• REVIEW: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    15 December, 2016

    This year, it seems like everyone on my Twitter and Instagram feeds has been reading the Six of Crows duology. I read Shadow and Bone a few years ago but didn’t click with it at the time – but I thought I would give Six of Crows the benefit of the doubt, and I’m very, very pleased…

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  • REVIEW: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

    13 June, 2016

    You know when you read a book and you feel so satisfied when you’re reading it because you know how good it is? This is how I felt when I was reading The Square Root of Summer! Every single word of it was brilliant and I’m so glad that I read it.  In this perfect summer read,…

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  • REVIEW: The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

    5 January, 2016

    After reading Stacey’s review of The Fox and the Star, I knew I had to read it so when I went into my local Waterstones a few days later, I bought it immediately. I’m so pleased I saved this as my first book of the year. It was such an enjoyable book, full of wonderful illustrations that…

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  • The End of an Era | The Princess Diaries: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

    19 October, 2015

    I can’t believe I got to read this book. When I finished reading The Princess Diaries series OVER THREE YEARS AGO, I never imagined I’d be reading about Adult Mia’s life. It was all my dreams come true when I found out there would be a new Princess Diaries book!!! The Princess Diaries series was the…

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  • REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green

    2 February, 2015

    I’ve owned a copy of Half Bad since it was released and have since wanted to read it regularly. I’m not entirely sure what was stopping me – possibly the huge buzz surrounding it – but I wish I had started to read it as soon as I bought it. In a version of modern…

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  • REVIEW: Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

    18 August, 2014

    I’ve wanted to read Lobsters ever since hearing about it at the start of the year. I absolutely adore contemporaries (hence my blog name!) and so I think I’ve always known how much I would love Lobsters. Hannah and Sam, both in the summer before university, have one thing in common: they have yet to…

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  • REVIEW: Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton

    13 August, 2014

    Do you know that feeling when you read a book and you’re a bit numb after reading it because you have no feelings on it at all? I hate that feeling. I hate pouring my time into a book, only for it not to deliver anything at all. Luckily, Starring Kitty made me feel the complete opposite. Starring…

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  • REVIEW: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

    9 June, 2014

    A Game of Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire series are books I’ve known about for a long time, but have been very reluctant to read. Have you seen the size of them?! Very daunting, and I don’t usually like to read long books. However, I finally gave in to the temptations…

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  • REVIEW: The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

    3 February, 2014

    After it popping up quite a lot and being rather intrigued, I decided to buy The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry. Being around ninety pages, it’s an incredibly quick read, and I managed to zoom through it one morning. The Library of Unrequited Love tells the story of a French librarian who opens…

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  • REVIEW: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    27 January, 2014

    I don’t usually read classics. I’m not sure why. For some reason, classics are totally different to other books and scare me off. So when I was assigned to read this for school, I was a bit skeptical. After all, it is one of the ‘great American classics.’ The thing is, though, I ended up…

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