Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

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Title: Noteworthy

Author: Riley Redgate

Genre: YA/Musical/Romance

Rating: *****

Review: The opening to Noteworthy was great we meet Jordan who is studying at Kensington-Blaine, a very special school of the performing arts for three years she has been trying to land a lead role in one of the school performances and for three years she has been rejected. She learns she has been rejected because her voice is too deep for the female roles. We see that Jordan has a lot of pressure from school and from her parents to do well and get into a good college like Harvard or Julliard. In a moment of madness Jordan applies to join the Sharpshooters the all-male a cappella group. In disguise she goes for her audition and to her amazement she gets a call back for the following day. Jordan goes to her call back with the Sharpshooters and is initiated into the group. While elated she is constantly worried about being found out but it was very entertaining to read.

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Trouble at Riverside Academy by Liam Moiser

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Title: Trouble at Riverside Academy

Author: Liam Moiser

Genre: MG/Adventure/School

Rating: ****

Review: The opening to Trouble at Riverside Academy was great, we are introduced to Riverside Academy which was founded in World War 2 by Lady Simpson’s family for evacuated children. It is also the school were Rachel is in her final year, everything seems normal until a mysterious man appears under the guise of sending his child there but he acts quite suspiciously especially after he catches sight of Rachel’s bracelet. For an novella I was expecting a lot for this book but I was intrigued by the opening chapter.

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Exit, pursued by a bear by E. K. Johnston

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Title: Exit, pursued by a bear

Author: E. K. Johnston

Genre: YA/Social Issues/Abuse

Rating: *****

Review: The opening to Exit, pursued by a bear was great we meet Hermione Winters who is captain of the cheerleading squad at her school on the way to cheer camp. In the prologue we learn that Hermione is hiding something but we don’t know what yet. We see the various schools settling into the camp and enjoying the time away from their homes and the pressures of the normal lives. We also see Hermione’s relationship with Leo which is strange because he seems more into her than she is into him even hiding a box of condoms in her bag. I felt there was something a little off about Leo but he could just be quirky that remains unknown right now. At this point nothing seems amiss and there are no hints about what is to come.

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Harry Potter Spells Tag

Expecto Patronum – a childhood book connected to good memories

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The BGF/Matilda by Roald Dahl – It had to be these because my mom read them to me so many times as I child every time I see the covers or movies I instantly smile and get that nostalgic feeling.

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Sunstone Volume 3 by Stjepan Sejic

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Title: Sunstone Volume 3

Author: Stjepan Sejic

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: ****

Review: As I started the third volume of Sunstone I couldn’t wait to see where Sejic would take Ally and Lisa’s relationship after the dramatic events that took place in volume 2. We re-join Ally and Lisa a little after the events of Volume 2 as the two attempt to further their relationship.

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Sunstone Volume 2 by Stjepan Sejic

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Title: Sunstone Volume 2

Author: Stjepan Sejic

Genre: Graphic novel

Rating: *****

Review: After the perfect first volume of Sunstone I couldn’t wait to read the second instalment. Seeing the beginning of Lisa and Ally’s relationship and friendship which was so realistic and slightly awkward I couldn’t wait to see where Sejic would take the story. Re-joining Lisa and Ally in their second meeting, which is disrupted by Lisa’s period, I was surprised by how frank and realistic Sejic’s work was. I also enjoyed how he looked at different people within the BDSM community from couples enjoying the pleasure to performers to the designers and builders of the equipment everything was thoroughly researched and excellently presented.

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Sunstone Volume 1 by Stjepan Sejic

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Title: Sunstone Volume 1

Author: Stjepan Sejic

Genre: Graphic Novel

Rating: *****

Review: This is the first graphic novel I have read, while I love manga I had never read anything similar to Sunstone. I really enjoyed Sunstone mainly for the reason I love erotic fiction and this was just a more visual style of storytelling.

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