Strange Weather by Joe Hill // Review

Title: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 7th November 2017

Synopsis: Four short novels from the author of THE FIREMAN and HORNS, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our modern society.

One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn’t safely under cover. ‘Rain’ explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers.

In ‘Loaded’ a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it…

‘Snapshot, 1988’ tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories…

And in ‘Aloft’ a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.



An outstanding collection that will keep any horror fan on the edge of their seats, Joe Hill is finally back and ready to scare his fans.

This is a collection of four short stories and each one just kept getting better and better. This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so thank you to Edelweiss for giving me an early copy! To make this easier I’ll try to review each individual story!

Snapshot, 1988:

This was such a strong opening to the novel, and right from the start I knew this book would be good. The story is so unique, and I loved how it was written from the perspective of what the main character could remember happening. It made it feel so much more realistic, like it really had happened. It was such a clever concept, a play on a camera “capturing” a memory, and it was told in such a genius way that only Hill could produce.


The use of horror within this story was so clever, and the fact that this event could actually happen really added to the atmosphere. Although it did have a slower start than the first story, it kept the pace well and held it’s own in the anthology. I loved how the main character was written, and how we could slowly see his descent into madness. It fit perfectly with the book, and the development was perfect.


This story really kept me enthralled right until the end, and the open ending packed such a punch! I was so curious of the events that happened within the book, and was constantly turning the page begging for my questions to be answered. Once again a brilliantly unique story, with a clever twist on what constitutes a villain being a “villain”. The characters felt so real, and I could feel everything the main character did too. The description was so perfect I felt scared for him!


This was definitely my favourite story out of the four in this collection. Right from the start I became completely invested in this story, and the way it was written kept me on the edge of my seat. I love disaster novels, and this was definitely that, but with such a brilliant twist. The foreshadowing Joe used in this story is such a good nod to his father Stephen King, but also to his brilliant use of telling a story before it even happens. It’s one of my favourite things, and I loved how it was used in here. The story was tied up so well, and the realistic horror that takes place was so good. Each character had such a good role to play, and Joe wrote them all perfectly. A brilliant ending to the novel.

Overall these four stories were absolutely brilliant in their own right, but then when you combined them together they were outstanding. Joe Hill is definitely a master of horror, and I can’t wait for his next book to be released!

You can buy Strange Weather on Amazon UK here!


Release Day Posts

PULSE by Danielle Koste Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with a cover reveal for a book I am SO excited to share with you!!! It couldn’t be a more perfect time to share this wonderfully horror filled book – it’s Halloween after all!!

PULSE is absolutely amazing, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this cover!

Okay…ARE YOU READY? Here we go!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

October Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED! It’s the end of October and I’m actually posting my wrap up – IT’S ON TIME! Can we all just appreciate this moment, because I am so proud of myself for finally being on time again!

I also read some very brilliant books this month, and a few more ARC’s! October is the month of Halloween so I tried to keep all my reads very spooky related, and I think I did well! I love spooky books so this is always my favourite reading month! Anyway let’s get to it:


ARC Reads:

Title: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★.5

Review: This book is one of my highly anticipated releases of the year, so when I got approved on Edelweiss for a copy I was obviously ECSTATIC! I loved this book so much from start to finish, each short story got better and better! I love Joe Hill’s writing so much. My review will be up on the 31st of this month!

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee // Review

Title: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 30th August 2016

Synopsis: Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible – if you want it enough. A hundred years in the future, New York’s elite of the super-tower lie, backstab and betray each other to find their place at the top of the world. Everyone wants something… and everyone has something to lose.

As the privileged inhabitants of the upper floors recklessly navigate the successes and pitfalls of the luxury life, forbidden desires are indulged and carefree lives teeter on the brink of catastrophe. Whilst lower-floor workers are tempted by a world – and unexpected romance – dangling just out of reach. And on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all – yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

So when a young woman falls from the top of the supertower, her death is the culmination of a scandal that has ensnared the top-floor elite and bottom-floor. But who plummeted from the roof? And what dark secrets led to her fall?



Showing that not everything is perfect in life when you’re one of the popular kids, this book will show you that it’s all fun and games until one of you falls…

Straight from the opening chapter, I was hooked by this book. The first chapter was so powerful and really set the tone for the entire book. I was already met with tonnes of questions swirling around my mind, that instantly made me want to carry on reading.

The use of split POV’s worked brilliantly, as it allowed you to get the story in so much depth and from so many perspectives, there wasn’t one part that felt out of place. Each of the characters worked so well together, and I loved the diversity overall.

