I ADORED EMERGENCY CONTACT’S SWEET DIGITAL ROMANCE

“Romance was volatile, and if they came out of it with less than they had going in, she would be devastated.”

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Title: Emergency Contact
Author: Mary H.K. Choi
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: eARC
Source: Netgally
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
GOODREADS

Emergency Contact was one of those books that bought an interesting array of mixed reviews upon its release. Despite the fact that I’m not a huge contemporary reader, picking up a YA contemporary every now and again for a lighter read feels very homey.

I can happily say, Emergency Contact does just the trick. But it’s accompanied with important elements that heighten this story from your average fluffy YA contemporary to an honest young adult story about flawed characters.

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NEVER CONTENDED THINGS BY SARAH PORTER

39863312.jpg“It’s only for people who don’t make sense anywhere else. Like us.”

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Title: Never Contended Things
Author: Sarah Porter
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Faeries
Publication Date: March 19th 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Star Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Never-Contented Things was supposed to be serving me cruel and deliciously evil fairy-goodness. How can you not interpret that given the cover and blurb that tells me it’s unrelentingly cruel?! Yet, what I actually got was a convoluted story about two incestuous foster siblings, in what read like a poorly plotted episode of Riverdale – severely scarce of faeries.  Continue reading “NEVER CONTENDED THINGS BY SARAH PORTER”

OUTRUN THE WIND BY ELIZABETH TAMMI

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“I made it here. I will show them what my name means.”

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Title: Outrun the Wind
Author: Elizabeth Tammi
Series or Standalone: Standalone (for now, according to the author.)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Greek Mythology
Publication Date: November 27th 2018
Publisher: Flux
Format: eArc
Source: Netgally
Star Rating: ★★☆☆☆
GOODREADS

Outrun the Wind begin on the premise of a hunt; it is fast paced, intense and is positively exciting. However, it shortly looses this momentum following the first couple of chapters and falls into a sluggish narrative, largely driven by prose and the woes of palace life. After a promising opening scene what follows is a slow paced, unimaginative fantasy novel that is quite frankly boring.

Outrun the Wind is set in a fantasy world inspired by Greek mythology. Told in dual perspective we follow Kahina and Atalanta – a huntress of the goddess Artemis and a lost princess respectively.  Kahina is trying to earn back Artemis’ favour by attempting to complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia. It’s here that her fate collides with Atalanta, who is running away from a disastrous quest. As Kahina’s connection with Atalanta deepens she finds herself straying from the rules of being a huntress, by helping her devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage. But when the men responsible for the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.

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LARGEST BOOKS ON MY TBR

#TomeToppleReadathon is making a resurrection mid-November, so this week I’m looking at the big books on my TBR shelf that I can get too. The only rule being they must be at least 500 pages long!

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GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE BY NATASHA NGAN

34433755.jpg“I know what it means to dream about the past. To dream about things you have loved, and lost.”

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Series or Standalone: Series (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
Publication Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Format: eArc
Source: Netgally
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
GOODREADS

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CHARACTERS I’D COSPLAY

In honour of Halloween here’s a list of the characters that I desperately need an excuse to dress up as. Not just as a Halloween costume, but any kind of costume party period!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

As many of you probably know KINGDOM OF ASH is officially out. Whilst this release is a long time coming and deserves it’s celebration and spotlight – let’s not let it overshadow some other great releases that also deserve some attention!
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