Wow, what a wordy title. It is however the perfect description for the three books I want to talk about in this post because they do leave me with conflicted feelings. They are books I read in June that I hoped would be fast-paced, and deliver on hype surrounding them. Yeah...maybe not. First off, we've… Continue reading “I can’t decide how I feel about these books” Mini Reviews.
Stats: Title - The FamiliarsAuthor - Stacey HallsGenre - Adult Historical FictionFormat - HardbackStyle - ProseStandalone/series - StandalonePage count - 416 pagesDate of Publication - 7th February 2019 Warning - there is the possibility of minor spoilers regarding the history of The Pendle Witch Trials. It is 1612 and society is all ablaze with fear.… Continue reading Review: The Familiars
No synopsis is really needed for this memoir because the title speaks for itself - The Diary of a Bookseller. That's all it is. Daily journal entries by Shaun Bythell, a bookseller who owns one the second largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland - The Bookshop. Not exactly inventive but as they say, simplicity is often… Continue reading The Diary of a Bookseller
Statistics: Title - Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? Author - Holly Bourne Series/Standalone - Standalone Book No - N/A Genre - YA Contemporary Date of Publication - 9th August 2018 Number of Pages - 397 Synopsis: Everyone wants to feel "normal." Everyone wants to feel as if they have their life under control, or… Continue reading Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?
Statistics: Title - Everless Author - Sara Holland Series/Standalone - Series Book Number - 1 Genre - YA Fantasy/Dystopia Date of Publication - 27th December 2017 (UK) Number of Pages - 361 Synopsis: When your own blood and personal time is a currency, how far would you go to save your loved ones and give… Continue reading Review – Everless
Statistics Title - The Price Guide to the Occult Author - Leslye Walton Series/Standalone - Standalone Genre - YA Fantasy Date of Publication - 6th September 2018 (UK)/ 13th March 2018 (US) Number of Pages - 288 Synopsis: Nor Blackburn wants to live as normal a teenage life as she can on Anathema Island, a… Continue reading The Price Guide to the Occult
Format: paperback Number of pages: 352 Date of Publication: 8th February 2018 Genre: YA Contemporary Synopsis: An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. These are the things Lux knows: She is an artist. She is lucky. She is… Continue reading The Taste of Blue Light
Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere - in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the dragonfly necklace in his jeans pocket, the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day. His mother asked her to pack up his things… Continue reading ARC Review: Fragments of the Lost
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again... Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked… Continue reading Rebecca
Winter, folklore, fairy tales, the messages of courage and strength to follow your heart and mind, to not give in to your beliefs.... These are what I take away from The Bear and the Nightingale, and they are what have relieved me from this reading slump. When it comes to finding the right book to… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale.