Wednesday, 28 February 2018

♡ Books I Read | January 2018 ♡

Hey guys so damn, once again I have not read in the longest of time. This month luckily I've gotten back into the nick of reading and been reading at least a chapter a day. So in the month of January I managed to finish one book that I have been reading on and off for a little bit of time. So here is the book that I read, as well as the synopsis (Please note that these are always taken from goodreads, and may contain spoilers so if you're wanting to read this book, come back to this blog post after you've read it.) As well as my goodreads rating for them! I will also leave the link to the book within the title (All books will be linked to the book depository, and even though I am an affiliate, all thoughts and opinions are my own).

"The faction - based society that Tris Prior once believed in its shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love."

It's took me ages to read this book series but damn am I glad I finished it. The only downside I would say there is to the book is the ending and even though it was extremely sad and heartbreaking it made the book amazing. I definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves dystopian series, however if you read this series definitely have some tissues next to you!


And that is everything I read in the month of October. I really loved reading this book. Have you got any book recommendations for me to read next? Have you read this book? Did you enjoy this book? What books do you think are like this book? I would love to read your comments down below. Also, if you would like to feel free to add me on  goodreads to keep up with what I'm reading as and when I'm reading it! I accept everyone!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Have a nice day and happy reading!

Yours truly, Lyndsay

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

♡ January Book Haul ♡

Hey guys so in the month of January I bought a total of 5 books. I bought most of these books from a charity shop, so if any of them are a little warm it's because they were pre loved. However, I will be linking all of these back to the book depository (Disclaimer, I am an affiliate with the book depository so I will get a little bit of money for every book bought using my link however I'd still link back to them even if I wasn't because I love their store so much.) as well as leaving the goodreads synopsis for them (This may contain spoilers, so if you're planning on reading any of these books please either skip past them or come back to this blog post after you've read them.) So let's just jump straight into it!

"Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long - lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, amond them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half - truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As the begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels..."

Okay so I saw this in a charity shop and I instantly picked it up. I have actually got the second book in this series "Shadow of night" but when I bought it I didn't realise it was part of a series until I actually tried reading it. Now I'll finally be able to pick up the books and read the series and hopefully I'll love them as much as I thought I was going to.

"Desperation is a deserted mining town in the Nevada desert. It's not a place to visit by choice, and the new happy travelers who are forced to stop there witness the familiar - looking town undergo a terrible transformation. In the struggle between good and evil, sacrifice may be the only answer."

So as you guys probably know by now I love Stephen King. And all I wanna do is make my collection of books by him bigger, however I kind of umped the gun on this one. As I kind of already have it... So I'm going to be taking it back to the charity shop so someone else can love this book as much as I would.

"Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.

James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life - threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street - wise cat."

Okay so I want to watch the movie to this series and also want to read the first book in the series but for the time being this is what they had in the charity store. I'm looking really hard for the first in the series and hopefully I'll be able to watch the movie of it soon as well!

"How far can love endure?

Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other.

But when these distant memories begin to slide into reality, the passion that had lain still is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade."

Okay so I've watched this movie, and this movie had me in a thousand tears. I loved it so much and I've wanted to read the book ever since I found out that it was one. I hope the book is just as good as the movie and I really can't wait to start reading it.

"Is it possible to fully know anyone? Even those we love the most? What tips someone over the edge to commit a crime?

For a Nebraska farmer,t he turning point comes when his wife threatens to sell off the family homestead.

A cozy mystery writer plots a savage revenge after a brutal encounter with a stranger.

Dave Streeter gets the chance to cure himself from illness - if he agrees to impose misery on an old rival.

And Darcy Anderson discovers a box containing her husband's dark and terrifying secrets - he's not the man who keeps his nails short and collects coins. And now he's heading home..."

Once again, I absolutely love Stephen King. I'm always wanting to expand my Stephen King collection. I completely and utterly cannot wait to read this book through and I hope it looks as good as it seems.

