Books, five star, reviews

Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publishers for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. ★★★★★ This is a fairytale that every child needs to read. Working in a school, I do come across children's books quite regularly and my school is having a massive push at the moment to have more diverse… Continue reading Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Books, five star, recommended

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

So this is not a review. This book made me feel far to emotional to even think about thinking critically about it. So this is just a waffle about how it made me feel and mental health in general, particularly social anxiety so feel free to just not read! ★★★★★ I haven't even run it… Continue reading Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Places I’ve Cried In Public review

★★★★★ This is actually the first Holly Bourne book I’ve read. A few months ago there were a whole load of her books in the Kindle sale so I picked up a few. I’ve heard quite a lot this year about The Places I’ve Cried in Public so I decided to try this one first.  There is… Continue reading The Places I’ve Cried In Public review

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Language of Flowers

★★★★★ I’ve had The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on my Kindle since a colleague at the first school I worked in (so about 7 years) recommended it to me. I think I’ve just been so distracted by fantasy and dystopian that I haven’t thought to read it until now. However, as I’m in… Continue reading The Language of Flowers

Books, five star, reviews

Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

★★★★★ I was lucky enough to get a free ARC of this from Book Sirens. This was one that I chose to read as the blurb sounded interesting. I’d never heard of the author, Johan Twiss, before but I’ll be keeping an eye out on his other books! As the title suggests, the main character,… Continue reading Four Years Trapped In My Mind Palace

Books, five star, reviews

Queen of Shadows

★★★★★ Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series. If you haven’t read them, I reviewed the first, Throne of Glass, here. This one starts with Aelin (formally Celaena) return from Wendlyn back to Rifthold to find that everything has changed since she left. Dorian has been possessed by a… Continue reading Queen of Shadows