Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.
Before, I was a million things. Now I’m only one. The Burned Girl.
Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.
A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal” again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.
But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.
“A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness.” –Stephanie Nielson, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor.
It is 1851 and Mrs Rodd has received an unusual commission: wealthy businessman Jacob Welland is dying of consumption and implores our redoubtable detective to find his beloved brother, whom he has not seen for fifteen years.
Joshua Welland was an Oxford scholar; brilliant, eccentric and desperately poor. Nobody can say exactly when he disappeared from his college, but he took to wandering the countryside and one day simply failed to return. Since then, there have been several sightings of his lonely, ragged figure. Ten years ago a friend spotted him in a gypsy camp, where he was rumoured to be learning great secrets that would one day astound the world.
Mrs Rodd uses her search as an opportunity to reconnect with a couple from her past, but then a violent murder is committed and Scotland Yard are called to investigate. Mrs Rodd’s old friend Inspector Blackbeard doesn’t want to hear any nonsense about gypsies or secrets, but Mrs Rodd is convinced that something very sinister is lurking in this peaceful landscape.
Continue reading “A Wonderful Mystery – The Perfect Companion for Those Cozy Winter Afternoons | ARC Review: Laetitia Rodd and the Case of the Wandering Scholar (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery #2) by Kate Saunders”
CONSTELLATION OF ROSES, an emotional and heartwarming coming of age standalone from Miranda Asebedo is available now – check out my review, a little sneak peak + an amazing INTERNATIONAL giveaway and don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of this unique novel!
You can check out other amazing Bloggers/Bookstagrammers for their reviews and post for this brilliant novel on THIS LINK – Hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club ❤
Continue reading “An Emotional & Heartbreaking Coming Of Age YA Novel That Stays With You Long After The Book is Finished! |Blog Tour – Review + Excerpt & INTL Giveaway: A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo”
October has long been considered the spooky month of the year – so it would be natural to pick up some nice, spooky reads that would be perfect for the month; but when have I ever done anything that’s considered “normal”? *grins*
Also, remind me why did I believe it would be a good decision to start off studying for a whole new degree that, although maybe connected to my field of work, but is still new to me; WHILE I am also working? *facepalm*
Hence, the reason why I couldn’t read a whole lot of *physical* books this month (& before you say so; I don’t discriminate between physical and e-books; I just LOVE physical books more!)– and why the list of these favourites are all over the genre spectre! But I enjoyed all of them, nevertheless & I recommend them fully, if these are the books you love!
Just like always, PLEASE PLEASE do not hesitate to talk to about me your favourite reads of this past month – don’t listen to my overflowing TBR shelf; it can handle a lot more than it says it can 😉 Continue reading “The Month Where Genres Didn’t Matter – Monthly Favourites of October <3”
My Bare Lady, a funny and heartwarming romantic comedy standalone from Piper Sheldon and Smartypants Romance is available now – check out my review and don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of this unique and charming romance!
Continue reading “An Exceptionally Charming Romance that Teaches us the Lesson to “Never Judge a Book by its Cover!”: Blog Tour – Review + Excerpt: My Bare Lady (Scorned Women’s Society #1) by Piper Sheldon”
Fifteen-year-old Simran “Simi” Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the “gift.”
But Simi is an artist, and she doesn’t want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah’s social status. Armed with her family’s ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking service-via an app, of course.
But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys’ soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.
No Whisk, No Reward, an all new romantic comedy with twists and turns from Ellie Kay, is available now!
Check out my review and a little excerpt on the blog today and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Tracking Tahlula, an all-new friends-to-lovers standalone romance from Freya Barker, is available now – Check out an amazing giveaway to celebrate the release on this post along with my review on the blog today ❤
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“Fans of swoony love stories with strong female leads putting alpha males in their place will adore this book!”- Katie Ashley, New York Times bestselling author
Prose Before Bros, an all-new opposites attract romance from Cathy Yardley, is available now! Check out my review and a little excerpt on the blog today and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Continue reading “A Unique Romance Between a Librarian and a Biker is Nothing Short of an Emotional Experience ❤ | Blog Tour – Review & Excerpt: Prose Before Bros (Green Valley Library #3) by Cathy Yardly”