What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell

This may contain spoilers, so be warned! I was kindly sent an early proof copy of this by Transworld so I have to thank them, which makes it even harder for me to say that this book was a big disappointment. *sighs loudly* To be fair it has a cracking opening and the pace was…

The Last Beginning by Lauren James

CHEESEFEST! There i’ve said it. This was one huge cheesefest. Which means i didnt like it very much, sadly. Her first book The Next Together was an incredibly clever concept, time travel, time loops, historical love affairs etc. and would have been an award winning novel if it had been written by a more experienced…

Candlestick Press pamphlet reviews

Candlestick Press, who publish gorgeous poetry pamphlets usually containing 10 or 12 poems around a central theme very kindly sent me their latest 3 pamphlets to review. Their pamphlets are designed to be sent as a gift card for all manner of occasions. They come with an envelope, a bookmark and a sticky label to…

Carry On Readalong

I don’t normally take part in readalongs or re-readalongs or readathons come to that either but considering: this book has actually been out for over a year now I own two copies of it, one hardback, one paperback (who could resist the colour it yourself version?) I have never manged to get around to reading…

rainbow spines book tag

Its been a while since i did a book tag and i do love all the colours of the rainbow so why not this one? although this is a tag, i’m not tagging anybody in particular to do this as no one ever does so its not worth it. Have you read any of these…

The Good People by Hannah Kent

I was lucky enough to be sent a very early copy of this book by Picador books. It will be published in the UK on 9th February 2017.     This is a powerful novel about the power of belief, superstition, religion and grief. I’d not read Hannah Kent’s work before so was not prepared…

3 fab YA titles

I’m getting back into YA books with a vengeance lately and these 3 titles sound excellent. I’m a bit late to the party with The Potion Diaries and have tried to read it last year but am so in the groove for this right now, immensely looking forward to delving into this properly. I think…

additional mini August book haul

Just had to share with you these four books that i have acquired in the last couple of days. I was approached by Little Brown/Sceptre books who asked if i’d like a copy of A Boy made of Blocks by Keith Stuart. Well I have seen this all over Twitter so of course I said…

puzzle book fun

Don’t know about you but I love solving puzzles. Not the Sudoku kind, I find those a bit samey but number and mathematical puzzles are what I love. Getting my teeth into working out the next number in a sequence puzzle or what is the missing number in a row of numbers which need to…

August book haul

Now before you judge me I really, really do need all these books, honest! Well actually, what happened was, I was adding some cool books to my basket just to make sure I didnt forget about them when time came to make purchases. Thats okay right?  But then, well i found myself clicking Buy and…