25 April, 2017

REVIEW: THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory


Title: The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Series: The Cousins' War
Genres: Historical fiction
Publisher: Touchstone
Release: July 23rd 2013
Source: Kindle
Pages: 544

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Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.

But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.

Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.


24 April, 2017

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22 April, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by Laura and together we will complete this fun tag:

BOOKS I BOOKING HATE

21 April, 2017

20 April, 2017

REVIEW: WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan


Title: What She Knew
Author: Gilly Macmillan
Series: -
Genres: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release: 2015
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 512

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In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

In a heartbeat, everything changes…

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.

Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.

As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.

Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...


19 April, 2017

18 April, 2017

REVIEW: OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Genres: YA, Aliens, Paranormal
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release: 2012
Source: Library book
Pages: 299 (English), 400 (German)

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


17 April, 2017

MONDAY TRAVELS: EASTER EGGS by Eveleen Stein



Happy Monday friends! Happy Easter to all who celebrate! May it bring you hope, new beginnings and ideas, new books and beautiful adventures! Since we have a celebration today, we'll jump back to the US for a very beautiful, and adorable children poem for Easter!

So today we are in The United States and we will explore:

EASTER EGGS



16 April, 2017

REVIEW: BLACK DAWN by L.J. Smith



Title: Black Dawn
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #8
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 227

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First he puts her in a dungeon. Then he realized they were soulmates. Now he wants to make her a vampire princess. Maggie Neely is a short, spunky sixteen-year-old with auburn hair and an iron will. When he brother turns up missing, she's determined to find him. But she never suspects that the trail will lead her into the most secret heart of the Night World, a kingdom where no outsider has stepped in five hundred years.

15 April, 2017

Saturday Tag




Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by HannahCassie and together we will complete this fun tag:

THE TOLKIEN TAG

14 April, 2017

REVIEW: SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Genres: YA, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release: 2009
Source: Printed copy, audiobook
Pages:  390

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For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.


13 April, 2017

REVIEW: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness


Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Series: Chaos Walking #1
Genres: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Walker Books
Release: 2008
Source: Kindle Edition, Audiobook
Pages: 479

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Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? 


12 April, 2017

11 April, 2017

REVIEW: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher



Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Series: -
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Release: August 6th, 2009
Source: Kindle
Pages: 319




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You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and first love - who committed suicide.
Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself and Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
All through the night, Clay keeps listening - and what he discovers changes his life . . .
Forever.
Bestselling US author Jay Asher had the idea for his debut young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why at a museum. Whilst taking an audio tour, he was struck by the eeriness of the voice in his ear - a woman who described everything he was looking at but wasn't there. You can hear Hannah's tapes at hannahsreasons.blogspot.com.


10 April, 2017

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08 April, 2017

Saturday Tag




Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by HannahCassie and together we will complete this fun tag:

THE SICK BOOK TAG

07 April, 2017

REVIEW: HUNTRESS by L.J. Smith



Title: Huntress
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #7
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 226

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Blood Fever
Jez Redfern is unique. She's a vampire hunter... who's half vampire. Raised in the Redfern family, the girl with fiery hair and silvery-blue eyes was the undisputed leader of a gang of vampire raiders. Then came the discovery that shattered her life-- her mother was a human. Now, Jez hunts her former friends, protecting humans from the Night World.

But when Circle Daybreak sends her on a search for one of the legendary Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang. They want her back-- especially Morgead, the gorgeous green-eyed vampire who used to be her second-in-command. Jez wants to stay faithful to Hugh Davis, the human she loves. But Morgead swears he's her soulmate and he'll do anything to lure her back to the old ways. With danger and temptation around, Jez finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. And she's afraid that if she tastes blood again, she'll become the evil huntress she once was...

06 April, 2017

REVIEW: SOULMATE by L.J. Smith



Title: Soulmate
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #6
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 240

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Eternal Love Hannah Snow's life was so together. Friends, terrific grades, dreams of a career in paleontology. Everything was perfect... until the notes started appearing. Notes in her own handwriting, warning her of the danger that was coming. Dead Before Seventeen.

The psychiatrist was supposed to help. But what came out of the age regressions were memories of another time, another life. And of a stranger who tore her world apart... a vampire who killed a village in his rage. Until, in the eyes of a dying human girl, he recognized his soulmate.

