Strange Fascination – Syd Moore

ISBN: 9781786072573. May 3rd 2019. With thanks to TBC Reviewers for arranging for me to receive a paperback copy. It’s summer in Adders Fork. The sun is out, the sky is blue and things are going swimmingly for Rosie Strange, thank you very much. The Essex Witch Museum has been relaunched with a new Ursula Cadence…

The Distance Between Me And The Cherry Tree – Paola Peretti

ISBN: 9781471407550. August 9th 2018. Hot Key Books. Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely.  Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of…

Bookshop Girl; Life’s A Beach – Chloe Coles

ISBN: 9781471407338. September 20th 2018. Hot Key Books. With thanks to Reader’s First for a paperback copy.  Holly and Paige are at a literary festival in Skegton-On-Sea. They’ve been looking forward to it for ages. It’s one of the biggest book festivals around – and there’s a pop up bookshop tent and a lot of Big…

August Book Haul!

It’s the end of the month! Time just seems to be flying past. It only feels like yesterday we hit the beginning of 2018 and yet, we’re over half way through! Insane. Here is my haul for the month. Book 1. Sea Witch – Sarah Henning. The fairy tale you thought you knew… The story…

Mirage – Somaiya Daud

ISBN: 9781250126429. August 28th 2018. Flatiron Books. The crown of Dihya had been stripped from me, my face changed, my body broken.  But I was not a slave and I was not a spare.  I was my mother’s daughter, and I would survive and endure. I would find my way back home. In a star…

Grace And Fury – Tracy Banghart

ISBN: 9781444941951. July 26th 2018. Hodder Children’s. With thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with an eARC. In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other on an island prison where women must fight to survive. Serina has spent her whole life…

GP; Tina’s Review of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

ISBN: 9780008172145. January 25th 2018. Harper Collins. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except,…

GP; Lauren’s Review of Thunder head – Neal Shusterman

ISBN; 9781406379532. May 3rd 2018. Walker Books. The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It’s a perfect system – until it isn’t. It’s been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has…

#SixForSunday – Authors That Surprised You.

It’s Sunday! And as always thanking A Little But A Lot for putting togetther the prompt list. This week I had to really wrack my brain, because when I first saw the prompt I couldn’t think of anyone that had surprised me. Of course I was wrong, there have been loads of authors that surprised…

One Would Think The Deep – Claire Zorn

ISBN: 9781785916717. 2nd August 2018. Ransom Publishing. It’s 1997 and seventeen-year-old Sam is mourning the sudden loss of his mum … Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she’s dead, it’s worse than ever.  With nothing but his skateboard and a few…