'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Thursday, 30 November 2017

2018 Anticipated Reads: Part 2

Hello everyone! I'm back with round 2 in my most anticipated 2018 reads. I love the chance to lose myself in new worlds and 2018 promises to be a corker. Here are another three books that I am looking forward to next year:



Everless
Everless by Sara Holland

I am a sucker for YA fantasy so when the cover alone popped up on my radar I was intrigued. Set in the land of Sempera, the rich control everything including time. Hours are bound in iron coins and allowing the rich to live for centuries and the poor to bleed themselves dry. It sounds like Red Queen meets In Time and I can't wait to sink into this world.




How Do You Like Me Now?
How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

I would read Holly Bourne's shopping list, so when it was announced that she would be releasing her first adult book I knew it was going to be something that was going to be shooting to the top of my TBR pile. Pitched as 'a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties' it sounds like a book that is right up my street. Although not quite 30, all of my friends are starting to get married or have babies so this sounds like a refreshing and hilarious book that will resonate with many of us!



The Queens of Innis LearThe Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton


It's a fantasy retelling of King Lear and that is literally all I needed to know. King Lear is my all time favourite Shakespeare play and when I stumbled across this book there was no hesitation in my mind about needing it in my life. The erratic decisions of a prophecy obsessed king leaves the Innis Lear without its magic. The islands only chance is the realm has of survival is the crowning of a new monarch to resurrect magic and to defend the land. With the king refusing to crown an heir until the longest night of the year, the sisters prepare for war. How good does this sound?!

 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

2018 Anticipated Reads: Part 1

Hello everyone! With 2018 just around the corner, I thought I would start compiling my most anticipated reads that are coming in 2018. This next year promises a wealth of wonderful books and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Super Thursday: My Wishlist

Hey guys! So today is Super Thursday in the book world where 505 hardbacks are released into the wild. It's one of my favourite bookish days - I love seeing all of the new books released and the excitement that comes with it. With so many books flying out, I thought I'd showcase some of my personal highlights that I can't wait to get my hands on. 

Monday, 2 October 2017

I Put A Spell On You: Halloween Reads

(c) Barnes & Noble
Hey guys! Long time, no speak? Things have been a little hectic in my personal life these last few months so the blog has been a little neglected. October seems like the perfect month to bounce back! I love Halloween and adore the Autumn so today I'm bringing you some of the books that I'm looking forward to reading this Halloween.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

BLOG TOUR: Masquerade - Laura Lam

IT'S FINALLY HERE! If you've been following my blog from the start, then you know I've been a huge fan of Laura Lam's Micah Grey series and how sad I was when Strange Chemistry went under. Since then, Laura's published the amazing False Hearts with Tor and now we will finally have the third and final book in the Micah Grey trilogy. Following on from Pantomime and Shadowplay, the trilogy will finally be complete and I am so excited! So without further ado, here is a snippet from Masquerade with an explanation of the research behind it from Laura:

Friday, 24 February 2017

We're Going Through Changes...

Hello hello hello everyone. You may (or may not) have noticed that this blog has been looking a little bare these last two years, and in all honesty, it's in part to do with me, and in part to do with the changes in the blogging community. Since I last posted a life update, I have been lucky to have 3 different jobs in publishing, with the most recent starting on Monday, I've attended so many different music gigs, my first festival, lost my best friend and greatest dog known to man and fallen out of love with my blog... it's been pretty hectic. Be warned, this is going to be a long and rambling post.

Monday, 23 January 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Watcher - Ross Armstrong

Today on the blog, Ross Armstrong author of the psychological thriller The Watcher stops by to talk about 'viewers' and how Alfred Hitchcock influenced his work.

Monday, 16 January 2017

BLOG TOUR: Gilded Cage - Vic James

Today I have the wonderful Vic James on the blog talking about the location inspiration behind Gilded Cage, her debut novel and Wattpad sensation! Gilded Cage by Vic James is the first installment of the Dark Gifts Trilogy. It is published in paperback 26 January 2017 by Pan Macmillan £7.99