Monday, 21 August 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #13


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. What are you all reading this week? Be sure to let me know in the comments.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Review: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books
Released 10th August 2017
416 Pages
Kindle Edition

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.

Except, it seems, someone has been there before them…

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cover Reveal: Journey from Skioria by Kandi J Wyatt


I think it's time for a cover reveal don't you? Today on Amy's Bookish Life I am going to be revealing the cover for Journey from Skioria - a children's novel by Kandi J Wyatt. I am slowly going to be focusing on children's books from time to time on here as I feel that it's really important for children to read and discover how amazing books really can be. So, I am extra excited to be sharing this cover with you. I hope you all like it. Let me know what you think about it in the comments. A big thanks to Lola's Blog Tours for allowing me to be part of this.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Review: 31 Days of Wonder by Tom Winter

31 Days of Wonder by Tom Winter
Published by Corsair Books
Released 10th August 2017
320 Pages
Kindle Edition

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Alice is stuck in an internship she loathes and a body she is forever trying to change.
Ben, also in his early twenties, is still trying to find his place in the world.
By chance they meet one day in a London park.
Day 1
Ben spots Alice sitting on a bench and feels compelled to speak to her. To his surprise, their connection is instant. But before numbers are exchanged, Alice is whisked off by her demanding boss.
20 minutes later
Alone in her office toilets, Alice looks at herself in the mirror and desperately searches for the beauty Ben could see in her.
Meanwhile, having misunderstood a parting remark, Ben is already planning a trip to Glasgow where he believes Alice lives, not realising that they actually live barely ten miles apart.
Over the next 31 days, Alice and Ben will discover that even if they never manage to find each other again, they have sparked a change in each other that will last a lifetime. In 31 Days of Wonder, Tom Winter shows us the magic of chance encounters and how one brief moment on a Thursday afternoon can change the rest of your life.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: YA Fantasy Book Recommendations


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I am so happy Top Ten Tuesday is back! I have missed doing this weekly meme and I am excited to start participating again and reading other bloggers lists too. This week is all about book recommendations and as I am really in YA Fantasy at the moment I thought I would recommend some of my favourites.

Monday, 14 August 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #12



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The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Hope you enjoy this weeks list. There's a few good ones on there. What are you all reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Review: Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel

Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Published by Penguin
Released 1st June 2017
345 Pages
Kindle Edition

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It's hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone.

It's been sixty-five days since the accident that ripped Juniper's world apart. Life without her kind, beautiful, vibrant big sister Camilla is a colder, darker place. Until she discovers the letter. The letter Camie wrote, but never got to send. It's mysteriously addressed to 'You' and dated July 4th - the day of the accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie's secret love, Juniper starts to investigate. 

But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie's death - but without this card, there's a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper's own secret: a memory she can't let anyone else find out. 

An unforgettable story of love, loss, mistakes and memories.

Why I Love Books.


Happy Book Lovers Day! Today is a great day for any self confessed book lover (myself included). It's a day where we can celebrate our love of all things bookish and just spend the whole day reading (well that's what I'm going to do, after doing some uni work of course). In honour of this day I am going to tell you some of the reasons why I love books so much. There are many I can assure you, but I will only be revealing a few. I'd love to know why you all love books as well so feel free to leave any comments.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Cover Reveal: The West Woods by Suzy Vadori


Hi there! Today I am taking part in revealing the cover of The West Woods - a YA Fantasy by Suzy Vadori. I am really into YA Fantasy at the moment so I am really excited to share this cover with you and eventually read the book. Thank you to Silver Dagger Tours for allowing me to be part of this event. So, without further ado...here is the final cover...

Monday, 7 August 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #11


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. So sorry I missed last weeks. Last week was so hectic with my birthday and my boyfriend coming down and I literally didn't have time to blog at all. I am back now however and I have some good books on this week's list.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Review: Dream Me by Kathryn Berla

Dream Me by Kathryn Berla
Published by Amberjack Publishing
Released 11th July 2017
270 Pages
Kindle Edition

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father's job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams? 

Can a dream become a reality?

Friday, 28 July 2017

Mini Book Haul


So its a Friday afternoon. I'm sitting here relaxing after doing some uni work and I figure it's the perfect time to write a post. A book haul is something that I haven't posted about for a while. I used to love doing these but they grinded to a halt once my life got too busy. So, what better time to start doing them than now. I'm going to talk about a few books I've picked up recently. I have only read one of the books, so I am going into this very open minded.

Review: Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence


Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
Published by Hodder Children's Books
Released 13th July 2017
400 Pages
Paperback

Bailey is 17, mixed race, lives with his mum and dad in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro.

Indigo is 17 and new to London, having grown up in the care system after being found by her mum's dead body as a toddler. All Indigo wants is to know who she really is. 

When Bailey and Indigo meet at sixth form, sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make.

A story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Elemental Lies by Elle Middaugh: Book Blitz with Excerpt


Today I am participating in the book blitz for Elemental Lies by Elle Middaugh which will feature an exclusive excerpt. The book is book two in the Essential Elements series. I read the first book Elemental Secrets last year and really enjoyed it! My review of it can be found here. I'd like to thank YA Bound Book Tours for allowing me to be part of this. I honestly cannot wait to read this.

