World Book Day Celebration: The Books That Shaped My Childhood Years

World Book Day Celebration: The Books That Shaped My Childhood Years

Hi guys!

Since today is World Book Day, a group of us UKYA bloggers decided to celebrate all things bookish, specifically looking at books that were important to us when we were children. Make sure to check out the posts from the other bloggers involved – I’ll be linking to the next post at the bottom of mine!

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski // Spoiler-free Review
Thank you to Hodder for sending us copies in exchange for an honest review.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.
Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.
But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.
Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

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MOST ANTICIPATED MARCH 2020 YA RELEASES

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Another month, another list of amazing book releases! So far my bank account isn’t crying too much as I’ve got myself down to my local library but I still need to own all these amazing books, especially with these beautiful covers. So because I want your TBRs to grow as much as mine, here are some of my most anticipated YA releases for March (in order of release!). As always, if you want to check out my (long) list of books being released during 2020 with LGBTQ+ characters, check it out here so I don’t repeat books!

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2020 Mini ARC Reviews

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So rather than write three separate reviews where I will probably blabber in great detail, I decided to start a little series where I write mini-reviews of some upcoming books that I gratefully accepted in proof copy form. As always, these views are all my own and below I’ve reviewed two contemporaries and a fantasy! They are all being released soon so make sure to add them to your TBRs if any take your fancy.


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2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VI

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As I write the sixth part of this series, I am already seeing even more books being released this year with LBGTQ+ characters. It just continues to blow my mind that after struggling over the years to find books with this much representation, we are now being blessed by them from all angles. It makes me feel optimistic for the future in publishing and reading and I hope when I do this again in 2021, the list is even longer! I also want to thank all the people helping me over on Twitter by linking some of these books. You are all appreciated! Of course as we are already into the second month of 2020, some of these books have already been released so make sure to check out the release date in bold!

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Angharad’s January 2020 Wrap Up

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So the first month of the year in terms of reading can go one of two ways for me – I either won’t read anything or I’ll read everything in sight and judging from the fact I’m writing this post, it’s the latter this time. So here’s a mini wrap-up of all the books I read this month (including my random adult romance phase) as well as some non-fiction and fantasy. Continue reading “Angharad’s January 2020 Wrap Up”

ARC Review // A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

ARC Review // A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a proof copy of A Heart So Fierce and Broken!

Harper has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well; rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud. 

Grey has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose by force, Grey’s allegiances begin to shift. And as he grows closer to an enemy princess, he is forced to decide whether he will stand against Rhen for the crown he never wanted

(Spoilers for A Curse So Dark and Lonely ahead!)

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Illumicrate Collections: The Cruel Prince Unboxing

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Hi guys! Today I’m unboxing Illumicrate’s The Cruel Prince collection. I loved everything about this box, the items are all so unique and unlike anything I’ve seen in a subscription box before! I received this box as I’m a rep for Illumicrate, however this doesn’t affect my opinions of it. You can use my rep code BEC5 for 5% off new 3 or 6 month subscriptions! (Photos taken the day before I gave birth haha) Continue reading “Illumicrate Collections: The Cruel Prince Unboxing”

MOST ANTICIPATED February 2020 YA RELEASES

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I’m only into the second month of this series and I already deeply regret my decision as my bank account is in tears. However, is it worth it? Totally. As I said in the previous part, these are 9 books I’m excited for in the upcoming month but I have a separate series featuring 2020 releases with LGBTQ+ characters so make sure to check that one out separately so I don’t repeat titles! (x) These are all either standalones or starts of series so make sue to check out all the sequels coming out this year! Also, let me know in the comments what your favourite read in January was! Continue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED February 2020 YA RELEASES”

2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART V

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As always, these are in order of release and if I have any information about the books wrong, please let me know in the comments! I also have a lot more books, featuring a lot more identities, written down and will add them as soon as covers are revealed! I hope, as always, you find something you love – and more importantly, a character you can see yourselves in. Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART V”