Book Review: Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: Not So Pure and Simple Author: Lamar Giles Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher ( Amazon | Goodreads ) Book Summary: An Indie Next List Pick! In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fel

BLOG TOUR: The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein Book Review

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: The Enigma Game Author: Elizabeth Wein Publisher: Bloomsbury Source: Publisher ( Amazon | Goodreads ) Book Summary: From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a thrilling story of wartime secrets, intrigue and wild courage. Windyedge Airfield, Scotland. World War II. When her mother is killed in the Blitz, and her father's ship goes down, Louisa Adair feels she has lost everything. The country she has called home since her family left Jamaica is not a friendly place for an orphaned girl with brown skin, and she badly needs money and a roof over her head. Finally she finds work looking after an old lady at a pub near an airfield in Scotland. There she meets Ellen, a driver for the RAF, and Jamie, a pilot – two other young people just as exhausted by the toll the war has taken on their loved ones, and just a