And those are the books that I bought in the month of January.If you would like to please feel free to add me on goodreads to keep up with what I'm reading! I accept everyone! Have you read any of the books in this haul? Are you planning on reading them? Do you have any book recommendations? Please leave your comments down below!

Yours truly, Lyndsay

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Monday, 19 February 2018

♡ B&M Mug Haul ♡

Hey guys so I decided to go shopping on Friday because I needed a few items (hair dye, concealer etc) and because I haven't been in B&M for the longest of times I decided to go have a look inside. B&M are currently killing it with their mug game so I decided to get a few of them, especially considering all of them are under £5.00. I ended up buying 5 mugs in total so this is going to be a smallish haul so let's just jump straight into it!

As I have said multiple times before, I really love the unicorn vibes that have been popular lately. This mug is super cute and I love the pastel colours in it. It's definitely a pretty addition to any unicorn lovers out there.

Once again, this is another unicorn mug I absolutely adore. I like that it looks like it's got a confetti design all over the mug and that it's very simple with a tiny bit of added magic.

♡ Enjoy The Little Things Mug | £1.99 ♡

Okay so this mug is actually really big. A lot bigger than it looks in the photo. I love having big mugs of tea so this is absolutely perfect for me. I think the floral design is adorable and really love the calligraphy writing on the mug.

Once again this is another huge mug. This is also super my style. I love the pink and gold together and I'm probably going to be taking this to work so I can enjoy my giant cups of tea there too.

Okay I can see this being my hot chocolate mug for a while. This mug is honestly so pretty and I love that the pastel design is all around it. I'd usually pay a lot more than this for a mug like this so it's well worth the money (Like all of the mugs on this haul)

And those are all the mugs that I bought from B&M. My favourite mug is definitely the enjoy the little things mug. What is yours? Do you have anything you really love from B&Ms? Do you have any of these mugs? Please leave your comments down below!

Yours truly, Lyndsay.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

♡ What I Watched | January 2018 ♡

Hey guys so today is the summary of what I watched in the month of January. We didn't make it to a great start in the new year as I only watched one movie. In this blog post I'm going to be leaving my rating for said movie as well as the IMDB synopsis (This may contain spoilers, but doesn't usually so that's something to keep in mind if you want to watch this movie.) So let's just jump straight into it!

♡ Ghost In The Shell | 2017 ♡

"In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber - enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals."

Okay so just to let you guys know I have done a Short AF Review on this movie, so please go check that out to hear more of my thoughts on this movie (it is, as with all my short AF reviews, completely spoiler free). However I did completely and utterly love this movie, and have watched it again since. It is definitely one of my favourite movies at the moment, and is also one of James's favourite movies. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves anime and/or action.

And as I said before, that is the only movie I watched in the month of January! Have you watched this movie? Did you enjoy it? Have you got any movie recommendations for me? Please let me know in the comments down below!

Yours truly, Lyndsay x

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Monday, 12 February 2018

♡ Short AF Movie Review | La La Land ♡

Hey guys so today I'm going to be doing a Short Af movie review on the movie "La La Land". As always, this review is going to be short and sweet, and as usual, spoiler free. (However there will be the IMDB synopsis in this and they sometimes contain spoilers however usually don't but it's something to keep in mind if you're planning on watching the film.) 

"While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future."

Okay so my guilty pleasure is musicals. I love movies like "The last 5 years" and "The rocky horror picture show". If anyone asks I will completely deny it though. I had a lot of high hopes for this movie because it had so much hype around it. The hype, honestly was so truly worth it. I really loved the way the movie was set out through the seasons and how time seemed to pass the way it was supposed to but in such a short amount of movie time. The songs were beautiful within this movie and I've downloaded the complete album onto my spotify and hope to be downloading it onto my itunes soon as well so I can have it on my speaker at home. The only part of the movie I had a love/hate relationship was the end of the movie and that's because I completely loved what happened because it made complete and utter sense but then I hated the ending because part of it made absolutely no sense. It definitely did make for a great musical number though. I would recommend this to anyone who loves musicals openly or secretly, if not anything else at least listen to the soundtrack because it's an absolute masterpiece.

