Classics book haul! These covers are my favourite and they’re only $10 each online at Dymocks.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books revealed the complete set of new Harry Potter covers today! They’re so beautiful. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite, if you couldn’t tell. They’re published on 1st September in paperback and hardback, and illustrated by Jonny Duddle.
I have a ‘to-read’ pile as massive as my existential crisis.
"McDonald’s, he thought. There is no longer any such thing as a McDonald’s hamburger.
He passed out. When he came round a second later he found he was sobbing for his mother.”
This is the best thing I’ve ever read omg
I’m so tempted to get all of these new Pelicans, but these two were the subjects I’m really interested in.
Also featuring a reading copy from Pushkin Press and A History of Histories by John Burrow, ‘Epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century’.
They’re so beautiful I could cry :’)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
A beautiful novel. Forbidden was brilliantly written with incredibly likeable characters and killing suspense.
Maya and Lochan’s story is as tragic as it is powerful. Both characters were so strong and determined to save their family, I couldn’t help but care deeply for them.
While sometimes their relationship bordered on codependency, their love and respect towards each other was overwhelmingly endearing.
I often found myself worrying so much about their well being and the inevitable consequences of their actions, I truly loved their characters.
The Whitely family was a wonderful element in the novel. Kit, Tiffin and Willa, and the love both Lochan and Maya felt towards them, was incredibly powerful. They care and love each so very much. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel’s emphasis on the power of family love and its power to make individuals stronger.
I don’t have too much to say simply because I am so completely blown away by this novel. I was surprised by how much I cared for the characters and their happiness. My heart was pounding so fast throughout the last hundred or so pages. It’s a very intense reading experience.
This book is not for everyone. Many people will not agree with the story, but for those who aren’t triggered and offended by its content material, I highly, highly recommend this novel.
Fleur finally found a place where my kids can’t reach her. Smart kitty.
My belated treesofreverie’s read-a-thon TBR pile.