I Buddy Read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Have… Opinions

Since joining Bookstagram last year, I've seen countless people buddy reading books with their friends. It looked like fun, and desperate to join the club, me and my good friend Femke (@booksfemme) decided to buddy read something together. After comparing our TBRs, we decided on Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. By way [...]

Review: Broken People

Review: Broken People

Author: Katrine Lynn Solvaag Genre: Poetry   Review Broken People is the debut poetry collection by Norwegian-born Londoner Katrine Lynn Solvaag. It is split into two sections: The Breaking and the Healing. The Breaking details Solvaag’s experiences of depression and heartbreak, and contains some kickass feminist poems. In this section, there are also some powerful [...]

Review: Sticky Notes

Author: Indy Yelich Genre: Poetry   Review Sticky Notes is Indy Yelich’s first poetry collection and oh my, is it sublime. The poems revolve around everything that comes with the transition from girl to woman (moving out, mental health, love, family…), as well as reactions to politics and events happening around the world today (see [...]

Review: The Belles

Author: Dhonielle Clayton Genre: YA Fantasy   *Thank you to the publishers, author and NetGalley for sending me an advance copy of the book*   Synopsis ‘Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, [...]

Review: Everless

Author: Sara Holland Genre: YA Fantasy   *Thank you to the publishers, author and NetGalley for sending me an advance copy of the book*   Synopsis ‘In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax [...]

Review: The Wolves of Winter

Author: Tyrell Johnson Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopia   *Thank you to the publishers, author and NetGalley for sending me an advance copy of the book*   Synopsis ‘Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war [...]

Review: Six of Crows

Review: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: YA Fantasy   Synopsis 'Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached) Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc [...]