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March Wrap-Up

It’s time to say goodbye to the month of March, and to my final proper term at university. Crazy! I had a pretty good reading month, and seemed to absolutely fly though these books, managing to read 10 books in total.

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Broken Dolls (Jefferson Winter #1) by James Carol 🌟🌟🌟🌟

18216648I used to read a fair few thrillers when I was younger and, having not read one for a while, I definitely forgot how scary they can be.

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Book Discussion: Sex in YA

Even though sex is a part of life, especially the life of a young adult I rarely see it portrayed in young adult fiction. Let’s talk about this shall we?

NA vs. YA

When I look at my bookshelf I see a pretty big divide, almost a chasm really, between YA books and NA books, young-adult and new adult, in case you’re not down with the lingo, which seems strange to me considering they’re not necessarily worlds apart. Maybe, this is just me, and I’m not looking at the right books but NA has become a stand in for books with sex in them, and as a result are contemporary romances, like Christina Lauren and (some) Colleen Hoover books. There is a lot that I could say about NA, but in the interest of being concise I just wanted to clarify that I do see these as two very different genres and I want to focus the discussion on YA in particular. Who knows maybe we’ll save the NA discussion of another day.

Sexy Times in YA

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Book Review: The Red Queen Trilogy by Victoria Aveyard

“Anyone can betray anyone.”

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Sadly, 2017 is the year that will bring an ends to many of may favourite series’ and the Red Queen Trilogy is one.

*I started writing this before I read King’s Cage, when, for whatever reason, I thought this was a trilogy. It’s a quartet. But here’s my review for the first three books anyway!*

** Also, please be careful because although they are reviewed individually, there will be spoilers. For spoiler free reviews check out my February Wrap-Up.**

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Book Tag: Totally Should Have

I’ve always loved book tags, and seeing ReadingwithRendz do this made me really want to too it too, even though it’s taken me a while to get round to it.

1 “Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel”

Waterfall (Teardrop #2) by Lauren Kate

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I don’t understand why this wasn’t a trilogy. Don’t be fooled by the ugly cover, it’s better than it looks.

2 “Totally Should’ve Gotten a Spin-Off Series”

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March TBR

Roll, on March because that means that I’m nearly done with my final year of university. Crazy! I mean, I still have to come back to hand my dissertation in and do my exams, but I’ll be done with actual classes. While I am wrapping up my essays, dissertation, and classes these are the books that I want to read.

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Hardcopy:

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden #3) by Charlaine Harris

22093702This is the last one that I’ve already read in this cosy murder mystery series, and then it’ll be on to the new ones in my Christmas Haul. This time Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden is taking a stab at a career in real estate but gets more than she bargained for when she find a corpse during a showing. Not ideal for the first day on the job. This sparks an investigation surrounding the local estate agents, the slight problem being that her mother owns and estate agents. As usual there is also a light romance a-brewing between Roe and the newly arrived Martain Bacall, to whom Roe was showing the house. I’ve said it before but these books are short, sweet and perfect for a one-day-read if that’s your kind of thing.

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