Hauls

March 2018 Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

It’s April tomorrow which means it’s less than two weeks until I’m 21! That’s amazing and so scary! What better way to say goodbye to my last full month of being 20 than by buying WAY too many books??? Because that’s what I did! Let’s get into it…
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ARCs:

I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!


Title: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

I’ve actually already read this and I absolutely ADORED IT. Amanda Foody is amazing!

Synopsis: Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school―and her reputation―behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives unchanged. Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected―he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless society. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her family, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city… And she’ll need to play the game.

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Recommendations

Horror Books Based on True Stories!

Hi everyone!

I love true crime so much and it makes everything so much creepier when I know that the story is based on true events! I thought I’d gather some of my favourite true stories together so I can share it for my other true crime fans!

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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Everyone has probably heard of The Amityville Horror – whether it’s the original film, the remake or just the mystery surrounding it – but here it is in all it’s glory! The accounts of the original Amityville haunting – be sure not to read it alone at night!

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Recommendations

Top Five Thriller Authors!

Hi everyone!

I’ve talked about my love for horror authors (if you missed that post you can find it here!), so now I think it’s time to talk about another of my favourite genres – thriller!

I adore thriller, I love being in suspense and creeped out by a good book, so thought I’d share some of my favourite thriller authors with you! Here we go!
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Sarah Pinborough

Have I talked about Sarah enough?? I LOVE HER AND HER WRITING OKAY. Behind Her Eyes is definitely one of – if not THE – best thriller I have ever read and I am still not okay after it. If you want a brilliant YA and thriller author – this is the one you need in your life!

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Reviews

BLOG TOUR: Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance // Review

Title: Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 6th March 2018

Synopsis: Luke Chase–yes, that Luke Chase, a modern hero ripped from the headlines–didn’t mean to get caught up in Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to hook up with the hot new British girl at St. Benedict’s, and if that meant sneaking out to the woods after hours, then so be it. But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would go down for it. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to find the true killer.

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Review:

A murder mystery to keep you up at night, this is a wonderful debut from an author that is definitely here to stay.

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Book Tags

Top Stephen King Book Adaptations!

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So if you’ve been on my blog for longer than 10 minutes you’ll know that I absolutely ADORE Stephen King and everything he does, and although I’ve not seen a lot of the adaptations he’s created, I have seen some brilliant ones so I thought I’d share some of my favourites!divider-2461548_1280
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I saw this movie (the original!) quite a while back, and for someone who is absolutely terrified of clowns, I’m impressed I managed to get through it! I did however absolutely love it, and it’s terrifying Pennywise – Tim Curry is so brilliant! I loved the book, and could watch this film so much, it’s brilliant!

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Weekly Book Memes

The Sunday Post – 25th March!

Hi everyone!

I’m back once again with a new Sunday Post!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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I STARTED MY NEW JOB OFFICIALLY! It has been so exciting and scary but I’m loving it so much. I’ve done so much overtime already, I’m in desperate need for sleep! But I am loving it so far – and the people I work with are absolutely lovely too! I also finished uni for the Easter holidays this week, so I’m ready to get some deadlines finished!

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Reviews

The Fireman by Joe Hill // Review

Title: The Fireman by Joe Hill

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 7th June 2016

Synopsis: Nobody knew where the virus came from.
FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC said sources indicated it might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of Revelation. CNN reported both sides.
While every TV station debated the cause, the world burnt. Pregnant school nurse, HARPER GRAYSON, had seen lots of people burn on TV, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.

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Review:

A brilliantly suspenseful novel focusing on the impact of the world turning against you, and the terrifying knowledge that you could burn alive at any time.

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Spring TBR!

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I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! ! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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Today’s TTT is about books on my Spring TBR! I mean it’s been snowing nearly every week in the UK recently, so I’m not even sure where Spring is, but let’s talk about books anyway!

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X. R. Pan

I got an ARC of this the other week and I am just so excited to read it because everyone has said it’s just amazing!

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Reviews

Wonder Week TBR!

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I’m back with ANOTHER readathon TBR! I’m having so much fun doing them, and it’s letting me get a lot of reading done too!

Rimpy from RimpysReads is hosting the Wonder Week readathon from the 18th to the 25th March (Yes I know it already started! I’m catching up!) – and I’m ready to share my TBR! Here is the bingo table – I’m going to try my best to read at least five books which is the intention of the week, but I’ve given myself options!

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Reviews

BLOG TOUR: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror by Helena Grace Donald // Review


Title: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror by Helena Grace Donald

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 13th April 2017

Synopsis: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror is a “must read” for any teenage girl. It’s packed full of self-empowering and self-loving tools that will leave you feeling Supergirl confident. In a world where advertising, celebrity culture and social media reign, it’s becoming more and more common for young girls to have some form of negative  body issue or eating disorder. This is not only harmful and dangerous on a personal level, it’s also destructive and disempowering for womanhood as a whole, and it’s got to STOP now!

This is Helena’s brutally honest story of how she overcame the battle with her own body and went from miserable and self-hating to absolutely loving the skin she’s in! Still in her early twenties, Helena completely relates to her fellow young women in the most loving and supportive way. Helena’s mission is to inspire young women that it is possible to love and appreciate your body in a completely healthy way. This book is packed full of the tools that will help any young girl to do exactly that.
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An inspiring and honest book that provides helpful advice for anyone battling their own mind in regards to how they perceive their body.

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