Showing posts with label ya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ya. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

2017's Top 4 Books (...In The Opinion of Yours Truly)

2017 can't be well and truly dusted off and put back on the shelf* without some input from your favourite Bookish Rebel (moi, ofc,) on the bestest books of the year.




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This is TOTALLY MY OPINION ONLY.

Obviously, I can only pick from books I've read. And within that only books published in 2017.

Even given those rules, there's a bunch of books that I've read that I didn't include - THAT DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T LIKE THEM!!!!

This is basically a snapshot of the stand-outs. There were loooooads of other books I could've included - promise!

(My Anxiety kicks in when I think I might be leaving someone/something out that deserves recognition - does it show?!)



*Ha, shelf? Books? Hehe! XD




Friday, 5 January 2018

Month in Review(s) - December 2017

Decemmmmberrrr!!!!!!!!! Wooo!!! XD (Yes, it's January - but let's face it, I never wrap-up on time.)



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OK, so December for me was actually super-super-hectic, but it came with Christmas at the end, so I really can't be mad at it! Lol.

(I love Christmas. Sooooo much!!!! 😁 )



Thursday, 28 December 2017

Review Time! - Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

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Title: Juliet Takes a Breath

Author: Gabby Rivera

Genre: New Adult/NA,* Contemporary**, LGBTQ+ (and polyamory; with F/F)

*crossover appeal with older Young Adult/YA
**ish

Amazon: UK - USA













Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Everybody's Waiting For the Next Surprise

It's still October so let's continue with the Harry Potter fics! (You know you want to!)




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And this one is actually based around Halloween! With no pumpkin sex! (Man, I've gotten lucky on the lack of pumpkin sex this year! Thank God.)

We have Halloween, Harry Potter, and gay af. Your argument is invalid. Life is wonderful. 😎😇💖




Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Gimme Gimme Some of that Vampire Money, C'mon!

So, we're still in October - so I figure that more Harry Potter is in order.






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We're going further down the fanfiction rabbit hole though, because this week we have a vampire fic.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Pants on Fire

Since we're still in October, and on Friday 13th t'boot, I figured we'd give another roll to the Harry Potter dice.*

If it saves me from the Halloween pumpkin sex fics I kept coming across last year, I'm all for it. (Never search for seasonal fics. Ever. I made that mistake again at Easter... *shudders*)






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*No, I really have no clue where that phrase/analogy came from 😅




Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Because You're Mine

Since it's October - y'know, witchy and spoopy time and all - what's better than some Harry Potter?





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This is a fic I came across about Harry being asexual, and how, yes, he can be ace and still in a relationship with Ginny!

(Because fanfiction is going to save the ever-loving world dammit!!! The future is coming!!!!! *ahem* No, really. I'm fine.)




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Release Day Review!!! - Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman

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Title: Mirror Mirror

Author: Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman


Genre: Young Adult/New Adult (YA with crossover appeal,) contemporary, crime*, LGBTQ+(and gender questioning)(F/F)

*ish


Release Date: 5th October



Amazon: UK - USA







Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Aristotle and Dante Appear In Fanfiction




This week, I've been reading some YA fanfiction.

Most of the fanfiction I read is actually TV/movie-based (maybe because a lot of the fanfiction out there in internet-land is based on TVs and movies stuffs! Lol.)




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I figured I'd read some book-based fics for once. What with this being a book blog and all that jazz.


Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday Fics Fix - You Zigged When You Should've Zagged

One of the most wonderful things about fanfiction is that it asks, again and again, 'What If...?'





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This can mean explorations of anything, from looking at characters in a different light, to alternate universes, to changes of plot-point.


Friday, 14 July 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Fanfiction in Koru Mag

Do you want to read a whooooole magazine issue inspired by fanfiction and fan art and all that jazz, including a fic by your dear darling book nerd (i.e. me)?




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Of course you do! Why in hell's name wouldn't you?!*

*Don't answer that.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Month in Review(s) - June 2017

June was too damned hot here in the UK.

It regularly reached over 28C, & often over 30C. I officially melt at around 23.5C, so I was NOT happy.






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Monday, 26 June 2017

Review Time! - Such a Good Girl by Amanda K Morgan

(Warning: This review contains discussions of child abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse, amongst other such heavy topics.)








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Title: Such a Good Girl


Author: Amanda K Morgan

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Crime*, Thriller* (*ish)

Release Date: 20th June 2017

Amazon: UK - USA







Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Whatcha Gonna Do About It?

Spoiler warning: potential Harry Potter spoilers ahead!


Bringing someone new home to the family is challenging. Now, if that person also fought against you in the recent magic war, it might make things a li'l awkward.




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But like, it'll all work out in the end... right? It's not like you were a Death Eater, and he was The Boy Who Lived or anything... oh. Right. That.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Month in Review(s) - April 2017

(Warning: this post discusses depression, and has brief references to suicidal thoughts.)

April started sh**ty for yours truly - as you'll know if you read my March wrap-up, I've been having depression problems again.

So March wasn't too good, and April started out not too good.





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But I went to the doctor, who put my tablet dose up, and things are starting to look up.

I've only been on this new dose for just over a week... but man, I feel so much better. I hate it that people are so anti-meds. I'm still alive because of those tablets.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Review Time! - Room Empty by Sarah Mussi

(Warning: This post discusses anorexia, addiction, suicide, abuse, and a whole heap of other heavy topics.)


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Title: Room Empty


Author: Sarah Mussi

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance* (M/F,) Crime* (*ish)


Amazon: UK - USA










Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Crossover Time!

One of the things I adore about fanfiction is that you lot (you fangirls, fanboys, and other fanfolks of the world,) aren't afraid to say 'F**k it!' and just smash things into each other!


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Honestly, a lot of the combinations I've seen are just like: HOW DID YOU EVEN THINK OF THAT?!