Monday, 20 November 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #24


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 have all had a fabulous week! My blogging game hasn't been that strong lately but I am still reading, so don't worry. Life has just been so busy lately. I'm hoping it will be calming down soon but I can't really see that happening.

As always leave comments telling me what you are reading this week.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Review: Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 16th November 2017
288 Pages
Paperback

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

Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she'd ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense - kinda - because it turns out Julian Oliver is Taliah's father . . .
When Julian asks her to go with him to his hometown to meet the family she has never known, Taliah embarks on a three-day voyage of discovery - of her father, of the past her mother has never shared with her, and of herself.

Monday, 13 November 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #23


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 am so so sorry that I have missed the last few weeks of IMWAYR. Life has been really busy lately and it's been so hard to get time to actually sit down and blog. I'll go into detail of my busy life in a later post. 

Despite this, I have still managed to keep reading. As always leave a comment about what you are reading this week. I do love seeing them.

Review: Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
Published by Michael Joseph
Released 16th November 2017
400 Pages
Kindle Edition

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

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first day at university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. A romantic escape to Dubai is the perfect moment, but instead of the proposal Lizzy hopes for, Ian reveals he's not sure he even wants her anymore.

Lizzy is heartbroken. But through the tears, she realises this is her chance to seize the opportunities she missed as Ian's other half. But what does she want? How much of her is really Lizzy, and how much was Ian's influence? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and in the meantime, have a little fun . . .

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Q & A with Susan Rooke - The Space Between Blog Tour


Happy Thursday! Hope we are all having a good week. Today I am featuring a Q & A with Susan Rooke author of fantasy novel The Space Between. I do love my fantasy so I am really excited to be taking part in this blog tour.

Thanks to Laura at iRead Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Q & A with Caroline Roberts - The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop Blog Tour


Happy Saturday! The guys at Harper Impulse have kindly asked me to host a Q & A with the lovely Caroline Roberts to celebrate the release of her new book The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop. 

The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop is a festive, heartwarming read with lots of chocolate added in. Trust me..it'll make you both hungry and christmassy. I have already read the book and loved it. My review is here if anyone fancies having a look.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Review: The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts

The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts
Published by HarperImpulse
Released 2nd November 2017
432 Pages 
Kindle Edition

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

Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that’s become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals’ festive favourites.

From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn’t taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it’s the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop’s miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma’s Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful.

With the whole village rallying behind her – and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side – Emma’s determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream.

The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?

Monday, 30 October 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #22


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. 

Good Monday to you all! Hope you all had a wonderful week last week. I am still on a reading high and it doesn't look like that is going to be slowing down anytime soon. A few good books on the list this week.

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Review: Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn
Published by Penguin
Released 2nd November 2017
288 Pages
Kindle Edition

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

When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.

Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty - a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she'll soon discover that reality doesn't always have the happily ever after you'd expect...

A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series The Rosewood Chronicles.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Halloween Book Tag


Hello! I haven't done a book tag in ages and with Halloween approaching fast, what better one to do that a Halloween themed tag.

I won't tag anyone but if you fancy do it feel free and link me to your answers in the comments. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Unique Titles


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about books with unique titles. I gather that most of us are first drawn into a book first of all by the title. You need something that grabs you and keeps you interested. This list is the titles of books that drew me in mainly because of their title.

What are your favourite unique book titles? As always leave a comment to your TTT as I love checking them out.

Monday, 23 October 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #21


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. 

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great reading week last week. I managed to get a lot of reading done last week for the first time in ages and it felt really good. I'm only 10 books away from completing my Goodreads reading challenge of 50 books in 2017 so thats a plus.

As always leave comments to your Monday posts so I can check them out.

Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Turtle All The Way Down by John Green
Published by Penguin
Released 10th October 2017
286 Pages
Hardback

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday Post 22/10


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.

I missed last weeks Sunday Post due to a very busy week so I apologise about that. I'm back now however, although it's been a pretty quiet week so I don't have much to update you on. I hate weeks like that don't you?

As always let me know what you have been up to this week and leave links to your Sunday Posts in the comments.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Truth of Letting Go by Amy Sparling : Cover Reveal

Happy Thursday my lovely readers! Today I am taking part in the cover reveal for The Truth of Letting Go, a YA Contemporary Romance by Amy Sparling. 

I have a heard a lot about Amy Sparling and her books so am really excited to share this cover with you and see it for myself. You all know I love a good YA Contemporary novel so I am very happy to be taking part in this.

A big thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this exciting reveal. 

If you have any thoughts on the cover please do share them in the comments.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Published by Penguin
Released 31st August 2017
384 Pages
Paperback Edition

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning...

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer - a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books featuring a food theme


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about food in books! Yummy! So I thought I would mention my top ten books with a food theme.

Most of these will be chick lit as thats what I tend to read if I read any books with a foodie theme. These book will have you wanting to dive into the story and eat the goodies that are within. 

