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Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: YA Fiction My rating: 5/5* Book blurb: Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more- she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s…

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Stacking the Shelves #13

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews- click to find out all about it from the blogger who created it! Once my summer began a month ago, I needed a major wind-down from all the intense books I’d been reading for my degree. So, I headed right down to the YA world and…

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Book Reviews: Pandemonium and Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Having finished the Delirium trilogy, I figured it’d be easier to group the second and third book into one post. Series rating: 4/5* Pandemonium rating: 3/5* Requiem rating: 4/5* Genre: YA, Dystopian fiction Pandemonion blurb: Unflinching, heartbreaking and totally addictive, this novel will push your emotions to the limit. Lena’s been to the very edge.…

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Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  Genre: YA Fiction, Dystopian lit My rating: 4/5* Blurb: They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years suffocated…

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Book Review: Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela

  Book blurb: It is the dawn of the 1950s and from the bustling streets of Khartoum to cosmopolitan Cairo, the sun is setting on the British Empire. Mahmoud, the head of a powerful Sudanese dynasty and married to two very different women, has grand ambitions. But there are tensions between his wives, as one…

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Stacking the Shelves #12

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews- click to find out all about it from the blogger who created it! Over the past couple of months, the books I’ve bought have been largely based on my reading list for university. But a few non-academic-related books have made their way into my bookshelves.…

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Book Review: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

  Thought this might help me memorise some of the six books I need to know for an exam on Tuesday. Allonsy.   Book blurb: First published in 1901, this Australian classic tells the story of sixteen-year-old Sybylla Melvyn. Trapped on her parents’ outback farm, she simultaneously loves the bush life and hates the tough…