Guinevere Evans has a dream summer job: cataloguing books at a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. With her perky dachshund Dolly by her side she explores the island’s colourful history, tries fabulous local food and sees the gorgeous sunsets.
But when an old friend of her employer drops in, claiming a rare bejewelled wedding goblet is hidden in the castle gardens, strange events start to take place: several people turn up claiming they have a right to the elusive goblet, and a dead body is found on the beach.
An unfortunate accident, or does this death relate to the struggle for ownership of the goblet? Is there even a goblet?
Guinevere and Dolly dig in and discover plenty of motives to lie, steal and yes, maybe even kill. Can they prove what really happened to the victim and what became of the precious rubies that are at the heart of the mystery?
Hello everyone – Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a Q&A for you – featuring Amy Jade from Pursuit of Wonderland! She created the questions for me and here are my answers! She also has a Q&A on her blog, where I came up with the questions and she answers, so go and check that out! Amy Jade is lovely and her blog is wonderful so definitely follow her if you haven’t already!
Us bookworms have a forever increasing TBR pile, thanks to endless new releases and fantastic recommendations from friends, blogs and videos. I *literally* have hundreds of books I want to read but here are my current top five that I want to get round to as soon as I can!
Price Jones is young, handsome, and already spirraling down the drain in a sea of alcohol. He chooses sex as his release, indiscriminate and plentiful, and for that he paid the price in many ways.The young novelist carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and wants nothing more than to be loved and the warmth of a woman’s touch.
After losing his mother to a heroin overdose Price finds himself in a precarious situation of loving two beautiful women simultaneously. A predicament he must resolve before life gets messier than it already is.
Can Price finally learn to respect himself? Will he finally spread his wings and fly? Is Iris the muse he needs to feed his creative and soul-deep need to be his version of a good man? Will she be the wind beneath his wings? Or will it be Benu the woman to sparks the light to his soul? Or will the trauma from his childhood keep Price from accepting love all together?
GOD IS A WOMAN is a heartfelt tale of one man’s journey toward self-destruction that could only be halted by one special woman. The story proves how a woman can be the driving force to a man’s personal growth. And how a woman’s God-like nature can provide the substance to a man’s heart and belief.
Hi again! Seeing as I only started my blog just over a week ago, I thought it would be a great idea to share 50 facts about me for a chance for you all to get to know me a little better. None of these are book related (I’ll do another blog post for that some time), but here it goes…
1. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do after university *someone employ me please*
2. I love living in Brighton when I’m at university but doubt I’ll stay there afterwards simply because it’s so darn expensive
3. My Dad owns a taxi company, yet ironically I get the bus everywhere and can’t drive
4. I have the cutest dog in the world – a black labrador called Bramble. I love her so much (I love all dogs of course)
5. One summer, I learnt to say the alphabet backwards, recite the whole periodic table and all the countries, flags and capitals in the world. Simply because I was bored. (This was BEFORE I became a massive bookworm!)
‘They think I hurt someone. But I didn’t. You hear? Coz people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.’
Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Mountain by Ursula Pflug tells the story of Camden O’Connor as she arrives at a camp with her mother, Laureen, a community isolated from outside communication and living a “basic” and “healing” life. Throughout we follow Camden as she gets to know the other members of the community and try and solve the mystery behind her Mum who has suddenly vanished.
This book had an interesting concept and idea that I thought was very unique! I liked the idea of a community living a basic lifestyle (which makes it completely different to other YA books) and was refreshing to see a book which was set in such a different context. I also liked Camden as a character and found her endearing and very likeable. It was also great to see the different stories and backgrounds of the other members in the community and gave an insight into the different reasons why everyone was there.
I did however, think the ending of this book was a little sudden, almost as if it was rushed. I don’t think it came to a natural end and even within the 100 or so pages of this book, the characters felt very real and I feel this book would have been slightly better if the ending was described more or prolonged a little more. The story was progressing well and then suddenly, the last chapter offered a “2 years later” viewpoint of what had happened between them two years (when Camden was 17 and in the camp, and at present at 19). I feel this could have been explained in a better way and there was no reason as to why there was this sudden 2 years later time gap.
I would recommend this book if you were looking for something a little bit different in YA, especially because it is such a short read, but would be aware of the sudden and sometimes confusing timeline and ending.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*