The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

40853731Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 400
Publisher: Hodder
Source: Publisher
Format: Proof
Rating: 5 stars
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Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It’s like she hasn’t found her people …

Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.

But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …

Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman

40083585Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 448
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Source: Publisher
Format: Proof
Rating: 5 stars
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16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can’t bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, ‘the pact’. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their own serious issues.

As they secretly meet over the coming days, Mehreen develops a strong bond with Cara and Olivia, the only people who seem to understand what she’s going through. But ironically, the thing that brought them together to commit suicide has also created a mutually supportive friendship that makes them realise that, with the right help, life is worth living. It’s not long before all three want out of the pact. But in a terrifying twist of fate, the website won’t let them stop, and an increasingly sinister game begins, with MementoMori playing the girls off against each other.

A pact is a pact, after all.

In this powerful debut written in three points of view, Yasmin Rahman has created a moving, poignant novel celebrating life. ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID is about friendship, strength and survival.

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

30295312Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 345
Publisher: Simon and Schuester
Source: Publisher
Format: Hardback
Rating: 5 stars
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All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

2019 Statistics and Favourite Books #1| January – March

I have read a lot this year. In the first 3 months of 2019, I have read a grand total of 59 books which is just wild to me. I have been in such a bad reading slump for the past few years but I’ve really gotten back into the habit this month. There are many things that are the cause of this but I might make a separate blog post about that, if you guys are interested. But in this blog post, I decided to make some really nerdy pie charts summing up my statistics for the first quarter of this year in different categories and finally give you a run down of my top 5 books that I’ve read this year so far. So buckle in for a long ride of pie charts, long winded explanations and a whole lot of books mentioned.

Skin Books Trilogy by Alice Broadway

Today, I am bringing you a review of a whole trilogy which is the Skin Books trilogy by Alice Broadway. This comprises of Ink, Spark and Scar. I received all of these from the publisher for review but I am a terrible blogger who only picked the series up now when the final and latest book is about to release. Rather than just reviewing the final book on its own, I thought I would give you a full trilogy review to give you all of my thoughts since I read them all in the space of a week.

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

39080472Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages:  352
Publisher: Gollancz
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb:

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia’s Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider’s Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.

Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

42740905Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 370
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5 stars
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Sequel to STATE OF SORROW by best-selling fantasy author Melinda Salisbury.

Sorrow Ventaxis has won the election, and in the process lost everything…

Governing under the sinister control of Vespus Corrigan, and isolated from her friends, Sorrow must to find a way to free herself from his web and save her people. But Vespus has no plans to let her go, and he isn’t the only enemy Sorrow faces as the curse of her name threatens to destroy her and everything she’s fought for.

February Wrap Up

It’s the end of the month which means it is time for another wrap up. I read A LOT this month, only slightly less than I did in January which is wild because I had university work and also it’s a shorter month but I’m proud of myself. Let’s go through all of the books I read this month and the few movies I watched.

The Quiet At The End of The World by Lauren James

32716442Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 334
Publisher: Walker Books
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5 stars
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Blurb:

How far would you go to save those you love?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.

Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . .