Book Review: What If? by Rebecca Donovan

Book Review: What If? by Rebecca Donovan

When I heard Rebecca Donovan was finally releasing a new book I was chuffed to pieces. Reason To Breathe is one of my favourite books, and I’ve been dying to read the sequels (really, I need to make time to finish the other two books) and the thought of a new stand-alone Rebecca Donovan sounded awesome. The synopsis was so, so intriguing; so much so that it sounded a bit confusing, but I was willing to go for it and when I saw it was being published by one of the publishers I’m auto-approved for on Netgalley, I may have… Read more »

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Book Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Book Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

During July I downloaded myself some stellar sounding Young Adult novels from Edelweiss – the lovely Harper Teen offer most of their novels as immediate downloads, and I always get my fill as they publish some cracking books. One recent pick was Get Even by Gretchen McNeil. I knew going in that it was a novel with a sequel coming, so I dutifully checked with Gretchen on Twitter about how bad the cliff hanger was, and she confirmed we don’t find out who the killer is (boo) but there was a respectable ending. So, of you’re thinking of reading this… Read more »

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Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Book Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

When I spotted Lauren Beukes’ new thriller Broken Monsters on Netgalley, I desperately wanted to read it – Lauren is a very popular author since the release of her novel The Shining Girls last year and I kinda wanted to see what all the fuss was about. The reviews on GoodReads promised a scary book, possibly leading to nightmares and I was intrigued. I don’t read as many thrillers as I would like to, and when I do, I never find them scary. It’s just not in my DNA. And while Broken Monsters wasn’t overly scary, it did have my… Read more »

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Author Interview: Jane O’Reilly

Author Interview: Jane O’Reilly

Today I am interviewing Jane O’Reilly, author of She Who Dares, Once A Bad Girl and The Holiday Survival Guide which are all available from Amazon.co.uk and are available to buy now! 1. Hello! Welcome to the site, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’d describe myself as a housewife with a laptop. That sounds really terrible, doesn’t it? I was a teacher in a former life, though I gave that up when I had my first child which was a great relief to everyone. As well as writing, I also read extensively and I am an obsessive… Read more »

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Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide To The Birds & The Bees by Sophie Hart

Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide To The Birds & The Bees by Sophie Hart

Last year I read and thoroughly enjoyed The Naughty Girls’ Book Club by Sophie Hart, despite it’s Fifty-Shades-esque cover (thankfully it was NOTHING like that awful set of novels). So I was super excited when Sophie announced her second novel would be released in September, and I was even more excited when I saw the fabulous people over at BookOuture were the ones publishing the novel! I was even more delighted to see the stunning cover of The Beginner’s Guide To The Birds & The Bees, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in! As soon as it appeared on… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read Only One Book From, But Need To Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read Only One Book From, But Need To Read More

In 2014, I want to participate in more fun posts. Posts that share my love of books, and lets me make lists of favourite things. So I am going to be taking part in The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesdays! I’m super excited, there are some fun topics and I’m having fun picking ten things for each topic. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read Only One Book From, But Need To Read More! 1. Lauren Oliver Lauren has many, many novels to her name, but I’ve only ever read Before I Fall (which I… Read more »

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Book Review: Twitter Girl by Nic Tatano

Book Review: Twitter Girl by Nic Tatano

Nic Tatano has quickly become one of my must-read authors, ever since I read his debut novel Wing Girl last year. This has quickly been followed by Boss Girl, It Girl, The Adventures of Jillian Spectre and now Twitter Girl, proving he is a very prolific author – something I can admire; it’s quite exciting to know an author you love will have multiple releases per year, and just goes to show that it can be done! You can write and publish more than one book a year and it’s awesome more authors are willing to do this! I was… Read more »

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My Week In Books!

My Week In Books!

Welcome to another My Week In Books! I can’t believe it’s Sunday already, but here we are! Here’s what’s been going on in my life (reading and non-reading) this week! It’s SUNDAY! Which means one thing – I am officially on holiday! Yes, my last day at work for a fortnight was yesterday and I am on holidaaaaaaaaaaay. It also means that in two days I will be flying to England. So yes, it’s quite the busy holiday for me but I cannot wait. I’m only over for a week, but I’ll be visiting family, visiting the Metro Centre (OH… Read more »

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Book Review: You Had Me At Bonjour by Jennifer Bohnet

Book Review: You Had Me At Bonjour by Jennifer Bohnet

When Jennifer Bohnet emailed me a few days ago to offer me the opportunity to review her new book You Had Me At Bonjour, I had to tell that I was a little bit ahead of her, because I had already downloaded the book! As soon as I spotted it on Netgalley – I’d been waiting for it to pop up, in fact – I downloaded it, and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in after thoroughly enjoying Jennifer’s last novel I’m Virtually Yours. The best thing about Jennifer’s novels is that they’re quite short, and very, very sweet because… Read more »

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Book Review: In Doubt by Drusilla Campbell

Book Review: In Doubt by Drusilla Campbell

In Doubt by Drusilla Campbell Release Date: 28th August 2014 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Buy: Paperback Rating: Amazon Summary: Defense Attorney Sophie Giraudo is about to open a new legal practice in her hometown of San Sebastian, California, when the beloved governer is shot and seriously wounded during a celebration in the town park. The only thing more shocking than the crime itself is the identity of the would-be assassin: a seemingly gentle teenager named Donny. Driven by her desire to understand what could make a person with no history of violence suddenly commit such a terrible act, Sophie reluctantly… Read more »

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Sue Moorcroft’s Life In (And Out!) Of The Office!

Sue Moorcroft’s Life In (And Out!) Of The Office!

My writing life is divided between days ‘in the office’ and days out. In the office I call the office my study. It’s crammed with desk, computer and all the other stuff we use these days to remain in communication with the world and work remotely with other people doing the same thing. In the morning, I usually work with students when I have assignments outstanding, which is most of the time. I do the lion’s share of my social media activity, too, and, like today, write blog posts or complete interviews. In the afternoons, I usually write, and a… Read more »

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Book Review: The Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne

Book Review: The Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne

Since I read Hester Browne’s novel The Runaway Princess (which, if you haven’t read it, I must ask why because it is utterly delightful) she’s quickly become a must-read author for me. I devoured The Vintage Girl earlier this year and I was indescribably excited when I saw she had a new book due out called The Honeymoon Hotel. I couldn’t wait to read it – Hester has such a fabulous writing style, and her romances are second to none; she’s one of those rare authors who still manage to make my heart race whilst I’m reading, and you can’t… Read more »

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Author Interview: Lilian Carmine

Author Interview: Lilian Carmine

This week we’re chatting to Lilian Carmine, author of the TLB trilogy of Young Adult novels – The Lost Boys, The Lost Girl & Lost & Found, I’ve got the first two TLB books to read and I can’t wait to dig in! Hello! Welcome to the site, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Thanks for having me. Well, I am the author of TLB Trilogy (The Lost Boys – The Lost Girl – Lost and Found) published by Random House. I also work as a freelance artist on illustrated children’s books, animation and graphic novels – as… Read more »

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Book Review: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Book Review: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

After reading and loving Kiersten White’s debut novel Paranormalcy back in 2011, I have since bought all of her work. Because, sometimes, I can love just one book from an author and I will purchase everything they write, when it’s released. (See also: Lauren Oliver). Supernaturally, Endlessly, The Chaos of Stars, Mind Games, Perfect Lies. I own them all. Trouble is, I haven’t actually READ any of them. Not one. Though not for lack of trying. So when I spotted Illusions of Fate on Edelweiss, I fell head over heels in love with the cover. Take a look at it,… Read more »

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