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:
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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.
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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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YES THIS IS LATE AGAIN I’M SO SORRY! I was meant to post this yesterday but I was having a really bad mental health day so didn’t have the motivation to write it – but it’s finally here! I read 12 books back in July and loved pretty much most of them too!
Let’s check out what I read!
Title: All Right Reserved by Gregory Scott Kasoulis
Review: This book was super interesting, and I thought that it really took a unique idea and did it justice. I read this for a blog tour – which you can find here: BLOG TOUR: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis // Review
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Title: Expectations by Andrew Wilkes
Release: 29th April 2018
Synopsis: In a rapidly changing world, Salarani finds herself in an uninhibited game of cat and mouse, where sex has never been more dangerous. With high expectations, she travels the kingdom, looking for lust and desire.Review:
What a debut novel this is! Sex, mystery and a whole lot of murder – this book has it all.
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Title: VOX by Christina Dalcher
Release: 23rd August 2018
Synopsis: Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning…
[100 WORD LIMIT REACHED]Review:
They say your days are numbered…but what if your words were too? The thought provoking and thrilling debut of the year is here, and is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on.
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Title: Splinter by Joshua Winning
Release: 9th July 2018
Synopsis:The world is falling apart around Nicholas Hallow. Amid rumours that the Dark Prophets have returned, a deathly gloom pollutes England, unleashing a savage hoard of nightmare creatures. Fighting the tide of evil, Nicholas returns home to Cambridge, where an old ally helps him seek out the mysterious Skurkwife, who could help Nicholas stop Malika and the Prophets for good. Meanwhile, Sam Wilkins unites the Sentinels against the forces of darkness, but with Jessica’s sanity slipping, and Isabel suspicious of her shadowy past, it’s a battle that could cost the Sentinels everything.Review:
The dramatic conclusion of the thrilling Sentinels series is finally here, and what a beauty it is.
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Title: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Release: 12th July 2018
Synopsis: Speth has been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford. But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again in protest at the unjust rules of the land. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.Review:
What if you had to pay for every word you spoke? What if silence was your biggest weapon?
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WOW! This has probably been the most successful reading month I’ve had in a very long time – reading a HUGE 22 books! I also got quite a few ARC’s read too – which to say I’ve been drowning in them is good for me!
Let’s check out what I read!
Title: The Hanging Women by John Mead
Review: I really liked this debut novel, and you know I’m all about a good crime novel! I was part of the blog tour for this book, and I posted the review at the start of the month – you can find it here: BLOG TOUR: The Hanging Women by John Mead // Review.
Continue reading “June 2018 Wrap Up!”
Title: Dis_Ability by Munir Zamir
Release: 25th April 2018
Synopsis: A collection of poetic writing exploring the identity, pain and power of disability.Review:
An honest account of the struggles of disability, and the firsthand accounts of how overcoming your struggles makes you stronger.
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