Title: We Are Young by Cat Clarke
Release: 3rd May 2018
Synopsis: On the same night Evan’s mother marries local radio DJ ‘Breakfast Tim’, Evan’s brand-new step-brother Lewis is found unconscious and terribly injured, the only survivor of a horrific car crash. A media storm erupts, with the finger of blame pointed firmly at loner stoner Lewis. Everyone else seems to think the crash was drugs-related, but Evan isn’t buying it. With the help of her journalist dad, Harry, she decides to find out what really happened that night. As Evan delves deeper into the lives of the three teenagers who died in the crash, she uncovers some disturbing truths and a secret that threatens to tear her family – and the community – apart.Review:
The new novel from Cat Clarke is here, and what a beauty it is.
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Title: The Hanging Women by John Mead
Release: 28th February 2018
Synopsis: Jack Stevens discovers the bodies of two women, Philomena Blackstaff and Mary Walsh, tied together and hung by their ankles in a position resembling the symbol for treachery as depicted on tarot cards. Though retired and now wealthy, Stevens is an ex-sheriff and involves himself in the subsequent investigation. As a result of Jack `stealing’ Philomena’s diary and his association with the Pinkerton detective agency, it is discovered that Mary Walsh worked undercover for the Pinkertons, investigating the Knights of Labour (the fastest growing workers’ rights movements in America of the late 1800’s). The women had been working together, tracing the man who was selling guns and dynamite to the more extremest factions of the workers movement. This led them to Ruby’s, a secret `nightclub for deviants’, where Stevens and Inspector O’Leary believe the pair fell foul of the man they were looking for, gang leader Joseph Mannheim. With the May 4th Haymarket riots and bombings looming, Stevens must uncover the truth about The Hanging Women before it’s too late.Review:
A murder. A mystery. A unofficial detective. The newest crime thriller of 2018.
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I’m back today with a really interesting tag – the Book I’ll Never Read Tag! Thank you to Holly over at Nut Free Nerd for tagging me in this! Holly’s blog is absolutely stunning so make sure to go and check it out!
A Really Hyped Book You’re Not Interested in Reading?
I’m really not too bothered about reading Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (PLEASE DON’T HURT ME!). I really enjoyed Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda, but I think for now at least I’m okay without reading the next one!
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Where did May go? I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE NEARLY HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR??? Anyway last month was a hectic one, but I got some AMAZING books that I can’t wait to share with you all! I got some ARC’s, did some book swaps and naturally bought books too!
Let’s get to it!
Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning
This isn’t technically an ARC as the author sent me a signed finished copy of it and it means the world to me! I absolutely love this series, and I couldn’t be happier to have this book in my hands – I will be reading it so soon!
Synopsis: As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.
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Title: Sunflowers in February by Phyllida Shrimpton
Release: 8th February 2018
Synopsis: Lily wakes up one crisp Sunday morning on the side of the road. She has no idea how she got there. It is all very peaceful. And very beautiful. It is only when the police car, and then the ambulance, arrive and she sees her own body that she realises that she is in fact . . . dead. But what is she supposed do now? Lily has no option but to follow her body and sees her family – her parents and her twin brother – start falling apart. And then her twin brother Ben gives her a once in a deathtime opportunity – to use his own body for a while. But will Lily give Ben his body back? She is beginning to have a rather good time.Review:
A heart felt and moving story of love, loss and the lengths that people will go to live their life to the fullest.
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Title: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
Release: 7th June 2018
Synopsis: Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence. When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?
One of my most anticipated debut novels of the year is here, and what a perfect emotional rollercoaster it is.
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This is my first month that I have been COMPLETELY FREE of deadlines, so I am ready to kick my freedom off with a good ol’ readathon! As you know, I’ve been wanting to take part in more readathon’s this year – (so far I’ve taken part in Wonder Week, Munches in March, #Thriller-A-Thon and #TimeHop-A-Thon!) and this is one that I am SO excited for!
I absolutely ADORE Marvel and I love reading (obviously) so this is perfect together! Jamieson from Jamishelves created this read-a-thon, and I think it’s genius! The idea is to read a book for each Marvel film released in each ‘Phase’, and you can’t move on to the next phase until completing the previous one – just like the films did! Here is the board below:
Now to get on to discuss my TBR! I’m sorry that this will be such a long post, but I have planned a book for each film just in case!
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I’m back with another TBR post – I know I’m just as surprised as you! I really enjoyed my last TBR post where I got Ben to pick the TBR for the month – more on that here: Fiance Chooses my TBR! – so thought I would do it again but with my parents instead!
I really love getting others included in my reading and blogging, it’s just fun and makes me happy to combine two of my favourite things with some of my favourite people!
So I asked both my parents to choose some books for me and used the same categories that I thought of before for my last post, as they seemed to work well! As a reminder these are the categories I gave them to choose books in:
- A classic book
- An ARC chosen because of it’s title
- An ARC chosen because of it’s cover
- A book chosen off the top of his head he knew was on my TBR
- A Stephen King book
- A book from my downstairs bookshelf
- A book from the bookshelf outside my room
- A book from the bookshelf inside my room
I have been a bit ambitious and asked them to choose a book each – meaning I have 16 books on my TBR for this month – but I am now not studying at uni anymore so I have more time to read! I’m also doing a read-a-thon this month so that should help me get through them (more on that later!).
Here is my TBR for June as chosen by my parents!
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So last month I got my fiance, Ben to choose my TBR for the month! I thought I’d do a quick summary post of how I got on with the books he chose – I think I did pretty well! As a reminder here are the books he chose: Fiance Chooses my TBR!
A classic book:
To Kill A Mockingbird
I actually got this read and I’m SO glad I did! It was so interesting and I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to get to it. I can’t wait to write my review of it, I can see why it is Ben’s favourite book.
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