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Sentinel by Joshua Winning // Review


Title: Sentinel by Joshua Winning

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 19th May 2014

Synopsis: They are the world’s best-kept secret – an underground society whose eternal cause is to protect the world against the dark creatures and evil forces that inhabit the night. Now Sentinels are being targeted, murdered and turned as the fury of an ancient evil is unleashed once more.
And when 15-year-old Nicholas Hallow’s parents are killed in a suspicious train crash, the teenager is drawn into a desperate struggle against malevolent powers.
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Review:

An intriguing and gripping book that will leave you instantly reaching for the next book so you can continue the story.

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The Feed by Nick Clark Windo // ARC Review


Title: The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 25th January 2018

Synopsis: Tom and Kate’s daughter turns six tomorrow, and they have to tell her about sleep. If you sleep unwatched, you could be Taken. If you are Taken, then watching won’t save you. Nothing saves you. Your knowledge. Your memories. Your dreams.
If all you are is on the Feed, what will you become when the Feed goes down? For Tom and Kate, in the six years since the world collapsed, every day has been a fight for survival. And when their daughter, Bea, goes missing, they will question whether they can even trust each other anymore. The threat is closer than they realise…divider-2461548_1280

Review:

An intense and gripping novel that shows the potential consequences of becoming so dependent on technology.

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Swan Song by Charlotte Wilson // Review


Title: Swan Song by Charlotte Wilson

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 9th September 2017

Synopsis: When iconic ballerina Beatrice Duvall died, a nation mourned – and a legacy was born. Sixteen years later, her daughter Ava comes to London to take part in a high-profile tribute to Beatrice, and to learn about the mother she never knew. There’s just one snag: the tribute is a ballet, Swan Lake. Which is infinitely painful for Ava, because she can’t dance. Won’t dance. Not since she quit the Royal Ballet School last year and walked away from everything that defined her.

But this is London, colourful and crazy, and with actor Seb at her side, there’s so much to discover. Like Theatreland razzmatazz and rooftop picnics and flamingo parties. And a whole load of truths Ava never knew about her mother – and herself. When the time comes to take the stage, will Ava step out of the shadow cast by her mother’s pedestal? And who will be waiting for her there, in the bright lights?divider-2461548_1280Review:

An emotionally charged novel with a beautiful story, and wonderful writing to leave you in tears.

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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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Blogmas Day 9: dissent:RENEGADES by R.J. Furness // Review


Title: dissent:RENEGADES by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 16th October 2017

Synopsis: Centuries from now, during a new ice age, only three human colonies are known to exist. Scorr Tanta, the first city, is vast and resourceful, whereas Eklips is more desolate. Ellie, on the other hand, works in Port Harmony; a harbour town. As an apprentice orgo-keeper, the only highlight is getting to ride the animals that she cares for. Then, a chance skirmish at the market draws her closer to Haylee and her friends, and everything begins to change. Desperate to join them, Ellie has heard many tales about Haylee and her group of renowned warriors. What she doesn’t know, is how much danger follows them. Ellie is soon tugged into a much different world than she had first assumed. A world built on dissent, and filled with secrets.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A thrilling and immersive book that will transport you to a future reminiscent of the Jurassic era, but with more lies, deceit and even murder.

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Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart // Review


Title: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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Release: 5th September 2017

Synopsis: Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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Review:

Thank you to NetGalley for sending me this book to review!

 

I really don’t know how to feel about this book. I’ve never read an E. Lockhart book before, so I was quite excited after hearing brilliant things, but I was a little disappointed.

I didn’t feel invested at all with the story, and it just fell a little flat for me. I really wanted to like it, so I’m sad I didn’t! I did manage to finish it because it was only short, but I can’t say I’d want to read it again.

I do hope to give We Were Liars a chance one day though, I still have hope!

You can buy Genuine Fraud on Amazon UK here!

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

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BLOG TOUR POST: PULSE by Danielle Koste // Review


Title: PULSE by Danielle Koste

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 1st January 2018

Synopsis: Rowan Platts is addicted to success. When she’s presented with the chance to work on a top secret project fronted by her idol, renowned virologist Dr. Margot Miller, Rowan signs her life away without second thought. The realization she’s gotten in over her head comes only after the subject of their study is revealed: a boy with a bad attitude and an uninhibited taste for human blood.

He’s a medical anomaly. Having the ability to crush metal with his bare hands and hear a heartbeat from across the room, it would make Rowan’s career if she was the one to discover what made him so unusual. Easier said than done, with a subject who prefers snapping necks over answering questions.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A fast paced, perfectly balanced supernatural story with a story that will leave in you shaken, and begging to know what happens next.

I was unsure when I first started this book, but after the first 2 pages I literally couldn’t stop thinking about it. I adored the character of Rowan, and how utterly headstrong she was. She was so fierce from start to finish, and how down to earth she was really stood out to me.

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Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka // Review


Title: Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 5th March 2016

Synopsis: OUT OF SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE, ONE MAN HAS DECLARED WAR ON MOTHER NATURE AND PLANS TO BRING IT TO ITS KNEES.

OUT OF ALL THE CRIMINALS IN LOS ANGELES, HE’S THE NUMBER ONE TARGET BEING HUNTED BY THE LAPD TONIGHT.

AND OUT OF THE ENTIRE LAPD, ONE OFFICER IS HELL-BENT ON HELPING HIM COMPLETE HIS MISSION.

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Review:

A short story that packs a hug punch, this is definitely one to read.

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Room 119 by Trev Lince // Review


Title: Room 119 by Trev Lince

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 14th December 2017

Synopsis: High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the L;ondon penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed.

Following advice of a frail stranger, Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel and is plunged into the mysterious world of Room 119 – a world where nothing makes sense. How does everyone in the hotel know his name? Why does he travel there on a train line shut down over fifty years ago? And who is the sinister man in black who pursues him wherever he goes?

As he gradually pieces together the puzzle of Welnetham Hall, Dean is forced to re-evaluate his life and realises that nothing is more important to him than his wife and daughter. Desperate to gt back to them, he vows he would lay down his life for the people he loves.

It’s a promise he may have to keep.

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Review:

An extremely thought provoking, and beautifully written debut novel, that will leave you realising just how lucky you are to be alive.

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Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest // Blog Tour Review


Title: Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest

Rating: ★★★.5

Release: 2nd November 2017

Synopsis: Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . With so much change, can their friendship survive the war?

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Review:

A heartwarming and joy filled book, that is perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Although this is a continuation from Elaine’s first novel, The Woolworth Girls, it was not necessary to read them in order and I loved that. It allowed me to get invested in the book straight away!

The characters are so easy to love and the friendship between the two main characters is something that I know a lot of people can relate to. It was so nice to see them going through this rather stressful time together, and I really felt I could put myself in their shoes.

From start to finish I just loved reading this book, and the writing style was a perfect fit to the overall story. It was a great balance of family, friendship and although sometimes a bit slow paced, it was the perfect book to read on a cold winters day – especially tucked up in bed with a hot drink!

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