believe in yourself / I was born for this review

​TITLE:  I was born for this AUTHOR: Alice Oseman RATING: ★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: injuries and panic attacks WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HarperCollinsNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Contemporary For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by... Continue Reading →

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A stand-up novel about important topics // THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF OKAY REVIEW

TITLE:  The Exact Opposite of Okay AUTHOR: Laura Stevens RATING: ★★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: Slut shaming, revenge porn. WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HardieGrant AUS sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Contemporary Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school... Continue Reading →

A strong voice but not the one for me / LIGHT FILTERS IN REVIEW

​TITLE:  Light Filters In AUTHOR: Caroline Kaufman RATING: ★★.5 TRIGGER WARNING: abusive relationships, self-harm and depression WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HarperCollinsNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Poetry In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece... Continue Reading →

happy release day // A thousand perfect notes review

TITLE:  A Thousand Perfect Notes AUTHOR: C.G Drews RATING: ★★★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: Poverty, violence, major injury, verbal abuse, fantasizing of suicide and self harm. WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HachetteNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Contemporary   An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent... Continue Reading →

an important topic, but… / BOY ERASED REVIEW

​TITLE:  Boy Erased AUTHOR: Garrad Conley RATING: ★★.5 TRIGGER WARNING: multiple people going through ex gay camps, people having their way of thinking and life changed, and for suicidal ideation. WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HarperCollinsNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Non Fiction The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church... Continue Reading →

a moving novel // THE POET X REVIEW

​TITLE:  The Poet X AUTHOR: Elizabeth Acevedo RATING: ★★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: a lot of strict religious people and talks. WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HarperCollinsNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: A contemporary told in poems. Contemporary/Poetry   A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her... Continue Reading →

a slow but steady fantasy // MARKSWOMAN REVIEW

​TITLE:  Markswoman AUTHOR: Rati Mehrotra RATING: ★★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: none that i can think of, but please let me know WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: HarperCollinsNZ sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Dystopian   Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite... Continue Reading →

The Disturbed Girls Dictionary Review

​TITLE:  The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary AUTHOR: NoNieqa Ramos RATING: ★★★ TRIGGER WARNING: Poverty and a Family being ripped apart. WHERE DID I RECEIVE THIS?: WalkerBooksAUS sent this to me in exchange for an honest review! GENRE: Contemporary Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't... Continue Reading →

I’m just tired

Hey guys this place has been a little dead for a while and I feel like I owe you guys an explanation, because sadly, I think it might stay pretty dead for another few weeks. For those whom are new, or are our of the loop, hi I'm Sarah and I'm currently studying to receive... Continue Reading →

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