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 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…

WWW Wednesdays

It’s that time again! WWW Wednesdays is pretty much my favourite tag – and the only one I participate in regularly. So, in case you’re new here, or have been living under a book blogging rock, what’s it all about? WWW Wednesday is hosted by the lovely Sam @Taking on a World of Words. All…

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is…

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…

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…

Pyre at the Eyreholme Trust

Author: Lyn Darrow | Publisher: Less Than Three Press In Temperance City, the streets are ruled by spelled-up gangsters, whose magic turf wars serve as a constant backdrop to civilian life. With magic strictly regulated, Eli Coello—whip-smart jewelry salesman by day, sultry torch singer by night—has always found it advantageous to hide his magical affinity…