Queen of Hearts // Review

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Everybody loves a good Alice in Wonderland retelling, right? Reading about the strangeness, the madness, and an entirely bizarre world filled with bizarre characters should be an incredible experience. So when I picked up Queen of Hearts, a retelling of how the Queen of Hearts became the queen we all know, I was hoping for a slightly mad journey through Wonderland.

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My Favourite Hidden Gems of the Past Two Years

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and Bookish, and is a chance for bloggers to fangirl about books in the form of lists!

This week’s topic is a freebie, and seeing as I missed out on doing last’s week topic, I thought I’d have a stab at it today. So, what were my hidden gems of 2016 and 2015? (I was totally just going to use books from last year, but then I realised most of my reads last year were pretty well-known…)

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before // Review

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I’ve been hearing amazing things about To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before ever since it first popped up in the blogosphere, and that was, what, almost three years ago? Well, I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I know, it took me long enough. But to make up for it, I then read P.S. I Still Love You straight afterwards, so today you’re getting a double review!

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Flawed // Review

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YA is my go-to genre (my blog is definitely evidence for that), but every so often I venture into adult fiction, and one of the authors I love reading is Cecelia Ahern. P.S. I Love You had me crying buckets of tears, so when I heard that she was releasing a YA book, I knew I had to read it.

Flawed is a dystopian, set in a world where people where people are expected to be perfect. Everyone abides by a moral code, and those who fall short are branded “Flawed”. And when I say branded, I mean they’re literally branded to show the rest of the world that they’ve done something wrong. Our main character, Celestine, has always been perfect, but her world completely changes when she breaks a rule and suddenly faces being flawed.

First off, I’ve read a lot of dystopians, so it was going to take a lot to keep me interested. And boy, this book definitely managed it. It had a fantastic world, complex characters, and a hard-hitting message.

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Three Dark Crowns // Review

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I remember reading the blurb for this one long before its release, and thought it sounded amazing. When I saw it at Waterstones, I eagerly picked it up and bought it almost straight away. I mean, it’s a story about three sisters whose only way to the throne is to kill the other two. They’re separated at the age of six and then each is trained in her particular gift, before they’re let loose to kill each other. How great does that sound?

Sadly, my expectations were wildly unfulfilled. Although there were parts that I really liked, most of it just wasn’t what I expected.

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Looking Back: October

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Autumn has arrived, and it’s made me so happy. I love watching the trees change colour and walking around in warm coats and snuggling up in a blanket. Autumn’s the best! Plus autumn means I’ve been back at uni for a month, which has been great (although I’m already super busy with uni work).

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