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Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abil…

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?

Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?

Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .


Woah it's good.

I read this book in one sitting because I literally couldn't put it down. It's completely addictive and so tense all the way through. I loved seei…

Can't wait to read

As always I've got my eye on a few books this month which I can't wait to add to my TBR pile.

Crosstalk by Connie Willis


In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal - to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don't quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely - in a way far beyond what she signed up for.

It is almost more than she can handle - especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that's only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love - and communication - ar…

Things a Bright Girl can do Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sally Nichols

Today I am so excited to be hosting a stop on the Blog Tour for Things a Bright Girl can do by Sally Nichols. It's been no secret that I loved it and I'm pretty certain it's going to be my favourite read of the year.



Over to Sally for a guest post full of books I now want to read too


Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

'They think I hurt someone.
But I didn't. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.'

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?


As expected from Sarah Crossan this book was beautiful and thoughtful and made me think. This is written in verse and done so beautifully that it just hooks you in from the first page and is one of those books that begs to be read in one sitting. I found myself completely drawn into the story of the brothers and it made my heart ache as I went through the rollercoaster ride of emotions with them.

The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff: The Folio Society Edition

The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff
Introduced by Philip Reeve
Illustrated by Felix Miall