My lovely Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in this and I’m very excited to do it! I’ve been wanting to do more tags recently so this is perfect – thank you lovely!
Let’s have a look at my life in books!
Find a Book for Each of your Initials
- M – Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
- T – Twilight
- T – The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf – What Book Is It?
A Book Set in Your City/Country
I live in Sheffield but barely ANY books are set in my city so I’m going to go for one set in Barnsley instead (which is the town next to Sheffield!) – I choose A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines!
A Book That Represents A Destination You’d Love to Travel To
I would love to visit Japan and this book (also by one of my favourite authors ever) is set in that wonderful country I’d love to visit!
A Book That’s Your Favourite Colour
I love the colour red, and I think this is that perfectly!
Which Book Do You Have the Fondest Memories Of?
I remember this as being one of the first series I’ve ever loved reading, and I used to bring it to school with me to read! It was some of my favourite mornings.
Which Book Did You Have the Most Difficulty Reading?
This book has a very unique story to it, and although it was good, it was at times hard to fathom and a difficult topic to get through.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
Christine has been on my TBR for so long, and it is absolutely huge so I feel like I’ll be super happy to finally get to it!
There we go! Thank you again to Sarah for the tag! What did you think of my answers? Leave a comment below!
I tag anyone who wants to be tagged!
Until next time,
HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER??? It does mean however that once again I’m BACK with another TBR post for the month! After missing last month because of ARC August – I’m back to sticking to my current theme for my TBR’s, this month I asked my best friend to choose my TBR!
I had to change some of the categories because I moved house so have organised my bookshelves differently, so included new changed categories at the bottom! Here are the categories:
- A classic book
- An ARC chosen because of it’s title
- An ARC chosen because of it’s cover
- An e-ARC chosen by name
- A Stephen King book
- A book from the bookcase in the bedroom
- A book from the ‘standalone’ bookcase in the attic
- A book from the ‘series’ bookcase in the attic
Let’s check out what she chose:
A Classic Book
Lauren’s Choice – She chose Watership Down by Richard Adams.
My thoughts – I’m so excited by this! I know this is a classic that will break my heart and I’m not ready! Continue reading “Best Friend Chooses my TBR!”
Title: The Island by M. A. Bennett
Release: 9th August 2018
Synopsis: Link is a fish out of water. Newly arrived from America, he is finding it hard to settle into the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew there could be so many strange traditions to understand? And what kind of school ranks its students by how fast they can run round the school quad – however ancient that quad may be? When Link runs the slowest time in years, he immediately becomes the butt of every school joke. And some students are determined to make his life more miserable than others . . . When a school summer trip is offered, Link can think of nothing worse than spending voluntary time with his worst tormentors. But when his parents say he can only leave Osney School – forever – if he goes on the trip, Link decides to endure it for the ultimate prize. But this particular trip will require a very special sort of endurance.The saying goes ‘No man is an island’ – but what if on that island is a group of teenagers, none of whom particularly like each other? When oppressive heat, hunger and thirst start to bite, everyone’s true colours will be revealed. Let the battle commence . . .Review:
Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you were stuck on a desert island? Well Link has, and what he has planned is set to shake up the entire hierarchy of his life so far… Continue reading “The Island by M. A. Bennett // Review”
Wow what a month! I can’t believe we’re already in September – WHERE IS 2018??? I got so many amazing books this month, and I also only actually bought 3 books which is pretty amazing for me!!!! I’m very very lucky with books this month – thank you to everyone who gave me, bought me or sent me books I love you all!
Anyway you’re here for books so….
Let’s get to it!
ARCs & Finished Copies from Publishers/Authors:
Title: The Last by Hanna James
This book looked so interesting when advertised on Twitter, so naturally I jumped at the chance, and IT’S AMAZING. I’ve already read it because I have no self control, and I can’t wait for you all to read it!
Synopsis: BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm. Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message. Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer . . . As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?
Continue reading “August 2018 Book Haul!”
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
Continue reading “(Another Very Late) July 2018 Wrap Up!”
I’M SO SORRY IT’S LATE! I am aware it is nearly the end of August but I have a very good reason why my July wrap ups are so late! In July me and Ben did something we’ve been wanting to do forever….WE MOVED IN TOGETHER! We’ve been in our new house a month now and I’m still so in love with it!
It was a long process as you can imagine as I’ve never moved before, so I kept getting behind on blog posts but I’m back now and very happy with our new house and being able to live with him!
So anyway let’s talk about what you’re here for – BOOKS!
Let’s get to it!
ARCs & Finished Copies from Publishers/Authors:
Title: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
I’m so excited to read this! It’s been on my radar for a while, and Orion were kind enough to send me a copy – thank you!
Synopsis: In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater – and far darker – than she ever imagined. When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever. Continue reading “(Very Late) July 2018 Book Haul!”
So today I’m back with something super special that I’m extremely excited about! Today is my first stop on the blog tour for What the Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste, and I have such an interesting interview with her – I loved doing it!
If you recognise Danielle’s name, it’s because she’s been featured before on my blog for her debut novel PULSE, and you can check those posts out below:
I absolutely adore her newest book, and I can’t wait to share my interview with you so here we go! Also if you get to the bottom of the post, there’s an amazing giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on!
What inspired WTFSOD?
It’s hard to say exactly what inspired What The Flower Says Of Death. I think it was a number of things just joined together for a perfect storm. I had just finished PULSE, my first full novel to complete and I was a little overwhelmed with the freedom. I could do anything, and it had been a long while since I was in that position (for a very long time the goal was so focused on PULSE that finally be able to work on something else was strange and exciting). Mostly I just tried something new (I wrote the opening after having some thoughts swirling in my head) and something special about the character narrating had already stuck out to me even after just a few lines. When it comes down to it was really just that opening scene that inspired the rest of the novel.
Continue reading “WTFSOD BLOG TOUR: Q&A with Danielle Koste and a Giveaway!”
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.
Continue reading “Expectations by Andrew Wilkes // Review”
Title: The Hit by Allen Zadoff
Release: 11th June 2013
Synopsis: Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn’t stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die — of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When Boy Nobody was just eleven, he discovered his own parents had died of not-so-natural causes. He soon found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program’s next mission.Review:
A unique story of Boy Nobody – it will grip you right to the last word.
Continue reading “The Hit by Allen Zadoff // Review”