What are your favourite food themed books? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, 16 October 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #20


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 am back after a week's hiatus! I was working six days last week and I was and still am absolutely shattered. I didn't have time to think..let alone blog. I hope you can all understand. Things have calmed down now, however, and I am back to a normal routine. 

I have a few good ones of the list today. As always let me know what you are reading in the comments!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday Post 08/10


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.

Hope you have all had a good week. I've had an okay week. Not much happened but you don't need that to have had a good week. As always let me know what you have been up to in the comments and link me to your Sunday Post so I can check it out.

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani / Blog Tour with Excerpt & Book Trailer


Today I shall be sharing the book trailer and an excerpt from The Divine Heart a YA Paranormal novel by Danielle R. Mani as part of The Divine Heart Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.

I really hope you enjoy reading the excerpt and if it sounds like your type of book let me know in the comments. I really do enjoy hearing your thoughts on everything bookish.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Review: Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne
Published by Orion Publishing Group
Released 5th October 2017
356 Pages
Kindle Edition

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

Friend. Lover. Victim. Traitor.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. Life isn't perfect, but music brings them together, and they are excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.
She's left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren't convinced. Will Naomi ever wake up? What -­ or perhaps who -­ led her to that hospital bed? And how did Red, the self-styled protector of the group, fail to spot the warning signs?
While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by black moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth. It's a journey that will cause Red's world to crack, exposing the group's darkest secrets. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can't be fixed.

Cara Delevingne, the voice of her generation, explores identity, friendship and betrayal in this gripping and powerful coming-of-age story. For fans of We Were Liars, Thirteen Reasons Why and The Girls.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle / Book Blitz with Excerpt


Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all enjoying the first few days of October.

Today I am taking part in the Book Blitz for The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle. I am really intrigued by this book - mainly because of the cover. It's beautiful! And also by the title. I do love my fantasy and I have a feeling that this is going to fall into that category. I will be sharing an excerpt as part of the blitz if you are as intrigued as me.

Thank you to Lovebound Promotions for letting me be a part of this.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Boyfriends

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about your favourite book boyfriends/girlfriends.

I'll admit I get very attached to many fictional characters and some, yes, I do get crushes on. It's normal for a bookworm right? I have many book boyfriends but for today I'll be sharing my top ten.

What fictional characters do you have crushes on? Let me know in the comments and leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Hello October, Goodbye September!


October is finally here! The month that autumn finally begins and things start to feel spooky. I can watch horror movies, go for autumnal walks through parks and enjoy some quality reading time with some pumpkin spice coffee and candles. As it's the start of a new month I'm going to take you through a quick wrap up of what I read in September and what I plan to read in October. 

Just a quick note before I get started - this is how my monthly wrap up and TBR posts will be like from now on. It's a lot easier to put them together in one post than several. 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #19

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. 

Happy October! I can't believe it's this time of the year already. Are we all ready to get spooky? 

I am finally getting out of the reading slump that I have been in for a while now. I think I just needed to find some books that kept my interest. What are you all reading this week? As always let me know in the comments.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sunday Post 01/10

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.

Sorry for not posting last Sunday. I had a lot of things on and it just slipped my mind. I'm back now though and I have a few things to share from the past week. As always let me know what you have been up to this week in the comments.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Review: The Things We Learn When We're Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

The Things We Learn When We're Dead by Charlie Laidlaw
Published by Accent Press
Released 26th January 2017
474 Pages
Paperback

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

With elements of The Wizard of Oz, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Lovely Bones, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead shows how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, and how sometimes we can get a second chance.

On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions. It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN. Because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the ageing hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident… Or does God have a higher purpose after all?

At first Lorna can remember nothing. As her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decision to make and that maybe she needs to find a way home.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Review: Elemental Lies by Elle Middaugh / Blog Tour

Elemental Lies by Elle Middaugh
Published by Pronoun
Released 20th September 2017
480 Pages
Kindle Edition

Thank you to the author and YA Bound Book Tours for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review and for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.

Valerie Moore is an Elemental, a person who commands one of the classical elements of wind, water, fire, or earth. She’s special, though. She controls two—fire and water—though sometimes it seems like they control her.

After the accidental exposure of Elementals to humanity, Valerie finds herself—and all of her kind—struggling to attain equality. Three different groups fight to secure leadership, and with all of their hidden agendas, she doesn’t know which side to choose. The balance between peaceful cohabitation and all-out war is precarious, at best.

When a chance meeting brings Val and earth Elemental Cade Landston back together, everything changes. She realizes what she knew in the beginning—that he’s the one she wants. Her desire to win him over draws her closer to him, and his vengeful mission to hunt down her murderous grandfather brings them both closer to trouble.

From mysterious doppelgangers to reckless rescue missions, scapegoat bombings, and evolving Elemental powers, Valerie strains to keep up.

