Book Posts, Book Reviews

Blog Tour – Beautiful Star by Andrew Swanston (Review and Q&A)

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Links to:        Amazon UK         Goodreads

“History is brought alive by the people it affects, rather than those who created it. In Beautiful Star we meet Eilmer, a monk in 1010 with Icarus-like dreams; Charles I, hiding in 1651, and befriended by a small boy; the trial of Jane Wenham, witch of Walkern, seen through the eyes of her grand-daughter. This is a moving and affecting journey through time, bringing a new perspective to the defence of Corfe Castle, the battle of Waterloo, the siege of Toulon and, in the title story, the devastating dangers of the life of the sea in 1875”

 

Click Here To Read My Review And The Q&A!

Book Reviews

Shadowless by Randall McNally BOOK REVIEW! #IndieAuthor

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Links to:          Amazon UK          Goodreads

“What if the gods themselves wanted you dead? 
A young boy lies on a beach on a warm summer’s day. While trying to block the sun from his eyes Arpherius makes a shocking discovery; he has no shadow. Confused and bewildered he asks his uncle why he is shadowless. What he learns is a terrifying secret that will change his life forever. 
Set in the Northern Realms, Shadowless is a fantasy novel about individuals born without a shadow. Spawned by the malevolent deities of this world these children of the gods are persecuted at every turn. Hunted by the high priests who carry out the wishes of their gods, hunted by the Shadow Watchers; armed soldiers who are assigned to each temple, and hunted by the gods themselves. 
Part-mortal and part-god, the Shadowless live for centuries and face a battle for survival, constantly on the run or hiding in far-flung corners of the Northern Realms. 
Soon their lives and fates become intertwined, expedited by the mysterious monk Amrodan. Driven by a series of visions Amrodan travels through the Northern Realms, seeking out the Shadowless and trying to enlist their help to take a stand and fight back against the gods”

Click Here To Read The Full Review!

Book Posts

Why I Love The UKYA Blogger Awards (UKYABA)! Inc. links to ALL nominees!

A little context – The UKYA Blogger Awards is a set of yearly awards given to UK based book bloggers in 10 different categories, decided by bloggers, publishers and authors. The categories are….

  • Champion Teen Blogger – aged 13-19 (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
  • Champion Adult Blogger – aged 20+ (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
  • Champion of Diversity (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
  • Champion Vlogger (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
  • Champion of Social Media (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
  • Marvellous Blogger (Decided by Bloggers)
  • Best Newcomer – Blogging for 0-2 years (Decided by the Industry and Bloggers)
  • Best Growing Blog – Blogging for 2-4 years (Decided by the Industry & Bloggers)
  • Best Established Blogger – Blogging for 4+ years (Decided by the Industry & Bloggers)
  • Best Content and Design – (Decided by the Industry and Bloggers)

(more information on the UKYABA website here)

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Book Reviews

How Do You like Me Now? by Holly Bourne – Book Review

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“Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.’ 
Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?
There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.
But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.
Her long-term boyfriend won’t even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee – her plus one, the only person who understands the madness – falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in terrifying danger of being left behind.
When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.
It’s time for Tori to practice what she’s preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.”

Click Here To Read My Review!

Book Posts

2017 End of the Year Book Survey

Best books of 2017

So this tag was created by Jamie from Perpetual PageTurner!! All of these questions refer to books that I’ve read in 2017. I had to delete a couple of questions because I didn’t have answers to them/haven’t been active in blogging, but I hope you enjoy this post! Be sure to check out Jamie’s blog!

Click Here To Read My 2017 End of the Year Book Survey!

Book Posts

2017 Reading Statistics // Goodreads

2017 reading stats

Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2018 already – I hope you all have a fantastic year! I have a lot of posts coming for you this year, but before that, here’s an insight into my reading statistics of 2017!

Click Here To Read My 2017 Reading Statistics!

Book Reviews

This Heart Of Mine by C.C. Hunter – Book Review

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Links to:       Amazon UK        Goodreads

“A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying? 

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.”

Click Here To Read My Full Review!