Reviews

BLOG TOUR: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli // Review

Title: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 12th November 2019

Synopsis: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist? Now Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Star Isles, their search and their stories become woven ever more tightly together as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world—and the next.

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The final book in the thrilling Iskari trilogy is finally here, and what an ending it is!

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Anticipated Releases

Books Released So Far in 2019 I Want to Read!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with a post featuring some 2019 book releases that are already out, but that I want to eventually get around to reading! I am so excited for all of these!

I’ve been using my library a lot more recently as I can’t really justify buying books at the moment, so hopefully they get some of these in so I can read them! I’m loving using the library and they are getting some new books in quite frequently so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

Until then I will share my excitement with you guys, and feel free to let me know down below what releases you’re excited for!divider-2461548_1280

With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

First off this cover is GORGEOUS. Also this sounds so unique and so brilliant. I’ve read nothing but amazing reviews about it, and it has really made me super hyped for it! I love a good contemporary and one about a single mum following her dreams as a chef? It just sounds so wholesome and I can’t wait!

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Anticipated Releases

COVER REVEAL: Dead Stock by Rachel Ward!

Hi everyone!

Today I have a very exciting post – a good ‘ol cover reveal! Last year I was asked if I wanted to be a part of the blog tour the first book in a new cosy mystery series called The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward.

I absolutely adored the book, and couldn’t wait for more books in the Ant & Bea series to be released so I could follow their stories! It’s now just over a year later and I got a VERY exciting email…the cover for book two is HERE!

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Weekly Book Memes

Top 5 Wednesday – Books to Read Before the End of 2018!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m back with bookish meme I haven’t done before – Top 5 Wednesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey on Youtube. There is a topic each week and you choose five answers related to it!

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This week’s prompt was about books to read before the end of the year, and these five books I am SO excited to get to! They are my most anticipated for definite! Once again I’m SO sorry this is late – this week has been hectic!divider-2461548_1280


Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

RED ALERT. MARKUS ZUSAK HAS A NEW BOOK OUT THIS YEAR. NOBODY PANIC, OH MY GOD.

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Anticipated Releases

New Voices 2018 – Manchester Event!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with a new post today and one that I’ve been SO excited to write for so long! For a while I’ve wanted to go to more blogger events, but never thought I’d get the opportunity to. That is until I was invited to the New Voices Event 2018 in Manchester by Headline Publishing! It was one of the biggest honours I’ve ever had, and I still can’t believe I got to go!

It was one of the best nights I’ve ever had, and was filled with laughter, friends and many many books and authors! I definitely thought I needed to share the night with you, and the wonderful books I received!

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Anticipated Releases

Blogmas Day 23: Top 10 Anticipated Releases of 2018!

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the year! There have been so many amazing books released this year, and I can’t wait to move into the new year!

2018 has so many amazing releases too, so I thought that for Day 23 of Blogmas I’d discuss 10 of my most anticipated ones!

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Throne of Glass #7 by Sarah J. Maas

I need this book NOW! I am not even slightly ready for this series to be over, so I have no idea how I’m going to cope when this series ends!

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Reviews

Blogmas Day 20: Everless by Sara Holland // Review


Title: Everless by Sara Holland

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 4th January 2018

Synopsis: In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry. Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever … and possibly the future of time itself.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Do you ever feel as if you’re running out of time? After reading this you will never think that in the same way again…

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Recommendations

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs – Release Day!

Hi everyone!
IT’S FINALLY STARR FALL RELEASE DAY AHHHH!! Today is officially the day, Starr Fall Book One is out and available to download now!!
Here is some information about this wonderful book!


Starr Fall
Book One of the Starr Fall Series By Kim Briggs
Release date: November 4, 2016
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-939590-94-7
Buy Links:
Book Synopsis:
On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in
love.
Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to
hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested
in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot
more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out
of that commitment. Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster Highs social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isnt the Goth loner he pretends to be, hes a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starrs hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit. By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.
Look below for a quick excerpt from the book!
“I didn’t tell you about my aunt,” he smiles.
“Is she a secret agent? Because that would really be convenient.”
“No, but almost as good, she’s a doctor. She works from time to time in hospitals, but her true passion is Doctors without Borders. She stayed home most of the summer and fall, but she’s not as happy in the states as she is in the field. A month ago, I finally convinced her I would be fine on my own.”
“So, let me guess. She’s on assignment?” I eye him warily.
“You got it. Darfur to be exact.”
“How long?” He turns to me. A crooked smile crosses his face. “Months and months.”
I almost get lost in his smile, but I catch myself. I can’t get distracted. “No.”
“No?” he says, “What do you mean ‘no’?
“I mean that you are not risking your life for me. Enough people are,” I gulp, “dead because of me. I will not put your life in harm’s way.”
“Too late,” he replies.
“No, it isn’t. Drop me off on the road, and I’ll figure this thing out.”
“No.”
“No? What do you mean no? Drop me off on the side of the road. I’ll be fine. I’ve survived this long, haven’t I?” I shout as I sit up in my seat. I tick off everything
I’ve done over the past four days. “I escaped the test site, swam Lake Ontario,
and have managed to hide out without getting caught. I am doing a damn good job
of going underground.”
“No, you aren’t,” he says.
I could spit fireballs at him. “What do you care? I thought you were, and I quote, ‘done helping people.’”
He pulls over to the side of the road and puts the car in park. His expression gives no hint to his mood. “Because of this,” he says and locks his fingers in mine. Electrical currents surge through them. The wall I’ve kept up for days and days crashes down as I lose what control I had left. The thread is broken.

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Starr Fall by Kim Briggs // Review


Title:
 Starr Fall 
by Kim Briggs

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: 4th November 2016 

Kim Brigg’s debut novel truly is a wonderful start to the series.

Starr Fall is the first book in a new Young Adult/Fantasy series by Kim Briggs. It tells the story of Starr, a model student with a typical teenagers’ life, until the Organisation decide they want her to be an assassin. In a fight for her freedom she goes on the run from the Organisation, and the last thing she expects was to fall in love with the mysterious Christian on the way.

From the start of the book I got the impression that this would be a romance “chick lit” genre of book, since it sets the scene of boy talk and sleepovers. I didn’t expect that within 30 pages, the seemingly happy chick lit vibe would be drastically turned into a completely action packed novel, that left me on the edge of my seat.

I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like this book, the plot behind it is wonderfully unique, it’s a breath of fresh air that’s needed in the YA genre. The characters are so relatable and fun, that you can’t help but get attached to them and become completely immersed in their story.

Starr was such a stand out female protagonist, she has such a wonderful sense of humour and even when everything goes downhill for her I still felt I could relate to her, and was extremely invested in everything that happened to her.

The development of Christian is also one of the best parts of this book, Kim creates his character so beautifully that you can’t help but fall in love with him. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that the change of his character from the start of the book to the end is wonderful to see and progress with in the novel.

There is a case of “instant love” in the book, which can sometimes be a little unbelievable and boring in YA. However in Starr Fall it is completely the opposite, it works so well within the novel and is entirely believable. They go through so much I think it would be hard not to fall in love! I loved this because it really adds a twist to the already popular genre which is just what everyone has been waiting for.

Starr Fall leaves you with so many questions that it’s a wonder anyone will be able to wait until January for the second book. There are so many intricate aspects in the novel, that questions flood your mind. Who are the Organisation? Does Christian have anything to do with them? What about Starr’s grandparents? The questions stay with you long after finishing, and keep you involved even after you’re done with the book!

Kim Brigg’s debut novel truly is a wonderful debut. From start to finish I was hooked, and all I could think about was what would possibly happen next. From believable characters to a brilliant new aspect of YA narrative, if you love action packed thrillers then this is the book for you! Now to begin the wait until book 2 is out!

Starr Fall: Book 1 in the Starr Fall series is out on all ebook platforms on November 4th 2016. Links below on where to pre-order:

Amazon UK: Pre-order here!

Amazon US: Pre-order here!

iBooks: Pre-order here!

*NOTE: I was sent Starr Fall in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*

Thank you Kim for letting me read your book before release!

 

Anticipated Releases · Weekly Book Memes

Waiting on Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted on Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My choice this week:

Title: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis: The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Release Date: September 6th 2016

 I AM SO SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. I’m literally the most excited for this book to be released than any other book this year. I LOVE Sarah’s books, and the Throne of Glass series is one of my favourite series of all time, so I am so excited to see what direction the story takes in this book because Queen of Shadows was amazing! Roll on 6th September!!

Leave a comment with your Waiting on Wednesdays! What books are you excited for?

Love,

Meggan x