YES THIS IS LATE AGAIN I’M SO SORRY! I was meant to post this yesterday but I was having a really bad mental health day so didn’t have the motivation to write it – but it’s finally here! I read 12 books back in July and loved pretty much most of them too!
Let’s check out what I read!
Title: All Right Reserved by Gregory Scott Kasoulis
Review: This book was super interesting, and I thought that it really took a unique idea and did it justice. I read this for a blog tour – which you can find here: BLOG TOUR: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis // Review
Continue reading “(Another Very Late) July 2018 Wrap Up!”
I’M SO SORRY IT’S LATE! I am aware it is nearly the end of August but I have a very good reason why my July wrap ups are so late! In July me and Ben did something we’ve been wanting to do forever….WE MOVED IN TOGETHER! We’ve been in our new house a month now and I’m still so in love with it!
It was a long process as you can imagine as I’ve never moved before, so I kept getting behind on blog posts but I’m back now and very happy with our new house and being able to live with him!
So anyway let’s talk about what you’re here for – BOOKS!
Let’s get to it!
ARCs & Finished Copies from Publishers/Authors:
Title: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
I’m so excited to read this! It’s been on my radar for a while, and Orion were kind enough to send me a copy – thank you!
Synopsis: In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater – and far darker – than she ever imagined. When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever. Continue reading “(Very Late) July 2018 Book Haul!”
So today I’m back with something super special that I’m extremely excited about! Today is my first stop on the blog tour for What the Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste, and I have such an interesting interview with her – I loved doing it!
If you recognise Danielle’s name, it’s because she’s been featured before on my blog for her debut novel PULSE, and you can check those posts out below:
I absolutely adore her newest book, and I can’t wait to share my interview with you so here we go! Also if you get to the bottom of the post, there’s an amazing giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on!
What inspired WTFSOD?
It’s hard to say exactly what inspired What The Flower Says Of Death. I think it was a number of things just joined together for a perfect storm. I had just finished PULSE, my first full novel to complete and I was a little overwhelmed with the freedom. I could do anything, and it had been a long while since I was in that position (for a very long time the goal was so focused on PULSE that finally be able to work on something else was strange and exciting). Mostly I just tried something new (I wrote the opening after having some thoughts swirling in my head) and something special about the character narrating had already stuck out to me even after just a few lines. When it comes down to it was really just that opening scene that inspired the rest of the novel.
Continue reading “WTFSOD BLOG TOUR: Q&A with Danielle Koste and a Giveaway!”
Title: Expectations by Andrew Wilkes
Release: 29th April 2018
Synopsis: In a rapidly changing world, Salarani finds herself in an uninhibited game of cat and mouse, where sex has never been more dangerous. With high expectations, she travels the kingdom, looking for lust and desire.Review:
What a debut novel this is! Sex, mystery and a whole lot of murder – this book has it all.
Continue reading “Expectations by Andrew Wilkes // Review”
Title: The Hit by Allen Zadoff
Release: 11th June 2013
Synopsis: Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn’t stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die — of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When Boy Nobody was just eleven, he discovered his own parents had died of not-so-natural causes. He soon found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program’s next mission.Review:
A unique story of Boy Nobody – it will grip you right to the last word.
Continue reading “The Hit by Allen Zadoff // Review”
Title: VOX by Christina Dalcher
Release: 23rd August 2018
Synopsis: Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning…
[100 WORD LIMIT REACHED]Review:
They say your days are numbered…but what if your words were too? The thought provoking and thrilling debut of the year is here, and is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on.
Continue reading “VOX BLOGGER DAY: VOX by Christina Dalcher // Review”
I’m back with yet ANOTHER book tag – I just love them so much! Also my favourite tag queen Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in this one again and it honestly sounds like SO much fun! I love the format and I can’t wait to answer some of the questions!
Let’s get into it!
Three Read Once and Loved Authors
Jay Kristoff – The minute I read Nevernight I knew he was an author that I was going to adore!
Annabel Pitcher – Ketchup Clouds absolutely BLEW me away and I now pick up every book she has as soon as it’s out!
Kim Briggs – She’s a wonderful writer and the first page of Starr Fall had me so captivated that I haven’t looked back since!
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Once again I’m back with a tag from my favourite blogger queen, Sarah from Book Hooked Nook! I love when you tag me in things!
I have already done this tag back in February (you can find that one here – The Cookie Book Tag!) but my answers to these tags change ALL the time so I really want to do it again – I hope you don’t mind!
A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed
Dracula by Bram Stoker is and always will be my favourite classic novel!
Continue reading “The Cookie Book Tag – Version 2!”
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!
This week’s TTT is all about our favourite bookish websites and blogs! I really love this idea, and I’m ready to share some love – especially for some of my favourite bloggers! There are SO many other bloggers I didn’t fit into this post though! Let’s get into it!
I love Epic Reads so much – I love their listicles of the best books during the month, and also I think the design and everything else is just so fun and a wonderful bookish place to go!
Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Bookish Websites/Blogs!”