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This Cruel Design (Book 2) – Emily Suvada

Title – This Cruel Design
Author – Emily Suvada
Series: This Mortal Coil
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Here we are for the stunning second in the series. I LOVED this book. Definitely strap yourself in for this roller coaster of plot twists and betrayals. You can read my take on book 1 here.

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These Precious Scars (Book 0.5) – Emily Suvada

Title – These Precious Scars

Author – Emily Suvada

Series: This Mortal Coil

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

I love a short story, especially one that gives us more insight to a world we have grown to love. Here is the prequel story in This Mortal Coil Series, set before book 1 when the Knockout Kids were still just kids.

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This Mortal Coil (Book 1) – Emily Suvada

Title: This Mortal Coil

Author: Emily Suvada

Series: This Mortal Coil

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada was a series that took me by storm. Another gem I found while browsing my local Waterstones bookstore, it fit my need for dystopian YA Sci-Fi after Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa left me in a little bit of a slump. After reading Blood of Eden I found I needed two more things in my life; books with vicious plagues and kick-ass women leads.

This Mortal Coil did not disappoint.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 24

Day 24 – A Book You’ve Wanted to Read for a Long Time But Haven’t

My TBR pile is the length of my arm. Longer. No, really it’s now just turned into a TBR bookcase. It’s getting ridiculous. I’ve actually set myself a resolution for this year of not buying books that I’m not going to read immediately. It’s been going somewhat successfully (kind of).

But one that I’ve wanted to read for a long time (about 3 years now) is actually the second book to a series. I loved the first book so much because it was something so unique for me.

A book that I’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t is Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, book two in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children series.

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The Light of the Fireflies – A Review

Hey guys,

So this is one I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while. I had a few rants to friends just after I read it from the sheer shock and horror that I experienced from reading this book but the themes and plot of the book have finally settled enough in my mind that I can write about it.

*I will make a point to warn you, dear readers, that there are some dark themes present in this book that may be mentioned in this post (abuse, sexual assault) so do be aware and read further at your own discretion.*

Do you ever judge a book by its title or cover? Yep, me too and that is exactly what I did when purchasing this book on my kindle. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen was a book that was on sale on my Kindle a few months ago and I got a little notification on my phone for it. I thought, “why not?”, bought it for myself and I settled in for a nice read. Wow, was I naive? (Honestly, I saw “fireflies” in the title and thought it would be a nice, feel-good kind of book. Have you ever seen Grave of the Fireflies? That should have been my first insight that usually fireflies in titles means you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster).

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