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Book Review: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *
Title:  Dumplin' Author: Julie Murphy Source: Received from publisher Publisher: Harper Collins  Rating: 4.5/5 stars 






Summary of Dumplin' from Goodreads:
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clo…

The Seven Deadly Sins Tag

So as per on a Friday I do a tag. This week it is the seven deadly sins tag. I was tagged by Zhana from Confessions of an addict and she has a great blog so go check her out. So let's get started with the questions...


 1. Greed - What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
I have a couple of inexpensive books as I have received books for 10p from a library book sale. One of them was a copy of How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. The most expensive is probably my illustrated edition of Harry Potter which is meant to cost £30 although I know my Mum only paid £15 for it for my birthday.  






2. Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Sarah J. Maas- I wouldn't say it is a love/hate relationship but it is a love/over-hyped relationship. I really liked the Assassin's Blade but I thought that Throne of Glass was just meh. I guess I will have to carry on with this series to see...









3. Gluttony - What book have you devoured over and over again with …

Thursday Tracks: History by One Direction

So I know that I run a book blog but I saw this feature on Gone With The Words and thought it would be interesting to tell you about my music tastes with the Thursday Tracks feature. So let's get started...
The song that I am going to talk about this week is...
History by One Direction 

This song is the ultimate feels for all One Direction fan of which I am one. I have liked them since they were on the X-Factor and this song is really good. I have also been feeling in the mood for One Direction recently so here it is, hope you enjoy. 
What is your favourite song this week? Leave it in the comments below. 
See you soon, 
Amy

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

It’s Wednesday so that means that it’s Top 5 Wednesday and this week’s topic is top five books with disappointing eye candy. To find more about Top 5 Wednesday’s you can join the goodreads group and discover the creator of the group Lainey. So let’s get started…

Number 5: Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics 

The cover to this book is very beautiful but I just did not like this book. I am normally put off of horror but this was not that scary it was just a little creepy. I ended up unhauling it, I don't know I guess I was expecting more. 









Number 4: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

The cover to this is really simple but I really like it. However I didn't really like this book at all. I found so many things wrong with this book so...










Number 3: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Like the other two books, the cover for this book is really pretty especially as the cover only has words on it however the book just didn't live up to my expectation…

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten UKYA books

It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a Top Ten Tuesday post. This week's topic is ten UKYA books. The Top Ten Tuesday feature was created by The Broke and the Bookish and more about it can be found here. Let's get started...

Number 10: Solitaire by Alice Oseman 

I read this book last year and it was very enjoyable. It follows Tori and her experiences in Sixth Form. It also deals with being a teenager in the digital age which I highly recommend. 










Number 9: North of Porter by Kirkland Ciccone

I talk about this book a lot on my blog so if you do not know what this book is about, you must be new here. The book explores Porter as he moves to a new town and finds there are many mysteries to it. A great read and one of my favourites of last year. 








Number 8: In Bloom by Matthew Crow

I read this when it first came out and I remember really enjoying it. The book follows Francis who discovers that he has leukaemia and the things that happen after.  











Number 7: Take Back The Skies by …

Wreck This Journal #1

Since the summer I have had a Wreck This Journal after Penguin Platform introduced the "#wreckthissummer" competition. This allowed me to explore the activities in the Wreck This Journal and I found out that I really liked doing it. After the summer, I neglected the journal but in the last couple of weeks I found that I have definitely been more excited to complete it. I thought that because I liked doing it that I would update my progress of the journal although it is a work in progress. If you do not like this post, please let me know in the comments below and I know not to do another one again. So let's get started...

The Cover:


Being a journal, I thought that I would add album covers because they give a sense of the music that I like. Also I thought it would really tumblr and I like that...









The inside page: 


I think one of the tasks was to do something with this page so I tried to made it like the outside cover by the line paper and sticking the wreck this journal writin…

Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

 * I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review*

Title: Maresi Author:Maria Turtschaninoff Source: Received from Publisher Publisher: Pushkin Press Rating: 3.5/5 stars





Summary of Maresi from Goodreads:

Maresi came to the Red Abbey when she was thirteen, in the Hunger Winter. Before then, she had only heard rumours of its existence in secret folk tales. In a world where girls aren't allowed to learn or do as they please, an island inhabited solely by women sounded like a fantasy. But now Maresi is here, and she knows it is real. She is safe.
Then one day Jai tangled fair hair, clothes stiff with dirt, scars on her back arrives on a ship. She has fled to the island to escape terrible danger and unimaginable cruelty. And the men who hurt her will stop at nothing to find her.
Now the women and girls of the Red Abbey must use all their powers and ancient knowledge to combat the forces that wish to destroy them. And Maresi, haunted by her own night…