Red Sister

Author: Mark Lawrence | Publisher: Harper Voyager It’s not until you’re broken that you find your sharpest edge “I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin” At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since…

Mini Reviews – Lifestyle Books

I’m a bit of a hippy… There, I’ve said it. Judge me at your leisure… And I’ve decided recently that this is actually something I want to encourage more of in my lifestyle. Being a massive book fiend, I obviously turned first to some books to figure out how I might do that… Living on…

December Book Bingo – Week One

In case you missed it, it was my 6-month blog-iversary this month. And I decided to celebrate by throwing a little competition… Anddd December Book Bingo was born! The winner gets a £25 Amazon voucher, to help them add to their own TBR – so it’s worth joining in! The competition starts on 1st December,…

The Masked City

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan I read The Invisible Library, the first book in the series, a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I was so excited when The Masked City arrived, and I could continue the adventure with Irene, Kai and Vale! My review of The Invisible Library. There’s always a…

Calendar Girls Blog Event

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie @MNBernard Books, and Flavia @Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now be hosted by Katie @Never Not Reading and Adrienne @Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. You can find…

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Author: Trisha Ashley | Publisher: Black Swan Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking – the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter…

Ghosts of Gotham

Author: Craig Schaefer | Publisher: 47North Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But…

December Book Haul

I have a little tradition… Maybe you have the same one? Every pay day, I allow myself one day to splurge my money, piss it up the wall, binge spend on Amazon, eat crappy takeaway that costs too much money. One day. Just one. And, predictably, as well as eating food I know isn’t good…

The Book Bingo Reading Challenge

In case you missed it, it was my 6-month blog-iversary this month. I decided to celebrate by throwing a little competition. The winner gets a £25 Amazon voucher, to help them add to their own TBR – so it’s worth joining in! The competition starts on 1st December, and runs till 2nd January.   How…

Making the Cut: My Kindle TBR

I must confess, I’m not much for e-books. I hate reading on the Kindle app on my phone, and, while I have a Kindle Fire, I couldn’t even tell you where it is right now… I need the feel of the paper in my hands, the smell of a real book, in order to get…