Sunday, 28 June 2020

The Rumour by Lesley Kara Book Review

Book Title: The Rumour

Author: Lesley Kara

My Rating: 4*

Publisher: Corgi

Publication Date: 25/07/19

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 416

Format Read: Paperback

Goodreads: When single mum Joanna shares a rumour at the school gates – desperate to ingratiate herself with the clique of mothers at her son’s new school – there is no going back...

Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.

Sally McGowan was just ten when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death over 47 years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.

So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives amongst them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Jane go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?

Joanna is going to rue the day she ever said a word...

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed Book Review

Book Title: Yes No Maybe So

Author: Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

My Rating: 5*

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 04/02/20

Genre(s): Young adult, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 436

Format Read: Paperback

Goodreads: Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate - as long as he’s behind the scenes. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya.
Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is cancelled, her parents are separating and now her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing - with some awkward guy she hardly knows...
Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer - and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The Vampire Diaries Readathon! *POSTPONED*

Hello!

Throughout the whole of June there is a The Vampire Diaries Readathon happening and I am so excited to be taking part in it! I love the show and thought this readathon would be really fun.

There are 3 teams to choose from; Team Vampire, Team Witch and Team Werewolf! I have chosen to be on the Vampire's team because I love anything vampiric! 

Friday, 1 May 2020

Brass Knuckles & Tattered Wings by Martin Svolgart Cover Reveal!

Hello! Today, thanks to Storytellers On Tour, I am taking part in the cover reveal for a collection of four novellas named Brass Knuckles & Tattered Wings with the first one Best Foot Forward expecting to be released in summer 2020 and each new episode will follow every month! 

This serial is written like a TV series—four novellas of 25,000 words, each with their own little story line yet all substantiating a bigger underlying story arc and character development.

Here are the covers!

Monday, 27 April 2020

Normal People by Sally Rooney Book Review

Book Title: Normal People

Author: Sally Rooney

My Rating: 2*

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 28/08/18

Genre(s): Contemporary/ Literary Fiction

Pages: 266

Format Read: Paperback

Trigger Warnings: Depression, slight mentions of suicide, physical and mental abuse

Goodreads: At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal.

A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years in college, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. Then, as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.