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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

October 9, 2019
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

The second book of the Lunar Chronicles might be my favourite, so far anyway. Scarlet was the reason I picked up this series as I planned to use it for my dissertation with it containing Red Riding Hood themes and similarities. The bonus was I absolutely loved the book. Just as Cinder was a multiple POV book so too is Scarlet. As well as Cinder and Kai's perspective…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

October 7, 2019
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I'm horrified with myself that I've only just started this series. I've had people recommending it for years and for some ridiculous reason I never picked it up. I think the blame lies on the years of the 'Jar of Shame' that helped me pick my next read. Since I've got rid of that I've been reading so much more. Where to start. Basically, Cinder is a cyborg.…

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This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

September 12, 2019
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This Cruel Design had everything I loved from the first novel This Mortal Coil (review here) and more besides. The characters I'd got to know and love were further developed in This Cruel Design and also questioned which I loved. There was never a moment of¬†surety with anyone which made for such an exciting dynamic. Cole and Catrina's relationship remained my favourite part of the novel. I can't…

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Once & Future* by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

July 1, 2019
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Firstly, a huge thank you to Rock the Boat for sending over a copy of Once & Future for me to review. This book has every kind of representation you could think of from the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. Okay, well most areas are represented by a character and are otherwise explicitly discussed. I felt that the representation was incredibly sweet and sensitive though, as I'm not a member of…