To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Review


So I finished To Kill A Kingdom earlier this month, and I wanted to sit on it a little bit before I wrote a review, because I wasn't sure if it was as good as I thought it was - but it's certainly held up. This book is tons of fun, and the characters are by far the best thing about this. I do have some problems with the book which keep it from a five stars from me, but overall I really enjoyed so it's earnt four stars.

Lyra is our female protagonist, she is a ruthless siren known as the 'Prince's Bane', and is infamous for killing only princes as she lures them off their ships. She's also the heir to her mother's throne under the waves, and her ambition to take the throne is made very clear from early on. But, she's thrust into the world of Elian by her own mother as a punishment, a prince whose taken up being a pirate in his pastime to avoid the crow, and has a particular delight in murdering sirens - his dream, to kill the Prince's Bane.…

LGBT+ Books On My Radar


So just a quick update first of all, I am very busy with work and studying right now so my blog updates my be a bit sparse (as if they're not already). I'm going to update my blog once a week on a Friday until exam season is done, however this many not always happened due to exams I may have on Friday or if I don't have time to write a complete blog post so please be patient!

But I am updating my blog today and I wanted to talk about LGBT+ books, and whilst there has been so much more of these recently I wanted to make a post about a few I've been eyeing up that I don't think are getting enough attention. 

1. Superior by Jessica Lack

Genres: YA, LGBT, Fantasy

Synopsis: 'A superhero's intern falls in love with a supervillain's apprentice in this star-crossed LGBT YA story from The Book Smugglers.

Here's the thing about being a superhero intern: there's a lot less crime fighting than you think there will be, what with the whole liability issue and…

Graphic Novels I Want To Read


So, a genre I really want to read but never seem to pick up is graphic novels and I know exactly why I do this: graphic novels are bloody expensive. I know a lot of work goes into them, but they are short and really quick to read and most of the time they're shorter than other books at that price, so I find them hard to buy. However, I am going to make a conscience effort to read more graphic novels before the year is up so here is my list of ones I want to read this year:

1. Saga, Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Artist)

Synopsis: 'The smash-hit ongoing epic continues! Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!'

Why I want to read it: I read the first volume to this sometime last year I think, but I'm not entirely sure. Either way I r…

March 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey Everyone!

I know it's been a while, and this is a bit late but honestly I've been so busy. I've just started working in this cafe and I have my exams coming up and now I'm off to Spain for a few days tomorrow - my life never seems to have a break but I'm here now! I really struggled to read anything this month so this is not going to be very long, and because of how my summer is going to be defined by exams I'm not going to post TBRs for a while because I know I won't have much time to read.

1. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

This was the first book I read last month and boy was it a way to start, this is now one of my favourite books and is such a stand out to me. I still can' quite understand why this isn't talked about more because honestly it is amazing, I loved our three protagonist who had such unique voices and really represented girls. I loved the female power and the community shown between girls in this - it really showed what it could ac…

Harry Potter Spell Book Tag!

Hi All!

So I am completely out of any post ideas at the moment - and the ones I do have I can't post yet because I haven't read enough this month (I know I cry too). So today I was looking through goodreads and I stumbled across a link to a Harry Potter Spell Book Tag! It seems to be open to everyone (I wasn't tagged because I have no friends - I cry again), so I thought I would give it a go for today's post! Here is the original blog post this featured and thank you to the blogger who created it!

I just wrote a whole post about exciting spring release so this is really tough for me, I have too many to choose from. If I picked from outside that list I've got to say On The Come Up by Angie Thomas - I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. I can't explain my love for The Hate U Give and now I just want to read everything Angie writes. 

I know not everyone loves this trilogy but…

Recent TV Show Binges #1

1. The End of The F****** World on Netflix

LOVE THIS. Oh my god guys this is the perfect tv show for anyone with British or just generally quite dark humour. I loved the character introduced to us - they're not your ordinary teen TV show characters, and they both the protagonists - Alyssa and James have such great character arcs and I love it. Neither are them are your cookie-cutter characters and the way in which we get to see them unravel and how the show peels back their layers is genius. The actors themselves are incredible, and they are definitely two I will be watching from now on because they had brilliant performances in this. The ending as well is something else, and I have had arguments with people about what actually happened, it's open in a way that's not frustrating and that's really great. Also, the great thing about this is that you can binge this so quickly - the episodes are short and there is only eight of them

2. Salvation on Netflix

Now, I'm goi…

Exciting Spring 2018 YA Releases

1. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Release Date: 20th March 2018

Genres: Contemporary, YA 

Blurb: 'When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.'

Why I want to read it: After reading 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas last year I realised how little I knew about the relationship between the police and the black community within America, furthermore it opened up my eyes to the fact I need to start making a conscience effort to start picking up more diverse book because it's i…