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Book Review: Gut Feelings 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: Gut Feelings Author: C.G. Moore Publisher: uclanpublishing Source: From Netgalley and Publisher ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: At school, I learned that words, More than weapons, Could destroy bodies, Could break hearts More than fists or fury. This is the story of Chris, what happened to him at age eleven and how that would change the rest of his life. A life-affirming and powerful coming of age verse novel that shines a light on chronic illness, who we are and how we live. Book Review: After reading and loving Fall Out by C.G. Moore, I was really excited to read Gut Feelings when it was announced. Having read it in under 24 hours, I can say that Gut Feelings in a worthy successor to Fall Out and everyone should read a copy. The word, “raw” gets thrown around a lot with books, and I would admit that I do i

Expect the Unexpected: Turning 24

Since I turned 21, I have written a piece about the current year and what to expect in the coming year. After last year I told myself to expect the unexpected because I had a really crappy mental health year in 2019 and did not know that it would happen. If only I had known. It's weird because at the time of writing it COVID was a thing. I remember seeing a news article about it before I went to sleep on the 31st December and thought it will probably be nothing. That it wouldn't affect the West.  Of course, I was wrong. I told myself to expect the unexpected, and I may have jinxed it. As I write this, I am officially 24. Birthday plans out the window as we are in a third lockdown. Trust me when I say that I would rather be in lockdown than be open, but as someone who works in fast food, it doesn't feel like lockdown because I served over 250 people yesterday.  Like most people in their 20s, I do feel like I have lost some time. I'm still living at home. I'm working

Books I Wanted To Read In 2020 But Didn't Get To

There were many great books released in 2020, and I didn't get to all of them, which was really disappointing as some of those that I missed were from my favourite authors. Hopefully, I will get to these ten this year, but we will see. So let's see the books... 1. Grief Angels by David Owen I have loved many David Owen's books, and I was really looking forward to his new book that released in 2020, but I didn't really get to it. Being a pandemic, my mental health has been quite rocky this whole time so when I feel like I am in a good state of mind to read about grief, I will definitely pick this one up!  2. Boy Queen by George Lester I have been following George online for a couple of years and watched his writing vlogs when he was writing this book. This made me really excited to get to this one, but it just didn't happen. This book follows Robin, who discovers drag culture, and I am sure it will be great when I finally get to it! 3. You Don't Live Here by Roby

Book Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

  * 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: Renegades Author: Marissa Meyer Publisher: MyKindaBook Source: From Publisher ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  | Storygraph ) Book Summary: Secret identities. Extraordinary powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone . . . except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice―and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. New from Marissa Meyer, author of the #1 New York Times–bestselling Heart

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2021

Like every year since 2015, I have the Popsugar Reading Challenge to diversify my reading. Over the course of the last year, I would like to think that I have done this and looking at the prompts for next year, I was shocked. Normally I find the challenge hard because I have no idea what to read for each prompt did this year differently as I basically have an idea what to read for each one, from my shelves. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! So I actually have a plan of a book to read for almost all of the prompts which is great for me as I normally just wing it. So let's see what I will (hopefully) be reading... A book that’s published in 2021   Book I Want To Read: Gut Feelings by C. G. Moore Book I Actually Read: Gut Feelings by C.G. Moore An Afrofuturist book Book I Want To Read: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin  Book I Actually Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin A book that has a heart, diamond, club, or spade on the cover  Book I Want To Read: Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green B

Favourite Books of 2020

It is that time of the year again when we all go over our favourite books of the year. For me, books have definitely been an escape and as I have mentioned before I have read more books this year, 222, more than any other year that I have been recording my reading. I have so many favourites, and it was tough to cut down on the list. As a result, I have 15 favourites and some honourable mentions. So let's get started... Honourable Mentions: 1. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness As you may have seen, I have two other Patrick Ness books on this list, but this is my favourite after careful consideration. I love all of the books by him that I read this year, but this one was on another level. I loved Todd and Viola's relationship, and the world's expansion adds so much dimension to the story and to Todd especially. I loved the themes explored, and there was a part of the story that just captured me, and I was along for the ride. Patrick Ness had me, and I was captured until