• Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Unwritten Letters to Spring Street by Jacquelyn Frith (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Unwritten Letters to Spring Street by Jacquelyn Frith and I am bringing you a guest post by Jacquelyn herself. Enjoy!


    Title: Unwritten Letters to Spring Street
    Author: Jacquelyn Frith
    Release Date: 30th July 2020
    Genre: Historical
    Page Count: 474
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54845048-unwritten-letters-to-spring-street
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unwritten-Letters-Spring-Street-Jacquelyn/dp/191356827X
    Summary: December 1941. Jack Frith left his family and his life to go to war like so many others, uncertain whether he would come home. Whilst in a convoy bound for the Middle East the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, triggering Allied entry into the Pacific War. Hastily regrouped and ordered to the Far East, the now ill-equipped convoy peeled off for Java and elsewhere. Slipping the moorings, Jack could not have known that years of captivity and brutality, starvation and forced labour, and yet worse, awaited him.

    This is no cry for revenge but justice, laying bare actions and exposing inaction, demanding long overdue apologies and uncovering past atrocities. It is also a moment of reflection on the forgotten armies of the Far East, in remembering each subsequent generation owes a great unpaid debt of gratitude to those who gave so much for our present freedom. The price of that freedom was by no means free.


  • Reviews

    Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman

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    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Harper Collins
    Pages: 435
    Release date: 09/07/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?

    Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

    As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

    But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

    Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?


  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett (Extract)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett, and I am bringing you an extract from the novel. Enjoy!


    Title: F.O.X.E.S (STAGS #3)
    Author: M. A. Bennett
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 304
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Greer has just recovered from her terrifying experience during the STAGS play. Was she really put on trial by the sinister Dark Order of the Grand Stag? Or was it purely her overheated imagination? The imprint of an ‘M’ for murderer that has appeared on her thumb, though, is puzzling but incomplete evidence . . .

    Meanwhile Ty is staying on at Longcross Manor and Greer, Nel and Shafeen are increasingly worried for her safety. When Ty sends a cryptic message directing them to Cumberland Place, the de Warlencourts’ palatial home in London, they decide to risk a visit. There they meet Henry’s grieving parents, Rollo and Caro. Rollo is arrogant, entitled and not overly grieving. Caro, however, while superficially charming, is clearly pushed to the brink of madness by Henry’s death, insisting that Henry is still alive. Which is clearly impossible . . . but Greer has her own troubling doubts about Henry’s death which make it hard to dismiss Caro completely . . .

    Can Greer, Shafeen and Nel work out what Rollo de Warlencourt is planning for his deadly Boxing Day Hunt at Longcross in time to save Ty – who has now gone silent? Or will history horribly repeat itself?

    A thrilling, richly complex instalment in the STAGS series


  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Review)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!


    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 06/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Summary: It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

    Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball … are forfeit.

    But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world …

    An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!


  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today’s post is my stop on the blog tour for The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell, and I am bringing you a guest post from Paul himself, where he shares what inspired him to write The Great Revolt. Enjoy!


    Title: The Great Revolt
    Author: Paul Dowswell
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: MG Historical
    Page Count: 288
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54363901-the-great-revolt 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Revolt-Paul-Dowswell/dp/1472968425 
    Summary: Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights to move freely or earn wages for their work. Tilda is desperate for a better life than the village can offer, so when the villagers begin to rebel she is swept up in the excitement. Tilda and her father travel to London with the others to petition the king, but the peaceful rebellion they hoped for soon ignites into violence, mayhem and treachery. Tilda’s fight for a better life is only just beginning… This page-turning adventure sheds new light on a period of history which is covered in the KS3 curriculum, and will have readers gripped from start to finish.


  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!


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    Title: The Crow Rider
    Author: Kalyn Josephson
    Genre: Fantasy
    Publication Date: 1st August 2020
    Page Count: 352
    Publisher: Sourcefire Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42374300-the-crow-rider 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crow-Rider-Storm/dp/1492672963
    Summary: The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.

    Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

    But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

    As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.


  • Read-A-Thon,  TBR

    UKYA Readathon TBR

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    Hey guys. Today I am doing my TBR for the UKYA Readathon, hosted by Nikki from Books and Lemon Squash. You can find her announcement post with all the information and prompts here. She has also shared some recommendations for each prompt, so be sure to check out her post if you need some inspiration. The readathon is running through all of August, and the aim is to read UKYA books.


  • Uncategorized

    Blog Tour: Hidden Intentions by Dave Flint (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Hidden Intentions by Dave Flint and I am bringing you a guest post by Dave himself. Enjoy!


    Hidden Intentions

    Title: Hidden Intentions
    Author: Dave Flint
    Release Date: 21st July 2020
    Genre: Mystery
    Page Count: 366
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54461024-hidden-intentions 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Intentions-Dave-Flint/dp/1913340848
    Summary: Toby could… and Toby would.

    ‘Enjoy yourself as you rot, old man. And you’re not my dad – you never were.’ Southern England, September 1957

    When thirteen-year-old Toby Mitcher’s mum collapses, never to wake up, Toby’s alcoholic stepfather becomes his legal guardian. He thought life couldn’t get much worse, but was he wrong.

    Time passes, and an orderly direction comes into his life. That is until problems start and the disappearances begin.

    No more being put upon or allowing bad situations to happen.

    From now on, Toby is in control. Or is he?