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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#KeepThe Secrets

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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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

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Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – So many plot twists it became predictable…wait, what?

Never Fade

*All reviews I write are spoiler free* 

In my attempt to finish some of the series I’ve started, it was time to make some progress with The Darkest Minds series.

I’ve been going through this weird phase lately where I’ve been going off a lot of the books I used to love. So I felt like I needed to read this book as soon as possible, before I lose interest in the series altogether.

Did it work? Ermmm…not really.

But I’ll explain in my review.

Let’s talk about Never Fade!

Never Fade

Title: Never Fade

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Series Status: The 2nd book in The Darkest Minds trilogy

Number of Pages:  507 + a novella excerpt

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Not Daring To Trust Anyone In The Creeper Man By Dawn Kurtagich

The creeper man

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How happy I am to finally be writing this review!

Ever since reading The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, I’ve been obsessed. I talk about it all the time. If you have me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Dawn offered to send me an ARC to review of her new book, The Creeper Man! 😀

Seriously, I ran downstairs and started jumping up and down practically screaming at my dad in incoherent nonsense.

So let’s talk about The Creeper Man!

(though maybe you don’t want to…talking about him can summon terrible things…DUN DUN DUNNNNN)

The Creeper Man

Title: The Creeper Man (UK) / And The Trees Crept In (US)

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Publisher: Indigo/Orion (this edition)

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages:  371

Release date: July 14th 2016 (UK) / September 6th 2016 (US)

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I’ll Give You The Sun By Jandy Nelson…I Just…Don’t Get It…?

I'll give you the sun

*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

I am sorry in advance if you don’t like this review. BECAUSE I KNOW HOW WELL LOVED THIS BOOK IS.

But I promise you, it’s not a bad review. It does still have a good rating. It’s just…not as amazing as everyone else’s.

I’m just in that 1% of the population who thinks a little differently 😆

Let’s talk about I’ll Give You The Sun!

I'll give you the sun

Title: I’ll Give You The Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages: 429

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Wanting To Find The End In Isla And The Happily Ever After By Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the happily ever after

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I did it! I finished the series!

It only took me two years and a reread. But still.

So instead of rambling on, it’s about time this review made its appearance on my blog.

Let’s talk about Isla and the Happily Ever After!

Isla and the happily ever after

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  375

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