Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken | Spoiler Free Review

Title:Infraction (Players Game #2) byinfraction.jpg                                     Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: New Adult Romance

Pages: 278 (KINDLE)

Synopsis

Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.

Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.

Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?

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Cover and Title Reveals; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard!

Hey Guys!

Today’s post is going to be a Cover and Title Reveal from two of my favourite authors; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Both of which I’m sure a bunch of you are excited to see about too?! I officially have to reign my fan girl in to make this a coherent post for you otherwise it would be screams.

First up let’s start with the Title Reveal for Sarah J.Maas’ latest book in the ACOTAR world. This book is going to be bridging the gap between A Court of Wings and Ruin and the next spin-off novels.

Are you ready for the title? I’m not sure you are… Ok if you’re sure.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

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Save to Stack Those Shelves | Free & Cheap Books

Hey Guys and Welcome Back!

Can you believe we are already in November? I can’t!
Time is going by so quickly and I believe the year will be over with a blink of an eye. But in the meantime I want to come at you with some Money Saving posts!

Like me i’m assuming your here because you love books? You probably have an addiction to buying books as well don’t you? Hey no judging I promise. I’m guilty for that addiction. Lately I have been seeing so many good deals across the internet for books and I took to twitter to ask if you would like to see a post on this and some of you said yes. So here we are.
Rather than do a giant post on all the deals I have found, I have decided I will be doing individual posts dedicated to that place so that it’s not a super long post. Considering it’s nearly Christmas I thought this would be another great addition to my blog as we could all use that little bit extra of a saving at Christmas right?

**Please note that obviously I am not sponsored by any of the sites which I am featuring**

Today I am coming to you with Amazon deals!

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Amazon for me is my go to place for buying books. I have Amazon Prime so I love being able to receive my orders the next day. Amazon is also full of amazing deals from super cheap to FREE books. So let’s explore what it has to offer shall we?

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake | Spoiler Free Review

Title: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare BlaketHREE dARK CROWNS
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 421

Synopsis

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall,who’s the scariest of them all? | Top Ten Villains

As Halloween is only 5 days away, I wanted to do a post on my Top Ten Villains and it was actually rather hard to choose because there are few which I thought about but then after really thinking about the series they come from I realised that actually others stand out just a little more in different ways. I haven’t put these in a specific order because I can’t decide who would be my ultimate favourite villain. Here are my Top Ten Villains from Young Adult Series. 

Left to Right – Bellatrix | President Snow | Jeannine Matthews | Umbridge | Amarantha

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WARCROSS by Marie Lu | Spoiler Free Review

Title: WARCROSS by Marie Lu warcross 1.jpg
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Pages: 368

Synopsis

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships – only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

My Review

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Not a Horror Fan? Halloween Inspired Reads

This is my post to my fellow Scaredy-cats. As the countdown has officially started until Halloween and there is only 15 days until the trick and treating begins I wanted to do a post for those of you who are like me and may like Halloween but are easily scared, those who aren’t particularly a fan of horror or anything too scary. So here are some books which feature characters associated with Halloween.

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Mental Health Awareness. | Me, My Anxiety and I.

Hey guys!

Today October 10th, Marks World Mental Health Day and I wanted to do a post dedicated to that as it’s something personal to me. I didn’t have a set plan for today’s post, I just wanted to do whatever came to me this morning. So whilst this may be a jumble of thoughts I just hope that it is somewhat helpful or offers someone a little comfort.

If you have followed my blog for a while you will know that I have Anxiety and have had Depression and I am on antidepressants at the moment. I’ve had anxiety for years, since I was about 11 and I finally got the courage to seek my doctors help when I was 20/21. For 10 years, I struggled with going out the house, staying over anywhere other than my house, some days just leaving the house at all until I finally said to myself ‘you need help’.  I still have bad days, anxiety doesn’t have a magic cure. I WISH. 

For years I’ve believed that I wasn’t normal because of my Anxiety and Depression and in the past few years I have learnt that nobody is normal. What even is normal?
So many people have Mental Health Issues but there is such a stigma out there that says opening up makes you weak or this whole idea that you’re not normal and it’s frustrating. A large number of celebrities have spoken out about their own struggles from Halle Berry, Stormzy, Emma Stone, Zoella, Professor Green, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato. I could spend all day writing names on this post but the big message I want to get across is LOOK at all these celebrities, super successful people who suffer just like me and you. You can do anything you want to, your biggest dream can still come true. It will take time but you can still get there.

As I only have Anxiety and Depression, I can only comment personally on those two aspects of Mental Health Awareness but here are some tips which can be useful regardless.

Write Down Your Feelings. 

Before I sought out professional help, writing down my feelings was a big reliever for my anxiety and depression. Often I felt like my head was going to explode with all these thoughts and I needed a way to relieve that so I picked up some paper and a pen and just started writing. I wrote down everything I was feeling, what I wanted to do in that moment and afterwards I felt better. I often would then destroy that paper by ripping it into tiny shreds and throwing them away telling myself I’m ripping away some of my darkest fears here.

Say Goodbye to Negative People.

This one is a hard one. You could have been friends with this person for years, I had. But they weren’t good for me. The comments they constantly make, the ‘get over it’ remarks and everything else are not something you have to accept. It will be hard but in the long run I can honestly say by cutting out those negative people, I am SO much happier. I don’t worry half as much as I did about what people think of me because I don’t have that person (who I thought was a friend) in my ear telling me to ‘go and change because you’re not wearing that.’

Saying NO is ok.

If you don’t want to go out and do something you can say NO. You are allowed to say no, you don’t have to force yourself to do anything because your friends may call you boring. Being comfortable with where you are is the main priority.

Everyone’s mental health journey is different.

What works for one person might not work for you. If you are like me and you scour the internet, blogs and YouTube looking for people who speak out about their own mental health issues for book recommendations, tips to relieve your stress and anxiety just remember that those tips might not work for you. Everyone is different, everyone has different triggers so what might work for one person might not work the same for you and that doesn’t mean something is wrong with you (something I felt) it means you just need to find something else which will work. Don’t be disheartened. Sadly there isn’t a magic cure, it is a journey.

Other helpful posts to check out

I have previously spoken about my Anxiety Journey before on my blog, please find these posts as follows if you wish to find out more, find tips or just read my rants about life with anxiety. Anxiety Rant| When things get rough. | Tips to help relieve your Anxiety. | Anxiety – My Story.

My lovely friend Michelle over at Book Adventures has also recently done some posts regarding Mental Health Awareness where she shared some book recommendations which feature characters with different Mental Health issues. Be sure to check out her posts; Mental Health Awareness Book Recommendations Part One | Part TWO

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You are not alone.

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University Reading List – Masters in English.

Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to do a post inspired by the lovely Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club.

The other day Izzi did a post on her University Reading List for her Second Year of University as she studies English Literature.  You can find her post here.
Having studied English Literature at university myself I have always loved to see what other students are studying on their units and I actively try to find posts and videos on University Reading Haul’s quite often. I recently started my Masters in English Literature this week and after seeing Izzi’s post I decided I would love to do a post on the books which I am going to be studying this term. So I hope you don’t mind me stealing your idea Izzi!

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