Publication Date: 14 August 2018 Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 384 I love finding my five-star reads of the year, of which there are usually only a few. Last month I read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and enjoyed reading every page. It is so well-written, with strong characters and a vivid setting that … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 5 ⭐ Review
My Lady Jane (Review)
Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Publication Date: 7 June 2016 Publisher: HarperTeen Genres: Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Fantasy Pages: 491 Synopsis Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering … Continue reading My Lady Jane (Review)
Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade (Review)
Publication Date: 1 December 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Genre: Romance/Contemporary Fiction Pages: 352 Synopsis Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social … Continue reading Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade (Review)
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Review
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Mini Reviews – Leah on the Offbeat, A Thousand Perfect Notes and more
Lately I haven't had the energy to write book reviews, but today I had the time to write down a few of the most recent books I have read. I have written mini reviews of Leah on the Offbeat, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Bell Jar and A Thousand Perfect Notes.
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.
The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart
It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.
A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)
Hi everyone! Recently I read the fantastic contemporary romance novel called A Room at the Manor and I was fortunate enough to interview the author, Julie Shackman! So please have a read of my brief review to see just how romantic and elegant this novel is, and then continue on to learn more about the novel from … Continue reading A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (review)
What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?
Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.
But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.
Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…
Skylarks by Karen Gregory (review)
When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days her feet are firmly on the ground – they have to be when money's tight and her dad can't work and the whole family has to pull together to keep afloat. Then she meets Annabel. Annabel is everything Joni isn't, and yet there's a spark between them. Though Joni barely believes it at first, she thinks they might be falling in love. But when Annabel's parents find out about the relationship, it's clear they believe there are some differences that are impossible to overcome ...