Monday, 24 July 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #10


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Hope you enjoy this weeks list.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Bookshelf


As a big reader it obvious that I am going to have a bookshelf - a place to store all my amazing books that I accumulate. Sometimes it overflows causing me to rearrange it but today I thought I would go through some of the things I do to help organise my shelves and I'll also talk about my favourite books on each shelf. I am a very organised person so I hope this helps someone less organised to maybe sort their bookshelf out.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Review: Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield


Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield
Published by Electric Monkey
Released 29th June 2017
320 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rita and Lo, sisters and best friends, have spent their lives on the wing – flying through the air in their trapeze act, never staying in one place for long. Behind the greasepaint and the glitter, they know that the true magic is the family they travel with.

Until Lo meets a boy. Suddenly, she wants nothing more than to stay still. And as secrets start to tear apart the close-knit circus community, how far will Lo go to keep her feet on the ground?

Monday, 17 July 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #9


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Had a bit of a mix up this week but I'm slowly getting out the reading slump. Enjoy!

Review: All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher


All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Published by Little Brown Book Group
Released 13th July 2017
368 Pages
Hardback

Feelings are part of life - feelings are life. If you take away what people feel, you take away anything meaningful. Wanting to diminish the evil in this world is a good cause, one I have fought for the majority of my life, but not like this . . . 

Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can't and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned she's simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery, but in private she uses her gift to add something special to her cakes so that after just one mouthful the townspeople start to feel better about their lives. They don't know why they're drawn to Cherry's bakery - they just know that they're safe there and that's how Cherry likes it. She can help them in secret and no one will ever need to know the truth behind her gift.

And then Chase arrives in town and threatens to undo all the good Cherry has done. Because it turns out she's not the only one who can see what she sees .
..

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Right Text Wrong Number By Natalie Decker: Blog Tour with Excerpt


Today is my stop on the Right Text Wrong Number blog tour. This book published by Swoon Romance is YA Romance (my favourite kind of romance) and is by Natalie Decker. I shall be sharing a guest post by the author herself talking about the new addition to her family, as well as a giveaway. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

An Update


So.. it has been a while since I done an update and I do apologise for that. I didn't realise how busy my life has got lately. I thought it would get easier after finishing my university lectures and moving back home...boy was I wrong. Not that I'm complaining, I just didn't realise.

Monday, 10 July 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #8



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The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Enjoy!

Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates


The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 29th June
400 Pages
Hardback

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

It's been fourteen years, since King Antoine took Elanna hostage. Fourteen years since her father's rebellion failed. Fourteen years spent being raised by the man who condemned her people to misery. A man she's come to love as a father.

Now 20, Elanna is about to be taken prisoner once again... but this time by her father's mysterious righthand man.

Her father wants to reignite his rebellion, this time using Elanna as figurehead. He will tell his followers she is the legendary Wildegarde reborn, a sorceress who could make the very earth tremble.

But what no one knows is that magic really does flow through Elanna's veins. Now she must decide which side she's on, and whether she'll use her powers for mercy... or revenge.

Monday, 3 July 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. I have been in a bit of reading slump lately due to a new job and uni work but I am slowly getting out of it and I do have some books to share this week!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Published by Harper Collins
Released 18th January 2017
468 Pages
Hardback

In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Allerleirauh by Chantelle Gadoury : Book Blitz with Excerpt


Hi all! To celebrate the upcoming release of YA Fantasy Allerleirauh by Chantelle Gadoury I am going to be sharing with you an exclusive excerpt as part of the book blitz for the book. I'd like to thank Chantelle herself for personally asking me to be part of this book blitz.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read So Far In 2017


Hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week is all about the best books you have read in 2017 so far. 2017 has been a good year with regards to books I've read so far and lets hope it continues!

Monday, 26 June 2017

Interview with Sue Lilley : Forget Me Not (High Hopes) Blog Tour


To celebrate the release of High Hopes by Sue Lilley, I shall be sharing an exclusive interview with the author herself as part of the Forget Me Not Blog Tour. Thank you to Lovebound Promotions for allowing me to be a part of this tour.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Review: Hot Milk by Deborah Levy


Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Published by Penguin
Released 1st June 2017
224 Pages
Paperback

Two women arrive in a Spanish village - a dreamlike place caught between the desert and the ocean - seeking medical advice and salvation. One of the strangers suffers from a mysterious illness: spontaneous paralysis confines her to a wheelchair, her legs unusable. The other, her daughter Sofia, has spent years playing the reluctant detective in this mystery, struggling to understand her mother's illness.

