Blogtober 2018

Blogtober Day 5: Interview with R. J. Furness!

Hi everyone!

It’s Blogtober Day 5 and I’m here with a super exciting post! You’ll probably have seen Orgo’s on Twitter, or the hashtag #iwantanorgo – if you have then get ready to meet the guy responsible! R. J. Furness is the author of Dissent: RENEGADES, and the MG Orgo Runner series – both perfect!

I contacted Rick to ask if he would be interested in an author interview, and to my delight he said yes! I had SO many questions to ask and luckily enough he answered them all SO brilliantly!

Without further ado, let’s get into the Q & A!divider-2461548_1280

Q: Introduce Yourself!

A: Hi. My name’s R.J. Furness, and I’m the author of the “dissent” and “Orgo Runners” books.  Both those series are interlinked and set in the same world.  They are original dystopian adventures set in a future ice age.  I think it’s fair to say that it’s unlikely you’ve read much like them.  As for me, I’m a stay-at-home parent/writer, and I live in Southport with my incredible family.  Oh, and I also ‘appear’ to have an overactive imagination.

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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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Recommendations

Top Ten Underrated Authors!

Hi everyone!

I meant to post this yesterday as it was Valentines Day and I wanted to share some love for some wonderful authors, but life got in the way and I never got the chance! So instead here is a post to share some love for some amazing and underrated authors – because they deserve so much love! In no particular order here are some of my favourite underrated authors!

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Jennifer Brown

Jennifer is not only absolutely lovely, but I read her book Hate List last year and it completely blew me away. It was so thought provoking, and really hit me hard – I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about it!

To find more about Jennifer, click here!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

December Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

IT’S DECEMBER??? HOW???? I am honestly shook that this is the last month of the year. Where has my life gone??? Anyway I didn’t read too much (for me) this month because DEADLINE HELL – but what I did read I loved!!! Let’s get into it:divider-2461548_1280

ARC Reads:


Title: dissent:RENEGADES by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I was sent this by the lovely author himself, and I absolutely LOVED it!!! I honestly can’t recommend it enough, it’s so much fun and so brilliantly written. Check out my review here!

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Reviews

Blogmas Day 21: Morrigan: A Dissent Novel by R. J. Furness


Title: Morrigan: a dissent novel by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 9th December 2017

Synopsis: When her family is torn apart, Morrigan loses everything… Driven away from their home in Scorr Tanta, Morrigan’s family help to build the new harbour town of Port Harmony. As a child, Morrigan is raised there, but eleven years later whilst she is just fourteen, disaster strikes and forces her into a new life. It’s a life filled with excitement and danger, and only skill and determination will help keep Morrigan alive. divider-2461548_1280Review:

This novella is the perfect way to tide yourself over in the wait for Book 2! Ever wanted to know Morrigan’s back story? Wait no more!

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Reviews

Blogmas Day 9: dissent:RENEGADES by R.J. Furness // Review


Title: dissent:RENEGADES by R. J. Furness

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 16th October 2017

Synopsis: Centuries from now, during a new ice age, only three human colonies are known to exist. Scorr Tanta, the first city, is vast and resourceful, whereas Eklips is more desolate. Ellie, on the other hand, works in Port Harmony; a harbour town. As an apprentice orgo-keeper, the only highlight is getting to ride the animals that she cares for. Then, a chance skirmish at the market draws her closer to Haylee and her friends, and everything begins to change. Desperate to join them, Ellie has heard many tales about Haylee and her group of renowned warriors. What she doesn’t know, is how much danger follows them. Ellie is soon tugged into a much different world than she had first assumed. A world built on dissent, and filled with secrets.divider-2461548_1280Review:

A thrilling and immersive book that will transport you to a future reminiscent of the Jurassic era, but with more lies, deceit and even murder.

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