Review: Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lottie has wanted nothing more since she was a child than to attend Rosewood High. Rosewood is a prestigious high school usually attended by princes, princesses and other children from influential families. When she manages to work her way to a scholarship at the school, Lottie has no that her life is going to change forever

I am an active reader of YA novels, but honestly while reading the first few chapters I did have a moment where I felt like this book really was aimed at younger children/teens and I felt too old to be reading it. However, that changed as I got further through the book. It starts off all teen-sy and young but develops into characters that have to be much older than they actually are. We follow Lottie, at 14 years old, starting at a prestigious high school and finding out she is sharing a room with an actual princess. At the beginning, Lottie is young, naive and seemingly not cut out for life at Rosewood High yet by the end she seems to have aged beyond her years (even though she hasn’t actually gotten any older). Enter Jamie, the new boy. You know the type, good looking, good at everything they do – but is he really just a normal student. Lottie intends to find out.

Whilst I did have reservations about this book, I did love it by the end and would love to be able to read the second book when it is released.

Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced reading copy

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Review: Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Boring Not Things to Know is, as you can probably work out, a book of facts. With a difference. Each and every fact has been hand illustrated.

I am a lover of random facts. I quite often scour the internet for the most obscure fact I can and update my social media with it. I need to scour no more as this book has more than enough facts to keep me going for at least a year, maybe longer.

I never knew there were so many things I could learn about mushrooms. And cats. Lots of cat facts. It was also good to put an official name to my fear of the dentist.
An interesting and informative read.

Thank you to Netgalley and the author for this advanced reading copy.

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Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.
Fantastic.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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Review: Dark Matter

Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch crosses boundaries that I have never read before. I’ve read science fiction but nothing like this.
I struggled with the first 50 or so pages of this book, almost to the point of giving up but I am glad I stuck with it. It does start to pick up as we get further along. It must have done otherwise I wouldn’t have given it 5 stars.

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Review: Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is RealFowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a comical look into the world of parenting, but as ducks. The author has created a normal, human family lifestyle and the issues they face but made all of the characters ducks.
In my opinion, the characters being ducks is neither here nor there, I don’t feel that it adds anything to the issues raised, nor does it take anything away.

Parents everywhere should be able to relate to this.

Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced reading copy

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