And that was my short AF movie review for La La Land. I loved this movie and I hope you will do too! Do you have any movies or books that you recommend or want me to do a short AF review on? Have you watched this movie yet? What were your thoughts on it? Please let me know down in the comments down below!

Yours truly, Lyndsay x 

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Friday, 2 February 2018

♡ Books And Movies I'm Excited For | February ♡

Hey guys so it's that time of the month again where I do the books and movies I'm excited for this month. This month this blog post is a little late because I was working all of yesterday. I decided that this month I was going to have a look at the books I liked the look of as well as the authors I liked and I ended up finding quite a few that I wouldn't have picked up. There's only 1 author on this blog post that I've read before on this list. I am excited for 26 books and 2 movies! Please note that ever release date on here comes of goodreads and IMDB, so these could be subject to change or just plain wrong so sorry if they are but I'm still excited for them! In this blog post I'll be sharing the goodreads synopsis on the books, and the IMDB summary of the movies (There may be spoilers in these, so if you see a book you want to read or a movie that you are wanting to watch when it comes out, please skip past them or feel free to read this blog post later on!) as well as my affiliate link to where you can buy the books. (I am affiliated with the book depository but all thoughts and opinions are my own, I would not share a book that I wouldn't like or wouldn't read). So let's just jump straight into the blog post!

6th February

"From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata comes a brilliantly realized sports novel about a hockey player who must discover who he is without the sport that defines him.

Hockey is Conor's life. His whole life. He'll say it himself, he's a hockey beast. It's his dad's whole life too - and Conor is sure that's why his stepmom, Jenny, left. There are very few things Conor and his dad love more than the game, and one of those things is their Doberman, Sinbad. When Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor chooses to put his hockey lessons and practices on hold so they can pay for Sinbad's chemotherapy.

But without hockey to distract him, Conor begins to notice more. Like his dad's crying bouts, and his friend's difficult family life. And then Conor notices one more thing: Without hockey, the one thing that makes him feel special, is he really special at all?"

Okay so if a book has a dog on the cover I'm definitely going to want to have a look at what's it about. When I read the synopsis for this my heart already broke (as I've gone through this twice now myself) and I knew I wanted to find out what happened and how he comes to turns with it. I'm either going to completely love or be completely heartbroken by this book and I can't wait to see which.

"In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital:

Siblings Jason and Alexa have already experienced enough grief for a lifetime, so in this moment of confusion and despair, Alexa hopes that she can look to her brother for support. But a secret Jason has been keeping from his sister threatens to tear the siblings apart... right when they need each other most.

Scott is waiting to hear about his girlfriend, Aimee, who was on a bus with her theater group when the bridge went down. Their relationship has been rocky, but Scott knows that if he can just see Aimee one more time, if she can just make it through this ordeal and he can tell her he loves her, everything will be all right.

And then there's Skyler, whose sister Kate - the sister who is more like a mother, the sister who is basically Skyler's everything - was crossing the bridge when it collapsed. As the minutes tick by without a word from the hospital staff, Skyler is left to wonder how she can possibly move through life without the one person who makes her feel strong when she's at her weakest.

In his riveting, achingly beautiful debut, Richard Lawson guides readers through an emotional and life - changing night as these teens are forced to face the reality of their pasts... and the prospect of very different futures."

This book honestly looks so good. It's drawing me more and more in each time I re read the synopsis. I really want to find out what happens to the people in the crash and what happens to their counter parts and if they survive.

"Del's great - aunt, Kitty, has retired from a life of crime and embarked on a new venture, the B - Team. Although Del works at an animal shelter by day, by night she, her great - aunt and their cohorts, Dino and Ritz, use their criminal skills to right wrongs. In this fun book, the modern - day Robin hoods set out to return a necklace to its rightful owner but along the way discover they've been duped by an imposter who also wants to get her hands on the necklace. The problem is, criminals can't go to the police, even if they are on the side of the good. Del comes up with a new plan, and the B - Team saves the day. Not without a few detours on the way."

