turtles all the way down

Pages: 304

Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers

I’m a fan of John Green’s previous work, despite sometimes finding a bit of a disconnect between myself and the characters, as I’ve often thought they were pretentious or extremely unrelatable. So, of course I was super excited to get my hands on his newest novel; Turtles All the Way Down.

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Harry Potter illustrated books

Anyone who knows me will know I am an absolutely huge Harry Potter fan, and have been for nearly as long as I can remember.

Years of queuing up for midnight releases of the books/movies and devouring both at every opportunity I could get have all led up to a pretty huge obsession!

So, I’m sure you can understand my excitement when the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition was released on the 3rd of October. Not only is it one of my favourite books/films, but Jim Kay always lends the stories such a unique and beautiful vision, and I was especially interested in how this would translate – as it’s the book and film in the series where it starts to take a darker turn.

Now I’ve got the 3 books that have been released in the Illustrated Collection so far, I thought I’d do an overall round-up, as not only are the stories themselves so special to me, but the illustrations from Jim Kay are just as spellbinding themselves, and any one of the page spreads would make an incredible addition to any Potterheads wall!

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Working in Brighton and living just outside means I have the opportunity to visit a lot of gorgeous cafes.

Today I decided to head to Cafe Coho for lunch. It’s located literally a 2 minute walk from my office on Queens Road, so it couldn’t be any closer really. I don’t usually tend to eat here at lunch time, as I often bring my own lunch to work. However, I often come here to buy a hot chocolate early in the morning (and my 10% local employee discount black card comes in super handy here!)

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Pages: 393 

Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Flame in the Mist was the book I received in a book swap with the lovely Eleanor May. I was so excited when I received my mail and saw this book. It’s one I’d wanted to read for ages, and although I’ve never read anything by Renee Ahdieh before, I saw so many positive reviews and the premise of the story itself really intrigued me.

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