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”

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”

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding // Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel

Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters, Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year, Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.

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Wranglestone by Darren Charlton Spoiler-Free Review

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In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.
Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he’s forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.
But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.

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Books Written by Trans & Non-Binary Authors Part I

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In light of recent events with a certain author who will not be named, it’s important that as a book blogger, I shout about some books written by trans and non-binary authors. As I have a long list, I’ve decided to split each post into nine books. Here is a mix of YA, fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary (all released) and I hope you find something you like. Make sure to head over to the author’s social medias and show them some love and support! Continue reading “Books Written by Trans & Non-Binary Authors Part I”