2020 LGBTQ+ Releases Part I

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If there’s one thing already making me excited for 2020, it’s all the incredible looking/sounding books featuring LGBTQ+ characters. I am apologising in advance to my bank account and TBR pile but I am willing to suffer. As all of these books (obviously) aren’t released yet and only a few lucky people have received early copies, I can’t say all of my information in terms of representation is 100% and of course I will edit as more information comes out. However, from the research I have done, these are 20 books released next year featuring LGBTQ+ characters. (In order of release!) Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ Releases Part I”

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: Blog Tour

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: Blog Tour

Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn’t the end of the plan—it’s just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei’s head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.

Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?

Thanks to Hodderscape for sending me a proof copy of Girls of Storm and Shadow as part of the blog tour! This review will be spoiler free for Girls of Storm and Shadow, but may contain slight spoilers for Girls of Paper and Fire.

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Top 5 Thursday // Found Family Trope

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So. It’s 1am and I have been staring at my ceiling for the past twenty minutes trying to think of some blog posts I can write in November. I have just finished a reread of a favourite series of mine (will be mentioned below) and I thought to myself. Hey, you know what I love in books? The found family trope. And that is how this post began and hopefully, it will become a thing most Thursdays with different topics/tropes etc. So without further ado, here are some of my favourite books with the found family trope.

When we talk about found family, we mean people who are not blood family, but who a person forges deep and meaningful bonds with based on things like shared values, mutual care and support, understanding, unconditional love, and positive regard.

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November Releases // 2019

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So November appears to be a big month in the publishing world, especially November 5th as you will soon see, so I thought I’d put together a small list of some books being released this month. Of course, these aren’t all of them but these are the ones that I’ve either been anticipating or have caught my eye recently. I hope you find something that captures your attention! Continue reading “November Releases // 2019”

Bec’s November TBR

Bec’s November TBR

So since November is my last month to catch up on reading before I give birth (ahhh!) I decided to make a TBR for the month consisting of books I either need to read for reviews/blog tours, new releases for the month that I’m excited about, and a couple of re-reads that I’ve been meaning to do since starting maternity leave. It’s definitely quite an ambitious TBR but hopefully I’ll get through a fair bit of it. Here we go!
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Blogtober // Pumpkin Patch Trip

Blogtober // Pumpkin Patch Trip

Something that I’ve made an autumnal tradition for myself and Jordan over the past few years is to take a trip to a pumpkin patch – partly so I can take photos, obviously, and partly to get some pumpkins for soup (that’s Jordan’s job). I thought today would be the perfect day to share some photos from this years trip!

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Blogtober // Angharad’s October Wrap-up

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Although my plans for reads this month were originally supposed to be horror based, I then remembered I’m the biggest mood reader so that swiftly went downhill. However, I did read some creepy books this month and I may carry it on into November (which is also my birth month woop!) So here is what I read this month –  Continue reading “Blogtober // Angharad’s October Wrap-up”

Blogtober // Favourite Autumn Themed Bookstagrams

 One of my favourite things about the Autumn months is seeing the gradual shift in bookstagrammer’s posts – seeing the orange tones creep in, the leaves arranged around their books, hot chocolate with whipped cream and even some pretty fairy lights. Although there are so many amazing, inspiring people posting photos that fit this brief, I am going to share some of my recent favourites with you all! Continue reading “Blogtober // Favourite Autumn Themed Bookstagrams”

Blogtober Review // The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Blogtober Review // The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.

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