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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WINACTIE: Niet één, maar TWEE zomerse boeken!

Lieve Nederlandse volgers! Het werd naar mijn idee weer eens hoog tijd om een winactie voor jullie te organiseren. Het weer wordt langzamerhand toch écht beter en ik krijg in ieder geval steeds meer zin om zomerse boeken te lezen. Nu kan ik me alleen maar voorstellen dat voor jullie hetzelfde geldt, dus ik organiseer een zomerse winactie! Lees snel verder om te lezen hoe en wat. 

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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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