Title: Halcyon by Rio Youers
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…
A creepy and eerie novel with brilliant storytelling, and a premise that proves that heaven can sometimes be hell.
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November is upon us and spooky month has ended *cries forever*. I absolutely loved October and had SO much fun for Blogtober (you can find all of my posts using the Blogtober 2018 header on my blog!), thank you for joining me!
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Title: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
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?
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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Title: One Way by S. J. Morden
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 . .
A debut sci-fi that is sure to be out of this world…
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Title: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
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.
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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Title: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
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….
A dazzling sequel filled with mystery and an opening chapter you will never forget.
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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!
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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Title: Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
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. . .Review:
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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Title: City of Ghosts by V. E. Schwab
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.Review:
Victoria Schwab is back with a bang – this middle grade novel is not one to miss out on.
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Blogtober Day 16 is here – how are we over halfway through? 2018 IS GOING SO FAST GUYS.
How is blogtober going for you? I’m having such a fun time! When I’m not blogging I’m either watching YouTube or watching Netflix, so when I found this book tag on Kristen Kraves Books, I knew I had to do it to celebrate two of my loves – Netflix and books!
The last book you finished reading
A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab – I AM NOT OKAY
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