Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Review: The Honey Farm on the Hill by Jo Thomas

The Honey Farm on the Hill by Jo Thomas
Published by Headline Review
Released 10th August 2017
400 Pages
Paperback

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

We never forget the one who got away.

Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and life changed for ever. Nell's daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again.

When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia - where everything began - Nell can't resist the urge to go back and find him.

Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there's plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

But if Nell's favourite romantic films are right, there's a happy ending in store for each of us. All she has to do is seek out the magic of the mountains...

What I'll be reading in September


So in a few days August will be over. Summer will be coming to a close. Children and young adults will be getting ready to go back to school/college/university. Autumn is creeping up and I cannot wait. I've had enough of this hot weather (yes I am a typical Brit.) So, what better way to welcome in the new month then by doing a TBR list. Now that my Masters is coming to a close I'll have time to actually stick to a TBR list and blog more which is so exciting don't you think? What books are you reading in September? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems in YA Fiction

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is all about hidden gems in X genre. As I have discovered so many great books in YA through this blog I have decided to talk about hidden gems in YA fiction that you all should read. All of the books featured are incredible and need to be talked about more. What are your favourite YA hidden gems? Let me know.

Monday, 28 August 2017

It's Monday! What are you Reading? #14

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. As you may have notice I have given the blog a little bit of a facelift which is always good. I love my new banner and theme and it looks gorgeous. What are you all reading this week? As always let me know in the comments.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Review: Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury

Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury
Published by The Parliment House
Released 22nd August 2017
236 Pages
Kindle Edition

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

Once Upon a Time…

In the kingdom of Tranen, a king makes a promise to his dying wife that he'll only remarry a woman who possesses her golden hair. In time, the king's eyes are turned by his daughter. Realising her father’s intentions, Princess Aurelia tries to trick him by requesting impossible gifts: dresses created by the sun, moon and stars, and a coat made of a thousand furs. But when he is successful, Aurelia sacrifices her privileged life and flees her kingdom, disguised by the cloak and a new name, Allerleirauh.

She enters the safe haven of Saarland der Licht, where the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus takes her under his care. Hoping not to be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Allerleirauh tries to remain hidden under her new identity when she finds unexpected love with Prince Klaus, even though his arranged marriage to the princess of a neighbouring kingdom approaches. Risking everything, Allerleirauh must face her troubled past and her fears of the future along her journey to self-acceptance in this triumphant retelling of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale.

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



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. 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?