Hydrus – Lisa Ann Rowe

My brand new novel is NOW AVAILABLE!!.

Hydrus is a YA sci-fi, and is the first book in The Legacy Series.


What’s it about?

The year is 2191 and Vesta has awakened from cryostasis almost 100 years later than she
should have.

She boarded the Legacy after the magnetosphere around Earth broke down and
radiation caused devastation.

Technology has advanced considerably since Vesta’s days on Earth. Suddenly, she has a
microchip, a Human Interactive Track installed under her skull and a companion holoform,
Trex.

The Legacy is careering towards a brand new planet that they hope to colonise, but with new
dangers on board, Vesta must help to save those in crisis before any hope of reaching Hydrus.


It is available on Amazon! You can purchase as a paperback, a hardback or as an ebook! If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free!

Pride Month – Day Twenty Five

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


School’s out, senior year is over, and Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off to college in the fall where he won’t have his best friend, Diego. Where–despite his social anxiety–he’ll be left to make friends on his own. Knowing his time with Diego is limited, Isaac enacts a foolproof plan: snatch up a pair of badges for the epic comic convention, Legends Con, and attend his first ever Teen Pride. Just him and Diego. The way it should be. But when an unexpected run-in with Davi–Isaac’s old crush–distracts him the day tickets go on sale, suddenly he’s two badges short of a perfect summer. Even worse, now he’s left making it up to Diego by hanging with him and his gamer buddies. Decidedly NOT part of the original plan. It’s not all bad, though. Some of Diego’s friends turn out to be pretty cool, and when things with Davi start heating up, Isaac is almost able to forget about his Legends Con blunder. Almost. Because then Diego finds out what really happened that day with Davi, and their friendship lands on thin ice. Isaac assumes he’s upset about missing the convention, but could Diego have other reasons for avoiding Isaac?


Pride Month – Day Twenty Four

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.


Pride Month – Day Twenty Three

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


This powerful YA memoir-manifesto follows journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson as they explore their childhood, adolescence, and college years, growing up under the duality of being black and queer. 

From memories of getting their teeth kicked out by bullies at age five to their loving relationship with their grandmother, to their first sexual experience, the stories wrestle with triumph and tragedy and cover topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, inequality, consent, and Black joy.


Pride Month – Day Twenty Two

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


Everyone at Fairvale Academy knows Bryson Keller, the super-hot soccer captain who doesn’t believe in high-school relationships. They also know about the dare Bryson accepted – each week he has to date the first person who asks him out.

A single school week is all anyone gets. There have been no exceptions to this. None.

Until me, that is.

Because brilliant Bryson Keller forgot one thing. He never said it could only be girls . . .


Pride Month – Day Twenty One

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


Nishat and Flávia are rivals at school, but Nishat can’t help the secret crush burning in her heart – even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after? A gorgeous, heart-warming, queer YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli.

When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants – as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, which only gets harder once Flávia walks into her life.

Beautiful and charismatic, Flávia takes Nishat’s breath away. But as their lives become tangled, they’re caught up in a rivalry that gets in the way of any feelings they might have for each other.

Can Nishat find a way to be true to herself… and find love too?


Pride Month – Day Twenty

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson.

Two guys with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage.


July Reading Bingo Challenge 2022

I’ve decided to put together a reading bingo challenge!

I’ve always wanted to do one, and thought I should make my own which makes it even more exciting!

If you’d like to take part, feel free!! Make sure to tag me in your posts so I can see what you’re reading! ☺️

I’ll think about what books I’ll use for the prompts over the next week, and pop up another post! I can’t wait to see what books you all choose!


Will you be taking part?

Pride Month – Day Nineteen

30 books. 30 days.

My plan is to showcase 30 books over the month of June that celebrate Pride!

Some I’ve read, some I haven’t. The main point though, is to get these books out there, and really celebrate Pride Month! 🌈


It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball . are forfeit.

But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world .


This one is fantastic!

Book Review: Top Girl – Danielle Marin

A big thank you to Tandem Collective and Mardle Books for this copy of Top Girl!

The blurb from the back of the book:

Danielle has a safe, happy childhood growing up in West London, but her bright future fades as she turns her back on school for gang life and crime.

Betrayed by the police after a brutal gang rape, she finds protection under the wing of organised criminals and falls in love with the local ‘top boy’. However, her allegiances bring terror to her doorstep when gun-toting rivals target her flat – and the authorities answer by taking away her baby. Heartbroken, Danielle spirals deeper into gang life and becomes a key player in a sprawling county lines operation, running drugs to satellite towns all over the UK from the gang’s London HQ.

The Harrods shopping sprees, designer handbags and hedonistic lifestyle are the envy of her friends, but the good times and cash mask the grim realities of her life.

A turning point comes when Danielle is arrested and – with the help of a probation officer – she begins to question whether she really is ‘top girl’ after all. But after five years deep in the high-earning street hustle, can she really leave it all behind?


Well, this was certainly a rollercoaster of emotions. The story was gritty and harrowing. I had to remind myself at times that I wasn’t reading fiction. This was real.

It was difficult to read what Danielle went through. I had a lot of opinions as I read this one, and a few I’m sure others wouldn’t agree with.

It was hard not to judge Danielle, especially when it came to Lloyd, because that’s when my emotions turned a little bit to anger.

The final chapter though, made me cry. Danielle does care, even though she doesn’t show it. She has turned her life around, and that’s what counts. It would have been so easy for her to carry on with the life she had: dealing drugs, and living the expensive lifestyle she craved.

But she stopped.

And now, perhaps, she has that chance with her son. She is helping others now who have found themselves in the same situation.

Well done, Danielle. 👏

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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