“Night Triumphant”

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

This is not a blog post discussing the lack of rep in Sarah’s books, and I’m not going to discuss whether we should be reading problematic books flagged by POC and the LGBT+ community. Personally, I stand by the mantra: If you want to be part of the conversation, then you have to be educated in the source material. But you also need to be aware of harmful tropes and acknowledge when books contain them.

ACOWAR was a step up for Sarah in terms of diversity, but it wasn’t perfect. Do some research, listen to those in minority groups, and be well-read and well-researched in the topics brought up in this series.

The rest of this post will be spoilery, so if you haven’t read ACOWAR yet then I have some brief non-spoiler thoughts in my May reflection. Continue reading

Lessons From Unfiltered

I recently read Unfiltered by Lily Collins and I have to say: I was blown away. I’m not a fan of ‘celebrity’ books but after hearing so many wonderful reviews, I decided to pick Unfiltered up—despite believing that I never would.

And I am SO glad I did. I got heaps out of this book, and adored it equally. I also found out pretty quickly that it wasn’t one of those ‘celebrity’ books. Continue reading

“Thank Dumbledore”

It happened. A new Harry Potter book dropped and the internet went insane. Bookstores brought back midnight release parties, Harry Potter made the evening news, and shops were selling out right, left and everywhere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

This review will contain spoilers. If you want some vague spoiler-free thoughts then head over to my Goodreads. If you want discussion posts on any of the Harry Potter books then you want to go over here.

A few things to take with you BEFORE I launch into spoilers:  Continue reading

“I’m alive, because I bleed.”

“A lily, blue, like her name.” 

This review will contain spoilers for Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

I have reviews for The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves.

If you’re looking for something with vivacious characters, focused plot lines on friendships, and lyrical writing then I can’t recommend these books enough!

(A special thank you to my lovely friend Sidney who posed for this blog post! Thank you also for making me read this series in the first place. You’re literally the best.)

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