Now the stranger is back. He has searched for Hannah throughout the years, trying to make amends, waiting for her to be born. Now he is Thierry, the Lord of the Night World-- and nothing in heaven or hell will keep him from his soulmate again. But if her destiny is death, can even Theirry's love protect her? 

05 April, 2017

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03 April, 2017

Monday Travels



Happy Monday friends! I hope you packed warm clothes and gloves and pot of hot coco Cause today we go somewhere a little colder !

So today we are in ICELAND and we will explore:

BURIAL RITES



02 April, 2017

01 April, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today we will complete this fun tag:

MY BOOK FAMILY & LIFE

31 March, 2017

REVIEW: THE CHOSEN by L.J. Smith



Title: The Chosen
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #5
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 211

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Vampire Slayer She stalks the lonely back alleys of Boston, the deserted industrial docks of the harbor, seeking revenge on the vampires who killed her mother. Rashel Jordon knows where they live. But they don't yet know that the black-haired, green-eyed girl is as deadly as she is beautiful, killing the Night People one by one. Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, she is safe as long as her true identity remains a secret. But when she rescues Daphne Childs from certain death, she's suddenly swept into the Night World Slave Trade, gateway to the vampires' secret enclave. Here Quinn is the gatekeeper... dark, dangerous, irresistible. He decides who is chosen. He holds the keys to the realm Rashel is desperate to enter. She looks into his eyes, stunned, to see her soulmate-- a vampire whose entire she has vowed to destroy... (less)


30 March, 2017

REVIEW: DARK ANGEL by L.J. Smith



Title: Dark Angel
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #4
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release: 1996
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 240

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After a near death experience, Gillian returns to her body accompanied by an angel who helped her come back. An invisible guardian that only Gillian can see, he helps her achieve the popularity she has always yearned for. But then, Angel begins to make bizarre demands. At last, Gillian must face the terrifying question: What kind of being has she brought back from the Other Side?


29 March, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han!

The last book of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy! (I think... unless another book was announced recently)


Publication date: April 4th, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

28 March, 2017

REVIEW: SPELLBINDER by L.J. Smith



Title: Spellbinder
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #3
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1996
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 238

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Blaise's black magic is powerful. The only way Thea can fight back is to use her own white magic, to bewitch Eric herself as a bluff. But soon Thea finds herself getting too close to Eric, feeling forbidden emotions, breaking Night World laws by falling in love. As halloween and the Night of the Witch draw closer, can Thea save Eric and herself from Blaise's revenge?


27 March, 2017

Monday Travels



Happy Monday friends! Today to are going across the Atlantic for a while to Europe, to explore all the beautiful books, and fol stories and songs of this continent. Our first stop is in the Nordic lands first:

So today we are in Sweden and we will explore:

När som jag var på mitt adertonde år



26 March, 2017

25 March, 2017

Saturday Tag





Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I will complete this fun tag:

MY LIFE IN DISNEY

24 March, 2017

REVIEW: DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS by L.J. Smith


Title: Daughters of Darkness
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #2
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1996
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 238

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Unearthly Beauty There's something strange about the new girls in town. Briar Creek, Oregon, has never seen anything like the supernatural grace of Rowan, Kestrel, and Jade, three sisters who move into the dilapidated old house next to Mark and Mary-Lynnette Carter. Mark is obsessed with Jade-- but she and her sisters have a secret. And when Mark and Mary-Lynnette follow them into the woods one night, they are plunged into a nightmare beyond their imagination. Because the sisters are fugitives from the Night World, and their brother Ash is hot on the trail behind them. He's ruthless, gorgeous, and he has orders to bring the girls back at all costs. And when he sees Mary-Lynette, he decides to take her too... 


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21 March, 2017

REVIEW: THE RAZVAK HUNTER by Arel B. Grant

Title: The Razvak Hunter
Author: Arel B. Grant
Series: Razvak Series #1
Genres: High Fantasy
Publisher: BZN Writing House
Release: February 29th, 2016
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 236

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Before…
Aelwyd has worked hard to become strong. As the Fairest One of Vallenthar, her power is formidable. Years of battle honed her into a fearsome warrior who never falters in front of an enemy.
However, there are shadows that when they come, they can swallow you whole.
After a hundred years of praying against it, the minute she walks into the chilling scene of death in front of her, she knows her personal nightmare is back.
He nearly destroyed her once, but she isn't a victim anymore. This time, she will stop him, or she will die trying.

