Book Review: Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

*e-galley provided by Penguin books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

3/5 Stars

Following on from the huge success of the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen summarises the story into a more accessible format.
Evan Hansen has always felt like he was on the outside. When one of his letters ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, Evan finds himself fabricating a friendship with Connor Murphy, and suddenly he isn’t invisible any more.
As Evan gets pulled into his lie, and becomes implicated in Connors family, he has to make a decision; help Connors family by maintaining the lie, or let everyone down. After all, how wrong can helping someone be?

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What Books Mean To Me

There are hundreds of different things in this world that I could do with my time. Hundreds and thousands of different hobbies and skills I could have chosen. But books and reading has always been something I’ve had an interest in. But why? And why are they so important?

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Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

*Firstly, thank you to Harper360 for the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4.5/5 Stars

Earlier this year, I fell in love with Mackenzi Lee’s characters in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue after several friends told me I needed to pick it up. The Montague family was one I loved instantly, with the exception of a few parental figures…
So when Harper offered me the chance to get my hands on the second installment, I couldn’t resist!

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Damsel by Elana K Arnold

*Advanced Reading Copy provided by Harper 360 UK in exchange for an honest review*

3/5 Stars.

Heralded as a feminist retelling of your classic knight/prince rescuing a damsel in distress from the fire-breathing dragon, this immediately grabbed my attention when offered up for review.
The synopsis for this is as follows:

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.
However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

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