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VIPER (The Isles of Storm & Sorrow #1) - by Bex Hogan

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Published: April 2019 - Hodder and Stroughton.
Genres: Young adult / fantasy / adventure. 
Pages: 382.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Infrequent sexual innuendos / strong violence / strong descriptions of gore and torture. 
Format: ARC paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan SA for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read & reviewed this copy. All thoughts are my own.

He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny. 

Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles. But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake. He's the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne's father. She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves - and perhaps even her life? 

Romanticised Abuse: Passengers (2016 film)


Our goal is to raise awareness and draw attention to romanticised abuse in films, books, etc, in order to fight it
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- This is not only about romanticised abusive relationships. It is about romanticised sexual assault, rape, and harassment, as well.
- Please consider the following statement a trigger warning: this blog series explores and draws attention to themes of abuse in fiction. I will discuss sexual assault, abusive relationships, and rape. I will infrequently explore those topics in depth as the fictional example requires it. Please read on with care. These subjects could be triggering.

LITTLE DARLINGS - by Melanie Golding

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Published: May 2019 - HQ.
Genres: Adult / thriller / mystery.
Pages: 384.
Triggers/Content Advisory: Mild violence / harrowing themes / self harm.
Format: ARC Paperback.
Source: Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball SA for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read & reviewed this copy. All thoughts are my own.

The twins are crying. The twins are hungry.

Lauren is crying. Lauren is exhausted.

Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting...

6 Blogging Mistakes To Avoid


During my early blogging days (way back in 2016) I made a lot of really thoughtless blogging mistakes. The best thing about those mistakes? They taught me something. I'm still learning (obviously) but there have been a few major blogging changes I've made when I realised what I was doing wrong! I hope you find this post interesting.

Monthly Wrap-Up: The One With The Book Sale


Another month is gone and 2019 is speeding by. It's been a good year so far, for me, although the idea of it being April does freak me out a bit. I'll have to start my exams soon, and that's scary. I also really need to get my learner's license. That's utterly terrifying.