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Blog Tour: Heavenward

Today I’m bringing you a special post – my first ever review for a blog tour. I was asked by the lovely Melanie, from Fraser’s Fun House, whether I would like to take part in this blog tour for Heavenward by Olga Gibbs. As soon as I read the synopsis I just knew I had to – celestial beings, conflict, and the fate of humanity resting in the hands of one girl who has been thrown into a completely new world. YES PLEASE! Synopsis: With the power to end the world, would  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Books, Children's

Schmuck the Buck

Happy 1st December! It’s practically Christmas already! Hands up who else is excited? Aside from the food (is there anything better than Christmas food?), my favourite thing about Christmas is picking something special for someone I love and care about and seeing their face light up when they unwrap it. If you’re looking for a gorgeous Christmas-themed book for that little person in your life then look no further! Schmuck the Buck is a heartwarming tale of an unconventional  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Science Fiction, YA

This Mortal Coil

Synopsis: When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements, she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. But only if she can find and decrypt it… if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Siege and Storm (Grisha Trilogy #2)

Synopsis: Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a new life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Mystery, Suspense

And Then You Were Gone

Synopsis: After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees – wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift… and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there’s no way Paolo  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Scythe

Synopsis: In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Suspense

House on Fire

Synopsis: Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete’s son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Chrissy, at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, YA

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Final Girls

Synopsis: Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret. The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever  ...

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