Blog Tour: That Asian Kid (Review)

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Despite his hard work and brains, Jeevan, is doing badly in his GCSE English literature class. His teacher, Mrs Greaves, dislikes him intensely and Jeevan is convinced that he is the victim of racial prejudice. Can he stand up for what’s right? When he comes upon her in the woods outisde school in a compromising situation with another teacher, Jeevan can’t help but film the scene on his phone. With this secret new ammunition at his fingertips – dare he upload it to social media? 

 

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Blog Tour: Bright Burning Stars

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BRIGHT BURNING STARS

by A.K. SMALL

“Bright Burning Stars is the compulsively readable story. I was breathless and battling tears up until the very last stunning turns onstage and beyond. A dazzling, heart-wrenching debut.” — Nova Ren Suma, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Room Away from the Wolves

“The fascinating, competitive ballet world may get the YA novel it deserves with Bright Burning Stars…Pitched as an immersive, propulsive story into the world of ballet, Bright Burning Stars is also notable for the way it tackles sensitive topics such as mental illness and eating disorders.” — EntertainmentWeekly.com

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Blog Tour: Wicked Saints (Book Review)

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“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” – Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

“This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber,New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

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Women’s Fiction Prize Challenge (Part 1)

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Hello, darlings! It’s Marta and I’m back with the post I’ve promised you about Women’s Prize for Fiction. I’ve been oblivious about this award for a huge part of my life (I’m ashamed of it, really), but I thought I’d make up for this by trying to read most of the books on the longlist before the results come up in June.

I’ll update you while I make progress on my TBR – I hope to write a review for each book or at least some mini reviews if I’m going to binge-read them.

There are 16 books on that list, I’ve already read one – Circe by Madeline Miller – you can find my review here. It’s one of my favorite books of all the time, so if the other books on the list are on that level, well… I’m going to be very happy.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I’ve gathered from the blurbs of those books, what my expectations are and maybe I’ll persuade you to read some of the books on the list as well!

Let’s get right into it!

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Book Review: Finding Baba Yaga

 

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Hello, everyone! It’s Marta and I’m back with a book review that I promised you a while ago on a great Russian-inspired novel in verse called Finding Baba Yaga.

★★★★☆

This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn’t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I’ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I’m a bit intimidated by it and Russian literature as a whole. But this book managed to make me very interested in Baba Yaga and I will probably read more books on this mythological figure because of Finding Baba Yaga.

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Why I Haven’t Posted In A While

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Hey, everyone! I’ve pondered on whether I should write this post or not and I’ve decided to do it because you deserve an explanation. I don’t want you to think that I completely gave up on blogging or anything like this!

I decided that I can’t be as active as I’d like due to exams, having to write my thesis and some things related to the community that I’ll touch upon later. I can’t write posts weekly, I don’t have time to comment on other blogs – sometimes I can’t even reply to the ones I get on my blog. The truth is I’ve been going through a blogging burnout for some time now and some aspects made it even worse.

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