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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Recommendations

BLOG TOUR: Amber Elby’s Most Influential Books – Guest Post!

Hi everyone!

Yes I’m back AGAIN with my THIRD post of the day (I promise I’m done – I know you’re probably sick of me now!) but this one is AMAZING! I’m part of another blog tour, and today I have a guest post for you!

Amber Elby’s sequel to her debut novel, Cauldrons Bubble (you can find my review here for it), is out soon and I’m here bringing you Amber’s most influential books! I love reading about some of my favourite authors favourite books – it’s so interesting!divider-2461548_1280Amber’s Influential Books

Obviously, Shakespeare is my primary inspiration and influence.  His plays have many allusions in my novels, but he’s not my only source of ideas.  I’m not a Shakespeare scholar, only a self-described fangirl, and my academic specialization is Victorian Literature, so my influences spring primarily from nineteenth century works. 

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Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Series I Don’t Plan on Finishing!

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! ! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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This week’s TTT was about books and series you’ll never finish, and I genuinely didn’t know there was so many! I am also VERY sorry that this is so late, this week has been crazy with some exciting things (to be announced soon!), so all my weekly posts have been pushed forward – I’m so sorry! Let’s get to it!

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I really enjoyed Red Rising when I read it a couple of years ago, I thought it was super interesting. However I’ve had SO many chances to pick up the next books in the series, and it just never took my fancy so I don’t think I’ll carry it on!

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Reviews

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi // Book Review

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
Title: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 2nd October 2012

Synopsis: Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A brilliant behind the scenes look at the fearless leader of Sector 45, like you’ve never seen him before.

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Monthly TBR

Fiance Chooses my TBR!

Hi everyone!

I’m back with a different post today, one I’ve never done before! I saw this on BooksandLala’s YouTube channel, and thought it was such a fun thing to do, and really wanted to try it to get through some of my neverending TBR!

So I asked my fiance, Ben, to choose some books for me and gave him certain categories to choose in so it would be a bit easier for him! These are the categories I gave him to choose books in:

  1. A classic book
  2. An ARC chosen because of it’s title
  3. An ARC chosen because of it’s cover
  4. A book chosen off the top of his head he knew was on my TBR
  5. A Stephen King book
  6. A book from my downstairs bookshelf
  7. A book from the bookshelf outside my room
  8. A book from the bookshelf inside my room

He did so great, and picked some books I am SUPER excited to read so let’s get into what he chose! Continue reading “Fiance Chooses my TBR!”

Weekly Book Memes

The Sunday Post – 22nd April 2018!

Hi everyone!

I’m back once again with a new Sunday Post!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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I completely missed the Sunday Post from last week, so I’ll try to include both weeks together! Last week it was my birthday! I’m OFFICIALLY 21 years old now – how crazy! I had the best birthday ever, ate so much food and spent it with my favourite people! I also got lots of books, which is always a plus in any situation! I also got some birthday money so I’m obviously now shopping for books – so please leave any recs below!

This week has been nice and sunny in the UK which is absolutely CRAZY because it’s been snowing so often, it’s nice to have a change!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

Munches in March Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I finished Munches in March! What an amazing readathon it was, and I got much more read than I ever expected to so I’m very happy with that and I can’t wait to show you all what I read on the bingo card!

If you don’t know what Munches in March is, then check out my post for my TBR here: Munches in March TBR!. It was so much fun, a month long readathon – what isn’t to love!

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Reviews

BLOG TOUR: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi // Review


Title: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 8th March 2018

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.
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Review:

The YA Fantasy debut that the world was waiting for is finally here, and it is taking the world by storm! If this isn’t on your TBR already, it needs to be!

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Hauls

February Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

January went so slowly, and I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone? I had one of the best haul months this month, and got the most amount of ARC’s I’ve ever received in one month before, so thank you to everyone who sent me one! Let’s get into it!
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ARCs:

I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!


Title: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I got the most amazing email from Pan Macmillan asking if I wanted to be on the blog tour for this book, and they said they’d send me an ARC and I basically screamed! This one of my most anticipated reads of the entire year so finally having it in my hands I could cry! I am so excited!!!

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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Monthly Wrap Ups

#Thriller-A-Thon and #TimeHop-A-Thon Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

If you didn’t know, I recently took part in the Thriller-A-Thon – a readathon that is focused on getting through some of your most anticipated thrillers, and the TimeHop-A-Thon! If you missed my TBR on these, then you can check them out here (Thriller-A-Thon TBR! & TimeHop-A-Thon TBR!) to compare what I wanted to read, to what I actually read!

I wish I’d have been able to read more, but I guess  that’s what you get for trying to balance out two readathons during the same time haha! I am still happy with what I read, and I’ll go through in more detail my thoughts on each book in my February wrap up which will be live soon!divider-2461548_1280

Thriller-A-Thon Wrap Up!

I fully intended to read the full five books for this readathon, and was SO excited! However unfortunately university got in the way, so I managed to read 2 full books, and was only 100 pages off of finishing my 3rd book! How annoying! I read:

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