Current TBR

I’ve been away from my blog for a couple of weeks. I started a new job, and it hasn’t left much time for reading. Or checking blog posts. Or pretty much anything else really… I’ve read one book in the past two weeks. But. I received a few new books this week, and my TBR…

Tempests and Slaughter

Author: Tamora Pierce | Publisher: Harper Voyager I received Tempests and Slaughter as an ARC, and was super excited. Firstly, Harper Voyager have published some of my all-time favourite books. So, ok, maybe I was fan-girling a little… And I have fond memories of reading Tamora Pierce books as a kid. Unfortunately, I have to…

Mirage

Author: Somaiya Daud | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, sixteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation, and of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day she, too, will have adventures and travel beyond her isolated moon. But…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows | Publisher: Bloomsbury The war is over. Juliet Ashton is grappling with writer’s block when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the channel, who has come across her name written in a second-hand book.  Juliet begins writing to…

Liebster Award

I was nominated by the very talented and funny Ivy at Ivy’s Well Used Library Card. I love her reviews, so definitely check out her site if you get a chance! The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of…

Dance of Thieves

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. I have just realised how much fantasy I’ve been reading lately. I mean, I don’t think I’ve read anything else for a while! This needs to be addressed… So, sorry if anyone is getting bored reading reviews for fantasy books! I promise, I do like…

WWW Wednesday

This is my second WWW Wednesday. I’m not the most reliable on doing tags every week… I totally have good intentions, but then… Something else shiny comes along and I forget about them… Whoops! But I had so much fun reading everyone’s WWW’s today – I forgot how much I love this tag. And I…

The Black Witch

Author: Laurie Forest | Publisher: Harlequin Teen The Black Witch was rather hit and miss for me. There were so many things I absolutely adored about the book, but I found it a little slow going and a little immature in parts. That being said, I hadn’t realised The Black Witch was teen fiction when…

Harry Potter You’re Not Good Enough #Tag

The You’re Not Good Enough Tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer. And Laura at Live Love Read had the idea to make a Harry Potter edition! I saw it first on Hammock of Books (which is an awesome blog, and you should definitely check it out). Rules: Write 30 character’s names on pieces of paper. Put them…