Saturday, 31 October 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Yes, sadly, some books just don’t make the cut for different reasons. Maybe I didn’t like the way they were written, the style, the tone, the audience they were intended for.

As with all my reviews, I’m honest and I hope, not mean. Here are the books I couldn’t finish during September and October.


Publication date: September 2014
Publisher: Fence Free Entertainment
Format/Source: e-Book/ Review Tour
My thoughts...
I couldn’t relate to any of the characters.  They failed to grasp in the opening chapters.

23253921Publication date:  August 2015
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Format/Source: e-Book/ Net Galley

My thoughts...
To give Derek Landy only one star absolutely hurts me, but, this book is not up to the same standard as our beloved Skulduggery. I did not finish this book, in fact I only got 25% in... I just found the plot very unbelievable, the whole demon thing was a little far fetched, yes, I know Skulduggery is a walking talking skeleton who can throw fire but it was written so well that I couldn't question it. This story isn't believable, in fact, the main character annoyed me.

I think another slight mistake Landy made was to lower his level of descriptive writing. I felt this book was 'dumbed down' for younger readers and therefore didn't keep my attention. Other authors have made the mistake of doing the same thing, I only hope Landy bounces back because his work in the Skulduggery series is simply outstanding!

I still love this author, this book just wasn't for me

25733990Publication date:  April 2016
Publisher:  Del Rey
Format/Source: e-Book/ Net Galley
My thoughts...
I’m gutted that I couldn’t even get half way through this book, the cover and the description really do hook a person in…it’s such a shame the delivery just isn’t there for me.  I just couldn't gel with this book... maybe it was the layout and the constant interviewing /questions style the author used....unfortunately, it just wasn't for me.



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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015


The Invisibles

In the vein of Meg Donohue and Jennifer Close, comes Cecilia Galante's adult debut about the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship--a compelling, moving novel that is told in both the present and the past.

Thrown together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds Home for Girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family which they dub The Invisibles. But when tragedy strikes after graduation, Nora is left to deal with the horrifying aftermath alone as the other three girls leave home and don’t look back.
Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life working in the local library. She is content to focus on her collection of “first lines” (her favorite opening lines from novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all these years, Ozzie hasn’t called her to wish a happy birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again. Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing these women after such a long and silent period of time. Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their lives forever.

The Invisibles is an unforgettable novel that asks the questions: How much of our pasts define our present selves? And what does it take to let go of some of our most painful wounds and move on? 

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


One date with the sexier-than-sin Detective Drake Nash. Simple.
Until you take into account that my brother finally proposed to his girlfriend, so Nonna is on a warpath—and the crazy old bat has Cupid by the balls.
The upcoming mayoral elections has everyone running on full speed, and while I couldn’t give any less craps about the corrupt Holly Woods mayor’s office, a dead body in the middle of a campaign speech has me thrown right into the middle of it. The victim is close to the mayor, but all he cares about is minimizing the damage to his campaign, so he hires me to work alongside Drake to close the case as quickly as possible.

Bad news for our tentative relationship.

We disagree far more than we agree, but being at loggerheads won’t get this murder solved… Or deal with the arrival of someone from his past.
The mysteries behind the murder aren’t the only things unraveling, and despite being knee-deep in lies and corruption and bonds so tangled they’re almost indecipherable, I have to figure out if I’m willing to fight for Drake the way I do justice…

Or if he’ll be my one who gets away.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015


I can’t put the shows in order because I love them all, even the ones that are no longer on TV, I also have the boxsets so I still watch them! But the top ten shows I watch are.....

One Tree Hill

Vampire Dairies

Dawson’s Creek

Rookie Blue



The Originals

The Walking Dead

Penny Dreadful

Game of Thrones

Monday, 27 July 2015


Publication date: 9th June 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press


Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble. 

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

Haunting, unsettling and eerily beautiful.”
--Rachel Caine, author of the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series

"Un-put-down-able."--Kirkus Reviews

“A hugely fun and entertaining read."--SLJ

"Vincent (the Soul Screamers series) carves out an intriguing niche in the post-apocalyptic landscape . . . plenty of reasons for readers to look forward to the next installment."--PW

“Eerily reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale . . . fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games will love the complexity of the setting and characters.”--VOYA

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Well, I thought that I would do a TOP TEN list of things to do whilst on holiday! School is out for summer! Yay! I love working in a school.  So this holiday, I’m going to do these ten things!

1. Book a holiday (somewhere warm!)
Living in the UK we struggle to get warm days, we usually have 3 red hot days in April and the rest of the year happens to be all fours seasons in one day! So, we have to book somewhere! I’m going to be enjoying the delights of Slovenia this holiday!

2. DVD binge!
I have to do this every summer holiday! I have loads of TV series DVDs which I love to watch.  I’ve already started One Tree Hill so I guess that is my series for this holiday!

3. READ!
I can now sit on my bed, in my little pink haven with my candles glowing and the music in the background! I love that I’m able to do this!

4. PJ day!
You just have to slob at least one day!

5. Girly shopping day
I usually drag the sister along!

6. Meeting friends for lunch (and by lunch I mean going out to eat cake!)

7. Play the Sims 4
Yep.  I do like to control people, build and design houses.  I can spend hours on this.  I love to recreate characters.  Eve and Roarke from the In Death series is my next mission!

8. Catch up on the TV that I’ve recorded but never got around to.

9. Spend half my time on blogger! ;-)

10. Maybe speak to the husband occassionally....

 I’m very busy during the holidays! LOL Oh and I might have to do the house work..... 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Monday, 6 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015


Cover Reveal

Release date: 18th August 2015

Posers gonna pose
I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.
I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.
I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.
The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.
They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.
I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.
When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.
It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.
How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?
I didn’t start any of this.
I never asked for it.
But it came knocking at my door.
When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.
I open the door.
Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.

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Friday, 3 July 2015

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