The truth about reviewing books for publishers/authors

Hi book lovers. I wanted to talk about something else today. If you’re active on Bookstagram, you will have noticed that I (and a lot of Bookstagrammers with me) receive books for free from publishers and/or authors. In all fairness, I still can’t believe I’m lucky enough to receive books for free and I’m ridiculously grateful for it. But we (including myself) tend to forget that there are some downsides to this and I would like to talk to you about them.

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REVIEW: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe: 4/5
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Walker Books YA

“Hope in the shadow of fear is the world’s most powerful motivator.” 

Hi friends! With all the contemporaries I’ve been reviewing (okay okay, I know that’s just me exaggerating… my last two reviews were contemporary), I thought it was time to talk to you about this Dystopian book I’ve read recently. Oh, you might have heard about it, since it’s been like… EVERYWHERE. I have yet to find someone on Bookstagram that didn’t enjoy Scythe. I’m amongst the many people that thought this book was really, really cool. Curious yet?

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REVIEW: Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber

Only Love Can Break Your Heart: 5/5
Author: Katherine Webber
Publisher: Walker Books

Hi guys! The weather is changing into Spring, and changing with it is my preference for books. The sun makes me want to read more lighthearted, contemporary YA so that’s exactly what I was aiming for when I picked up Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Boy, was I wrong about the “lighthearted” part… Whilst it definitely gave me some Spring/Summer feels by being set in the Californian desert, this book ripped out my heart, stomped on it and then revived it with an electric jolt. But I loved every second of it.

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UNBOXING: September ‘Outlaws’ Bookboxclub box

Hello lovelies! If you’ve read my other unboxing posts, you will have noticed that this box will be my last as a rep for Bookboxclub. Something that makes me sad – but also happy to have been part of this for three months. So I sincerely hope you liked all my unboxings so far and I’m excited to show you the contest of September’s special one-year anniversary box. Yes, you read it right: Bookboxclub celebrated its birthday last month! 🎉 As a big fan, I hope there’s many more bookish years to come. They also made a special announcement, which I’ll talk about the end of the post. Read on, read on. 

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UNBOXING: July ‘Spells & Remedies’ bookboxclub Box

Maybe you’re following me on Instagram. Maybe you’re not. If you are, then you might have seen that I was chosen to be a rep for Bookboxclub for the months of July, August & September. AND I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS, because their concept and boxes are amazing. So a while ago I received the July ‘SPELLS & REMEDIES’ box and that box is exactly what I’m going to unbox for you today. Safe to say there are massive spoilers for the box but I guess you should have figured by now. Hah. On y va!

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