The Island by Olivia Levez

11th February 2016

The Island by Olivia Levez Published by OneWorld Publications Published on 3rd March 2016 Synopsis Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest…

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This Must be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

6th February 2016

Synopsis The dazzling new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at…

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***** UK ONLY GIVEAWAY ***** All The Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

5th February 2016

I have an exciting GIVEAWAY on the blog today! I managed to receive 2 copies of this: 1st copy got lost in post, they kindly sent me another and then 1st copy finally turned up! You know how it goes… So, I thought i’d offer one of them as a giveaway. I know, i’m just too kind you’re so right. So, simply follow instructions in the Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK! Comp ends at midnight…

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Mini Book Review – All the birds in the sky by Charlie Jane Anders

29th January 2016

I was sent this early ARC by Titan Books Synopsis Patricia is a witch who can communicate with animals. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two-second time machine. As teenagers they gravitate towards one another, sharing in the horrors of growing up weird, but their lives take different paths… When they meet again as adults, Laurence is an engineering genius trying to save the world and live up to his reputation in…

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Mini book review – The second love of my life by Victoria Walters

28th January 2016

This was sent to me by Headline Books Synopsis In the Cornish town of Talting, everyone is famous for something. Until recently Rose was known for many things: her infectious positivity; her unique artistic talent; and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas. But two years ago that changed in one unthinkable moment. Now, Rose is known for being the young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four. Though Rose knows that life must go…

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Mini book review – Swan Boy by Nikki Sheehan

27th January 2016

Thank you to Rock The Boat publications for this ARC Synopsis When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can’t leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny’s growing power soon puts him in a very special place. A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet.…

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Proof of the week – The Sleeping Prince

21st January 2016

This is a new feature i’m trialing on the ol’ blog Each week I will share with you the proof I have been most excited, honoured and thrilled to receive. I want to big up the wonderful publishers and publicity assistants (and bosses) who send me fabulous books. Because I find it such a buzz to get an early copy of a book to read and review long before it reaches the shops. And first…

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

15th January 2016

Well, I actually dont know what I think about this book really! Its humorous, black humour though, quite dark in places. It’s very lyrical, and also extremely sad. I loved Merricat though, she is the narrator of the book. But, I really don’t enjoy books that dont seem to get anywhere. I was expecting some kind of surprise ending or at least a resolution to the story. Its beautifully written and very poetical almost and…

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My 7 anticipated reads of 2016 – so far

9th January 2016

I’ve been a book blogger for almost two years now and each year the amount and quality of books coming out is just astounding. How can it get any better I hear you cry? Well it can and it has! 2016 is gonna be a spectacular year for new books, new authors and plenty of thrilling sequels. Here are just 7 of my most anticipated reads of this brand new year. In no particular order…

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My favourite books of 2015

2nd January 2016

First off let me wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will be full of amazing books and talented authors. Now, this was meant to be my top 10 books but it was impossible as i’d read so many great books this year but i have managed to round it down to 16! I have my very favourite which i will reveal at the end however. These are the authors…

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