Surrounded by the oppressive desert heat and the mesmerising figures who move through it, Sofia waits while her mother undergoes the strange programme of treatments invented by Dr Gomez. Searching for a cure to a defiant and quite possibly imagined disease, ever more entangled in the seductive, mercurial games of those around her, Sofia finally comes to confront and reconcile the disparate fragments of her identity.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

It Starts With L by Cassandra Fear Cover Reveal & Excerpt

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all doing well and that the sun is shining for you. Today I have something exciting to share with you and that is the cover and an excuslive excerpt from Cassandra Fear's new release It Starts With L. I'm really excited to be sharing this with you and I hope you like the cover as much as I do. Thank you to Lola's Blog Tours for letting me be a part of this exciting reveal.

So.. without further ado, let's reveal the cover. *drum roll*

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't



Hosted by 
The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about series you have been meaning to start reading but haven't. Trust me I have a few so maybe this list will kick my bum into reading some of them. We shall see. Enjoy!

Review: Ink by Alice Broadway


Ink by Alice Broadway
Published by Scholastic Ltd.
Released 2nd February 2017
366 Pages
Paperback

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.

Monday, 19 June 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #6


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Bit of a switch around this week but still at least I am reading.

Monday, 12 June 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #5

Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Few good ones on the list this week. Also, I apologise for the lack of posts that were up last week. I moved back home from uni and needed to sort a few things out.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Top 5 Books of 2017 (so far!)


So, it's June. We are halfway through 2017 and that is a pretty crazy thought right? A lot has happened with me since the start of the year and I haven't read as many books as I have wanted. Mind you, I still have read a fair few and I thought I would share with you the top five books I have read in 2017 so far. I'm also going to do another one at the end of the year, obviously.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: YA/Children's Books I Have Added To My TBR List


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about books from X Genre that you have added to your TBR list, so, I thought I would share with you ten YA/Children's books that I have added to my TBR list recently. Have fun reading!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Natalie and the Nerd by Amy Sparling: Book Blitz (with Giveaway)


To celebrate the release of Natalie and the Nerd by Amy Sparling, I have kindly been asked by Lola at Lola's Blog Tours to take part in this book blitz which will also be spread over my social media sites - as it's not just a book blitz it's a Bookstagram Blitz which is pretty exciting. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read my copy.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #4


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. I have had a change around with the books I'm reading and am going to read but I still hope you enjoy.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday Post #1


Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer which takes place every Sunday. Its a place to look back on the week and share what's been happening with you personally, what's been on your blog, what you have been reading, what books you have received and what is happening on your blog next week. This is going to be something I will try and do every week. Enjoy!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Review: One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

One of us is Lying by Karen McManus
Published by Penguin
Released 1st June 2017
358 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.
On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the bad boy, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the jock, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investi­gators, his death wasn't an accident.
On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Monday, 29 May 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #3


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. I love doing these do please enjoy!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 18th May 2017
416 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mariko has always known that being a woman means she's not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan enroute to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden - the emperor's son - Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued... or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead.
Disguising herself as a peasant boy, Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan's hideout and befriends their leader, the rebel ronin Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami. Ranmaru and Okami warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. But as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she's ever known.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Punk by Lex Grootelar Excerpt: The Punk Blog Tour


Today I am going to be sharing with you all an excerpt from Punk by Lex Grootelar for the Punk Blog Tour. Thank you to Silver Dagger Tours for allowing me to be part of this tour. 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'll be Reading Over the Summer


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is a summer reads freebie so, I thought I would share with you ten books I am planning to read over the summer. Enjoy!

Monday, 22 May 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #2


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Enjoy!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Review: The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace

The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace
Published by Transworld Publishers
Released 18th May 2017
320 Pages
E-Book

Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Martha is lost.

She’s been lost since she was a baby, abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris. Ever since, she’s waited in station lost property for someone to claim her. It’s been sixteen years, but she’s still hopeful.
In the meantime, there are mysteries to solve: secret tunnels under the station, a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles, the roman soldier who appears at the same time every day with his packed lunch. Not to mention the stuffed monkey that someone keeps misplacing.
But there is one mystery Martha cannot solve. And now the authorities have found out about the girl in lost property. Time is running out - if Martha can’t discover who she really is, she will lose everything…

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Guest Post by MK Schiller: Eight Days in the Sun Blog Tour


To celebrate the release of Eight Days in the Sun by MK Schiller, Silver Dagger Tours kindly asked me if I'd like to take part in the blog tour, to which I gladly accepted. I shall be sharing a guest post by the author herself where she's going to talking about a bookish event that she loves. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, 15 May 2017

It's Monday! What are you Reading? #1


Hosted by The Book DateIt's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a weekly meme where you share what you have recently read, what you are currently reading and what is up next on your TBR list. Few good books on the list this week.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Stacking the Shelves #1


Hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme where you share what books you are adding to your shelves be they physical or digital, books you've borrowed, review books etc. I did used to take part in this meme so I'm excited to be taking part again. Here are the books I have received this week...

Friday, 12 May 2017

Review: All About Mia by Lisa Williamson

All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
Published by David Fickling Books
Released 2nd February 2017
336 Pages
Hardback


One family, three sisters.
Grace, the oldest: straight-A student. 
Audrey, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion. 
And Mia, the mess in the middle. 

Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends – not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers. 
When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. 
But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control – boozing, boys and bad behaviour – and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.