The world building however, was one of the most stand out parts of the entire book. It was outstanding, and the use of class divides was such a brilliant addition. It really allowed you to see just how much difference there is depending on which floor you live on. It put the overall story into so much perspective and I loved how the narrative looped overall from the start of the book to the end.

It was a brilliantly written book, with a whole host of characters that not only worked perfectly together, but also as individuals. I’m so excited to read the sequel and see where the next part takes us.

You can buy The Thousandth Floor on Amazon UK here!


Falling For Fall Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Jackie over at The Bookworm Cafe in this new tag! I love this season, everything is so pretty, and I get to wear my big jumpers again, and drink more tea! (Like I needed an excuse!)

This tag is created by Megan Anne from Love Megan Anne. You can read her post, the original post, here.

Let’s get started!


What is your favourite Fall scent?

I  don’t really have a favourite scent!

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Book Tags

Amsterdam Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

The Amsterdam Book Tag was created by  The Writing Hufflepuff. Go check out her blog, and please credit her if you use the graphics! Thank you Michelle!

I was tagged by the lovely Kris over at Boston Book Reader so thank you so much for this Kris, this looks so fun!





I’ve not really read many cheesy reads in my reading life, but I guess these days Twilight is classed as cheesy in ways? BUT I LOVE IT AND ALWAYS WILL!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I’M SO SORRY I’M LATE AGAIN! I guess only being a month late isn’t too bad though?? I read SO many good books last month, and I can’t wait to share them with you! All the reviews are linked below, so let’s get to it!divider-2461548_1280

ARC Reads:

itle: One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I read this as part of a book tour, and I absolutely loved it. I was unsure as to what my thoughts would be after first reading the synopsis as it’s not normally a genre I’m used to. However I absolutely adored every single thing about it! The story was so brilliant, with so many exciting elements to it! You can read my full review here!

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin // Review

Title: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 5th May 2016

Synopsis: The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool – Adele’s brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with.

But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? The future on the world is depending on her . . .



An action packed novel with a brilliantly fresh perspective on the events of WWII. It will leave you breathless and begging for more.

First off I loved the way that Ryan wrote this book. It is such a sensitive topic in many ways, so the great skill she used to not only openly talk about the subject, but also to put such a dramatic twist on it, and still do it justice, is amazing.

I loved how it wasn’t entirely about the war, but instead focused on the bike race, and how the world has changed since the war ended. It was such a subtle way of including the change in the story.

I also really loved Yael’s character, and how she had such brilliant backstory as to why she is like how she is, and also the meaning behind her tattoos. It was again so subtly put into the story that I felt completely part of her story.

The fact we got to see her flaws, and her relationships develop with each character was such a brilliant insight, and really allowed me to get to know her character and fall in love with the other characters too! They were all so brilliantly developed, and left me with so many questions I couldn’t wait to be answered.

Overall this book was incredible. From the pace of the book, to the shocking ending that left me instantly looking to buy the next book, if you like history and you love a well developed story – this is the book for you.

You can buy Wolf by Wolf on Amazon UK here!


Room 119 by Trev Lince // Review

Title: Room 119 by Trev Lince

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 14th December 2017

Synopsis: High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the L;ondon penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed.

Following advice of a frail stranger, Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel and is plunged into the mysterious world of Room 119 – a world where nothing makes sense. How does everyone in the hotel know his name? Why does he travel there on a train line shut down over fifty years ago? And who is the sinister man in black who pursues him wherever he goes?

As he gradually pieces together the puzzle of Welnetham Hall, Dean is forced to re-evaluate his life and realises that nothing is more important to him than his wife and daughter. Desperate to gt back to them, he vows he would lay down his life for the people he loves.

It’s a promise he may have to keep.



An extremely thought provoking, and beautifully written debut novel, that will leave you realising just how lucky you are to be alive.

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Release Day Posts · Reviews

Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest // Blog Tour Review

Title: Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 2nd November 2017

Synopsis: Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . With so much change, can their friendship survive the war?



A heartwarming and joy filled book, that is perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Although this is a continuation from Elaine’s first novel, The Woolworth Girls, it was not necessary to read them in order and I loved that. It allowed me to get invested in the book straight away!

The characters are so easy to love and the friendship between the two main characters is something that I know a lot of people can relate to. It was so nice to see them going through this rather stressful time together, and I really felt I could put myself in their shoes.

From start to finish I just loved reading this book, and the writing style was a perfect fit to the overall story. It was a great balance of family, friendship and although sometimes a bit slow paced, it was the perfect book to read on a cold winters day – especially tucked up in bed with a hot drink!

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