• Reviews

    Review: The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

    The Wolf and The WaterThe Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey
    Series: Deluge #1
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Silver Sun Books
    Pages: 268
    Release date: 08/10/2020
    Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
    Where to find: Goodreads
    Trigger warnings: Violence, murder, death, racism, ableism, slavery, misogyny, parental abuse, miscarriage, sexual assault
    Summary: Some secrets are worth killing for.

    The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.

    Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.

    Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.

    With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.

    If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.

  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Entanglement by Peter Hodge (Guest Post)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Entanglement by Peter Hodge and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Entanglement by Peter HodgeEntanglement by Peter Hodge
    Genre: Thriller
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 290
    Release date: 29/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: This is a story where Western values meet’s the volatility of Eastern Europe, in the throes of revolutionary change – where an elite’s vision of righteousness, is another’s contempt; all merged into a maelstrom of anger and violence.

    Such events, exposes humanity to its rawest form, from the glorious rollercoaster of love, to the ugliness of political violence, motivated by the greed of oligarchs, who never see, or taste the blood of those who pay the price for their egos.

    In such a kaleidoscope of political and emotional upheaval, two people find commonality and a route to survival through a mutual desire for love.

    From the highest levels of Government to the vile instincts of bitter men, a Norwegian man and an Eastern European woman, navigate the violence and volatility of a nation that is uprising against their rulers – all against a backdrop of foreign interference.

    Seen through different eyes, the story describes the beauty of a city and its people that is in turmoil, as revolution encompasses every aspect of normal life; where violent death and compassion become interwoven bedfellows, when martyrdom gives way to peace..

  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Cookfulness by Ian Taverner (Guest Post)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach to Cooking by Ian Taverner and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach To Cooking: Amazon.co.uk: Taverner,  Ian: 9781913568795: BooksCookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach to Cooking by Ian Taverner
    Genre: Non-fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 154
    Release date: 29/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Create Space For The Happy Stuff!

    This cookbook is crammed full of new and innovative ways, hints and tips, designed specifically for people with chronic pain and mental health conditions, by me, a fellow sufferer.

    It is all to help you WANT to cook, not have to!

    Cooking really can be a therapy. Cooking really can ignite your passions. Cooking really is possible!

    If you are having a bad day, I want to make it better. If you are having a better day, I want to make it good. If you are having a good day, I want to make it great. If you are having a great day, good on you!

  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: The Bogeyman by Steve Dover (Interview)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Bogeyman by Steve Dover and I am bringing you an interview. Enjoy!

    The Bogeyman: Amazon.co.uk: Dover, Steve: 9781913568856: BooksThe Bogeyman by Steve Dover
    Genre: Middle Grade
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 22
    Release date: 27/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: As dusk and dark come earlier when time approaches Autumn and Winter brings calm cold mists to the streets, the lights throw shadows and shapes that awaken imagination and fear. Are they all fleeting shadows or is there one that is something else. The Bogey Man. His abnormality has made him a figure of rejection. Something other than the accepted normal. But he is afraid and he longs only for acceptance and inclusion. The Bogey Man is a metaphor for the less advantaged and those rejected by our prejudices.

  • Book List,  Discussion

    5 Books by Black Authors that I Love

    Hey friends! October is Black History Month in the UK, so i thought I would share some of my favourite books written by Black authors. These are all books that I have read and loved, and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you check them out. I will also be sharing 5 books by Black authors on my TBR that I am excited to read later in the week, so keep an eye out for that.

  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly (Review)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!

    PoisonedPoisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
    Genre: Young Adult | Retelling | Fantasy
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 432
    Release date: 20/10/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Beautiful Sophie, with lips as red as blood, skin as pale as snow, and hair as dark as night, is about to come of age and inherit her father’s throne. But Sophie’s stepmother wants rid of her – beautiful she may be, but too weak and foolish to reign. And Sophie believes her, as she believes all the things that have been said about her – all the poisonous words people use to keep girls like her from becoming too powerful, too strong.

    When the huntsman carries out his orders of killing Sophie, she finds a fire burning inside her that will not be extinguished, and sets off to reclaim what was taken from her.

    Jennifer Donnelly turns her feminist eye to this most delicious of fairy tales and shows Snow White as she’s never been seen before.

  • Reviews

    Review: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

    The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
    Series: The Devouring Gray #2 (book 1 review)
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Published by: Titan Books
    Pages: 405
    Release date: 21/04/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home.

    Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.

    May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.

    Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.

    With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.

    But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Smile of Deceit by Keith Newman (Interview)

    Hey Friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Smile of Deceit by Keith Newman and I am bringing you an interview. Enjoy!

    Smile of Deceit by Keith Newman
    Genre: Thriller
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 478
    Release date: 20/10/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: When two teenage girls disappear exactly sixteen years apart, police are convinced that the cases must be connected. One suspect was present on both occasions and now he has checked out of his hotel early and cannot be found.

    But nothing is straightforward and it becomes clear that police involved in the original investigation have secrets of their own. When the cold case is reopened new evidence about both girls is established quickly, and there is a strong suspicion that the police are being manipulated.

    Ruby Delacourt, the partner of the main suspect, is convinced that he is innocent and she uses her skill as a reporter to do her own digging. But she helps to uncover a much darker side to his character and an unexpected link between the two cases.

    This is the turning point and the race is on to catch the real killer – a race which begins in the mountains of the French Alps and ends in a ski lodge just north of Lake Bled.