Reviews

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 2018 · Reviews

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 2018 · Reviews

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 2018 · Reviews

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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Blogtober Day 22: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee // Review


Title: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 7th September 2017

Synopsis: Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a beacon of futuristic glamour and high-tech luxury… and to millions of people living scandalous, secretive lives. LEDA is haunted by nightmares of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’s afraid the truth will get out – which is why she hires WATT, her very own hacker, to keep an eye on all of the witnesses for her. But what happens when their business relationship turns personal? When RYLIN receives a scholarship to an elite upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being here also means seeing the boy she loves: the one whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return. AVERY is grappling with the reality of her forbidden romance – is there anywhere in the world that’s safe for them to be together? And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who’s arrived in New York with a devious goal in mind – and too many secrets to count. Here in the Tower, no one is safe – because someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, you’re always only one step away from a devastating fall….divider-2461548_1280

A dazzling sequel filled with mystery and an opening chapter you will never forget.

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Blogtober 2018 · Book Tags

Blogtober Day 20: 7 Deadly Sins Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe we only have 11 days left in October? WHERE IS 2018 GOING???? I thought for today’s Blogtober post, I’d finally do the 7 Deadly Sins Tag that my wonderful Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in a while ago! Go check her blog out now, she is amazing!

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GREED:
What is The Most Expensive Book You Own?


It’s probably not the most expensive, but for the size it is, I’d definitely say The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. It was SO hard to find in English, so for like a 100 page book, I paid almost £20 for it so I could finish my collection!

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Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 19: Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager // Review


Title: Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 12th July 2018

Synopsis: It was Emma’s first summer away from home. She made friends. She played games. And she learned how to lie. Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned. . . Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of a crime. Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all. . .divider-2461548_1280Review:

Riley is known for his mystery novel, Final Girls and this one, just like his debut, is sure to keep you hooked.

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Blogtober Day 18: City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab // Review


Title: City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 6th September 2018

Synopsis:Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself. And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.divider-2461548_1280Review:

Victoria Schwab is back with a bang – this middle grade novel is not one to miss out on.

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