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BLOGMAS DAY 5: Wintersong by S-Jae Jones // Review

Title: Wintersong by S-Jae Jones

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 7th February 2017

Synopsis: All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds-and the mysterious man who rules it-she soon faces an impossible decision. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

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A fantastical novel that will make you fall in love with the Goblin King all over again.

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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 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 29: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough // Review


Title: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 2nd April 2015

Synopsis: Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don’t know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history?divider-2461548_1280A completely unique story of the impact that two of the oldest adversaries can have on everyday life – who wins in a game of love and death?

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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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Blogtober Day 25: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee // Review


Title: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 6th September 2018

Synopsis: It’s New York City, 2118. In Manhattan’s glamorous thousand-story supertower, millions of people are living scandalous lives. Leda, Watt, Rylin, Avery, and Calliope are all struggling to hide the biggest secrets of all, secrets that could destroy everything, and send their perfect worlds toppling over the edge. Because every rise has a fall.divider-2461548_1280

What an ending. This is a series finisher you won’t want to miss. One that will grip you from the very first page, and won’t let go until you’ve devoured every word of it.

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Blogtober Day 24: Girl in the Window by Penny Joelson // Review


Title: Girl in the Window by Penny Joelson

Rating: ★★★

Release: 9th August 2018

Synopsis: Nothing ever happens on Kasia’s street. And Kasia would know, because her illness makes her spend days stuck at home, watching the world from her bedroom window. So when she sees what looks like a kidnapping, she’s not sure whether she can believe her own eyes . . . There was a girl in the window opposite – did she see something too? But when Kasia goes to find her she is told the most shocking thing of all. There is no girl.divider-2461548_1280

Have you ever seen something out of the window, that was so unbelievable? This is Kasia’s reality, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse…

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