So this book looks really funny. I also love mystery books even though I don't tend to read them that often (Because I'm not good with real life gore even though I love Horror books too). I can't wait to get my hands on this and I hope it's as funny as it looks.

"How do you let go of something you've never had?

Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She's transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind.

But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father. No one really knows what happens that day, if it was premeditated or self - defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own.

In a year of firsts - the first year without parents, first love, first heartbreak, and her first taste of freedom - Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go."

Okay so the main reason why I want to read this is because the synopsis has made me really intrigued into what's going to happen to Brooke, and what is going to happen to Brooke's mother. I really want to find out how she manages to get through her mother killing her father and how it'll change her life other than putting her dreams on hold. I hope this is going to be a really gripping novel.

"This novel features comic trivia, a safety superhero, and a super - cool scavenger hunt all over downtown San Diego, as our young hero Stanley Fortinbras grapples with his anxiety - and learns what, exactly, it means to be brave. 

Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia.

It's what he takes comfort in when the world around him gets to be too much. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through.

Help is what he needs, because Stanley's entered Trivia Quest - a giant comics - trivia treasure hunt - to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to comic fest, and win back his ex - best friend. Partnered with his fearless new neighbor Liberty, Stanley faces his most epic, overhwhelming, challenging day ever.

What would John Lockdown do?

Stanley's about to find out."

Okay so the reason I liked the look of the book is because the artwork for it looked so familiar. It turns out it is familiar! Steve Wolfhard is one of the people who draws for Adventure time which is one of my favourite cartoons right now! However, even if he wasn't the illustrator for this book I think I'd still read it because I love "comic geekery" based books (It's why I love Ernest Cline so much!). I can't wait to get my hands on this book and I'm pretty sure Jamie is going to want to read this one too!

*Trigger Warning - Suicide and Death*

"A Compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death - an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship.

Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self - portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photography turns out to be startingly gorgeous, the best work of art she's every made. It's an image that could change her life... if she lets it.

But the decision to show the photograph is not easy. The boy is her neighbor's son, and the tragedy brings all the building's residents together. It especially unites Lu with his beautiful grieving mother, Kate. As the two forge an intense bond based on sympathy, loneliness, and budding attraction, Lu feels increasingly unsettled and guilty, torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love.

Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self - Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon."

Okay so please don't read this book if suicide is triggering to you. I'm serious please please please do not read this book. The reason I'm wanting to read this book is because the answer to whether she should publish the picture or not should be a really simple one, no. I want to make sure she says no and see what happens within the book. I hope she says no, we'll just have to wait and see.

"An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex fiance has just become the president of her college - and her new boss - in this whip - smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English Professor in California, she's determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she's got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She's in. But then Adam Martinez - her first love and ex - fiance - shows up as the college's new president.

Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she's got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college's insanely hot writer - in - residence. But no matter where she turns, there's Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long - buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.

Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen's classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past... and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all."

Half of me wants to think that this is going to be a really funny rom com and they end up back together and half of me wants to think she tells him to shove everything and comes out of this as a strong and powerful woman. I don't really know what makes me want to read this more, but all I know is that I do want to read it and want to find out what happens in this story.

"Rain is a homeless teen living with her father in the woods outside Seattle, near a community of other homeless people called the Winterfolk. She finds safety and sanctuary in this hidden world - until the day that safety is shattered when she learns the city plans to clear the woods of everyone who lives there. Now she's forced to confront Seattle, which is full of strange sights, sounds, people - and memories."

I think this book is going to be amazing to pointing out the flaws of a class system. I really can't wait to delve into this book and find out what happens to Rain and the Winterfolk, and how the situation they're in is going to change things.

"Obviously I'm not what most people would describe as happy. But that has nothing to do with anything. Happiness is not a priority. Survival is.

Alvie Fitz doesn't fit in, and she doesn't care. She's spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers. Adjust, adapt. Pretend to be normal. It sounds so easy.

