• TBR

    January 2021 TBR

    Hey friends! This year I’m going to really try and find a format of TBR and Wrap Up posts that works for me, and actually post them monthly. In January I really want to focus on finishing some of the series I started in 2020, so I’ve picked 2 to focus on. All my options are large fantasy series, so I didn’t want to overwhelm myself by trying to read too many. I also have a few other books I want to get to this month, some review copies and audiobooks. 

    Without further ado, here are the books I plan to read this month. Let me know in the comments if you have read any of them, and what you’re planning to read this month!

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: The Cousins by Karen M McManus

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Cousins by Karen M McManus and I am bringing you my review. Enjoy!

    The CousinsThe Cousins by Karen M McManus
    Genre: Thriller
    Published by: Penguin
    Pages: 304
    Release date: 03/12/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads
    Summary: The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: You know what you did.

    They never hear from her again.

    Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.

    This entire family is built on secrets, right? It’s the Story legacy.

    This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone.

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Brand New Boy by David Almond

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Brand New Boy by David Almond. I am sharing with you some reasons why I am excited to read this book. Enjoy!

    Brand New Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Almond, David, Altés, Marta: BooksBrand New Boy by David Almond
    Genre: Middle Grade
    Published by: Walker Books
    Pages: 320
    Release date: 05/11/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: “Mam, did you think George was,” I say, “a bit … weird?”

    “Weird? Yes, I suppose so. But you kids are all a bit weird if you ask me. And to tell the truth, it’d be weird if you weren’t.”

    When a new boy joins the class, everyone thinks he’s a bit strange, but he’s brilliant at football and loves crisps, and that’s all that matters to Dan and Maxie. However, the truth about George is stranger than anyone could have imagined … and more sinister, too. Can his new pals help him to become truly free?

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Your Invisible Enemy, Your Invisible Power by Loreen McKellar (Extract)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Your Invisible Enemy, Your Invisible Power by Loreen McKellar, and I am bringing you an extract. Enjoy!

    Your Invisible Enemy, Your Invisible Power by Loreen McKellar
    Genre: Non-fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 99
    Release date: 24/11/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Using scientific research to back up popular law of attraction teachings Your Invisible Enemy, Your Invisible Power is the first book to identify that significant numbers of fans of the law of attraction are suffering from depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviours as a consequence of growing up in a dysfunctional household. This experience has left them unable to benefit from the law of attraction. “Overcoming the lingering effects of childhood trauma is what causes the mental, emotional, and spiritual shift that allows the law of attraction to work.” The self-doubt and fear learned in your dysfunctional childhood is an invisible enemy sabotaging your very best efforts to live the life you want. Facing your past, feeling the pain and finding faith and purpose will release you from denial and project you into a powerful new world where a myriad of possibilities will reveal themselves. This book will give you clear-cut directions on how to recover from the past, find your purpose and prosper.

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Little Book of Cross Stitch by Geeky Stitching Company (Extract)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Little Book of Cross Stitch by Geeky Stitching Company, and I am bringing you an extract. Enjoy!

    Little Book of Cross Stitch by the Geeky Stitching Company
    Genre: Non-fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 80
    Release date: 26/11/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: You will find over thirty of our bestselling designs in this book as well as seven new patterns to stitch up, we have everything from rainbows to fluffy animals and not a country cottage in sight!

    A great book for beginners as well as experienced stitchers who are fans of stitching cute stuff and fun puns.

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: Breeze by Sarah Asuquo (Guest Post)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Breeze by Sarah Asuquo, and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Breeze by Sarah Asuquo
    Genre: Young Adult
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 130
    Release date: 17/11/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Being a teenager is complicated enough. Add a superpower to the mix, and it gives “glow up” a whole new meaning.

    At Aspire Academy, East London, there are countless cliques and weekly trends, but Breeze isn’t interested in any of that; she’s not like most of the girls in her school. There’s only one place at Aspire where Breeze feels like she truly belongs. The track.

    Breeze is a gifted athlete and the national champion for the 100-metre sprint. However, she is astonished when she discovers that her talent is also her superpower! With her power comes popularity but also duty. She is given a secret mission (which could change the fate of her school FOREVER), but to succeed, she must put aside her desire to maintain her new status and realise the true purpose of her gift.

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  • 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.

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  • 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..

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  • 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!

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