Showing posts from October, 2018

jack of hearts (and other parts): review

✨    My rating:  ★★★★ Publisher:  Penguin Books Published:  7th February 2019 Page count:  368 Reading age:  16+ Genres:  young adult, contemporary, LGBTQ+   ✨ Synopsis ➹ Meet Jack Rothman. He's seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys - sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, 'it could be worse'. He doesn't actually expect that to come true. But after Jack starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he's been getting take a turn for the creepy. Jack's secret admirer knows everything: where he's hanging out, who he's sleeping with, who his mum is dating. They claim they love Jack, but not his unashamedly queer lifestyle. They need him to curb his sexuality, or they'll force him. As the pressure mounts, Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous

dear evan hansen: review

✨    My rating:  ★★★★ Publisher:  Penguin Random House Published:  9th October 2018 Page count:  370 Reading age:  13+ Genres:  young adult, contemporary   ✨ Synopsis ➹ Dear Evan Hansen, Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why... When a letter that was never meant to be seen draws high school senior Evan Hansen into the Murphy family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to lie he never meant to tell. That the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore. And Connor's wealthy parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his 'closest friend'. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their family, he knows that what he's doing may not be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacit

books i read in september 💫

I can’t really believe I managed to get through so many books in September, considering it was my first month at college and I’ve been ruthlessly crushed to a very flat, very stressed pancake by all the assignments I’ve had. But as we all know, escapes from the burden of reality come in no better form than a good book, and luckily I read many of those. I also was lucky enough to be invited to a #DrinkYA event by Trapeze Books to celebrate the release of Hank Green’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. It was such a lovely experience meeting so many like-minded bookish people and fellow bloggers, the highlight of course being an exclusive video message from Hank himself reading a never-before-heard chapter of his book - which, by the way, sounded amazing and I am so incredibly excited to get around to reading it in the next couple of months. ❇ No. of books read: 9 ❇ Pages read: 2932 ❇ Genres: 5 fantasy, 3 contemporary, 1 classic Harry Potter &