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The Night Circus | Review

Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Harvill Secker Genre: Fantasy, fabulism Rating: ★★★★★ The Night Circus is pure magic. It is a whimsy, lyrical, and atmospheric tale of magic and illusion, romance and betrayal, and spectacular storytelling. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this… Continue reading The Night Circus | Review

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I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

In the last week of August, I took part in (and somehow completed) a 7 day reading challenge with some of the editorial committee for my university's student newspaper. There were 7 prompts to complete and the aim was to read 7 books and fulfil all the prompts. I really thought I'd fail this–I originally… Continue reading I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

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Firefly Lane | Review

Title: Firefly Lane Author: Kristin Hannah Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Family Saga Rating: ★★★★★ Firefly Lane is a stunning and heartbreaking novel that chronicles a tale of lifelong female friendship and the intricacies of day-to-day life. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this novel that can… Continue reading Firefly Lane | Review

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The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

As much as it would be a literal dream come true, this post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Scribd–I just really love their app and enjoy shouting about it! And, I love reading and writing recommendations posts, and this combines the two! I love Scribd. I've been subscribed to them for… Continue reading The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

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Expectation | Review

Title: Expectation Author: Anna Hope Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Expectation is a beautifully crafted and intricate character-driven novel following three women across multiple timelines. It is a story of female friendship, life, loss, and love, written in stunning prose. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and… Continue reading Expectation | Review

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The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

Title: The Flip Side Author: James Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: ebook available now (paperback release 26th November 2020) #gifted | I was invited to take part in the blog tour by Sriya Varadharajan (Press Officer) and given access to an e-arc on Netgalley. A quick disclaimer: originally, I was participating… Continue reading The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

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The Black Kids | ARC Review

Title: The Black Kids Author: Christina Hammonds Reed Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK Genre: Contemporary YA Rating: ★★★★ Published: 4th August 2020 (paperback) The Black Kids is a poignant and heartbreaking coming-of-age novel. Despite being set around the Rodney King riots in LA, 1992, it could have easily been a contemporary read; it felt… Continue reading The Black Kids | ARC Review