Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

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Publisher: Little Island Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Fairytale, feminist,

Blurb:

Tangled tales of earth, salty tales of water

Bewitched retellings of thirteen classic fairy-tales with brave and resilient heroines. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish YA author.

With 13 stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan.

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My Most Anticipated Books of 2018

Another year, another list of amazing books to read. Last year was a great year for young adult books: The Hate U Give, Release, Strange the Dreamer, and Warcross are just a few books I was obsessed with. I have high expectations for this year, especially as I am eagerly awaiting sequels but also because one of my favourite feminist authors (yes, Louise O’Neill of course) is releasing two books this year – a feminist retelling of a classic fairytale and a debut adult novel! In 2017 my Goodreads challenge was 30+ books, and I ended up reading 34 books (not too bad); in 2018 I plan on reading 40+ books. Here is a list of a few books I am most excited to read this year:

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Warcross By Marie Lu

 

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Publisher: Penguin

Publication date: September 12, 2017

Category: YA

Genre: Science fiction, adventure

Blurb:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
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My Favourite Books of 2017

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“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book” – J. K. Rowling.

After realising that I tend to lean towards the same types of books – always from a female perspective or focusing on heterosexual relationships – this year I wanted to read more diverse books that consider race, religion, gender and sexuality. Even though it was never a conscious decision to be selective in what I read, my book choices were predictable. So, this year I made sure to select diverse books (which is something I will be doing from now on not just for 2017) and to be honest, I wasn’t disappointed! 

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: September 7, 2017

Genre: science fiction

Category: YA

Blurb:

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J. Continue reading

Reading Habits Tag

Since this is a new blog (under a year) I am still figuring out what I would like to blog about and how colloquial I want my posts. Recently, I have decided I need more balance between reviews and blog posts, which is why I have decided to do a book tag: reading habits. I have compiled a list of random reading questions and I plan to post more book tags in the future, maybe a books to movies tag? I would also love to read some of your weird and wonderful reading habits in the comments below. Happy reading!

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Release by Patrick Ness

Release

Release by Patrick Ness

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ,

Category: YA

Blurb:

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…
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Books to Read in Autumn 2017

Autumn is the perfect season for reading. The autumnal colours, the weather, a Starbucks pumpkin-spiced latte and snuggling up to a great book is bliss. Now that summer has – unfortunately – ended its time to tackle that pile of books that has – somehow – grew in size (if you know what I mean). With shorter evenings quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of September/October new releases to keep you busy this autumn.

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

 

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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Publisher: Faber Faber

Publication date: May 4, 2017

Genre: Bildungsroman, drama

Category: NA

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An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

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