The Weight of the Stars (soft, sweet queer girls & space) — Kayla Ancrum

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TITLE: The Weight of the Stars
AUTHOR: K. Ancrum
RELEASE DATE: March 19th, 2019
GENRE: Sci-fi
AGE RANGE: YA

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All Ryann wants is to travel through space, but that’s not happening for a girl living in a trailer park, taking care of her brother and his baby—so she spends her time befriending the “misfits” at her school and trying to stay out of trouble. When Alexandria shows up, she wants nothing to do with Ryann and her friends, but Ryann’s never been one to back down from a challenge, especially when that challenge is a girl known far and wide for being the only daughter of a famous astronaut who went to space and never came back.

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Old Hollywood Tell-All: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Links:Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | B&N

Review:

It took me some time to get around to reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and then it took me some time to get around to gathering my thoughts on it. What. A. Book. Reading it made me understand why everybody in the book community was so obsessed with this book. At first, I was kind of intimidated to read it because I felt like this was the kind of book I might like and I was scared I won’t. I know, it’s a silly reason not to read it. I absolutely loved this book, I adored it. I was floored by it. I don’t necessarily adore Evelyn herself as much as I admire her despite her flaws and morally ambiguous things she has done.

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IF YOU LIKE THIS BOOK YOU’LL LIKE THIS TV SHOW !

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Hello all !   Today I’m writing a post I’ve been working on for AGES – TV shows to watch if you like certain books. Or, the reverse. If you like these TV shows you’ll like these books!

I have a WHOLE bunch of ideas for this, and I keep adding more and more as I watch more shows and read more books. So for now I’ll do this as part one and if you would like to see a part two, let me know!

Obviously you can’t always find the perfect match, but these are some shows/books I think have similar elements and vibes, and that you will probably like if you enjoy the other.   lets get into it!

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Lets start with an absolute fan favourite – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Most people probably know already that this follows a group of thieves who have to pull…

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Blog Tour – The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl (translated by Don Bartlett)

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What’s it all about?:

The international bestselling godfather of Nordic Noir takes on one of the most horrific periods of modern history, in a stunning standalone thriller…

‘A masterclass in plotting, atmosphere and character that finely balances shocking twists’ The Times

In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Åse, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire.
And yet, twenty-five years later, Falkum shows up in Oslo. He wants to reconnect with his daughter. But where has he been, and what is the real reason for his return? Ester stumbles…

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A Spark of White Fire Review || A Thrilling Space Science Fantasy

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37588503In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Review (e-ARC)

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Book: A Curse So Dark and Lonely  (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1)

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Published By: Bloomsbury

Expected Publication: 29th January (sorry!)

Format: e-book

Bechdel Test: Pass-Harper and Freya talk about their female relatives.

I received this book from Bloomsbury UK through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

As always, thank you to Bloomsbury and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book early, I was really excited to read this one, so it was great to get to read it early.

I was really excited to read this book, I love Beauty and The Beast retellings and I was really interested in this one because it sounded like such a different take on the traditional story. Sadly however, it fell kind of flat for me. It was a kind of weird contemporary/fantasy mix, but there wasn’t enough in the real world to make it contemporary…

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Book Review: Smoke and Mirror by Neil Gaiman

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smoke and mirrorsTitle: Smoke and Mirrors
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Short stories / Fantasy
Date: 2013 (1998)
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Pages: 389
Started: 27th January 2019
Completed: 12th February 2019
Rating: 4/5
Summary: An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. These tales and much more await in this extraordinary book, revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.


American Gods cover Neil Gaiman is an English author known for his novels  American Gods  and  Stardust,  and the comic  Sandman . His first published novel,  Good Omens , was a collaboration with Terry Pratchett.

I have previously reviewed Norse Mythology and I have read American Gods but haven’t reviewed it…

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#Review – #GallowsTreeLane by Kate London (@kate_katelondon) @CorvusBooks @AnneCater

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Seeing as I screwed up my blog tour dates, I am delighted to post my review of ‘Gallowstree Lane’ on my blog tour. Apologies to the author, Corvus Books and RandomThingsTours for my genuine error.

Please don’t let me die. Please don’t.The final words of teenager Spencer Cardoso as he bleeds out on a London street, his life cut short in a single moment of rage.

When a teenage boy steps out of the shadows ofGallowstreeLane and asks a passer-by for help, it’s already too late. His life is bleeding out on the London street.

The murder threatens to derail Operation Perseus, a cover police investigation into theEardsleyBluds, an organised criminal network. Detective Kieran Shaw can’t and won’t allow that to happen. But fifteen-year-old Ryan has other ideas. He’s witnessed the death of his best friend, and now he wants someone to pay…

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Review: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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CW’s: Blood, Violence

Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.

The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

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Review (Spoiler Free!!)

I think we can get it out-of-the-way right now that I totally LOVED Bloodwitch, it certainly lived up to my hype and it was totally worth the long wait to finally read the story…

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