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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: Sadia

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for Sadia by Colleen Nelson.Continue reading


Review: Finding Hope

26384905Title: Finding Hope
Author: Colleen Nelson
Publisher: Dundurn
Release Date: April 12th 2016
Pages: 200
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ Hope lives in a small town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. With a drug addict for a brother, she focuses on the only thing that keeps her sane, writing poetry. To escape, she jumps at the chance to attend Ravenhurst Academy as a boarding student. She’ll even put up with the clique-ish Ravens if it means making a fresh start.

At first, Ravenhurst is better than Hope could have dreamed. She has a boyfriend and a cool roommate, and she might finally have found a place she can fit in. But can she trust her online boyfriend? And what can she do after her brother shows up at the school gates, desperate for help, and the Ravens turn on her? Trapped and unsure, Hope realizes that if she wants to save her brother, she has to save herself first. ❞

Netgalley provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Finding Hope was a quick read for me, as I finished it in a few hours. I appreciated the book’s themes, but thought it was an okay read.Continue reading


2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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