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The 90’s Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’M BACK! Okay okay I know I keep saying that, and this time I’m not promising anything because I am very on and off with blogging these days. I’m not sure what’s going on with me at the moment, so I’m sorry if my posts are infrequent but I’ll be trying my best to keep up!

I saw this tag over on Lorryn’s blog AGES ago and I thought I would do it because it sounds amazing. I was only born in 97 so it’s not like I have any memories of the 90s, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t love everything about the 90s!

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  1. Please, please, please steal this tag and spread it around!  I only ask that you link it back to The Literary Phoenix so that I can see everyone’s answers!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s.  Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun!

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Pokemon:
Gotta Catch ’em All! The author you need every book from.

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Jay Kristoff – I need everything he has ever written, is currently writing, or will ever write!!

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Reviews

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough // Review


Title: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Rating: ★★★

Release: 17th May 2018

Synopsis: When you think you’re safe, YOU’RE NOT. When you think the past is over, IT ISN’T. When you think you know someone, YOU DON’T. When you think you’ve guessed this twist, YOU HAVEN’T. One moment will change three women’s lives forever.divider-2461548_1280

The new novel from bestseller Sarah Pinborough is here, and although slow at times it is 100% worth a read. Continue reading “Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough // Review”

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Beauty and the Beast Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I AM SO EXCITED TO DO THIS BOOK TAG!!! Also just a little side note – YES I am listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack whilst I write this up – because why would I not??

The wonderful Sarah from Book Hooked Nook tagged me in this and I can’t thank her enough! Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film ever (I literally have a thigh tattoo dedicated to it!), so combining it with books is HEAVEN!

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“Oh what a guy, Gaston!”
A villain you can’t help but love

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I mean whoever the villain is in this book is very subjective but no matter what I love everyone! Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Book Tag!”

Reviews

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas // Review


Title: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 9th May 2017

Synopsis: There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette–to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer–and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.divider-2461548_1280

A debut that packs a punch, this is Kara Thomas at her finest. The writing style is completely captivating and the POV of the story pulled me in from the very first page.

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The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre // Review


Title: The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 12th February 2015

Synopsis: Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn’t touched another person in three years. She hasn’t left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She’s doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She’s the number 3 model on cams.com. And she hasn’t killed anyone for years.  But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It’s uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She’s convinced he’s responsible for the girl’s abduction – but no one will listen to her. So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment. And this is what happens…divider-2461548_1280

Think Jessica Jones meets Criminal Minds with a little bit of Fifty Shades and you’ve basically got this book.

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The Controversial Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with another book tag – it’s been a while and I’ve missed out on so many good ones recently! I have a HUGE list of ones I want to catch up with, but if there’s any other great tags you want me to do, just let me know below!

This tag I saw on Lucy’s wonderful blog, That Book Gal, SO long ago – but I knew I wanted to do it! Here we go!divider-2461548_1280

What is the most controversial book you have read/own, and why?

I own a copy of A Clockwork Orange so I mean – pretty controversial…
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Reviews

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides // Review


Title: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 7th February 2019

Synopsis: Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?divider-2461548_1280

An exciting new mystery thriller that will leave you hooked from the very first page.

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Statistics Survey 2018!

Hi everyone!

I absolutely love looking at everyone’s statistics and although I hate doing it for actual mathematics reasons, I love looking at my own stats too! So when I did this last year after finding it on Literary Me, I couldn’t help but do it again! This is hosted by  Andi’s ABCs & Book Addict’s Guide so make sure to give all three blogs some love!

I’m sorry it’s so late but it’s finally here!

Let’s get on with some good ol’ stats!divider-2461548_1280

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  • Number of books read…
    • Under 250 pages: 48 books
    • Between 251-399 pages: 92 books
    • Between 400-449 pages: 31 books
    • Between 450-499 pages: 17 books
    • Over 500 pages: 12 books
    • Over 1000 pages: 0 books

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(Belated) 2018 End of Year Survey!

Hi everyone!

This is my second post of 2018 (I know it’s been a while!), but I am so excited to be back! The start of a new year is always so exciting for me, I love doing all of the end of year posts and wrap ups and seeing how my reading went this year! I honestly have been having a bit of a rough time getting back into blogging, but I am trying my best to come back!

I really do love this type of post, so hopefully my VERY delayed survey will bring me back to the blogging world! Thank you for all being so patient with me.

This set of questions is from Perpetual Page Turner and I’m so excited to be doing it again!!

**2018 READING STATS**

Number Of Books You Read: 200
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: YA

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Reviews

BLOG TOUR: All The Lonely People by David Owen // Review


Title: All The Lonely People by David Owen

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 10th January 2019

Synopsis: Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she? She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now. As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.divider-2461548_1280A moving book focusing on loneliness, social media and how the rise of the internet can quickly take over your life.

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