The Gift Maker – Mark Mayes

ISBN; 9781911331773. Urbane Publications. 23rd February 2017. I received this book from Nudge Books. Gifts ought to be free, but they never are. They tie you to the wishes of others. To your own sad expectations. To the penitentiary of your dreams.’ Late one night, Thomas Ruder receives a strange package: a small blue box….

The Owl At The Window – Carl Gorham

ISBN: 9781473642324. Published 9th February. Coronet. With thanks to Bookbridgr for providing copy.  ‘She is dead. She was here just now and she was alive. How can she suddenly be dead? People in history are dead. Old people are dead. Grandparents are dead. Other people are dead. Not people like me. Not this person. The…

Freeks – Amanda Hocking

ISBN; 978125084774. Published 3rd January 2017. Published by St Martin’s Press. With thanks to Netgalley for sending me an eARC copy. Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act… Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no…

Wishbones – Virginia Macgregor

ISBN; 9780008217303. Published May 18th 2017. Harlequin (UK) Limited. With thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with an eARC. Feather Tucker has two wishes: 1)To get her mum healthy again. 2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships. When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most…

The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco

ISBN; 9781492635826. Published March 7th. Sourcebooks Fire. With thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with an eARC. Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond…

Stop The World – Sherry Mayes

ISBN; 9781519648877. Published by Createspace. December 9th 2015. Based on a true story. Beauty Queen, Jody Angel Taylor, believes her life is all mapped out – glamorous, clever and popular, and due to marry her handsome boyfriend, she has it all. Until one night she has a devastating car crash, ending up paralyzed – and…

See You In The Cosmos – Jack Cheng

ISBN; 9780141365602. Penguin Random House UK. March 2nd 2017. Won an ARC via goodreads, and then was sent a finished early edition from the publishers. I also got an eARC via Netgalley. A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel…

Geekerella – Ashley Poston

ISBN: 9781594749476. Published April 4th 2017. Quirk Books. With thanks to Netgalley for an eARC of this book. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The…

Nowhere Near You -Leah Thomas

ISBN: 9781408885376. Bloomsbury Children’s. Published February 9th 2017. With thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with an Ecopy of this book. Following up her acclaimed debut, Because You’ll Never Meet Me, Leah Thomas continues the stories of Ollie and Moritz in another heart-warming story of unique friendship. Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their…

Just A Quick Update and Apologies.

Hey lovelies! How are you doing? I’m still alive, just have been super busy recently. I’ve had wobbly health, siblings stay and currently volunteering at GEEK Margate at Dreamland. It’s so so much fun, but so tiring. As you can imagine I haven’t had a lot of energy to do much, but I have managed…

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

ISBN: 9781473629141. Hodder and Stoughton. 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…