Discussion, Fiction, NetGalley, Nope, Problematic

What Really Happened In The Chateau, You Say? – Well… Not Much, Apparently. Le Chateau by Sara Ridout

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★✩✩✩  2 stars I’m a sucker, when it comes to a big, spooky, perhaps haunted house, lost memory and the promise of a mystery. Which is why I was easily sold when I read this blurb (*taken from Goodreads): When Charlotte regains consciousness after an accident, she finds herself living a stranger’s…

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Diversity, Illness, Loved-it, NetGalley, Non-fiction

Can Someone Love Too Much? There’s A Book About That. The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★☆  4 stars I have a weakness for non-fiction that talks about tough topics. I spot a book about disability, being different, diversity, suffering, all that stuff… I click buy. Request. Read. That’s just who I am. Come on, does the cover not already capture you? How could someone love too much? How can there…

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Diversity, Fantasy, Humor, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, NetGalley, Scifi, Urban fantasy

Is There Super Fun Scifi, But Not For Teens? YES. Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley W. Schenck

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars If I were you, I’d just read this book already. But stick around, if you want to find out why. So let’s ignore the somewhat tacky cover for a bit. (I’m glad I can look past the cover. I’m better than that! But I know that I nearly didn’t click…

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Loved-it, Memoirs, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

A Rock’n’roll Memoir About Learning To Love Yourself Dear Reflection by Jessica Bell

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars Emotional review coming up. Get your napkins ready! When I requested this title, I was excited, because hey – a rock’n’roll teens memoir? Written by someone whose parents were actually musicians, bohemians? Man, that sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to read that? Then when I let it sit for…

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Illness, Loved-it, NetGalley, Non-fiction, Women's

Why were they called The Girls With Radioactive Bones? The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore

You might wonder who The Radium Girls were…. They were called The Girls With Radioactive Bones. There were newspaper headlines such as ‘Living Dead’ Win In Court’ about them. And all that – almost a hundred years ago. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars I’m going to tell you a very painful, sad, but strong story of fighting for…

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Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Other-cultures, Women's

A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane sounds like just another pretty name, when you first spot it. It brings promise, as does the author’s well-known name, Lisa See. A promise of secrets, twilight and fantastic cultures it might take you too. I’m going to tell you that it delivers. Brace yourselves…

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Fiction, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, NetGalley

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Fun, nerdy, relatable and yet shocking - a tale of being a teen in the 80's

Back to the blog and so long to the unannounced, unplanned hiatus. Or rather, I hope so? Like some of you might have noticed, or at least my egoistic and attention craving little blogger-self hopes you have, I have been away from blogging for at least two weeks. A good, solid fortnight. And none the wiser, cause it wasn’t planned and I…

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