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.

I am back!

Hello!

First of all I'd like to apologise for the sudden quietness of Amy's Bookish Life. The past few months have been crazy and I'm been so busy. I've had a lot of university work to get through and there have been a few personal problems in my life which I don't really want to go into. 

However, university is basically over. I only have a few assignments to hand in and my final project. Personal problems have also sorted themselves out. So, I have decided that now is the right time to relaunch Amy's Bookish Life. I have missed doing this a lot. Expect updated content almost daily and a lot of bookish related posts. 

I am excited to get back into this and I hope to restablish my connections and readership.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Review: The Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins

The Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins
Published by HarperCollins UK
Released 9th March 2017
296 Pages
E-Book

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

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit.

At the reading of their mother’s will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’.

But one year doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris’ bucket list was about so much more than money…

Friday, 3 March 2017

March TBR

Happy March! I am already shocked at how fast this year is going already. So, here is my March TBR list. I hope I can read them all. Fingers crossed!

Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins

Three sisters. Their mother’s dying wish. 

One last chance to be a family…

The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. 

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit.

At the reading of their mother’s will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’. But one year doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. 

Can they grow up for once and see that Iris’s bucket list was about so much more than money…

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Review: The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce

The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce
Published by HQ Digital
Released 8th February 2017
238 Pages
E-Book

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

From fairy cakes to first dates!
Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…
So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she’ll set up a dating night involving all her sweetest bakes.
Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic – and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie’s heartbreak and save her beloved teashop, too?

Monday, 27 February 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 27th February


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!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday Post: 26th February


Hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Sunday post is a meme where you look back on the week. It's a place to look back on whats happened to your personally, books you've read, books you've received and whats been on your blog. Enjoy!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
Published by Penguin
Released 9th February 2017
398 Pages
E-book

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

Can you define your life by a single song?
Adam Sharp - former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich - can. And it's 'You're Going to Lose that Girl' . . . 
On the cusp of fifty and a happy introvert, Adam is content. He's the music expert at his local pub-quiz and he and his partner Claire rumble along. Life may not be rock n' roll, but neither is it easy listening. Yet something has always felt off-key. 
And that's his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair - more than twenty years ago, on the other side of the world - with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find - and then lose - love. How different might his life be if he hadn't let her walk away?
Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is all about books we have like more or less than we thought we would. I am going to split my list in two. Five books that I liked more and five books that I liked less. Always good to have variety eh?

Moribund (Circuit Fae #1) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge : Cover Reveal


Today I have a treat for you as I am going to be revealing the cover for Moribund the first book in the Circuit Fae series by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. I know you are all going to love this one. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to take part. 

Now without further ado...here is the cover!

Monday, 20 February 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 20th February


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. A few good books coming up this week, so enjoy!

Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr
Published by Henery Press
Released 14th February 2017
215 Pages
E-Book

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

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. 

A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads—and pages—across the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox—for review.

With their ten-year reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her offline life.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday Post: 19th February


Hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Sunday post is a meme where you look back on the week. It's a place to look back on whats happened to your personally, books you've read, books you've received and whats been on your blog. I haven't done this in a while but I am looking forward to doing it again!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cloak and Dagger by Michel L King: Release Blitz (with giveaway)


To celebrate the release of Cloak & Dagger by Michel L King I was kindly asked by the lovely people at Enchanted Book Promotions to take part in this book blitz. Which of course I gladly accepted. This book seems to me like it's going to be really interested and I for one shall be reading it. Enjoy!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Published by Macmillan 
Released 9th February 2017
464 Pages
E-Book

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

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. 

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Books I Still Need To Read On My Netgalley

Netgalley. Without it I don't think I would have got as far as I have with regards to book blogging and this blog in general. It's a great site for discovering new reads, requesting ARC's and also for networking with publishers and other book bloggers. I tend to use it regularly. However, after looking at my shelf on there I have realised that I have a lot of books that I still need to read. So, I thought I would share these with you.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Q & A with Lisa Gardner: Right Behind You Blog Tour


I have a big treat for all my lovely readers today! To celebrate the release of Right Behind You, I have an exclusive interview with the author Lisa Gardner to share with you all. It was an honour to be included in this blog tour and I'd like to thank both Lisa and Headline Books for allowing me to take part.

Monday, 6 February 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 06/02


Hosted by The Book Date. It'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 a good few reads coming up that I'm excited for! Enjoy!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

February TBR

Happy February! Didn't January go quick? Well I think it did. As promised here is my February TBR list. Enjoy!

Heartless by Marisa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake

Frostblood by Elly Blake
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 12th January 2017
385 Pages
E-Book

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

In a land governed by the cruel Frostblood ruling class, seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has spent most of her life hiding her ability to manipulate heat and light - until the day the soldiers come to raid her village and kill her mother. Ruby vows revenge on the tyrannous Frost King responsible for the massacre of her people.

But Ruby's powers are unpredictable...and so are the feelings she has for Arcus, the scarred, mysterious Frostblood warrior who shares her goal to kill the Frost King, albeit for his own reasons. When Ruby is captured by the Frost King's men, she's taken right into the heart of the enemy. Now she only has one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her - and in doing so, she must unleash the powers she's spent her whole life withholding.

Frostblood is set in world where flame and ice are mortal enemies - but together create a power that could change everything.
 

Friday, 27 January 2017

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
Released 31st January 2017
416 Pages
E-Book

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

Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world . . . 

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Reads of 2016


Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday theme is a freebie, so you can choose whatever you want to talk about. After much deliberation I have decided to talk about my favourite books that I read in 2016. I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to share them with you regardless. As always this list is in no particular order. Enjoy!