Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen book coverI don’t usually give into the hype. I’m anti-anything-hype. But this book wore me down. The constant Tweets, sparkly Instagram pictures, raving Booktube videos and book reviews on blogs twisted my hand.

In hindsight, having read this book twice now there are issues. However, my initial read of this book included me, my audiobook, my headphones and a very quiet Mariam sat on the edge of her seat for almost 9 hours wanting to know what would happen next. The pace and building of tension in this book is phenomenal. With a pounding heart, this book had me gripped into oblivion, believing the world created by Victoria Aveyard so clearly.

But then I read the book a second time and it all fell to pieces. I have been stalling for so long to write this review. The hype made this book something it wasn’t and then I rode the wave of hype and got drowned in it. And then I came to surface and the hype had worn off.

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An interview with Eishar

An interview with Eishar
Successful Rights Assistant at Penguin Random House and recent graduate Eishar, spoke to me about her experience of finding her way onto the career ladder. Talking about her life, her passion for Publishing and ambition to move forward.

Eishar sincerely and honestly contributed to the first Graduate Profile series rebooted, now with a twist.

This series will be about graduates from a BAME background launching themselves onto career ladder –  focusing on the struggles and successes of making themselves known. First in line is, an interview with Eishar.

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Is marriage and motherhood synonymous with female success?

Marriage and motherhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any topics concerning the role of women in society – the stigmas and stereotypes and unequal treatment or outdated representation in culture or religion frustrates me. Not only do I have to deal with Western stereotypes of women on a daily basis I have to swallow religious misconceptions people have about Muslim women and Asian cultural stereotypes. However after watching iisuperwomanii vlog channel rant I realised I wasn’t the only one who thought about these things.

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All The Bright Placs by Jennifer NivenAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – has been compared to The Fault in our Stars by many people. But it is not. This book shows how resilient and fragile teenagers are. A book that seriously addresses: suicide, bipolar and depression. Every page your turn in this book could be a moment of someone’s real life and that is never forgotten throughout. If you are used to Disney endings this is not a book for you. 

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Graduate firsts: this job thing

31I have finally done it, my employment status is no longer ‘unemployed graduate, doing voluntary roles,’ it has been updated to: digital editorial assistant. I filled out application 1,004, got an interview and the rest is history. I make it sound easy… it was not. But I have published many posts on graduates looking for jobs. This post marks a new wave of posts coming your way: the graduate experience in the workplace.

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