Title: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
Release: 20th September 2018
Synopsis: Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September – boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
What a beautiful novel focusing on the struggles of war, of being left behind and of how important family can be in the darkest of times.
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Title: One Way by S. J. Morden
Release: 23rd August 2018
Synopsis: Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son’s drug dealer, so when he’s offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations – the corporation that owns the prison – he takes it. He’s been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is. As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . .
A debut sci-fi that is sure to be out of this world…
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It’s day 26 of Blogtober – we’re nearly at the end can you believe it! I am so excited for this tag today – I found it on Nerd Narration and knew I had to do it after recently falling back in love with GoT!
Let’s get into it!
HOUSE LANNISTER: “HEAR ME ROAR!”
NAME A BOOK THAT YOU ORIGINALLY LOVED, BUT UPON A RE-READ REALIZED THAT IT WASN’T SO GREAT AFTER ALL
There aren’t any I can actually think of that I’ve re-read and not liked!
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Title: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
Release: 6th September 2018
Synopsis: It’s New York City, 2118. In Manhattan’s glamorous thousand-story supertower, millions of people are living scandalous lives. Leda, Watt, Rylin, Avery, and Calliope are all struggling to hide the biggest secrets of all, secrets that could destroy everything, and send their perfect worlds toppling over the edge. Because every rise has a fall.
What an ending. This is a series finisher you won’t want to miss. One that will grip you from the very first page, and won’t let go until you’ve devoured every word of it.
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Title: Girl in the Window by Penny Joelson
Release: 9th August 2018
Synopsis: Nothing ever happens on Kasia’s street. And Kasia would know, because her illness makes her spend days stuck at home, watching the world from her bedroom window. So when she sees what looks like a kidnapping, she’s not sure whether she can believe her own eyes . . . There was a girl in the window opposite – did she see something too? But when Kasia goes to find her she is told the most shocking thing of all. There is no girl.
Have you ever seen something out of the window, that was so unbelievable? This is Kasia’s reality, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse…
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It’s Blogtober Day 23 and 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 one of my favourite topics – VILLAINS! I absolutely love a good villain, and sometimes they’re my favourite parts of books. It was very hard to talk about just 10 of my favourite villains, but I think I got most of my favourites down! Let’s go!
Victor Vale – Vicious by V. E. Schwab
I mean this book is literally entirely about villains so how could I not mention it? Victor is such an amazing character and the definition of a lovable villain for definite!
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Title: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
Release: 7th September 2017
Synopsis: Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a beacon of futuristic glamour and high-tech luxury… and to millions of people living scandalous, secretive lives. LEDA is haunted by nightmares of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’s afraid the truth will get out – which is why she hires WATT, her very own hacker, to keep an eye on all of the witnesses for her. But what happens when their business relationship turns personal? When RYLIN receives a scholarship to an elite upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being here also means seeing the boy she loves: the one whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return. AVERY is grappling with the reality of her forbidden romance – is there anywhere in the world that’s safe for them to be together? And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who’s arrived in New York with a devious goal in mind – and too many secrets to count. Here in the Tower, no one is safe – because someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, you’re always only one step away from a devastating fall….
A dazzling sequel filled with mystery and an opening chapter you will never forget.
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Title: Clowders by Vanessa Morgan
Synopsis: Clervaux, Luxembourg. This secluded, picturesque town in the middle of Europe is home to more cats than people. For years, tourists have flocked to this place – also known as “cat haven” – to meet the cats and buy cat-related souvenirs. When Aidan, Jess and their five-year-old daughter, Eleonore, move from America to Clervaux, it seems as if they’ve arrived in paradise. It soon becomes evident, though, that the inhabitants’ adoration of their cats is unhealthy. According to a local legend, each time a cat dies, nine human lives are taken as a punishment. To tourists, these tales are supernatural folklore, created to frighten children on cold winter nights. But for the inhabitants of Clervaux, the danger is horrifyingly real. Initially, Aidan and Jess regard this as local superstition, but when Jess runs over a cat after a night on the town, people start dying, one by one, and each time it happens, a clowder of cats can be seen roaming the premises. Are they falling victim to the collective paranoia infecting the entire town? Or is something unspeakably evil waiting for them?Their move to Europe may just have been the worst decision they ever made.
An interesting twist on a modern myth, Clowders will have you cautious of every cat you come across. Remember to treat them with respect…or else…
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Can you believe we only have 11 days left in October? WHERE IS 2018 GOING???? I thought for today’s Blogtober post, I’d finally do the 7 Deadly Sins Tag that my wonderful Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in a while ago! Go check her blog out now, she is amazing!
What is The Most Expensive Book You Own?
It’s probably not the most expensive, but for the size it is, I’d definitely say The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. It was SO hard to find in English, so for like a 100 page book, I paid almost £20 for it so I could finish my collection!
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Title: Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Release: 12th July 2018
Synopsis: It was Emma’s first summer away from home. She made friends. She played games. And she learned how to lie. Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned. . . Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of a crime. Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all. . .Review:
Riley is known for his mystery novel, Final Girls and this one, just like his debut, is sure to keep you hooked.
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