Now...
Dalbran knows nothing of friends, joy, or mischief. The orphaned ward of a ruthless warrior woman, she’s never showed him love or affection. Instead she fills his days with learning the art of battle, savage teachings of how to survive in their harsh world. Days are filled with pain and exhaustion, but nighttime used to be his own. Even that is now lost, though, for something lurks in the shadows of sleep, clawing at him the moment his eyes close. He tells himself it’s okay, that he can handle it. However daunting the voices may be, however cold the hand that chokes him in the darkness, as long as it stays within the nightmare, everything will be all right.

As long as it stays within the nightmare…

20 March, 2017

Monday Travels



Happy Monday friends! I hope you packed light and got some party clothes, cause this Monday we are in the some magical, beautiful world, where reality and supernatural combine!

So today we are in CHILE and we will explore:

THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS



19 March, 2017

18 March, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today Laura and I will complete this fun tag:

HORROR BOOK TAG

17 March, 2017

REVIEW: WRITER'S RETWEET by Piers Anthony



Title: Writer's Retweet
Author: Piers Anthony
Series: -
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications
Release: August 13th 2016
Source: Ebook
Pages: 94


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Horrifying illusions. Classified government operations.
Heavily guarded secrets.
Cryptic rumors. Dangerous prisoners.
Irresistible passion. Demonic magic.

Piers Anthony weaves this and more into Writer’s Retweet, a collection of five short stories abounding in the adventure, magic, and naughtiness that fans have come to know and love from this author.

In “Experiment,” “Discovery,” and “Mission,” painfully average Bigelow Bilge and Paula Plaintiff are thrust unwillingly into a world fraught with terrifying, victim-specific illusions. Who—or what—is the source of these horrifying encounters? Why have Bigelow and Paula been targeted?

A newspaper reporter in “Dull Street Incident” gets wind of a delicious scandal rumored to have punctuated a stale suburban street. Menacing prisoners, conniving teenage girls, and one well-kept secret leads this reporter to the story of a lifetime. But who will believe it?

In “Forbidden Fruit,” dowdy, middle-aged Edith happens upon a mysterious fruit that completely alters her life—and the life of Kent, an attractive, young neighbor. Seduced by her newfound magical abilities and rediscovered sex appeal, Edith plunges into a world filled with demons, pleasure, and unthinkable risk.


16 March, 2017

REVIEW: COLD MAGIC by Kate Elliott


Title: Cold Magic
Author: Kate Elliott
Series: Spiritwalker #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Magic
Publisher: Orbit
Release: 2010
Source: Paperback/Audiobook
Pages: 528

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As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. At a select academy they study new airship technologies and the dawning Industrial Revolution, but magical forces still rule. And the cousins are about to discover the full ruthlessness of this rule.


15 March, 2017

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MONDAY TRAVELS: THE WAMPUS CAT



Happy Monday friends! I hope you packed light and got some party clothes, cause this Monday we are back in the US and visiting some native American tribes, and listening to their beautiful and wonderful tales!

So today we are in Tennessee and we will explore:

THE WAMPUS CAT



12 March, 2017

REVIEW: ROSEMARY'S BABY by Ira Levin


Title: Rosemary‘s Baby
Author: Ira Levin
Series: Rosemary's Baby #1
Genres: Horror, Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Signet
Release: September 1st, 1997
Source:  Audiobook
Pages:  308

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Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor-husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an onimous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome them and, despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises she keeps hearing, her husband starts spending time with them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare.

As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavet's circle is not what it seems.


11 March, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today HannahCassie and I will complete this fun tag:

EPIC READS BOOK TAG

10 March, 2017

09 March, 2017

REVIEW: IGNITE by Danielle Rogland



Title: Ignite
Author: Danielle Rogland
Series: -
Genres: Dystopian, Ya, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publisher: Inkitt
Release: April, 2017
Source: Kindle
Pages: 293
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In the ruins of dystopian London, the Empire rules through fear and fire.