If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she'll be legally emancipated. Free. But if she fails she'll become a ward of the state and be sent back to the group home.

All she wants is to be left alone to spend time with her friend, Chance, the one - winged hawk at the Zoo where she works. She can bide her time with him until her emancipation. Humans are overrated anyway. Then she meets Stanley, a boy who might be even stranger than she is - a boy who walks with a cane, who turns up every day with a new injury, whose body seems to be as fragile as glass. Without even meaning to, she finds herself getting close to him. But Alvie remembers what happened to the last person she truly cared about.

Her past stalks her with every step, and it has sharp teeth. But if she can find the strength to face the enemy inside her, maybe she'll have a chance at happiness after all."

I really want to see what happens between Alvie and Stanley, and how Alvie is able to deal with her struggles. I'd love to see if Stanley brings out the best in Alvie or if it makes her worst? I hope he brings out the best in her and I really want to see how their friendship progresses.

"With the imagination of a writer and the eye of an artist, Michael Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tackroom while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. They loved and acquired cats - a habit written about previously in their book, Cat People - and the few in residence at this time would serve as inspiration for the drawings. These are no ordinary cat illustrations, though. Korda's cats read newspapers and books; go ice skating in the small country town where they live; comfort Margaret's horse, Monty, after a stressful vet visit; sell fried mice at the Farmer's Market, and undertake (on paper, at least) whatever fanciful endeavors their keeper conjures up. The result is a collection of magical pieces, filled with joy, that represent a year in the life of a couple in love with one another, and certainly with their cats."

I think this would honestly be the cutest coffee table book that guests could pick up and have a look through. I will most definitely be buying this and I'll also be reading this myself but I absolutely want this and I'll be leaving it on the bedside table of my spare room for people visiting to flip through (soon as I don't have a coffee table).

"A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read it;s mind and fathom it's heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them."

Once again the reason I looked at the synopsis for this book was due to the dog. I swear to god dogs are too pure for this world. This book looks incredible heart wrenching and I really want to read this. I need it in my life.

8th February

"Two people. One love story. A million possibilities.

They're soulmates.

Ivy and Abe were inseparable as children until an accident tore them apart. Several decades later, when both are in their seventies, a chance encounter reunites them. But time is not on their side.

What if they'd met in a different time and place?

In another life, Ivy and Abe meets in their forties, when both are married already. Unable to resist the attraction between them, they embark on a passionate affair.

In yet another, they marry young, with a bright future ahead of them - only for a dark shadow to threaten their happiness.

Throughout various incarnations of their lives, they come together and go their separate ways, fall in and out of love, make or break promises.

In every universe, Ivy and Abe are meant to meet. But are they meant to be?"

Okay so I love the idea for this book, but I don't quite understand if it's the two seventy year old versions of them imagining this, or actual reincarnation. Either way I really can't wait to find out. This sounds like a cute romance novel and I hope they're in for a happy ending!

"When I was wild, you were steady...
Now you are wild - What am I?

Eden Mckinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight - A best friend. So it's a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.

Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie's location, and that's the way it has to stay. There's no way she's betraying her best friend. Not even when she's faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.

As the days pass and things begin to unravel. Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself."

The reason I looked at this is because I loved how bright and beautiful the book cover was (and yes I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but no, I can't help myself.). I'm really glad I did because this book seems so interesting and is something I definitely would have questioned slightly myself if I was in that sort of situation when I was 14 - 15. I hope Eden does the right thing and tells someone where Bonnie's hiding but I also want to see what leads her to do so, or not to do so.

"Lily wakes up one crisp Sunday morning on the side of the road. She has no idea how she got there. It is all very peaceful, and very beautiful. It is only when the police car, and then the ambulance arrive, and she sees her own body, that she realizes that she is in fact... dead. But what is she supposed to do now? Lily has no option but to follow her body and see her family - her parents and her twin brother start falling apart. And then her twin brother Ben gives her a once in a deathtime opportunity - to use his own body for a while. But will Lily give Ben his body back? She is beginning to have a rather good time..."

