BLOG TOUR: The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward

The Cost of LivingTitle: The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward
Pages: 320
Published by: Sandstone Press
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

When a young woman is brutally attacked on her way home from the local supermarket, checkout girl Bea is determined to find out who’s responsible. She enlists the help of Ant, the seemingly gormless new trainee – but can she really trust him? Customers and colleagues become suspects, secrets are uncovered, and while fear stalks the town, Bea risks losing the people she loves most.

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BLOG TOUR: Wychwood by George Mann

WychwoodTitle: Wychwood by George Mann
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Myers is back in her mum’s house in the sleepy Oxfordshire village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes the symbols from an ancient local myth of the Carrion King, a Saxon magician who once held a malevolent court deep in the Wychwoods. As more murders follow, Elspeth joins her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw to investigate, and the two discover sinister village secrets harping back decades.

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Top 5 Favourite Books!

Hey guys! A lot of you are probably thinking that it’s impossible to narrow down five favourite books from the hundreds you own but these are some that I just love so much. Whenever someone asks me what my favourite books are I automatically list these five. So I thought I would share them with you all and it’s a very odd mix! Enjoy!

the book thief1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This is my favourite book, ever. Whenever someone asks me what my favourite book is I always say The Book Thief and if they ask me why I say because it’s narrated by Death. This is the most intriguing book I’ve ever read. I bloody loved it. Death is so interesting as a narrator and I loved all the random facts we were given. It puts Death in a different light because you start to see him as a person who has feelings just like we do. It was just an extremely captivating story and I became so attached to all of the characters. The ending was so emotional I cried for a while after I’d finished it. This is honestly one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read and I’m so glad it exists!

 

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Life/Blog Update!

Hey guys! I don’t normally do these kinds of posts but next week there will be a slight change to my posting schedule! I applied for a job a few weeks ago and was absolutely thrilled to be offered the position! It’s Monday to Friday 40hrs per week so I’m going to have very little time to read or work on my blog. I currently post three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday but starting from next week I will only be posting Wednesday and Friday. I think it’s going to be difficult to post three times a week with a full time job so hopefully I can manage two times a week instead.

Thought I’d throw in a couple of book pictures for you all!

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I’ve been so busy this week with work that I haven’t really had as much time to dedicate to my blog as I’d have liked. With that being said, I hope you don’t mind me doing a WWW Wednesday post today just because it’s quick and easy to do! I also have an update post coming for you on Friday because there might be a slight change to my blogging schedule next month. I’ll explain why in that post but for now lets get into today’s post!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward: This was kindly sent to me by the publisher for review and I’m also taking part in a blog tour for it! I’m in a mad dash to finish it this week because the blog tour takes place when I’m on holiday. I want to have my review written up and scheduled to post so even if I only have a little free time I’m shoving my nose in this book! It’s really good so far but it’s very slow and not a lot is happening. I like the characters and I like that they work in a supermarket. It’s so normal and really relatable, especially if you work in retail.

Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian: Admittedly, I’m not very far in this book yet but what I have read is quite good. I’m liking it so far and hoping to give it my full attention when I finish The Cost of Living! This was also sent to me for review and it focuses on mental illness which was what drew me to it. I have only read a few books about this but I loved them both so hopefully I love this one too!

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Book Series I’ve Quit!

Hey guys! I always talk about series I bloody adore and have become attached to but I don’t really talk about ones I haven’t got on with! I thought it’d be interesting for you guys to see what series I have recently quit reading. I have nothing against these authors, I just didn’t like these particular series. If you guys like them, that’s great! Plenty of people do as these are popular series but they just weren’t for me! So without further ado, lets get into it!

1) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This is one of those rare hyped series where I’ve read it and just hated everything about it. I noticed a lot of spelling mistakes and errors in the first book and it completely put me off. I hate seeing books with errors. I don’t mind the odd one or two but this one had so many. I didn’t like the plot. I thought it was very boring and whenever anything exciting happened it was conveniently solved a couple paragraphs later. I didn’t like the characters at all and I just couldn’t connect with any of them. When the second book came out I read a few reviews and they all said if they didn’t like the first book then you won’t like this one. So instead of possibly wasting my money I decided to just quit this series. I have no regrets and I donated the first book to a charity shop because I didn’t see the point in keeping it.

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September TBR!

Hey guys! This month is going to be absolutely fantastic for me! I’m going on holiday for two weeks during the middle of the month so I have been planning what books to take with me. I’m taking a couple physical copies and the rest will be on my Kindle because it will just be easier to carry them around since we will be travelling a lot. The physical copies I am taking I have been waiting months for them to come out. They are two of my most anticipated releases so of course I have to take them on holiday! So without further ado, lets get into it!

Wonder Woman1) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

I can’t believe this book is finally here! Like many others I pre-ordered it months ago and have been eagerly awaiting its release! I ordered the paperback copy and the signed limited edition hardback! The hardback is a very simple design but it’s absolutely beautiful! I really hope they do the limited editions for the rest of the DC Icons books because that would be amazing! I haven’t read any of Leigh’s books but I do own her Six of Crows duology. I’m so excited to finally see what her writing is like and find out why she is such a popular author.

 

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