Today, I’m starting a new series on my blog. I have this habit of starting blog post series and then not actually carrying on with them but hopefully this one will stay for a while because it’s about something that I really love. This series as all about the books and series that mean the most to me. In each post, I’m going to spotlight one book that means a lot to me and explain why it means so much to me. The best part about reading in my opinion is the fact that books can affect everyone differently. A book can have a major meaningful impact on me but not matter at all to someone else. It doesn’t have to be the best book/series in the world but it’s the impact that matters the most. So I’m going to discuss some of the books that had the most impact on me. Everyone talks about the impact of Harry Potter on their lives and whilst I love Harry Potter, it didn’t have as meaningful as an impact on my life as it did to others so the books I am going to talk about are my Harry Potters, I guess.
Hi guys. Today, I’m here with a delayed blog tour post. This was meant to go up on the 8th July but for some reason, WordPress did not want to work with me and it deleted the post and would not let me do anything on my blog until now. Originally, this post was part of the Read with Pride campaign run by Scholastic which was a blog tour featuring their variety of LGBT+ books. As part of this celebration, I have a guest post from Simon James Green, author of Noah Can’t Even who is giving some tips on including diverse characters in your novel.
June is over and with that, my exams are over! My A level days are done and I couldn’t be happier. It was also Ramadan for most of June and then Eid right at the end so I was a very busy and tired person all month. As you can suspect I didn’t get much done this month due to my exams but I did manage to read and watch some things.
Today, I bring to you another blog tour post! I don’t know about you guys but I love blog tours because I like to follow each blog post and maybe discover new blogs and more information for a specific book. Today’s book is Show Stopper by Hayley Barker which honestly sounds fantastic:
Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land are forced to sell their children to a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.
Today, I’m bringing to you a guest post from Hayley about where her inspiration for this book came from so let’s pass it over to her now.
May is over and now I’m scared since most of my exams are in June. I didn’t really do much this month because I’ve been revising my butt off so this wrap up is going to be short and slightly boring but hey, my exams finish in June so hopefully my summer will be a lot more fun!
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rating: 5 stars
Buy the Book: Amazon, Waterstones, The Book Depository
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
Continue reading “Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare”
This month was a whirlwind of revising, college, Easter holidays in which I did hardly any work, reading, watching movies and so much more. I read quite a lot of books this month since I put off revising for basically the whole two week holiday. Next month, my exams start so that’s going to be fun. But before I think about that, let’s talk about what I did this month.
Yes, today I’m going to talk about books that I didn’t like. Yes, there may be books on this list that you love. But what to do? Everyone has some books that they don’t like and I love reading blog posts about books that they don’t like. So, I just thought screw it, let’s talk about some of the books I don’t like. I’m sorry if some of these are your favourites but everyone has their own opinions I guess. Some people hate some of my favourites and I may hate yours so sorry but here are some of the books that I didn’t like.
Today, I’m back with another blog tour post! This time, I’m hosting Danielle Young-Ullman, author of Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined which is the story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams. Doesn’t that just sound perfect? I can’t wait to get around to this one. Music is a big part of this book so for this blog tour, I asked Danielle to comprise her playlist for this book so without further ado, here is Danielle with her playlist.
This month’s post is probably going to be really short and boring because honestly, I did hardly anything except for college work. This is probably the way that these posts are going to be until June so bear with me guys! I’m the worst with stress so exams really do make me into a boring recluse who just works constantly. However, let’s see what I did end up doing this month.