So this looks like it's going to be a really funny, really sad novel. Once again this drew me in with the vibrant colours of the cover and, once again, I'm really happy it did. I can't wait to pick this up and read it and I think I may have to have the tissues next to me for both happy and sad tears.

9th February

♡ Padman ♡

"Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India."

This movie looks amazing and is apparently based on a true story! I love seeing true story based movies especially when it's to do with subjects like this. I can't wait to see this. (Yes I know the trailer says a different date but it comes out in cinemas February 9th in the UK and I live in the UK so~)

13th February

"When the Vasquez siblings' father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives... until a shimmering figure names Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.

Luz filled the void. He shot hoops with seventeen - year - old Hank's hands. He showed fourteen - year - old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight - year - old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school begins; Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

In an imaginative and heartfelt exploration of human - and non - human - nature, Leah Thomas champions the unyielding bonds between family and true friends."

Okay so I want to know what Luz took from all of them. I wonder if he took the things that he used from them and I also want to know if he'll come back and give them all what they've lost back. Or if they'll become stronger people without what they've lost. This novel looks amazing and I can't wait to read it. 

♡ Black Panther ♡

"T'Challa, after the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king."

I think everyone and anyone who loves Marvel Comics or just comic books in general is super excited for this movie coming out. I know I sure am. When I first heard about this movie coming out I was excited for it to come out and it's almost finally here!

20th February

"For fans of The Book Thief and The Boy In The Striped Pajamas comes a lushly illustrated novel about a teen Holocaust survivor, who must come to terms with who she is and how to rebuild her life.

After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future."

So the reason I want to read this is because I do love books based around this topic. I did love the book thief and I really loved Maus so to find other books on this similar topic is exciting for me and makes me so interested in the history behind it all. This is a weird one in the list but I honestly do want to read it really badly.

"Willow's mother Rosie isn't like the other mums. She wears every colour of the rainbow, has midnight feasts, and sends Willow to school covered in paint.

Meanwhile, Rex is the sort of father who checks Willow's homework, has a rule for everything, and would never dream of playing in the dirst.

Now Rosie and Rex live in different places, Willow knows her mum needs her even more. But Rosie's multi - coloured way of looking at the world can be overwhelming. These days, it feels like Rosie is spinning off her axis - and taking Willow with her. As if, one day, Rosie might dissapear for good.

And what would happen to Willow then."

To me this reads as book that is probably about a child having to grow up quickly due to their parent not being grown up themselves. I want to see if Rosie ever "get's better" and I also want to see if Willow gets the childhood that every child deserves. I want to see how Rex deals with the fact that Willow tries to help Rosie throughout what's happening and also want to see if he maintains his relationship with his daughter.

"Try through she might, ten - year - old Luxy Castor Can't seem to stop the world around her from changing in this charming and funny novel by Natasha Lowe in the tradition of the Penderwicks series.

Lucy's life is perfect and she doesn't want to change a thing. With everyone growing up around her, Lucy just wants everything to just stay the way it is. Then she discovers her mother is having another baby and Lucy is sure that her parents don't want her anymore. Classic, heartwarming, and quirky, this cozy story is about holding onto the magic of childhood."

I know this is a child's book okay and I know it's meant for children (maybe, at least I think it is). However, I want to read this book. This book sounds so good, and pure, and innocent and I would have loved to read something like this as a kid, so I definitely want to read something like this as an adult. 

"For fans of counting by 7's and Fish in a Tree, a touching story about the power of love and family in the face of a parent's early - onset Alzheimer's disease.

Foster Sumner is ten years old. He likes toy soldiers, tadpole hunting, going to school, and the beach. Best of all, he likes listening to his dad's stories.

But then Foster's dad starts forgetting things. No one is too worried at first. Foster and Dad giggle about it. Dad would go out for milk and come back with cat food, when the cat has been dead for five years. But then the forgetting gets worse. And suddenly no one is laughing anymore.

