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New Year’s Resolution Book Tag

I know it’s nearing the end of January, but having a little bit of time to think about this tag has actually made it much easier to finish! I saw it doing the round at the end of last year/beginning of this year, and when my friend Emma @ The Terror of Knowing posted hers the other day I thought now was the perfect time! Here goes: Continue reading “New Year’s Resolution Book Tag”

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24 in 48 Readathon | Updates

Hello there, and welcome to Liz’s late but made it updates post for January 2019’s 24 in 48 readathon. I signed up yesterday and was absolutely going to post early this morning, but if I am honest I got completely distracted by reading, and that’s the point of this whole thing so I am trying to not let it annoy me too much. I’ve added my goals and TBR to the post too, to remind me/us of what I said I wanted to do and to tick things off as I go! Continue reading “24 in 48 Readathon | Updates”

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Gentleman Sinner | Review

Title: Gentleman Sinner

Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas

Rating: 3 Stars

Dates read: 19 Jan 19 – 20 Jan 19

Publication date: 05 Feb 19

Publisher: Orion Publishing

Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Description:

His scars run deep.
His love runs fierce.

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Now, she has a built a stable life, making caring for others her mission. But one act of kindness upends her efforts when the notorious and wildly attractive Theo Kane crashes into her world.

His reputation is terrifying yet with Izzy Theo is tender-a complete gentleman-and she falls hard. As Theo’s demons come to light Izzy knows she should run, but she can’t leave, not now. Yet staying together could doom them both.

*I received an eARC of this book courtesy of Orion Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*
*SPOILER WARNING*

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T5W: Top of My TBR Pile

Happy hump day friends, how are we all doing? It’s apparently the worst week of the year right now so I’m quite pleased we have a topic that is looking forwards and not backwards, and that is most definitely hunting for the good things. I think it’s safe to say that my TBR fluctuates with the best of them and that at any time what I want to read is constantly changing, so it’s nice to take stock and have a think about what is currently top of my TBR pile.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Top of My TBR Pile”

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The Charmed Life of Alex Moore | Review

Title: The Charmed Life of Alex Moore

Author: Molly Flatt

Rating: 1 Star

Dates read: 05 Jan 19 – 19 Jan 19

Publication date: 03 May 2018

Publisher: Macmillan

Genre(s): Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, IDK

Description:

There are success stories – and there are true stories

How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go . . . right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, feeling her potential quietly slip away. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one of London’s fastest rising tech stars. At thirty-one, her life has just begun. But Alex’s transformation isn’t easy for those around her. Her friends are struggling to accept her rapid success, her parents worry she’s burning out and her fiancé is getting cold feet.

Then weird things start to happen. Muggings, stalkers – even a wild claim that she murdered a stranger. But when Alex visits the Orkney Islands to recharge, weird turns into WTF. Because there she discovers the world’s oldest secret – and it’s a secret that Alex’s stratospheric rise has royally messed up.

Full of heart and humour, this is a very modern adventure with a most unexpected twist.

*I received this eARC courtesy of Macmillan and NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review* Continue reading “The Charmed Life of Alex Moore | Review”

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Seafire | Review

Title: Seafire

Author: Natalie C. Parker

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 01 Jan 19 – 03 Jan 19

Publication date: 28 Aug 2018

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Description:

A warlord killed Caledonia’s parents and kidnapped her brother. Now, on the deadly Bullet seas, Captain Caledonia Styx and her all-female crew are ready for revenge.

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for? Continue reading “Seafire | Review”