All she knows is she must stop her grandfather at all costs. To do so, she has to figure out the truth, but how can she do so when almost everyone she knows has been telling lies?

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that feature characters with mental illness

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I am going to be sharing my top books that feature characters with mental illness.

As someone who has suffered from mental illness I love how it has bee  brought to attention in recent years and that it is showing through in fiction - especially YA. 

Fiction featuring mental illness made me realise that I wasn't alone and ultimately made me get help with my anxiety disorder.

Monday, 25 September 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #18


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 all had a wonderful week last week. My reading choice last week was quite disappointing but I'll get over it. As always leave comments telling me what you are reading this week and we can maybe get a big discussion going?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Girl Behind the Blog

Hi there! It's only just occurred to me that I actually haven't spoken about myself a lot on this blog. It's mainly all about my opinions on books and bookish news and there is more to me than that, trust me. I'm not just a bookworm who does nothing else with her time. 

So, I've decided to share twenty facts about myself so you can all get to know the girl behind the blog. I know many others have probably done this before but there's nothing like jumping on a bandwagon is there?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Review: Feel Good 101 by Emma Blackery


Feel Good 101 by Emma Blackery
Published by Sphere
Released 7th September 2017
Hardback Edition
320 Pages

This book won't change your life.

But it might just help you change it yourself.

Only you can take the steps you need to help yourself become the strong, independent, fearless person you dream of being. It took me a long time - and a lot of real lows, excruciating heartaches and countless mistakes - to get there. The sole purpose of this book's existence is the hope that it may speed up that journey to happiness for you.

In Feel Good 101, YouTube's most outspoken star Emma Blackery is finally putting pen to paper to (over)share all her hard-learned life lessons. From standing up to bullies and bad bosses to embracing body confidence and making peace with her brain, Emma speaks with her trademark honesty about the issues she's faced - including her struggles with anxiety and depression. This is the book Emma wishes she'd had growing up . . . and she's written it for you.

Karina's Silver Shoes by Denise Marques Leitao: Book Blitz


Happy Wednesday! Today I am taking part in the book blitz for Karina's Silver Shoes, a YA Fantasy by Denise Marques Leitao. 

As you all know I do have a thing for YA Fantasy so I love discovering new books in the genre. This sounds like something I would read and I will be once I have room in my reading schedule.

Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for arranging and letting me be a part of this.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Autumn TBR List


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about books that you are hoping to read this autumn. 

I have a few books I'd love to get through in the next few months. There are some exciting releases coming up and I am very excited! 

I'm also hoping that by doing this list I will actually be able to stick to it, as recently my TBR list hasn't been going to plan. Fingers crossed!

Monday, 18 September 2017

It's Monday! What are you Reading? #17


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 all had a good reading week last week. I have some good ones on the list this week that I think you will enjoy hearing about. My reading slump has finally gone, uni is over and I am finally able to get a normal blogging/reading schedule back. So happiness all around!

As always leave a comment below of what you are all reading this week. I love it.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday Post 17/09


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. 

What a week this has been! It has literally been non stop so some of the posts I scheduled to have up haven't gone up so I am sorry. I am also so grateful that I was able to relax today and get some bits done. I hope you have all had a good week and as always tell me what you have been up to in the comments.

A Pain Less Ordinary by L.V. Pires: Excerpt


Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all having a lazy Sunday and relaxing. Today I am sharing an excerpt from A Pain Less Ordinary a YA novel by L.V. Pires as part of the book blitz. The blitz was meant to run from 12th - 16th but due to a delay with getting the materials we could post today..which is what I have done.

This book sounds really good and something that I would love to read. I will certainly be delving into it when I have a gap in my reading schedule. Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Once in a Lifetime by Kathryn R. Biel: Excerpt


Happy Thursday! Today I am going to be sharing with you an exclusive excerpt from Once in a Lifetime. A new chick lit by Kathryn R. Biel as part of the book blitz for the novel. I do love a good chick lit from time to time and this does seem like it's going to be a good one. 

I hope you all enjoy reading the excerpt as much as I did and a big thanks to Lola at Lola's Blog Tours for allowing to be be part of this book blitz. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Marked by Fate: Book Blitz


Hello! Today I am taking part in the book blitz for Marked by Fate a collection of 26 Young Adult fantasy and Sci Fi novels by various bestselling authors in the genres.

The collection will feature 5 brand new stories and 21 bestselling favourites. If you preorder this collection you will also receive exclusive access to a secret reader portal on release day. Exciting!

This is the first time I have taken part in a bookish event for a collection of stories and I'm excited. Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for letting me be part of this book blitz.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved During the First Year of My Blog


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a throwback freebie, so, I am going to list the books that I loved during the first year of this blog.

Amy's Bookish Life has only been running for around a year and a half but during my first year of blogging I was introduced to and read some amazing books that I want to share with you.

Starting a book blog was scary but I am so happy with how it's grown. The book blogging community is amazing and I am so honoured to be a part of it.