A heartbreaking story about what it means to forget and to be forgotten, as well as the devastating effects of Alzheimer's and the strong families behind those who suffer from it."

So this is definitely a month with a lot of heartbreaking stories. I don't understand why I love novels like this so much I just do. I think if I picked up this book I just wouldn't want to put it down. I want to know more about Foster and more about his dad and I feel like I'm going to cry a lot when I read this.

26th February

"Katharina's husband isn't coming home for the weekend - again - so she's on her own. When their chaotic daughter Heilli has a nosebleed, Kat has to dash off to school to pick her up.

Then their son, Alex, announces he's bringing his new girlgriend home for the first time. Kat's best friend from college is coming around tonight too, and she's wondering if she should try to seduce him - but first she needs to do the shopping, the vacuuming and the laundry, deal with an exploding clothes - dryer, find their neighbor's severed thumb in the front yard and catch a couple of escaped rodents.

When she's got all that sorted, perhaps she'll have time to think about the thing she's been trying not to think about - the lump she's just found in her breast. Because you can't just die and leave a huge mess for someone else to clean up... can you? And wasn't there supposed to be more to life than this?"

I love stories like this which are sort of realistic? And I saw this and instantly became intrigued by it. I don't know how this book is going to go and I really want to find out how it will go. I hope it's as good as it sounds.

27th February

"A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves?

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller, One True Way sheds exquisite light on what it means to be different, while at the same time being wholly true to oneself. Through the lives and influences of two girls, readers come to see that love is love is love. Set against the backdrop of history and politics that surrounded gay rights in 1970s South, this novel is a thoughtful, eye - opening, look at tolerance, acceptance, and change, and will widen the hearts of all readers."

Okay so I love LGBTQA+ literature especially because I'm in the LGBTQA+ community and to see that more writers are writing about this topic is amazing. I really can't wait to see what this book brings to the table and I really hope there's a happy ending for Sam and Allie.

"Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn't need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.

But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her.

The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place."

So apparently this is very, very similar to "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. Which is a movie that I thoroughly loved (Not got round to reading the book yet so I will be reading it very soon). I hope that whoever did what they did to her will be caught out. I'm also certain I'll cry as much reading this as I did watching "The Lovely Bones"

"Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war - torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth - century spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller - disco scene, All out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten."

Once again I love LGBTQA+ books and one of the reasons I want to read this is hopefully to find more LGBTQA+ authors as well as seeing the short stories in this book. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

"Robby and his sister Karla beg their parents to take them to a big carnival that has opened on the other side of town. When they arrive, the two kids and delighted by the rides, the sideshow, the interesting displays, and the great food booths. They wander away from their parents and find themselves at a less - trafficked area at the back of the carnival. Inside a large penned - in area, they see a dejected - looking boy around their age sitting on the grass. A sign on the tall metal fence reads: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WEIRDO.

The kids are reluctant to disobey the sign, but the boy seems really nice. Karla hands him her cone through the fence. He thanks her very politely. He eats the ice cream, delicately at first, then ravenously, noisily - and as Robby and Karla stare in horror, he transforms into a raging, hairy beast."

Okay so this is the one author that I have read before and will carry on reading until I'm older. I love R L Stine's books and I've loved them since I was a kid. The goosebump series was my favourite since I was a child.

"A new heart saved her life - but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen - year - old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn't likely. Living like you are dying isn't all it's cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she's given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was - a boy from her school - and they're saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he's certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother's final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don't come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?"

This novel looks like, once again, it's a heartwrencher. I really love the look of this and want to read it the moment it comes out. I hope it's as good as it looks.

And those are the books and movies I'm excited for coming out in the month of February!

Have you got any books or movies that you can't wait to come out? Are any of them on this list? Please leave your comments down below! if you would like to feel free to add me on goodreads to keep up with what I'm reading as and when I'm reading it! I accept everyone!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Have a nice day and happy Reading\Watching!

Yours truly, Lyndsay.

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