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Oliver Doliver’s Dinosaur Comes to Stay | 5* Review

Title: Oliver Doliver’s Dinosaur Comes to Stay

Author: Papa Perkins

Rating: 3 stars

Dates read: 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 06 Feb 20

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Children’s, Picture Books

Description:

Oliver Deliver (who is really just Oliver but he does like having both names) will be mostly Oliver in this story. Oliver is six years (and one month) old and has a friend who is a Dinosaur called Aya Buddn.

This is the story of how they met!

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Clink Street Publishing as part of their Oliver Doliver blog tour*

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Girl, Woman, Other | Review

Title: Girl, Woman, Other

Author: Bernadine Evaristo

Rating: 5 stars

Dates read: 25 Nov 19 – 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 02 May 19

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton – Penguin Books UK

Genre(s): Contemporary, Feminism, Short Stories

Description:

This is Britain as you’ve never seen it.

This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Penguin Books UK in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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Pillow Thoughts | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts

Author: Courtney Peppernell

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 01 Jan 20 – 02Jan 20

Publication date: 05 Oct 2016

Publisher: Andrews Mckeel

Genre(s): LGBT, Poetry

Description:

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions.

It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

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Tweet Cute | Review

Title: Tweet Cute

Author: Emma Lord

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 09 Jan 20 – 13 Jan 20

Publication date: 21 Jan 20

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre(s): YA Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese — that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life — on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate — people on the internet are shipping them?? — their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of St Martin’s Press as part of their Tweet Cute Blog Tour*

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The Red Book | Review

Title: The Red Book

Author: Davide Cortellucci

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 18 Dec 19

Publication date: 09 Sep 19

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Description:

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THOUGHTS.

Martin’s life as he knows it has turned upside-down, and he decides to embark on a trip to give sense to his existence. Via coincidences and fabricated non-coincidences, he finds a group of people that helps him enhance the power of his thoughts to modify the physical world around him. In a journey within a journey, Martin discovers the powers of visualisation and its pull. And he acknowledges why he’s flooded by negative feelings when he’s close to certain people.

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE ENEMIES.

Unless Martin finds the strength within himself to fight, he and everyone around him will cease to exist.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their The Red Book Blog Tour*

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TBR Alphabet Tag

Hello lovely bibliophiles! It’s been a long while since I have completed a tag huh! I miss doing them, they’re fun and they really make you think about your books, your TBR, your bookish opinions, and if I am honest I am glad to be tagged and taking part again. This tag is a long(ish) one so instead of sitting here chatting, I am going to get on with the show.

The lovely Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading tagged me in the TBR Alphabet Tag. It’s premise is simple, list a book for each letter of the alphabet that you have been meaning to read. Continue reading “TBR Alphabet Tag”

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The King’s Prerogative | Review

Title: The King’s Prerogative

Author: Iain Colvin

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dates read: 10 Dec 19

Publication date: 30 Jul 19

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Thriller

Description:

Scotland, 1983.

Craig Dunlop is bored. Bored of his job, his town, his life.

After a family bereavement, Craig inherits an old heirloom; a wallet given to his grandfather during the war by none other than the deputy leader of Nazi Germany, Rudolf Hess.

The wallet has hidden a secret for forty years, and when Craig stumbles upon it, a chain of events is set in motion that lead to him becoming a hunted man.

Finding himself in a race to unravel a mystery that could shake the very foundations of the British establishment, Craig must find answers before the police catch up with him, or worse still, he is made to disappear forever, along with the secret of The King’s Prerogative.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their 12 Days of Clink Street Publishing Blog Tour*

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The Prison Doctor | Review

Title: The Prison Doctor

Author: Dr. Amanda Brown

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 27 Aug 19 – 30 Aug 19

Publication date: 13 Jun 2019

Publisher: HQ

Genre(s): Memoir, Prison

Description:

Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.

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I Will Miss You Tomorrow | Review

Title: I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Author: Heine Bakkeid (Translator: Anne Bruce)

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 22 Nov 19 – 24 Nov 19

Publication date: 14 Nov 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Raven Books

Genre(s): Crime, Nordic Noir, Thriller

Description:

The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever.

Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.

Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?

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