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Book Review ‘Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)’ ~ L.C. Rosen

9780241365014Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen

Publication Date: February 19th 2019

Publisher: Penguin

Blurb: ‘My first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it’s going to be weird for everyone’s first time, though.’

Jack Rothman is seventeen. A solid student with a talent for art, he likes partying, makeup and boys. Sometimes all at the same time. His active, unashamed sex life makes him a red hot topic for the high school gossip machine, but Jack doesn’t really care too much about what the crowd is saying about him. His mantra is: ‘It could be worse.’

And then it is.

When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for his best friend’s website, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters. His ‘admirer’ is obsessed with Jack – they know who he’s hanging out with, who he’s sleeping with, who his mum is dating. And while they say they love Jack, they don’t love his lifestyle. They want him to curb his sexuality and personality. And if he won’t, they will force him.

As his stalker starts to ratchet up the pressure, it’s up to Jack and his friends to uncover their identity, before their love becomes genuinely dangerous.

★/5

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Unboxings

Unboxing The YA Chronicles ~ Save The Galaxy

When I get book boxes either a) I ask for them for birthdays/Christmas or b) treat myself to one occasionally if I’m 99% sure of what book will be included!

For The YA Chronicles December ‘Save the Galaxy’ box it was option b. and I was not disappointed because not only was the book what I thought it was but it come which such cute goodies.

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Included in the box:

~ The Disasters by M.K. England, I’m so excited for this book, gays in space! And that cover!! As well as an author letter.
~ ‘Fail Class of 2194’ candle by Novel Scents & Co, inspired by the book – it smells so good I could do a heckin’ nom. Wild flower, honey and a dash of sugar and spice.
~ Red Rising inspired tea by Oriandle. Black tea with orange, hibiscus and clove
~ ‘I need more space’ tote bag designed by UltraVioletPrints – can a gal ever have enough tote bags? I think not!
~ An astronaut USB reading light – I love this so much, so cute!
~ The bookmark of the month – and I can’t get over that design.

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Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday…Death Prefers Blondes

39073399Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

Publication Date: January 29th 2019

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Blurb: Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. In and out of disguise, she’s in all the headlines.

But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Overnight, everything she’s ever counted on is put at risk. Backs against the wall, the resourceful thieves must draw on their special skills to survive. But can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune? Or will a mounting sea of troubles end them — for good?

Welcome to a brand new year! I hope everyone had a lovely and safe New Year, however you celebrate or don’t!

I’m diving straight back into things with my very first instalment of Waiting on Wednesday in 2019 with Death Prefers Blondes!

I thoroughly enjoyed both Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit so I’ve been anticipating Death Prefers Blondes for Roehrig’s writing alone but add that cover and blurb and the excitement is real 😍😍  The wait is almost over but I still can’t wait because this is going to be a riot!

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Book Reviews

Book Review ‘Runebreaker’ ~ Alex R. Kahler

RunebreakerRunebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

Publication Date: 22 October 2018

Publisher: HQ Young Adult

Series: Runebinder Chronicles #2

Blurb: MAGIC IS SIN.

Aidan desires only one thing: to rule. Arrogant, headstrong and driven by the element of Fire, he will stop at nothing to bring the evil Howls that destroyed Scotland to their knees. But Fire is a treacherous element, and the very magic that brought him to power could burn his world to ash.
Especially with the blood of his fellow Hunters on his hands.
Driven by a bloodlust he can’t control and dark whispers that may not be entirely in his head, he and his magic-eschewing friend Kianna will do whatever it takes to liberate their broken world. Even at the riskk of confronting the Church. Even at the risk of losing his humanity.
But power isn’t the only thing on Aidan’s mind. He’s falling for the intoxicating Tomas, an incubus who offers everything Aidan desires. For a price.
And if that price burns down the world, well…Aidan is used to playing with Fire.

★★★★☆(4.5)/5

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Book Review ‘Black Wings Beating’ ~ Alex London

36949994Black Wings Beating by Alex London

Publication Date: September 25th 2018

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)

Series: Skybound #1

Australian RRP: $24.99

Blurb: The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer–while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he’s long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother’s future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

★★★☆(3.5)/5

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