Title: The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon
Release: 24th November 2017
Synopsis: The Usurper King takes place in an alternate universe where the serial killer Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is now running for president in 2016. Jim, a sufferer of a hybrid computer-biological virus that causes premature aging, tries to pay for his treatments by winning money on the game show ‘Guts!’, which has contestants competitively predict the future by reading animal entrails. As Jim begins to find omens in the entrails of Bundy’s victory, and details of Bundy’s murderous past are uncovered, Jim and another contestant take it upon themselves to stop his ascent to power before it’s too late.Review:
What if Ted Bundy never got caught? What if he was hiding right under your nose… Continue reading “The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon // Review”
I’m back today to end Danielle’s blog tour for her new novel, What The Flower Says of Death! It’s such an honour to not only be featured twice on her tour, but also to have the final post!
If you make it to the bottom of my review too then you can enter the giveaway – it’s the last day today so now’s your chance!
Title:What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste
Release: 14th November 2017
Synopsis: After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.
No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction.
Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable. Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t.Review:
A beautiful and powerful book focusing on mental health, grief and the truly life-changing hardships of learning to live again.
Continue reading “BLOG TOUR: What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste // Review + Giveaway!”
Title: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Release: 23rd February 2017
Synopsis: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?Review:
An emotional and moving novel showing the struggles of teenage pregnancy and having no place to call your own, especially when nobody believes you…
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I’m back once again this week for another book tag! The lovely Beth from All the Bright Book Places tagged me in this and I love these questions so much, thanks Beth!
Let’s get into it!
How Many Books Do You Usually Read At Once?
I have a very stressful habit of reading around 5 books at once – I just want to read them all because I’m so excited!
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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!
This week’s TTT is all about books that we have found that are hidden gems! It might be ones that people don’t talk about anymore, or books that you never hear anyone talk about, now is the time to talk about them!
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
I just finished the final book in this trilogy, The Towering Sky, and honestly if you hear someone screaming it’s probably me about how much I ADORE this series. The minute I put it down I was so upset more people weren’t talking about it because it deserves all the love in the world! It’s so brilliantly written, with so many essential and well developed characters – I don’t know how Katharine does it. Please please PLEASE read this series! My review for book one is here: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee // Review.
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Title: Artemis by Andy Weir
Release: 14th November 2017
Synopsis: WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough. So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…Review:
Another stunning book written by the award winning author of The Martian.
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Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning
Release: 15th May 2018
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.Review:
The death defying Warlock Holmes is back and he is definitely back with a bang. The third novel in the series is finally here after a very long wait!
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My lovely Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in this and I’m very excited to do it! I’ve been wanting to do more tags recently so this is perfect – thank you lovely!
Let’s have a look at my life in books!
Find a Book for Each of your Initials
- M – Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
- T – Twilight
- T – The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf – What Book Is It?
A Book Set in Your City/Country
I live in Sheffield but barely ANY books are set in my city so I’m going to go for one set in Barnsley instead (which is the town next to Sheffield!) – I choose A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines!
A Book That Represents A Destination You’d Love to Travel To
I would love to visit Japan and this book (also by one of my favourite authors ever) is set in that wonderful country I’d love to visit!
A Book That’s Your Favourite Colour
I love the colour red, and I think this is that perfectly!
Which Book Do You Have the Fondest Memories Of?
I remember this as being one of the first series I’ve ever loved reading, and I used to bring it to school with me to read! It was some of my favourite mornings.
Which Book Did You Have the Most Difficulty Reading?
This book has a very unique story to it, and although it was good, it was at times hard to fathom and a difficult topic to get through.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
Christine has been on my TBR for so long, and it is absolutely huge so I feel like I’ll be super happy to finally get to it!
There we go! Thank you again to Sarah for the tag! What did you think of my answers? Leave a comment below!
I tag anyone who wants to be tagged!
Until next time,
HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER??? It does mean however that once again I’m BACK with another TBR post for the month! After missing last month because of ARC August – I’m back to sticking to my current theme for my TBR’s, this month I asked my best friend to choose my TBR!
I had to change some of the categories because I moved house so have organised my bookshelves differently, so included new changed categories at the bottom! Here are the categories:
- A classic book
- An ARC chosen because of it’s title
- An ARC chosen because of it’s cover
- An e-ARC chosen by name
- A Stephen King book
- A book from the bookcase in the bedroom
- A book from the ‘standalone’ bookcase in the attic
- A book from the ‘series’ bookcase in the attic
Let’s check out what she chose:
A Classic Book
Lauren’s Choice – She chose Watership Down by Richard Adams.
My thoughts – I’m so excited by this! I know this is a classic that will break my heart and I’m not ready! Continue reading “Best Friend Chooses my TBR!”
Title: The Island by M. A. Bennett
Release: 9th August 2018
Synopsis: Link is a fish out of water. Newly arrived from America, he is finding it hard to settle into the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand? And what kind of school ranks its students by how fast they can run round the school quad – however ancient that quad may be? When Link runs the slowest time in years, he immediately becomes the butt of every school joke. And some students are determined to make his life more miserable than others . . . When a school summer trip is offered, Link can think of nothing worse than spending voluntary time with his worst tormentors. But when his parents say he can only leave Osney School – forever – if he goes on the trip, Link decides to endure it for the ultimate prize. But this particular trip will require a very special sort of endurance.The saying goes ‘No man is an island’ – but what if on that island is a group of teenagers, none of whom particularly like each other? When oppressive heat, hunger and thirst start to bite, everyone’s true colours will be revealed. Let the battle commence . . .Review:
Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you were stuck on a desert island? Well Link has, and what he has planned is set to shake up the entire hierarchy of his life so far… Continue reading “The Island by M. A. Bennett // Review”