“Everyone knew about ‘The Flames’ and how much trouble they had caused the Empire. They were the only rebel group anyone knew of that had lasted longer than a few months without getting caught, leaving candles behind whenever they snatched somebody out of the Empire’s grasp. To get involved with people like them is stupid. So stupid.”

Ever since her parents were murdered by the empire’s agents, Jacks has been living on the street as a pickpocket trying to keep away from trouble. When she accidentally witnesses the rebel group ‘The Flames’ in the middle of an operation she is unwillingly swept up into their world, and has to decide if she’s going to go back to looking after herself or join the rebellion and help them fight for the people of London Ruins.

She knows that getting involved was stupid, but does she really have a choice?


08 March, 2017

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05 March, 2017

04 March, 2017

Saturday Tag




Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I we will completing this fun tag:

GET TO KNOW ME

03 March, 2017

REVIEW: THE OLD LADY DETECTIVE AGENCY by Ryan Herrin


Title: The Old Lady Detective Agency
Author: Ryan Herrin
Series: -
Genres: Mystery, thriller, comedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: August 5th, 2016
Source: Papeback
Pages: 338

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This hilarious detective story is about two inept ladies that stumble their way through their first case that no one asked them to take on. Pam is the leader; she is also a delusional paranoid that believes she can take down the crime syndicate that she invented to explain her missing car keys. Betty is her reluctant partner. She wouldn't mind helping Pam solve crimes, but reality T.V. is on, and she has half a sheet cake in her fridge. How could these two not succeed?


02 March, 2017

REVIEW: ALEXANDRIA RISING by Mark Wallace Maquire


Title: Alexandria Rising
Author: Mark Wallace Maquire
Series: Alexandria Rising Chronicles #1
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Publisher: Speckled Leaf Press
Release: October 15th, 2016
Source: Paperback
Pages: 376

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For fans of The Bourne Identity and The Da Vinci Code, comes a new edge of your seat adventure. Rand O'Neal, an ambition-less newspaper reporter, is given a single task upon the death of his grandfather: Destroy a mysterious map. What should be a simple errand thrusts Rand into a journey across three countries chased by unknown pursuers and leads him into a world he never could have imagined existed. This book is labelled an action adventure, but contains elements of science fiction, suspense and mystery. It is also the first in a trilogy and a series of prequels. It is also linked to a multi-media website which allows readers to engage with the experience in video, images and interactive appendices


01 March, 2017

28 February, 2017

REVIEW: UNDER THE HARROW by Flynn Berry


Title: Under the Harrow
Author: Flynn Berry
Series: -
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Release: 26th January, 2017
Source: ARC
Pages: 240

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When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

27 February, 2017

26 February, 2017

REVIEW: ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy


Title: Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Series: -
Genres: Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Signet
Release: 2002 (First edition 1878)
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 960

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Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenin provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, 'He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, 'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.


25 February, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by Laura and together we will complete this fun tag:

BOOK AND SONG TAG

24 February, 2017

REVIEW: IDA by Alison Evans


Title: Ida
Author: Alison Evans
Series: -
Genres: YA, LGBT, Science Fiction
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing
Release: January 1st 2017
Source: ARC
Pages: 

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How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want?

Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths.

One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she’s considered.

How can she know, anyway, whether one universe is ultimately better than another? And what if the continual shifting causes her to lose what is most important to her, just as she’s discovering what that is, and she can never find her way back?

23 February, 2017

REVIEW: THE INVISIBLE HAND: SHAKESPEARE'S MOON Act 1 by James Hartley



Title: The Invisible Hand: Shakespeare's Moon 
Author: James Hartley
Series: Shakespeare's Moon #1
Genres: YA, Histoical Fiction, Classics
Publisher: Lodestone Books
Release: February 22, 2017
Source: Paperback
Pages: 152

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BLURB: The Invisibl Hand is about a boy, Sam, who has just started life at a boarding school and finds himself able to travel back in time to medieval Scotland. There he meets a girl, Leana, who can travel to the future, and the two of them become wrapped up in events in /Macbeth/, the Shakespeare play, and in the daily life of the school. The book is the first part of a series called Shakespeares Moon. Each book is set in the same boarding school but focuses on a different Shakespeare play