Mini Book Review: Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M. McManus

Title: Two Can Keep A SecretAuthor: Karen M. McManusPublisher: Penguin BooksPublication date: Out now Synopsis Echo Ridge is reeling. This picturesque town, nestled near the Canadian border, experienced its first tragic loss in 1995 when high-school senior Sarah Corcoran vanished while walking home from the library. Then five years ago, homecoming queen Lacey Kilduff was […]

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WWW Wednesday – 16th January 2019

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Welcome back to WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Well, I’ve been totally rubbish with my posting lately but for good reason. I’m just posting as and when I can at the moment and thought this would be an opportunity […]

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Book Review: The Binding – Bridget Collins

The Binding - Bridget Collins

Title: The BindingAuthor: Bridget CollinsPublisher: Borough Press, HarperCollinsPublication date: Out now Synopsis Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.He […]

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My Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge 2019

About the Beat the Backlist challenge The Beat the Backlist reading challenge is hosted by NovelKnight. The aim is to tackle your ever-growing TBR list by reading books printed before the challenge year. The challenge is open all year so if you want to sign up you can do so here! Why join the challenge? […]

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Book Review: The Flower Girls – Alice Clark-Platts

The Flower Girls - Alice Clark-Platts

Title: The Flower GirlsAuthor: Alice Clark-PlattsPublisher: Raven Books (Bloomsbury)Publication date: 24th January 2019 (UK) Synopsis THREE CHILDREN WENT OUT TO PLAY. ONLY TWO CAME BACK.The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.And the Flower Girls are about to hit the […]

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Book Review: The Last – Hanna Jameson

There is nothing better than the feeling of reading the first 20 pages of a book and immediately sinking into another world, feeling like you’re there, watching the story unfold. That is exactly what happened to me when I started reading The Last. I’ve read many dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic novels but The Last is […]

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Blog Stats and Wrap Up – 2018

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Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2018, I thought I’d do a wrap up of my blog year. I say a year, I really mean six months as that’s as long as my blog has been running. I got the blog up and running right at the end of June and at the […]

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My Favourite Publishing House of 2018

Welcome back! At this time of the year, it’s common to see posts about people’s favourite books of the year. But where would we be without some of the wonderful publishing houses out there? I absolutely love working with indie publishers; they’re forthcoming and I feel like over the last six months I’ve really gotten […]

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Book Review: Vote for Effie – Laura Wood

Title: Vote for EffieAuthor: Laura WoodPublisher: ScholasticPublication date: 3rd January 2019 Synopsis The last thing Effie Kostas needs right now is to be running a high-stakes campaign for Student Council President against the most popular boy in school. But she’s not about to sit quietly by in the face of great injustice – so the […]

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Book Review: Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott

Title: Five Feet ApartAuthor: Rachael LippincottPublisher: Simon and SchusterPublication date: 10th January 2019 (UK) Synopsis Stella Grant likes to be in control – even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself […]

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