Highly amused by the teenage whimsies of a budding writer in…The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen

The Beautifull Cassandra

I do love the Penguin Little Black Classics. So much so that I want to collect them…but as of right now I only have three. Which is a bit of a pathetically small collection, considering there’s 80.

But you know, got to start somewhere, right?

Anyway.

Let’s talk about The Beautifull Cassandra!

(And yes it is spelt like that. Yes, it’s bothers me slightly too.)

Title: The Beautifull Cassandra

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Series status: Standalone

Genre: Classic, Short Story

Number of Pages:  55

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | A really strange mix of psychological horror, paranormal, and dystopian?

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Gradually making my way through this series *cough* at last *cough*

I have the last book ready and raring to go, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon (it’s just a matter of how long it’ll take me to pick up that one now)

But that’s not what we’re here for today. 

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Let’s talk about The Evolution of Mara Dyer!

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster UK

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Mara Dyer trilogy

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Psychological

Number of Pages:  527

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The Tormented Witch by J.C. Beckham | A fun read…but for me? It was really quite cringey

The Tormented Witch

I honestly don’t really want to write this review. I hate it when reviews aren’t good ones…but I’ve got to be honest. Plus it’s not ALL bad, so…yeah.

UGHHHH.

Let’s just get on with it.

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Let’s talk about The Tormented Witch!

The Tormented Witch

Title: The Tormented Witch

Author: J.C. Beckham

Publisher: Solopreneur

Series Status: The 1st book in the Crowded Souls series

Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural/Fantasy

Number of Pages:  324

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Shouting through clown horns and eating an abundance of cheese in…What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne

What's g girl gotta do

Considering how excited I was to get this book early (Waterstones started selling it before release date, I didn’t have an ARC), it’s a bit ironic that I started actually reading it ON the release day.

Either way, I have it and I’ve read it so here we are. 

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Let’s talk about What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

(I forgot to take a separate review photo so here’s my very chuffed face when I got my hands on this early. Enjoy.)

What's A Girl Gotta Do

Title: What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

Author: Holly Bourne

Publisher: Usborne

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Spinster Club trilogy (+ a novella on the way)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism

Number of Pages:  419

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A nostalgic SCRIPT book about a rather annoying child…and I loved it!

Cursed Child

How I survived to write this, I don’t know.

I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.

While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀

Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.

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So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Cursed Child

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown UK

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays

Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)

Number of Pages: 330

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How could I NOT enjoy reading about old Scottish wars in…Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in amber

Oh thank goodness, it looks like I’ll manage to get this review up today after all!

I planned to write this up much earlier, but my internet decided to inconveniently stop working so I couldn’t actually write it up. Isn’t that just always the way? *sigh*

But we’re here now.

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Let’s talk about Dragonfly in Amber!

Dragonfly in Amber

Title: Dragonfly in Amber

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Arrow

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Outlander series

Number of Pages:  963

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Going through a long pilgrimage full of life lessons in…Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles

Beneath Wandering Stars

Well this was an interesting book, to say the least. I  don’t think I’ve read anything like it before…and I have mixed feelings. But I’ll get to that. Because obviously, this is a review.

Wow Ashleigh, great opening there *facepalms*

I feel like I’ve not written a review in ages for some reason. I mean, it’s been a week, the usual amount of time. But I suppose because I’ve been reading more and reviewing more lately, going back to a week seems a bit stretched? Huh.

Anyway. The review.

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Let’s talk about Beneath Wandering Stars!

Also, can I just mention how much I LOVE this cover? 5/5 stars for the cover alone. It’s stunning. And my constellation map seemed to be the PERFECT background.

Beneath Wandering Stars

Title: Beneath Wandering Stars

Author: Ashlee Cowles

Publisher: Merit Press

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Number of Pages:  260

Release Date: August 1st 2016 (though Amazon says physical copies are published on the 26th)

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Finding out what happens with the truth when unexpectedly…A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Yay for free books, am I right?

I managed to get this book for free! At Waterstones, you can get these little stamp cards where you get a stamp for every £10 you spend in store, and when you get 10 stamps, the card will basically become a £10 waterstones voucher. So with my book buying being mostly in Waterstones lately rather than online, and with my inability to buy just one book, it didn’t take long for the stamps to build up and for me to get the £10 Waterstones spending reward.

And since I’d been eyeing up this book for so long…well, might as well get it with the voucher!

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Little story aside, let’s talk about A Monster Calls!

Title: A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages:  215

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The Next Together by Lauren James | Maybe I’ll have my questions answered in another lifetime…?

The Next Together

I’m not going to lie, this was a bit of an impulse pick for me.

The Next Together has been sat on my shelf for months now. Usually, I have a vague idea of what book I want to read next, but like I said before, I impulsively picked this one up after finishing To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

I’m quite glad I did though, because I’ve been meaning to read it for a very, very long time. It almost feels like…a lifetime. Get it? You know…’cause it’s a book about reincarnation?

Wow I’m sad. 

Anyway, moving on…

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Let’s talk about The Next Together!

The Next Together

Title: The Next Together

Author: Lauren James

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi

Series Status: The 1st book in The Next Together duology

Number of Pages:  356

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | As Ron would say…She NEEDS to sort out her priorities!

To all the boys I've loved before

I was back in the contemporary mood. I wanted a quick read. And ohhh did I get one.

I literally read this in a day.

I can see now why this series is well loved, definitely!

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Let’s talk about To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before!

To all the boys I've loved before

Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Scholastic

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 1st book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series

Number of Pages:  421

Continue reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | As Ron would say…She NEEDS to sort out her priorities!