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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

THUG. Oi. There are no words. “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil… Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Is it weird to review something so old and classic? Northern Lights can’t be a classic because that would make me old. So I’m just going to review it as normal and move on with my life. All good? Good. “Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at… Continue reading Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

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Book Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”   Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare… Continue reading Book Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

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Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

Welcome back to Classic’s Corner, today we’re going to be talking about conch shells, beasts and non existent cannibalism. Where did this shared hallucination come from, that Lord of the Flies is about a group of kids who end up killing and eating each other? Literally everyone I’ve told I was reading Lord of the… Continue reading Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

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Book Review: Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas! You have no idea how excited I was about this book. I mean seriously, I got sent a proof copy at work and I scared some people with my enthusiasm. This is the level of excitement we’re talking about here. Eeeeek! And now the official release date draws near and I can finally review… Continue reading Book Review: Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers

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Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

Sequel time! Y’all know how much I love V.E.Schwab, Vicious is one of my favourite books ever and I really enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic, let’s dive in to A Gathering of Shadows! “It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard.… Continue reading Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

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Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

It’s April and here we are again, we’ve finally come full circle and arrived back at Classic’s Corner! Proud of me? What do you mean “no”? Pffft. ‘One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne