Blogtober 2019 · Reviews

BLOGTOBER DAY 13: The Last by Hanna Jameson // Review


Title: The Last by Hanna Jameson

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 31st January 2019

Synopsis: THE WORLD ENDS IN NUCLEAR WAR. You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel. You wait, you survive. Then you find the body. One of your number has blood on their hands. The race is on to find the killer…BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS YOU.divider-2461548_1280

When you’re trapped in one place at the end of the world, what will you do to survive?

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides // Review


Title: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 7th February 2019

Synopsis: Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?divider-2461548_1280

An exciting new mystery thriller that will leave you hooked from the very first page.

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BLOG TOUR: Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Five: Shadows Part One by R. J. Furness // Review

Title: SHADOWS: Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Five by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 16th March 2019

Synopsis: Sapphire Smyth is no stranger to rejection. When she was only a baby, her father abandoned her after her mother died. Since then, Sapphire has never felt like she belonged anywhere, or with anyone. To make things worse, Sapphire’s foster carers have now turned their back on her – on her eighteenth birthday. After living with them throughout her childhood, Sapphire has to find a new home. Is it any wonder she finds it hard to trust people? Abandoned by the people she called family, Sapphire is alone and searching for some meaning in her life. Except that meaning has already come looking for her. When Sapphire discovers mysterious creatures lurking in the shadows, she soon realises that her fate is unlike anything she had ever imagined.
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A thrilling new novel by the wonderful writer and creator of the fantastic Orgo Runners series, R. J. Furness.

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BLOG TOUR: All The Lonely People by David Owen // Review


Title: All The Lonely People by David Owen

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 10th January 2019

Synopsis: Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she? She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now. As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.divider-2461548_1280A moving book focusing on loneliness, social media and how the rise of the internet can quickly take over your life.

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BLOG TOUR: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa // Review

Title: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 1st November 2018

Synopsis: Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. As a temple burns to the ground Yumeko escapes with its greatest treasure – the first piece of the scroll. And when fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai she knows he seeks what she has. Kage is under order to kill those who stand in his way but will he be able to complete his mission? Will this be the dawn that sees the dragon wake?

A glimpse into the fantastical world of Japanese mythology, with this thrilling book that you won’t want to put down.

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BLOG TOUR: Dead Stock by Rachel Ward // Review

Title: Dead Stock by Rachel Ward

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 15th November 2018

Synopsis: New Year dawns and something is rotten in Kingsleigh. With a body on the bypass and pet cats going missing, supermarket sleuths Ant and Bea have a new case. But juggling problems at work and home takes its toll – and as they near the truth, more than one secret is going to come out.

The brilliant second installment of the Ant & Bea Mysteries is filled with cats, mystery and murder – what more could you need?

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BLOG TOUR: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend // Review

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 13th November 2018

Synopsis: The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil. Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society?divider-2461548_1280

Welcome back to the Wunderous world of Nevermoor. If you thought the first book was good, get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

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BLOG TOUR: Halcyon by Rio Youers // Review


Title: Halcyon by Rio Youers

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 23rd October 2018

Synopsis: Halcyon is the answer for anyone who wants to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems. A self-sustaining community on a breathtakingly beautiful island, Halcyon is run for people who want to live without fear, crime or greed. Its leader has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing, and believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure. On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. Yet he soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon s perfect veneer. As the founder captivates his young family, Martin sets out to discover the truth of the island, however terrible it might be, where something so perfect hides unimaginable darkness beneath…divider-2461548_1280

A creepy and eerie novel with brilliant storytelling, and a premise that proves that heaven can sometimes be hell.

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Blogtober Day 28: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay // Review


Title: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay

Rating: ★★★★★

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?divider-2461548_1280

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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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 27: One Way by S. J. Morden // Review


Title: One Way by S. J. Morden

Rating: ★★★★

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 . .divider-2461548_1280

A debut sci-fi that is sure to be out of this world…

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