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Sophie and Suze's Review Challenge

If you follow me on either Twitter or Goodreads, you’ll know I love nothing more than snuggling up with a good book on a night. The only problem is, I enjoy reading so much that as soon as I turn the final page of one book, I’m bending back the spine of the next novel I want to delve into, and my reviews take a backseat. Unfortunately, this has resulted in me having a huuuuge backlog of reviews to write up and post. Dang! Fortunately, I follow Suze and Sophie, and they set up a review challenge to catch up…

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Book Review: A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin

★★★★☆ I have just finished the second installment in the A Song of Ice and Fire, and it’s left me wanting to read the next one straight away (though it will have to wait until I’m back from Ibiza!!). The character development in this book is really incredible. I grew to dislike those I didn’t have much of an opinion of, began to like those I wasn’t too keen on, and fell completely in love with the characters I was already fond of. Tyrion: I loved Tyrion in the first book, and I love him even more in the second.…

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Book Review: The Bailey Game – Celia Rees

 ★★★★★ The Bailey Game explores the terrifying effects of childhood bullying through the eyes of a child who witnesses it happen. We see the story unfold from Alex’s point of view. She’s seen the extremes bullying drove a previous school student, Michael Bailey, to, and when she watches a new girl Lauren experience the same nasty taunts, she decides to step in this time. She can’t deal with the guilt of what happened to Michael Bailey all over again… “What was it about him that had made them hate him so much? Had he really been that different from other…

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Book Review: Dead Hungry – Louis Arata

★★★★☆ I was a very lucky girl (again!) and won this book in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway. 🙂 Be warned: I plan on using some slightly gruesome gifs in this review! Dead Hungry is a gruesome, carnivorous, action packed story. Civilization is essentially falling apart as waves of people are developing a strong appetite for human flesh, whether it comes from morgues, graves or simply the injured. We follow a collection of students and learn how they individually cope with family, friends and loved ones either acquiring a taste for flesh and becoming what are known as Ghouls, or…

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Book Review: The Maze Runner – James Dashner

★★★★☆ “You ready or not?” Thomas looked at Minho, matched his suddenly hard gaze. “I’m ready.” “Then let’s go runnin’!” The Maze Runner centres on the story of Thomas, who finds himself in an unnerving place called the Glade with no idea who he is, where he’s come from or why he’s been sent there. He finds himself amongst a group of boys who have all started in the same situation – they’ve been flung into an enclosed and daunting scenario with no recollection of their lives outside this world. For the past two years these Gladers have spent their…

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Book Review: Angelfall – Susan Ee

★★★★★ I was very lucky (and I do mean very lucky) to win this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. “I never thought about it before, but I’m proud to be human. We’re ever so flawed. We’re frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I’m proud to be a Daughter of Man.” Before I even start with a brief overview of what the book is about, how it made me feel, the characters I liked, etc etc, I just need to say how amazing this book is. I mean, seriously,…

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Book Review: Milk-Blood – Mark Matthews

Image credit \ edited I will start with a big thank you to Mark Matthews who kindly sent me an electronic copy of Milk-Blood in exchange for an honest review! This is not the sort of book I would normally pick up otherwise and I’m so so glad I got the opportunity to read it. “Milk-blood: The act of extracting heroin-laden blood, for reinjection at a later time. It usually is one’s own blood, but could also be the blood of someone who has just overdosed.. It is done as “insurance” in case one’s heroin supply runs out.” Just the…